Something for the weekend

13 New Year’s resolutions for writers

Instagram loves: Fer Montoro | Hannah Queen

Discover your personality colour (mine was spookily accurate :)

Authors with tattoos | An amazing history of women & tattoos

“Tattoos established visible links between the spiritual and the natural domains by tapping into them, allowing the body to escape into a world where there was nothing but the magical essence of things, sublimely detached from the here and now.” from The art of magical tattoos (via Jo)

I’m in love with these ceramics (via Holly)

Zadie Smith on joy

Have you joined Vine yet? It’s a new iPhone app that let’s you record and share 6-second video clips. They launched this week so there are plenty of kinks they need to work out, but it has so much potential! I’m ‘Susannah Conway’ on Vine — my first clips are here and here (check out actor Adam Goldberg’s feed — he’s really running with it!)

Magic carpet yoga mats

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton (74 more inspiring quotes over here)

10 famous authors on the importance of keeping a journal | Virginia Woolf on the benefits of keeping a diary

Favourite photo of the week

Apple skillet cake with rosemary crumb | Amaretti ice cream sandwiches | glazed beet + carrot salad

Angie made some free Photoshop light leak brushes

This candle and this candle are currently making my home smell good

[video] And finally, Erica’s gift made me cry (in a good way)

Posted on 01-02-2013
10 responses
  1. Zarina Ávila

    This photo is awesome!!

  2. Sherry

    The two links to the journals didn’t work – said nothing found. Hoping you can fix it soon, I’m interesting in reading about it.

    Fixed — thanks for letting me know!

  3. Cristina

    Thanks for sharing the link to Erica’s gift – it made me cry too :-) xx

  4. Shandi

    My colour personality was uncannily accurate too!

  5. Zarina Ávila

    and the links munch more!!

  6. Paula

    Wow! What a great post for a long cold winter week-end. Susannah you have brought me warmth and light while I am struggling with some difficult times [other than the cold and dark]. You probably may not realize how many people you affect in such a wonderful way. To you i say thank you and to the powers that be i am so grateful! Love, Paula xox

  7. Lauren Burkitt

    Ahh so many great things in this post! I love the magic carpet yoga mats and Erica’s gift.
    I’ve marked a date on my calendar to attempt making that apple rosemary skillet cake and I had a good laugh about my colour personality! Have you tried the ‘what your favourite ice cream flavour says about you’ one yet?
    http://www.ultimatecoupons.com/blog/2011/07/happy-national-ice-cream-month-infographic/

    Smiles from Vancouver,
    Lauren.

  8. cococita

    Always really like your something for the weekend posts … and gosh, what an adorable little car! It’s just perfect :)
    Wishing you a delightful week ahead!

  9. Rhianne

    Oh gosh, Susannah, how amazing is Erica’s gift?! Thank you for sharing it.

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