Monday, February 19, 2018

THE SPIRIT OF A ROSE

that would be me

helloπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

finally had my roots done:)
magic by a simon at butchers in shoreditch
both jumpers from next and denims by juicy couture

 it's been a few weeks, as i told in my previous blogpost i am building new habits for my 2018! so excited about this. so there are new daily, weekly & monthly habits for me:) finally i am now adding this blog as a weekly. hopefully to always publish on a monday. i am too adding a weekly artist date (famously known from julia cameron's book the artist way) which will happen tomorrow, i am going to the lovely wallace collection in marylebone:) πŸ’œπŸ˜Ši have kept up my daily journaling & art creation which have me be such a happy person.

played with my camera & photoshop plus picmonkey
 tiny dried flowers on a cute kitchen cloth from marks & spencer
on top of my scanner...!!!
small spaces😊

my table that i "set" 3 times a day for various things

the most important thing being creating art



i joined life book 2018 as created by the amazing human being tamara laporte
a year filled with art as taught by her & some other amazing girls/ ladies.



each day is learning by doing


a friday art class moment
taught by the wonderfully amazing jason rose
here's my little art work following his demonstration😊

i am writing prose / a poem for the swedish church next issue and am looking for an image to go with it and found some polaroids i took in the spring of 2016
kew gardens & the lovely house with cherry blossoms is in dulwich village
before epping i lived almost 8 years in dulwich if you did not know:)

i have so many images from my little flat, will show more next time or so. the art materials is not really supposed to be there. they are supposed to be in various buckets...
see my little polaroid portfolio:)? it's a collection of girls i photographed in my garden in east dulwich, which i too styled most of them for the french publication crash magazine. the cover is of jessie dunne and this shoot was for that magazine. such a lovely girl she is.


some outfits since i saw you last!!!
the day after simon had done my roots:) 
wearing a zara girl dress & a marc by marc jacobs hair pin

a vintage prairie dress with a jumper from next

a school girl shirt with peter pan collar from marks & spencer, next dress and a vintage cardie from beyond retro

h&m jumper with a prada dress worn beneath

a princesse outfit
for
a personal project



inspiration for the dress above:)))


open your eyelids now closed
that brush on a maidens dream;
i am the ghost of a rose
that you wore at the ball last night.
you plucked me still silvered with pearls
sprinkled like tears from the hose,
and throughout the glittering scene
paraded all night was i seen.

o you who caused my death
unable to chase it away
throughout the night, my ghost of a rose
will come to dance by your bed.
but have no fear, i shall claim
no mass nor de profundis;
this faint perfume is my soul
and from parardise do i come.

my destiny may serve for envy;
for no better death could one have
than thus to have given ones life.
for, i have your breast as my tomb
and there one the headstone where i respose
a poet has left me a kiss
and written: "here lies a rose
of which, kings are inclined to be jealous".

- le spectre le la rose
thΓ©ophile gautier

the ghost of a rose
as
translated by david paley


i am a spirit of a rose you wore to the dance

would love to shoot it here

the magic of pergola gardens πŸ’œ

faith hope love
from yours truly
alice saga

see you next week:)))

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AND...I WAS ALIVE IN THE BLIZZARD OF THE BLOSSOMING PEAR:)


and i was alive in the blizzard of the blossoming pear,
myself i stood in the storm of the bird-cherry tree.
it was all leaflife and starshower, unerring, self-shattering
power,
and it was all aimed at me.

what is the dire delight flowering feeling always earth?
what is being? what is truth?

blossoms rupture and rapture the air,
all hover and hammer,
time intensified and time intolerable, sweetness raveling rot.
it is now. it is not.

