09 January 2011

Tabula Rasa

I love this concept. The term in Latin equates to the English 'Blank Slate' which in times past would have meant writing on a slate sheet with chalk.
Tabula comes from the Roman tabula or wax tablet which was used for notes and then 'blanked' by heating the wax and then smoothing it to give a Tabula Rasa.

During the first week of this year I have been filling many empty pages with thoughts, dreams  and desires which I hope will be given life in the coming days, my mind has been very busy indeed.

There is something sweetly synchronous about filling a wax slate with the the ideas from a busily buzzing mind. 

I can't wait to share some of my plans with you in the coming days, until then you might enjoy looking at  more images like this beautiful photo by the talented Charmaine of Fairchild Street fame.

If you are visiting from Allison's weekend rewind, welcome.  I hope you can see the connection with this week's theme?!?


  1. Oh excited to see more stunning photos like that one. Still grey skies here, sigh, but a lovely relaxing quiet Sunday. Wishing you a gorgeous day, love Posie

  2. I just know you'll continue to inspire us this year...looking forward to sharing your musings

  3. Hi Felicity... you blog looks fab! Thanks for the visit.... really pleased we aren't the only ones with a flooded yard... or stream in your case! LOL

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    So love the blog design. Gorgeous, fresh and a delight to the eyes. I am especially so happy that the mist of darkness has been removed from your blog and I can comment!

    Love, love, love the font, the background and the other familiar aspects of your creative space. Looking forward to sharing your blog journey with you.

    Love and joy
    Naomi xx

  5. Felicity, I'm loving the new look blog.
    I'm loving the above photo. I'm loving that you want to share with us your plans.
    I'm not loving the colour of your links though. I have to squint to read them. I can barely make them out. Just sayin'.

    Ky x

  6. ps. I'm loving your profil picture!

  7. You are such an inspiration to me, Felicity. I just love your thought process. You are such a busy bee! J x

  8. Lovely new design Felicity! You never know how your posts lighten up my day or night.

  9. You are such an inspiration,sweetie and I love that photo. Its turly beautiful
    Happy Sunday and have a relaxing day

  10. Felicity, I just love your new blog design and I cannot wait to hear all about the wonderful things you have been writing down over the past week:) Wishing you a lovely Monday. Hugs ~ Txx

  11. I'll look forward to that too!
    love love love the blog design!


  12. your blog is beautiful, cant wait to discover more x

  13. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  14. I'm drawn to the concept of Tabula Rasa too. I first heard the term when I was studying landscape architecture in the 90s - it's an almost impossible state in the landscape, but I do love beginning a fresh note book (which I did today, over a latte - rare bliss!)

    I, too, love the clean look of your page!

  15. Thank you for all the thoughtful, generous and encouraging comments gorgeous girls.

    I look forward to reading what you place on your own Tabula Rasas and sharing mine with you as the pages of this year turn over.

    Biggest of hugs,

    Felicity x

  16. It's great you have so many dreams and plans, new year always feels like a fresh start to me as well! DO share your thoughts :)
    Happy New Year, I hope all your dreams come true!
    I have been thinkng a lot recently as well, and travelling a bit, coming home after a short trip made me look at some things... with proper perspective :)
    I wish I had the courage to follow my dreams...

    ps. visit me at the design traveller!

  17. I'm so loving this one!!! And photo is great!!!

  18. I can't wait to see what comes out of your busy bee mind! xx

  19. Hi, I am back from holiday. Thank you for your compliment. Charmaine

  20. Yes - my girls start school next week...new year, new teachers, new opportunities :-)
    hope your kids had a great start!!

  21. Lovely post. Can't wait to see what you've come up with after all the busy bee thinking...

    Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro. Looking back sometimes is so important, no?


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