Project ‘Fantasie Impromptu’

We have recently acquired a digital piano, making  our little flat the official cultural epicenter of our complex. My lovely fiancé is somewhat of a piano savant and hearing the beautiful notes waft through the place creates a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. I, on the other hand am no piano savant, in fact the only thing that I can play is ‘Chop Sticks’. I do however ache to be able to play. So my dear man has taken it upon himself to teach me. My first request; Chopin’s ‘Fantasie Impromptu’.

Yes, I know that this is far too ambitious and that I will probably only be able to play this by the time I’m 50, if at all, but I am in love with this piece of music and so far I can play about 10 notes *happiness *

Just to give you a bit of context on the piece:

It was composed in 1834 (one of 4 impromptu’s composed) and was dedicated to Julian Fontana, who published the piece in 1855 in spite of Chopin’s request not to do so.  Chopin was very unhappy with the piece and never intended that it be published because he felt that it was too similar to Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, there is something so tragic about Chopin’s self doubt and this tragic complexity is one of the many reasons that I love this piece of music.

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I heart Wes Anderson

I’m not sure whether I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a total Wes Anderson groupie. His signature retro styling together with the deadpan actor antics are the milk to my Oreos.

It seems that I am not the only one that is fascinated by his art, he has become the muse to many – here are a few Moonrise Kingdom inspired illustrations that I really like.

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A metaphor for life in an animated short film.

From LA-based Zealous Creative, a beautiful animated short in which “a strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.”

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We’re all going to die.

We’re all going to die, all of us. What a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. – Charles Bukowski

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Paris in the Spring Time.

Yes, hate me if you like, but Pie and I have booked tickets to Paris over Easter! So please excuse me while I do a happy dance for the next few months.
Herewith a collection of Parisian pics from Tumblr! Amusez-vous!

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Moody board.

Found these delightlfully moody images within my Tumblr trawl today.
Enjoy!

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Yellow Friday.

Today feels like the way a zesty lemon sorbet would taste.
It’s sticky and astringent but you just can’t get enough of it. I love Friday’s.

As a tribute to this radiant day I have put together this pretty mood board.

The summer dress comes from the lovely Sartorialist.com
The Yellow Painting (Abstraction) 1946 is by Ad Reinhardt
And we all know about the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine

Happy Friday everybody!
xxx

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