The other day, a friend of mine told me to start paying attention to what was happening in the world, as I the last years have rarely watched the news or picked up a newspaper, something I always did before. But the ‘news’ are not really news, to me its a circkel of events of misery, as ‘the news’ rarely reports on anything positive. However, I will take to heart that we do need to stay somewhat updated on world news:)
So, here is my first try to connect with what is happening in the world.
I did not make it very far, as the first channel I went to was…. Sundance channel. So I cheated a bit, promise I will make it to BBC soon;)
Here I came across a fun documentary about a man who is a byer for Anthropology. He litterary just travels the world to scout out creative minds to be featured in Anthropology. After I recovered of a moment of pure jealousy, (what a job right,?) I saw an episode about this French artist that I felt all awe about.
Fantastically inspiring, whimsical and dreamy work.
She lives and works in the perfect bohemian French mansion, where the word shabby chic is what it’s all about.
Want to come inside her mansion to see what I am talking about?
You are so up for a treat!
Aurelie Alvarez is a fantastic painter that lives with her husband and two daugthers in the super charming village of L’Isle sur la Sorgue, which my niese and I visited about two years ago.
They have partly restored an old mansion, and left the rest in it’s glorious state of natural decay where Aurelie has her atelie.
Her art is dreamy poetry made with whimsical brushstrokes. Her style is a mix of classic French ornaments, color scheme from the riviera, simple, yet elegant and full of life.
Didn’t this just make you a tad inspired?
I hope you went on a petite Monday mind journey to a lovely palce, and that you were inspired , as I was, to create. And plan to live out our dreams just a bit more this year than last.
Have a great Monday!
Photo by: Joanna Maclennan