- osip mandelstam may 4, 1937

lovely creatures:)

a january just passed by 
just like that
one of those new beginnings blessedness :)πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ˜Š

the sweetness goodness of violette
is
what i am aiming for

to have grace

a few notes...finally i have renewed my passport as helped by the lovely talented super human kindness Γ₯sa of the swedish church magazine in london. fridays has been spent in art class with the wonderful jason rose whom walked me through an under painting recently (while too working on my girls...) which i did with my own style but maybe more importantly my fave colours:))) i had other mornings with a lovely tony whom helps me with my life. other from that i continued war & peace by tolstoy and its volume II edition...ohlalala the language:))) adore adore adore. it's been a lot of creation happenings as well.

too every day is a day towards light. that brings me joy!

oh i tell you

in the blizzard of beauty
magic happens



playing with photography and manipulations

my little home
how i love thee
let me count the ways
πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
the mermaid beauty is by simona candini
&
the pink love with the butterfly is by yishu wang 

 flowers from freddies flowers
i now have an even more beautiful bouquet :)))



i told you about my faerie as gifted to me over christmas:)


art class


jason rose quirkyness happy

a happy face
which
i think would be me!!!
😊
 vintage vintage and more vintage:)

the above knit jumper is by h&m

i'll leave you with this
annie stegg
such an inspiration

more by annie
this image i got from her site with her companion justin

i have so much more to share. i have enrolled in this magic art course online which is called lifebook 2018, well i call mine the book of sweetness magic:) will tell more in the next post.

as i mentioned in my previous post, i am building up new habits for 2018 and so far the journaling has been happening every day:) then i had 2 weeks of adding setting the table for art creation and for a few days another habit has started to take form:))) that of creating daily art after setting the table and of course afterwards setting the table again for next day's journaling:) 
too i have a new beauty up on my wall!

in the blizzard of beauty and i am alive
yeeeey
😊

faith hope love
alice

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS, A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS & AN EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST FLAT:)))

hey:)))
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ‘°
 happy 2018 beautiful creatures!!!

it's been a while, i have enjoying the holidays and such things. it's so exciting with a new year. have you planned anything? a new habit? maybe something special to be experienced this year? i have decided to slowly build up some good cute habits, the first one i have started with is journaling every day. right now it's all about how i wanna spend this year & i have so many ideas:))) my second habit that will start in a week or so is to set the table and to use the table (the one you see below) to create daily art so be it painting, drawing, poetry and alike. not big things but for daily practice and learnings.

my mantra for 2018

be joy
have grace
create magic beauty

a moment 2 days ago
i had managed to put up lace curtains:)))

cuteness:)))

this is before christmas....i had no idea where to start really to make my little flat ready for my aunt and stepfather visiting me:)))) i wanted to create a lovely day for us.
πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

oh dear this is only 2-3 days before my family's arrival:)))

the day before christmas:)))
i had finally gotten my stuff together and i love it:)))
here i am reading the holiday issue of daphne's diary, i adore this magazine!
simona candini had too sent me a cuteness christmas blessings:)

christmas morning
i was sooo anticipating my guests, such an exciting morning for me
hosting our christmas and everything
december 24th, 2017

for a breakfast thing i had created a vegan risalamalta:))) 
delicious i thought as did my aunt and stepfather
first time creating this one
my aunt brought glΓΆgg:)))

happy wonders of mine
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

a little tree with gifts beneath
😊😊😊

captured some photos around my decorated flat


i loved my advent calendar from liberty's

my aunt created our main meal of the day
the best i have had in a looong time
such a delight our day was


lights candy lights candy
candy candy candy
&
some angels

marzipan perfection

moster o hans
πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

the next day i hung out in my new softie cutie "shoes"
aren't they adorable?
i was given so many lovely gifts, including a faerie:)))

my victorian scraps
art work mixed media 2018 planning

some outfits during these past weeks:))
vintage dress & hm knit jumper

chloe dress & hm glasses

this hm dress was my christmas outfit

topshop
except jumper that is from hm

the day after christmas:) or probably your christmas since this is the 25thπŸ’œ


my new years was spent right here with my 2018 journaling book
i looked like this:)

another habit of mine is to blog weekly and possibly on the same day weekly, not sure when i am to implement this one since i have a few other habits i wanna start first, for ex. study french and start baking vegan grainfree goodies weekly for a book i wanna publish.

i wish you a magic 2018 filled with joy

xxx
alice saga