Artful Living can encompass the materials, the texture, the color and the form of the everyday items with which you surround yourself. Life is a feast and you can take every opportunity to enjoy it's pleasures by enriching your daily experience with beauty. Live Artfully by: Have Your Special Signature Piece - Take an everyday item like your handbag, your tote or a scarf and make it your special signature piece. A unique expression reflective of you! For instance, one day in a great hurry, Babe Paley socialite and trend setter in the 50's and 60's, tied her Hermes scarf to the handle of her handbag thereby creating a fashion craze. Everyone who was anyone immediately did the same.
Uplift and Enrich Yourself in Small Details - It isn't what you possess but how you make the most of it by presenting and arranging it. Consciously design your life as an antidote to the pervasive stress of the 21st century. Choose the details of your surroundings to uplift and enrich your life. Perhaps it is something that was made especially for you, or something that reminds you of a joyful time. Whenever you look at the small Florentine paper picture frame which sits on your bookcase. Instantly transported to that magical shop under the Ponte Vecchio and the soft, warm light of a spring evening. What small item takes you to a favorite corner of the world?
Be Environmentally Friendly - Your artifacts can be fashioned from salvaged, recycled, reused or renewable materials. You might think that this does not sound sexy but you can have beauty and be kind to the planet at the same time. Reuse vintage Japanese kimonos to make beautiful pillows and totes. Clients love them because they are extremely limited pieces, made especially for them from high-quality material with prints that are no longer loomed. It's a real thrill to have your own custom unique gift, tote or accessory.
Be a Pebble in the Pond - As the ripples spread out from one small pebble dropped into a pond, you can give others the gift of Artful Living by simply embodying it yourself. Others will perceive and enjoy your increased sense of vivaciousness as you unselfconsciously go about sporting your signature piece. Just think of how good you feel when someone compliments you on your good taste and style.
You can artfully maintain the details of your work environment. We often benefit with improved mood and vitality by keeping a fresh cut flower (a red, orange or yellow Gerber Daisy what is your favorite) in a small elegant Japanese ceramic vase. Why not keep it next to my computer and a couple of times a day or so, the color and fragrance affords you a wonderful contemplative get-away into beauty. It lets you refocus on work with a renewed sense of vigor. You can experience the same benefits with your own personal artful design. By expressing the radiance that is true to your nature, you will enhance your own life and the lives of others in surprising ways!
Get ready for an abundance of fresh ideas, energy and new beautiful items to enhance your living!