Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Contemplation and Activity

I had the wonderful privilege of spending the day with my father.

He constantly enlightens and inspires me.
Today, his casual topic of conversation was that of:
The Necessary Tension between Contemplation and Activity
Perfect for a Tuesday non?

We can, and must have activity. Especially when the activity is one that we blossom in. The 'thing' that makes us 'us'. The gifting and the skills that when we use, we feel connected. 

However, to allow the activity to have any depth, it is essential that we allow room for contemplation. It is this which stops our activity from becoming purely superficial. And, in actual fact, the contemplation is the most active because it informs and feeds. Without it, we are running on steam, running on what we once knew and thought but not truly growing with the activity.

It is a misconception that to be still is to waste time, the opposite it true.

me xxx 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Oh I am so excited. 

Like, little girl excited.
The most wonderful Sylvian Chomet 
responsible for one of my favourite animations 

has written and directed what looks to be yet another beautiful masterpiece

and ... it is to be released on Friday

The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers who is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres at garden parties. While performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland , he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.

The trailer and photos look amazing. 
I have booked myself a ticket at The (delicious)Barbican
Oh I simply cannot wait! 

Only 48 hours!

(I hope there are subtitles?!)

me xxx

oh my

Just look at these exquisitely beautiful installations. 

They give my heart wings somehow.

Norwegian artist 
 is responsible for these wonderful narratives which juxtapose man made objects and natural landscapes.

Me xxx

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

toute seule

I am not alone when I admit to you now that some days all I can think is
"I am so alone"
am I?

this beautiful film is for those who understand

thank you tanya davis and andrea dorfman

and thank you little red fox for sharing this 

me xxx

Ever tried 
Ever failed 
No matter 
Try Again 
Fail again 
Fail better 

Samuel Beckett 

hawk and fallow's etsy

good lordy

well it only took me about a year,

but ... officially ...

hawkandfallow's etsy store doors are now 100% OPEN!

So far there are twelve individually made accordian fold cards on the shelves

Cards have been made using original and unique rent books dating from 1930s

Each card houses a beautiful vintage playing card
and is held together by a colourful ribbon tied in a pretty bow at the front

Each card comes with a handmade envelope carefully fashioned from a 1940s ladies catalogue

I will be updating the shop with other products every day, still many more shelves to stock.

I do hope you enjoy browsing

me xxx



I am extremely proud and excited to announce that:

Hawk&Fallow's 'Take Flight' postcards are venturing all the way to Brighton
to be sold in the most wonderful 

It is the first time any of my products will be stocked in an actual shop
very delighted indeed
Thank you Alison and Stuart!

The shop is due to open on Friday 3rd September.

You can follow all of the shop's progress here
twill be quite the transformation!

me xxx

Monday, August 9, 2010

a lucky change of events

When Pure Harte and I arrived at POP IN on Thursday morning,
there was much to do ...

mainly, laying rolls and rolls of grass turf to cover the entire shop floor! 
Hard work!

It sure did look beautiful though

mid rolling I got chatting to Michelle off of Krausz Jewellery
who had organised the whole affair
what an amazing lady 

It turned out that there would actually be a space to sell on Friday and Saturday!
A Hawk&Fallow shaped space?
Oh yes indeedy.

So thursday was spent helping Katie set up and sell. 

Her section of the shop was so very pretty, with bunting and bows,
coloured fairy lights and doilies.
A little dream land.

Thursday night was the private view
A great success, and even a mention on the Vogue Blog!

Friday I set up shop, literally.

I had some delightful customers, including a couple of dream boys buying cards for girlfriends. 
Keepers! They obviously know their stuff!

I was very chuffed indeed to be allowed to muscle in at such a late stage in the proceedings.

Both Katie and I were very inspired by some of the chats we had,

Eak Design, Rebecca Coffee, Kate Underdown 

Thank you ladies.

me xxx

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

why not

my lovely chum and creative genius Katie (of Pure Harte) will be selling her beautiful creations at POP IN this weekend.

The pop up shop will be at 97 clerkenwell road, 5th - 7th August.

shop times:

Thursday 12pm - 6pm, private view 6pm - 9pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm

I'm so excited for her!
I will be down every day lending a nail polished hand.

Hope to see you there

me xxx

day III & IV

and may I just say, it smells as sweet as it looks.

me xxx

Monday, August 2, 2010