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☃️ As i’m working on big size painting, i wanted to share with you detail from my process. ☃️ Tell me with emojis what do you feel when seeing it. ❄️ Also I want to remind that magic word for discount on all my paintings at Etsy is CHRISTMAS17 (link in bio). Everything you see there will be available until 2nd January, after the doors will be closed. • • • #precioustime #xmasiscoming #goodfeel #colorinspires #burstingwithlove #giftforher #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheye #fosterthoughtfulness #liveinthemoment #embracelife #dosomethingnew #energyflow #beyondwords #gatheredstyle #myeverydaymagic #makingwinter #habitatandhome #livesimply #intentionalliving #thursdaymood #christmaspreparations #wintermood
Holly and Ivy wreath 🎄⭐️❄️
'Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less." - Charles Spurgeon. • Rest.
As many of you will know, we do Tenmoku. It’s not everyone’s cup of coffee but those dark treacle colours and toasted blacks of the glaze will always excite us. Our jaws almost dropped to the floor when @jacobbodillypottery showed us these beauties, just look at them!! If you have a lover of black ceramics in your life, this pair will make the most incredible gift ⚫️
December 13 ::: candlelit faffing with fallen rose petals from my friends garden 💕🌿on linen I dyed with avocados 🥑 #botanicaladvent #katsbotanicaladvent_17 #naturaldyeing #foreverfaffing
Playing with the Winter light - trying to photograph at the moment can be difficult either the sun is non existent or really low and blinding - so I played with light fine linen to diffuse the bright light. I love how ghostly this Eryngium has faded as it dried and there's a very gentle play of light and shadow (probably not going to be a clickable photo but hey ho!) . I've been playing with an app called Prime - thank you @local_milk for recommending it. It tells you the best time to post here on Instagram i.e. When most people are active. I'm not sure if I enjoy using it....I miss my own routine of posting in the morning and although you can schedule your posts and when you get your notification you press go - I might not be around to interact and isn't that the point of us posting on here? I don't look at my likes and new follower numbers, I look for the comments so I can chat back...Any thoughts, how do you use Instagram? . #mytinyatlas #darlingescapes #momentsofmine #simplepleasures #seekthesimplicity #Simplethings #littlestoriesofmylife #simplicity #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #nothingisordinary #simpleandstill #theartofslowliving #livefolk #verilymoment #fosterthoughtfulness #todaysgoodthing #myeverydaymagic #simplethingsmadebeautiful #thesimpleeveryday #ofsimplethings #ofquietmoments #theslowcollective #cornersofmyworld #detailedminimalism #curated_nature #nestandflourish #untoldvisuals
You’ve been through this before, and you drift again on it, like a miserable ghost // Quotidian dashes #shootfilm #artofvisuals
I love sparkly things in pretty boxes at this time of year, especially ones that will keep track of time so I can get everything done before Father Christmas arrives 🎄 . . @danielwellington are offering Christmas holiday discount code of 15% using TEAWITHRUBY15 their Christmas bundles are rather sparkly and wonderful don’t you think? . . #beautyinsimplicity #cherishandrelish #bevisuallyinspired #minimalstyle #smallmomentsofcalm #danielwellington #simpleandstill #theartofslowliving #livefolk #verilymoment #fosterthoughtfulness #todaysgoodthing #myeverydaymagic #thatsdarling #thelifestylecollective #mystoryoflight #thatauthenticfeeling #flashesofdelight #momentsofmine #everydayelegance #ad #asimplechristmas #wintermood #wintermoments #howihue
Oh that sweet face ☺️
Everything you need to create a beautiful table setting and a joy to use all year round - link in profile
Winter in California is not like the others ☀️❄️ . Totally in the spirit with this Xmas wreath 🎄🎅🏼 We only get a real tree every other year, so this is making my nose happy 🙌🏻
Bleak should only be allowed to describe the weather, but never the mindset. Not the persona of our outlook...that staring we do into the days set before us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seek to see color rather than grey in the void of the unknown, in the blank canvas that is yours. Make of it an expansion into an abundant world, without constriction formed by fear and doubt. Don’t allow those emotions a prominent place, only a mere scarce existence, with no role of control.
