The story so far... The Art of Reinvention; How to Pirouette & Pivot to Prosper in a Pandemic
There are so many stories to tell from multiple perspectives it’s best I make a start on climbing this mountain ahead of me.
It’s like that book that has sat on the shelf for years that you have always intended to read.
Well today is that day that you dust it off and thumb through to the first page.
An omnibus, an almanac, an encyclopedia of our travels through time and space together.
Consider this as a foreword page of sorts for what’s to unfold within this epic anthology.
The content of which are a vast melting pot of musings and memories, history and highlights, music and mayhem, with occasional observational rants and ravings.
Cathedral Room at Wellington Caves, NSW
Feeding them to you in tidbits, one piece of the puzzle that connects with another in some tangential fashion, a crumb here, a crumb there, smattered with the proverbial “mouthfuls”.
For the longest time I have being trying to determine the best way to tell a story.
“Once upon a time in a land far far away….”
And until now that’s what it was, far away, in my minds eye.
It’s time to manifest destiny!
As you will experience, I will go off on many tangents as one-story triggers memories of another occasion which on first appearances may seem unrelated but is all a part of the matrix.
2021 will bring the birth of the One Town at a Time Series proper in a number of guises as we work out what this beast is.
My partner Sacha has been on many of these journeys with me and has walked the path alongside me and will share her stories and perspective as well.
Sacha Laing at Crystal Castle, NSW standing between two halves of a giant geode crystal formation
We are going to start by sharing short highlight videos of some of the locations featured throughout our design collections.
Lower Kalimna Falls, Victoria, the Inspiration of our Behind the Curtain Collection
Living Art Lifestyle’s One Town at a Time Productions draw upon a catalogue of some 30k+ photos and 10k+ videos and even more stories.
By sharing our stories and those of others we hope to bring a greater sense of understanding to the reality around us that we all share.
Forgotten and overlooked, sometimes misunderstood parts of history that have made a major contribution to Australian culture and discourse.
Indiginous stone houses at Budj Bim Sacred Site, Victoria. World Heritage listed Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area, Traditional land of the Gunditjmara people. We were inspired to visit after reading Bruce Pascoe's seminal work Dark Emu.
Living Art Lifestyle will present a multitude of one-off pieces, both short form and longer forms, diving deeper still with themed series and film clips and live performances, building to feature length productions.
From the “Red Centre to the Sea” we invite you intrepid travelers to “Join us on an epic adventure down the rabbit hole and along the yellow brick road, as we make memories together, introducing you to realm of colourful characters and sharing a swag full of stories steeped in history that transport you through time and space”.
Cape Bridgewater, VIC the inspiration of The Cape Collection
One Town at a Time - Intro Reel
We make it up as we go.
Part travel vlog, part tour diary, part history lesson, part wildlife documentary, with moments of debauchery, self-discovery and determination.
Authentic, genuine and honest.
Glass Gorge in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Sticking to My Guns Tour
Drawing on a growing catalogue of some 60+ songs of which only 15 or so have
been professionally recorded / released to date, most of the videos will feature my music.
Tending more towards erring to towards the sense of universal synchronicity, that everything happens in its own time, as it should, when it should, there are far too many signs in my daily life that are pointing me towards pressing go NOW!
Not waiting for the world anymore, you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink, but you could also drown if you wait too long and let the opportunity pass you by.
Sketch by Mike Faine
Boogie Woogie Beach House at the Flow Bar, in Old Bar NSW
Everything that I am trying to achieve in my life / career as an artist / business man requires time, patience and determination. Central themes of much of my music include determination and action, self-belief and acceptance.
“It’s all in the doing” my close friend Steve Dawson regularly decrees.
That’s my definition of success. Living, doing, being, creating…
Andy, The King and I
"Elvis 1963" by Andy Warhol, on display at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
- Andy Warhol –
I feel fragile as I expose myself to the world.
Please be kind to one another.
Light’s Camera Action!!!
I have a loose script, but prefer to improvise.
As you can probably tell by now, there is more to the story, and this is just the beginning…
So choose your own adventure
Experience the Living Art Lifestyle…
The Love of Your Life.