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One of my favorite activites in Los Angeles is afternoons in Chinatown with its colorful plazas, kitschy shops and tucked away galleries. This time for my dearest ❤ @farrahwun birthday that ended with @broekjohnson and I getting a scolding for asking about the "forbidden" I Ching in the Vietnamese Mazu temple and visiting the altars out of order.
Hey hey friends! Tickets to my last class of the year is on sale now! Come learn how to make these cute holiday ornaments! . . You can pick between a unicorn or a reindeer Or both! . . I added in an option to purchase an additional pattern to take home with you if you wanted to be bold enough to do one on your own. . . The class will be on Dec. 16th at 11 am hosted by the fabulous @rainy_day_emporium on #historic25thstreet . . . I have very limited pricing for early bird tickets so snag yours before it’s to late! . . Link is in profile or on my website at heybefab.com . . Eeek I can’t wait to make some art with you!
One of my most treasured possessions. I fell in love with a quilt at a Suffolk quilt fair in 1995. I fell for it so hard I assumed I would win it in the raffle, and was very sad when I didn’t. So my magical Auntie Jenny made me my own version. It brings as much joy to 35 year old me as it did to 12 year old me. It’s going up on the wall like the masterpiece it is . . . . . . #thehappyquilt #britishquilts #quiltsofinstagram #modernquilts #fabricmasterpiece #fabricart #madewithlove #handmadedecor #lightupyourlife #handmadewithlove #makersgonnamake #waketomake #craftsposure #craftbuzz #becreative #creativefreedom #thehandmadeparade #creativedaily #handmademovement #handmadecrafts #creativelifehappylife #ihavethisthingwithcolour #colormyjoy #brightboldhome #colourpop #colourmakesmehappy #colourmyhome #styleithappy #colourinspiration #thecambridgehouse
There's been a lot of Korea missing recently. Between new friendship with @ssuunsong and reconnecting to @littlejoskitchen and reminiscing on the experiences, wisdom and color of Korea, I remember how grateful I am for my sacred soul land and all it's taught and continues to teach. 🎎🎎🎎🎎🎎 photo from earlier this year at Jogyesa Temple during Buddha's Birthday 🙏🌈🙏🌈
What are you up to this weekend? We’re driving to the Pyrenees mountains tonight, to stay with friends. Tomorrow we’ll be hitting up the local farmers market, hiking, picnicking, and then heading across the border to Spain for some late night tapas. I’m so excited! It’s meant to be a sunny weekend, and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to embrace nature and explore the autumn colours with Rosie. 🍂 #thislifeisbelle #fallcolors
Piccoli dettagli con cui amo circondarmi, per vivere pienamente ogni stagione. L' autunno offre spunti e colori meravigliosi, oltre che un atmosfera raccolta, che non mi fa rimpiangere altre stagioni. È così anche per voi? #linenlove #linen #onmytable #onthetabletoday #simplejoy #asimplekitchen #morninglikethese #biancheriaperlacasa #giardinodirosesalo #colormyjoy #beautyyouseek
Monday morning color inspo. It's been an insane 6 weeks. The energies have been all over the place, major shifts, retrogrades, portals, scorpio season, October and witches month and now LA is literally on fire a day after a massive shooting to turn things over and shake it all up even more. And honestly, I've not had much energy to make it beyond my couch or loft in all of this time. But sometimes all you can do is give yourself NOTHING to do but be simply present with your emotions minute by minute, day by day to make it through transitions renewed in a fundamentally different way. I finally feel like I'm emerging from that hibernation and into a more activated state ready to create and be the colorful rainbow. So heres to all of you out there feeling everything super deep 🌈🌈🌈🌈🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤❤. The climb is tough but it can be beautiful. . . . Photo of one of the many colorful staircases in Amman in September.
All for sale at the House of Vintage Rocks!
Today is the day! (Hopefully🤞🏻) that I will be teaching the 6th graders at my school, the art of watercolor embroidery! 💃🏻🕺🎉 I am so excited to see how they react when they find out and also to see if they fall in love with embroidery as much as I have. Wish me luck!
