Saturday, April 25, 2015

Meet The Devouring Tulip

 devour everything 
be drunk

on wine, poetry & virtue

yesterday while creating my morning walk in the woods of dulwich, i listened to filip & fredrik illuminating the world podcast. they were talking about this new pod that is created by one of sweden's most respected actors, mikael persbrandt (also being the sexiest man ever). of course i subscribed immediately to it, it is called "i am". such a beautiful pod cast. it is full of poetry, music and his thoughts on a journey where he is to find out if he is bi-polar, and if he is, to get the tools to handle his life a tiny bit better.

he read this poem 

i think a lot of people can relate to this!
to disappear from reality
at all times

(sorry for all my non swede readers)

man måste alltid vara berusad. det är allt: det är det enda det är frågan om. för att inte känna tidens förfärliga börda som knäcker era skuldror och böjer er mot marken, måste ni berusa er utan uppehåll. men med vad? med vin, med poesi eller med dygd, allt efter behag. men berusa er! och om någon gång, på trappan till ett palats, på det gröna gräset i ett dike, i ert rums dystra ensamhet, ni vaknar, och berusningen redan är förminskad eller försvunnen, fråga vinden, vågen, stjärnan, fågeln, klockan, allt det som flyr, allt det som kvider, allt det som rullar, allt det som sjunger, allt det som talar, fråga vilken tid det är; och vinden, vågen, stjärnan, fågeln, klockan, skall svara er: det är tid att berusa sig! för att inte vara tidens plågade slavar, berusa er utan uppehåll! med vin, med poesi eller med dygd, allt efter behag.

- charles baudelaire

meet the devouring tulip
also known as alice;0)!
vintage outfit

Vintage Outfit

Vintage Outfit

Vintage Outfit

a tulip outfit

antique cross necklace
office green as in envy ballerinas

 that garden:)))
right now in dulwich park, london

devour it all beautiful readers
alice solantania saga

i also learned while listening to perfection mikael that he can sing:) like leonard cohen! someone you love from the movie of the same name.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today I Am Candy Cute Brilliant

tiny correction
 i am always candy cute brilliant!
of course:)

started the day off beautifully! early as i prefer while listening to the swedish radio. then a new episode of filip & fredrik arrived which had me laughing out loud only god knows how many times:))

now i am out to devour & capture my house to be.
 in full sunshine mode!

Cute Outfit
a candy brilliance outfit

top shop candy jumper
grandma's gold heart
office green as in envy ballerinas
braids by moi

one year ago today
this creature happened:)))
Cuteness Cat

empathetic people - dreamers & idealists - have this sort of accidental power. most spend their early years ridden with self-doubt, insecurity, and people pleasing habits. but their journey is inevitably derailed when this comfortable life gets uprooted by an unexpected darkness. suddenly their trusted methods no longer seem to bring them happiness. at first this depression convinces them that they might never feel joyful again. but ultimately, it sets them a quest for something more - for love, justice and wisdom. once this adventure begins, there is no stopping a dreamer. and when dreamers unite? well, that's how we start to change the world.

-author unknown
(found quote here)

i am on a quest for love, justice, wisdom & to capture devouring beauty. the adventure has begun.

i wish you a happiness thursday
alice solantania saga

Monday, April 20, 2015

Diary 270: A Magic Cherry Blossom Garden Party Weekend

i am devouring beauty at the moment. it feeds my whole existence. one year ago i started my first self-portrait project, the cherry blossom girl! now i am capturing these amazingly beautiful flowers with my polaroid camera, sort of like a side project to the former.....or maybe it should belong to my fairy pagan poetry tales of london project:)? we'll see!
Cherry Blossom Trees

cherry blossoms perfection

dulwich park
Cherry Blossoms

forest hill
Cherry Blossoms

peckham rye park
Cherry Blossoms

dulwich village
Cherry Blossom Tree

peckham rye park
Cherry Blossom Tree

 the horniman museum & gardens in forest hill
Cherry Blossoms

some other beauties

belair park in dulwich
spring flowers

i mean...look at this house:) dulwich perfection!
Dulwich Village

a location for my faerie of the flower shoot:)?
discovered this morning
Peckham Rye Common

a weekend of mine!

my friday could have, to put it mildly,  been better! but then saturday came and i had a garden party to attend:) i have a new wonderful friend, his name is john and he had invited me. we are neighbours! he helped me out in an emergency situation a couple of weeks ago and am very grateful for that situation to have happened, since it gave me a new friend:) to be with his family and some good friends of his was the best time i have had in ages. so much fun! so much laughter coming from me:) real laughter! so much wine & so much amazing foods that john had cooked himself. sunday i spent creating beautiful images of spring & thinking of where my flower faeries could be shot:)

spring heaven!

dream with the dreamers and invent
things you never knew you had in you.
think with the thinkers and discover
ideas that mold who you are. smile at
strangers and make friends that last
a life time. laugh with friends and
let those memories burn through your
heart. travel with travelers and
explore a life beyond your imagination.
love only one, and grow old with your
best friend. let these things bring
fire to your soul. so when you look
back at your life, you'll have no
regrets. and you can leave this place,
better then when you found it.

today i went to central london to get some polaroid film & to get some trimmings to create bows for my hair, one colour for each faerie. then i went straight to the swedish church where i ran in to this lovely girl, åsa whom is the editor of the church magazine. i might contribute soon:) prepped this blog post over there while devouring swedish gossip magazines!!! now = sitting at this lovely pub in marylebone, the royal oak!

sunshine happiness
alice solantania saga