Happy Friday! Last month we had the opportunity to be a part of an awesome event which saw a bunch of passionate people work together for an important cause. We had the chance to play a part in the Light FM sponsored Free to Be concert, an event where local artists came together to sing, dance and perform to fight for the freedom for those trapped in human trafficking. We were overjoyed that we could contribute to something that we felt so passionate about, freedom and the arts. We know what you’re thinking, Val and Vess can sing and dance?! No we haven’t been hiding a singing talent, we left that to the professionals! We were lucky to lend our talents to assist the absolutely wonderful Red Hong Yi!
On a September Friday, the big picture stuff girls and their loyal friend Haesel hopped into their car at 7am in the morning and began a four hour drive towards the snowy mountains. Oblivious challenges ahead, armed with chocolate and sense of adventure, they sped down the highway in the hopes that they would experience the snowy alps. Despite seeing majority of their other friends heading towards the beach, as it was a 30 degree day that Friday, the girl’s held on to their high hopes and risked it all and made their way to Falls Creek.
If there’s one tip that we would love to give you, is that never put a limit on what you think you are capable of. If you had told us that we were going to be spending a Saturday morning cutting up assorted fresh fruits to make a fruit mosaic top lay, we wouldn’t have heard a word of it. But that’s what we did!
What’s warm and fuzzy but also sweet to eat? A crocheted donut of course!
Especially in this time of the year, with the end of year approaching and also the looming dates of not so nice things, such as assessments, exams, deadlines (going to stop there before you close this browser just from pure repulsion) we don’t feel sweet and fuzzy. Instead this horrible thing called worry comes and sucks out all of our energy!
Worry just takes all those good vibes that makes you awesome and throws it out the window. But we’re here to tell you that your good vibes are amazing don’t let worry suck them away!
This is a season where you’ll grow, learn and do so much more than you believe you can! It doesn’t feel awesome now, but when you look back, you’ll be amazed with what you were able to do!
But for now, we will tell you Donut Worry. Keep up the good positive vibes going by filling yourself with the cozy sweet comfort knowing that you can do this and you’ll get through it! Cause like how each doughnut is uniquely awesome because they have crazy cool flavours on top, you’re awesome cause you got all of this natural radness that is inside of you that makes you… you!
So tell worry to “get outta here!” and the next time you are faced with an arduous task and start to slip into a cycle of doubtful thoughts, stop yourself and yell into the sky. “I CAN do this, I AM a donut!!!”
So now go. Go and be rad like the wonderful donuts you are.
Doughnuts made by Michelle from Charcoal and Twine
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but is one who inspires others.”
One of the most beautiful things in life is when humanity gathers together to do something amazing. Such in the case of Golden the Exhibition. A night of collaboration, creativity, vision and gathering for a cause, it was a night that saw makers and creators band together to support Headspace, an organisation that cares for youth mental health. Having personally had friends who have been effected with mental health issues, we know how important it is to support those who are going through such a journey.
And that’s what Golden did. With art on the walls available for purchase and artists creating live pieces on the night, all proceeds from any of the sales went to Headspace. Not only backing their work, but also giving the public the chance to discuss mental illness and to show their support for those effected by it.
We got the chance to speak to the organiser of the event, the wonderful typographer, illustrator and all round lovely person; Kate Pullen.
1) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?