25 February 2014

Ah! L'amour!

Hello my dearests,

Hope you are having the most wonderful February. Here the rain as finally stop coming down from the heavens and everyones seems to be a little relieved about that...
Still winter, however mild and grey, but March and the Spring is just around the corner!

Valentines was sweet and wonderful. I loved the build up to it! About a week before the 14th I had already put up hearts garlands around the house (they were sweet!) I got 6 for about £2.50, such a bargain and worth every penny: They looked great! Really long too and Twist was trying to catch them, she is such a silly bunny sometimes.





(And by the way, just so you don't think I am a Valentine's extremist - the living room was already decorated in antique red!)

Been doing this little Wedding invitation design for a friend of mine, here there is <3 nbsp="">




The theme was pastel green and pastel blue, so it was a little tricky to work other colours, since pink and yellow or orange don't really work on green that well; I tried all sort of different versions of flowers and in the end nothing really worked except for white.
But I must say I quite like the white flowers, and it just says 'wedding' all over it!



I worked with acrylics on paper, i really wanted to give it some texture, so i did several layers using white strokes to lighten the colours. This design may well go up on the shop very soon; i'll let you know...


I was quite disappointed that the colour strokes did not show very much in my final pictures. :( Not fair! Scanning was such a waste of time; the tiny scanner I have Is really not up for the job!
So I used my little camera, my sweet little portable Canon. Is 7 years old and still going strong! 

However, I have been thinking for quite sometime to get a new camera; one I can use for filming as well and taking pictures. Now I am trying to decide between these two: Canon EOS 1100D or a Nikon D3200. If any of you guys know anything about cameras do let me know, I love to know what you think! 
Working a lot over here at the moment, come and take a peek if you like! I'm hosting several Meditation based Workshops in the course of the coming months! Sooo exciting! 

Much love to you all
And have the most wonderful end of February Dears x






23 January 2014

Madly in love

I'm adding Valentines cuties in the shop this week!


I hope you will fall madly in love with them

xxx

13 January 2014

society6


my works will soon available also on



 Society 6 for all to enjoy as prints, framed prints and stretched canvases!
Simply follow the link to see what's there.

I will be adding more artwork monthly; and I will use this account for my Children illustrations as well as my Arty stuff. Yay!

Enjoy my dearest!
Love you all 

xxx

12 January 2014

The Holiday Recap

Dearest! 
Hope you had an awesome Christmas and New Years!



I was sick just before Christmas this year, but it all went away by the time Christmas came round. Had an awesome Christmas Eve, with my bro, who lives in the uk too now, yay! ♥ 

On Christmas day we had stocking, and oh my, Santa was so generous this year!
I got a pair of slipper socks, a candle from Mystery Mountain (love that shop!) herbal teas, chocolates… Lots of nice things! Thank you Santa!
Amongst the most awesome "prezzy": Led Zeppelin t-shirt (Thank you Honey!) a great water bottle made with copper (WOW! super cool, super healthy, thank you Honey!) a two litre hob kettle (thank you Bro!) A Magimix for my raw vegan cheese cakes and hummus making (thank you Nan!) Amazing pencil sharpener (thank you Angie!) set of hat and gloves, lots of yummi foods, cinema vouchers and so much more. It has been just wonderful…


We had lots of time to relax and to go on walks, even if the weather was quite wet… we always had a fire to come back to! And Twist is finally understanding the delights of the fireplace and starting to enjoy it (she used to be scared of the the fire last year)


We had lots of chilling out and lots of cooking. We even made a Vegan Panettone in our bread machine! Doesn't it look awesome?!

Here it goes… so easy!



Ingredients:

1/2 tsp yeast
300g Organic Plain White Flour
4 tbsp Agave Nectar
2 tbsp Organic Margarine
1/4 tsp salt
1 Ground Lemon Zest
140 ml Milk alternative
50 g mixed peel (optional)
50g-100g Raisins (to taste-or use chocolate chips!)

1) Mix it all up in your bread machine/mixer, let it rest for about 2 hours

2) The place it in a cake tin and put it in a warm place for at least 1 hour (should double in size)

3) Bake at 150* degrees for 30 minutes.

Jason also decorated it with a chocolate sauce; (I think he made it mixing margarine with chocolate and agave… but i'm not entirely sure! Anyway... i'm sure there are tonnes of recipe for vegan cake decoration…)
Enjoy peeps!
And remember… Panettone it's not just for Christmas you know.
oh, and I love this song!!!
And Micheal, The Passenger, happens to be the son of chap that sings on Shoreham at Sea  with a friend of mine! Just knowing that she knows his dad almost makes me feel famous by association! Isnt this funny and super silly?
Anyway. He is great. Please give this song some love by liking this song on You Tube! He deserves it!

New Years was great. We went out for a meal at lunch time, then watched a movie in the evening with a lovely meal, fell asleep with Twist on our bed shortly after midnight. We went to sleep early so that we could make the most of New Years day! We went to this spa and I loved it!!! Swimming pool, gym, hot steam room, amazing vegan meal, cool mini cinema experience… it was great :) so so nice!


My New years resolution? Yoga course! I found some great classes close to where I live… and I'm staring my new class this week! YAY!

Also improved storage solution in my home. I discovered this lady and I love her approach. She has given me a lot of ideas of how I can improve my already cute and tidy office space, and sorting out areas that perhaps weren't so tidy before (e.g. garage!) (you can see a free video here if you register) I'm so inspired about this I am telling everybody about it! I even shared this with my mom (who is really messy! Sorry mom, but it's true!) I've put together a little board on pinterest, for all you messy bunnies out there… Hope this board will inspire you!


Yesterday I spent the evening getting rid of clutter in the garage and moving Christmas decoration boxes there…mmmh… we have 5 huge boxes!!! I do love my Christmas decorations I must say. Anyway, it looks so nice in there now I could sleep in it!
I hope you will love it!

I'm doing lots of work with my healing web site and healing work, you can find information here if you are interested. I do videos, and readings and spiritual paintings and so much more. 
For now I am going to go and edit some videos for you peeps.
Much love

xxx


05 December 2013

a little inspiration

This is my favourite breakfast ever…
and it happens to be Vegan.


Enjoy

x

03 December 2013

By my bedside

Hello everybody,
How are you all? I hope you are really well.
As we approaching the shorted day of the year and the cold and darkness of the night is encouraing me to spend more time in doors, I have began to reading again. oh how i love to read!
To study, mark the pages, to make notes. Its my favourite. Of all books, I've chosen this one:


The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

I had began reading many years ago, but never reached the end, although I found it absolutely enlightening. This time, I am determined.
Two people close to me have cross to the other side in the last three months. It has been a roller coaster or emotions to say the least. It's has not been easy for me coming to terms with the feeling of 'loss' that i had and still have in my heart - but I believe that this is this way because as a collective we are not trained to think in a certain way. We are trained to live in the past and in the future rather then the present. To think we have all of the time in the world to make the change we want to see in the world. In truth, everything in this reality is extremely un-certain; so it cannot be taken for granted. 

Highly recommend this book to all of you wanting to find out more how to live in the present and how to die in the present, with no regrets or fear; just filled with loving Peace.

with Ahimsa and Satya


01 December 2013

Winter Inspiration

It's the 1st December 2013…
Christmas is definately on it's way!
Get inspired following my Winter Wonderland Pinterest board




Enjoy

x

29 November 2013