Four Tenets of Artful Living

As a San Francisco based totally artist and writer of beautiful things, I strive to layout the information of my lifestyles in order that my revel in of beauty is more suitable to the maximum. It’s what I call Artful Living. One of my inspirations is lovely fabric. What’s yours?

My commercial enterprise is sewing for custom interiors and I get excellent pride from running with first-rate fabrics. Flowing silks, crisp linens and the brilliant flora of a waxy cotton chintz are a pride to the senses. My featured fabric from the house of Fortuny is one among my favorites.

What I love about my work is participating carefully with customers to create the houses they need to live in and experience superb about. Making the whole thing from bedding, window treatments and pillows, I create some thing awesome each day. I have extended the wealthy sensual experience of my work into my philosophy of Artful Living.

Artful Living can embody the materials, the texture, the color and the form of the normal gadgets with that you surround your self. Life is a dinner party and you can take every opportunity to revel in it’s pleasures through enriching your daily revel in with splendor. Live Artfully via:

Have Your Special Signature Piece – Take an ordinary object like your purse, your tote or a scarf and make it your unique signature piece. A particular expression reflective of you! For instance, in the future in a terrific hurry, Babe Paley socialite and fashion setter in the 50’s and 60’s, tied her Hermes scarf to the handle of her handbag thereby creating a fashion craze. Everyone who turned into all people at once did the identical.

Uplift and Enrich Yourself in Small Details – It is not what you possess however how you make the most of it with the aid of providing and arranging it. Consciously layout your lifestyles as an antidote to the pervasive stress of the 21st century. Choose the info of your surroundings to uplift and enhance your lifestyles. Perhaps it is something that became made specially for you, or some thing that reminds you of a completely happy time. Whenever I look at the small Florentine paper photo body which sits on my bookcase, I am instantly transported to that magical save below the Ponte Vecchio and the soft, warm mild of a spring nighttime. What small object takes you to a fave nook of the arena?

Be Environmentally Friendly – Your artifacts can be normal from salvaged, recycled, reused or renewable materials. You might suppose that this does not sound horny but you may have splendor and be type to the planet at the identical time. I reuse antique Japanese kimonos to make beautiful pillows and totes. My customers love them because they may be extraordinarily restricted pieces, made especially for them from excellent fabrics with prints that are now not loomed. It’s a actual thrill to have your very own custom pillow, tote or accent in a cloth with a view to in no way be made once more.

Be a Pebble inside the Pond – As the ripples spread out from one small pebble dropped right into a pond, you can provide others the present of Artful Living via without a doubt embodying it your self. Others will perceive and experience your multiplied feel of vivaciousness as you unselfconsciously cross about sporting your signature piece. Just consider how excellent you experience while a person compliments you in your correct taste and style. You also can artfully maintain the details of your paintings surroundings. I regularly benefit with advanced temper and power by using preserving a clean reduce flower (a purple, orange or yellow Gerber Daisy is my favorite) in a small elegant Japanese ceramic vase. I hold it next to my computer and more than one instances an afternoon or so, the coloration and perfume presents me a brilliant contemplative get-away into beauty. It we could me refocus on my work with a renewed feel of vigour. You can revel in the same blessings with your very own non-public artful design. By expressing the radiance this is your proper nature, you may enhance your personal existence and the lives of others in unexpected methods!
Get prepared for an abundance of fresh ideas, electricity and new lovely items to decorate your living!

Shirley Anderson
Minna Street Creations

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