Photo by Merrilee @mermag
Slow living moments captured – create
For September the focus of our slow living project over on Instagram, has been on moments where we ‘create’. I have been so inspired by how creative people have been, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing little snippets of everyone’s creativity. It’s been really interesting to notice the different interpretation of the word, and how people go about finding creative moments in their everyday.
Today I am sharing a small selection of images from the grid, as there were several things that struck me about slow living and creativity, and I wanted to touch on a few of them.
Photo by Faith @faithevanssills
I love these first three pictures, as they highlight that with just a few simple things from nature, and a bit of creative thinking, you can make the most wonderful things.
Photo by Lacey @laceyxlynch
The other element that these three pictures have in common, is allowing for the time to be free to create. You can not rush making a flower mask, or the intricate painting on these leaves, or a stick headdress, and why would you want to?! You can sense the time and care that has been taken with each of these creations, and to me that is the epitome of #slowliving_create.
I had to share this picture from Sinead, as I just loved the thoughtfulness behind the subject of the photo. Sinead goes harvesting with a friend every year, and this year her friend made a little invitation which was inside the pocket of a harvesting apron, all of which was handmade. Such a beautiful gift and friendship. Again such time and care has gone into this creation, which makes it such a special gift. Hope harvesting the hedgerows was fun.
Photo by Sinead @sineadylemonadey
In this picture below I love how Erin finds some slow living by simply making a cake. She writes “I’ve recognised how much the busy-ness of our days is choking out my peace of mind.” “A Sabbath day is not in the cards for me; however I can make cake.” I love her words that accompany this picture. They are a great reminder that in simple every day activities, you can find a piece of that slow living that we all crave, just through your presence of mind and how wholehearted you choose to be with your moments.
Photo by Erin @ekwetzel
Do head over to Danielle’s blog to see her favourites from the month also. Before you do though, let me introduce the theme for October.
Throughout October we are celebrating the change of the seasons. We are welcoming Autumn (fall) and Spring on the southern hemisphere with the hashtag #slowliving_bloomandharvest
We want you to take time to notice all the beauty and magnificent colours that are present during this change of the seasons. Both seasons bring with them a sense of renewal; with the first buds of Spring that will blossom and bloom into beautiful flowers, to Autumn and the need to gather and harvest for the winter ahead.
Thanks again for joining in and helping Danielle and I grow this community over on Instagram. I can’t wait to see what you all share this month.
Finally, just before I go, I wanted to let you know that we have started a Pinterest board to curate all these beautiful slow living moments that you are all capturing, in one place. Do pop over and say hello if you are on Pinterest too.