I don’t know about you but time management and balance truly isn’t my forte. But for Alicia Rogerson aka Ali J, a local Perth illustrator, art isn’t her only priority. Being a busy wife and mum of two takes the lead in her life, but she manages to make time in her jam packed schedule for her creative side – and isn’t she a superstar with colour? Besides the obvious reason of loving the creative process, Ali uses art as a form of therapy and personal expression. Every piece comes from the heart, and her true feelings are depicted on canvas and paper. I love the idea of creative therapy, as there is no better way to empty your mind than doing something you love. When I first discovered Ali’s work I was drawn in by the friendly faces and beautiful colour schemes. But when I actually sat down studied her illustrations I knew there was so much more to the pieces than the pretty ladies in bright outfits. (Note: I have to admit …
A week or so back I touched on the topic of collaboration being key in creative relationships, and this post proves how important and inspirational it really can be.
Thought provoking contemporary art has once again taken over the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) for the annual Hatched 2015 graduate showcase. The best and brightest of fresh Australian talent are on display from now until June, and this really is one exhibition you cannot miss out on. My friend L and I braved the chill in the air Friday to attend the opening party, and it was people watching heaven! A beautiful mix of all ages and walks of life were out to appreciate the countries rising art stars. Featured artists included WA’s Leah Allen-Ankins and Adelaide’s Patrick Heath, while NSW’s Andrew Styan took out the grand prize of $35,000 to pursue his creative adventures. Big congratulations! Although I don’t know all the technicalities of contemporary art, the beautiful pieces on display left me feeling inspired and evoked so many questions and thoughts. That is the kind of art I enjoy – the odd and over the top, the bizarre and different and you’ll find plenty of that at the Hatched exhibit. …
If you’re anything like me words can be a powerful motivator. When I’m feeling down or icky a simple inspiring quote can brighten my mood or dull whatever is irking me. They’re also perfect when you’re feeling not so wonderful and need reassurance that everything is going to be okay!
Colour brings a little bit of spark to my life. Whether it be a cute, bright print dress or a pop of red lipstick, colour is one of my ultimate tools for happiness. What is not to love about vibrancy and standing out? As the brilliant style blogger Kim-Marie aka Kimba Likes put it…“I firmly believe that colour makes me happy”. Her post How To Add Colour To Your Life is permanently bookmarked and if I’m ever feeling dull or flat it’s my go to. Another lass who knows colour, and lives colour is local Perth artist Linzi Carter.
How Perth born and bred fashion photographer Grace Robinson finds time to balance her photography business, full time job in visual merchandising, personal life and fairly new collaborative blog The Chronicle Edge astounds me!
Fringe is my favourite time of the year. The city is buzzing with activity, something new and exciting is happening on every corner and there is literally something for everyone. From comedy to cabaret, burlesque to boylesque, you need to get into the city ASAP. Trust me, if you don’t visit Fringe World this month I’ll have to smack you. Noodle Palace was the venue of choice for tonight’s Fringe adventure (and my first of the season) for a storm. A Storm In A D Cup.
When you combine a stunning model, hair and makeup by Perth pro’s Melissa Cook and Rebecca Collins, floaty beautiful fashion styled by Emma Bergmeier-Varian of Dropstitch, out of this world flower crowns by Fox & Rabbit, the mad photography skills of Caitlin Worthington and the bright, playful fashion art of Pippa McManus it’s going to be a feast for the eyes, and soul.