Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~Stendhal

do you not sometimes stop and think that there is so much beauty everywhere it can make your heart hurt...and your lips curl...

i need this on my window for every morning to be complete. to stand with my hot cup of coffee and gaze out on a sunrise with the fact that it is a new day being the only one in my mind...

sometimes artists create things that are perfection for so many different reasons, 

this bear makes me smile, 

these teacups are so fragile yet are powerful in their numbers...

imagine falling asleep in a bed like this...
it would be like a childhood hideaway, where little fairies come and whisper in your ear as you dream...

i wrote recently about making a big (many) life moves in the not so distant future...i am still not sure where i am going just that i am leaving here. both of these images~although conflicting~ feel so relevant to me right now...

happy thursday dearest you,
♥ ashley

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Jennifer Lea said...

hello ash, gorgeous blog! did you draw that cute bear?

please sir said...

Lovely images and I know what you mean about viewing the beauty all around us. I'm the same way!

Krissy said...

i absolutely adore the last 2 images!

.girl ferment. said...

those stones with crochet covers are wonderful, they would go well with Esti's decorated stones.

I like your sentiments.

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Oh Ashley I love these visual feasts of yours... and yes, there is so much beauty everywhere! Yes!
Those crochet rocks are so amazing too, so organic. Makes me want to learn crochet :)

K. Sundari said...

This little post was so full of inspiration. Very sweet. Love the morning ritual.
Where will you be moving to?

muchlove said...

ooh, where's the tag?

Mila said...


These are the kind of posts that make me oh sooo happy. <3
I have no other words.
Yours say everything:

do you not sometimes stop and think that there is so much beauty everywhere it can make your heart hurt...and your lips curl...



Missa said...

Ah those stones... I love them. Also, I think that sleeping in that bed would pretty much guarantee magical dreams of the best kind ;)

Hope your new day is wonderful dear <3

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