Finding the happiness in the mundane.

June 30, 2012
Recently I have watched online a documentary about Sally Mann, a well known American photographer, who has always made a point of making art out of the ordinary. It was very good and insightful into her work and her life in general. 
She shows us that the quotidian and the mundane can be very satisfying aesthetically, if you just take the time to stop and look. It’s the little things sometimes that make all the difference. Sometimes it can be a shape, a colour, a texture or all of them at the same time. 
I have a similar approach, in the sense that I always look for the little eye catching details, that sometimes are not there for less observant people. A bit like when you are a child and that feeling of amazement you get while you discover the world around you. Thinking about it, my page is a reflection of what I see and choose to highlight, my daily life discoveries and almost a way of cataloging memories of my quotidian. I am so far enjoying it very much.

Jacket – Zara
Grey tshirt – Primark
Nautical Skirt – Liz Claibourne, thrifted
Tights –  H&M
Shoes – Bershka 

The back garden is still under construction and will be for the foreseeable time.

Here is the first part of What Remains – the Life and Work of Sally Mann if you want to watch it too!

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  • Reply SACRAMENTO June 30, 2012 at 11:40

    You look gorgeous. I WANT YOUR SKIRT AND i AM OFF TO WATCH The Life and Work of Sally Mann.

  • Reply Diana Teodoro June 30, 2012 at 11:43

    Apesar de ser a pior fotógrafa do mundo, acho que tenho um talento para descobrir pequenos pormenores em todo o lado. Acho que por isso é que ando sempre a sorrir que nem uma parvinha.:)
    Fiquei com curiosidade de ver o documentário.
    Diana do http://thegirlwhocouldntbeafashionista.blogspot.ie/

  • Reply Connie June 30, 2012 at 15:27

    Of course you would like Sally Mann! Makes perfect sense. Thanks for the video. I didn't know there was a documentary about her! I love your blog because I love your perspective. Unique &sweet. btw I'm following you on pinterest. 🙂

  • Reply O meu pensamento viaja June 30, 2012 at 23:07

    Concordo. É no cotidiano que florescem os tesouros. Só é necessário saber olhar. Perdoe-se-me a imodéstia, mas acho que tenho esse talento.
    Tu estás linda, giríssima!

  • Reply Megan July 1, 2012 at 00:42

    Love your jacket.

    I find that I'm pretty hyper observant. I think it's part of being a “highly sensitive person”. It can't be very annoying for other people. =)

  • Reply silhouette July 1, 2012 at 01:13

    amazing outfit!love it!

  • Reply Andrea Deal July 2, 2012 at 06:01

    It's 2:00am and I should be going to bed, but I keep feeling like I'm supposed to do something tonight. I decided to watch this documentary not realizing that I knew the artist. I love her work and I remember how inspired I was by her many years ago when I first saw her Immediate Family work. I really needed to see this tonight. Thank you.

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