Hi, Im Johanna. A digital designer & artist located on the South Coast of NSW in Australia. This is the home base for my internet wanderings - its a visual diary of all things art // design // photography // fashion // summer.



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Week 20, 2017

Eye of the Tiger

Motivation. Let’s talk about motivation… how do you stay focused on what you have to do? I’m a constant list maker – I love lists. But then I get bored and distracted and forget that I made a list. Or I get overwhelmed by putting too many things onto the list! When I’m motivated – nothing can stop me. I’m going to rule the world!! And then I look at the list, plus everything else rattling around in my brain and get overwhelmed and come to a grinding halt! So – what are the tried and true techniques for keeping you on track? What keeps you focused and moving forward?

The week that was:

This resonated with me this week – small steps to happiness
Raw emotion portraits of America’s transient kids
If I was ever to get a tattoo -I’d want one of these
This made me LOL. Who knew Cinnamon could create such havoc.
This is one of those clever little videos that I just love
The Arctic “doomsday” seed vault is supposed to ensure the future of humanity. It just flooded.
Watching “Genius” tv show – chronicles Albert Einstein’s life. Thoroughly enjoying it. Really love the actor who plays the young Albert Einstein.

Favourite photography shots this week


One of my distractions this week has been helping my bestie look for the perfect holiday house in Europe for her 40th birthday extravaganza. I think she’s found the right place and it’s on the Italian Riviera. Not far away from Cinque Terra.

Has anyone else been around this area? What would you recommend? I’ve driven from Nice to Cinque Terra but we didn’t stop at the places along the way and it’s this little stretch of the Mediterranean that we’ll be staying… I’m keen to learn what I can!


RIP Chris Cornell

Sad news this week with the passing of Chris Cornell – one of the founders of basement grunge in the early ’90’s. I don’t know about you, but Soundgarden was a soundtrack to my teens. Full of grungy teenage angst. And then when he moved into Audioslave – I discovered that the voice was connected to a pretty swoon-worthy package and I became a fan of the man + his music. That voice! Seriously!

Anyway, I’ve followed his career along the way and this later song (2nd video below) has been high on my playlist of most played songs for the past year or so.

I’m sorry to see his talent gone from this world. I hope his family can find some peace. Thank you for the music, Chris!


Untitled // Jean-Michel Basquiat

Something pretty phenomenal happened in the art world this week – Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s famous Untitled skull artwork sold, amongst audible gasps from the crowd, for a record $US110.5 million ($149 million AU) at auction in New York.

This places the African-American artist in a very elite club of the +$100m artists.  It puts him in the same league as Picasso, Van Gough & Rembrandt.

It wasn’t the only records being set though – Basquiat’s vibrant painting also set the record for a work by any American artist, for a work by an African-American artist and as the first work created since 1980 to make over $100 million.

That’s quite the accomplishment.

A little progress each day, adds up to big results

  • Aimee
    May 21, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I’m a list maker also! I use electronic lists so I can prioritise on the go. Trello basically saves my life

  • Annelise Van Rooye
    May 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I loved Soundgarden too, such a shame that all the musos are passing before their time. I’m also a list maker but I know what you mean about distractions – sometimes I smash out a list with an effortless zeal and other days, just the thought of the list is so overwhelming I can’t even begin it! Haha

  • Sally
    May 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    These posts are full of interesting bits, very cool! Thank you for reminding me about Genius. Geffory Rush is one of my favourite people so this has been on my must watch list since I first heard about it.

  • Cassie @ Be Forever Healthier
    May 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Small steps to happiness are so cool! Can’t believe I haven’t seen it floating around my FB feed yet! Also, motivation – what a tough one! I think exactly what you have written is all me! I’ll write a huge list and be so up for it and then my mind clams up because I have too many things going on and get anxiety about starting any of it. Generally if I try and slow myself down it’s better. If I try to do too many things it just doesn’t work. Mine even goes further than my to-do list. I find myself rushing everything in life and I try and make an effort to stop that!

    The quote about passion really resonated with me too.

    My man popped on some Soundgarden and Audioslave on Friday night – Chris will be missed!

    Looking forward to next Sunday 🙂

  • Abby Lewtas
    May 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Ohhhh I loved the Cinque Terra, what an amazing place, we only spent one day there but I could have spent a month! I don’t know much about the surrounding areas. Looks like it will be a fun celebration

  • May
    May 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Im such a list maker too… but they get me overwhelmed too! So one task at a time I guess. Beautiful photography as always! x

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