Tis the season to be jolly #14

Tis the season to be jolly #14

[woolworths sa]

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Tis the season to be jolly #13

Tis the season to be jolly #13

[John Lewis]

‘Tis the season to be jolly #11

‘Tis the season to be jolly #11

[M&S]

Growing portraits with grass

Growing portraits with grass

[Great big story]

“Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down. Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change.” Read more about the artists HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Grass is something we take  for granted
  • We walk all over it
  • We don’t give it much thought
  • The magic of seeing them in print
  • Come to life and grow
  • Blur the lines between science, nature and art
  • Mega flooding scenarios
  • Severe weather events are happening
  • Time and time again
  • Increasingly more frequently
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Climate change
  • It was within our sight
  • Photosynthesis
  • We work with the seed
  • Germinate their seeds for about two weeks
  • The image develops over the period of weeks
  • We grow the grass vertically
  • The studio space
  • We turn it into a darkroom
  • The only light that the grass receives
  • Projected negative image
  • It produces more of the chlorophyll, more of the green pigment
  • The equivalent to a black and white photograph
  • But in tones of green to yellow
  • We can work really really  large-scale
  • The resolution phenomenal
  • It’s part of a process of discovery
  • The mediums you work with
  • Part of our palette and materials that we play with
  • They can last indefinitely
  • When you can put  the lights out
  • Someone who cares passionately about what they’re doing
  • I’m still a bit taken aback by all this grass

 

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Inspire Me # 20

Inspire Me # 20

 

Google

Discover 100 Chinese treasures from the Palace Museum on Google Arts & Culture

Housed in the Forbidden City, the Palace Museum is one of the most visited art museums in the world.  From jade sculptures to dragon seals, immerse yourself in a collection that captures 6,000 years of China’s culture and history    HERE

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly #10

‘Tis the season to be jolly #10

[M&S]
Love what you do

Love what you do

[nickfouquet.com || freepeople]

 Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • I haven’t really looked back
  • It’s been like such a cool adventure
  • It’s going really well
  • I get to meet great people
  • It’s definitely a labor of love
  • That’s what people appreciate when they come, I get something custom-made
  • Something that no one else will have on the street
  • I couldn’t create a duplicate of a hat even if I tried
Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLA ECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU

Job Profile  –  Hat Designer 

“As a hat designer or milliner you’ll be using your creative skills to design hats. You may create unique hand-made hats or design hats to be mass-produced for designer shops or department stores.

You’ll need practical millinery skills and creative flair to produce fashionable designs that will appeal to your customers. Good marketing and promotion skills can be useful, especially if you wish to run your own business.

Skills, interests and qualities

To be a hat designer, you’ll need:

  • creativity
  • a good eye for colour and shape
  • an understanding of the properties of materials and how they can be used
  • practical hat-making skills
  • an understanding of production processes
  • the ability to spot and develop trends
  • a willingness to accept feedback
  • commercial awareness
  • business and marketing skills (if self-employed).
 [National Career Service ]
More Vocabulary Chunks for the CaMLA ECPE Exam
‘Tis the season to be jolly #9

‘Tis the season to be jolly #9

[PTX official]

Pentatonix (abbreviated PTX) is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing, they are widely known for their covers, mostly of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material.          Visit PTX HERE

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

Don we now our gay apparel

Fa la la la la, la la la la (Fa la la la la, la la la la)

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Read more

‘Tis the season to be jolly #8

‘Tis the season to be jolly #8

[M&S]

Trees can fly

Trees can fly

  [Hoshincu]

How to make Air Bonsai :

  [Hoshincu]

“A Japanese firm called Hoshinchu is producing kits for customers to produce their own floating versions of tiny house plants called Air Bonsai.

The tiny trees contain spongy balls of moss that contain magnets that sit above a porcelain base that similarly contain magnets which repel those found in the moss. 

How do the trees float :

The Air Bonsai kit is made up of two parts – an ‘energy base’ and the ‘little star’ which floats a few centimetres above the base.

The ‘stars’ are spongy balls of moss 2.3-inches (6cm) across containing magnets weighing around 250 grams

The porcelain base contains magnets and a rotating mechanism and is connected to the mains by an AC adapter.

The magnets repel each other to create the illusion of levitation. 

To plant the trees, customers poke a hole in the ball and add the cutting of the plant or a seedling. 

The website shows a number of bonsai trees which have been grown for a number of years spinning off the ground.

An additional pot is available in the form of a lava stone, instead of the moss ball.”

[Daily Mail UK]
‘Tis the season to be jolly #7

‘Tis the season to be jolly #7

[shutterfly]

Inspire me #19 – I am Batumi

Inspire me #19 – I am Batumi

 

[visit batumi]

Batumi is one of the most distinguished tourist destinations on the Black Sea. Batumi’s juxtaposition of ancient and modern architecture, its historical port, serene botanical garden, Seaside Boulevard, European squares and streets – not to mention its world-class hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars – make up the face of modern Georgia.  READ MORE

 

 

Paint the sky and make it yours #27

Paint the sky and make it yours #27

Without rain nothing grows,  learn to embrace the storms of your life

– Unknown

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‘Tis the season to be jolly #6

‘Tis the season to be jolly #6

[Woolworths SA]

What stands between you and where you want to be?

What stands between you and where you want to be?

 

   [soulpancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • There are pressures all the time
  • Follow their dreams
  • They think it’s corny
  • The fruit comes off the vine
  • People try to discourage me
  • I wanted to quit
  • The energy you put into it
  • There are always things to look forward to it
  • Take the risk
  • You have beautiful experiences along the way
  • Run a business
  • I am creating the world I want to live in
  • Making art and reaching people
  • Setting a goal
  • Success is when you’re happy with yourself
  • Don’t accept the no, ever