"Creativity is a compulsive human urge which demands more than ritual actions or routine responses, and is only valid when one is trading beyond experience"
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Having only recently become aware of myself possessing Dyslexia, I am constantly surprised at just how many people I meet who are also Dyslexic. It is estimated that it is as high as one in five in this country (although these statistics seem to change every time I pick up literature on the subject). In the UK and America, children in primary schools have been tested for it since 1982. Here in Australia, at secondary and other higher education, a system has now been put in place for some assistance, however, in some primary schools it is not even recognized. My daughter, who has also been diagnosed with it, has had no help whatsoever. I have had to hunt through many obscure channels to finally find an outside tutor who could help her. WAKE UP AUSTRALIA!!!
Mixing up words, misspelling words or even leaving out complete lines of words are only some of the common factors. Thank God for Spell Check. I have lived most of my life knowing that there was something amiss but didn't know what it was. I strongly believed that I was stupid and had a learning disability. Since being diagnosed, my whole life has changed, and now I am not only comfortable with it, but I have even made the decision to go back to study - study was something I never thought I could do successfully in the past. Understanding is the key to many doors.
AOCDRNDICG TO RSCHEEARCH AT CMABRIGDE UINERVTISY, IT DSENO'T MTAETR WAHT OERDR THE LTTERES IN A WROD ARE, THE OLNY IPROAMTNT TIHNG IS TAHT THE FRSIT AND LSAT LTTEER BE IN THE RGHIT PCLAE. TIHS IS BCUSEAE THE HUAMN MNID DEOSNOT RAED ERVEY LTETER BY ISTLEF, BUT THE WROD AS A WLOHE. IF YOU ......CAN... RAED TIHS, PSOT IT TO YUOR WLAL. OLNY 55% OF PLEPOE CAN
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Currently I am working as a sales/interior stylist/consultant.
I am a visual artist, designer, interior stylist and florist.
My art work is at presently sold through these outlets: Crystal Heart, 213 Lygon Street, Carlton and from my studio which is situated in Preston you can reach me on 0418 655687. website is www.artinyourface.biz
As an interior stylist, I am responsive to my client's requirements and tastes and only too happy to assist with outfitting your space. My aim is to create amazing artworks and decorative design pieces that mesh in unison. This work also includes working with other interior stylists.
In addition to interior styling, I have a diploma in Visual Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking.
In 2012 I was the Treasurer for "69 Smith Street Gallery", a non for profit, artist run gallery. I was in this position for two years and it was truly a wonderful experience.
In the process of creating an artwork or designing a space, it requires much deliberation and consideration for a pleasing outcome. There is more to it than simply regarding the style, decor and theme of the room. I delve into many things such as my client's needs, their personality, their budget, the lighting in the space, the colour scheme, selection of materials and textiles, the shapes, form, scale, line, and the desired temperature and mood. A perfect fit evolves only when a complete understanding of minds are in unison.