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My creation, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

Hello!!
It’s been awhile since I shared any posts of inspiring images so here you go..please click on the image above to get more information (and more links!) to these incredible creative people.

I have run behind on everything and my intention is to share some thoughts for the coming holidays/new year with you. let’s make a prayer to the blog gods that it works out in our favour, hey?¬† ūüôā

also, a hello and welcome! to my new subscribers from the rikrak studio blog! http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoy your visit! not always too chatty around here, but I do try my best to share, share, and share some more.

 

oh, and have I mentioned to everybody that I am dreaming of creating more tutorials and fun projects for all of us to do together, in the new year? yeah. I am.

lots of love and big hugs. have a really nice day, okay?
xo t

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oh creative goodness!

Not so many blog posts around here I admit, and I have many, numerous, unavoidable excuses. None worth repeating here, as it will wind up sounding a little bit lame and very repetative. I don’t get to create quite enough in this new mommyhood I am enjoying.

The thing is, there are slots of time reserved for myself as the wee one naps but I usually find myself under a pile of housework, or worse, procrastinating about projects to do. Since it seems once I get elbow deep in a project, the wee one wakes up, and I have to leave the half-finished mess for later. A wee bit disheartening to say the least. My artistic muse is NOT impressed by this. I have to tell ‘it’ that there is another baby in the house now. hahaha.

I will get over it of course, once things are back in order here in this disaster of a house… but I do find time to peruse artwork of all sorts by so many amazing talents around the internet.

Flickr.com never ceases to amaze me in the vastness of visual eye candy.

Click on the picture above to take you to the original posting on my flickr photostream..most of the artists are connected there, and you can follow those little pathways into a whole universe of great creative work…down the rabbit hole we go!

thanks so much for being patient with me, until I find some balance and a NEW HOME this Summertime (which equals= MORE SPACE!) this will surely help in the total organization of my life and my family’s life.

Best wishes to you and see you soon!
xo!

p.s. Ok, I’m not being completely honest about my creative time. I have been cooking lots, and hope to post about that soon. It seems I can lose myself quite well in the kitchen, and knowing that eating is a neccessity, drives me to create delicious healty and wholesome meals for my little family.

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a world of wonderfulness

a world of wonderfulness, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

I wanted to share some of the amazing finds I’ve stumbled upon in the last while from flickr.com
I am constantly amazed, challenged, surprised and delighted by the astounding amount of talent on this site.
Be sure to check these wonderful artists out by clicking on the image.

Best wishes everyone!
XO!

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the good people – nesting emily

I’ve been honoured to have shared and traded with Emily in the past couple years. I hope you find some awesome inspiration in what Emily shares with you today.

Thanks everyone for reading. xo!

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-Tell me what you do, who you are, and the area you are located:

My name is Emily Jull, aka nesting.emily. I am a potter and fibre fan.  I am located an hour outside Toronto, Ontario,  in a city called Waterloo.

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-What lights your creative fire?

Really random things. Nature and other creative folks top the list. A trip to the thrift store or library leaves me with endless inspirations. Right now I am very inspired by vintage lace, raw surfaces, animal totems, bee’s wax and the magical bees who create it. I am also excited by how line and light in nature are always loose but perfect.

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-Do you collect/hoard anything?

I am more of a minimalist. I love a few great pieces rather then a lot. However I do collect white pottery, teabowls and I love to buy/trade for original art. I tend to hoard things I will use in my pots- coloured glass, keys, doilies, wool roving. I am picky about these though.

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-List some of the things that make you happy:

objects? Pods, nests, great pottery, beautiful old wood, items made by those I love, simple organic art (especially fibre or hand printed). Oh and good coffee chocolate anything!

¬†sounds? Music is very important to me. I listed to it when I pot and it really helps dictate the pots I’ll be making. Right now I am loving Sea Wolf, Laura Marling and New Buffalo. My daughter is constantly finding new music for me. The music I listened to as a teen is still a must: The English Beat, Echo¬†& the Bunnymen and The Clash.¬†I also love the stuff I grew up on Allman Bothers, JJ Cale and above all Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life¬†by Stevie Wonder is the most joyful important album of all time to me- it has¬†been my fav since I was 4.

The other sounds I love are babies cooing, sandy voices on women, my daughter sleeping, a satisfied sigh and the soft roar of a happy wood kiln.

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colours? I love certain shades of all colours. I love it better when they have organic variances, like you see if fibre work or a great glaze. Among my favs are varying shades of warm white, where raspberry and eggplant mix, mossy green, amber, that grey blue just before the sky gets really dark at night.

smells? Fresh brewed coffee, citrus, cedar, breast feed babies heads, Nag Champa (in small doses), wood smoke, chocolate, rain forest and my husband. 

words? Luscious, organic, simple, worn, shamanistic, natural, sensual, raw….I like what these words bring to mind.¬†

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images?? My Flickr favourites: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestingemily/favorites/ 

-There is an unbelievable amount of talent and inspiration on that site. 

-What is one (or more) of your pet peeves? or do you have
any?

Unfortunately I have many, most of which can be summed up by the phrase “mean people suck”.

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-Describe your (almost) perfect day.

It would either start with sleeping in at home with my hubby or waking up early in a cottage somewhere really beautiful (west coast, east coast or Manitoulin Island). It would include potting (either firing with friends or throwing solo), yoga with my daughter, talks and trades with inspiring creative folks and a great dinner with my favourite people.

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-Do you have a current project that is exciting you? Would you like to share a little bit of it?

I am working on a couple new things that I am excited about, a world in a jar pots and a sort of mobile-sun catcher combo. I will also be expanding my secret desires of animals collection.

 

Thank you so much for sharing with all of us Emily. It is a real treat to see the world you live in and the beautiful things you create!

Check out Emily’s flickr photostream by clicking on any of the photos above – or see what Emily has in her shop at nestingemily.etsy.com!¬†
xo!

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