I have agonized for months over how to write this post. There are so many elegantly laced words floating around in my head but I just can't seem to find the right ones to express exactly how this blogger, crafting guru, culinary extraordinaire, photographer, author (among many other things) makes me feel. So I'm just going to share. I have been follow Posie Gets Cozy for a few years now, and every time I visit her page I get a burst of joy! Its hard for me to explain really but viewing and reading Alicia Paulson's post sort of transport me to another time, a simpler time where creating was a part of daily life. All I can says is you have to see for yourself what a brilliantly creative human Alicia is!
Check out the girl on the bottom left and right, she looks oddly familiar.
Barbara Sellers-Young Breath, Movement, Exploration
Most likely don't know this about me but I'm a rocker at heart. One of my first concerts was Metallica and my tape collection back in the day consisted of Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Pearl Jam Ten, and Nirvana Nevermind. So after Facebook stalking one of my newest friends I came across this brilliant gift of music and I wanted to share it with you. Take a listen to these up and coming rock n rollers Initial Mass! (link below)
It was a lovely day for wine... Well any day is a lovely day for wine.!
It never ceases to amaze me how well art and wine go together. This is a stunning artist! Marjorie Dwiggins she has this magical power of conforming leather to her will. These images don't begin to do her work justice.
Looking for something to do on a Sunday? Ballard on a Sunday morning has quite a bit to offer. The Ballard farmers market is a great place to start. Come rain or shine the market is open year round for artisanal breads, organic produce and handmade jewelry among other items. But first I recommend grabbing brunch because you'll need your strength for all the shopping to come.
There are plenty of dining options to choose from, I just happened to pick the place with the crowd (I fully intend on visiting some of the other establishments soon). Bastille has a simple, fresh menu with just a enough choices but not too many to be overwhelming. I opted for the melted leek omelet. Leeks sauteed in butter with a mild white cheese and fresh herbs from the rooftop garden... the eggs perfectly under done, needless to say I was not disappointed.
Beyond the market there are lots of independent shops full of unique goodies for the home, self and original gift ideas. I mostly found myself window shopping other than the soaps and decedent coconut/hibiscus lotion I found in one of the shops. I also happened upon a very original furniture resale and consignment store which I will discuss in a coming post.
I was told If I go to Ballard there is one thing I absolutely had to try, Hot Cakes. The word cake is such a magical word, combine that with chocolate and I'm in heaven... Now combine chocolate cake with molten and I'm reincarnated a thousand times over! (And yes they have gluten free molten chocolate cakes.) Needless to say my Sunday in Ballard was quite perfect!
Life evolves and with it hopefully so do we, so does our creative expression. There have been many changes in my life over the past year and a half, and with these changes I hope to find a renewed sense of inspiration. As we move forward into the coming Spring I know good things will be born from all the not so ideal moments that I have endured in my recent past. The birth of something new is upon us so let the sun shine in.
One of the things I love about the creative world is coming across young artist. The beauty about art is it doesn’t need to be perfect it just requires expressing the gifts within our soul. Expressing his gift is exactly what this young self-taught artist has done. This part-time caricature artist has taken his lessons to the street and by street I mean life. Ty Goodwin learns his craft from the daily experience of life. His goal is a career in animation and visual arts but for now he entertains the social media world with his playful works of art. I get so much joy with every post and I hope you will too.
“My creative process is heavily dependent on creating really simple narratives or short stories, then creating images based on an instance from it.”
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."