Prettiest Pictures at A Creative Mint

{Photo by Leslie from A Creative Mint}

I stumbled upon the prettiest little blog in all my history of blogging, that goes by the name Creative Mint. This lovely art blog is by Canadian, Leslie who stepped away from her hectic job that required too much travel and started this blog. The lost of her talent in the industry is a boon to the rest of us who yearn for a bit of beauty in the blogosphere.

One of my favourite posts is the one about her visit to Rosemary Farm in California. I thought it was England at first and I had no idea that California housed such an abundance of beautiful roses. Leslie inspires me to take up arts and crafts, my last attempt was when I painted with my friend E’s little 3-year-old.

I wanted to share with you some of her prettiest photography including pictures of her floral arrangement, arts and crafts. She has such an amazing eye for color and taught me a new word – Chartreuse – green with a tinge of yellow. I wish my home looked like her photographs.  Her beautiful portraits of pretty flowers and colours seems almost spiritual and cleansing.  A world I would love to escape to, far away from all the violent and crude images around us in the media.

Here’s an interview with Leslie extracted from Simply Hue:

Vicki: Tell us a little about yourself!

Leslie: I grew up on the idyllic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. My mother is an artist and avid gardener so our family home was always a laboratory for creative ventures. At any given time we were doing art projects like painting ceramics on the dining room table and having flowers pressing in books on the kitchen table. My mother and father had an eclectic group of friends, which also influenced more critical and creative ideas.

While working on my interior design degree in Northern California I decided I wanted to go further and study architecture. Even though I did not practice architecture, it was incredible design training. Immediately after finishing grad school I had the opportunity to team up with a manufacturing and distributing company. In collaboration with them I developed, designed and did packaging direction for lots of products sold in many of the major retailers in North America. However, the products were very masculine and utilitarian. I would not call much of what I designed through those years feminine or pretty in the least! I guess I am now trying to get back to what I love which is more female, color, and pattern driven. In the last three years I have only done a few projects and my main focus has been my two little children. My daughter is three and my son is almost one.

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