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Life is Art

Life is Art

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” – Helena Bonham Carter

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‘When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.’ – Ansel Adams

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“When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature.” – Robert Henri 

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Jacket by Penney’s (current season), Vest Top & Skirt by Zara (sale), Hat by H&M (sale), Choker by Stradevarius (current season), House by Jane…

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“Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull. Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outside is adventure and variety. But the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks.” – G.K. Chesterton

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Biding my time… 

August and night closing in, 
The air’s different, 
The freshness of summer is gone. 
While I’ll miss it and long for its brightness, 
there are embers still. 
Soon autumn will burst into flame,
I look forward, remember, 
The best of life is September 

 



11 thoughts on “Life is Art”

  • Huzzah to the art of being oneself everywhere in everything we do. Breathe creatively. Exude art. Your colors are so much fun as are the quotes. Here here to this home never being boring!
    Love,
    Shalagh

  • I love the first quote by Helena Bonham Carter, while the Chesterton one is a completely new perspective to me, especially as I have certainly adopted modern notions! Though perhaps his view is coloured by his sex?

    (And your outfit is stunning)

    • Thank you Candi! I agree with his view, I was surprised it came from a man. The problem I think is that word, domesticity and the old fashioned ideas it implies like drudgery, monotony, sexism. However leaving those connotations aside, simply because I don’t think he meant it that way, I think it’s a great quote! Like you I tend to be a prisoner in my house a lot of the time, luckily I treat it like my personal fairground, one giant canvas I can do pretty much what I like with and do! And even though I am here a lot I do feel freer here than most places, certainly locally, if that makes sense.

      • I understand. I’d love to hear more about your home as a personal fairground, I think that could inspire many people to look at their home differently x

        • In hindsight Candi I could have found a better word for us than ‘prisoners’ couldn’t I!!! I’m going to blame ‘the distractions’ for that one! But thank you for the challenge! I love when people give me new blog ideas, a fresh perspective is always welcome. I’ll do it 🙂 As for you, how are you finding the new blog? New lease of life?

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