Friday, 4 August 2017

Things that make me swoon...

 There is nothing like a good swoon
 some things are just so lovely that they get a few oos and ahhs
 but some go beyond that... they are truly and magnificently swoon worthy
 think gasps of such deep pleasure 
 you would swear you were in the presence of Jason Mamoa shirtless
 if you have no clue who this is do yourself a favour and google it then come back
 if you are being introduced to his gorgeousness for the first time then you're welcome... 
 he's beautiful right
 so what is making me swoon at the moment???
 well lots... its been a swoony week  it turns out

it is bloody gorgeous and the whole range is pretty special
 but a spritz of this and Sinus Man and Barry can fart all they like
and I am still floating on that gorgeous cloud of L'Occitane loveliness
it is like a fart forcefield... glorious...

despite being particularly farty this week Barry is a bit swoon worthy
he has been snuggling up and being a glorious hot water bottle during my midday naps
except yesterday when I woke to find his back half rather close to my head... never been so grateful for having had him neutered... that would have been all sorts of awful!!!
it would have been a reverse swoon...

 walking with fabulous, generous, supportive friends as the sun comes up
who shamelessly laugh while I trip for the twentieth time and you know secretly they are hoping you'll go down in a pile of limbs... you know... true friends

plus I seriously can't believe we live somewhere so beautiful sometimes

Jam drops from Botanica
which I would show you a picture of but they don't last the trip home in the car

a freshly made bed....
who doesn't love a freshly made bed, and when you spend a lot of time in one like I have been lately this takes on a whole new level of wonderful!!!

lemons and limes in a blue and white bowl
it may have taken weeks to finish this painting but it was just such a beautiful subject... 
if you don't follow PMBCeramics on Instagram then you should
she is crazy talented

and this jug... anthrolopolgie is the epitome of swoon!!!

But more than anything I am swooning over the amazing generosity of people this week
We have been feasting on gorgeous meals cooked for us
I'm talking the biggest tray of delicious bubbly golden vegetarian lasagna 
lemons from a back garden and eggs straight from the chook
I received an extraordinary box of thoughtful and love-filled wonder
handmade scarves and jewelry,beautiful stationery and so much love and generosity that it made me weep with the joy of it all

I received incredible ceramics from Studio Kurbitz in Sweden 
which made my strawberries taste extra special this morning
and the strawberries are perfect too...

this last week or so I have received so many thoughtful emails and notes,
and words of encouragement and support
and in general have felt so wrapped up in caring that I have been in a permanent swoon
I think I am getting addicted to it

So what I want to know is what makes you swoon??? 
what am I missing???
what do I have to go looking for???

thank you to everyone who has reached out and made this the best week I have had in months... your wonderfulness is glorious!!!...

happy painting all... xx