We’ve added two new products to the shop today. One of which is this Claire Kinsella Table Basket, perfect for holding your daily bread or fruit. The other is... well you’ll have to head to the online shop to find out. It’s been so busy recently that we feel like the shop is swallowing us whole. Not a bad feeling at all but certainly not how we wish to feel forever more. We’re totally aware that all our Instagram posts have been shop related as of late, so we’re excited to start enjoying some free time soon to go walking and get out into the countryside between Christmas and early January. First though, we need to get all your Christmas gifts off in the post. Order by Friday 15th, this Friday, for guaranteed Christmas Delivery
Beading 〰️⚫️➰⚪️➰⚫️〰️
**sound on 😉** I had a go at stop motion... 😁😁 It's a bit ropey to say the least but it was so much fun. And those candles? Cinnamon and orange scented. So despite my little Erzgebirge incense smoker house not smoking, it was a full on Christmas fest on my mantlepiece 😊
The wolf as s spirit animal helps up with, self protection, identity, strong instinct, intellect and resourcefulness. The wolf also comes to remind us of the importance of social connection, what better time of year to remember these things. If you want to remind someone of their wolf qualities this season, there are just a small handful of cards left. ...You can check out the beautiful shop, @georgieandflo on gandy street Exeter... . . ..Or head to the Hourglass on Melbourne street, a fine and cosy pub also stocking my cards . Or you could invest in one of 10 original prints... DM me for more information. . . . . . . #wolf #linocut #printmaker #localartist #greetingscards #artprints #handmade #tarot #totemanimals #wolfspirit #spiritanimal #linoprint #fosterthoughtfulness #poweranimal
A little afternoon indulgence, foraging around the garden and making a wreath for the front door 🌿 #simplethings
I didn't take this today, that's for certain. I just wanted to remember some sunlight. Maybe we can forget about the winter dark for a moment? It ain't gonna last forever!
Poetic elucidations of time in Old Delhi // Kitchen Blues #shootfilm #artofvisuals
I’m ignoring the miserable weather, beavering away at the Christmas orders and looking forward to Christmas Carols in Oxford later. This made to measure belt in jet black Italian vegetable tanned leather has just been packed up and is ready to sit under somebody’s tree 🎄
{ a d v e n t } . Over half way through the advent and I realise I haven’t really shared. I’ve been a little awol this past couple of weeks due to needing a little quiet time and will possibly take a little more time as required over the festive period. I adore this little community but sometimes we all just need a little time with the other adorable members of our family and friend circle. . This was an especially exciting advent day for this little guy because it was a little hot wheels Star Wars flying craft (you can tell I don’t actually know what it is can’t you 🤪). He loves that I go to the effort of making him an advent every year. At what age do you think I need to stop?! . I love that he shakes it and tries to figure out what it is before he opens it. Super sweet. . I do hope you’re all having a good run up to Christmas. It’s been a little busy on the work front here hence needing the time of calm. I will post some Christmas decs pics soon too as we’ve kept it quite simple this year. Happy Wednesday you fine folk of IG loveliness ♡ . . . . #adventcalendar #homemadeadvent #letthembelittle #kidsofinstagram #youngandfree #seasonalshift #wintermood #forahappymoment #seekingthelight #amonthoflovely #simplyminimal #kidsforever #fosterthoughtfulness #everydayadventures #darlingmoment #capturethemoment  #livingwithintention #welivetoexplore #morningslikethese #candidchildhood  #childhoodadventures #mymomentofme #mymomentofcalm #honestmotherhood #theslowcollective #thesimpleeveryday #ofquietmoments #ofsimplethings #myminimalistlife #myminimalisthome
Light whispers from your dreams // Delhi Gallivants #shootfilm #monochrome
Getting into the Christmas mood by lighting every candle going and circling every terrible Christmas movie I can in the Radio Times.
