Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Mare's Tails & Mackerel Skies..

...My brother and I have always found clouds fascinating, I recently took some pictures whilst on a dreamy!

I love the website "The Cloud Appreciation Society" where cloud lovers unite, here is their lovely manifesto..

WE BELIEVE that clouds are unjustly maligned
and that life would be immeasurably poorer without them.
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We think that they are Nature’s poetry, 
and the most egalitarian of her displays, since 
everyone can have a fantastic view of them.
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We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking’ wherever we find it. 
Life would be dull if we had to look up at 
cloudless monotony day after day.
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We seek to remind people that clouds are expressions of the 
atmosphere’s moods, and can be read like those of 
a person’s countenance.
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Clouds are so commonplace that their beauty is often overlooked. 
They are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul. 
Indeed, all who consider the shapes they see in them will save 
on psychoanalysis bills.
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And so we say to all who’ll listen:
Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and live life with your head in the clouds!

Friday, 19 August 2011

A Thousand Flowers..

A Lovely Summer Scent..
'A Floral Explosion , A Profusion Of Flowers'
Viktor&Rolf - FlowerBomb..

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Miniature Masterpieces By Dalton Ghetti..

..Brazilian born Dalton Ghetti is a Carpenter now based in Connecticut and has perfected the art of crafting these micro sculptures over the past 25 years using a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife and lots of patience as the graphite sculptures can take anywhere between a few months to a few years.  He said: “It would drive me mad when I would be just a bit too heavy handed and the pencil’s tip would break. I would get very nervous sometimes, particularly when the piece was almost finished, and then I would make a mistake. I decided to change the way I thought about the work when I started a new piece my attitude would be ‘well this will break eventually but let’s see how far I get. It helped me break fewer pencils, and although I still do break them, it’s not as often” Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. Ghetti has never sold any of his work but gives it away to friends..

The Pencil Maker Told The Pencil Five Important lessons just before putting it into the box..
Everything you do will always leave a mark.
You can always correct the mistakes you make.
Whats important is whats inside of you.
In life you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will only make you better.
To be the best, you must let yourself be guided by the hand that holds you.

Friday, 5 August 2011

5.8.11-An Introduction..

I have started this blog as a way of archiving the things I do & love, a personal, yet very public way of sharing and recording things i have seen, done, heard, found & loved. I hope to blog about all of my interests and passions and see this as a visual journal of my life that I am able to share and refer back to.