The latest Lorna Jane bootcamp, I believe is one of the most positive actions to come of the Move Nourish Believe campaign yet. In checking my emails this evening I came across the Believe Bootcamp. It's all about self-love and quelling the incessant, insistent destructive voice of the ego that is more than often, ever present in young women today. We are consumed by comparison, stress and self-loathing, and it is truly about time we put that to rest. Realistically, this can be a little easier said than done. But if it's something that you know is about time you conquered - here is a great place to start.
Thoughts become things. This is also a little something I like to have sent to my inbox every weekday. Sometimes a little unbiased perspective and a pick-me-up is all you need to centre yourself.
Saturday finds me up early, skyping with my dear cousin and Godson. Pushing a few design bits and bobs around and enjoying the cooler morning with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea and delicious golden crumpets.
Whilst on my usual blog perusal I came across the prettiest nails I have seen - watercolour DIY nail painting via A Cup Of Jo. Delicate and intriguing, with the right amount artist embellishment. On to the ever-growing spare time to-do/experiment list!
I'm off to enjoy the Autumn sun and light breeze by the river.
It just so happens that more days of the week than not these days, I am at a gorgeous and quaint little coffee shop in Hendra, an inner-city Brisbane suburb, with the most immaculate attention to detail and well-dressed staff.
It's also home of the Queensland Barista 2012 and well, the coffee - is unbelievable. Boasting two signature haus blends and ever-changing single origins on offer, I believe I'm about to embark on a unique and a little unexpected journey. A journey, or an education that is awakening the senses to say the least!
It's funny what life gives you. Curve-balls followed by simple pleasures... Aaaaahhhhhhh!
Autumn is here. And the weather is undecided here is Brisbane. Rain for days or humidity - or both. I am looking forward to the crisp, fresh mornings, the inviting smell of warm, roasting coffee or a pot of freshly brewed tea. Soft doonahs, Saturdays in layers, blankets by the TV. Scarves and boots and t-shirts in the sunshine... The multitude of colour on the branches of the Plain trees and the crunchy ones fallen beneath your feet. I look forward to Easter at home with family and Love and a mischievous cat.
If you cannot be paid to do what you love right now or to get creative and piece together visual wonders may you have a sketch pad, a blog and a will to search for inspiring notions to share with the world - for those that come across you and your space. Your little place on the world wide web. This is mine and I'm on a journey that seems a little obscure at the moment. Perseverance however, is my key to pushing forward and pursuing that dream. Every now and then it's nice to wander through the blogs and inspirational sites you're fond of to rekindle a little creative fire. Spending 'free-time' amongst the applications and such, in search of the wonderful things that resonate with me. What lights your fire?
I came across this today, and it's pretty much right on point.
Whilst working away on design pieces for a Brisbane restaurant, downtime sees me renewing my love for Pinterest and lifting ones spirits with the inspirational quotes and beautiful typo/photopgraphic artworks you can find there. In my explorations I was lead here, and had to share the quote landed upon and simple beauty evoked through her collected imagery.
Day 18 of the new year and this is my first post. What's been keeping me? Well, as the year ended last year a curve-ball caught and a breathe of fresh air has seen some serious behind-the-scenes work take place.
So without rambling, I have waited til now to blog. To share a little quote to carry through your day, week, year, rest of your life. Sometimes you don't know whether it's good luck or bad luck, but what you do in the interim without giving up surely counts; and let's the Universe know you're ready for the next big thing.