In today's increasingly fast-paced world, there is a quiet revolution taking place, one that looks to create a more meaningful approach to life. The Slow Movement celebrates all things lovingly handmade, beautifully handcrafted, and above all produced ethically and in a manner that is kind to the environment.
“The Slow Movement is a term describing a wide range of efforts
taking place around the world that seek to connect us
more meaningfully with others, with place, and with ourselves.
It emerged as an effort to counteract the fast–pace
commodity–focused, unbalanced and
impersonal nature of much of modern human society".
This is my new mantra; My pace of life this past year as a gallery owner had me running in all directions. It was exciting, I loved every minute and I had more energy that a team of energizer bunnies. I wore every hat. And then I wore myself out sustaining that energy. In the best of ways, it changed the way I feel about my work as an artist and as a business. I have a deep appreciation of galleries and the retail world.
Moving forward, I have been having a heartfelt discussion with myself about taking a meaningful and slow approach to life. This trend is happening all over and I am going to jump on that train.
“The Slow Movement asks consumers to
make conscious choices
about buying something that has been produced
with great care by people who are passionate
about what they do.
The world seems to be more open to moving away
from the ‘big name brand’ buying culture
and instead looking to more consciously-minded buying.
Committed to creating products
that are lovingly hand-produced.”
I have a different energy towards my work and my business. One that feels focused on taking the time to breathe life in and find a new appreciation to live consciously.
Through Andi-Le Aspen I want to to connect with people by telling the stories that will inspire a new way to look at their homes and environment and life in general. It is always the smallest of details that make the difference and that will inspire you to
til next time,