I love creative folk. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Is it their passion? Probably. Is it their eye for the finest of details? Totally. Is it their drive to get themselves out there to share what they love. Absolutely. But first and foremost, they inspire me to grow and see the world in more colour than ever before. Perth may be small, but it’s filled with creative sparks lighting up the scene, and the city. And why not share that light with you guys?
WHO | David Spencer | WHAT | The Reason for Flowers exhibition launch party | WHEN | April 7 | WHERE | Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park
I love creative folk. There is just something about them that makes me smile. Is it their passion? Probably. Is it their eye for the finest of details? Totally. Is it their drive to get themselves out there to share what they love. Absolutely. But first and foremost, they inspire me to grow and see the world in more colour than ever before.
I don’t know about you guys, but this year I’ll be shopping local for all my Christmas gifts. Besides supporting local talent, shopping local helps boost the WA economy, plus we are bursting at the seams with the well made products and wonderful creatives in our pretty little state. This blog has introduced me to so many fabulous labels from candles to cacti to colourful art that’ll certainly brighten up ones home and life.
The latest Perth artist to take over kitsch gallery and goodie store Beau Est Mien in Northbridge is floral fanatic Ashleigh Perrella. I was kindly offered an invite to her recent exhibition, and was so pleased to see all different walks of life popping in to check out her super cute floral illustrations and giftware. Featuring an electric, fruity colour palette in bright oranges and pinks, the detailed range of sweet offerings included inspiration cards, gift tags and beautifully framed illustrations in her signature style. When I asked Ashley why she illustrates flowers, the answer was simple. “Flowers are just so beautiful, and there is so much opportunity for creativity and expression. I also just love colour, and drawing flowers allows for endless use of colour”. I’ll agree with her on that one, colour makes me happy too! Ashleigh describes her art as vibrant, fresh, whimsical and feminine, and draws inspiration from flowers, floral arrangements and floral designers. “Floral design is an artform and I absolutely love finding inspiring imagery that will be the …
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!
Glamour and style has taken over the City of Joondalup as of late with the annual Urban Couture fashion program running over the month of March. From a networking high tea to a social media and flatlay course (coming soon the the blog), Joondalup has been buzzing with colour, sequins and fashionistas galore enjoying the highly anticipated mini fashion festival.