Friday, 9 September 2016

Film Friday - Flight of the Pigeon

Hi everyone,

I am heading off to New York next week for the Etsy Seller's Advisory Board so this film seemed fitting for my Film Friday because it is set in New York.

The first few lines of the film also summed up my feelings (or lack of!) for pigeons but I found it really beautiful how the artist Duke Riley talks about taking time to look at the world around you.

This film totally shifts your perspective from viewing pigeons as mundane, ugly and something you ignore to a creature of beauty, resilience and intelligence.

The film is beautifully shot and watching them fly is somewhat mesmerising.

Flight of the Pigeon from NewYorker on Vimeo.

The Dorothy Days Xx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Featured Product - Acorn Necklace by The Dorothy Days

My featured product for this week is this handmade acorn necklace, it is perfect for the Autumn months and looks beautiful worn by itself or as part of a collection of layered necklaces.

The acorn is really small and cute so can be worn under a jumper when you need to layer up!

You can view my acorn necklace in my online shop by clicking HERE, I am also offering an exclusive discount for blog readers of 10% off in my Etsy shop (which includes 10% off this acorn necklace). All you have to do is put the coupon code BLOGLOVE10 into the checkout to receive your discount.


The Dorothy Days Xx


Friday, 2 September 2016

Film Friday - Portraits in the Whitney Collection

Hello everyone,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful week. As you might know, I have recently started blogging again after a long long break. Really excited to get going again. I was looking back over my blog and deciding which features to keep and continue and which to not continue and come up with new ideas. The Film Friday feature that I used to fun was one of my favourite features on my blog so was one I couldn't wait to bring back.

Often when life gets busy and you are constantly on the go it is difficult to find time to sit down and just enjoy something without doing anything else or thinking of anything else. I think this is such an important thing to do. For me, watching a short film/ clip does just that, it takes just 5 minutes out of your day to think of something new and exciting and to just relax and stop for a bit.

I hope that you get the same feeling by watching the videos which I will be posting over the next few weeks.

This one I thought was particularly beautiful. It was from a series that the Whitney museum did and here, artist Martha Wilson discusses John Coplan's work as well as her own.

Human Interest: Martha Wilson on John Coplans from Whitney Museum of American Art on Vimeo.

"Everyone is here in their bodies until they are no longer alive...I think that's one of my goals as well, to try to be honest, to try to be unafraid of looking at what's really there" - Martha Wilson

Thanks for reading

The Dorothy Days Xx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Happy September

Hello everyone,

Happy September :). Can't believe that the Autumn is here already, I love this time of year but also will be sad to say goodbye to summer.

As I went to write this post I checked when I last blogged and realised I haven't blogged since April ....eek! I have been super busy lately so the months have passed by but hope to get back into blogging again this Autumn so watch this space :) !!

Thank you for your continued support over on my other social media pages and of course everyone who has purchased from me lately. I had a really busy August in terms of sales, views and custom orders so thank you all so much.

Hope September is a great month for you all.

The Dorothy Days Xx