Sunday, February 28, 2010

to paint the world

some favourite paintings by Matisse

because it seems such a joy to paint the world they knew for us

& a medley of pastel rainbows
because today the heart is searching for something sunny :)

{images 3-9, my favourite images from chez fifi}

Saturday, February 27, 2010

foreign lands

standing in line at the local newsagent, i was amused to find half the shop divided into sparkly trinkets for girls, & the other half full of sporting stuff for boys, and me, realizing i would have no idea how to stock the boys half of the shop-so when i got home, i thought i'd explore foreign lands{right in my own backyard}

today is a collection of people, & how they make us whole

Thursday, February 25, 2010

to treasure~

today is fragile & all too quickly fleeting

Monday, February 22, 2010

}a family photo shoot,

today is gratitude for my precious family, always happily obliging for my family portrait ideas, the theme "Hitch your wagon to a star", & the quote "there is beauty all around, when there's love at home"~today i love my family!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

precious pink!!!

this week has been overwhelmingly busy...& these pink sanctuaries look like the perfect place to incredibly inviting!!! :)

Happy Pink Saturday!!! hope its a lovely one!!!

-images via elle magazine &

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

if i were a painter...

several months ago i was reading etc. by Sibella Court & i was struck by the beauty of the names of the paint in her palettes. i couldnt help but to come up with 4 lists of names i would use if i were developing paints...

although too weary to get out the paints & mix precisely what i had envisaged, i used some fabric & string & a few photos i had on hand to give you somewhat of an idea...

it also struck me that what colour i might imagine for a name such as "bottled smiles" might be different from what you might imagine it as...if when you read a name you feel like a particular colour should match it?

{moonshine, opal(shimmering cream), custard, blushing nectar, petal, baby rose, sweet pea, morning dew, frangipani glow, tinted clamshell}

{glazed meringue, refined silk, heavenly ardour, distant seashore, bursting love, vivid December, flocked cerise, quiet happiness, delicate tidings}

{floral bounty, seabed, lichen(a raspberry colour), saffron, vintage awnings, indigo horizons, irish decadence, lucky stars, velvet armoirs, bottled smiles}

{cinnamon, oak, nutmeg, ancient pewter, frosted silver, pecan surprise, limewash, oxygen(stark white), black apparel}

today is a palette of inspiration & the colour of a smile...

& lovely congratulations to a beautiful blog, Anywhere i lay my head, who won the giveaway!!!{please email me your mailing addy at} & also a pretty something for Christina too!!! loveliest wishes

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

pink frills

pink wallpapers

pink gowns

pink prams

& pink cardies

for a weekend of softest pink...wishing you all a beautifully Pink Saturday & a Happy Valentines day!!! {with a pink giveaway} & special prayers for Beverly of How Sweet the Sound today, who is undergoing surgery...please do stop by & say hello to her!!!

image #1 marc jacobs, #2-3 papilio, #4 martha stewart, #5-6 ebay

Thursday, February 11, 2010

~a time for fairytales~

today is a day of seeking & searching {oh where could prince charming be?}, waiting while slaying dragons{of the fiercesome imagined variety}, fingers aptly crossed, singing lullabies dreamily, & all the stuff of fairytales!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

~a Valentine's gift~

a Valentine's journal, from me to you
because it is a time for kindness & little hearts!!! & because i had wanted to do a Christmas giveaway but so busy was i! so please leave a message on this post & i'll announce the winner next Wednesday

may your week be filled with lots of the sweetest things...