Tuesday, May 31, 2011

home is wherever i'm with you.

The past few days [& most likely some more future days] I've been moving house.
I'm probably the only person that enjoys moving.I find excitement in the fact that it's a new place to live,that I can set it up differently,that I can observe the characteristics of my new abode & absorb the fact that everything is fresh.

I'm sharing a place with one of my loveliest friends,Crispy.
Crispy,yeah he's cool.

Moving houses also allows me to indulge in my secret desire to be an interior designer,even though I'm probably really shit.

I've also noticed that the more I move,the less I bring with me.I like that fact.I've culled so many material possessions out of my life over the past 
couple of years that I'm left with barely anything & most people might find that horrifying,but I find it crazily liberating.In the end it's all just "stuff" & it's frightening to realise that we can become so attached & defined by the objects we acquire over time.I dunno,that's just me I guess.

Friday, May 27, 2011

when life gives you lemons.

At the crack of dawn today I was awake,barefoot & in my nighty + bigass knitted jumper picking lemons.

There's a lemon tree in the backyard behind my studio & it is vomiting a gigantic amount of lemons.Some friends suggested making lemon butter & because I don't like seeing things go to waste,I've been in the kitchen in the early morning making a billion jars of delicious lemon butter.

Now there are less lemons on the tree,but a billion jars of lemon butter sitting on the kitchen bench.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


As you may or may not have noticed I've given my little old blog a facelift.
Change is good.
Change is growth.
Change means you're still alive.

I think generally I'm in the process of yet another life overhaul.
Everything is a little unstable at the moment,I'm a little unstable at the moment,but I have amazing friends around me,supporting me,loving me.

In highschool a boy in my class scribbled on my Physical Education notebook "the key to my mightiness is my spirit" & I believe that if I can keep the fire in my belly & love in my soul,it'll be a-okay.

It has to be ok.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

millie ⚓ | design competition

ahoy lovelies!
over the next month we will be running a competition for all you creative folk out there.
we need a fresh new tee design & it could quite possibly be yours.

to be in the running all you have to do is get artsy & create a
.single colour print design
.A3 size
of something that YOU think embodies the spirit of millie ⚓.

there will be 2 winners & not only will your design be hand-screened onto some assembled cloth,both winners will also win a clothing pack worth $200.

entries are open to anybody & everybody,coz that's how we roll.

email your submissions to milliefairhall@gmail.com.
entires close june 30th 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

you are a child of the universe.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.


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