Archive | January 2011

Quote: Want

Avoid using the words “I want …”. They imply being without. When you want something, you place your FOCUS on its absence. -@AffirmYourLife

Visual Artist: Ben Heine

Ben Heine is a painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. He studied graphic arts and sculpture and also has a degree in journalism.

His many years of graphic exploration, artistic experience and his very own vision of the world have led him to this very singular style that you’re invited to discover in his website . And also check the Links for his other pages on the web.

I love his work and he manages to surprise me every time with something new! And I hope you like it just as much as I do.



Photographer: Mark Richards

I often do research on the books I read. One of the searches was about a town in Australia called Darlinghurst and I came across two amazingly beautiful photos:

Rustic Gateway and Steps - Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst, NSW Australia

Derelict in Blue – Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia

What caught my eye were the beautiful colours that give the neglected buildings a strange kind of beauty…

The photos were taken by Mark Richards who is an Australian photographer and digital artist. Completely self taught, he specialises in landscape, portrait, fauna and flora, high dynamic range and creative photography from locations in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

A variety of Mark Richards’s photography can be seen at

“Ashes and Snow” by Gregory Colbert

Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project that weaves together photographic works, 35mm films, art installations and a novel in letters. With profound patience and an enduring commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, he has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.

So beautiful and relaxing…



“Life Without Limits” by Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic (pronounced “voy-a-chich”) was born without any arms or legs. And, in the beginning, he really struggled with being different and wondered how he’d ever live a fulfilling life with such a glaring disability.
But, Nick’s story is one of hope… of learning that, even with such difficulties, life can be filled with utter joy and hope.

This book is very down-to-earth in its writing style, and Nick is extremely encouraging and uplifting. His whole message is one of hope and inspiration. I liked that he always reminded you –the reader– that God won’t give up on you, so you shouldn’t give up, either.

Nick shares how he eventually came to find his purpose in life, and how it has introduced him to a great many people around the world. He now has his own company, called “Attitude is Altitude”, and he says he named it that because “without a positive attitude, [he] never would have been able to rise above [his] disabilities to reach so many people” (from pg. 91 of the book). This is basically Nick’s outlook, and what he bases this book on.

Definitely recommended.