Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Magic of Art

Octavio Ocampo – Dream of the Mermaid
Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/dream_of_the_mermaid.html

What “Art” means to you?


“It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection”- Oscar Wilde
Art has not always been what we think it is today. An object regarded as Art today may not have been perceived as such when it was first made, nor was the person who made it necessarily regarded as an artist. Both the notion of "art" and the idea of the "artist" are relatively modern terms.


“Kiss of the Sea”
Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/kiss_of_the_sea.html


Art is form and content.

Form means:
  • The elements of art,
  • the principles of design and
  • the actual, physical materials that the artist has used.
Content is idea-based and means:
  • What the artist meant to portray,
  • what the artist actually did portray and
  • how we react, as individuals, to both the intended and actual messages.


    “Forever Always”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/forever_always.html



    In this particular post, I would like share with you one of my favourite artists. He is Octavio Ocampo, a well-known artist from Mexico.

    Octavio Ocampo was born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 28, 1943. He was educated at the Fine Art Institute, Mexico City and the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating in 1974. He has been exhibiting since 1972.


    “Celestial Bodies”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/celestial_bodies.html

    The talents of Octavio Ocampo were not limited to painting and sculpture but also extended to acting and dancing. While at the Art Institute of San Francisco, he studied all these disciplines and pursued both a film and theatre career. In 1976 he began to devote himself solely to painting and sculpture.

    “Mouth of Flower”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/mouth_of_flower.html

    Celebrity portraits for which Ocampo has been commissioned in the United States include President Jimmy Carter (commissioned by President Lopez Portillo and was presented as a gift from the United Mexican States), Jane Fonda, Cher (for the front and back covers of her latest album), and Cesar Chavez


    Here are some of his notable paintings.


    “Buddha”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/buddha.html


    “Nativity”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/nativity.html



    “Palm Sunday”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/palm_sunday.html


    “Shiva”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/shiva.html 


    “Run With The Herd”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/ORIGWCto_run_with_the_herd.html 


    “Calvary”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/calvary.html


    “Friendship of Don Quixote”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/friendship_of_don_quixote.html


    “Olympics”
    Credit: http://www.visionsfineart.com/ocampo/olympics.html

    When was your last visit to art exhibition? Long long time ago or just recently?

    I visited Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last September. I would say the experience was fantastic. So much to explore!

    Peeps, if you have ever been to any art exhibition, I do encourage you to go and experience it by yourself.  

    Looking forward to hearing your great experience! 

    Thursday, 22 March 2012

    SHOE ADDICT

    YES, everyone needs a pair of shoes. If shoes were originally designed to protect our foot from getting injure and to keep us comfort, shoes are now fashion items.

    With the changes and creativity in the fashion world, there are many different types of beautiful shoes in the market especially women’s shoes.

    Women need different types of shoes to suit with their outfits. A pair of nice and right shoes may make the outfit ‘alive’. The shoes you wear can reveal your personality and style. What‘s your style? Feminine, classy chic, casual, sexy? Your shoes can tell everything!

    There are many types of shoes in the market, and let me share with you what they are:

    Pumps (with and without open toe)
    Credit: http://clshoesfashion.com

    Credit: http://cloutlets.com

    Wedge shoes


    Credit: http://www.stylehive.com

    Credit: http://www.zimbio.com

    Mule

    Credit: http://www.polyvore.com 

    Credit: http://www.designershoes.com

    Mary Jane shoes


    Credit: http://www.shopfashiontoday.com

    Credit: http://searchmagnified.com

    Boots


    Credit: http://www.shoes.com

    Credit: http://www.tradekorea.com

    Sandals


    Credit: http://www.shoesopia.com

    Credit: http://www.shoesopia.com

    Oxfords


    Credit: http://www.thisnext.com

    Credit: http://www.fushionmag.com



    D’orsay shoes

    Credit: http://savvy-events.com

    Credit: http://celebratebeautifully.blogspot.com

    Ballet flat shoes

    Credit: http://www.notonlyshopping.com

    Credit: http://blog.planetshoes.com


    To ladies, I believe that most of you will have at least 2-3 different types of shoes from the above right? If you have each type from the above, I would not be surprised too.

    However, it is important to choose the right one for your foot. If the shoes are too small for your foot, you will definitely feel uncomfortable while wearing it, and may affect your blood circulation. So, always choose shoes that fit your outfit and in which you’re comfortable.

