Random Ramblings

Don’t Think About Your Life After Dinnertime.

I read this quote earlier in the week and wanted to share: I have a very simple rule that serves me well: Don’t think too much about your life after dinnertime. Thinking too much at the end of the day is a recipe for despair. Everything looks better in the light of the morning. Cliché, maybe, but… Continue reading Don’t Think About Your Life After Dinnertime.

Life, Random Ramblings

Leonard Woolf & Planting Iris


This is beautiful! And in the same vein as Austin Kleon, I’m NOT exactly “stealing”this post, but I’d like to reblog it, with full credit, of course! Thank you so much Author: westrow of ‘Walking with Mrs Dalloway’ for reminding me to find the equivalent in my own life of “planting iris.”  xo Juli


Planting Iris

I liked this post from Austin Kleon so much I’m stealing it. Hopefully like an artist, and not like a scoundrel. Nowadays, my equivalent of planting iris might even be to… plant iris. I love their wonderfully deep colour.

Whilst definitely not a gardener, as I have got older I have found myself paying much more attention to what is around me. Finding myself better able to appreciate what I have, what is there in front of me, rather than always longing to be somewhere else, for something else. And since I am now living on a farm, that means taking an interest in the countryside around me, from the muddy ditch and frost in winter to the hedgerow of wild flowers and beyond. Whether city walking or country walking, both give you the time to pay attention, to notice.

The quote is from Downhill All The Way, Leonard Woolf’s…

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Art... Sort Of, Inspiration, Random Ramblings, Writing

How to Keep Going: with Austin Kleon.

I've been actively stalking appreciating Austin Kleon's blog since I finished reading his book, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered. If you haven't read this book yet, I HIGHLY recommend it! Here's my favorite inspirational YouTube video of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=99&v=Qy62eCeTnAA I'm soooo glad I watched this and couldn't wait to… Continue reading How to Keep Going: with Austin Kleon.