10 things I love Thursday #1

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Hey guys, what a lovely week so far! The weather has finally perked up and I managed to wear a dress, it must be spring!

Anyway , today is the first in a regular series here about things I’ve been loving so far this week! Welcome to 10 things I love Thursday!

1) Willard Wigan, is an artist who creates tiny sculptures, from pencil lead to needle eyes!

This guy has amazing skills … and clearly amazing eyesight! I don’t think I would be able to do this! You can find more about him and his work if you Click here

2) I need this sign in my life!

Why are they always hungry?

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why don’t we do something like this locally, if it doesn’t harm them, and it would definitely make me smile! You can find more about these Click here

3)

This fascinating insight to where we feel our emotions first! If you really think about the way you feel and what emotion you are experiencing you can pinpoint where it is coming from! Fascinating really. You can find more information and the scientific experiment behind this Here.

4)

I absolutely love these I am wanting to design some my little ponies maybe I’ll do a challenge? Throwback to my childhood! I loved my little pony! You can find these on spippo’s deviantart by clicking here.

5)

Love this quote!

6)

Wow this is fascinating, you can find some more information about it here.

7)

This amazing smeg cooker!

8)

This beautiful stained glass window, stained glass is so beautiful!

9)

These beautiful geode tables! I wonder where I could put one… you can find out more about these by clicking here.

10)

Of course the new Aladdin is on here! I actually can’t wait!!

So that’s it for the first instalment, these are things that caught my attention this week.

What are you loving right now?

Till next time,

Xx

Gettin ready for Mermay….

Challenges

It’s that time of the year again.

What does A month of mermaids, and a month of amazing illustrations mean?

“Mermay”.

Mermay is the month long challenge, where you are given a prompt and you make a mermaid illustration. This will be my very first year participating and if I’m honest, I’m a little daunted. If nothing else this challenge will allow me to focus in on my strengths and abilities as a beginner illustrator, and thus letting me work on my weaknesses and finding the type of illustration style I like.

The official website for Mermay.

As if looking at all the great , imaginative pieces wasn’t enough, there is an official website. This is where you can find all of the information on the challenge.

I’d look at all of the beautiful pieces on Instagram and found some brilliant new artists to follow. I also wished that I was able to take part it in and not be shy about it.

So, like I said before, this is my first go so I’m sure it’ll be a challenge.

Www.mermay.com is the web address if you want to find out more or even take part in it yourself.

Till next time, big love,

Xx


“Few of my Favourite things….”

General blogging.

At the end of a long week, when you’re looking ahead to the next week, and never-ending list of “to-dos” that come with having a comfortable home, a business, a blog and all the rest of it, I find it therapeutic to go online and browse it for unusual and pretty things.
Sometimes its art, a column I found that I enjoyed, anything really. Something that keeps my creativity bubbling.

Regular post.

So I’m pretty new to all of this blogging, but I decided that id love this as a weekly post for everyone, just to share things that maybe you wouldn’t have come across before.
I always find that perusing blogs and , of course, Pinterest…(oh pinterest you sweet, sweet thing) and the interwebs in general, gives me the relax-factor I’m looking for.
SO without further ado let’s get into it:

Brittany Lee.

If you haven’t seen these BEAUTIFUL illustrations that she does then i suggest you check her out IMMEDIATELY.

Brittney lee.

Here are just a few examples of her whimsical works.

ChloeVStankdesign.

These are the best workout tops i have ever seen. I need all of them. (must start going to gym more!)

Please check her out if you want stylish workout tanks. She hand screen prints them herself and are all using non toxic, water based inks.

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Cool aren’t they?

click on this link to shop for yourself.

Rad workout clothes.

Health benefits of coffee.

I love coffee. Not gunna lie, need it as soon as my eyes open, and my day is not complete unless i have had at least 3,  yes 3 , lovely caffeine kicks. IS it good for us though? is having all that caffeine and milk, and lets face it sometimes flavourings, any good for us?

I’m not going to sit here and rant about the negative effects of coffee, no no NO , quite the contrary! according to healthline.com, it has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to us (sugar and flavourings not included…obvs).

Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of death and is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer… liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer ranks fourth.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer.

One study of 489,706 individuals found that those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer .

You see? If you want to find out more about the many benefits i suggest you click on this link and head on over there and read this article. I loved it and feel a whole lot better about loving coffee.

 

Spooky pussy!

So it’s getting to that time of year again. You can’t tell whether your speaking to your neighbour 4 doors down, or they are actually a reincarnation of someone, buried in Egypt circa 2500 BC.

This being said, i love the sense of anticipation that comes along with Halloween.

The costumes, the buzz of excitement from the children, a mix of E-numbers and giddyness being dressed up as someone…sorry…some-THING else!

But i hear you cry, what about the pets in our families?

FEAR NOT!

for your viewing pleasure, and courtesy or BOREDPANDA , 

Halloween cats!

ENJOY.

TOO CUTE!

My fave.

I’m sure there was a long piece of string needed rescuing ….

These are not the mice you were looking for… (ok i’m sorry)

So, What do we think? enough to lighten up a gloomy Friday ready for the weekend?

I’m SO ready now.

What are your favourite things on a Friday?

Big love,

Amy

xx