Monday, April 09, 2018


hey wonderful spring:)

oh dear it is raining raining every single day but with goodness warmer degrees and so it will be for a little bit still. however we did have a couple of glorious springy days last week when i captured some blossoming beauties:)))

i finished war & peace by tolstoy. i have loved this book SO much. what i loved the most was the characters, and the overall happening in the history of russia & europe even thought it is detailed maybe a tiny bit too much about how history has been recorded and such thingies. but before the 2nd epilog there was a brilliant ending to the main 2 families of the book which thank goodness made it a joy. the language throughout is such poetic beauty.

as i may have mentioned i started a collection of novels as written by anton chekhov and finished the seagull which was very dramatic but too with lovely language, next up is the three sisters.
yesterday i too started listening to a room with a view by e. m forster which i am already 
completely wonderfully in love with :))) and florence sounds like a magic place to be.

today though
i started volunteering at the haven house charity shop here in epping. it was lovely. i am to help out a few hours here and there. the staff and other volunteers are such cuteness kindness wonderful beings. and the charity is such beauty. well it's kind a sadness at the same time. to be ok with the dark and the light at the same time, i guess that is to be human. to appreciate life while at the same time accepting and dealing with grief. one can read all about the whole charity here.

 to be joy have grace and create magic beauty

i adore thee

i looked like this the other day
 a milk maid flowery girl😊
vintage vintage vintage
beyond retro to be exact!

my art table at the moment
work in progress

below is a prep for a new little painting of a bear i am to create
a bear whom represents unconditional love
art for mental wellbeing
i kept some notes for thoughts on self care 2018
i adore my lifebook art class as taught

not sure if you know but i adore
anna pavlova
this wonderfully quirky ballerina
how i wanna be her
 this little print with her signature i bought out of etsy

i have donated a lot of clothes to haven house
and a while back one of my dresses was in the window
oh dear
 actually bought it backπŸ˜‚

this is from today in the shop:)))))
wonderful ally & maggie

meet haven
this love i named after its former home:)

in my flat when creating being in front of my computer listening to classic fm
this is the typical look

i have a little light tent that i am learning how to use
so put in a little rose there on top of a satin pillow i actually bought at the haven house

played around manipulating this bouquet of lilac roses from marks & spencer

wanna share something again
the inspirational magic beauty
 she kindly let me interview her for our first issue 

such talentπŸ’œ

the swan

did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air-
an armfull of white blossoms,
a perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
into bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
biting hte air iwth its black beak?
did you hear it, fluting and whistling
a shrill dark music - like the rain pelting the trees - like a waterfall
knifing down the black ledges?
and did you see it, finally, just under the clouds -
a white cross streaming across the sky, its feet
like black leaves, its wings like the stretching light of the river?
and did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
and have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
and have you changed your life?

- the magic poetry 

i adore the podcast on being with krista tippet

i wish you a happy week of april 9th 2018
faith hope love
alice amorina solantania saga

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