My Autumn Manifesto 2017

Tree in Autumn

Each season I write a manifesto and share this here in some way, whether it be the manifesto for the season ahead or a reflection of the manifesto for the season just gone. Writing a manifesto enables me to declare my intentions for the season ahead, to think about what I plan to bring into my life, and how I want to connect to nature and the season I am living in. A manifesto adds a layer of appreciation to the small things in my day to day and enables me to connect closer to the familiar cycles of the seasons. I use inspiration and cues […]

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My Summer Manifesto 2017 :: Reflections

Summer daisies

  It feels a little odd publishing a post about my Summer Manifesto as the leaves are turning and we are firmly into Autumn. Having drafted this post during September I clicked save, forgot to share and mentally moved forwards. I wanted to share this with you today rather than leave it behind. For me, creating manifestos are about noticing how intentions change each season and what I can do when I have a set of statements to turn to. It’s about seeing the journey that I’ve taken, how intentions can shape the season and uncovering those manifestos at the end of […]

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Capturing the Details :: Spring – Mapping my journey of change through images

Lavender

  Discovering life from a different view point can be refreshing. Getting up close with the detail and taking a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the day to capture the details, is my way of creating space for me and allows me to spend time being creative. Photography is my way of making a mindful moment in my day and is one of my passion projects that has been part of my life for many years. Many of these images have been captured in our small urban garden over the past few months and others have been captured […]

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My Spring Manifesto 2017 :: Reflections

Magnolia

Last year I started a process of writing a manifesto for each season. Living with a manifesto added a layer of appreciation to the small things in my day to day and gave me the opportunity for more focus.  The comfort and familiar cycles of the seasons shaped the year and I began to take more inspiration and cues from nature around me, bringing with it a more considered pace and focus into my life. I started to notice more and felt that I was living life in a more wholesome and wholehearted way. Every season sees a shift, from changes in the weather […]

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Capturing the details :: Winter

Holly

  I love cultivating and living a creative and wholesome life through the seasons. As part of my winter manifesto I wanted to capture the details of winter, and for me this has meant getting outside and braving the cold weather. Over the past few months I’ve spent time reconnecting with my love of photography and plants. Photography is a way for me to be creative, to notice the details of the season, and to capture the moment. I love trying to see things from a different angle or perspective and sometimes use these prompts from nature to think more creatively. […]

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My Winter Manifesto 2017

Frosty twigs

Last year I started a process of writing a manifesto for each season in the year. Living with a manifesto added a layer of appreciation to the small things in my day to day. I started to notice more, enjoyed the comforts and familiar cycles of the seasons even more, I took inspiration and cues from nature around me, and brought a more considered pace and focus into my life. Every season sees a shift, from changes in the weather and the cycles of nature, to the way we connect to our surroundings. New chapters begin at the start of each season and […]

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Living my Autumn Manifesto

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, the changes in nature echo and symbolise personal shifts that I tend to feel at this time of year. I enjoy seeing the rhythmic changes, as the leaves and foliage change colour, the sun is lower in the sky creating a beautiful golden light, the weather changes, autumn flowers bloom, trees and plants drop seeds that fall and scatter, and there is a feeling of change in the air. For me each season brings with it something new, a new chapter. I take real pleasure from noticing the changes and love the blurry edges to the seasons […]

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My Autumn Manifesto

  Over the past three weeks I’ve enjoyed connecting with Autumn. It still feels quite early on in the season for me as I’ve only had three weeks of it at home so far. Stepping off a plane after our honeymoon to cold temperatures, and swapping my shorts for jeans, suntan lotion for gloves and scarves, was initially a little shock but was a moment that connected me back to my favourite time of the year. I’ve loved kicking the leaves, looking up at the trees and capturing the colours, and soaking up the golden sunshine when I can. Before our wedding […]

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Living and loving my simple summer manifesto

It feels odd to not have shared the beautiful summer season with you here but taking time to focus on personal projects was something I really wanted to do. I needed space to get creative offline for wedding projects and time to focus on my studies, which I’m very delighted to let you know I have passed both qualifications I have taken! I really wanted to continue my manifesto project through the year, however full life became. For me each season brings with it something new, a new chapter. I take real pleasure from noticing the changes and love the blurry […]

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Living my Spring Manifesto

  With each season comes with it something new, a new chapter. My word this year is Awaken. I decided that I wanted to awaken more of a connection to the seasons than I have done before, awaken more awareness and awaken my senses. In January I started a new seasonal practice of creating and sharing my seasonal manifesto. Over the past few months I’ve been connecting with my spring manifesto. With the signs of summer appearing around me I wanted to share with you what I have brought into my life recently during the spring months…

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