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B Y A W I L D R O S E . . . .
Do you know what silence really sounds like? Tuning out in order to tune in. I crave the sound of silence. Its time to slow down, refine and create again. A new tradition has begun for Design duo Sam Butement and I, in that every year, we take some time out (which is more like time on) to study, grow and research in a new country to fuel our creative projects.
We head out on the road, on our own Design and Research Trip. On these trips we take on new inspiration for projects we create over the course of the winter and the New Year. We are two passionate Designers chasing the dream everyday to explore and grow in our creative lives. My end goal is to travel and create endlessly. This year the theme is one island in one van.
We are both van crazy and will be blogging and vlogging our next Journey on the road. These trips are I are in place to create and inspire on the road. Break the daily routine. I am a creature of comfort and I love routine - but last year on our design trip, I discovered what it was like to be the opposite. To remove daily regular routine.
On these trips, they allow us think differently, reflect and this only comes, as I have learnt by removing yourself from the every day routine you have in place. I want to live in another country for some time in my life. I want to know what this feel like. Here’s to the next adventure. We are returning to Oahu Hawaii. I can’t wait to create, make and refine my work and live in a new place again. Join the Journey - Rose xoxo
#oahu #vanlifediaries #hawaii #travelhawaii #waikiki
This year my focus is not so much success but personal growth through setting intentions and referring to them regularly! Weekly, daily even. I always keep my New Year Intentions somewhere visible for me to see, remember and act upon.
I hope my intentions inspire you! Have a successful year!
I am not really a huge fan of the Kardashians and frankly, I can't quite believe I am writing about them. But when I was bopping to Kanye West one day I had a thought. These icons, Kim Kardashain, Kanye, Beyonce - do you think they got to where they are know by being shy? Or reserved? No. Kim K, Beyonce - they ooze confidence. Ask yourself, what would Beyonce do? Queen B is a fav for me, but hey you - be more confident this year. You don't ask, you don't get.
I wrote to my dream magazine to ask if they wanted to collaborate - the reply was, yes. Simple. I was sweaty, writing the email, crossed my fingers as the email whoosh into their inbox but the got a yes at the end. Do not let fear dominate your decisions. Ever.
show the world what i can do
Life is not a dress rehearsal. The time is now. Show the world what you can do. Do not worry about what other people think. Show the world what you can do.
Work hard, play hard. Like dear Dumbledore said "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." The email can wait, the laundry can too. Grab your camera, your boots and get out there. My Designer husband and I are already planning the next month living in another country - we can't wait!
It is all too easy to compare yourself, be swept up in what we see. Stay true to your roots - do what you love. Stay true to yourself and never forget who you are.
live from your art
Find success through my passion art, what ever I define that to be.
SLOW DOWN, meditate more
One of my all time favourite quotes - "Will you close your eyes in order to see?"
Yewwwwww - a personal one, but I thought I would throw it in there anyway. Make sure you take time out, book in time off. Put it in your schedule!
DRINK MORE WATER, MERMAID......
Whoops, forget my own rule, let me grab a drink!
READ MORE..... PUT THAT PHONE DOWn. Ok? k.
Raise your hand, how many books do you have that you haven't read yet. I must have around 200 that are just waiting to be read. Ouch. Read more, read more, read more.
DO MORE YOGA
Good for the mind, body, soul. I don't need convincing. My weekly routine? 1 day of Yoga, 1 day of excercise, 1 day of rest - repeat.
SEE NUMBERS GO UP IN THE RIGHT PLACES
Where do the numbers really matter in your life? Is it followers? Or is it how many pieces of art you made this month? Or how much time you spent just taking care of yourself? Or is it how many minutes you spent reading?
SOCIAL MEDIA FAST
What is social media really doing for you? Why do we scroll so much! No instagram, I want my thumbs back. Find me less on the gram, more on my website, so much on Pinterest and find me emailing my lovely subscribers and sending you all the good stuff!
I am so excited to announce that I can finally send out my Productivity Pack ready for a successful New Year!
I spent nearly all of Christmas making this for my readers to learn how I do, what I do everyday. Running two creative businesses from home and being a one woman show can sometimes be tricky and over the years, there has been one thing that has been countlessly said to me, by numerous people, time after time and that question is "How do I do so much?"
This is how! I promise you, if you practise these Productivity tips, tricks and hacks you will 100% be more productive and get things done! The bonus, its totally free! Enjoy!
Aloha 2019. The very first day, of the very first month of the New Year. One of my favourite times of year! Getting married last year, travelling to across the Islands of Hawai’i and making a huge move in my personal career made 2018 quite a year. This year however, is my ‘Year of Growth’ and it should be yours too! Time is on my side this year. It is currently hibernation station in my home, my Design Agenda notebook is at the ready and I am so ready for a year of success, smoothies and surfing.
If you don’t know me already, welcome to my Design, Branding and Business Blog. I am an Artist and Designer living, surfing and designing in the UK and have a love of all things tropical! I endeavour to always record moments in time artistically, whether it be on paper, with mixed media, in my travel journal or with the click of a camera.
Travel with me. Grow with me. Learn about Design or how to build your own business. Shop my art, apparel and salty living essentials which are scheduled to hit my online store in March 2019 and discover my online courses and free downloads live on my website very soon.
What to expect at the start of 2019? This begins with my first passion – Art. This year it is all about exploration, inspiration, growth, experimenting with new ways of working influenced by my love of female surf culture and what I know now. I want to make the most stunning collection of salty inspired works of art, apparel and accessories as part of the Spring/Summer 2019 Collection via my Etsy Store @RoseEadsDesign.
I also can’t wait to share my Productivity Pack with you that I have made for all my readers that have signed to my Newsletter! I plan to surf into a successful New Year and help you to do the same! This is through using my top productivity hacks, tips and tricks for those looking to nail the New Year right from day one! I am a one woman show behind my business that I run from home and my perfected productivity pack helps me every day get things done!
So don’t miss my free, (that’s right) FREE Productivity Pack made to help increase your productivity emailed with every sign up to my Newsletter coming soon!
Look out for the next free course on “How Edit my Photo’s” if you like the look of my Instagram too coming in February.
I am so looking forward to this year and I can’t wait to share it with you! Thanks for all your ongoing support. If you want to get inspired, have a little look at my Pinterest, follow me and send me a message to say hey and join my Salty Group Board!
Remember this year to have barefoot beach nights, pave your own path, create your own sunshine and come ride the wave of life with me!
A L O H A 🌙✨ I am looking to collaborate with some influencers on Instagram, Twitter + Pinterest, to help spread the word about my latest collections of art, prints and products over the next coming months and I need you!!
Whether your a whizz with a camera, love my work, live for salty + jungle inspired interiors with a small or large following with the right demographic, I would love hear from you and form a connection.
You will receive 3 packages over a course of 6 months of my creations in the post, to enjoy and to promote to your audience as my business and brand continues to grow. Please comment on this post, or or fill out the comment form with links to your website (if you have one) or let me know your Pinterest or Twitter account and tell me a little about yourself! I look forward to connecting and collaborating!! ⚡️ Rose xoxo
I am excited to launch my newest collection of work inspired by my time in Hawaii travelling across three islands. These islands were Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Being a surfer as well as being born and raised near the sea, I have always been inspired by the water. Most of this work is produced through both experimentation, creative eye and the inspiration from my time in Hawaii, all the things I felt and saw
Experimentation is essential in my practice. I move the paint to create colours that blend beautifully, just enough. I am almost addicted to the way these colours flow and blend. Find these limited original paintings on my Etsy today.
ROSE EADS | SURFER | DESIGNER | ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOGRAPHER