Bunch of self-love

Bunches of Self-Love

Bunch of self-love

Dear Lovelies, I have been curious about self-love for a very long time probably because it was so elusive in my late teens, twenties, and thirties. 

When I created Young Girl in Bloom, I wanted to send messages through beauty that would hang on your wall and remind you of how wonderful and powerful you are, simply by being your true self. 

Inspiration came from many places, from the girls in my immediate world, from my journey as a teenager and young woman but also from the messages, letters, and conversations I’ve had with many different women in my world and community. Often I was inspired by what was going on in the world or my world and each time I created a new image my wish was that it would touch the heart of someone and inspire them like a visual mantra to believe in themselves and connect to their magic. 

Self-love can mean so many things: respect what you need and want, listening to your voice and following it, accepting yourself the way you are, taking care of your wellbeing, treating yourself like you would treat your best friend, and feeling things like pride in something you have done, trusting yourself and having faith that what brings you joy is a good path to follow. 

On this very special Valentine’s day, I would love to send you a reminder that YOU ARE LOVE. You never need to wait for love, the key is to start giving it to yourself and others through kindness, generosity, surprise, friendship, and compassion. They can be small things like offering to make a cup of tea for someone who looks tired, carrying someone’s shopping up the stairs, or calling to check on your friend when you haven’t heard from her for a while.

You have a WELL of love that goes on forever and expands when you think there is no more love to give. 

Love is the most powerful emotion on the planet; it heals and connects, opens, and facilitates; it’s strong and soft and we all need it every day. 

If you have been hankering after a Young Girl in Bloom print for a while or a joyful beach, we have a special Valentine’s Day gift for you; you can get 15% off shopwide with the code BLOOMSANDBEACHES. 

You can shop here. If you’re from Australia or New Zealand, Forman Art and Framing is doing the same promotion on my prints on their site, you can order from them here instead.

And I have one more big drumroll…..one of our sold-out images, JOYFUL & UNSTOPPABLE, has been released in a brand new size, 30 x 45 inch and she matches ON MY WAY in the same size.

You can take a look here, in Australia here, and in Canada here.

 

Sending love and light always,

Carla 

My Latest Flower Girl — And A Gift!

Dear Lovelies,

It’s always an exciting moment to welcome a new friend into the Young Girl in Bloom fold (or as Kara at Forman calls them, ‘Carla’s Army’) and this one may just rock your world. She is very dear to my heart and I believe has a message for all women; her name is See Me.

When I was thinking about creating her, I wanted to feel the joy of colour, kind of like painting the town red except it is orange! I wanted her to jump or dance off your wall with that exquisite feeling of aliveness that floods your body when you live life authentically and dare to be seen or voice your message.

This is her story:

For centuries, it has been unsafe for women to be seen or heard. This message has been passed down from generation to generation, so for many of us, it’s a natural place to be invisible, to stay quiet, and blend in. Being invisible means you don’t go out into the world with the joyous expression of who you are; instead, you squash your emotions, voice, fear judgment, and don’t share your true gifts with the world. 

SEE ME was created with girls and women in mind whose message, creativity, talents, love, and skills are needed now. It is only when you have the courage to connect to the expression of your true nature that you reconnect to the women that came before you, and you will inspire others to find their courage, bring their message, inner beauty, and knowledge to the world. 

When you dare to embrace your true nature, be seen and heard as your real self, reconnect to your intuition and gifts, then the magic and healing of our inner and outer world truly begins. Be seen and heard!

Kara Forsythe at Forman Art & Framing in Australia and Tara Gavin of On The Wall Framing in Canada want to spread the joy as we head towards the close of 2021. We want you to surround yourself with ‘the colour of joy’, maybe a bright Italian beach or one of the Young Girl in Bloom series that will transport you and inspire you each time you glance at the walls. These little visual mantras will have you whistling and humming as you pass by and help the feel-good flow in your veins.

In the words of Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of ‘Joyful’: “From the moment I first started studying joy, it was clear that the liveliest places and objects all have one thing in common: bright, vivid color. Whether it’s a row of houses painted in bold swaths of candy hues or a display of colored markers in a stationery shop, vibrant color invariably sparks a feeling of delight.” 

We are offering a free 12 x 18 inch Young Girl In Bloom print with purchase of ANY print of 20 x 30 inch and over so no matter what is going on outside your walls, inside your home you will feel joy and you will have a gift for a friend, partner, daughter, niece, or for another place in your house that needs a little joy.

You can get your 20 x 30 inch (or larger) Limited Edition Fine Art Print and your 12 x 18 inch flower girl freebie from my online shop. See the details here.

 

SHOPPING FROM AUSTRALIA OR CANADA?

Forman Art & Framing in Australia and On The Wall Framing in Canada are doing a similar promotion for my prints, please check out their sites for how to order.

