Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LACE AND LUST

"There is no passion to be found in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are
capable of living" - Nelson Mandela


To feel so deeply and unquestionably passionate about something is a true blessing, because time spent doubting your passion is time better spent listening to that soft whistling wind beckoning you in its direction to construct your empire on that very sand. Indecisiveness is such a common condition that people suffer from, I do and I’m certain you do too; whether from fear of offending others or fear of regretting the decision. But doubt and indecisiveness is negative energy that holds us back from reaching our full potential. Sometimes we just need to be irrational and pursue something with constant, persistent and immense energy; in the very same way that the waves come crashing on the shore each time. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

THE AUSTRALIAN STORY

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns
 in order to look at things in a different way." 
- Edward de Bono



There are some peculiar misconceptions that people have of the isolated land down under. "Do you ride on kangaroos to school?", "I've heard there are Drop Bears by the name of Koalas that eat your brains out!", "Do you celebrate Christmas?", "Are there supermarkets there?". Some are pretty nonsensical but these misconceptions are, or hopefully are, outdated as Globalisation moves Australia out of isolation.

However to be fair, some beliefs do have their grounds. We don't ride Kangaroos to school but we do see them in our suburban streets. My friend has opened her front doors and seen two kangaroos standing on her lawn like perfect statues. And no, she doesn't live in the outback. But sometimes the suburban areas can feel like the Great Outback with a little help of some creative positioning, like these photos for example, a simple two minute walking distance from my home. And no, I don't live in the outback either.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NEW BEGINNINGS

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people" - Eleanor Roosevelt 




It is difficult not to begin a sentence with the word 'I'. Most people these days are self-centered in a toxic way. Not necessarily destructive to their surrounding company, but definitely hindering creativity and the stimulation of interest. We must stop looking into the mirror, or our selfies, and search for a window to look outside of ourselves. 

The confession is, so many things written here were unfortunately self-centered , and the realisation has finally come that most people don't really care what you have to say about yourself or your problems unless it affects them in some way. 

So here's to new beginnings. Here's to inspiring people with art and ideas. Because as Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people" (people including ourselves). 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

GIRLFRIENDS

Change is good. Change is growth.
Growth is survival.



Celebrating the birthdays of two dear friends in a very classy manner. So classy I almost forgot which city I was in. It was pure bliss to be able to escape the monotonous life I had thrown myself in with work and study. To be able to enjoy a joyous dinner with amazing people is simply the best. Change is happening in my life, some at its own will, and some pushed forward by myself. Change is good. Change is growth. Growth is survival. 

Valleygirl Dress / Sandler Heels / Forever 21 Earings / Dolly Bracelet