Thursday, May 29, 2014

100 Happy Days

I stumbled upon this initiative 100happydays a while back and thought it would be something worth doing myself! To be perfectly honest with you my attitude has been a little on the negative side and this seemed like a good way to be more appreciative of the positive in my life. 

So the jist is challenging yourself to be happy 100 days in a row and using social media to photographically record these moments of happiness within your day. Well that's how I interpreted any way! I'm sure there is room for different takes on how it's most going to benefit you. You can choose which form of social media you use and how public/private you make it. I chose instagram which you can follow me on here.

I'm currently up to day 17 and already realising that mostly my happiness comes from food related activities and my cat Frankie! So far it's been fun and pretty easy to incorporate into daily life, occasionally I get a day behind, but that's no biggie. But it's nice to shift the focus onto the things I like most about my day, and not be so consumed by the negative and what's hard. I'm not saying I'm going to win any prizes in the Miss Positivity contest, but it's a pretty cool start!

Have you guys heard about this? Is anyone else doing it, would love to see what makes you happy :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sketch Journal: Aura

I think it's fair to say I took my jolly good time with this one. Really only working on it when I felt inspired and not forcing anything (ok ok, that's my 'creative person' speak for 'being lazy'). Initially I set myself out these pinterest challenges to work on my ability to replicate likeness of faces, but when I started this piece, the more I got into it, the less I used the reference picture and the more I enjoyed it! Look at me with the embracing of the creativity within! 

Here is the original photo inspiration compared to my progress images.

Seeing as I went in a slightly different direction to the reference picture I decided to put the piece up on my society6 store for sale. It's available as your standard print, framed, or canvas, but I've also made it available as a phone cover, cushion, tote bag and clock! How progressive and trendy of me! Pretty sure it's available as a gift card too, so plenty of options if you want it for your own little hot hands. Yay for finally posting something art related!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

White Night Melbourne

Last Saturday, Melbourne hosted it's annual White Night festival. I have zero idea what the origin or history of this evening entails, but it was the first time I braved the crowds to take part. Basically it's a light show on the cities more well known buildings that runs from 7pm to 7am. There was food, music, performances, lights(!!) and people. A whole lotta people. 

Lisa Mitchell  sang at QV and we got to catch a few of our favs of hers. The crowd that came to watch her is basically a reflection of what the entire city was like people wise. It was crazy!
Lights at the State Library. They had quite a few more patterns but it was difficult to get a good shot, but didn't stop people from trying as you can see!
These lights and sights are always around Melbourne at night, but I thought while I had the camera, why not.
Lights on Flinders Street Station (including the first photo in this post) Was my highlight for sure, I wish I had a photo of the building without the lights so you could see the comparison, but alas I don't have that kind of foresight. Unfortunately these shots were a bit rushed as we were trying to catch a train in time, quite the challenge with the mass of people, I can tell you I wouldn't have liked being a public transit employee that night!!

Have a great weekend people :)