Monday, April 09, 2018

SPRING HAVENS, CHEKHOV, ROOM'S WITH A VIEW & SUCH WONDERS

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.
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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
 by 

not sure if you know but i adore
anna pavlova
this wonderfully quirky ballerina
oh
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
&
yes
oh dear
...
 actually bought it backπŸ˜‚

this is from today in the shop:)))))
wonderful ally & maggie
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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
of
 she kindly let me interview her for our first issue 
of

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 
of

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



Monday, April 02, 2018

ART NATURE SPRING...AN APRIL START OF 2018

hey wonderful creaturesπŸ’œ

how are you? i hope your weather wherever you are is more sunshiney than here...!!! 
so much rain, but thankfully wonderfully the blossoms of the cherry's are coming blooming😊

i only have 3 hours left of war & peace and am mesmerized. i just love adore the characters as i do the history and story of russia in the time of alexander and napoleon. the book is such poetry as was tolstoy's anna karenina. how i adore thee mr.

so
 had to find other brilliant writers (any suggestions??? would love to hear from you) and started devouring a collection of  chekhov's plays and am now listening to the seagull.
i am loving it. 
it's something with russia:)) 
filled with  poetry wonderfully intriguing human beings.
 adore
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other news

i was asked to be part of loughton's art trail by the lovely ruth batten this coming may:)
...

meet
the sisters of violette

exploring with watercolours. taking so many online art classes. so inspired and it just fills my soul & i CAN sit still...!πŸ‘° a major achievement as all know that knows me well and such thingies.

the bird just came out and i filled in the face and wings with a lakeland colour pencil.
she flies up in the heavens.
this is just a work in progress as so many works of mine.

finally after all this cold weather
cherry tree blossoms
yeeeey😊😊😊
now please warmer weather ok!? 
dear god in the heavens yes yes yesπŸ’œ

experimenting with cherry blooms on my art table:)

a tiny little thing filled with spring beauty

re-working things since i need to learn how my new computer works with applications that i can now update which is a complete new learning curve.  
oh dear.
anyways this image below is part of my faeries of the flowers series
self-portrait as taken at the isabella plantation in richmond park

a beautiful flower boquette
again
freddies flowers

looked like this the other day
wearing a vintage dress and an antique cross necklace

to be bewitching in all ones naΓ―ve astonishments
that is the ideal

see you next week:)))
πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
alice saga

Monday, March 26, 2018

THE MAGIC BEAUTY & SADNESS FRAGILITY OF LIFE

all the diversity, all the charm,
 and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shadow
leo tolstoy, anna karenina

this past week has been such a sadness week. one filled with acknowledgments of being grateful but too of loss.

i've had invaluable help of someone, his name is tony or rather was. i had been in such sadness circumstances and he helped my whole life turn around for the better. i trusted him, and he was, i guess, the only one i have seen regularly for over a year. i adored him quite frankly. and was looking forward to maybe have him be in my personal life. we were a team, that is how i viewed it. i felt safe knowing he was to help me and was on my side at all times. what am i to do know when he is no longer?
such so full of life, loved living, being quirky, being clever and so (as he knew himself very much soπŸ˜…) loving being alive. i thought so often, give me whatever he is having:)))  dear creatures i am tiny bit scared again.
so my week has been about thinking of how grateful i am to be alive and to have my close knit family primarlily mom & aunt to be alive. 
i am to go to tony's funeral and am frightened. but i so wanna meet his wife and his daughter whom must be in such suffering. i too wanna meet all the others that tony has helped over the years.

of course alice
yes yes yes lovely thanks safety

oh tony tony tony
did this really happen?
creating art work
so he's in heaven now
yesterday i decided to find words that describe tony my friend
i am to write them out in the various clouds i have outlined/ painted below

i am so happy that i in the end of last year gave him a gift. because he had done so much for me and my situation with wellbeing and feeling safe again finally.
he loved it. he told all his friends in his office and a phoebe reminded me of this the other day. i am so grateful that i did this. and i am so grateful that he loved it.
oh dear god in the heavens give me grace.