For orders in Australia and New Zealand, get them from Forman Art & Framing

For orders in Canada, get them from On The Wall Framing

prints, julia lochhead

Bring the Natural World Into Your Home

Dear Lovelies,

Our homes have become our castles and our prisons at the same time! 

Whilst part of the world is still in lockdown, I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful works of nature and the world outside of your four walls that could bring some love, care, and beauty to your home.

the handstand by Laura Reid

Handstand by Laura Reid. You can check out her prints here.

Beauty is a powerful antidote to fear and confinement. Beauty transports us on every level and it has an important effect on our nervous systems, it promotes pleasure and pleasure promotes well-being. 

Casting your eyes on a place you love, that rekindles fond memories or allows you to dream, means you are no longer just within your four walls. 

I’m delighted to share with you today these works of art that will transform your walls to a misty day at the beach, a walk in the mountains with the scents of wildflowers, the glory of the beach at dawn, and remembering just how amazing and beautiful our world is.

You can shop all the works by clicking on the photos above and below.

the handstand by Laura Reid in a bedroom

Handstand by Laura Reid. You can check out her prints here.

cradle mountain by Millie Brown

Valley Wilderness by Millie Brown. Check out her prints here.

 

rachael kane the wave

The Wave by Rachael Kane. Check out her prints here.

 

Wanderlust Julia Lochhead, prints

Wanderlust by Julia Lochhead. Check out her work here.

 

karen alderson dahlias, prints

I Must Have Flowers by Karen Alderson. You can check out her work here.

 

“The home of the future is not as sci-fi as we imagine. Instead of whizbang gadgetry and the bells and whistles reminiscent of The Jetsons, the home of the future is all about sustainability, energy-efficient design, an expression of the individual, and a hotbed of creativity and inspiration.” 

Amanda Talbot, Rethink: The Way You Live

 

You can shop Laura’s prints here: www.laurareidphotography.com

You can shop Millie’s prints here: milliebrown.com.au

You can shop Rachael’s prints here: rachael-kane.com

You can shop Julia’s Prints here: julialochhead.com

You can shop Karen’s prints here:karenaldersonphotography.com

 

Take care sweet ones.

Carla x

 

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Mother's Day

Introducing Our Latest Flower Girl — Mother’s Day FREE Print Offer 💐

You are born to one mother, but if you are lucky, you will have more than one. And among them all you will find most of what you need.

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Hello Beautiful Ladies,

Mother’s Day is special for so many reasons because mothers deserve to be celebrated for all they do throughout the year.

This Mother’s Day, I have a very special offer for all the people who want to honour their mother or a woman they love (or themselves) with a gift that keeps on giving, just like a mother’s love!!!

I’m excited to introduce the latest girl specially for Mother’s Day, Beauty in Balance!!!

Mother's Day

Beauty in Balance

In balance there is beauty, harmony and the things that man and womankind have been searching for throughout time. When we feel beauty, it’s a love rush of pleasure to our senses and a lift to our spirit that changes everything.

Balance is a place of harmony deep within us, we feel our internal shapes, form and feelings sit lovingly together and when we are in this place we are rock solid steady, we have the sum of two equal parts working for us and it allows us to go further without pushing against life.

This girl was photographed in Paris in the 6th arrondissement with a big bunch of lilac to remind you whenever you feel out of harmony all you need to do is take a step in the opposite direction to find the beauty of balance within you.

 

Mums are the glue that holds the family together, and this Mother’s Day, I’m sharing the love!! Not only do you get to spoil your Mother (or yourself), but with every purchase of a Young Girl in Bloom (20 x 30 inch or larger) limited edition print, you receive a bonus FREE 12 x 18 inch print (open edition) so you can shower love on your ‘other’ mother, friend, daughter, niece, partner, or someone you want to give back to.

The Young Girl in Bloom series was created to inspire women of all ages to love and believe in themselves and now you can share the love on Mother’s Day with flowers that just keep on giving (like your Mum).

Here’s how to get your FREE print:

1. Select your choice of Young Girl in Bloom print (should be 20 x 30 inch or larger) from Forman Art and Framing for Australian orders, from On The Wall Framing for Canadian orders, or from MY ONLINE PRINT SHOP for international orders.

2. Select the 12 x 18 inch from A Mother’s Love is Generous Collection (NOT FROM THE YOUNG GIRL IN BLOOM COLLECTION).

3. Use the code MAMMAMIA at checkout to receive your 12 x 18 inch of choice for FREE.

Terms & Conditions apply:

  • ONLY ONE FREE IMAGE PER ORDER
  • BOTH PRINTS MUST GO TO THE SAME ADDRESS
  • PLEASE NOTE: FRAMES ARE NOT INCLUDED
  • OFFER ENDS ON MONDAY, 10TH MAY 2021, AT 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME.

Biggest love and shout to the Mums that no matter how old we grow, we still need their advice, love, and wisdom.

Carla x