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How to enjoy a flower arrangement

I grew up in a big house with a big backyard, and a huge amount of botanical choice in my garden. I also grew up with a Mum who could never get enough photos of flowers! They say that we all become like our parents if we don’t actively try and avoid it…and I have become a consistent flower photographer!

I love the colors, the contours, the interplay of light and dark and shadows. I love them in gardens, on windowsills, at weddings. I love them individually and in arrangements. I especially love them close up. They are also a global phenomenon… ūüėČ

So everywhere I travel, every time I buy flowers at home, every time I attend a wedding – I find inspiration in the artistry of the flowers, their petals, their shadows. You will find that you can also draw or paint from their beauty…it’s one of my favorite sources of inspiration!

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Travel advice? Art ideas?

One thing that I love more than traveling itself is probably giving traveling advice! It’s my chance to share insights, discoveries, experiences in the hope that more people will share in the passion, novelty and excitement of traveling. Travels are a great conversation starter as well – in case you were ever short for conversation! ¬†So if you’re traveling anywhere – I can’t promise I’ve been there, despite my 7 continental travels – but I can hope to at the least know someone who has!

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Or…are you looking for a birthday gift? A wedding present? A personalized offering?¬†I always get more inspired when I have a purpose to my artwork, and would be happy to take on commissions!

Or are you also¬†inspired and want to share your artistic musings, your creative juices? I love talking inspiration and ‘crafternoons’ – happy to share¬†in encouraging the creative passions of others too! Let me know!

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This is me

Daughter of a New York-born father and Italian-born mother¬†that met¬†in¬†a chance encounter¬†on a train from London to Paris on New Year’s Eve, brought up in Sydney, Australia, and now having found my way to¬†New York City…I feel I was¬†destined for a life of travels, creative whimsy¬†and exploration! I am now 27 years old ¬†and¬†having¬†searched out¬†the intense novelty of new experiences and¬†the feelings of¬†awe that come from exposure to diverse cultures and vibrant landscapes, I have added all 7¬†worldly continents¬†to my¬†life’s storyboard.

I also love art. ¬†Art¬†and all¬†things artistic. Trips to galleries, concerts and museums filled my childhood, my already abundant conversation and my travel itineraries as I searched for creative inspiration, collected way too many brochures¬†and sought out friends with whom I could¬†share my¬†enthusiasm (including for the occasional ‘crafternoon’). Art,¬†like travels and travel advice, I believe are meant to be shared.

The areas around NYU, Washington Square Park and Central Park in my new hometown, New York City, are part of what has inspired a love of shared entertainment and public artistic expression in me. Grand pianos on the sidewalk, saxophone concertos in the park, bookstores overflowing with quirky titles and self-reflective memoirs. How great does it feel to be surrounded by this positive energy? It is impossible not to feel the optimism that comes from participating in the street life of this city.

And so now, I too am deciding to¬†follow my creative passions and to share them with you, because that’s what I love to do!

Art. Photography. Travel.

Inspire. Admire. Wonder.

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Artward. Outward. Upward.

M xx