The weather in Melbourne has been ridiculously odd this long weekend. Very warm and sunny. Not that I’m complaining! I do enjoy these days; it’s just quite unexpected. I took advantage of the stunning weather and dabbled in some gardening for a good few hours on Friday and a little bit yesterday too. I am sad to report that I discovered more disgusting larvae living in the soil of one of my pots. I found 34 of the buggers in the one pot. 34! I wish I had chooks to feed them to, but I don’t so the crows were the next best thing. Anyway. What’s more important to talk about is just how relaxing and cathartic I find gardening, adding fuel to the idea that I am actually a grandma. Honestly though, if you’re looking for a peaceful, calming activity to do, check out gardening! It’s not just the process that’s enjoyable either, you get a plant at the end of it! Flowers, and maybe even veggies, depending on what floats your boat. I could bang on about gardening for ages but I shan’t. It’s the start of October, so let’s look at some nice things.
- This Folksy interview with Peggy, maker of beautiful necklaces, really struck a chord with me. Many chords in fact. One thing I definitely agree with is her point on creativity and the schooling system. What do you think?
- The 10 stages of creativity! I think the “sponge” stage is my personal favourite. I also think I need to remember to enjoy the process – all of it – more often.
- Some interior architecture students in Estonia have built giant wooden megaphones to better hear the sounds of the forests. I think I’d stay there all day. Imagine all the little noises you could hear!
- Here’s a cool idea for how to make your own reusable face wipes! It’s way cheaper and much, much better on the environment. I’m yet to try this method but I’m quite keen to give it a go!
- Emilie Wapnick gives an enlightening TEDtalk on how some people (probably quite a lot!) don’t just have one thing they are meant to do in life. Can you relate to this? I think I can.
- Cute and applicable Etsy print!
- Laura from The Lovely Jumble shared this blog post with me from this brown wren. I’m so very glad Laura sent me the link because the post describes exactly what I want my life to be like one day.
- And how’s about some art journalling? Do you do it? I’ve been thinking more and more about it and think I might start it soon. I enjoy seeing what Sophie from Sophie Isobel Asher creates and what her tips are.
It’s quite a nice arty, crafty version of Nice Things this month, hey? I guess I’ve been contemplating creativity and what it means to me lately. I’ve got a bunch of ideas, in so many different branches of what I do that I think I may go a little nuts shortly. I should probs write them down and get creating!
What are you looking forward to in the month of October? Do tell!