Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WHIPPED CREAM MAGIC & MOMENTS OF JOY

whipped cream ballet magic as created by alexei ratmansky & as danced by the american ballet theatre
=
wonderous inspiration
costumes/ props as created by the adorably talented artist mark ryden:)))
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
my faerie editor of the faerie tales of violette, lisa lily rose (see a spread of hers in our 2nd issue of our magazine here), went to devour this ballet and told me about it the other day. let's say i NEED see/ experience this magicπŸ’ please dear god in the heavens, come visit london!
alexei ratmansky

πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’πŸ˜Š
mark ryden

lately there has been such wonders moments of joy:)
 me and my friend matthew has had the gifts of many moments now filled with joy. here's a glimpse from our sunday. i had to take a selfie:) i need to remember my joy moments with gratitude capturing it all for eternity and our universe to remember. do i make any sort of sense???πŸ˜†
friendship and joy
 i too filmed some. there was some prettiness horses coming to visit us:)  we too have visited a dear peacock some geese and such creatures:) think i will create a tiny movie about a special april 2017!

well epping:)
a yesterday morning joy
epping

epping forest on my way to loughton
epping forest

matt came over with some blue tac so now = decorating my walls:))) 
artist home

artist home

i was also gifted with an alice in wonderland drawing matt created a while back. now it has a home:) or shall i say a place wonderfully appreciated! πŸ’œ
artist home

as i mentioned in my former blog post, i took my god family to the beauty of columbia road's sunday flower market! where i practiced manual focus with my dslr. here is one moment i captured.
flowers columbia road

learning/ practicing photoshop. here's a lilacs image mixed with a roses image.
matt likes the combination of these 3 togheter
or
as he said when i showed them to him, asking to pick a fave:
"they work as a triptych" 
ohlalala
what you think?
alice saga

flower magic

solantania

another moment from my tuvstarr series
tuvstarr

a moment from my
gredelin grΓ€ddnos
project
fine art photography
this image is from 2015 (i think) but the idea was in my head already in 2013, see a tiny post here:)

i am so grateful for recent happenings in my life
thanks dear god in the heavens
thanks especially for my daily moments of joy
mornings starting over mornings sun in my face

why i wake early
hello, sun in my face.
hello, you who made the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the face of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the 
miserable and the crotchety-

best preacher that ever was,
dear start, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light-
good morning, good morning, good morning.

watch now how i start 
in happiness, in kindness.

- hello sun in my face
the magic poetry
of 

faith hope love
alice solantania saga

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MY GOD FAMILY, MATTHEW, MAYFAIR, JOANNA'S UNION CHAPEL ART CLASS, LILACS & SPRING FLOWERS = AN EASTER WEEKEND

 please tell me...what is it that you are doing with your one wild & precious magic life?

BECOME YOUR DREAM
πŸ„πŸπŸ¦‹πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ‘°☺☺πŸ’™πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ΈπŸ‘—πŸ’œ

i know, you never intended to be in this world.
but you're in it all the same.
so why not get started immediately.
i mean, belonging to it.
there is so much to admire, to weep over.
and to write music or poems about.
bless the feet that take you to and fro.
bless the eyes and the listening ears.
bless the tongue, the marvel of taste.
bless touching.
you live a hundred years, it's happened.
or not.
i am speaking from the fortunate platform 
of many years,
none of which, i think, i ever wasted.
do you need a prod?
do you need a little darkness to get you going?
let me be urgent as a knife, then,
and remind you of keats,
so single of purpose and thinking, 
for a while,
he had a lifetime.

-mary oliver
the fourth sign of the zodiac (part 3)

hello beautiful creatures:)

how are you all? how was your easter? i hope it was filled with magical eventsπŸ’œ

the journey of mine is going strong, finding beauty in everyday life and finding magic in not so everyday life. my god family came to visit me over easter😊😊😊 i went to joanna's art class at union chapel churchπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• and i've had several mornings/ afternoons with my dear friend matthewπŸ‘Έ
each morning gets lighter earlier & earlier:) each week gets warmer & warmer:)
cheers to spring & summer
πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œ

on my way to union chapel church & my art class
some magic findings was to devour
the place of wonder 
is
islington/ london
lilacs
 lilacs lilacs lilacs

spring in london

at union chapel not creating at all what was on the menu:) the theme is of the  tale of pheresphone, the queen of the underworld. the daughter of zeus and the harvest goddess demeter. she was the personification of vegetation, which starts off in spring. very inspiring! 
our class will collaborate on a "shrine to the seasons" art work
to be exhibited
😊
joanna mccormick art class
 meet persephoneπŸ’œ

say hello to matt:)))
this afternoon was such a blessing!
matt is an art teacher and we went through some of my art works,
 me hearing his thoughts/ feedback.
artist home
 tiny tipsy or soπŸ˜‚

started to decorate my walls a tiny bit more with my mixed media art pieces
alice solantania saga

matt showed me how i could put focus on certain parts in my paintings/ drawings
art

there has been trips to the forest, where i take photos and matt does drawings/ sketches
epping forest

my lovely god family
ann, jan-Γ₯ke & selma
jan-Γ₯ke has been in my life since i was safely tucked in my mom's bellyπŸ’œ
we created long walks and inbetween we sat down at various places.
this pub in mayfair is such cuteness quirky
coach & horses
dating back to the 1770's...!!!
london pub

we did devour a different pub 
too in mayfair though
meet me the waitressπŸ˜‰
pub london

