Yesterday I had the opportunity to be one of the coaches for Global Sisters Glo Youth Ideas Challenge in collaboration with Woodville Alliance. We learned about the myths around business, the different types of businesses, starting off with an idea and developing it into a business, pitching it, funding it and more. The young women seemed to have a great time!
I first came across Global Sisters whilst I was working in a Community Hub (in a primary school) and developed an arts group for women, in collaboration with Information & Cultural Exchange. I was thrilled to be aligned with an organisation that I share the same philosophy and values with. About six years ago I started my own small creative business Mosca Media Australia. What started as a hobby/ interest and passion grew into a demand for service. We offer photography, videography and graphic design (including logo & branding). For enquiries feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via www.facebook.com/MoscaMediaAustralia (until we get our website up again).
For now here is a blurb on Glo/ Global Sister’s:
"As youth unemployment continues to rise GLO has been created to expose young women 16-24 years to self employment as a potential career path, changing the mindset where employed vs unemployed are the only options. GLO creates an entrepreneurial experience to empower young women to make a job rather than take one. GLO has been successfully piloted in Brisbane and Sydney with Melbourne next." - Global Sisters
Check out the video below.
GLO Ideas Challenge from Heather Thomson on Vimeo.
You are limited edition.
Roadtrips got me thinking like..
Life can be so demanding sometimes. So I make sure that I take some time out for myself. As much as I am a suburban girl, I can easily adapt to the country, a city or even a village. But you can't beat the tranquility of the natural landscape when it’s just you and the Creator (the Universe, Allah, God etc). Throughout my travels across the globe so far, I’ve come across some pretty cool street art. But I must say we have some pretty cool local work too– this time we got to check out some cool work in Katoomba. I didn’t bring my digital SLR this time as that thing can get pretty heavy. So I used my iPhone 7 Plus (I think that's the model lol).
Here are some of my random thoughts...
Everything that I see, is art. Life is art. Anyone is an artist, whether or not you have a qualification. As Pablo Picasso once said ‘every child is an artist. the trouble is staying an artist when you grow up’.
So if we are all born artists – we are innately creative beings, particularly those who immerse themselves into their craft. Our work can be expressive but we are either subconsciously or consciously inspired by other artists, artworks, people, experiences.. life. When I see photographs, whether portraiture, landscape, etc. we photographers are called the 'artist'. But when I think about it more deeply. Am I not capturing the “artwork” (or subject) that was already created well before I captured it? Certainly, no doubt, it is our own take, our own perspective and an amazing image is made with our skills. We spend time and money on educating ourselves and buying all this equipment and tools to create something beautiful. But the point is the natural subjects are already created.
I am not overly religious or a fundamentalist in my beliefs, but I am spiritual and am pretty open minded. However, I do wonder when we capture an image or create something, are we really just creating biproducts of the work of an artist who much bigger than us? When I take the pictures, I am called the artist. The way I perceive it as that I am simply taking photographs of people, that an “artist” or “creator” has crafted.
In the world of art, if you have an original piece it is worth a shitload of money especially when an artist had passed away. If you own an imitation, it is much cheaper. Further, I think of humanity in that way. That is, we are all limited edition artworks and there is no duplicate of ourselves. To put it in perspective, the world's population currently sits at 7.6 billion people! Yet, we all have our unique DNA and not one of our fingerprints are identical, not our past ancestors, our current generation or neither will the future generations (even though not everyone has fingers, but you get what I mean). That’s how I see humanity and the world. Individually unique, but also the same in many ways such as the need to feel loved, valued and belong.
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