Do you have special ornaments that you hang on your tree every year? Maybe something you've made? Tell us your story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livecolourfully #colorlove #colorlover #colourlove #colourlover #colormyjoy #dailydoseofcolor #ilovecolor #ilovecolour #howihue #crafttherainbow #colourcrush #colorcrush #colourexplosion #colorexplosion #colorsplurge #colorpalette #colourpalette #inspirationiscolour #showusthecolor #colourmyhome #colouryourworld #coloryourworld #popsofcolor #coloraddict #colouraddict #colormehappy #colourmehappy #colorscheme
Potato waffle or Belgian waffle? What would you have? 🍓 💕 (p.s if your wondering where the Stranger Things glass comes from head to @bespokebride )
Way back Wednesday when the window light was so good and the tulips were gorgeous 🌷🌷🌷 I played with manual settings on my phone too. . . . #lastspring #waybackwednesday #tulips 🌷
я писал бы тебе о Марсе, об Атлантиде. и как ноги обвил противный зеленый ил. и о том, как тебя, конечно же, ненавидел, если бы не любил. #vsco #vscocam #vscoaward #vscorussia #vscogram #latergram #vscodaily #vsco_hub #vscophile #vscogrid #vcsocamlive #vscoshot #vscoguild #vsco_russia_ #инстаграмнедели #picoftheday #colormehappy #abmlifeiscolorful #colormyjoy #flashesofdelight #PPBrightColors #TLpics #colorful #саратов #энгельс #vscosaratov #saratovco
Nothing but love.
It’s week one of my November #hbfstitchalong . You can snag this pattern in my FB group for free. . . if you don’t do FB, I’ve also released it in my newsletter where each Wednesday I send out weekly tips and tricks to help get you moving on creating art. Plus the FB group is full of lovely artists like yourself who give each other a ton of support & a lot of encouragement. . . Now my monthly stitch along will be free until January. Then I will be launching my @patreon account where you can still get monthly patterns. But also so much more. . . For the first 100 people who pledge $1 or more I will be hand drawing your portrait that you will receive but then will also be added to the 100 club poster I will create. That you also will get. And you will forever been known as the group who started it all. . . Being an artist and sharing my art with you is a dream I never knew could happen. . . But what I really love is the community we get to build. That is truly my favorite part. I love every dm, email, FB post, text, class I am apart of with you because of @heybefab. . . Know that I would not be where I am now, with out your support. And I can not wait to continue to grow this into even more with your help. . . Shheeeshy, if you read that all give your self a gold star. 🌟 and if you are apart of The Be Fab Gang, leave me a 🦄 in the comments so I can come and give you a internet hug and share you on my stories today.
Sorry guys as I was away this week so couldn’t do a #whatdoveganseat story for you but here’s another of my fave recipes. We have a #buddhabowl at least once a week now and it is so yum!! This one is spinach roasted broccoli, chickpeas & tofu in sesame oil with a soy, almond butter, sesame oil and garlic sauce!! 😋
When I first joined instagram back in March I chose "The Good Life Grown" as my name to represent how the allotment was helping me move towards a better, more sustainable life. It also acknowledged my roots in Surbiton where the popular 70s sitcom "The Good Life" was based, about a couple who quit the rat race to create a suburban farm and become self-sustainable. Surbiton was also the birth place of the Dig For Victory campaign, led by local gardener Cecil Henry Middleton. However there are already a lot of lovely instagrammers using "The Good Life" including the lovely Rachel at @thegoodlifeainteasy , Juls from @thegoodlifeinmyveggiegarden , @thegardeninggoodlife , @thegoodlifeprojectfarm and newbies @thegoodlifeallotment. There's even a festival in Wales called @goodlifeexperience (maybe one for my 30th celebration next year!) So...I've decided on a new name. Cultivating Colour represents my obsession with rainbow brights that saturate my home and allotment. Preparing colourful meals straight from the allotment, and cutting colourful bouquets of flowers brings me so much joy and happiness. Over the next few months I'll be starting to prepare for the brightest allotment so far, as I grow the flowers for our wedding day in August! 🌈 Thank you for joining me on the journey so far! Let me know in the comments what you'd like to see more of ⬇️ Love, Claire xox
Beautiful Ercol dining table and chairs painted in deep denim blue. For sale in our website 💙
It's Monday, so what? Does this mean that you have to be the most motivate productive person right now because it's the" start of the week?" And everyone else is feeling the pressure so you should too! And if you don't go after something grand or have the biggest dream then you are not doing anything to change your life! and and everyone is changing their life right now…… why aren’t you????? AHHHHHH!!! Look, if you’re feeling pressure to be more than who you are right now, take a moment and release that. I think it's easy for people to say that you need to be more, do more, to achieve more. Look, that just ain't the truth. It's a gift to others and to yourself to be good to who you are now. Right now. We cannot be more than what we already are. I think people tend to get lost in this idea that we cannot achieve greatness unless we create this completely new person. But what we forget is that who we were born to be is already inside us. It’s just hard to tell when we look to others who seem like they have it all figured out. (trust me, we don’t) What you don’t know is that what they are doing is just paving forward on the path they were made to go on. They just don’t stop to dig a new one, to get lost in the weeds of what others think. They just keep moving. They challenge themselves to learn a new skill or rediscover the love of an old one. And if you’ve stopped to pave a new road because you’re worried you’re not doing {insert worry here} because so and so is and you should be too. Or so and so will think you’re {insecurities} if you go after your dream. Take a moment and feel that. We have to feel to heal. I do however suggest that you write that feeling down, or say it aloud, give it enough air to float away. Therefore, tomorrow, you can take a step forward. If you can, share with us one thing you want to do today or you have done to rediscover the love for who you are now. Me, I plan on opening a book today and reading a chapter instead of turning on the TV.
