Macro Monday: Sept 1, 14


Soon this little one will be flying away.

Happy Labour day!

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Focus on Myself: Summer 2014

July and August gone, this means end of summer 2014.  I started a Instagram challenge 62 days ago. I hashtag it “focus on myself 62″ and I’ve taken a photo each day for 62 days. A photo of place or something to help me focus on what is important in my life right now. I was trying to make my body and my mind better. If you wish to know more about it, please check here.

Today I’m completing this challenge. I’ve choosen only 16 photos from the 62 as a my summer summary. If you wish to see all the photos check my instagram (@teandpaper) or look for the hashtag: focusonmyself62.

focus on myself 2014During these 2 months I woke up very early so I could have 10-20 min of yoga and see the sunrise by the river walking for 30 min and enjoying nature beauties, collecting nature treasures to put them in my studio.

I tried to eat health breakfast and write morning pages everyday before going to work.

Blogging and art journaling now are part of my everyday activities.

Nature is more present than ever. Nothing better to feel Nature as putting our hands on a tree or walking on the beach.

I couldn’t see the supermoon in July, too cloudy here, but in August the moon showed up with all her glamour.

I’ve read “the lotus and the lily” book, a great book. Perfect for my “focus” moment.

I’ve enjoyed my home, family, all the beautiful flowers around me and the sunset at the end of each day.

And to end focus on myself challenge, no better than my own photo.

I hope you have enjoyed my summer summary. And yours? Have you done something new only for yourself during this summer?



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Silent Sunday: 08.31.14


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

sunrise and sunset


WPC – One day by the river, the sun playing 2 roles in the sky: The blue hour and the golden hour.

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Floral Friday – Salmon


The petals of this delicate flower remind me of a summer dress flying with the wind in a hot evening.

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Nurturing Thursday – Dream

This is my first post for Nurturing Thursday hosted by Becca from “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”.

I was looking forward for a challenge where I could share quotes and poems that I’m in love with. Today morning I saw Becca post, and I didn’t have any doubt I would like to participate. So here is my first post for Nurturing Thursday.

Yesterday night I finished the book “the lotus and the lily”, I can say I’m another person after reading this book. One of the last sentences in this book is the one I’m quoting today.

Janet quote 1Please see Becca blog for more details about Nurturing Thursday, and to see more wonderful stuff she has in her blog. I’m following her for several months now and she has lots of creativity in there.


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Friday Fictioneers: The Cottage

Here it’s my 100 words story for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers.


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I didn’t want any cottage for the summer, but he insisted on it.

He said the kids needed more contact with nature and we’d have fun.

I hated everything about this place: the look of it, the wooden smell, and the giant mosquitoes.

They left early to explore “nature”. I stayed inside with my tea and my books.

It was getting dark and they hadn’t come back. I went outside and saw that horrible thing hanging from the tree.

I knew something terrible had happened to them.

After 20 years I’m still here alone. Now this place is my home.


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