Sunday for Monday: On Social Media and Digital Noise

We use Social Media in varying degrees. Lately, social media has been a huge lump of mess sourced from political posts, gossip, cryptic hugot lines, random personal ranting and the occasional #blessed-look-at-me-I-have-a-new-expensive-gadget/shoe and it’s so easy to get distracted. The vastness of the internet is intimidating and finding a voice that resonates well with people is a huge challenge. It’s a continuous and ongoing process for us to identify quality resources for learning and at the same time produce content in order to contribute in a positive way to the already vast pool of information. Social media has been an avenue for me to receive updates from friends and family and mostly for following my favorite artists and creatives. It has also been a great […]

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Mash Up Travels: My Top 5 Places for Flower Inspirations in Japan

Konnichiwa! Been wanting to write about my awesome trip in Japan last May and it’s high time for me to share some snippets from that vacation. Even if it was my first time to go to Japan, all I could really look forward to was seeing Jim after being apart for 6 months. I had no expectations prior to this trip, but I have to say that I just fell in love with this country after staying there for 10 days. There were so many highlights in this trip but one of the the most notable of all were our garden and park runs in Yokohama and Tokyo. We filed for leaves during Golden Week (May 1-7) so that Jim could also go around with […]

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Artstalking: Kelli Murray

Oh my it’s the beginning of April! How fast time flies! Before I get a shameful L on my forehead for posting after a long hiatus, I want to share a newly discovered artist and inspiration, Kelli Murray. She hails from California and had a degree in product development and merchandising. After working for 6 years in the fashion industry, but realized her true calling: illustration and graphic design. I absolutely love the softness in her work and the restraint that she employs with her color palette. All photos are from www.KelliMurray.com As you know, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect peg for the interiors of my apartment, so I’ve been researching and reading a lot of interior design blogs these days. I have […]

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Artist Life Peg: Joni Mitchell

Jim and I were talking about Joni Mitchell the other day and I shared to him something that I read before about Joni considering herself primarily a painter, and being a musician was secondary and was just brought about by circumstance. Jim was curious and asked what sort of art she made, all I could remember was her self portraits for her albums. She actually studied art in Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary before she became the highly acclaimed folk singer songwriter that she is today. While Joni (oo first name basis kami) is more known for her heartfelt lyrics and musical genius, her art deserves equal recognition. I’d like to share this video from a recent CBC interview about her artistic […]

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