Finding beauty in the dark days of winter can be challenging when it is cold, drab, and dreary. In this post, I share how my mood has drawn me to different types of imagery, and how they are inspiring me.
A couple of months ago, I began a new practice on Instagram— showcasing all the posts I found throughout the week that inspired me creatively. After such a heavy year, I loved the idea of doing something that was purely joyful, with no agenda, sign-ups, or mandatory participation. Simply sharing beauty and encouraging others to seek it.
It all takes place in my Instagram Stories, where I share imagery and thoughts over Saturday morning coffee. The posts are archived and accessible in my saved highlights, but I thought it would be nice to begin sharing what I call “joyful finds” on the blog as well. Here’s a look at this week’s collection:
Finding beauty in dark days of winter
It was a chilly week here, even for Florida, and its effects were noticeable. I’m intrigued by how the temperature influenced the imagery I was drawn to. This #JoyfulFinds collection is a bit moody but beautiful as ever. How would you describe how your week looked/felt visually, in a word?
It’s a challenge to achieve a look that’s both dark and inviting, but it is magic when you get it right.
Photo from @angrybaker
Lately, I’ve been pausing to acknowledge. The good and bad. Not in judgment, with observation and curiosity.
Photo from @the.sattva.life
All black with that single pop of beige. This is chic, defined.
Photo from @karolina_maras
1950’s selfies > 2020’s selfies. Sammy Davis, Jr. could not be any cuter in these shots.
Photo from @theclassicsdarling
Saved this for last because the caption is worth a read. You are beautiful, at this moment, as you are.
Photo from @krystal_bick
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