10.19.2017

This Week In Photos [2].

Self Portraits & Flowers 

I realise Thursday is a strange day for publishing a post like this, but I simply couldn't wait until Sunday and rules are made to be broken right? I'll be honest and say this is more so two and a half weeks worth of photos and writing rolled into one as life has been quiet recently. Like the tick tock-ing of an old clock, things have just been 'the usual'. I wake up, browse twitter and instagram whilst lamenting deleting the Facebook and Messenger apps off of my phone for 'productivity' reasons. I brush my teeth, shower and put on some cosy clothing, usually some leggings and a baggy jumper. I skip the bra part and let my now slightly downward turning boobs fall free (the joys of getting older eh), I check each boob for anything foreign and I have to thank Lauren and her battle with breast cancer for this addition to my routine (read her poignant post about it here) - also if you're reading this and you have boobs, please check them right this second! Ok after poking and prodding my chest, I go downstairs shrug my shoulders at my usual oats for breakfast and simply have a coffee with rice milk and a dash of honey for sweetness. Sometimes I'll throw a biscuit in my mouth and race back upstairs. I debate opening my laptop or procrastinating via Netflix - Who knew Drag Race was so addictive? I watch a few episodes falling a little bit more in love with Raja and then I look at the time. *siiiiiiiigggggggghhhhh* I crack my knuckles, make another coffee and with some reluctance open up both my blog e-mails and my architecture e-mails, there is a flurry of lovely things, kind feedback, the odd press release and invoice updates on the blog e-mail front. I switch over to the architecture e-mail side and I see linkedin promotions, newsletters and.... another rejection, although this time, it's different, it's detailed, it's kind and it's personalised, the director goes on to wish me luck with my future endeavours and invites me to connect on LinkedIn. This time rejection stings a little less and I'm grateful for his time and consideration. I continue with tap tap tapping away, applying for more roles, signing contracts and updating my calendars and looking for more freelance work to fill my time. 
There were good and less mundane things that happened though, for example I went to a flower arranging workshop by Bloom & Wild at The Artists Residence Hotel and it was THE BEST! I got play with arrangements and colours inspired by the great works of Henri Matisse and I also got to catch up with Kristabel, Brenda and Natasha and talk colour, walls and delicious brownies... Another lovely thing was a sweet gift from Sally who kindly sent over a wonderful tea set from Jing complete with some Bohea Lapsang, Lemongrass & Ginger and Earl Grey.
I have been obsessed with Jamie Beck's photography and indeed her dreamy life in Provence. Reading about her move from the big apple to a very quaint and quiet part of France has been nothing short of inspirational. I can't even begin to explain the joy I get from her photographic work and cinemagraphs, the detail is incredible, like the paintings of the old masters, she draws ones eyes in.. I was inspired by her self portraits and set up my camera one lazy dark afternoon to play around. I think I'll be doing this a lot more as I'm finding it a good way to practice 'face', and to improve my manual shooting skills.

Anyway, how has October been for you so far?  It feels like this year has zoomed by so quickly! I can't believe we're approaching November..

xo


16 comments

  1. Aww, yes it was lovely to catch up over flowers & brownies - hopefully the next time I bump into you I will have my colourful wall guides finito haha x

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  2. These photos are so beautiful! Those black and white ones especially - gorgeous! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  3. The photos are life! Funny how it's the black and white ones that are the most expressive...love this post :)

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  4. Love love your self portraits! And oh my gosh, those earrings are really something.

    I completely agree with you about the year flying by. I was just thinking last night how there's so much I still want to do, and as you said November is around the corner!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle, they're from ASOS! I can't believe it's Christmas next month... crazy how time flies..

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  5. These pictures are gorgeous, there's just something about black & white you know? I think one of the things that makes email rejections hurt so much is how abrupt/cold they come across sometimes. So I think it's awfully kind that this director personalized it to help take some of the sting off.

    And I know right? I cannot believe that the end of the year is almost year, it's crazy how time flies! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. Thank you Demi! And I agree, that's even if you get a response most of the time!

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  6. I love the black and white effect on your pictures and the run down of your week. Flower arranging is such calming and uplifting activity, I just love having flowers in the home really makes a room. Keep going with your job applications, I am sure God has the perfect place just for you lined up - x

    Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Aw thanks Lavinya! I'm just going to keep dipping my toes into whatever God brings forth for me :)

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  7. Tunrayo10/25/2017

    You're many shades of amazing Sade! That job will come through real soon. :) what camera do you use?

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    1. Thank you Tunrayo! So sweet of you to say! I use a Canon 700D with a 50mm 1.8 lens

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  8. I love all these pictures and those flowers look amazing. What camera do you use in taking them?

    My Fashion Musings

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    1. Thank you! I use a Canon 700D with a 50mm 1.8 lens

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