Websites I Love
The following are a range of website I love. Please note, some are affiliate links so if you click on and purchase using the link, I receive a commission. Thanks! :
Beauty Bridge has the whole range of cosmetics and skincare at great prices with no additional postage costs.
How to Retire in 12 Months
Serena Star Leonard has an excellent course that teaches you how to set up a website. She also has a website with a heap of resources. She has a new course starting in January 2012 http://www.retireyoung.com.au/the-retire-young-course?aff=nirvana.
Fiverr.com is the place for people to share things they’re willing to do for US$5. It is a useful and fun place to purchase creative tasks e.g. design of a business card, voice overs or video.
The Artling is for people who are interested in building art and creativity into their everyday life. It’s about being creative in the short spaces of time that life allows and in easy, do-able ways http://the-artling.com/.
All Saints is a men’s and women’s fashion store in the US and UK. It has very different, beautiful clothes and jewellery and is wonderful to look at.
Art I Love
I love art and I am very lucky to know some wonderful artists. Their work inspires me and I wanted to feature a few artists here:
Sheyne Tuffery is a Wellington based multi-media visual artist whose primary mediums are mixed media painting, moving image and printmaking. Perhaps best known for the dynamic style of his prints and woodcuts, Sheyne describes himself as a paper architect who uses his work to create and represent his own cultural context and sense of belonging.
His prints and paintings often envisage Polynesia as a futuristic urban utopia; with the Samoan fale as the symbolic archetype for skyscrapers, apartment housing and rocket ships (vaka). These works reflect Sheyne’s research into his Samoan heritage and symbolism, his travel wanderlust and his taste for big overseas cities. They also reveal ongoing influences, the world of fantasy, comics, and cartoons, which add a sense of immediacy and humour to his subject matter http://www.lesagallery.com/sheyne-tuffery/.
Here is one of Sheyne’s art works:
Jan Allsopp is the The Artling http://the-artling.com/. She lives and works in New South Wales, Australia. Jan says “I’ve been a ‘collector’ of techniques and processes and as a consequence have created in many forms (painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, artist books, bookbinding and print making for starters.
My art has always been motivated by a belief that there is extraordinary hidden in the ordinary. My current work aims to remind us of the beauty of things that are right before our eyes; beauty obscured by familiarity, everyday scenes that are so taken for granted that they have, until now, been clouded by busy-ness.
Through my paintings and drawings I strive to reawaken a sense of wonder about everyday life. After all, there is only today. We spend most of our days in our ‘everyday’ life. Life is truly wonderful if we are present to the precious value of the ordinary!”