Going Colourtastic – Screen Freedom

Screen Freedom  is another new category for Cultivating Time. Screen Freedom is about exploring activities that will give me a break from using a screen.

Our modern day lifestyles feel like they revolve around the use of technology and screen based devices. My work-life includes daily use of a laptop and a work mobile phone. The world of the internet does include some amazing, fascinating stuff but it’s easy to get lost on the internet and it definitely swallows time. I can easily loose myself for a whole evening. There are some times when my brain and my body is seeking time away from screens and technology. This is one of the main reasons I read paperback fiction books as apposed to e-reader devices.

So for my first post on the theme of Screen Freedom I am exploring the current popular activity of colouring. Yes folks, its time to embrace your inner colourtastic (made up word but I like it!)

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Harness the Waves

 

Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction (Unknown)

Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf (Jonatan Mårtensson)

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul (Robert Wyland)

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness (James Gates Percival)

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is white

Photos taken by me at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, England

Le Grand Depart – Once in a Lifetime

Today’s colour is Unmellow Yellow. I felt it was fitting to share photos from a very unmellow yellow day back in 2014 when we celebrated Le Grand Depart of The Tour De France coming to Yorkshire, England.

I am not a fan of cycling or sport in general, however, I knew this was a once in a lifetime experience. This was a fantastic community event. People decorated outside their houses, shops decorated their windows and the whole area went unmellow yellow!

The atmosphere was brilliant. The sun was shining. We knew we were witness to something special. Who knew cyclists could go so fast. The speed and the intensity of the race was incredible. The community coming together to share, enjoy and celebrate. A day to be truly proud to be from Yorkshire. 

 

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Little Treasures from Blogland – March

Little Treasures from Blogland is a new themed post for Cultivating Time, which I hope to have on a monthly basis. This is where I will be sharing some of the great posts written by my fellow bloggers. I follow a lot of blogs and every month, I try hard to find the time to read other people’s posts. There are always some stand out posts that capture my attention. So here are my March Little Treasures from Blogland

My Sentiments From the Clouds by Justbluedutch – a brilliant post with some gorgeous cloud photos. This is such a useful way of looking at your worries and responding to worries.

Napoleon Xylophone by NapoleonSplit – it was really lovely to have a fellow blogger recommend a book to me in their post. The book Napoleon Xylophone sounds very intriguing. I love the book cover. I will definitely have to check this book out.

My Day at Hogawarts by Leaves et Livres – this is a place I really want to visit. It looks so much fun – full of magic and escapism.

6 Brunch Types We’ve All Met –  by Lineaurea – Lineaurea shares her definitions of the different brunch types. Which brunch type are you?

Paint Nite by An Historian About Town – I really wish there was a paint nite local to me. Here’s a great step by step to creating your own art piece.

Village in the Sky by Cobgoddess – this is a lovely post where Cobgoddess introduces the idea of the Village in the Sky. I am truly honored to be a member. I love this idea.

Draw Your Future by Life As A Potpourri – I hadn’t seen this Ted Talk – Draw Your Future. A really interesting idea and extension on the idea of vision boards.

Unplug Relax and Enjoy by Creating Branches –  a great post looking at taking time for self-care and letting joy and peace flow into your life. I really like the thought provoking questions raised in this post.

Misc Monday Science Museum Fun by Girlygeekgirl – this looks like a great idea. I really wish more museums did this sort of thing.

Most Beautiful Easter Tree by Surprisinglives – March is the month of Easter and this Easter Tree definitely has the wow factor. Amazing and beautiful. 

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who have posted in March. I hope you have found something to interest you.

What has been your favorite post in March? Where have you found some Little Treasures in Blogland? 

Spring – embracing the season

 

The clocks moved forward in the UK last night, heralding the start of the lighter nights. The sun is shining and I am enjoying being in the middle of a 4 day weekend. To embrace the season I’ve made a bit of a seasonal display for our living room window. I’ve included some beautiful daffodils and hyacinth and some cute fluffy bunnies and a fluffy chick. I have also made my own decopatch Easter Eggs for my Easter basket. It’s definitely feeling like spring has sprung!

What are you doing to embrace the spring season? What are your favorite tings about spring? 

Crayons for Grown Ups

As part of #coloryourworld challenge, I have a new found appreciation of all things crayon.

There is some amazing things you can do with crayons.

Using thousands of melted and chopped-up Crayloa crayons, Herb Williams, creates vibrant life-size sculptures that loom large with bold colors and textures as part of his Call of the Wild exhibition.

I wanted to share these amazing sculptures as part of the 120 Days of Crayola challenge. You have to admire this use of crayons.

In one of his most recent exhibitions, Call of the Wild, the artist constructed sculptures inspired by nature, including crows perching on a bright tree

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The Intriguing Asparagus Doorway

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The intriguing asparagus doorway

Where do you lead? What do you hide? Who has passed through? What stories do you have to tell?

I took this photo of this amazing doorway in Lagos, Portugal in 2012. It looks very old and was part of an old building in the town centre. I love the old green (asparagus) tiles that make up the doorway and the old door.I find the image really thought provoking.

Doors and doorways are like the keepers of history and the custodians of the future – look at me getting all deep and meaningful! It’s amazing what your brain comes up with from a challenge prompt on a crayon colour.Read More »

I am Hit Girl, living in a magical treehouse, surrounded by daffodils

If you could be any superhero, who would you be?

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I am Hit Girl, Kickass!

How cool would it be to have purple hair. I love her purple kilt skirt too.

 

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You are given a magic seed, which you can throw it in the ground and it will grow whatever you want, what would it be?

 

I would grow a magical treehouse. Where I could live, hang out with the tree elves and drink some tea.Read More »