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. by Mary Elizabeth Frye . It’s Grandad’s funeral today. I even have it written down in my diary. Grandad’s funeral. Why? Will I forget? There will be no more entries on his account. No more Grandad’s birthday or visiting Grandma and Grandad. Or Grandma and Grandad coming over. That actually never happened. See, we moved back up north as he fell really ill and he never got a chance to see our new home. We were the visitors, in the Oasis ward at Rochdale Infirmary. Visits that often resembled family reunions. Planning Christmas, discussing the golden days of a fading industrial town and its nearby sights, or what’s on at the Picture House. And amidst it all - Grandad, quietly nodding, not hearing a word, not recognising these faces, not knowing their names. Last time we saw him he wore the Santa socks I gave him few years back. It made me happy. We drank tea and ate Jaffa cakes. Talked about cardigans, bridge and the weather, but mostly sat together in silence. The good kind of silence, that brings people closer and doesn’t pull them apart. We told him we loved him and that we’d be back. Then I went back on meds and we never went back. It was my first day back on my treatment and his last. I could’ve managed. He probably would’ve been asleep, they said. I could’ve managed. I never gave him the card. And now he’s gone, with a single flap of the wings.
When it’s -2 outside, the only thing to do is put on your cosiest new jumper (thanks @babaaknitwear) and snuggle up with a coffee in your favourite cup. This cup was made by Bob at The Grange, a residential community for adults with learning disabilities in Gloucestershire. It is the perfect colour and has just the right proportions for my daily caffeination (ideally once a day, at 11am). We still have a few left in stock and with each purchase, we can give a little bit of money to a charity that does so much to support a group that many turn a blind eye too. One of Aerende’s missions is to get more of us questioning what it means for our society when so many people are left without the means to discover what makes them happy or to do something constructive, the things that make us fulfilled as humans. We think that crafting and the sense of satisfaction it creates should be available to everyone. So, when you think about it, this is not just a cup of coffee. It’s a cup of fulfilment too. The kind of uplifting Christmas gift that is as good to give as it is to receive.
There are only a few of these star candle holders left now (online and in store). They’re perfect for the Christmas table
Wasn’t such a great day on my end today. I watched the snow fall from my window, feeling quite isolated in a spiritual way. Emotions running high and tense. Unproductive to say the very least. But the end of all of that is here. The end of identification and the forging of a new path. The end of old attachments. I guess where I freeze is in the future ~ of all of the everything’s that won’t be. All of the interactions that will change. How I will change. I am sad mostly for the death of the old things. And I will let myself feel it all ~ because it is in feeling that we heal. 🦋
We are all SOLD OUT of silver totes. Moss green suede and charcoal grey are also running low and will inevitably sell out before next Tuesday (last postal day!) - order your totes and duffles sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment! These won’t be back for the new year. It’s a sad farewell! . . . . . . #gardentovase #botanicalforagersunitedsocietyinc #myfloraldays  #wipsandblooms
 #pastelaesthetic  #thatsdarling #interiorrewilding  #livethelittlethings #botanicalpickmeup  #plantlover #plantsonpink  #pursuepretty #fosterthoughtfulness  #astilllifestyle #visualsoflife  #thenativecreative  #slowlived #ofquietmoments 
 #makeyousmilestyle  #flowersofinstagram #nestandflourish  #femmepreneur #finditliveit  #simplethingsmadebeautiful #underthefloralspell  #inspiremyinstagram
The quality of the snow light is so beautiful, that even as I can hear the rain falling I am hoping to wake tomorrow to our Winter Wonderland ❄️❄️❄️ The promise of an early start to the holiday brought on by the snow days has turned my thoughts to the holidays so I'm offering some lucky people the chance to extend their Christmas break with a stay at Harp Cottage at a greatly reduced price. Most of us will be back at work on 2nd January but for those of you lucky enough to not be back until the following week (I firmly believe it should really be the full 12 days of Christmas until 6th January - the Epiphany). 2-5 Jan is now available with over £200 off . Please message me direct to book xxx #christmasiscoming #holidaytime #myhyggehome #myhomevibe #interiors123 #cosydays #shutters #atomiclamp #momentsofmine #simplepleasures #seekthesimplicity #Simplethings #littlestoriesofmylife #simplicity #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #nothingisordinary #simpleandstill #theartofslowliving #livefolk #verilymoment #fosterthoughtfulness #todaysgoodthing #myeverydaymagic #simplethingsmadebeautiful #thesimpleeveryday #ofsimplethings #ofquietmoments #theslowcollective #cornersofmyworld
