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Inspirational Ladies

I’ve recently felt the need for some inspiration and guidance as I’ve realised the job I’m in is not where I want to be anymore.  I’ve also started focusing on my physical health a lot more and working out and eating healthier.  These ladies are helping me

http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au/ 

http://alifeofperfectdays.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.bettymeansbusiness.com

http://www.melodyehsani.com

Funky, interesting jewellery designer from LA.  I feel inspired by her.  

http://meganmcisaac.tumblr.com

Here is a photographer Megan Kathleen Mcisaac I discovered today.  She takes  portraits, self portraits and other whimsical things using a vintage film camera.  Looking through I feel like getting an old van and travelling across the US.

Chunky Moves - Mortal Engine

Amazing collaboration between light and body by Australian Dance Company Chunky Moves.

Carl Jung: The Wisdom of the Dreams - Vol 1 of 3

Carl Jung was a Psychoanalyst born in 1875 and died in 1961.  He was a man who was interested in how the rise of technology has a lot of people disconnected and without meaning to life.  He studied cultures that lived close to nature and mythology, dreams, synchronicity and came up with the term collective unconscious.  The idea that there is like a primordial place that we’re all connected to and that symbols from dreams and in our myths are drawn from.  He also talked a lot about archetypes.  Very interesting man.  

Mojo Juju - Full moon over budapest

Australian musician Moju Juju.  When she plays in full band mode its Mojo Juju and the Snake Oil Merchants.  They remind me of old style circus performers and gypsies who travelled in trains across countries in the 1930’s. Very theatrical. I love women with moustaches.

David Lachapelle - The Last Supper - 2003
His work is surrealist, colourful and imaginative.  This is one of my favourite pieces.  View high resolution

David Lachapelle - The Last Supper - 2003

His work is surrealist, colourful and imaginative.  This is one of my favourite pieces. 

The Frankincense Trail

This documentary follows the ancient frankincense trail from Oman, through Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt to end in Israel and Palestine.

Its so beautiful.  It makes me long to travel to the middle east to see these ancient landscapes and meet the people of these places who appear warm and fascinating.  Such a different world to growing up in New Zealand like I did.  I can’t even comprehend the history of places like those.  I love how structures are made of the same material as the landscape so everything looks like pale browns and block shapes.

John Tavener - Mother and Child

Heavenly choral music.  This piece reminds me of being in Europe and all of the Christian iconography everywhere.  Such a dramatic, spectacular arrangement. The perfect soundtrack to a film about life and death.

Ibtisam Lutfi is a female singer from Saudi Arabia.  She is blind. I discovered her through a special friend from Saudi Arabia.  You can hear her heart through her voice.  It is like the desert and the moon.  Here is what wikipedia says about her 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibtisam_Lutfi

Margaret Olley - Limes and Green Chest c1972
Margaret was an Australian painter who died last year on 26 July 2011.  Her later inspirations were domestic scenes painted from her home.  Her house was a chaotic and colourful with flowers everywhere.  She reminds me of why I love Australian women.  She had this independent strength and her voice was gravelly from smoking for so many years.  She was prolific, painting everyday and often having many paintings on the go at once.
If you are in Australia, you can watch a documentary about her life here for a while 
http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/search/margaret%20olley

Margaret Olley - Limes and Green Chest c1972

Margaret was an Australian painter who died last year on 26 July 2011.  Her later inspirations were domestic scenes painted from her home.  Her house was a chaotic and colourful with flowers everywhere.  She reminds me of why I love Australian women.  She had this independent strength and her voice was gravelly from smoking for so many years.  She was prolific, painting everyday and often having many paintings on the go at once.

If you are in Australia, you can watch a documentary about her life here for a while 

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/search/margaret%20olley

James Todorov collage - check out what he does here.  He is a Melbourne based stylist and creative. I love his decorative bling style.
http://swallowglitter.blogspot.com.au/ View high resolution

James Todorov collage - check out what he does here.  He is a Melbourne based stylist and creative. I love his decorative bling style.

http://swallowglitter.blogspot.com.au/

Here is a beautiful haunting song written by a French artist Fabien Thomas.  It was produced by my friend Jona Byron who also added different instrumental parts.  It comes from a soon to be released EP called ‘Tide’ which I can see will be something very special when it arrives.

This guy is amazing.  He was born colour blind so he sees the world in grayscale.  He came up with this idea and collaborated with somebody to create a device that picks up the frequency of the colour he is seeing so he literally hears the colours around him.  He also does art based on speeches and the colours of the frequencies of the words being spoken.  Everything is a frequency and therefore a colour.  We just can’t see them all with our current sensory perception.