Sunday Stills :: Planet Earth

simple breakfast

This week we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. During breakfast, I was thinking about which photo I should post today as a celebration. The answer was on my breakfast table!

Blueberry and coffee! I felt immense gratitude to the Earth for providing us with such wonderful fuel. Blueberry and all the fruits loaded with vitamins and fibres, coffee beans full of energy, and many other delicious and nutritious nourishment for our body and soul.

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Nurt Thurs – Let go

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress.

You were never in control anyway.”

Steve Maraboli 

I’m feeling overwhelmed these days. I’ve many things to solve/check but the world has stopped. Online services have slowed down and phone calls aren’t answered. I’m still working full time from home and I’m trying to be as efficient as when I’m at the office. I get frustrated when I’m trying to do my job and I depend on another person/institution that isn’t doing the expected job. I know most of the employees are working from home, but at least try to do your best, if you can’t answer or solve the problem at that moment at least send a message acknowledging that received the email or the call and will take care of it later.

Sorry for the outburst, this week has been tough. I should learn with the quote above and let go!

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100 day project – part 1

Hello, how are you doing? A new week is starting and we are still in STAY HOME mood!

I’m trying to be creative and keep up with few projects. One of them is the 100 day project that I started last week. You can see the introductory post here.

I’m using a mix of collage and painting for creating my art cards. Below are few of them I made this past week.

Have a great and safe week ahead!

Nurt Thurs – Baking

Chocolate cherry cake

If baking is any labor at all, it’s a labor of love.

A love that gets passed from generation to generation.

Regina Brett

I’ve been baking a lot these days, so much that my older son asked me to stop baking or we will be too fat to go outside when the stay home ends 🙂
I enjoy baking and trying new recipes, love the smell in the kitchen when I’m baking. My mom used to bake a cake every Saturday afternoon when I was a kid. I remember that my brother had already moved out, but on Saturdays evening he would stop by to have a piece of cake. I guess I got the baking gene from her!

Bread and pizza dough are my weakness in the kitchen, I can’t bake them. I’ve tried many recipes but they don’t work. I’d love to have fresh bread from the oven these days and I tried one recipe I got online this week, but the dough didn’t rise! I want something simple, nothing fancy, only a piece of bread to spread some butter on it and enjoy with a cup of coffee. Please, share with me if have a simple one.

Softness that melts in the mouth

 I got the recipe for this delicious chocolate cherry cake from IG @silviacollocaofficial, it’s super easy to make, and interesting that instead of butter and milk we use olive oil and yogurt!

It’s all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients:

That’s the art of baking.

Peter Reinhart

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100 day project

Today is starting the #100 day project! It’s a famous Instagram challenge that has been going on for few years. It consists of doing some art related project for 100 days. Something simple that you can do in 10 min to sparkle your creativity. I’ve completed this challenge a few times, and I’ll join this year again.

My project theme is 100 days of messy art cards. Here is my first one:

Hope you are going to follow me along. I’m not sure yet if I’ll post one everyday, maybe not, but I should do a weekly recap for the cards.

In case you want to join, check me out on IG #teandpaper or check the hashtag #100dayproject to know the challenge details.

A random page # 16

morning pages

I love the sunlight in my studio early mornings. Both my kitchen and the studio face east. It’s a blessing to have the sunshine in these rooms in the morning, because if I’m at home for sure I’ll be in one of them. Everything looks/feels better with natural light, including our mood.