Week 20May 2017

This edition: Motivation, staying focused, record-breaking art and Chris Cornell

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 weekthat 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.

This month's photos

Listening to...

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!

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!

Dreaming of Far Off Places

Cinque Terra

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!


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.

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Hi, Im Johanna. A digital designer & artist located on the South Coast of NSW in Australia. Im slightly obsessed with art, fashion, old books, and summer.

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