Hi everyone. I came across this beautiful Jules Verne quote only a few weeks ago and had to make my own version of it.
It really captures the powerful & spiritual hold the sea has over us. It’s hard to believe this quote is almost 150 years old. But it’s so relevant today to have a connection to nature in an increasingly disconnected world.
“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”
Dreaming on a Star has also designed these beach-inspired magnets.
I’m so lucky to live on the Wild Atlantic Way. I get to play in the sea and be continuously inspired by the beautiful, changing landscapes of the Irish Coast. ♡
[All products are available from Dreaming on a Star’s online Shop. Click the photos to go to products.]
Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has a new Etsy Print Shop! I opened this shop last month and have been slowly adding items to it. I am delighted to say I have made 3 sales so far. This shop is a labour of love for me. I put my heart and soul into every piece I design for it.
So far there are super cute magnets, pretty mirrors, quirky badges, inspirational wall art and lovely greeting cards. I plan on adding professionally printed notebooks soon.
I hope you like my Etsy Print Shop. Keep checking back as I will be adding lots of new items in the future!
EDIT – Dreaming on a Star also has her own Online Shop – Click here ♡
Hi everyone! The last few months, I’ve been feeling disillusioned creatively and today I think I’ve made a breakthrough.
I got up at 7.30am on my day off to finish this illustration. I know in my heart and soul this is what I want to do. You can have the wildest dreams but life can be harsh and put you in your place.
A creative life is a bittersweet life – the highs are ecstatic but the lows are deep and dark. I’ve wanted to give up so many times but something keeps calling me back.
To borrow another’s words, ‘I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I hate.’
Listen to your spirit – what is it telling you?
This post is dedicated to other creatives – I feel your pain but I share your joy! ♡
(The illustration was inspired by Fleetwood Mac and the boundless sea & sky and is available for sale in my Etsy Print shop. Thank you ♡)
Hi everyone, I have been busy designing new Greeting Cards for all occasions – Birthday, New Baby, Wedding, Love, Thank You & Christmas.
I really enjoyed making these. I love designing typography and drawing quirky doodles. Read more…
Hi everyone. Today is FREEBIE day! You may recall me talking about Gratitude before and how important it is to have it in our lives – this post might refresh your memories!
Well today as gratitude to you lovely people, I have four FREE Journal Cards for you to download!
Hi everyone. Today is my niece, Olive’s birthday! She’s 3 years old and I drew her a little illustration to celebrate her birthday. She’s a cutie pie, full of energy and mischief.
She’s a sparkle of sunshine in everybody’s life.
My family tell me how much she reminds them of me when I was little. So I’d like to wish my little kindred spirit a Happy Birthday. Love my niece. ♡
Hi everyone. I’ve been reading lots of inspirational books lately and one thing that keeps cropping up, is cultivating a sense of gratitude in your life. Do you have gratitude in your life?
Hi everyone. I apologise about not posting in a very long time. Unfortunately I had some bad news that I found it hard to write about.
My beloved pet Spooky got sick in November. She spent many weeks going to the vet, getting injections and being nursed but in December I had to make the painful decision that no pet-lover ever wants to make.
Spooky went to heaven on the 4th December. Read more…
Hi everyone. A few weeks ago I went to International Beatles Week in Liverpool. It’s a week long celebration of all things Beatles. There’s loads of tribute bands, films, documentaries, shows and a memorabilia fair. It’s quite literally Beatles heaven if you’re a fan of the Fab Four!
I’ve always been a fan of the Beatles but it’s only in the last 10 years or so that I’ve become a bigger fan. Their body of work never ceases to amaze me – from their raucous, rock-n-roll beginnings to their unmistakable jangly, catchy pop, to their more experimental, psychedelia and finally their thoughtful, more mature songs. Read more…
Hi everyone. Today is a special day. My Mum and Dad celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Forty years ago today they started their life together and today they are still in love.
Dad keeps Mum’s number in his phone as ‘Honey’ and Mum bakes buns for Dad and slightly over-bakes them, just the way he likes them!
I hope this inspires you that true love really does exist and I’m a very lucky person to have grown up with that.
This post is dedicated to my wonderful parents. I love you both and look forward to your Golden and Diamond Anniversaries ♡