Artwork by: Cindy Adelle Richard (Night Out, Urban Owl, and Like Velvet)
Welcome to AdelleCirca1920. I will start by explaining what this name means. Adelle is my middle name, and it fits perfectly with the time period I love the best — the 1920s. I included circa because the things I tend to love the best were invented and/or produced around or about 1920. I sat with this name for quite awhile, and now it feels like it has always been a part of my persona/brand.
I start this blog back in 2013 with a pure focus on posting content related to the 1920s, but now it is evolving to fit my new interests. I have decided to blog about my three greatest passions – art, vintage treasures, and mindfulness. I am providing a brief explanation of my focus for each of these areas.
Art: I have always had a passion for art, but it has grown into a full blown obsession with my participation in a personal 365 day art challenge. I committed to creating one piece of artwork each day and posting it on Instagram. You will find my artwork in the headers and throughout this site. This challenge has changed my life in positive ways which I never could have predicted, and I plan to share some of the wonderful lessons I learned with you.
Vintage Treasures: My love of all things vintage has blossomed over time. It started innocently enough with antique and now has bloomed into something more – I paint vintage images, wear vintage clothes and accessories, and delve into the history behind people, places, and objects from the past. Over the years, through reading countless books, watching tons of movies, and shopping, I have been refining my tastes for all things vintage. I believe that vintage content and items enhance peoples’ lives with beauty, quality, and an appreciation for our shared history.
Mindfulness: I have been on a mission to live life more mindfully – to take things slow, pay attention, and rest and reflect as needed. As an introvert, I long to experience quiet, freedom, harmony, and beauty. I draw energy from engaging in life activities which promote contemplation and personal growth. This philosophy is rooted in Zen Buddhism, and it reflected in my personality, lifestyle, and artwork. I will share what I have found to be the most useful ideals and practices.
Thank you for visiting Adelle Circa 1920. I hope you find serenity and inspiration by engaging with my blog posts.
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