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jeudi 30 août 2012

It Hit Me, Again

Hello Lovelies!

I'm in a rainy mood.


The evil illness, depression, hit me again. I struggled and struggled until I could not bear it it anymore. It's not an easy subject to be talking about... Let's just say I feel constantly exhausted for no reason (other than the depression itself) and that everything seems to be dull, grey and blurred... This is what depression looks like to me:

 image via pinterest

I have to check in hospital today, and so will close my etsy shop for now. I wish you lovelies a wonderful end of summer and I hope to be returning soon.

I'm trying to remember this inspirational quote:

"But without the dark, we could never see the stars."



My best,

Naomi of TeaButterfly.




lundi 27 août 2012

Instagram Mania

Hello Lovelies, and Happy Monday to you!



 That's some matcha tea...


 And that's me, sporting a paper hat...

photos & instagrams, my own. Lipson (c) 2012.



I love photography and I just love instagram! ...and i like the fact that it's not an app for Apple products only, but for androids too !



Like instagram too? here's a list of top instagram apps you might enjoy!

-Naomi of TeaButterfly

vendredi 24 août 2012

Things I Love Friday - the Random Edition

Hello Lovelies!

A few random things I like today: a bit of photography, a bit of Japan, some insects of course, and news about my art. Enjoy!

photo, my own. more photos of my vacation in the South of France here.


Speaking of vacation, the wabi sabi blog took one in Sweden, and i love their image of "some weeds in the lake" by Nääs Castle & Crafts.


 It's Friday, it's FFF time!

This week, i'd like to share this diptych I made out of two fave photos. Do check out the original images, they're stunning!




It's Borges' birthday! check out it this beautiful poem. Bittersweet, isn't it?

I also enjoyed this instagram photo of the day:

[ @ ] photooftheday PHOTO OF THE DAY 14 aug 2012 @phantastic420 / judge @luka04

This is beginning to smell of "Back to School" time, my favorite time of the year (no wonder i'm a stationery junkie...).

Sarah has been playing with film underwater, and it's beautiful!

I love insects and botanical charts as art hung on walls! Here's my latest inspiration:


image by weekday carnival, via sfgirlbybay

Also check out my new "Botanicals Charts" board on pinterest.

...Yesterday was a productive day and I started a new series of paintings. They still need to be photographed properly, more about it soon!



Have a swell weekend everyone!

-Naomi of TeaButterfly.

vendredi 17 août 2012

Fashionable Tea & Butterflies

Hello Lovelies!

Today I'm loving that bug in my cup of tea, just like the lady below!




These series of photographs are by Amanda G. a very talented photographer. I am happy to see reunited in hip fashion magazines two of my loves, namely tea and insects!

Below is my fave (that pop of red! the nice interaction between human and insect) photo from the new Uniqlo lookbook called "Undercover". (found via sfgirlbybay).




Marie Claire Idées magazine also features a number of nice DIY ideas and projects revolving around tea-time scenes.

More of Uniqlo's lookbook:






Enjoy!

Naomi of TeaButterfly.


mercredi 15 août 2012

The Little Prince and the Butterflies

Hello Lovelies! 


photo, my own. you can see more photos of my August trip in France here.


It's so good to be back!

Today, I love this quote from "The little Prince" by Saint-Exupéry... It's about the real meaning of friendship, poetry, life, and butterflies... It's in French, but I'll try and find an English translation of it.


"Les grandes personnes aiment les chiffres. Quand vous leur parlez d’un nouvel ami, elles ne vous questionnent jamais sur l’essentiel. Elles ne vous disent jamais: «Quel est le son de sa voix? Quels sont les jeux qu’il préfère? Est-ce qu’il collectionne les papillons ?» Elles vous demandent: «Quel âge a-t-il? Combien a-t-il de frères? Combien pèse-t-il? Combien gagne son père?» Alors seulement elles croient le connaître."

                                                                             (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Le petit prince)                   

Excerpt from the book's Chapter 4.

Enjoy!

Naomi of TeaButterfly.

jeudi 9 août 2012

Hello I'm Back

Hello Lovelies!

I am so so glad my moving house is behind me now! This move implied some internet hiatus and i'm sorry about that. I'll have my internet connection back tomorrow and from next Monday, i'll be blogging as usual.

I'm pretty excited to show you lovelies my new doodles. In the meantime you can see my oldies but goodies here and/or follow me on instagram as @teabutterfly.

Enjoy!

Naomi of TeaButterfly.