Palentine’s or Galentine’s day are quite simply a celebration of friendship, and some would say an antidote to the romantic pressure of February 14th . This relatively new ‘holiday’ has stemmed from a recognition that just as Valentine’s celebrates romantic love between two people, Palentine’s celebrates friendship and dedicates a day of the year to the most important people in your life.
The thought of spontaneous action is in itself a bit of a paradox. Spontaneity is one of those life skills that isn’t really a skill at all – it’s a predilection to a way of life that is vital for the happiness of some, and can induce a cold sweat in others.
We all like to think that we have the ability to be spontaneous but few of us are, and some people think of it as akin to chaos in an otherwise well-ordered world. The art of spontaneity itself is really the ability to release control and let-go. Planned outcomes can still be a factor but you don’t mind the journey you take to get there.
We’re big fans of journaling, keeping a diary, unpacking your day on the page, whatever you’d like to call it. Writing is well-known as a therapeutic way of letting go and harmonising one’s self and beautiful journals, fabulous pens, a cosy chair and a scented candle make it a ritual worth your time. As far as self-care goes, spending a couple of minutes each day and looking forward has some surprising benefits…
Yvonne Coomber is a British contemporary artist based in South Devon. She has collections all over the world and her highly sought-after flowerscape paintings sing of tumbling hedgerows, tangled meadowlands, open moorland and magical forests. Yvonne’s artwork transports the viewer to an effervescent place of happiness.
Scarlet artist Abigail Brown is one of a growing number of makers bringing the ancient art of silversmithing up to date. Next time you’re in London, pop along to the Victoria & Albert Museum where Her latest work, Boscawen-Un, inspired by the Cornish landscape, is on show at a year-long exhibition. Read More
Visit the Restless Temple, this mechanised sculpture is one of the most extraordinary, beautiful spectacles you’re likely to see in Cornwall, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. It will be swaying gently in the wind on a hilltop at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance for the next two years. Read More
Add a bit of creativity under your tree this Christmas and have some fun wrapping your presents. Rather than expensive, shiny gift wrap, why not give some of these more sustainable and natural ideas a go. Some take a little bit more effort – but you’ll be left with a pile of beautiful gifts to add to your Christmas decorations.
Rather than depending on a public outdoor cinema event, why not create your very own outdoor cinema in your back garden? You can choose the film, pause it whenever you like, and choose the perfect clear evening – rather than battling through the summer’s drizzle.