Monday, April 23, 2018

BEAUTY IS ITS OWN EXCUSE FOR BEING

hey wonderful ones๐Ÿ’œ

beauty is its own excuse for being

- ralph waldo emerson

one can also say
joy is its  own excuse for existence
๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

it's been a couple of weeks dear wonders. happening ones in a good way. i am to blog on mondays but some of these beginning of the week days are busy with other things and that is how i am running my life and my art. anyways, the main event has been me going to richmond, london to capture beauty but too create some self-portraits among all the spring blossomings offered to us now:))))
i stayed over one night and the first day in richmond i went straight to kew gardens. which was such a serene stunning visual to devour.
i have volunteered a couple of times at havens house and had a meeting with a lovely helen at the swedish church in london's marylebone and am to start helping out there as well starting this coming thursday:) exicted. i too know that my poetry with an image is part of the next kyrkobladet issue, the magazine as published by the swedish church in london and which happens to be my love รฅsa's last issue since she now is moving on for a job at the swedish embassy in london. exciting journeys:)
there has too been a lot of art creation.
summer came instead of spring as well. oh dear. my richmond time was 27 degrees in the shade with no wind. such brilliance. thanks to god and our amazing universe and living mother earth.
i am too almost done reading "a room with a view" as written by e.m forster via an audiobook as read by joanna david. it is divine! i can SO relate to a lucy despite her world being such a long time ago.
of course too, epping has blossomed into something that has been hidden for a very long time and THAT bring me so much joy.
of course before going to richmond i had my roots done and hair blown out to look a tiny bit more beautiful:) i devoured some magazines while this was being done and found some cute inspirations.


meet 
the garden lady
her name is violette amorina
she devours natures blossoms
loves mother earth as it is planted and organized

the dreamy gardeness
 the two photos above are self portraits taken at the wonderful place
of
kew gardens in richmond


a behind the scenes photo before shooting a 3rd selfportrait

it's a wrap
now finally i could put on my sunnies:)
balenciaga if you wonder

of course there were millions of spots to capture for it beauty
beauty as its own excuse for being
which turns in to joy for me to devour
oh dear god in the heavens
thanks


this is a little place in richmond that i found after i had left kew gardens. on my way to the hotel i was to stay in to leave my stuff before going out to enjoy  a summer day while it's still supposed to be spring. 

i went to this wonderful pub in richmond which is right by the canal the thames. this was my view. i had a glorious 2 glasses of sauvignon blanc from chile there while reading a gossip magazine and the fashion publication porter as you can see below. is it not a stunning cover? karlie kloss beauty...!!!


saturday morning i created a tiny morning walk. the thames in richmond. such beauty! don't you agree?

saturday i too came home and uploaded my photos to lightroom.

i am working on this piece. i might make it in to a little postcard for wonders to post to loved ones, only special love joyful messages allowed.
this is a mixed media piece it put in to photoshop

at butchers where i had my roots done i found some inspirations.
i have to say, harper's bazaar uk and its (i think) april issue is astounding.


some of my outfits๐Ÿ˜Š
 the pink faerie lace dress is by vivetta


 this day was the first day of no stockings for the year so i was VERY glad
dress from moonson
and necklace and bangles i bought from haven house

the above dress is from next girls

 the above mirror selfie is from this past sunday. it was 20 degrees in the shade and i was having such a glorious day. i just love warmth and the rays of the sun. dress from top shop. bangle from haven house and hair pin by marc by marc jacobs.

here i am on my way to richmond. fully packed. too wearing makeup. this is early friday morning.

art art art
i am creating every day.
i have so many online classes to follow and learn from
the piece below is soon finished, just not yet

i protect my wooden table with a news paper, one i doodle on too as you can see:)

i have so many mixed media pieces that i am working on and some needs a layer of protection with a layer of gesso so this is what this one is / was in need of. i mix various mediums with my own photography (sometimes as an image transfer) and some victorian scraps which i adore.

the below image of my art table is from yesterday. the little "bear" with the yellow dress is part of the class lifebook 2018 that i am taking. it is all for mental health. she this cuteness is really to pretend she is my protector๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
she is far from done
i am to practicing painting peonies with water colurs

poetry is the world
found a couple of very old poetry books in a charity shop in epping

beauty
don't you agree?

a spring epping





allie
how cute are you?
she is a co-volunteer at the haven house in epping
we work together and i adore her
wednesday i get to see her again๐Ÿ˜Š


i am sooo playing with my iphone x
here's a tiny 8mm vintage film camera snaps of my flat





with much love & joy
alice amorina solantania saga

Monday, April 09, 2018

SPRING HAVENS, CHEKHOV, ROOM'S WITH A VIEW & SUCH WONDERS

hey wonderful spring:)

oh dear it is raining raining every single day but with goodness warmer degrees and so it will be for a little bit still. however we did have a couple of glorious springy days last week when i captured some blossoming beauties:)))

i finished war & peace by tolstoy. i have loved this book SO much. what i loved the most was the characters, and the overall happening in the history of russia & europe even thought it is detailed maybe a tiny bit too much about how history has been recorded and such thingies. but before the 2nd epilog there was a brilliant ending to the main 2 families of the book which thank goodness made it a joy. the language throughout is such poetic beauty.

