Saturday, September 10, 2011

PineappleLuv: Surf Fridays!

PineappleLuv: Surf Fridays!: I met Ashley Moffat through blogging, about two years ago. I'll never forget that her "About Me" explained that she likes anything that st...

My Love

Another way of looking at the world.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Surfing China

Surfing China

In 2009 I had the pleasure of competing in the surfing Hainan open. I flew 1 hour from Guangzhou to Sanya, which is the capital of the Chinese province of Hainan (population 11 million and still uncrowded).

Hainan known by many, as China's Hawaii, due to the island lifestyle, palm trees, holiday makers, lots of floral prints, not to mention beautiful long pristine beaches. Yes thats right, China has beautiful beaches. Including, for those lucky enough to experience, perfect sand bottom point breaks with reeling waves.

I was one of those very lucky people who got to experience what the island of Hainan had to offer. Attached is the website of surfing Hainan, Brendan and Dahai run the show down there and most of all they're passionate about surfing.



A photo of the Anzac day girls finalist at the Burleigh Heads longboards club surface

Monday, June 28, 2010

Helen Musslewhite

Today I was inspired by UK based paper artist Helen Musslewhite.

This is what Helen says about her work.....

By the use of bold colour, strong graphic line and familiar images I create highly individual and visually appealing pieces of art that make an instant impact. My work has a distinctive hand crafted quality that pays respect to all forms of mid century design, folk and ethnic art, as well as current and future trends.

Each piece combines the hand cutting, folding and scoring of a wide range of papers and card that are further worked on to create patterned and textured surfaces. They are then used to build scenes in box frames which are often complex and consist of many layers. This process means that each item of work is truly individual with no two pieces the same.Influenced by the natural world each piece is manipulated to become an intriguing place, a glimpse into another world of fiction and fairytale.

Helen Musslewhite