Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Icy polas

I took these pictures at the back of my house , I woke up and everything was white and frozen , the sun was shining so I rushed outside with a warm coat , my wooly hat , waterproof boots and my cameras of course !
I am so glad I found the energy to get out of bed even with the flu , this creative moment has filled me with hapiness ***
note for later : even exhausted and feeling down sometimes you just have to step outside and all your troubles melt away like the ice melted with the sun after an hour - nothing is permanent - keep moving - keep adapting - movement is LIFE :)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Untill one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

First picture : my Mum in her 30s with a goose.
second picture : Me at 3 years old with my doggie brother Rustique.
3rd and 4th picture : my daughter , 2 and a half with her doggie friends Fiac and Scamp.

The more there are animals around me, the happier I am. And the happier they are , the happier I am.
I have always lived in company of animals, I simply can't imagine a life without them.
I remember telling stories and secrets when I was a child to my rabbit, I knew he won't tell anybody and he was always a good listenner... My daughter is the same today, she plays with her doggie friends, the cats and the chickens as she plays with her friends in creche .
The difference is that she is much more calm , patient and kind to them than with other kids . Our animals are extremly gentle with her so she behaves the same with them. Of course I always supervise, especially with dogs, they might get scared if she goes a little bit crazy but this rarely happens because the presence of animals calms her . She knows it since the day she was born, you get so much love from the animals, if you give them what they are and what they need: Pure Kindness.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Balance and freedom // a book - an escape - coming back to the center and find peace.

This week I am going to share with you a passage of one of my favourite book :
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The title may seem a little simplist, I haven't seen the movie adaptation but all I can say is that it's a beautiful journey in the world and into herself at the same time. Like her, Meditation is part of a daily routine but sometimes it is hard to find light and to stop the mind from over-analizing everything.
Halfway through her voyage, she spend three months in a temple in India in search for enlightment, Sean, a 'yogic Irish dairy farmer"who was in the retreat at that time gave her a precious advice:

" Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine' he said "you want to stay near the core of the thing - right in the hub of the wheel - not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness - that's your heart. That's where God live within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you'll always find peace."

I chose these pictures because I was in a state of creative, contemplative , close to the light sort of feeling. Ok It wasn't Bali the place where the author goes at the end but it was the closest of what she describes a peaceful paradise in she feels entirely free. I was in a small happy village of Finistere in Brittany, France. I spent a week there on my own contemplating,walking around in the sunshine, taking pictures of windows and sunny rooftops. I wonder when I will be abble to feel free like this again considering that I am a mother and I live with this paradox that I wish I could go away for a time so I can medidate, write , create but at the same time the mother instinct will drive me insane because I will worry all the time whether she is happy, had enough food or enough sleep so I cannot go away really , maybe I should just go back to the center ... although finding peace in company of a toddler is a real everyday challenge!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

5 years ago.

This is where I was 5 years ago : On the road. I didn't know I was just about to find my Home.
At that stage , I was pretty lost. I found recently old notebook written mostly in french, there is translation of irish expression I did'nt understand at first , I remember , in the middle of a conversation, getting my notebook out and asking : Can you repeat that one again please ? That was something like alright fair enough ! or sound sound or what's the crack ? that one confused me at first I said sorry I don't take drugs ahahah it actually means something like what's fun here ?

I also founds bits of poetic automatic writtings in french :
- Allo Monsieur Terrien, ici l'Air , pouvez-vous m'indiquer le chemin de l'echappee belle ?

- Se soucier de demain, c'est comme marcher sur les main sur un fil suspendu au dessus de l'univers geant, c'est angoissant... Je veux apprendre a marcher dans le present, au bord de l'ocean.

< I want to learn how to walk in the present by the ocean >.
Later on that year I moved in a cottage right by the ocean with a fantastic seaview , it really helped to realize my wish of living in the present . I am still here , in the same house and life is good , no complication , simple life aiming for even more simple life , self-sustainable as much as possible : less shopping less plastic , chicken and vergetables in my garden , more life simply .

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Come out and play Mummy!

She reminds me all the time that there is nothing more important than Playing Now!
and she is probably right , so I leave the dishes , I leave my to do lists aside and go outside .
one day I'll get something done, One day...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Work in Progress

  Work in progress with my cuttest assistant Matilda, also the most uncooperative at times...
I often ask myself if motherhood and creation are made for each other ...
even though the best creation I ever made is HER.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Holiday ...

 Holiday can be anyday with imagination and a pretty place to live... all you need is a suitcase and a pair of sunglasses. " Mummy, go hoday "she says... I just follow her in her dreams ***

Sunday, 20 March 2016


Grounding - or finding hapiness in the simpliest things : walking barefeet in the garden, planting some flowers - touching the earth and the stones - listenning to the bees and the birds... these are the things I set my intention for lately, my little girl is with me all the time in this journey.
I say Let's make the earth feel better and she believes it, she would do everything she can for bringing goodness to nature, The intention is here, it's small but she is growing up with it ... there is hope.