I guess it might be something to do with living in a project house, but ever since we moved I have taken to creating little arrangements around the house. I realised I did it in our last house but here it feels all the more important. That in amongst the chaos and crumbling paintwork there are patches of niceness.
I wish I knew how to properly arrange flowers. The posy making workshop I went on was a real eye opener and I have all these receptacles and vessels just waiting to be filled with a nice block of oasis. I love that arrangements mean so many things to different people. I join in a few hashtags religiously and love the inspiration I see from all the creative accounts. #gatheredstyle on a Tuesday hosted by @aquietstyle, #fridayfaffingcompetition on... you've guessed it Fridays with @katherinedorrington, @juliabesidethesea and @am_i_dreaming_now and on a Thursday #byarrangements with @sarahnotes, to name just a few.
This was my week of arrangements.
But my absolute favourite had to be this pin board. Captured by Amanda in her teenagers room. Doesn't this take you right back to your teens?!!! When you didn't realise what a skill it is to create a mood board like this?! Companies pay creative consultants thousands and yet the next generation of talent could take on the world! Amanda has a beautiful gallery, so fresh and soulful. Go check it out here.
My sister kindly came to stay over the weekend and blitzed my new office. 5 bin bags later of half broken, half ripped paper and odd bits left over from parties, I have a proper space to work in. I'll be sharing some photos on the blog next week, after some finishing touches. All the old walls have been given a fresh coat of white and the pine woodwork is now sparkling and clean. No more yellow it's a white fest! But the old beams have been untouched and the fold down wooden table the previous owner used for all her paints is still there. And it's fast becoming my new favourite prop.
So this week come and share your creative interpretations of "ON WOOD". Think wooden surfaces, garden tables, fences, wooden spoons anything that you can capture on a wooden surface.
Just take a look at the gallery and all the beautiful images joining in already.
I am busy this week gearing up for Sammy's camping party, managed to persuade the Scouts to loan us a tent for the garden and have 20 red spotty hanky party bags on sticks to make up tomorrow night, after a day shooting for a local smoothie company Flower Field Smoothies. How exciting!
#capturingcolour is a weekly theme on Instagram. Tag your ON WOOD photos this week. Favourites will be featured next Monday :)