i was gifted victorian scraps
from my fave toy shop ever
pollock's in covent garden
victorian angels

the cutest selma in a sea of cherry blossoms:))))
this magic was situated right outside of the farm street church in mayfair
god family

this church is astoundingly beautiful
mayfair church

mayfair church
 see them???
cuteness happiness!
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
farm street church mayfair

we passed by the very busy piccadilly and off it is an oasis filled with angels and places to sit down to take a rest, there is too a church (st. james) here to visit and take a time to reflect and make wishes.
piccadilly london

how cool is my god niece? 
i just love this picture of her and some easter decorations in covent garden.
such colors
πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ˜Š
covent garden

sunday we were off to columbia road flower market
i practiced manual focus with my canon rebel t2i
vitsippor

roses

this road too has some quirky wonderfully cute shops. here is one i adore, i think the name of it is "the shop" and owned by a jesse & a buddug
j & b the shop columbia road flower market

a thursday outfit
which
=
today
style
i have finally started to have fun with dressing myself again:)))
 it's been a long while with not having the energy for such things. next to come is doing my roots and start wearing make up ones in a whileπŸ’πŸ’œπŸ˜Š

outfit:
rebecca taylor cardigan
h&m lilac sweater
antique cross necklace
american apparel skirt

of course i have continued to work on various self-portraits of mine
this one was created in the spring of 15
meet
the wonders of violette
fine art photography
with a nickname 
of
greddelin grΓ€ddnos

a few times a week i check out some of the blogs i follow on bloglovin (follow me here if wanna), and found out that a new version of anne of green gables is coming out on netflix:))) i can not wait.
take a look at this trailor:)))


here's a couple of blogs i follow & love:

fancy treehouse
mokkasin
our food stories

i wish you a lovely april weekend πŸ’œ

i'll leave you with this truth:

you are a wildflower, a beauty unsurpassed. in each soul is the unique imprint of the grace of god. nowhere in the world is there another exactly like you. of that you can justly be proud!

- paramahansa yogananda

faith hope love
alice amorina solantania saga

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME ALICE!

spring cleaning, mozart, games of thrones, judy blume, cherry blossoms, matthew, searching for beauty, charity, joanna mccormick, gratitude, fevers, radical beauty, podcasts, inspirational exploring, classical fm, mary oliver, a nutritional living, photoshop, warmth, smiling, rich roll, faeries, magic
&
millions 
of
HOPE
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
are you there god? it's me alice
(referencing the book by judy blume "are you there god? it's me margaret")

the above in a tiny way represents these 2 past weeks! 
summer day suddenly happened the other day. such happiness joy. i can finally see the beauty that has sprung up so suddenly, the starkness of winter was filled with being lost not knowing what to expect and now that fear is gone since beauty is starting to flowering.

in search of beauty

hampstead

 cultivating my garden as best i can
what is it i am to do with my one wild & precious life?
the daily question for my morning pages

hampstead

hampstead

meet 
alice
the angel
victorian cemetery
 nunhead cemetery
this space is where i got married 5 times
 in one month
corpse bride alice would be me
πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜
self-portrait

epping forest
epping essex

cherry blossoms epping essex
epping town

high beach church
holy innocents
holy innocents

epping forest
lake

another one image from my
tuvstarr series
fine art photography

a home of mine
alice saga
 created this calendar of 2017 as a gift to my mom & aunt for christmas:)

porcelain dolls
when will you finally learn violette? that one can have the cake and it it too in this life;0)!
- alice amorina solantania saga
πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ¦‹
yup!!!

meet teskedsgumman violette:)
artist home

 this harper's bazaar issue with lindsey wixson on the cover
=
the magical world of spring faerie tale beauty
perfection inspiration, for once...finally, in the world of our fashion magazines
thanks
πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
harpers bazaar

 epping
is
nature everywhere
essex

cherry blossoms roses

rooster

my friend who i am blessed as having as a neighbour:) an artist and art teacher. such joy this man is in my life. we create, have coffee/ tea & walks in nature together:)
he seemed to like this tree. whatever!!!
his drawing? superb.
(image 9)
hallelujah do i have a lot to learn/ practice.
artist drawing

epping essex

a couple of weeks ago i went to my art teacher and mentor's (i see her as such a positive role model, a model of joy and  progressiveness for the better) joanna mccormick's, exhibition at westminister's reference library. oh such beauty of hers. the magic of the blue roses.
here's some images
from her
floral anthology
joanna mccormick art
 fell in love
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
joanna mccormick

joanna mccormick

joanna mccormick

here's me as princesse tuvstarr
my personal journey & recovery
one started in february of 2014
tuvstarr

tuvstarr

tuvstarr
my self portrait series started in late march of 14 beginning with my cherry blossom girl story. 
tuvstarr came alive in december of 14 lasting until january of 15.
am re-working former works, cultivating my garden of what is there already is what i can do now, that is what i'll do. finding beauty in all that i already have. blessings & gratitudes.

warmth is happening and looked like this the other day
vintage style
vintage sunnies, blouse & skirt
antique cross necklace
primark hoodie
prada belt
office ballerinas

you are an artist of the spirit.
find yourself and express
yourself in your own
particular way.
express your love openly.
life is nothing but a dream
and if you create your life
with love, your dream becomes
a masterpiece of art.


are you there god? it's me alice!
faith hope love
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
😊
alice amorina solantania saga