Monday, July 30, 2018

IS THE WORLD A WORK OF ART? WELL...LET'S FIND OUT:)!!!

hey:)))
hope you are having a happy joyous start of our weekπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’•

recently i listened to (as i do weekly) krista tippet's podcast and her conversation with the amazing frank wilczek, this show inspired me from my brain to heart all the way down to my toes:)))πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œhis new book "a beautiful question" is such a delight. you see, for a few years has been all about seeking beauty of our planet our earth our universe and to devour it, to nourish all my awake moments.


seeking
are you there beauty? it's me alice
a gratefulness princesse of the blooms
oh dear how precious thy beauty

i found this lovely lavender park outside of where my now art classes with jason is taking place. it is such a wonderful place, valentines mansion. it is filled with the buzzing of bees. they could care less of my sweetnessπŸ˜‚there was enough candy for them i guessπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
the dress and "flowers" are from a place i volunteer at, havens house...a charity perfection filled with a carol & a maggie kindness (the epping kind).


 manipulating & such loveliness

i have found a few faves. i think i shot about 30 images for this self-portrait.

locationπŸ’œ


baby bunnies is rare to capture since they run away so fast thinking i would harm them:(

a double exposure through a lovely app
afterlight:)))
epping forest beauty

in my art class with jason

at home creations always in progress while listening to records
the girl below is a creature of butterfly cuteness
 this little girl is a commission or so.


a corner of mine filled with magically created music by masters

it's been a while since i blogged. i have had a little lovely break refreshing my daily habits. it was in dear needed.
now yeey again my days are filled with ballet, french, morning walks, art, photography, mixed media and readings of poetry and the bible while listening to classical music. i too do some singing practices and above all dreaming. oh and yes the dream journaling.

so every morning i take notes from podcasts i listen too  and various books , at the moment the wonderful book series by terry pratchett's, discworld book one (the color of magic)...an imaginary world/ planet that are standing on a turtle and some elephantsπŸ˜‚ wizards and witches and all and everything inbetween. 

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so here goes
notes from a morning walk of mine


the hummingbird’s daughter πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️🌟

transcendence and hope


god as my companion 
to find the sacred in all of life beings things 
πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️🌟🧚‍♀️πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ πŸŒΈπŸŒŸπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️πŸ’žπŸ’


to be the one who bear witness 


you who seek grace from a distracted god
.....
you are not forgotten


a pagan benediction 


krista tippet be part of my bucket list 


an immortal diamond πŸ’Ž πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️🌟🧚‍♀️


god is being itself 
the grounding of all being 
it’s all one πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️🌟🧚‍♀️πŸ’πŸ‘©‍🍳πŸ₯πŸ’ž

how cultivate my diamond? my true  self1

my dna is divine 🌟🌟🌟
as is yours πŸŒΈπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️πŸ¦‹

live in joy
live in hope
live in grace 
live in seeking 
live in magic beauty 
live in unconditional love

the discovery of me is the same as the discovery of godπŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒŸπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️πŸ’

BE COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS TOWARDS MY DREAMS πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸ•ŠπŸŒŸ
love where i am and feel the magic of my faerie future lifeπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š


my spirit is the part of me that is drawn to hopeπŸŒΈπŸ•ŠπŸ¦‹πŸŒŸπŸ§–πŸ»‍♀️πŸ’πŸ§š‍♀️πŸ‘°πŸ§‍♀️πŸ’­πŸ’ž
my sacred contracts is the reason i was born! what does my contract say???
pursue the life i am meant to liveπŸ¦‹πŸ•ŠπŸŒΈπŸŒŸ
to enhance my spirit by walking towards my hopes. allign with my hopes always🌟🌟🌟

god is the law
the laws of nature and its miraclesπŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹
a transcendent cosmic force 🌟🌟🌟

πŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸ•ŠπŸŒŸ


social media is its own show
the colour of magic 
spell books leaks magic 
the book by the creator 
the violette light was intense here
a low alter with the same number of sides as 4 times 2
you win said fate
magic never dies 

...


the queen of the faeries
 was part of my inspiration for my
 let's find out if the world is a piece of magic faerie art question

is it not inspiration perfection? oh how i love thee.

faith hope love
alice saga

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NOURISH THE MOMENT πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

#nourishthemoment

it's the title of a new poem i am working onπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

is it not beautiful:)!?
 i mean the concept of nourishing every single moment of our days, to choose joy to choose hope to choose to see beauty & kindness. 

i've had a few weeks of taking some time off from blogging, just some time for summer and to re-arrange re-consider my home & my habits.

 too long long nature walks in epping forest with lovely podcasts and books. reading book 1 of terry pratchett's discworld (after having read the series of the witches living in this world of magic i was hooked), and it is fantastical wonderfully imaginative. the names of the creatures are such a joy, the carachters (well... the main ones anyways) are adorably quirky.

this image is part of my 
gardeness
self-portrait series
it's taken inside richmond park and its isabella plantation, a wonderful "curated" wild kind of huge garden filled with exotic flowers and trees from all over the world, they have a beautiful nursery in the back as taken care of by a richard  whose been working there for over 50 yearsπŸ’œ

our little market on mondays sold these wonders a couple of weeks agoπŸ’›
the beauty of the
daisy raindrop flowerπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

bunny love:)))
worked on this one with picmonkey to add some adornments:)))
i wish i could show you the babies, but they run away so fast!!!

had fun with an app called afterlight, where one can mix up images like one can do double exposures with film cameras. i love it!!!

she has more color nowπŸ’œ
😊😊😊

here's a mixed media piece where the main focus is an image transfer from a fashion story i photographed and styled for crash magazine (used to be there fashion editor for a few years) about 3-4 years ago, i called it "child in time".

behind the scenes 
of
my
flowery maiden
self-portrait
on my way to test where i should stand & if the aperture & shutterspeed with iso was good:)

created 2 versions of this pose



a couple of outfits recently:)

rebecca taylor silk top
h&m sunnies
prada belt
gucci bag
vintage skirt
saltwater sandals

summery hat bought from the charity haven house where i volunteer
burberry dress


marks and spencers hat
h&m flowery dress

the below bonnet is for a self-portrait series i am to create, a nun of sortsπŸ’œ


this is in swedish, so sorry for all that do not understand "svenska".
anna ihlis has created dear music out of .....poems.
one of my dreams is to make songs out of my own poems and her melodies with voice is Such An Inspiration to me:)))


and...i have fallen in love with the poetess
mimi khalvati
i read her poem
a sonnet to my daughter
to a 
background music of shakespeare's
 a midsummer night's dream 
as played by mendelssohn


hope to see you next week:)))

faith hope love
alice saga


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