With the gloomy grey rainy days, I keep inspired with beautiful pictures as always. In December I was mostly inspired by quite snowy pictures accompanied by beautiful deep colours and illustrations as always.
Share some favourite pictures of yours in the comment box below, I would love to see what you like to look at!
Most of us like scrolling through the Instagram and finding great pics, but I also like to see what pics others like. So inspired by that I thought I would start sharing some Instagram pics that I liked.
Go and check out these amazing Instagram accounts! You can see their account name above each picture.
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It is hard not to see Iris Apfel in the media. The bright, colourful old lady with an attitude. I got intrigued when I saw Netflix showing a documentary about her and while watching it I got inspired.
Iris Apfel has the right attitude in life, it is an experiment and the whole point is to be happy. She does not really shun people for the way they get dressed ‘as long as they are happy’, but the fashion in general for everything looking the same. And this is what I have thought for a while now whenever trying to shop for clothes. No matter what shop I go to, I always see the same stuff. How boring!
Iris Apfel sees the world differently. She sees how the designers and the media are moulding what we should be wearing and how we should be behaving, and we listen blindly. She celebrates her wrinkles for the experience and wisdom she has collected them with and she dresses as extravagantly as what makes her happy or suits her mood. It is no wonder that people love her, as she is the image of rebellion against the mainstream media and fashion (which undoubtedly will be taking inspiration from her).
Although, when admiring her no-nonsense attitude and the sense of experimentation with colour and style I do wonder how this irrational shopping for items so many, that do not even fit into her own house, suit into my view of sustainability. They do not, actually. Even when watching the documentary I was thinking of how horrible it is how much she was acquiring and owned. However, she did live in a different time when the problems we are fully aware of now were not a common knowledge. Shunning the mainstream fast-fashion Iris has acquired most of her collection while travelling or from interesting little shops, which has probably been local stores with local production. In addition, she is donating big amounts of her ‘collection’ to museum or curators, which means they are not hitting the landfills.
I would never recommend acquiring such a big collection of items of any kind, however, what I think should be taken from the documentary and Iris herself is the sense of exploration and adventure to your style and to your life. Be happy! Do not let others tell how you should be happy and live life to the full. And what I am saying, do consider the environment while you are doing it! You can find the documentary on Netflix or check more about it from the website.
Pictures are from here and here.
What do you think about Iris Apfel?
I first stumbled upon Iris Grace just last week while scrolling through my Facebook feed. Somebody had linked an article about her, which sounded interesting. I could never have imagined the beauty that was revealed to me through that article. She is only a little child with an autism, but makes the most beautiful paintings! And the story about her and the cat Thula is just heart warming and eye watering! I really recommend checking the website about Iris Grace and her story.
Her story is really inspiring and her art makes me feel emotional and happy. What else do you need to cheer up your day? If you really love the pictures, some of them can also be purchased as prints or cards from their online shop.
The pictures are the work of Arabella Carter-Johnson, Iris Grace’s mother and professional photographer. I wanted to show here some of my favourite ones!
How did you like Iris Grace’s art?
Or, what is making me happy at the moment.
A small girl on the subway being polite.
My cats purring at all times.
The lovely sunny days we have experienced these last couple of weeks.
My super supportive boyfriend who doesn’t show any doubt in anything I do.
Our super yummy lemon and poppyseed muffins, which are the only little sugar I allow myself at the moment.
A little boy so excited about subways he goes to greet the driver and gets to hunk the horn.
My wonderful friend who is following her dreams.
The super supportive and inspirational Etsy alumni group, which helps me to be brave.
I am on level 9 in duolingo learning german.
Borsch soup. My mum used to make it when I was a child, but I only fell in love with it a couple of months ago.
What are you happy for at the moment?
Pics in these post were destroyed by the bright light coming from outside, however, I decided to play around with the shadows and contrast and found them to look quite interesting. What do you think?