Monday, 3 August 2009

Let me introduce myself...

After a few haphazard starts I think it's high time I properly introduced myself....

I'm very excited to join this community of bloggers. It's funny how for a little while now I've been religiously checking in daily with my favourite bloggers and despite all the joy and inspiration you were bringing me, you had no idea I existed! Crazy.

I really feel that I found the world of art and design blogs and the amazing Etsy marketplace at just the right time. I've been a bit stuck in a rut of late in something and I'm too far in to turn back now, so I just have to try to keep motivated and do my very best until I've successfully emerged at the other end. Jumping head first into the world of art and design blogs has really opened my eyes that it's more than possible for individuals starting out on their own to create their little piece of happiness and live their dream and I'm heartened to be able to begin to see the possibilities for myself in the future once this thing is done.
I have maintained my sanity lately with popping in and out of beautiful, thoughtful, inspiring blogs. Here are some of my favourites: Ill Seen, Ill Said; Lobster and Swan; dottie angel; Ninainvorm; automatism; Ink on my fingers; A Field Journal.

Amiable Peculiarities was born, as I've said before, through a longing to document and communicate some of my thoughts and to record things I love and to hopefully connect with some of the wonderful blogging people that have inspired me to pursue this creative part of myself that I hardly dared believe I had. Amiable Peculiarities is about appreciating the beauty in everything, the small unsung details of life, the unusual but likeable and all things in between.

I love the little things, the glisten of morning dew on spiders' webs; the thrill of making a beautiful meal; an amazing lyric and the feel of wood.

I'm on a new path

I can feel it today, a new start. I could feel it when I woke up. I just knew that today was the day.
And so it was, I made myself some early morning "Love" tea to take back to bed with me while I eased myself into my new day and my new me with postive thoughts and intentions of a more organised, productive, calmer, creative, fulfilled me. I think this has been brewing for a little while now with various random things contributing to the feeling of change from beach huts and icecreams, pretty flowers, summer dresses and re-acquainting myself with forgotten music loves to newspaper articles and blog posts and a million emotions in between. I'm so looking forward to the new me, the me that was there all along.