J o u r n a l
B Y A W I L D R O S E . . . .
This notebook - a very well travelled part of me, my thoughts, adventures, captured moments in time, stills from all over the world and everlasting inspiration for my art at home. View my journal, as I open its pages this weekend on my YouTube. See all of its pages on video and indulge in my stories from all over the world.
On the road, travelling across Hawaii. Just my husband and I, our sketchbooks and nothing but time. We were blessed. We learnt lessons. We went back to our roots. With little internet and just each other and the jungle for company. For once time was our friend. I kept a journal on our travels, reflecting and capturing each moment in my journal of all the amazing things we discovered when travelling across Oahu, Maui and finally Kauai. Mother Earth is one beautiful place. I saw things that my mind could not have dreamt. We were totally immersed in the heart of nature. It was overwhelming and hard to not be in the thick of the depths of the jungle everyday now. How I miss it so.....
This is perhaps the most pivotal video I have made to date. I felt feelings I didn't know existed ini Hawaii. Was pushed entirely out of my comfort, repeatedly, with no other options but to strive ahead. Saw things on Mother Earth created in the most abstract out of this world way. Towering green mountains disappearing into clouds, completely untouched and out of reach.
Endless hours of inspiration. Endless hours of time, all ours. Now home, we both reflect on what we have learnt and walk steadily into our creative futures. This video, being a marker of the next chapter. Thank you so much for reading, liking, supporting, subscribing to every thing I do. Your actions make changes, in my life.
Enjoy beautiful Hawaii and watch this space. Hawaii, we will meet again. I will make sure of that. Mahalo.
Following the most incredible time in Hawaii, after a whole lot of thinking and some time off and on doing design I have had time to collect my thoughts and reflect on my work. After time on and then time off, adventures have lead to a new direction in my work. I have been making a travel diary for over a year now and it really is thickening up. From Biarritz, to LA, Oahu, Maui to Kauai back to the United Kingdom. I am opening my sketchbook up to you. It is my diary, my inspiration, my souvenir and my future. It the beginning of new adventures and memories of old ones too. A book of inspiration for new projects from all over the world.
Over the course of the next year, there will be a clear change in my practice and work. I endeavour to forever post with immense purpose and waste no time. At all.
My website- the hub of my work. My practice is my priority..... and so it is. Join the journey. Soon I will be sharing my journey and new work.
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The more time I spend slowing down Hawaii, the more I become wise to what’s really important to me. Sometimes, its like people have a filter over their faces in reality and they can’t see the view right in front of them. You see people at these amazing places desperate to get the perfect ‘shot’. The best selfie. Paying so much attention to the temporary, they miss the present moment. They miss the view. I love photography, I love art.
I enjoy capturing a moment with my camera but I love making real memories that aren’t temporary, sharing real moments with people that matter. At a beautiful waterfall I watched a group of people jump in, swim where you were not allowed, have someone record there time in the water. They came, they swam, they left. Took no time to absorb the beauty of the falls. Many where trying to take photos of the fall, but couldn’t because this group were in the water.
They missed the moment and bacteria in the water meant that they weren’t supposed to swim anyway. You look around and a lot of people are on their phones at dinner, by the beach. Remember your roots. Remember what’s important. For me that’s making real memories, precious time with my husband, my family, my dog and Art. Don’t forget to be here now and what’s important.
What are your thoughts? I would love to know.
Deep in the Manoa Valley we headed into the jungle up to Manoa Falls. When we stepped off the bus, the views left me breathless, with the clouds rolling over the summits - it was a sight I will never forget. I had only ever seen pictures and I was finally here and the atmosphere was indescribable but the the jungle was the best part.
It was by far the wettest, greenest part of Hawaii I have seen so far with rainfall travelling constantly down the valley into the town below.
You feel like you have stepped into Jurassic Park as you travel deeper and deeper into the jungle.
You can help but feel you are stepping into something a little out of your league, as the trail gets wilder, the surroundings have been untouched by man and the trees and enormous and everything is fighting for sunlight climbing on top of another, fighting for space and light.
We stood in the raw jungle. Untouched by man, it was truly wild. Devils Ivy swamped tall trees and the air was scented with lemon grass. Dry and windy at the bottom of the summit trail, the higher we walked the steeper the trail became and the wetter we became. With a hurricane the day before a number of trees had fallen, as well as bamboo. The path itself was muddy and wild. Rainfall had shaped the trail and it was evident that a lot of water falls all the way up the trail. Warnings were posted to notify us that the water levels could rise unexpectedly and I couldn’t help but feel very aware, we were now in mother nature’s hands deep in the real jungle.
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Part one “From Home to Hawaii” - Through the eyes and lens of Artist and Designer Rose Eads
Join the journey from London, LA to Hawaii from my home in the UK. Experience raw Earth in its purest form in Hawaii, as well as the heart skateboarding in LA. Grow with me. Slow down with me. Reflect with me. Will you close your eyes in order to see.
The journey starts now. The journey starts here.
ROSE EADS | SURFER | DESIGNER | ILLUSTRATOR | PHOTOGRAPHER