latest photos from my personal collection…
Posted in music, nature, pia's photos December 15th, 2011 by pia

peony love, a gift from my sweet friend Kylie.

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sending a little thank you gift to a dear friend overseas. Handmade gift tag by paper boat press.
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clockwise from top left: gorgeous jute crocheted Christmas decorations in newspaper taxi; signed copies of My Heart Wanders & Paris: Made by Hand wrapped and ready to be sent far away; on the coffee table; the sweetest handmade christmas decorations from paper boat press.
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Since I’ve been less and less mobile over the last few months, I’ve been relying on my iphone to capture some of my day enhancing moments. I’ve been posting them on instagram, which has become my new favourite ‘visual blogging’ medium as I love the instant, intimate aspect of it. It’s been a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends near and far, see what they’re up to during the day in a visual way. Every now and then I post some images on facebook and twitter, and recently I asked my readers if they’d like to see these images on the blog too, or if it would be too much repetition. There was lots of positive feedback, so I thought I should give it a try. I thought maybe once a month I could pick my favourite shots and post them in a collection like this – let me know if you like this idea.

Here’s the latest collection, with captions and links for your clicking pleasure…

inside Stef’s shop,newspaper taxi:1
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inside Stef’s shop, newspaper taxi:2
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afternoon tea with Stef at Black Star Pastry, featuring their beetroot chocolate cake with rose petals, and lavender and blueberry tart.
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surprise art in the park: 1… drink, anyone?
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surprise art in the park: 2… the beginning of a beautiful story.
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surprise art in the park: 3… nature’s purple neon spectacular, jacaranda love.
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on the coffee table: bowl of scented sunshine from the garden, a page from My Heart Wanders, rocks from French Boy’sΒ  hometown lake in France, Heidi’s gorgeous book ‘super natural every day’, my collection of aromatherapy reference books, and a cup of chai.
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Also, I’ve been looking into some new-to-me music, here is my current background music while I work/lay on couch/waddle around the house, perhaps you’ll find something here you like too:

+twice by little dragon (also like ‘after the rain’)
+i follow rivers, lykke li
+how come you never go there, feist
+you are all i see, active child
+brother, matt corby
+feeding line, boy & bear

 

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32 Comments

  1. Ingrid from Cohabitaire says

    These are so beautiful, Pia…. some great music selection suggestions too! Ingrid x

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  2. islandsweet says

    my copy of “my heart wanders” arrived today – from australia all the way to the island of newfoundland, canada in the north atlantic. it’s my christmas gift from my partner and i won’t open it until then. but what a wonderful christmas gift it will be! hope your holidays are happy and healthy. shawn

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  3. Lisette says

    Yay, lovely and inspiring photos from instagram!! Thanks for sharing, Pia!! And loving the delightful music you’ve posted too – especially Little Dragon – the video seems very “you”! :)

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  4. becka says

    I love this post, beautiful images and lovely music. Thanks for sharing.

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  5. Will @ Bright.Bazaar says

    The wrapping on your friend’s thank you gift is beautiful, Pia. Also, loving the colour in newspaper taxi! Hope you are keeping well.

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  6. Katarina says

    So nice to see your personal photos, Pia. Think I like the purple tree most. Hope the pregnancy’s going well. I see we share some favourite music there ;)
    I’ve been addicted to Twice for a while now. Beautiful video, too.

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  7. shipbuilding says

    It’s a beautiful idea to share a selection of your favorites here. Merry Christmas to you and all the very best for your impending arrival.

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  8. magnoliaverandah.blogspot.com says

    I love to look at what’s on your coffee table.

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  9. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! says

    Everything in this post is so beautiful! I love the look of the chocolate beetroot cake- yum!

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  10. bicocacolors says

    i loooove all here!

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  11. Leslie Oschmann says

    Lovely photos. Partial to the lovely wrapped package – special since I was the receiver! Such a nice surprise. xo

    December 15th, 2011 | #

  12. sheof108names says

    Stunning imagery – I LOVE your blog and photos.

