“there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Love this. There's an emerging gardening art form called 'arboursmithing' where you create objects by training trees to grow in forms. It's related to espalier fruit trees, but instead of just espalier, the trees are trained to grown into chairs, etc. or sculptures. I'm planning to explore this, actually I see it as a major part of my future lifework in terms of gardening. Meanwhile, for this video, I would love to incorporate a simple object that's either arboursmithed or roughly hewn like this
My mom had a tv like this. She bought it when she was 17 and moved away from home. She saved up for months to buy it - she had hardly any furniture in her apartment, but she had her little black & white tv. And no lie - that thing still works! I swear!
A bunch of old picture frames painted black can make a striking work of art when hung together with some rope.
I'm freckly. I hated it when I was little but then when I was about 12 my Mum left a copy of Vogue on my bed. The cover girl had a VERY freckly face. It was a close up shot and she was stunning. It changed my attitude towards freckles forever. My 3 year old daughter is just developing her freckles now - I will do the same thing for her if she doesn't like them. Hers are ADORABLE.