lovelies
spring is a tiny bit happening
the love of bees & flowers perfection


yes yes yes
epping forest magic

other things maybe less important in the scheme of things i was without a phone for weeks before getting a new one, and this past thursday morning my computer had died. it was stressful and prayed for no more things happening now. but i happen to have a kindness goodness aunt whom loves me beyond everything and am not sure how i deserved that privelidge. very grateful that i did get that though!
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so this is an adventure with my new computer
a couple of new desktop images

 my photography of course:)


my first and newly created iphone cover

mirror selfies 
 wearing a vintage dress 

today's outfit
😊
prairie vintage

dress is by from zara

spring a year ago from kew gardens 

jessie dunne in my garden in a dress by to be adored
polaroid perfection

from today as captured with my iphone x

lovelies i am so tired.
i wanna share more of all the love i am experiencing from my online art classes and such but it will have to wait until next week or so. dears to be in the moment... to feel sadness and joy at the same time, that is to be my practice in order to  feel be alive.

faith hope love
alice

Monday, March 19, 2018

why i wake early; hello inspiration sunshine in my face...😊

hi wonderful beingsπŸ’œ

i hope you are all having a good start of our spring. here it is ice cold and it makes life a tiny bit more not happy since it's been such a long winter already, be gone alrighty??? we need warmth, sunshine joys here in england. blossoms yes please!!!

 i so wanna just devour each morning.
it's quiet. it's me and the birds.
nature and me
 to wake up every single day
 = 
wonders
...
 one more day that i have never seen before
 such blessings
to be inspired to learn to see to listen. 
oh such magic!!!
sunshine warmth 
yes yes yes
we are ready

a today
 before going to starbucks
 here in epping to edit photos for this post. 
i am wearing a meadham kirchhoff for top shop blouse,
 next dress worn beneath
 and
 a vintage cardie.

i am working on several things at once since every piece needs to dry inbetween layers. so i paint, paint, read, paint, read and then computer time:)

art in progress
working on a rapunzel  princesse wonder class as taught by mindy lacefield:)

mixed media thingies

mixed media from the class
lifebook 2018 

took a photo of my little butterfly
magic beauty
grace love hope joy
butterfly
and played in the app exposure

i have a new iphone:)))
such a tiny machine
such magic things to create:)))
a new iphone and a new cover for it:)))
wearing a meadham kirchhoff for topshop blouse
next girls dress worn beneath
antique cross necklace from a shop on madison avenue

my photography  for the cover as produced by the site "bags of love"
love it
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some tiny corners of my flat😊
adore old thingies:)))
too antique dolls and such!

sleepy head wonder))))
is she not adorable???

i do have an induldgence
every other week i get flowers from the lovely place
of
freddie's flowers
playing with my canon camera as i have with the above photos of my dolls

sometimes i buy my fave candy to devour
i buy it at waitrose
i adore this:)))
no i am not being paid for this one.
 in fact i am not being paid for anything i recommend to be honest. that would be wonderful though:) 
and yes i would only still recommend what i love
authenticity is the word here in my world
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i subscribe to my fave magazine daphne's diary
and today their 2018 diary came to my flat:))
it is such an inspiration!

me in march 
various outfits
same outfit as above but with a vintage cardie:)))

h&m jumper
blouse and dress worn beneath
 by 

next candy jumper
vintage blouse worn beneath
h&m denims

vintage jumper and blouse
primark leggings
gold heart necklace a gift from my aunt:)

please spring come now, ok:)!?
march here is so cold
yesterday's morning in epping



i am playing/ learning my new iphone. so much fun:)))
love the app 8mm:)))
will practice this one with tiny bit more intention behind it!

i sooo long for spring mademoiselle's & whatever boys are out there reading this😊
cherry blossoms sunshine joys and new creations

so will finish this post with love and awe 
from
the amazingly talented
mary oliver
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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 

i devoured her interview/ converstation with the adorable krista tippet
on being
listen to there unedited version on your podcast app:))) 
love adore love adore


have to share this again too
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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

why i wake early beautiful creatures
alice amorina solantania saga