Four Tenets of Artful Living

As a San Francisco primarily based artist and writer of beautiful things, I try to design the info of my life in order that my experience of beauty is improved to the maximum. It’s what I name Artful Living. One of my inspirations is stunning material. What’s yours?

My commercial enterprise is stitching for custom interiors and I get extraordinary delight from running with remarkable fabrics. Flowing silks, crisp linens and the bright flowers of a waxy cotton chintz are a satisfaction to the senses. My featured fabric from the house of Fortuny is one of my favorites.

What I love approximately my work is taking part intently with customers to create the houses they need to stay in and sense top notch about. Making everything from bedding, window treatments and pillows, I create something exceptional every day. I have prolonged the rich sensual enjoy of my work into my philosophy of Artful Living.

Artful Living can encompass the materials, the feel, the shade and the shape of the everyday objects with that you surround yourself. Life is a feast and you can take every possibility to experience it is pleasures by means of enriching your each day enjoy with splendor. Live Artfully by:

Have Your Special Signature Piece – Take an normal object like your handbag, your tote or a scarf and make it your unique signature piece. A precise expression reflective of you! For instance, one day in a remarkable hurry, Babe Paley socialite and trend setter in the 50’s and 60’s, tied her Hermes scarf to the cope with of her purse thereby developing a style craze. Everyone who become everyone right now did the equal.

Uplift and Enrich Yourself in Small Details – It isn’t always what you own however how you make the maximum of it by means of imparting and arranging it. Consciously layout your lifestyles as an antidote to the pervasive pressure of the 21st century. Choose the info of your surroundings to uplift and improve your lifestyles. Perhaps it’s far something that became made particularly for you, or some thing that reminds you of a completely happy time. Whenever I appearance at the small Florentine paper photograph frame which sits on my bookcase, I am immediately transported to that magical store below the Ponte Vecchio and the soft, warm mild of a spring evening. What small object takes you to a favorite corner of the sector?

Be Environmentally Friendly – Your artifacts may be common from salvaged, recycled, reused or renewable substances. You would possibly suppose that this does not sound horny however you may have splendor and be type to the planet at the identical time. I reuse antique Japanese kimonos to make stunning pillows and totes. My customers love them due to the fact they’re extraordinarily restricted pieces, made mainly for them from high-quality fabric with prints which might be no longer loomed. It’s a real thrill to have your own custom pillow, tote or accessory in a cloth so that it will never be made again.

Be a Pebble inside the Pond – As the ripples spread out from one small pebble dropped into a pond, you can deliver others the present of Artful Living by really embodying it your self. Others will understand and revel in your accelerated feel of vivaciousness as you unselfconsciously cross about carrying your signature piece. Just consider how accurate you experience while a person compliments you to your properly taste and fashion. You can also artfully maintain the info of your paintings surroundings. I often advantage with stepped forward mood and power by maintaining a fresh reduce flower (a pink, orange or yellow Gerber Daisy is my favored) in a small fashionable Japanese ceramic vase. I maintain it subsequent to my pc and a couple of times an afternoon or so, the colour and fragrance gives me a incredible contemplative get-away into beauty. It we could me refocus on my paintings with a renewed sense of power. You can experience the same advantages together with your own private clever design. By expressing the radiance that is your authentic nature, you may beautify your own life and the lives of others in sudden methods!
Get equipped for an abundance of sparkling ideas, energy and new lovely objects to beautify your dwelling!

Shirley Anderson
Minna Street Creations

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