Last weekend we went from this
to this, in twenty four hours.
Since then, the week has been a blur of family life, jewellery designing, business course homework and, as you can see, some major footling of this blog layout, (html wizardry by the saintly and very clever Lina Bronson). I hope you like the cleaner, calmer style? It is something that I am working on across the board, this simplification, streamlining idea - perhaps a January clear-out mood, perhaps the desire to see the wood for the trees? You know that lovely, calm feeling you can get when you are in a big, open natural environment - perhaps looking out to sea, or taking in a huge view of hills and fields - that sense of perspective and relaxation, peace even? It is exactly that feeling I want infused in my jewellery, my flowers, my garden, my blog - whole darn life really! Little objects and spaces of calm and beauty. Some people search for excitement and drama instinctively, I search for serenity and calm perhaps because I am quite dramatic by nature and need some ying to my yang? The picture below, taken by my back door, is full of that feeling to me.
There are still a few things to finish off with the blog redesign, and then the Wild Acre jewellery website will be matched to it. Happy days!
I also just want to sneak a January mood board in before the end of the month - an idea of Karin's, to create a simple foraged collection of nature's offering each month to distill the colours and mood of each month in the garden. Right up my alley. This one was done in extreme haste as the light was failing and children howling for tea, so hopefully the ensuing ones will be a little more considered and better photographed! Really, they are just a nature table, I always loved those as a kid.
The very first snowdrops and hellebores, a viola and tiny heuchera leaf. It makes me feel that Spring isn't so very far away after all. xx