    December 18th, 2011 | #

  13. Calico Child says

    What gorgeous pictures & lovely items I must get your book every were I look at the moment your name via a blog is mentioned & your book, I have come by your blog quiet a few times to see what you are up to not that I always get a chance to leave a comment (I’m rubbish at blogging)& its lovely & inspirational to see your creative life :) I hope your christmas will be full of good thing’s

    December 18th, 2011 | #

  14. Uncle Beefy says

    Pia, I know I’m a lot more scarce from the comments these days, but know how I often I peruse you little spot here to drink in all your offerings of soft, yet profound, inspiration. You are a lovely presence in my virtual world and I am filled with gratitude for your place in it. Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons. Be well.

    December 20th, 2011 | #

  15. s t e f a n i a says

    Hi Pia, I follow your blog since i discovered it and enjoy it much. This post is very nice, love the surprise park art, wish i could find things like that here. Will come and visit again soon for more inspirational pictures and work. :-)

    December 20th, 2011 | #

  16. kylie says

    you inspire me more than you know
    talk soon
    sending love
    x

    December 20th, 2011 | #

  17. lucinda Keller says

    Dreamy and gorgeous as always! Can’t get over the tree with that purple!

    December 21st, 2011 | #

  18. Mitica Fashion Illustrations says

    Love your blog!!!

    You share so beautiful things!!

    I will come back for sure!!

    Merry Xmas!! :)

    December 24th, 2011 | #

  19. liza says

    You are very good with the iphone, Pia Jane. Happy New Year and I hope for a magical year for you. I think it will be!

    December 31st, 2011 | #

  20. claire says

    Hello Pia, I just finished your book you sent a couple of weeks ago and loved it! It was a Christmas present to myself and I think the first book I have read -not related to babies – since having children. I wish you all the best for that wonderful part of your journey. I love that you shared all facets of your experiences good an bad. It made me recall my own wander to Japan for a year which turned into 8 years. Thank you so much for your inspiration. Beautifully written and presented. (*o*)/

    January 3rd, 2012 | #

  21. Jane says

    I hope your Christmas was wonderful and wish you peace and health in the New Year Pia!

    How wonderful is the Jacaranda tree? Oh, how marvelous to see such fantastic colour! I’ve never seen one, maybe they do not grow in this part of the world, it is no doubt too cold. Does it have perfume? It’s like a jewel!!

    Hugs
    Jane x

    January 4th, 2012 | #

  22. nicole neesby says

    the wrapping of those gifts is so exquisite. so so lovely.

    xoxo

    January 6th, 2012 | #

  23. Maggie Graham says

    Received your beautiful book My Heart Wanders as a Christmas gift and I adore every page. Your story and photos truly did inspire me to wander again after a period of ill health and writers block. Thank you. Hope you are well.
    Take care
    Maggie (in Scotland)

    January 8th, 2012 | #

  24. Ann says

    I hope There will be more blogging from you soon! Love it!!!! Where Are you;))

    January 8th, 2012 | #

  25. paris rendez-vous says

    Beautiful images Pia.

    January 12th, 2012 | #

  26. ms givens says

    I love aromatherapy. I use lavender, clary sage, jasmine, thyme and cedarwood.

    January 13th, 2012 | #

  27. Flamingo Dancer says

    Your photographs are so beautiful. Very beautiful

    January 14th, 2012 | #

  28. Sara says

    I love taking pictures with my iPhone because it is always with me and it forces me to STOP and notice the beauty and absurdity that surrounds my daily life. thanks for sharing what you are seeing in your life.
    ~ Sara

    January 20th, 2012 | #

  29. busma says

    wow… I really love the pictures you took

    January 25th, 2012 | #

  30. Charlie says

    I could spend days browsing your blog – it is such inspiration. Love all the pics! What apt do u use for ur iPhone pics they look beautiful?!

    January 28th, 2012 | #

  31. Delphine says

    This picture of the peonie is beautiful, and so inspiring…

    February 3rd, 2012 | #

  32. Mary says

    I recognise that bubbler! I pass it everyday on my way to class at SCA in Rozelle – nice to see a bit of home on here :)

    April 30th, 2012 | #


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