January 25, 2012

Winter Quiet

Photos: 1. Nordic trees linen napkins, 2. cabin in the snow, 3. soup, 4. fireplace in the bedroom, 5. how to do a self-portrait, 6. candles, 7. birch logs, 8. felt coffee cozies, 9. tea

Words have felt like quite a lot of bother lately, but pictures–pictures feel good. I’ve fallen deeply and quietly into the land of Pinterest and Etsy looking for winter images that feel how I want to in the deep of January: calm, cozy, quiet, creative. On the heels of a weekend like this one, where I woke up to a covering of snow on the wet gray streets and begrudgingly pulled myself out of bed and out of the house, it feels good to be quiet. Monday, the snow melted, and I walked in the rain to get the crossword (a new favorite winter-quiet activity!). Things are good, and even, but I want the muffled quiet that comes with more snow. And so, for a change, I’m making collages instead of droning on and on. You know how it is, I know you do.

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  • Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams: I’m totally with you here. What a lovely, peaceful collage. Enjoy your quiet, my dear.6 years ago

  • Laureen: Man, I have totally fallen hard for pinterest lately and love the quiet stimulation it provides.

    In fact, it’s probably my social media of choice these days. I’m so not up for reading someone’s whiny status update or misinformed political commentary; I want to know what their ideal house looks like, what craft they’re tackling this winter, what they’re making for dinner. Sharing and connecting over images of our dreams (instead of the drama of facebook) feels so right right now.

    Loving your vision of winter, Sarah!6 years ago

  • Kanesha: I love the collage – and specifically the coffee cozies. My mother-in-law is planning to make some.
    Nice place to stop – after a hectic morning. thanks!6 years ago

  • domestikate: I kid you not, ‘how to do a self portrait’ made me laugh out loud.6 years ago

  • We are totally sympatico, Katie, just read your post this morning.

    Laureen, I’m on a bit of a Pinterest bender, but I love the way you put it, that there’s something really sweet about the shared images and dream life of it.

    Kanesha, Aren’t those the cutest? I have some leftover felt that I want to use up, too.

    Domestikate, Hilarious, right? That girl just slays me.6 years ago

  • Cadi: If it is possible, your collage screams ‘quiet’. Isn’t pinterest amazing? I never feel, though, like I’m losing time or my life on there, in the way most social networking sites make you feel like their sucking your life away. With pinterest, I feel so much more peaceful and creative (even if I’ve only ever created a couple of things from my steep collection of pins on my boards).

    Enjoy your quiet moments ~ they are the most important, most soul satisfying ones in my own little opinion.6 years ago

  • Cadi, I so agree! I feel like I’m pulling together great creative ideas when I’m on pinterest. Maybe I don’t know what I’m doing with them all yet, but they’re there, percolating away…6 years ago

  • Christy: beautiful collage! i can feel the deep calm and serenity that the images evoke.6 years ago

  • Liza in Ann Arbor: I feel the same. After work, I pretty much just head home and hole up. It’s all I want lately. That, and more snow please!6 years ago

  • Jaclyn: must be the the time of year, even though it’s summer here in Sydney i still can’t motivate!6 years ago

  • Jesswest: did i see an offer for invites to pinterest? yes, please – i’d love one.6 years ago

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