“When we try to pick something out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe” - John Muir
List #007.. A collection of blog posts, articles, short films & links to inspire and invigorate a more conscious way of life.
It's nearing the middle of the year and it seems for so many, including me, it's a time when we often have our heads down, working through our to do lists, getting through the weeks. And sometimes it's hard to see through the busy and everyday happenings, to the inspiring and thought provoking. So this is why, I love to create these lists, so that over the weekend, we can all find a moment to be invigorated again, to feel that creative energy deep within, nurture those ideas and go outside and reconnect with the earth beneath our feet.
The more we grow in our little patch, the more I begin to recognise, the profound connection we all have with the earth and our food . I found this essay a wonderful exploration into reclaiming the sacred in food and farming.
How beautiful is this farm and creative family. I just adore natural dyeing and it's something I can't wait to do more of in the future. This article just makes my heart sing.
Oh Milkwood, you've done it again. Every time I visit the Milkwood blog I get inspired to go outside and get dirty. This article on making your own seed raising mixture is just fabulous.
In the midst of a hectic last few weeks, I've been missing my daily yoga practice. I really enjoyed this article, about commitment to consistency and am very much look forward to getting back on the mat over the weekend.
Kirsten Rickert's world is just so enchanting. Not only is she an talented creative, she's also the most gentle and inspiring soul. I just adored this film she made with her gorgeous girls about helping save the bees. You can also find a divine in depth interview with Kirsten about her projects and life philosophy over at Spiral Elixir.
Tiny homes, I just can't get enough! While I don't think we'll ever live in anything this tiny, I love exploring homes like this one, as inspiration for ways I can better organised, refine and de-clutter our own little cottage. I especially love the open shelving!
And just because two tiny homes are better than one.. This gorgeous home, featured in a short film from The Design Files is sure to make you want to pack up and go tiny!
Have you seen this breathtaking short film? It's such a beautiful insight into how wolves are an essential part of natural eco-systems.
And speaking of short films.. This is one if you are feeling unsure about the future generations of the planet. So inspiring to see vibrant young people changing the world.
Also on my to make list.. Chai! It's certainly chai weather here. I'm still trying to recreate the perfect Confest chai blend, so I love trying out different recipes. This one from Matt & Lentil looks so tasty!
A series of raw musings, straight from the pages of my journal. Thoughts, about life, change, dreams, the future and finding home.
Written on the May New Moon..
"There is a magic to this Autumn day, a promise of great and beautiful thing to come. A change in the air and a time to let go, surrender all the fear and embrace all the possibilities. The gentle quiet, the afternoon sun, the deep joy of hearing the pen make its way across the page, reminds me how much I miss visiting this corner of my world, and how I need to come by far more often. I feel at ease, just getting the words out, a chance to untangle the day, to be in the moment. Within each breath and each idea, there is a stillness that washes over me. And a certain joy that the new moon brings. It is a time to shuffle the deck, draw a card, let it all go and breath deeply into all the wonderful possibilities.
Our journey to find our home is on its way. I can vision the gumboots at the door and the smoke neatly curling from the chimney. And there is peace and quiet, the bliss filled quiet that comes from cultivating a conscious life. "
Over the years I've always enjoyed reading everyone's Taking Stock posts, but I've never actually written one myself. And it just seems like the perfect kind of post for today, in the middle of the month, in the midst of exciting happenings, makings and doings. Thank you lovely Ashley for reminding me about these great posts and to the wonderful Pip for her Taking Stock concept.
Wanting: A new couch. A nice, comfortable, squishy, cosy, afforable, toddler proof couch
Looking: At the beautiful last flourish of snapdragons
Playing: In the garden, our dirt girl would dig to China if she could, I'm sure
Deciding: On a plan of attack to organise my studio desk once and for all.
Wishing: There were a few more hours in the day (in the best way possible!)
Enjoying: The Autumn sunshine through the kitchen window
Waiting: For the kale and rainbow chard to grow big enough to start harvesting
Liking: Bloglovin for fixing my posts! Hooray, it's working again!
Wondering: When the oranges on our tree will be ripe enough to enjoy
Loving: That we are nearly ready to relaunch the Wilde Asher store
Pondering: How best to tackle the up coming Mercury Retrograde. I think I'll start with a list.
Considering: Moving all the bedrooms and studio around. I'm a bit of a gypsy and can't keep everything in the same spot for too long.
Watching: Rachel Khoo and Poh & Co. on SBS on Demand. Such inspiring ladies! Hoping: I have enough time for a little new moon yoga this afternoon Marvelling: At beautiful, kind and supportive online community
Needing: Another cup of tea
Smelling: My new beeswax candle
Wearing: My awesome pair of $4 thrifted jeans.. everyday.