as i may have mentioned i started a collection of novels as written by anton chekhov and finished the seagull which was very dramatic but too with lovely language, next up is the three sisters.
yesterday i too started listening to a room with a view by e. m forster which i am already 
completely wonderfully in love with :))) and florence sounds like a magic place to be.
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ

today though
... 
i started volunteering at the haven house charity shop here in epping. it was lovely. i am to help out a few hours here and there. the staff and other volunteers are such cuteness kindness wonderful beings. and the charity is such beauty. well it's kind a sadness at the same time. to be ok with the dark and the light at the same time, i guess that is to be human. to appreciate life while at the same time accepting and dealing with grief. one can read all about the whole charity here.

 to be joy have grace and create magic beauty

i adore thee


i looked like this the other day
 a milk maid flowery girl๐Ÿ˜Š
vintage vintage vintage
beyond retro to be exact!

my art table at the moment
work in progress


below is a prep for a new little painting of a bear i am to create
a bear whom represents unconditional love
art for mental wellbeing
i kept some notes for thoughts on self care 2018
i adore my lifebook art class as taught
 by 

not sure if you know but i adore
anna pavlova
this wonderfully quirky ballerina
oh
how i wanna be her
 this little print with her signature i bought out of etsy

i have donated a lot of clothes to haven house
and a while back one of my dresses was in the window
&
yes
oh dear
...
 actually bought it back๐Ÿ˜‚

this is from today in the shop:)))))
wonderful ally & maggie
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

meet haven
this love i named after its former home:)


in my flat when creating being in front of my computer listening to classic fm
this is the typical look

i have a little light tent that i am learning how to use
so put in a little rose there on top of a satin pillow i actually bought at the haven house

played around manipulating this bouquet of lilac roses from marks & spencer


wanna share something again
...
the inspirational magic beauty
of
 she kindly let me interview her for our first issue 
of

such talent๐Ÿ’œ

the swan

did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air-
an armfull of white blossoms,
a perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
into bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
biting hte air iwth its black beak?
did you hear it, fluting and whistling
a shrill dark music - like the rain pelting the trees - like a waterfall
knifing down the black ledges?
and did you see it, finally, just under the clouds -
a white cross streaming across the sky, its feet
like black leaves, its wings like the stretching light of the river?
and did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
and have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
and have you changed your life?

- the magic poetry 
of

i adore the podcast on being with krista tippet

i wish you a happy week of april 9th 2018
faith hope love
alice amorina solantania saga



Monday, April 02, 2018

ART NATURE SPRING...AN APRIL START OF 2018

hey wonderful creatures๐Ÿ’œ

how are you? i hope your weather wherever you are is more sunshiney than here...!!! 
so much rain, but thankfully wonderfully the blossoms of the cherry's are coming blooming๐Ÿ˜Š

i only have 3 hours left of war & peace and am mesmerized. i just love adore the characters as i do the history and story of russia in the time of alexander and napoleon. the book is such poetry as was tolstoy's anna karenina. how i adore thee mr.

so
 had to find other brilliant writers (any suggestions??? would love to hear from you) and started devouring a collection of  chekhov's plays and am now listening to the seagull.
i am loving it. 
it's something with russia:)) 
filled with  poetry wonderfully intriguing human beings.
 adore
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’

other news

i was asked to be part of loughton's art trail by the lovely ruth batten this coming may:)
...

meet
the sisters of violette

exploring with watercolours. taking so many online art classes. so inspired and it just fills my soul & i CAN sit still...!๐Ÿ‘ฐ a major achievement as all know that knows me well and such thingies.

the bird just came out and i filled in the face and wings with a lakeland colour pencil.
she flies up in the heavens.
this is just a work in progress as so many works of mine.

finally after all this cold weather
cherry tree blossoms
yeeeey๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
now please warmer weather ok!? 
dear god in the heavens yes yes yes๐Ÿ’œ

experimenting with cherry blooms on my art table:)

a tiny little thing filled with spring beauty

re-working things since i need to learn how my new computer works with applications that i can now update which is a complete new learning curve.  
oh dear.
anyways this image below is part of my faeries of the flowers series
self-portrait as taken at the isabella plantation in richmond park

a beautiful flower boquette
again
freddies flowers

looked like this the other day
wearing a vintage dress and an antique cross necklace

to be bewitching in all ones naรฏve astonishments
that is the ideal

see you next week:)))
๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
alice saga