A very limited number of these beauties have just arrived back in the shop. Woven by @jillwaite3 , the colours take notes from the winter landscape. Full of character, charm and warmth, the perfect gift to yourself for Christmas
My partner and I spent 10 days traveling through England and Wales in September. What always surprises me about leaving the U.S. is how much more ecologically minded people seem to be. I found compost receptacles at Stonehenge 😮 It was bliss. Our entire trip was such a reminder that hope exists. We met so many people who were living environmentally conscious lives, and I felt like I met people across political lines who actually thought about climate change as real 😌I'm not saying that the UK is perfect, only that it left me longing for less in my own landscape. We have some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the states, but everyday it risks being turned into superstores and parking lots. What gives me hope is how many people globally care and think about how things need to be different. I like to think of that community as my country, we are scattered, but so brave 💛
Christmas wreaths featured in my dreams last night, that’s worrying right?....
As it snows heavily and beautifully outside today, I think back to a year ago when Painted Stories launched. This illustration of Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood in the snow was used on my Christmas cards last year. What a year it's been. Thank you for following along ❤️ May your winter days be snowy, bright, and filled with warmth ❄️🌟☕️ ⠀ ⠀ #makersmovement #fosterthoughtfulness #liveauthentic #handcrafted #twsbi #twsbiart #escoda #escodabrushes #gouache #holbeingouache #watercolour #aquarelle #linedrawing #worksonpaper #handcrafted #architecturedrawing #archisketcher #architecturesketch #archilovers #gesturedrawing #montrealartist #houseportrait #houseportraits #montrealhouse #maisondemontréal #montrealhouses #montrealjetaime #leplateau
December moon. One of my favourite faces to take pictures of. . . . #saraharchut #thehappynow #fosterthoughtfulness #moonlovers #wanderlust #vscojournal #vscomood #whimsical
Wowwww it’s so cold in London today! Who’s out and about? Just a little note to say that we are closing up for Christmas soon with last orders going out oh 20th December! We need a little down time but have some awesome things coming in the new year. Also - check today’s story for a little Christmas treat 🎄 wishing we were still in 🛌
This has been my workout lately, treading up these steps through Morningside Park to the post office to drop off packages because that’s the closest one with those huge drop off packages so I don’t have to wait in line. And of course, the best part, I stop off to watch the free and wild cats that live by the pond with the ducks. I think I definitely need a harder workout 🤣
My favourite type of Christmas order... a tiny red collar for a surprise Christmas puppy ❤️
Can’t stop posting from our Oxford snow day! Oxford University Press is just down the street from our shop ( @illyriapottery) and flat. Not sure if I’ve ever seen it looking lovelier.
‘on watch’ waiting for the fever to break
Real life never plays out like the movies so why should our jewellery? A custom flat band version of the 'one ring' in recycled e-waste gold.
We’re open at 10.30am
Nothing better than boba with the one you love ✌🏻 . Can't wait to head back to L.A. for New Years! 🌴🎉 . What are your NYE plans? 👇🏻
#these3things 1. "The most underestimated word in any language is the word compromise." Bono on how peace came to Ireland. 2. It has taken me nearly 8 years to take my own advice. 3. Different means can yield the same result. There is a method, language, or turn of phrase that speaks to each of us. Sometimes it's just about not giving up on finding that one thing that sets it all in motion. What did you learn today? Join me by using the #these3things and commenting below with your own These 3 Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.
What’s on the top of your list when you think about ALL those things you want to accomplish?💡✨