My first love has always been writing. I love the way words can communicate your feelings, passions and emotions. But images will always be a close second. And in our creative community, images are king. Instagram has been such a powerful inspirational and motivational tool for me and those little glimpses inside the lives of my favorite artists were the basis for our newest column, A Day In The Life. Last week we got to peek inside the world of Steven Alan and this week we’re getting to see what life is like on a daily basis for talented artist and woodworker, Ariele Alasko. Our entire team started following Ariele’s beautiful blog a few years ago and have become obsessed with everything from her work to her home and studio. I saved up and purchased one of Ariele’s amazing headboards and cutting boards for my own home and they’ve become some of my most prized and treasured possessions. I’ve so enjoyed seeing Ariele’s work as much as I enjoy seeing the world through her eyes. Thanks so much to Ariele for sharing this peek inside her daily life with us. xo, grace
Click through for the full Day In The Life post with Ariele after the jump!
Jotting down a few notes for the day, with Mr.C lending his critical observations and ideas. My daily mug of choice is handmade by Josephine Noel in Brooklyn.
Starting the day off with a trip to the Prospect Park, where we can get some off leash time and fresh air. Mazie is my sweet little one year old pitull who’s also my full time studio assistant. She’s quite the climber.
As a lunch break we climb through the studio window and out onto the huge, walled-in roof, a perfect place for romping around and getting a bit of exercise. When its warm enough to keep the windows open, she has a staircase and ramp to go in and out on her own.
I try to carve a few spoons a week. This is the half-way point of a large scoop made from a branch of green apple wood, brought back from Maine.