A pondering or two




My blog AppleApricot has reached its 5th anniversary last February, I just realized. A good moment to look back, chew on it for a moment or two, and then curiously look forward to what the future might hold. Or not.




Looking back I see:
* love received and given between blog friends
* wonderful and meaningful new friendships developed
* lots of inspiration received from watching the work of other creative explorers.




Looking back I also see:
* explorations in different styles, materials, and techniques.

 Which brings me to some of my pondering of late.

You see, if you have been following my out and abouts for a while, you know how I constantly wander off in quite different directions. Keeping track is not being mentioned in my dictionary, I'm afraid.

And since a while now, I noticed that I tend to wander away from the shabby romantic style with lots of lace, which I used to share here on AppleApricot. So, what's a girl to do?




Shall I just let AppleApricot wander with me on a different path? Or will I keep business here as usual? Will I still want to make things like I made before for AppleApricot? Or will I abandon it all together?

Honestly? I dunno.

Meanwhile, I keep on creating, taking photos, exploring and wandering, in whatever direction speaks to me at that moment.

So, if you don't find me here (which might be likely), may be you'll find me wandering around in one of these places:

Love A Rustic Life (for my nature inspired wanderings in photography and art)
Wen's Paint (for bright and bold explorations in paint)
AppelAbrikoos (for cheerful crocheting, illustrating, and gardening - and ramblings in Dutch)

And something that goes for all of these places, is a quote I love from Tif of Dottie Angel:

"Sometimes I'm here a lot,
sometimes I'm not."

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Wishing you a wander-ful day!

xx Wen


19 comments:

  1. I'm always interested in what you're doing so I do hope you let Apple Apricot follow along-- totally selfish on my part I know! Who knows, your new path might just spark something in us too.

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    1. Thank you :) Please be selfish in cases like these :)

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  2. Manche Wege bieten eine neue Abzweigung an, warum nicht neugierig sein und sehen was sie bringt. Zurückgehen kann man immer wieder. Der alte Weg wird immer in Erinnerung bleiben.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Manuela

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    1. Beautifully said, Manuela, thank you! And yes, you're so right, I could always go back to what it usually was here, good idea :) xx

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  3. Hello Wen ... so nice to see you posting ... Beautiful photography! I wandered away as well.. Lace and vintage is where I started but I let my journey continue though my heart still has a love of all that vintage beauty... Sending hugs

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    1. Hello dear Ros! Funny to see how some of us started with vintage and then wander away. I've seen it happen with quite a few creative people now. Like you, I still love vintage, but may be not for creating it myself anymore? Hugs to you too

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  4. Oh , dear Wen, pondering if to leave your beautiful art of shabby laces and romance, makes me think I will miss seeing it, here, but I also understand that new roads are to be walked , and so is life. It seems I`m more slowly in giving up, on my style, I guess it is age, lol. I will look forward following you on your new trails , and to see if maybe, a little shabby creation, will sneak in, too . Hugs and love to you, dear friend.

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    1. Thank you sweet friend, I don't think I can give the shabby creations up entirely either. We'll see :) Thank you so much anyway for your faithfulness in following me along on my path. Big hugs xx

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  5. I think it is important to listen and go where your heART leads you dear Wen.
    The one constant in life is change so I guess we must try and embrace it (good for me to type those words to chew over myself!)
    Your photography is beautiful.
    I do enjoy blogging and all of the connections and inspiration it brings through sharing our passions.
    Happy discovering oxo

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    1. Awww thank you dear Patty for your sweet message. Thank you also for the reminder that change is the one constant in life, I think that is true yes. I shall try to embrace it :) Big hugs xx

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  6. We all evolve over time, and Apple Apricot can evolve with you. I don't think any blog has to be just one subject in just one genre. Do what gives you joy.

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    1. Hmm, true words Carole! Thank you so much, that is a really helpful thought. xx

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  7. I am changing interest also,Now I just want to clean out some huge collections of lace and buttons and material I have and don't use any longer. I think my next thing will be just have a clean house LOL
    I do enjoy your blog

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    1. Thank you! Lol, it must be spring :) xx

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  8. Oh Wen such lovely photos. I think we all go thru this now and then. Life, Time, Memories, all have us take a different path at one time or another. YOU have to do what you Love at the moment. Your blog has always been inspirational to all of us, a fun place to visit.If you give up blogging, just know you will be missed. Wishing you fun times, sunshine and inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia for your sweet message! I will not give up blogging, that's for sure :) We'll see where our paths lead us. xx

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  9. I couldn't have said it better than your friend Patty so I won't try. I do think the fact that you are listening to that inner voice of change and adventure means that whatever you do next will bring you joy! And who doesn't love trying a new path full of new discoveries?!! I wish you all the best, Wen! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you Darnell, yes, it does bring joy, you're so right! Hugs xx

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  10. What a delicacy and sweetness of taste you never fail to share, darling Wen, they're always such delightful moments the ones I do spend here with you, you always bless my heart with
    blissful instants, thank you !

    So overjoyed to hear from you,
    I'm wishing you a most lovely Sunday,
    sending my dearest love to you

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen