oh hello gorgeous sunshine !
green beautiful trees !
bright happy colours of spring everywhere !
warmthhhhhhh....yes yes yes this was a lovely inspiring week on our trip down to south carolina. nothing makes me happier than being with my family, barefoot in the sunshine. and being with creative friends makes it even juicier! faith is a dear friend and real live she-lives-and-breathes-it artist. a warm, generous one at that. we bounced oodles of ideas and inspiration off each other and i loved all the creative energy swirling around. it felt so good ! our kids had a marvellous time together and we loved their beautiful city of charleston. inspiration everywhere we looked...and some nostaligia being in the deep green and vast blue, reminded me of *home* in many ways :)(faith with her number one fan making nature mandalas)i've been so inspired by faith's nature mandalas for a long time (she posts them regularly on her instagram @faithevanssills #faithsmandalas) and enjoyed watching her create them and having a go myself while we were in bali together. i've been making the time for myself to do this each week - just a few minutes on a monday - and looking forward to the simple practice of slowing and creating something from nature. much needed soul-stuff!
while at the beach on our last evening together we gathered washed up sticks and shells and flowers the girls had brought to create together...if i were a bird i'd decorate my nest just like this i think :)i'm holding onto as much of the loveliness and inspiration from this week as i can, to tide me over until our next beach art fun on the cape later this month. still some space if you are thinking of joining us!