Goals + Adventures for 2017

Everyone is talking about resolutions this time of year. Personally, I like to take the month of January to put some goals into action and prepare for new adventures on my horizon instead. I find that taking this kind of action in my life doesn’t bring on as much stress as the word “resolution” does – because we all know that life brings enough of that all on its own.

So here are some of my goals: Take more time to enjoy life to the fullest; continue to work towards being the strongest, healthiest and most energetic person I can be (which includes getting a handle on my smoking habit, and No! I did not say quit!); learn some new art techniques, and put as many smiles on as many faces around the world as possible through my art and this blog.

Now for the adventures part: I have a new art installation in the making called “Sense that Sin”; I have started a new venture called BalducciArt which is my newfound passion of creating in 3D through textile art – you will find a new page on my website just for them and will hear more about them in one of my posts… And as many of you might know, I have taken a position of co-producer with Expose Yourself (an art exhibition in Powell River) which is starting to shape up as a promising adventure you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned to get all the details as I will be sharing them as they unfold (or check out our website to learn how to SUBmit at https://eyexhibition.com).

On a more personal level, I am planning adventures at sea by spending as much time as possible exploring the water via boat and paddle board; I am determined to attend as many workshops as possible to keep exploring the infinite possibilities of art, and to take a trip somewhere with my sweetheart (in a plane) to deepen our common love of taking adventures together… and while I am at it, I will take this opportunity to share my philosophy for 2017: “It takes approximately 165 muscles to frown and only 6 to smile.” I know how I will choose to share my energy; do you?

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Fashion Week Review-London

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London Fashion Week is considered the home of the young, the adventurous, and the up-and-coming. This year, designers showcased their collections in an amazing setting and the attending crowds came out dressed to impress. With many live musicians added to the mix to make the fashion come alive, every show was unique in its own way. Some showcases were so over the top that I suspect consumers might have felt a bit overwhelmed as they watched the shows and took in all the fashion and styling art gathered under one roof.

I see fashion as art on a large scale, and even though the designs are not always meant to walk off the run way onto the streets, a sharp eye can see that each individual garment offers many translatable possibilities. One of the shows that stood out for me and really intrigued me was from designer Anya Hindmarch. Her colour palette was fresh, colourful, and featured very beautiful details; I also felt that many of her pieces are totally wearable. But what I loved most about this show was the unique concept of the runway. It made me feel like some time capsule had just been opened and pop! out came the art. And the next thing you knew, the lid came down again and the art was gone, tucked away for us to think about until Spring/Summer 2017. Fashion Week in London was all about the artistic flair you can wear!