So, as this is my first official blog post from 5ftinf’s new home, I thought I’d make it colourful!
It’s taken a lot of work and a massive leap of faith to get it here, and I will probably carry on tweaking a few things as I get used to working with it…I was helped out enormously by Emma from A Quiet Style blog, who lives in Brighton, and offered to come over last week and show me the basics, which was invaluable.
It feels a bit like I’ve just moved house, had the decorators in, and now have to work out how to live in the place…whilst slightly hankering back to the old blog… but I think that’s probably all part and parcel of change…
So, onto the post itself…
I went to visit my Mum this week, partly to collect a load of fantastic garden stuff in anticipation of my 5ftinf Workshop at the end of next week…I was amazed at how beautiful it was all looking ( …there’ll be a post with those pictures tomorrow ) and I came away with some beautiful things…particularly the moss!
…and use a bit of purple punctuation
I always start with the colours in a more independent way, and then try and balance the whole composition making slight adjustments, which is why I felt the large orange leaf was needed on the left ( its a Crimson Glory leaf ) as well as the hints of white, but I also kind of crave circles, hence the old weight, larch cones, crab apples red-currants, and tea cup…even if the tea has been drunk by the time I’m finished!
Aside from the colour fest today, I also thought it would be a good day to offer a giveaway…so there are 3 ways you can enter:
1. you can simply leave a comment at the end of this post saying what your favourite colour, season and type of tea is…
2. you can like the 5ftinf Facebook Page and leave a comment ( so that I know who you are )
3. you can follow me on Twitter and tweet this post ( again, so I know who you are )
…I’ll be doing a draw, in a rather old fashioned, long-handed way of putting all the names in a hat and drawing out a winner on the morning of Friday 7th November.
I also just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has come over from the old blog a massively warm welcome to anyone new!