Monday, June 04, 2018

THE FLOWERY MAIDEN

hi lovely blessed beautiful creatures:)))

how are you? it's june can you believe??? summer is officially happening! 
i am still daily building up my life, my habits and routines...the organization of my flat...drying flowers...taking a butterfly painting class...learning from all my art classes i have bought online...and there is a new obsession of mine...that of jamie beck of annstreetstudios!!! i can not get enough of this womanπŸ’œjamie is my inspiration for this year of 2018!!! so it's been many tube rides watching her instastories which are always magnificentπŸ’“too her spotify playlist = magically beautiful, in fact i am listening to this now😊


today was creation day for me
this light of our monday morning was delicious

i have been working on my flowery maiden portrait for some while. the wonderful bonnet was created specially for me of a wonderful talent on etsy, starlite. the ballerina show dress i found at beyond retro a few years back in its dalston location. i need to go back there soon:)))

here is one image i really like
so now 
work magic with  post production 
 let's see how i can transform this photo:)))

on my way home, it's only 5.45 am and i am doneπŸ’œπŸ˜Š
feeling happy 
  tinted my hair tiny violette & tiny pink for this occasion of today

that bonnetπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ˜Š
it's a wrap!!!

at home i at once uploaded my photos to lightroom
i only needed to take 28 images today and that included testing the light and where i am supposed to stand images. 


the wonders of spring
 and the magic of england

here are a few images i have worked on since i created my last shoot a couple of weeks ago

the trinity of wonder
the sisters of violette

oh dear heaven on earth

i created a self-portrait and a poem for the swedish church in london, and its new issue of their magazine, kyrkobladet.

...

mornings with violette

i am waking up filled with a childlike joy.
another day i have never seen before i think to myself.
hello discover & wonder

a faerie dress is put on before asking...mirror mirror magic, please tell me who is to have the most blessedness of days?
then i am stumbling out ready for adventure.
hello quirky gratefulness

meow she says greeting me. caressing demanding affection.
this fluffy white beauty brings such joys.
hello sweetness i cry

as always the early birds are singing beautifully, each and all of them being proud of its voice as they know only she has her own unique gift to this world.
oh this planet filled with such life i reminiscence.
hello authenticity & joy

the wisdom of the trees whispers to me...grace do remember to have grace. i think to myself "remember kindness dear". remember the knowledge of symbiosis.
hello nature

then cuteness shyness shows up. oh how i love thee, let me count the ways. the princesse of the forest i call ehr. as soon as i lay my eyes on her, she runs away. how i long for the day when these dees ar to trust.
too there are
squireels playing...running up and down trees chasing each other while eating acorns and such.
yes flowers are soon to blossom:)
hello mother earth

i know all this will pass & my time is uncertain.
i ask myself; what is one to do?
to bear the fruit of life, being presently alive to devour ourselves and the whole garden of eden.
open up all the senses given to us.
hello magic beauty

cultivate curiosity
emulate grace
&
then love love love

yes!!!

- alice saga




location scouting the other day
 in a vintage (from beyond retro dalston) playsuit and the moonson butterfly hairpin with my summer sandals by salt-water sandal.

thought i was going to shoot my flowery maiden here
in fact i had decided on it!
 i will use it for something else and use all my beautiful flowers for one more shoot!!!
creativity please!

at home
right now devouring rilke's 
letters to a young poet
 i have too been sorting out my art & reading table...πŸ˜‚

tiny bit better

will put some beeswax as a finish on this one
i have already "framed" it with some textures
the lovely sophie i photographed a couple of years ago for the french publication crash, the story filled with fashion is called "child in time". here she is wearing carven and my own flowery hair pin, it's an image transfer to a wonderful paper i bought in new jersey a couple of years back.
(oh and if you click the link you may be confused...later explaining and such to do)

my painting i had in the exhibiton in loughton is now up on my wall
my wall = a work in progress
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

some mirror selfies
 here i am trying outfits for a gardeness portrait. this is the chloe by phoebe philo dress i talked about in my former post!!! recognize it from one of my self-portraits above?

my top shop dress (that i used for a self-portait i showed in my blogpost "beauty is its own excuse for being") with a butterfly hair accessory from moonson.
my h&m dress with a sunshine straw hat with bow from marks & spencer.
maybe this dress could be used for a portrait by the garden i though my flowery maiden was gonna be shot? again, please dear imagination please me soon now yesterday.

remember
faith hope love
alice saga


Monday, May 21, 2018

THE GARDENESS OF JOY

hi lovely friends:)))
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

this will be a tiny post of mine. today has been one of creation.

the gardeness of joy
 went to richmond from epping 5am this monday morning:) 
the above image is another taste from my self-portrait series of the gardeness.
the morning of may 21st was glorious

the lovely pink dress i found at a charity shop in epping called haven house ( where i volunteer πŸ’œπŸ§‍♀️🧚‍♀️πŸ¦‹πŸ’)

this is me on my way

on location 
behind the scenes

 the above dress is by chloe. 
i bought it from a wonderful sample sale event when
 i worked at the new york times magazine.

this wonder was a companion:)))


at home a first look in lightroom
time to edit😊

i am part of the swedish church magazine in london; 
its newest issue of "kyrkobladet" with a poem and a selfportrait:)))
 this issue is perfection. filled with beautiful illustrationsπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ˜Š
 the above spread is by me:) i will share the poem properly in my next blogpost!

