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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pure Inspiration!


I just want to talk today with all of my girlfriends out there…
I don’t have anything important or exciting  to say really... The thing is that as I was visiting your blogs and admiring the projects that were linked this week to the party,  I was amazed by the fact that you come here every week and leave your comments, share your talents and even take the time to see the little things that this crazy Spaniard comes up with.

And all of a sudden I stopped and decided to tell you a little more about me


{little Desiree}

 ...and where my inspiration comes from.

Perhaps a few of you know that I was born in a small island in the Atlantic Ocean named Lanzarote, right by the North West Coast of Africa.



 I was born in a really different world you know, surrounded by simplicity I learned from a young age to appreciate the small things in life… such as the beauty of the ocean, the kind wisdom of loving grandparents, the power behind family, and the true meaning of friendship.

 {me and my mom playing on the beach}


...As a child  I didn't play in a park but in the sand, I didn't pick flowers  but crab and "cabosos" {small fish} from the charcos {small pools of ocean waters}, I didn't throw a ball but instead I threw rocks in the sea, I never had to travel for more than 10 minutes to see the magestic shores of the Atlantic.

{ Papagayo: the place where I spent every summer of my childhood and youth. Keep in mind that the houses on the top belong to my family... no kidding when I refer to this beach as my front yard... There is enough inpiration just right here ;)}


... Do you know that I never saw a house that wasn't white
until I left my island? How cool is that!


{La Villa de Teguise, Lanzarote. I love this town}

I guess as I grew up these little things started to sink into my heart... loving and treasuring one and each of them: the cobble stone skinny streets, the typical colorful canary island customs
{my great grandmother and my grandmother wore them on a daily bases during  their life time}


{my Saydi dressed in a typical "campesina" outfit in the patio of our beach house in beautiful Papagayo}


...The amazing contrast between the black volcanic rock, the blue skies, the green doors and those gigantic outdoor patios where life is celebrated, inspired me even before I knew it had.

Cesar Manrique's Monumento al Campesino

Now the I am all grow up {or at least pretending to be} I realized that I am a miniature figure of my roots...

I find inspiration in simplicity...

{La Villa, Lanzarote}


...in the people around me.

{crazy me celebrating life during the Romeria among hundreds of people that I had never seen before but that I will never forget... That was a magical night}

I am inspired by old things that never gets old...

{Playa Quemada, Lanzarote}

By the so chic looks of yesterday....

{my Mom and Dad are so cute... the two on the right end side}

You put it all together and there is where some of my inspiration comes from...: white houses with old painted doors, colorful customs, crazy people, awesome early 60's fashion, little old towns, ocean fronts, a bunch of old things and a little bit of this...


Yep! That sounds like me.
...♥

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18 Comments:

At August 21, 2011 at 12:05 AM , Blogger MADA said...

this is an amazing story ! thank you so much for sharing :)
I also live in very beautiful space .. and for a long time I thought that all people in the world have something beautiful around when they look ale the window... now I know how lucky I am! And how lucky you are ! I think it is a great factor in people lifes.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 12:39 AM , Blogger Anita said...

Thank-you for sharing so much of what has helped to inspire you and make you who you are. It has been quite lovely to read more about you!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 4:42 AM , Blogger Katie said...

What a beautiful place and a beautiful story! Thanks for the inspiration.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Judi said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I enjoyed the pictures and your words. Makes me want to visit there someday.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:11 AM , Blogger miamihoney said...

How could you not be inspired by that awesomeness! Thank your for the peek into your life.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

What an absolutely gorgeous childhood!! New to your site, just stunning!!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Wow! Amazing place to grow up. Beautiful.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM , Blogger B's Mommy said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. Amazing!!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

FAbulous post and what a wonderful place to grow up. The pictures are wonderful and the beaches and ocean look amazing. Hugs, Marty

 
At August 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM , Blogger Alicia said...

This post makes me feel even more honored to be featured here...twice! You have a beautiful story and a beautiful "home"...thanks for sharing!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Jen-CraftOManiac said...

I am so beyond thrilled you shared this heavenly post with us all. I adore it, and getting to know your roots and where you inspiration derives from. I say the way you grew up is a huge blessing. So beautiful. xo-winks, jen

P.S. how are you setteling in? I hope to get together as soon as you are ready.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger adventuresindinner said...

Love this post. Easily illustrates why you are so warm.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Blogger pat said...

What a beautiful place to grow up. Anytime you feel blocked, you can just go back in your memory to this lovely spot and get inspired again.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM , Blogger Tasha said...

You are amazing Desiree. Did you know that? Truly. I love knowing this is where you come from and where your inspiration comes from. I truly can see it inthe things you create. What a beautiful place.

 
At August 21, 2011 at 4:20 PM , OpenID studio1404 said...

Beautiful! No doubt that your upbringing and amazing experiences have made you the lovely lady you are today. Thanks for sharing!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Anna at www.mylifeandkids.com said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us! Do you get to go home very often?

 
At August 21, 2011 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Pink Stitches said...

Those photos are breath-taking! Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I love getting to know bloggers better through posts like these. Especially the ones I stalk... lol

 
At August 22, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!

 

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