Monday, December 22, 2014

The Faerie Tales of Violette

it's just a faerie tale

the cherry blossom girl
Self Portrait by Alice Saga

Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

please dear god in the heavens, have mercy upon my soul
- the angel prayed
A Self Portrait by Alice Saga

princesse tuvstarr
Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

the may queen
Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

mirror mirror;0)!
the candy cake witch
Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

Self Portrait by Alice Saga

i am a dream
I am A Dream

Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

Self Portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

i am working on my it's just a faerie tale series of self portraits. some are just a character and one image; and some are tales.

i thought this was to be over the course of one year but i see it as my main focus for the whole of 2015.

tomorrow i am going home:))) to sweden that is.

much love
alice solantania saga

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Dulwich Saturday Preparing Tomorrow's Tuvstarr

Wells Park, The Gardens in East Dulwich, Doughnuts and The Kinfolk Table
clock wise from top left: 

this morning:) wells park in forest hill. the cats in the gardens where i live is to adore. to devour at the dulwich bakery. that book, a wish for christmas, the kinfolk table. such beauty.

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doodling doodling an ape haha. please laugh with me, not at;0)!
the dulwich sky. tuesday morning i am sitting in one of those!

Princess Tuvstarr in Dulwich Woods
a taste from my tuvstarr shoot i created yesterday morning. this is the beginning of the tale i decided. she has freedom after having escaped the castle of dreams to explore reality. little does she know at the moment how the world is to tear her apart.

today's little quote

have the courage
to stand alone
when you
no matter
how sparse your
no matter
how dark the night,
stand tall
and damn
the rest.


i am tuvstarr at the moment. i feel like nothing else can be done. so to distract myself i decided to create an extra long morning walk to get lost with the hilariousness of ingemar, peter & linda whom host a morning show on the swedish radio only to afterwards devour games of thrones. today i got lost in the worlds of aria & tyriann. in the early afternoon i went to the shops in dulwich trying to get a christmas spirit but no, i am tuvstarr so gave up and went home to do my doodling:) yes that did help. i know my tale so well that i do not need to do much planning, just as long i know the location i am to be in i am fine. tomorrow is to be exciting because yesterday i found the crown for her:))) now i am to devour brooke shaden on youtube, she is such an inspirational creature. i need to plan the road of the faerie tales of violette and she has millions of ideas.

i wish you a beautiful rest of saturday.

alice solantania saga

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Wanna Be My Valentine Inspirational Thursday;0)!

wanna be valentines:)?
Let's Be Valentines
created this yesterday, had such a creative day!

wanna??? i am talking to you cute guy in the woods.
See by Chloe dress

See by Chloe as worn by Alice Solantania Saga
a wanna be my valentine outfit

antique cross necklace
gabor shoes

of course my morning was spent here:) dulwich woods.
Dulwich Wood

ended up in caffe nero:) soy latte perfection! doodling away on my 12 day's to christmas collage/ drawing. to just create and not worrying about it being good is such a wonderful thing.
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Let's Draw Animals & Instant Love

st. michael's church in camden
St. Michaels's Church

purple perfection at the cob gallery by shae detar. this beauty is called "among us"!
Shae DeTar at The Cob Gallery in London

the reason i went to camden was because of an exhibition at the cob gallery called "ritual". all artists shown are female. it was so much inspiration that i will probably create a blog post just about this tomorrow. if you are in london, go now. more info here!

tomorrow i am to create the 4th image of my tuvstarr tale. i hope for sunshine and it being not too 
cold. yesterday's shoot (3rd image of the tale) was the best one so far, i had that one after five images. still did some variations because i could, it was kind of warm & the best light ever.

here's a quote that i am extra fond of. always remember that
 this is your life

"this is your life.
do what you love,
and do it often.
if you don't like something , change it.
if you don't like your job, quit.
if you don't have enough time, stop watching tv.
if you are looking for the love of your life, stop;
they will be waiting for you when you
start doing things you love.
stop over analysing, all emotions are beautiful. 
life is simple.
when you eat, appreciate
every last bite.
open your mind, arms, and heart to new things
and people, we are united in our differences.
ask the next person you see what their passion is,
and share your inspiring dream with them.
travel often; getting lost will
help you find yourself.
some opportunities only come ones, seize them.
life is about the people you meet, and
the things you create with them
so go out and start creating.
life is short.
live your dream
share your passion."

live your dream
share your passion

much love
alice solantania saga

(Images in my collage that are not by me are taken from my pinterest (re-pinned)& tumblr (re-blogged), please let me know if I have used your image and you want to be credited and I will do asap!)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Princess Tuvstarr Magic, Santa Claus, A Pony & Some Faerie Tales of Violette:)

hey beautiful creatures:)

i am devouring my house at this hour for once! today has been brilliant. created a long walk together with games of thrones this morning and too decided where to create todays tuvstarr. came home and transformed into my princess, then took the bus to go back to the woods:) i met such a cute guy there today. i should probably always spend some time there around noon;0)! walked back home to visit franklins where i created a collage which i called wanna be my valentine? wonder why on earth that title came to mind haha. did too my drawing on my collage 12 days before christmas. came home and dressed cosy and remembered some food thingies that i needed for dinner so had to go back to our main street here in dulwich and could not resist my fave antique store. found out they have lost there lease:(((((( so come february it will be gone. they are to retire and i hope that is what they want anyways. i will miss my shop. it's where sweetness was found. 

so in images:
Santa Claus Dulwich Woods Franklins and a Pony

Beyond Retro cardigan and a Vintage Victorian cotton dress


top image, clockwise from top left: santa in one of our flower shop windows. adorable. my set up to do create part 3 of my tuvstarr tale, i got so muddy. at franklins about to draw some tiny cuteness thingies. that pony:) at north cross road antiques. bottom image: me at franklins. still wearing my tuvstarr gown so had to have a cardie to look decent.

"above all, do not lose your desire to walk. everyday, i walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. i have walked myself into my best thoughts, and i know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. thus if one just keeps on  walking, everything will be all right."

my morning come to conclusions about all aspects of my life or to disappear into other worlds and forget reality for a couple of hours. come to think of it, i do both every single morning. to just keep on walking and all good things comes and the bad goes away.

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