this cover:))) 
adoreπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

as i have mentioned before,
 a painting of mine is part of loughton's art trail. 
went to view it saturday morning:)

i am working on my interiors.
 too to make my flat the ultimate for creation as it possibly can be. my walls are filled beauty. 


 epping epping epping misty mornings = yeeey!!!

du mΓ₯ste finnas
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

xxx
alice saga

Monday, May 14, 2018

TO FULLY REALISE MY HEARTS DEEPEST DESIRES

that is the goal for my life
&
 to inspire that for everyone else to achieve

so far away... day by day though...πŸ’œ

hey lovely beings:)))😊

how are you? i hope spring & may is treating you wellπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ‘Έ

here in wonderland creation is taking place like the blossoming of all beauty our planet is creating at this very moment. spring is such a delight, especially when it's warm and filled with sunshine:))) which yeey we have had some of here, so grateful over this. 

it's been a couple of weeks alright!
 my godparents came to visit me. 
i have created another self-portrait series that i dedicated to tony πŸ’ž
there has too been planning for a couple of other shoots. i have helped out at haven house which is such an adorable place to be involved in. then i have captured beauty on a daily basis. too finished the first book of terry pratchett's triology of the witches, equal rites πŸ’œ and am now almost done with the magic of the second one, wyrd sistersπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• 
and this past friday my little painting, her name is violette,
 was hung up for loughton's art trail which had its opening on saturday. 
i have yet not had the time to go see the whole thing so am a tiny bit excited to go view it 

and then the white wonder flew away to create another life story 
somewhere else
  beyond what i am yet able to see

the joy of life please gift it to me every single day for the rest of my life


to fully realise my hearts deepest desires


a mirror selfie of an  outfit i am to find a magic location to create another image for one of my ongoing series of mine. the wonderful bonnet is created by starlite robinson on etsy, and the faerie dress i found at beyond retro a couple of years ago:)))

a still life of the beautiesπŸ’œ


 some other versions of the self-portraits i created the other day



testing the light before changing outfit

before most shoots i create mood boards
usually for poses and expression inspirations
 as you can see, 
ballet,
 especially the early stages
 of this magic is a huge inspiration of mine
such beauty
πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
all the above images i have found on pinterest which i have re-pinned on my board ballet over there

spring blossoms
devour = yes
 this is all buckhurst hill wonders of spring


this creature is now framed and hung up for loughton's art trail😊

ann & jan-Γ₯ke
my godparents
how i love thee
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
this was the last day we saw eachother, it was such a summery day so beautiful such happiness. see how cute they are:)!??? jan-Γ₯ke has known me since i was born. that is special, very special.
πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

anyways, now we have a new week in front of us. i hope that we all have wonders to look forward to. do you have any philosophy you are trying to live up to for this cute year of 2018 ?( with this i mean as cute as you and i can create it despite such other sadness things are happening on our planet, how else though can we turn things around? it  can only start with you and me right?)

for me personally , as i have mentioned before (i think), 
this is my little philosophy for 2018:

be joy
have grace
create magic beauty

a word that i have in mind
is
kindness


faith hope & love
to you
magical creatures
alice saga


Monday, April 30, 2018

A LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE BONNET WEEK & SUCH GARDEN SPRING ANTOINETTE THINGIES

hey wonderful creatures!!!

i hope your spring is amazingly beautiful. 
i am devouring such blossoms!

the weather though...ohlalala!
trying to stay joyful and grateful despite rain and hard winds, 
it is such a challenge:(

anyways, i have finished the wonderful book of 
by
mr e.m forster
such a delight it has been to this language of his

now i have started a new series by mr terry pratchett, a triology and i am on book one
it is so far
magically fantastically wonderful:)) 
yeeey!

this past week i helped out at the wonderful haven house in epping with a carol as my manager (meet our allie here
...
another day 
...
i too helped out preparing for a big luncheon at the swedish church in marylebone:) such fun that was. i am to continue help out at the swedish church:) 

i too have a new bonnet as created by an adorable talent, starlite whose shop is on etsy.
it's for an upcoming self-portrait shoot of mine.
what do you think? what outfit would you imagine me having?

a close up of the bonnet starlite created for me:)))
is it not SO beautiful???😊
she is now to create a bonnet fitted a nun or such a creature:)))

i bought some roses for my flat 
and after a couple of days i decided to hang them dry
but before doing so i created a little still life photo
πŸ’œ

the beauty of spring
new life wherever one glances

the outfit i had for my time helping at haven house:)))

an outfit for the swedish church helping decorating setting the
spring luncheon table. 
on my way to church i came across this beauty by the wallace collection building in marylebone

our church:)))

too helped out with the flower decorations

here is one table,
we had three of these
83 lovely wonders were to devour a spring lunch:)))

SPRING
what can i say?
how much do i love thee
let me count the ways;0)!!!
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜Š



this garden is outside my art class
is it not stunning at the moment?
wanstead perfection

my class
focused on drawing with color pencils in violette

 and 
have worked some photoshop magic on a couple of more photos.
i simply put adore kew gardens in richmond
or shall i say
i love richmond and all its nature

lastly
at home 
my art table today😊
i am to finish this bear in a couple of days
she is one to be an image of unconditional love to me and all else


i wanna end this post by saying:

believe in what makes you happy

yes yes yes
why not?

faith hope love
xxx
alice