On top of the world here the other day. Not sure if it was a mountain but certainly felt like it! A steep, steady climb then a wonderful view over the reservoir, walking amongst sheep and heather, then heading down again. I felt that sense of insignificance and radiating energy that Stef from @needle_and_pine talks about for today’s #maymagick2019 prompt.
I also had a bit of a mountain moment last night thinking about all the things I want to do especially for my Quiet Writing biz when I get back home soon.
I couldn’t sleep as all the thoughts came, the overwhelm. Desires mounting up, making a mountain out of a molehill, wanting to climb every mountain all at once. I could feel my confidence withering as the mental list grew.
Best to take this free, easy, on top of the world, radiating, tranquil, mountain energy feeling with me to help positively and calmly work through my goals and priorities. The night-time making mountains business is not much help for moving ahead!
Do you relate? What do you do to calm that sense of overwhelm?
➡️ morning pages + tarot
➡️ getting out of my head - swimming and walking
➡️ making a list, note, mind-map or vision board
➡️ chatting to friends and coaching buddies who I can bounce off to get a sense of what’s important
➡️ seek out coaching to help me get clarity
And you? #quietwriting#landscapes#mountain#mountainsoutofmolehills
A couple of pictures because Handmade with love should never be underestimated.
Stitch by stitch with careful thought and soothing moments with your hands and needles.
This is how this project from @knitcrate felt. I received it last summer but just got to work with it a few weeks ago. The deep and vibrant colors and the soft yarn from @iamfullyspun along with this delicate shawl pattern with so many eyelets, was just what I needed while working on charts and sketching new patterns.
This Shawl will be available in my @etsy shop on Saturday. This is such a light weight shawl perfect for the Spring and the not so warm Summer nights. If you are a Maker and would like to try the monthly @knitcrate box, I highly recommend it. You can find the Knitcrate link in my bio.
Have a lovely evening... after chaperoning my son’s class today at The Bronx Zoo, I am just exhausted and ready to go to bed way earlier than usual. 😉
2 days ago
When any form of romper arrives in studio @smitherystyle you better believe that @islapearllife is the first to get her hands on them 😆🤦♀️.
Want to shop with @smitherystyle and check out new arrivals before they hit the site? Book a Personal Style Session Monday - Friday or shop during open hours on Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm.
1 day ago
New goodies are in the shop and our new floral statement necklaces are giving me all the heart eyes 😍- So be expecting to see a lot more of these beauties! 🌻 Link in our bio to shop
3 days ago
From hide to bag! Leather craft is so tactile and fun. Man, watching the playback on this is wild. What a fun bag to make! Final photos tomorrow!
Happy Friday! Who else is looking forward to the weekend??
1 day ago
Frame within a frame
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I met up with my friends in Hayes Valley, a chic neighborhood in SF with lots of boutiques and restaurants.
I was really excited to see all the new stores since the last time I was there! All the cute shops put me in the mood to pick up a few things.
But guess what? I was done shopping in ONE hour and I picked up... nothing... I was kinda disappointed. 😕
Now I think of it, I was getting tired of trying to figure out what each of these cute stores ACTUALLY sell.
They're all very well-designed with beautiful store layout, and even the aroma was ON point (gotta love the warm woody scent).
When I was browsing, people just went in, took photos and left. It made me sad to see that. 😔 But seriously though, when people are confused with what you sell, that's what happens...
💁🏻♀️ You gotta be clear on what you're selling, so people know what they’re buying.
💡 Wanna know more about why being simple and clear is the way to go? Check out our latest post at 👉🏻oleaandfig.com/blog.
For now, I think I'm still in a love / hate relationship with in-store shopping, hah! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Brand shoot for @aimi.photo
Photography by @radostina.photography
Hair & makeup @urbanbeautyloft.fiona
Creative direction & wardrobe styling by us
1 day ago
I designed the Vision Workbook because I genuinely believe there’s power in writing your intentions on paper. It takes work to design your ideal life and the first step is making a plan. Check the link in bio to order your copy. You can reach those dreams, but this is your challenge: Dare to dream a little bigger. #curioustribe
You are the master of your
Destiny, you can make your life
What you want it to be.
Just start Now... Vision
1 day ago
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1 day ago
Design Trends 2019: Isometric design
While open compositions leave some things out, isometric designs create whole universes in tiny little spaces. Isometric design sounds highly technical, but it’s simply a method of drawing a 3D object in two dimensions. The drawing is simple and clean, but has a depth that flat design can’t compete with. The arena where this trend is heating up the most is with icons. Isometric icons have a lot more tactility and warmth than flat design, drawing users in. Plus they are saved to a smaller file size than 3D, so you get all of the bang with none of the lag! .
1 day ago
I've spent almost 90 days away from posting on social media, mostly because it's felt like a cloud of negative static and noise, so I felt that standing back and removing my voice from all of it would help give me back some clarity about why I post and what I post.
I'm currently packing up my tiny office, as we get ready to head into a new chapter of life in a new city.
Feels like everything, not just where I call home is changing, and finally my arms are open, ready to take it all in. 🖤
1 day ago
🌿 What a week! Anybody else hanging for some downtime? 🌿
If you are it’s not too late to join us tomorrow morning for some rest and relaxation. .
Don’t know about you but I’m hanging for this! We’ve had drama, drama, drama all week long and even had a loved one pass away but this is exactly why we need to be intentional about rest. So let’s make the most of the opportunity. It’s going to be so good. Hope to see you there 💗
Click the link in the bio to save your spot 💗