Friday 17 June 2016

Rose Petal Deer 100 cuteness make-a-thon update Days 12 - 21 ♡ (100日ハンドメイド)

Still (just - a little behind) going with my challenge of a piece of creative art / project every single day, so far I have really loved it, my drawing style has changed and developed and I`ve followed through with themes and new ideas! Alongside this I`ve also been learning dressmaking (some first pieces are nearly done!) For now heres a little glimpse of some cuteness though, you can follow me more regularly on instagram @rosepetaldeer <3 Lots of love x x x x

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Rose Petal Deer 100 cuteness make-a-thon update Days 6 - 11 ♡ (100日ハンドメイド)

For more constant updates follow my twitter & instagram @rosepetaldeer or check the rosepetaldeer pinterest board ♡ Keep checking back though more soon! 100 days & 100 makes! (crafts, cute bits and drawings!)

 Too much making not enough blogging hehe, Hope your all having wonderful weeks lots of love from chilly England! x x x x

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Sunday 15 May 2016

Rose Petal Deer 100 : Day 1 ♡ (100日ハンドメイド)

Starting today, I`ve decided to challenge myself of a drawing a day for the next 100 days of something cute and magical, hopefully to bring a smile, love and magic to people`s day!  Day one begins with this retro giraffe baby! Lots of love x x x

Saturday 14 May 2016

Finding creative peace ♡

Some current feels...

As you probably gather (if you read my blog and its very random up datedness!) that I`ve been living in Tokyo for the past 2 years and a few months. Tokyo, and namely my town, Shimokitazawa is definitely one of my favourite places on this earth.
I am currently on a short hiatus to heal my mind, body and soul from numerous stresses! My next step will be back in beautiful Japan (left my boy there ee!) but from an outlook and mindset I don`t think I would've felt before. Small life changes and taking yourself out of the bubble can prove undeniably helpful - if everything is so negative and confused coming from your lips, so is your thought process. A change of environment can be the most daunting but the most soul refreshing. I was listening to some really beautiful interesting podcasts yesterday evening and some of the wisest words arose `the worlds standard of judging is not in accordance with the higher ethics of the soul`. 
Heres my buddha bunny, I think everyone should be like him, because the world needs a little more zen and love and sometimes time out,  I think he`d advise only you have the power to figure out the craziness of life and let yourself be less affected and connect to yourself, and with that the happier and more full of a life you'll lead, and with that (super deep post compared to normal!) hope your all having magical saturdays, nourish your hearts and minds well! lots of love x x x x

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Psilicybe dreams ♡

A little bit of trips pink goodness to sparkle up your weeks! Some latest drawings...

Lots of love! x x x x

Thursday 28 April 2016

Okinawa ♡

So the week before last I visited the magical place that is Okinawa, I have to say it was kind of almost exactly as I imagined it would be, a big mix of a totally different kind of Japanese culture (yet not totally different) and vintage america - think 60`s and 70`s faded colours and signs everywhere (its total photography heaven I can`t wait for my film camera to get developed!!!)
But for now here`s a bit of a view of the vibe - palm trees on the main street wahhhh!
I stayed in Naha, where the main city of the island is, and although quite bustling it felt a world away from what I`ve been used to with my limited experience of cities in Honshu, everything felt so incredibly slow paced, even the buses didn't seem to have a schedule, and everyone I met had such an open heart and kind mind, which is so so refreshing due to the complex history of the island. It should be a good lesson to the rest of the world, compassion and a more laid back work to live attitude is so much more healthy. Anyway enough rambling..

Wonderful food court / sake area which had Awamori (Okinawa shochu) at around 3 for 1000 yen with a food dish - so cheap and yummy! The guys there really knew their stuff as well, and as a proper shochu lover I had some seriously delicious drinks (just so cheap its a bit dangerous haha!)

A cute Izakaya I passed where you can donate extra foods to the cats of Okinawa (who are everywhere), just one part of the islands kind nature, although, not very vegan friendly - but I can see developments happening!

A super super cute shop where the owner had a cat (Habu) - habu means snake in Japanese, and he had 'snakey paws' when she first got him although you couldn't tell it now! She had created a range of cute things with drawings of habu on she was selling - think he looks pretty happy about that!

Crazy cute hipstery coffee place where they had dutch brewed style (my first time) which had big like apparatus style coffee maker with huge jars - so cool

Vegan okinawan taco rice (one of the islands main dishes is mexican fusion), this was amazing!!!!

Another cute place that did veggie curries and had a super nostalgic cute chilled vibe with old toys everywhere...

America town beach (definitely worth the trip here), although it takes a super long bus or a drive - its quite far up the island - past the HUGE american military base - it kind of felt like how I`d imagine Hawaii, but as an English girl it was pretty interesting how the past had fusion-ed into this strange town of touristyness and bars which felt so far from anywhere else!

This was in a crazy kawaii psychedelic shop in Koze music town...

Then onto the beaches....Odawari beach in northern Okinawa felt like something far remote from the rest of what I saw (and I think theres a lot of nature in Okinawa), but it was deserted (few scary habu warning signs) but look at the colour of the sea!!!!) so pretty...

Next up and an hour and a half`s boat ride away from Naha main island was the absolutely stunning Tokashiki island, with nothing much on the island but a very small supermarket and a few ramen~y type cafes and a campsite, its definitely somewhere Ill go prepared next time! But despite that the views were absolutely stunning, I don`t think I`ve ever seen water this colour, it was so deep turquoise and clear, and I did (attempt rather badly) some snorkelling, and saw a few interesting fish!
& after a long day...back in Naha - the original Barachos restaurant (Okinawan mexican) at 3am after some major mingling with locals and lots of shochu!

Lots of love x x x x x 

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