Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. Throwback to last Thursday when I headed to Kuala Lumpur to see Ed Sheeran. Exactly a week to his gig in Singapore!!! Can’t wait! Yes... The weather has been dodgy of late. Especially in this region. April’s always full of thunderstorms. Not necessarily days of continuous heavy rain, but threatening lightning sort of rain. It rained in KL. And we had to wait at the gate in the rain for 2.5hrs. For it was too dangerous to head to the standing pitch - and for good reason too. Yet, I knew that the everyone on the inside, were doing their best to make sure that the show would go on. Artist management, the artists, the concert organisers/promoters, the FOH/venue team and security. I’ve been on the other side of the gate too. Many times. It’s not easy on that side either. Not remotely. So here’s me thanking everyone working that day - from those at @pr_worldwide @aegpresentsasia @warnermusicmy_intl, to the staff @stadiummalaysia_official, and finally to the artist management and crew (both local and overseas). It was an unfortunate weather condition that was out of anyone’s hands. But you all did the best you could - given the circumstances and sudden “change of plans”. Thank you! ❤️ . Ps; That’s me trying to make the best of the situation by making friends (including photobombing) with the lovely fans (both Sheerios and One Ok Rock fans) around me. After all, life is too short... Or in a more Gen Y term: YOLO! Photo credits: Serene, Japanese ladies, Luthfi #edsheeran#oneokrock#wanderingnessie Full review of Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour in KL: https://vanessamostafa.com/edsheerandividetour
Here’s a bit of sun outside of the rain. This wonderful couple hitched in Korea this past weekend and are currently roaming around Spain for their honeymoon! Super jealous but congrats Mintae and Kyeongjin!! #jsleestudios
Matt and Carrie Carlson are a husband and wife duo that work side by side in their basement studio creating both sculptural and functional ceramic work. They produce, glaze, fire and display all their work at their home in Southeast Portland. Matt creates whimsical sculptures that reflect his background in drawing and printmaking, his interests in cultural and ethnic studies, and his spiritual upbringing. His work is figuratively driven and incorporates patterns, bright colors, human and animal relationships, mythology and mysticism. Carrie uses both hand building and wheel throwing techniques to create functional pottery including: cups, mugs, bowls, platters, and more. She uses unique glaze combinations to reference landscapes, stamps and fabrics pressed into clay to add dimensionality and texture, and adds custom details for individuality and charm. She is driven to create beautiful vessels to hold food and beverage or to display dried flowers and plants from her onsite garden. See them both at #pdxos19 !
Помните серию Жизнь Замечательных Людей? Вот ещё один прекрасный для Абхазии человек - сын священника, врач-терапевт Алексей Александрович Остроумов. Он переезжает сюда в конце 1890-х по состоянию здоровья и становится одним из влиятельнейших ценителей сухумского климата. Пишет множество научных статей и именно благодаря его настойчивости и великолепной репутации на Международном конгрессе врачей в 1898 Сухум признаётся лучшей климатической станцией в Европе для лечения больных туберкулёзом. . В гостях у Алексея Александровича с супругой Варварой бывает вся тогдашняя российская интеллигенция, и они буквально заражаются любовью к красотам абхазской природы. Остроумов делает Абхазию модной! Говорят, даже принц Ольденбургский решил строиться именно в Гаграх не без Остроумовского влияния. . "Сухум отличается равномерным климатом, влажным, тёплым, совершенно лишённым ветров, что выгодно отличает его от Ниццы." ❤😁 . . #abhazia#travelabhazia#Сухум#sukhum#апсны#абхазия#странадуши#ялюблюабхазию#отдых_в_Абхазии #abkhazia#alwaysgo#neverstopexploring#letsgosomewhere#welltraveled#explorecreate#greatperson
Evening light over Bournemouth. • There has been a considerable shift in the weather over the last few weeks. The evening light lingers since the switch to BST and this Easter weekend we are going to be treated to the first summer like conditions of the year. #lovewhereyoulive#lovebournemouth
Detail. For the series “Crosstalk”, I reference a Northwest Coastal pallet, as well as colours discovered on a recent trip to Death Valley. Special focus is placed on the muddy shadow-like hues achieved when contrasting primary colours are overlapped and mixed together.
Honouring P U R P O S E ... . (Cont’d from post on Art healing) . ...knowing/discovering your purpose and finding the courage to take action in the ownership of that purpose are two different cultivations in the process of honouring your true calling. . After realizing that my true purpose in this life was to marry my love for creative expression with my desire to help others, I had to navigate my way to finding bravery in saying “This is who I am.” How do you go about just becoming something you know you already are deep down? You have to believe it. And simply BE it. BE your true self. BE your higher calling. And then go and DO exactly what it is that comes so naturally to you. Like a body of water finally given permission to flow freely. It took me a while to harvest the confidence it required to acknowledge, both within and outwardly my calling to guide others to healing through art. Who am I to be a healer? I’m not healed myself! My path to healing is ongoing. Where do I begin with all of this? What will people think when I claim to be called to help in their path to healing? Where are my credentials? Self doubt is natural. Working through it is a conscious effort. Denying your true purpose out of lack of confidence, fear of judgment, or being too modest, serves no one! You only hold back on the valuable gift you have to offer this world. . I began to work as an arts educator which gave me the confidence in trusting my natural pull to guide, to teach, & design meaningful creative experiences. I started leading expressive art workshops for people wanting to explore creativity and for groups that were collectively seeking healing experiences. My soul had aligned its passion with purpose and it felt so good! Cultivating the confidence to BE and follow my calling hasn’t been all that straightforward. The bravery has fluctuated and the self doubt creeped in. . To be cont’d ... on SELF DOUBT and BREAKING THROUGH ✌🏻🌸 . Don’t be afraid to
If you've been following me for a while, you already know that I've been planning a cross country trip for this summer. The goal of my trip is to teach painting workshops, explore Canada, and work on various art projects in cities across the country. For the month of June I'll be travelling around BC, and then my goal is to head out to do the rest of the country in July and August. - This spring I had a big commission that unfortunately fell through, and with it a lot of my funding for the trip. I'm still planning on doing the BC and Alberta portion of my travels, but at this point I'm unsure if I'll be able to make the rest of the trip happen. I'm going to apply for grants and other funding and we'll see what happens! I wanted to share this update with you all and say thank you for following along on my art journey, it truly means the world to me. - And if you are interested in commissioning a painting before I leave, or coming to one of my workshops, or in some of the works on paper available in my shop, all of the $$ from those will be going towards supporting my trip. Link in profile for more info on those 💙