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i have this thing with …shadows

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colourful jellybeans on pink background

shadows of clematis

in the blogging world, shadows seem to be a thing to avoid. god forbid you have shadows in your flat lays or anything like that. i will admit i avoid anything too shadowy on my Instagram, on my blog and in real life i relish them and seek them out. it fills my brain with a sense of satisfaction and happiness i can’t really put into words.

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories – Elie Wiesel

i think part of the reason i have such an adoration for shadows, especially deep, bold ones is that they have a really graphic feel about them and that speaks to my creative side in a very bewitching manner. if you add nature to this shadowy equation my heart is fully captured and you can bet i’ll be snapping away.

shadows only exist because of light, and light can dance and mingle and delight in so many ways. they can create shapes in endless permutations and inspire works of art. they create drama and intrigue.

by the way, i thought i’d create a series of posts where i share small and big obsessions and passions. from my illustrations to my photography, to things that capture my imagination. after all, that’s why i love blogging – for sharing what i love.

how do you feel about shadows? do they mean anything to you or do you avoid them at all costs?

open sign hanging on barber shop door

tree shadow on grass

statues at somerset house

leafy shadow

tree shadow

“Where there is light, there must be shadow, where there is shadow there must be light. There is no shadow without light and no light without shadow….” ― Haruki Murakami

cinemagraph of reflection

floral framed painting on red wall

plant and fence reflection on wallshadowy pebbles at penarth

snapshots of my week | 21st april

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yellow frayed tarpaulin

ava the cat sitting on an amp

this is not a week i want to remember. for a few different reason it’s been awful and it should somehow set itself of fire. ha. so i’m not even going to write about it.

one good thing though, i went to cardiff museum for the first time in absolutely ages. so long infact, that i’d largely forgotten the layout so it was like visiting for the first time again. i wish there was more stuff like this in cardiff – places that are easily accessible if you don’t have a car, too.

but yeah, other than that, goodbye awful week!

window with blue and white blinds

yellow petals by double yellow lines

purple amethyst in cardiff museum

dinosaur t rex skeleton cardiff museum

rodin marble sculpture in cardiff museum

tiny skeleton in cardiff museum

rhs cardiff 2017

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yellow and red tulips - RHS cardiff

pink, layered tulips - RHS cardiff

a couple of sundays ago, i went to RHS cardiff in bute park. laura from side street style invited me along – how could i say no? we actually went together last year too.

when spring comes around after a seemlingly endless winter, it’s always wonderful to see flowers come into bloom, trees begin to bustle with leaves and the skies are blue. as much as i enjoy seeing flowers and nature in general come back to life, it’s always going to be a special treat to go to a flower show, a place literally dedicated to flowers, gardens and nature!

purple and pink cineraria flowers - RHS cardiff

amazing red fringed tulips - RHS cardiff

giant wicker ant - RHS cardiff
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