Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photo walk in golden autumn sunshine

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This is not part of a camera filled with tea. It's a thermo cup camera-style. And today it made a grown man bump into a lamp post because he couldn't believe I was having one camera around the neck and drinking out of an objectif?? I really am sorry for him....

This is not part of a camera filled with tea. It’s a thermo cup camera-style. And today it made a grown man bump into a lamp post because he couldn’t believe I was having one camera around the neck and drinking out of an objectif?? I really am sorry for him….

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Look at this amazing blog about Art Journaling. (and get your art supplies as well as a sketchbook ready if you feel like it.)

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Painting is stillness to me - as I mostly paint without Music or audiobook in the background (unlike sketching for some reason...) Just the very gentle sounds which are being created by putting colour on canvas/paper.

Painting is stillness to me – as I mostly paint without Music or audiobook in the background (unlike sketching for some reason…) Just the very gentle sounds which are being created by putting colour on canvas/paper.

 

 

 

http://artjournaling.blogspot.de/

 

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Acoustic tunes for a cosy Sunday morning

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As an early bird on a Sunday morning I noticed that…well…autumn really is very much here now. Like it has arrived with all character treats it can have. And autumn can be so atmospheric.

In autumn I watch myself getting my “seasonal” music and books out.

Book-wise this is for example Hesse’s  ‘Narcissus and Goldmund’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as well as everything by Helene Hanff, whose favourite season might have been autumn telling from her books 🙂

Music wise I’ll go get the acoustic albums of the following bands:

Icelandic heartwarming sounds by Sigur Ros:

And..not too far from Iceland, namely Norway: Kings of Convenience. Watch this video to learn new dance moves 🙂

and last for this Sunday morning: José Gonzalez el virtuoso at the Nylon string guitar.

Hope you enjoy. Happy Sunday!

 

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Kitchen (my favourite room) – blind contour drawing is fun :)

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Tea’s ready!

Before heading for the farmers’ market in a bit, I felt like sharing with you that I now have my favourite tea for the autumn. What? Yes. It’s as simple as that, or maybe not?

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This tea is home-made by a little bio-herbal-pharmacy in my hometown. Every year in autumn they make this herbal tea with natural cinnamon flavour, which has to rest before going on sale. It’s got organic cinnamon oil to rest in (or so I was told, I am not too familiar with the exact making process) and beside herbs it got pieces of apple, orange and lime, cardamom… it’s an oriental note and it makes you dip your nose into the package before brewing it 🙂

As the herbal-pharmacy isn’t exactly around the corner from my place, I phoned them to ask if the particular tea is already on sale. They said no and asked how much I’d like of it once it’s ready. They wouldn’t have started the production of it before early November but getting a phone call about it made them actually get the tea ready (it takes 2 days or so). So a few days later, last Thursday, the pharmacy called to tell me that “my” tea is ready.

Oh happy day, it’s fresh and spicy and warms you from the inside. And it’s like the smell matches the multicoloured leaves outside. I am just being thankful for little shops going the extra mile for customers. And I am more than happy that an older Lady asked me if she could “have a sniff” at the package haha and then bought several of them, too.

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The Present Moment is Underated

Thank you a whole lot to ‘Mindful Person’ to post Andy Puddicombe’s (from Headspace) TED talk! Amazing 10 minutes spent for everyone interested in mindfulness practice!
Here’s a recent post on my blog on Headspace.
https://theartoflivingintheverymoment.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/interested-in-meditation-maybe-you-might-like-to-stop-by-at-headspace/

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Interested in Meditation? Maybe you might like to stop by at Headspace

Sitting on this meditation cushion for about 400 days so far has taught me a lot about saying yes to situations, emotions, things which are not always easy to accept.

Sitting on this meditation cushion for about 400 days so far has taught me a lot about saying yes to situations, emotions, things which are not always easy to accept.

What is Headspace?                                

“Headspace is a project designed to demystify meditation. Using the wonders of science and technology, we make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life.” (taken from the website, see link below)

Sounds interesting?

Then feel invited to go this interesting Website . If you are on Facebook and you follow “Headspace” there, you may see that Andy, one of the makers of Headspace, often posts questions or facts about meditations which only take half a minute to read but motivate you to keep up or build your own meditation practice.

I personally do not need the support of any Website to appreciate the benefits of meditation and Keep the practice up,  but I find it really wonderful that people who might usually not come across this Topic might find it through media and the Internet.

 

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Coffee or tea? A thank you to all new followers and for amazing comments in the past weeks!

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wax crayons and coloured pencils on index Cards

There is no bad weather, there is just wrong clothing people say. Well……yes. Agreed.

But there is a cosy, incense-scented loggia, crayons and coloured pencils and tons of Images/ideas in my System calling me and also a self-made tracklist with Songs of Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Jonathan Jeremiah and Elvis Perkins….which made me appreciate autumn colours from the inside and dedicate myself to index Card drawings.

By this I would love to say thank you very much to all new followers for stopping by at my blog,

reading, commenting and even following it! Thank you! I very much appreciate this!!!!

Have a lovely Sunday everyone!

 

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Allow yourself to be you-as-a-child (…and get the crayons out)

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