photograph by pia jane bijkerk. I have to admit that I was very apprehensive to post about Tibet, becuase I know we all love the good things of life, we love design, we love good living, and I know some of us might not want to hear about the bad stuff mixed up with the good stuff. But your positive reaction toward these posts have made such an impact on me, and the world at large. My inspiration and my work without doubt comes from the colour, energy and indigenous designs around the globe. And i can't imagine a world without them. I imagine it would be a stark, soulless life like in those futuristic movies, where we are all wearing the same colour grey tight outfit, hair slicked back so you can't tell if we are male or female. And nobody smiles. You know those films? That is not what I think our future needs to be - I mean, its all good and entertaining in the movies, but I like the lights to come back on after the film is finished, and to walk back out into our colourful, happy and inspiring world. The goal being that it is peaceful and nurturing.
And that's where this chocolate brownie comes into the equation. Well, not really, but I thought you might like the image anyway! This photo I took a year or so ago after making these brownies for a book idea I was working on, using a new ingredient with one of my suppliers, or new to our everyday pantry stock. Usually I shoot what I recipe test so that I can catalogue it in my project files. That book is still in the making as I need to find an appropriate publisher, but in the meantime I am still developing recipes for it, that is certainly the fun bit!
A big shout out thank you to Holly at Decor 8 for making me 'blog of the week' (and to Stephanie at Design Healing for inadvertently letting me know!). And now I'm thinking that I need a more colourful banner or logo so that it stands out on such occasions. Or maybe I could make a 'special occasions' banner, like an evening outfit, for such events, what do you think?!
Tell you what I think having just glanced over the length of this post: I need an editor.