    Let me share with you some unique shoes as the ending of this article. 


    Victoria Beckham wore a pair of no heel shoes on event
    Credit: http://www.lovelyish.com


    Feet shoes
    Credit: http://www.toxel.com




    Miami Vice Gun Shoes
    Credit: http://www.toxel.com



    Grass Flip Flops
    Credit: http://www.toxel.com


    Opel Car Shoes
    Credit: http://www.toxel.com


    Alexander McQueen - Butterflies and Petals
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes


    Shoe vase
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes


    Figural shoes: Dior Ferfility Shoe
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes

    Man Crusher Shoe by Rupert Sanderson
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes


    “The Fang”, designed by Dutch Designer & United Nude
    Credit: http://irenebrination.typepad.com/irenebrination_notes_on_a/2012/02/fangs-iris-van-herpen-x-united-nude-.html




    Concept & Visual Puns: Playground Slide Shoe by Kobi Levi
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes


    Concept & Visual Puns: Lipstick heels
    Credit: http://www.squidoo.com/quirky-shoes




    Friday, 16 March 2012

    Beautiful skin starts from HOME

    We are always looking for easy, effective and affordable beauty tips. 
    So what is it?
    Yes,
    DIY Masks
    To make your own simple, hydrating masks and scrubs? Why pay so much just for a piece of face mask when you yourself can use basic ingredients which can be found in your own house?

    Just want to share with you some useful information. Masks that you can make yourself with food from your kitchen, for example: banana, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, buttermilk, oatmeal, avocado, apple, sour cream and potato. 

    The steps are easy:
    1.         Prepare the ingredients such as banana, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, buttermilk, oatmeal, avocado, apple, sour cream or potato
    2.        Well mix up with those ingredients
    3.        Remove all makeup and then wash your face, neck and ears with a good facial cleanser
    4.       Apply it to your cleaned skin and leave it around 20 to 25 minutes
    5.        Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply nourishing cream

    Well,  different problems can be solved by different solutions…
    Wrinkles
    1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon honey, few drops of olive oil
    Sensitive & Cracked
    Equal parts of honey, egg yolks and sour cream
    or
    100g mashed apricots and 100g honey (special for hot summer day)
    or
    1 cup natural yogurt (just-out-of-the-fridge cold), ½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)
    Don't have yogurt in the house? You can substitute Pepto-Bismol. (No, I am not kidding! The agents that soothe your stomach also soothe your face)
    Blackheads
    100g of forest honey and 200g of wheat bran
    Oily
    1 tablespoon of honey, 1 ripe of banana and
    few drops of orange/lemon juice
    Dry
    ½ avocado and ¼ cup of honey
    (Mash the avocado in a bowl, then only stir in the honey)
    or
    1 teaspoon of powdered milk, 1 tablespoon of almonds, pulverized, 1 tablespoon of runny honey, 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, and 2 drops essential oil
    Aging Skin
    3 tablespoon of sugar and 4 tablespoon of warm water
    (Sugar is a natural exfoliant and help soften the lines your skin creates as it ages)
    Tips *Essential Oils by Skin Type *
    Normal skin
    Atlas cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, lavender, soy, neroli, evening primrose, almond, orange, geranium, palmarosa, roman chamo, rose, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, tea tree
    Dry and Aging skin
    Almond, carrot seed, cedarwood, clary, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, Palma rose, neroli, castor, extra virgin, wheat germ, sandalwood, rosewood, rose, Vetiver, Ylang-ylang
    Oily skin
    Cedarwood, geranium, Clary, lavender, Ylang-ylang, lemon, peppermint, Niaouli, Cajeput, cypress, frankincense, patchouli, Roman & German chamos, sandalwood, juniper, Melisa, coriander, lime (distilled), grapefruit, rose, rosemary, eucalyptus, red mandarine, myrtle, neroli
    Sensitive skin
    Roman & German chamomile, rose, Palma Rosa, Helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, carrot, angelica, jasmine, Neroli, Chamomile or Yarrow Hydrosols
    There are 24 hours in a day. Well, you just need to spend half an hour for this simple process…Maybe before your bed time or weekend. I am sure the result will be worth for it.
    UGLY does not exist in the world, but LAZY~ so, are you the one?