30.3.16

BLOGGERS AT THEIR DESKS: GRAPHIQUE FANTASTIQUE

Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique

It's been a long while since I featured a Blogger at their Desk as part of my on going project but it's nice that I can dip in and out of it when the time suits.
A couple of weeks ago I went over to Natasha's house of Graphique Fantastique to take some pictures of her space but after a cuppa and some cake and getting to know each other I almost forgot to take the pictures we were getting on so well!

Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique

Natasha emailed me before I went 'warning' me her space isn't very big but I replied saying that's the beauty of this project! It's your space and it doesn't matter how big/small, light/dark it is, it's your space where you create and that's pretty special. I feel very lucky that I get to have a peep into someone else's personal area.
I love seeing where people do most of their online work and what books and objects that are lying around that must give daily inspiration.

Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique
Tasha - Graphique Fantastique

Natasha's place is filled with books I have immediately put on my reading list, ongoing work which looks very interesting and some pretty stylish stationary! Thanks for taking part and letting me into your space, Tasha!
You can see more in the series right here

21.3.16

WALKING AROUND LONDON

A weekend in March

A few pictures I took on my phone from the weekend...

A weekend in March

This weekend was spent walking all over London. We covered East on Saturday with a slow walk from Stratford to Hoxton via Victoria Park. The sun didn't shine once for us but I kinda like how moody these pics of the canal are.

A weekend in March

On Sunday we walked around The City which is always so quiet on the weekend, literally everything is shut - which makes it very hard to find somewhere to eat!

A weekend in March

We went to the Barbican for an exhibition and looked around the conservatory for the first time which was pretty nice (but kinda over hyped?)

A weekend in March

This was the exhibition we saw which was so flipping good. I discovered some new (to me) photographers and saw some work from my old favourites. Every time I go to a big photography exhibition like this it reminds me of when I was at uni and we'd go to galleries all over the country discovering all these amazing photographers for the first time (for us). Very inspiring.
And I couldn't finish this set of pictures off without a food picture! Pie, chips and peas for Sunday nights tea, beautiful!

Hope you had a good weekend too.

17.3.16

BIG MAGIC

Big Magic

Oh my, this book. This book has pulled me out of my usual winter pity party and dragged me into the motivating-kicking-ass mood I have been in since February and pretty much still going strong except for a few blips here and there.

Big Magic definitely came at the right time for me. I had been feeling very overwhelmed by all the thoughts going on in my head (meet my good friend, self doubt) about how I want to spend my days and live creatively, there were so many questions - how can I do this? Would anyone book me? What if I fail? What if I'm rubbish? What if what if what if.

Steven and I are currently making big changes and big decisions about our future and once I read Big Magic it was like a fog had been lifted and I suddenly felt like I could see in from the outside. As I was peering in I realised something very simple - I will keep taking photographs and I will always take photographs as that is what I feel happiest doing and that is how I want to spend my days. It's as simple as that.

"Share whatever you are driven to share. If its authentic enough, believe me - it will feel original"

So after reading Big Magic I have been putting myself out there more - which is super scary and makes me feel quite vulnerable, especially if sometimes its radio silence. But as Elizabeth Gilbert did with writing; I have dedicated myself to photography and photography is what I shall do. And do you know what, I feel so good for it. Obviously there are times when I don't feel good and my mate (self doubt) pops in to say hello but I will keep going and I will keep creating. 


7.3.16

A WEEKEND AT MUM'S

Weekend at mums
Weekend at mums
Weekend at mums
Weekend at mums
Weekend at mums
Weekend at mums

A few iPhone pictures from a couple of days spent up north at my mums. Lots of pictures of the sky - I think I must be craving some fresh air, I am counting down the days until we're back in the tent.

We had a really good weekend celebrating my mums birthday and mothers day in one, I haven't put a pic of her on here as she thinks the internet is out to get her and steal her life. I bought a new yellow raincoat though for half price so a good weekend all round!
When driving to the shops I realised that the landscape around my mums has changed a lot since I lived there, there's now so many wind turbines, which I think is pretty fascinating.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

4.3.16

FRIDAY

Danish pastries

Happy Friday! I'm feeling very excited this morning as I have the whole day off work before we head up north to see my mum for the weekend - it's her birthday and obviously mother's day so double whammy celebrations.

I've become a little bit obsessed with all things Denmark, I read The Year of Living Danishly which was so good and desperately made me want to move there but then once I finished that book my kindle recommended me to read The Almost Nearly Perfect People which is one big long discussion on all things Scandinavian...and then made me think twice about moving there, but I haven't finished it yet so maybe my thoughts will change. Who knows! It has made me increase my uptake of pastries though...

Hope you have a good weekend!
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