In The Frame @ Sunset On Central ~ March No 2
In The Frame @ Sunset On Central
~ March No 2 ~
Hello Guys & Gals, Friends & Family, Followers & Likers and residents of Greater Port Macquarie as a whole,
What do you think of our new Creative Space that we hire out to local creatives and businesses for workshops?
We have already made improvements since this picture was taken too!
We had some feedback that last months newsletter/blog was to long, so we shall try doing a weekly one instead and see how we go, we are at week 2.
There could be more however this is being written in the early hours of a morning with only one coffee intake so far. Speaking of coffee, we took ourselves off for a treat coffee on Sunday morning while we were childless for a few hours and we decided on The Boathouse at Sails resort and we have to say it was a really good coffee and the view is stunning. Check them out here
Movie Of The Week
Our movie of the week is an oldie but a goodie, drum roll please ..it is ….... The Thing From Another Planet
Fun fact about the movie
We hope that you show him support by checking out his socials, follow him and or “like” or “double tap” any of his images you like, its a great way to give feedback to photographers, they really do get a feel for what online followers love by how many likes and double taps they get on an image. Dont forget to let him know how you found him. You can also see more of his work on his web site .
Just to give you a picture (pun intended) here is a few of Joshuas images
Our photo of the month is this one below it is one of Joshuas
The Nannas Of The Lost Art have been amazing over the last few weeks (ok ..ok they are always amazing), the group has grown out of its single table, it grew out of its two tables and so now we have three tables. The N.O.T.L.A group were donated some knitted squares by a beautiful soul and they have been making them into a variety of rugs and blankets, these will be donated to the Women and Childrens Refuge here in Port Macquarie. Here is a few pictures of a couple of the Nannas and their finished products ready for donation.
They are just the absolute business when it comes to matters of the heart and matters of the once almost forgotten handcrafts.
If you want to find out more about the Nannas Of The Lost Art
go to the events part of our facebook page you can find it right here
We still have a few more days left of the 30% off framing so get in quick, with Anzac day approaching it reminds us of this bespoke frame we did for a very special client who did the artwork for this frame. We really can come up with a stunning and tasteful design for your framing that will maximize the visual presence of your treasures within it and we welcome out of the box concepts like this one.
We have had the pleasure of framing some amazing artwork already this month we will show you a few next week.
How Living With Art Is A Benefit To You
When you look out your kitchen window and see the ocean vista and you feel that warm happy feeling within your soul its a lift on your day, what if you dont have an ocean vista, or a mountain top to look at ..what do you do then?
"Art is good for you. And just like the effort you put into taking better care of yourself through exercise and healthy eating, it’s equally important to bolster your brain’s integrity through activities that provide positive psychological stimulation. Art easily fulfills this goal, for both those who consume it and those who make it. When you gaze upon a piece of artwork you really love and experience a deep sense of calm or joy, research is showing that this beautiful sensation of euphoria is not at all incidental. Most important, repeated exposure to the source of this positive stimulation makes you a calmer, more emotionally balanced person." S.C.Versillee
" MRI scans illustrate that viewing, collecting and creating art stimulate the emotion and reward centers of our brains. When we observe a piece of art that deeply pleases us, dopamine is released producing a psychological state similar to falling in love. As with mindful meditation, the act of regularly consuming and creating art is powerful enough to “rewire” our brains to improve our capacity for empathy and self-awareness while also increasing our resistance to stress1. A London study from the University of Westminster found that gallery visitors’ cortisol levels (the stress hormone) decreased after a 35 minute lunchtime stroll through the gallery.2 And interestingly, research has also shown that art affects men and women differently, with women receiving the most benefit from the act of making art, and men receiving greater benefit from consuming it.3" S.C.Versillee
We have created a board on Pinterest with links to articles on the benefits of art and living with art, its just here we hope you enjoy the read, its a good one for Sunday morning over your coffee.
From our family to yours, thank you for your support.
Scott & Cherie, Jackson, Samantha, Sienna, Danny & Alex.
Resources for further reading:
1. (2014) How Art Changes Your Brain: Differential Effects of Visual Art Production and Cognitive Art Evaluation on Functional Brain Connectivity. PLOS ONE 9(12): e116548
2. (2006) Normalisation of salivary cortisol levels and self-report stress by a brief lunchtime visit to an art gallery by London City workers. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 3 (2).pp. 29-32
3. (2012) Patterns of receptive and creative cultural activities and their association with perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life among adults: the HUNT study, Norway. 66(8):698-703
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