Thursday, 3 March 2016

Still in my cacoon

Guto is still in his cacoon too
Thursday 3rd March 2016

Still in my cacoon...

I am still in Peillac France, accepting that I need to rest and not worry too much about what is next.. I've been finding that a little challenging to say the least. 

Having the time during the day to myself has been good in a way, although I have really missed hanging out with my friend Alexandra (she has had to work in Redon every day) but I guess it has meant that Guto and I can do as we please during the day...

We have had nice walkies around a nearby lake and woodland area at L'lle aux Pies

L'lle aux Pies

We visited La Gacilly, a gorgeous little town a few miles away bursting with arty folks...

La Gacilly

Guto looking for squirrels

I've had the chance to reshuffle the layout in my van, (I need to make it work/comfy for big drive to Portugal on Sunday.. ) I really enjoyed doing that, I reeeally enjoy nesting, I find it very grounding and satisfying when I'm feeling a little lost.

On Tuesday I spent most of the day in Alexandra's huge studio sewing! Ahhh it was so nice to catch up on the pile of clothing repairs that I had with me and to actually make a scarf for myself (from material I bought from a fabric seconds factory in Vitre on the way down last Saturday) plus a few corsage brooches with fabric scraps.. I felt so in touch with myself once more... it is definitely my souls calling... being creative :)

Scarf that I made for myself

Today Guto and I went for a bimble around Peillac and checked out a pottery run by a lovely English couple. I will go back with Alexandra sometime before I leave and maybe buy a pot! (will take some pics too ;) )
On our walk I saw the cutest little building and thought it would make a funky studio/shop...aaahhh.... but I can dream hey?! ;)
Cute potential studio/shop in Peillac

Tonight I will pootle along to a local Crochet/knitting group that meet in a local cafe bar here in Peillac.. I hear there may even be an English lady there..but I will take my phrase book and knitting anyhoo and see how it goes..

Shop window in La Gacilly

Thanks for reading so far.. with love x

Sunday, 28 February 2016

In the beginning...

Sunday 28 Feb 2016

Me in my studio

I am a sensitive soul... embarking on a journey, creatively, physically and personally..

I have been working as an up-cyclist in Wales since 2009 but have recently lost the will a bit and lack energy and inspiration among other things, I have seriously felt like giving it all up! So, I recently sold most of my worldly belongings with a view to moving to and getting a job in the corporate world in Krakow Poland, where I have friends (actually they are more like my Polish adoptive family).

However, long story cut short...the universe has, it seems, other plans for me. So, I'm on my way to Portugal in my van with my whippet Guto, to visit my sister (and house sit for her in April whilst she returns to the UK for a month), via my friend's house in Peillac, France where I am currently, recovering from the past few months and the first part of my journey... feeling exhausted and a little lost, I attempt to start writing this blog?! Unsure of what I really want and where I actually want to be, let alone what I will be sharing on here, but anyway I feel it is a good thing to do....

The time that I will have in the Algarve I would like it to be spent chilling, reflecting, regrouping, healing, soul searching, experimenting creatively and being inspired by what unfolds whilst on my travels....

Maybe I will just share some of my own creations, my love of all things up-cycling, crafting, photography, travel and well as my thoughts, feelings and a visual diary of all the people, places and things that inspire me along the way...who knows?!!

Clothing by Kaotic Kittus

I am learning to go with the flow, let go of the need to control everything and getting it all right. NOT an easy task for me I can tell you ;)

I hope that this blog will not only help me find my own way but also maybe it will help others too... I am going a little blindly I know, but I do so with a genuine and open heart.. I invite you to walk with me a little, let's see where we end up?

Thank you for reading so far....I hope that you will enjoy my posts... with love.

Dress by Kaotic Kittus