woensdag 16 april 2014

Something to celebrate!

My declutter-journey (getting rid of 50 items per week in 2013 and 20 per week in 2014 untill no longer needed-and that will be soon) is finally starting to show in my home and I could'nt feel happier! Today I cleared out my big table (for dining, painting, and storage) it feels so good to see clear space again. To me that is something worth celebrating.

Something else worth celebrating is a collaborative I am working on with my all-things-creative loving sister, which will be about celebrating holidays, milestones, and everything else worth celebrating in a simple but sweet d.i.y. way. 

There was a big threatening cloud blocking our view in the passed year (when one family member has to go through chemo therapy every one is affected as we soon dicovered) Learning to live life day by day and finding something to celebrate in every day was a real life saver for us.

Find something, anything, worth celebrating today. I promise it will make you feel a little (or a lot ;)) better!

(Thanks Ibb for the theme today)

vrijdag 11 april 2014

Rejuvenation II









What a priveledge to be invited to a place like this, a place where dreams are refined. 

(Thank you sweet friends:))

woensdag 9 april 2014

Rejuvenation









Its one of the contradictions of our time, that despite of all the modern technique (which I am gratefull for) it somehow seems to fail to make our  lives simple. I still cant figure out why living more simple is such a complex task. Fortunately we do have the luxury of free time more than ever before. Spending my free time on a place like this is very rejuvenating and makers me one happy camper! 

woensdag 2 april 2014

Inspiration



It's a funny thing really, inspiration.. Although I gained insight in how I can stay inspired, it's still largely a mystery to me how inspiration comes and goes and maybe it is better that way. Slowing down is always a big one for me. (Pic 1&2: lazy days), but the biggest lesson for me has been accepting there is a time for everything. Times of overflowing ideas and times of organising and conserving. The challenge is to trust inspiration will return, it always does. (Pic 3: work in progress)


woensdag 19 maart 2014

In a distance..


Suddenly such a distance between us.. Of all the changes going on at the moment, this is probably the most difficult one*, but at the same time I am thankfull to have people in my life who make saying good bye so hard**

* my sister migrated last week
** paraphrasing Pooh
1. Drawing while talking with my sister about her then upcoming move
2. Birthday portrait a few weeks ago
3. Thank God for Skype!


woensdag 26 februari 2014

Experiment





I feel very much drawn to 'life-experiments'. Changing your routine for a set period of time, following a set of rules never fails to refresh your perspective. I did a lot of Minimalism-related experiments. Getting rid of x amount of stuff a day or quitting social media/tv for an amount of time. I found out it can be integrated with every day life. I am already making up new ones.. What about you?

donderdag 20 februari 2014

A sunny february night

                     
            
Really enjoyed making this