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
 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
 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
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

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
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

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

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 
the amazingly talented
mary oliver

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

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

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

an artist workspace & a summer in the gardens

hey wonderful beingsπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œ

it is finally much warmer here in epping, uk. this is after a spell of siberia winds coldeness which had me in despair, how on earth can the weather be so detrimental to ones being??? anyways, now we have rain instead every day, but that is what the flowers and trees needs my aunt always reminds me off which is so lovely to be reminded of...!!! anyhow now i do agree and  i can not wait for the blossoms to arrive:))) 
it's been a week of creation for me. i feel so inspired!!!

tell me, how has your week been? and what are your plans for the coming days?

i am super excited since i am to get a new phone tomorrow. the one i had broke down completely so it's been a tiny while of no phone. but tomorrow:)))other from that i think i may go to an art class with my former art teacher in peckham is having in a few days. it makes me bloom just thinking of it:)))

my morning walks are finishing off tolstoy's war & peace. such wonders. the audio book is simply put so amazing as was the book of anna karenina which by the way was read by the talented maggie gyllenhaal (whom i have met and worked with by the way).

an artist home 
 my work station/ art creation space

one of my faerie girls is now finishedπŸ’œ

here she is work in progress😊

pineapple beauties from columbia road's flower market

the other day in epping forest
late winter soon to be an early spring finally:)))

i too devour inspirations and tear out wonders from newspapers and here is a tear from harpers bazaar uk. i just love audrey marnay in the woodlands wearing that little head piece worthy of the red riding hood.

one of my faerie girls, i call this one 
a faerie girl in butterfly heaven

i started a new little project filled with watercolors and affirmation words (is that a phrase???). words meaningful to me.
 art in progress
 the above is to be continued working on tomorrow:)

we are gold
you and me

i am assimilating my polaroids/ diana/ holga images from a summer when i photographed such lovely girls in my garden in east dulwich. i call it "a summer in the gardens". i miss my place so much. that summer was magic.

a summer in the gardens
photography & styling by me
model: jessie dunne

whoever uses
the spirit
that is in him
is an artist.
to make
living itself
an art,
that is the 

much love
see you next week
alice saga

Monday, March 05, 2018


hello beautiful creaturesπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œ

how are you? i hope you are doing well and taking care of yourselves!!!

here we are having a glorious day:) sunshine and plus 8 degrees with no windπŸ’
 so happy about this since it's been ice cold and almost unbearable, freezing freezing. aside from the weather i can proudly say that i am continuing my new habits with creating art, writing in my journal and too creating this blogpost on mondays. new for this week is photoshop daily practicing. it's so wonderful when the flow starts to happen which is has now for me. 

the below is a work in progress which soon is to be a mixed media art piece. it's actually my 3rd girl from a class i am taking (i am talking about this online class here).
actually after this post i am to finish it:)))

this is the  second girl i created
she's lovely heavenly 
yes that is her universe

and here she is work in progress
the collage at the top was part of class/ week 1 of my class:)))

art class with jason rose
here figuring out the feet which jason drew for me...!!!
what do you think of my version?

a typical planning session at a lovely cafe a while back

i told you it has been ice cold
it turned around to be around zero and the snow happened
epping forest winter wonders

i love this place, it's just outside of the forest in epping
greenhouse perfection

this is another image i found from a while back that i worked in photoshop and lightroom plus picmonkey. this angel is beside my fave angel (which can be seen here, it's the last image in this post), alice in the victorian cemetery of nunhead. how i miss thee.

as i mentioned earlier i have been working on a poem/ prose for the swedish church magazine/ kyrkobladet that comes out in april. the deadline is today and i just finished my poem and send some images over to the editor Γ₯sa hΓΆjer yesterday.
here are a couple of pages from my journal 
i did name my poem/prose 
"mornings with violette"

saturday i devoured one of my fave magazines

i am too taking a class with mindy lacefield
drawing princesses with mainly watercolours:))))
she too teachers how to create a moodboard via google
here is my board of rapunzel.
 most of thes images/ illustrations is created by the very talented

dears take care & we'll meet again next week:)
i hope you are to build upon your wishes
alice saga

Monday, February 26, 2018


hey wonders:)))

 it is such a cold time here in england!!! please spring come hitherπŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•

this week my journaling has been mostly about creating a poem for the swedish church magazine, i know the message of it i just need to perfect it. maybe it should just be prose to one of my images instead of a poem!? i am so not sure i just wish it to be beauty.

in creating art, it's daily and i am constantly screwing things up but that is how one learns right? and i am starting to get that the mistakes makes the final piece even better:))))
the below image... the almost finished one is a test, i started a test about a week ago but then that became too precious to "destroy" πŸ˜‚ so started the middle one. the one i am supposed to be working on is the drawing on the left...!!! as i mentioned in my previous blogpost i have joined tamara's lifebook 2018 art class and its such a joyful journey:) even though i am on project two while the rest of the world is on like on project 12 or so...!!! hallelujah😊😊😊

epping forest
as i am sure you know, my morning walks with podcasts and at the moment war & peace boook 2 by tolstoy is what's in my ears:)

yes there are peacocks in the upper part of the forest:)
male wonders whom tries to impress the female ones
yes there might be some manipulation going on:)

mirror happy selfie
katayone adeli blouse with lace color
next candy jumper
topshop pinafore
gold heart is a gift from my aunt which really was a gift by her to my grandmother. now it's mine and it's a treasureπŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’œ

daily practice & journaling

my flowers:)))

i had a year of creating daily collages in 2013; either by cutting & pasting tears of inspirations or creating it on my ipad mostly with my own images and pinterest saved ones:)))

i am so happy i created this post since i am building new habits, one being blogging once a week! i am really tired but still i somehow managed. as someone told me a long time ago just create despite. so this post might not bring the extra with wonderfulness since i feel really tired.

we are soon to devour march and i wish it will bring us sweetness

now i am off to devour grand hotel on netflixπŸ’œ

alice saga

on a last note
my "first test" is almost finsihed, would you agree?
it does need some detail works to it 
i have to remind myself though that this one is a second practice...oh dear. why can one painting become so precious???