"Hello poppy." 4 x 6 mini on canvas board. #poppies #minipainting #orangepoppy #colormyjoy
What's your favorite place to relax? Try incorporating those colors into your next project and see if it brings you joy too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livecolourfully #colorlove #colorlover #colourlove #colourlover #colormyjoy #dailydoseofcolor #ilovecolor #ilovecolour #howihue #crafttherainbow #colourcrush #colorcrush #colourexplosion #colorexplosion #colorsplurge #colorpalette #colourpalette #inspirationiscolour #showusthecolor #colourmyhome #colouryourworld #coloryourworld #popsofcolor #coloraddict #colouraddict #colormehappy #colourmehappy #colorscheme
I love the smell of pine during Christmas... how early is too early to set up your tree? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livecolourfully #colorlove #colorlover #colourlove #colourlover #colormyjoy #dailydoseofcolor #ilovecolor #ilovecolour #howihue #crafttherainbow #colourcrush #colorcrush #colourexplosion #colorexplosion #colorsplurge #colorpalette #colourpalette #inspirationiscolour #showusthecolor #colourmyhome #colouryourworld #coloryourworld #popsofcolor #coloraddict #colouraddict #colormehappy #colourmehappy #colorscheme
What's a color you think goes with everything? Teal has always been my favorite- that's why you've seen it making aa frequent appearance lately!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #colortherapy #colors_of_day #colorscolorscolors #designlovers #palettes #palette #instacolorful #instacolour #instacolours #colorsplash #colorstory #colorhunters #creativecolor #pursuepretty #inspiringcolors #ihavethisthingwithcolour #capturingcolor #capturingcolour #colorventures #livecolorfully #livecolourfully #colorlove #colorlover #colourlove #colourlover #colormyjoy #dailydoseofcolor #ilovecolor #ilovecolour
If you missed out on my limited addition ghosts I made. (I only made 12) that’s okay because now you get to make your own! Because Guys! It happened! The ghost embroidery pattern has been added to my Etsy shop! You can find the link to my shop in my profile! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!
A most satisfying day in the studio. Prints made in response to the images I've been posting in my stories of late (click the "textures" highlight if you're interested)
Not all my embroideries start out as a watercolor paintings. I normally sketch right on the fabric and go from there. But some, some start this way. . . It’ll be interesting to see when I paint the fabric version of her if she will turn out the same or become a different version of herself.
Looking at some previous work (there's another in my stories) This only needs the binding put on but I'm yet to actually do it. Seeing it in a little square is oddly making me like it more, why is that?!
I'm going to the Sky Garden in London on Saturday as it's my birthday and I'm SO excited!! 🌅🌠 Has anyone ever been before?? If they have, please let me know what you thought of it in the comments as I'd love to have a bit of info before I go :) 😆🙈📸 What are your plans for the weekend?
golden hour is the one, am I right? 📸🤯🙈 I am so obsessed with golden hour and all the photos it entails !! This shot was actually taken super early (by super early, at around 8am!!). Do you prefer mornings or evenings? 🌅🎈💝🎃 #tblog #travelbook #travelersnotebook #femmetravel #girlslovetravel #travelnow
✨Forever Summer Vibes ✨ One of the many benefits of living in Florida is being able to enjoy this amazing weather and a couple scoops of @talenti Alphonso Mango Sorbetto all year round✨
I’m working on a lot of new work that I can’t share since they are Christmas gifts, so here’s a Sunday throwback to this piece. She’s one of my favorite pieces. You can find her and others in my shop now, link in profile.
So it was my sons birthday party yesterday. (He turns 10 on Monday) we had all of his theatre friends over for pizza and cake. They spent the majority time outside with flashlights telling very dramatic ghost stories and scaring each other. It was a blast. . . Hey! Do you believe in ghosts? Do you have a ghost story? Tell me in the comments.
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