I love visiting Enchanted Owls for words of wisdom and musings illustrated in a beautiful uniqueness with quirky motifs and perfect colour combinations. It is where I go for my ‘thought for the day’ and never fails to make me smile, these are some recent favorites, the words ring true, non? :
Recently I have been feeling the pressure of my mail art commitments and worrying about the amount of time it takes to create a package worthy of sending, as setting up my own business is going to require strict budgets not only with my money but also with my time. However, today I fell back in love with it completley after seeing three beautiful hand scribed and decorated envelopes nestled together on the floor underneath my letterbox.
Firstly some art from ezerd for winning a Twitter competition, I loved it so much especially the cake print! I shall definatley be sending something in return.
Next was a package from Hailey Restuccia of Bella and Tino, It was right up my street as it contained a vintage hand embroidered napkin and some old images of doilies and crochet:
And then, an absolutley beautiful collection of artful goodies from Jeannine Saylor, I have found myself really looking forward to Jeannine’s envelopes, they are always so thoughtful and personal, I found this one especially heartwarming as it was really ‘me’, the colours of the watercolour prints of flora and fauna are just beautiful and I love the map and stamp images. I am also enjoying our little button swap:
Loving this beautiful wallpaper panel/ affordable grandfather clock from Anthropologie
Today was lovely; I spent my lunch break in the garden soaking up some sun with Luna and I received a beautiful bundle of mail art from Sumi Senthi. She sent me so many artful treats including some original artwork (which I LOVE) my favorite being the personalised typewriter illustration, two badges, some collected bits and a pretty little letter. Another burst of joy through my letterbox.
There’s nothing quite like the English seaside and St Ives is probably my favorite, I’ve been so many times that it feels like visiting an old friend, I fall for its charm every time, and despite the crowds I always feel calm, inspired and refreshed when I’m there, maybe it’s the particularly unique colour palette of blues and whites. We went there this weekend and I also fell in love with camping again.
Fine Little Day is a beautiful blog by Elisabeth Dunker from Sweden*, she also has a little shop full of all things I love; prints that echo folk art and 1950’s modernism, quirky line drawings, cushions, quietly stylish colours and mountains:
(this pattern was done by 8 yr old Otto Dunker, how cute)
*Everything cool comes from Scandinavia, Fact.