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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Banyule Art Salon 2022 3rd Prize

I've got 3rd Prize for People's Choice Award at Banyule Art Salon 2022. 
Thank you so much everyone who voted for me. 
"Banyule Flats Reserve 2022" Oil on canvas. 15x19 inch. Painted en plein air in April. 

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Saturday, July 09, 2022

Transformation - hairstyle change

My dear client Kate in the salon @covetandcoau in Ivanhoe. 
It's a bit complicated structurally.  Very geometric. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Watch my interview on YouTube

I had a pleasure of being invited to this YouTube channel The Creators Process by Jayden  @jaydenbyrnephotography.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Edna St. Vincent Millay documentary

Great documentary on one of my favourite poets  

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Listen to my interview

I was invited to this Banyule art project. Have a listen. 

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Tuesday, February 01, 2022

How to style curly hair

I'm dead against any particular hair cutting "method", but, I almost always approach curly hair when dry, for obvious reasons. 

Great demo by my client Melanie after haircut in the salon @covetandcoau in Ivanhoe. 
See how she tries to "flatten" hair strands with her hands. 

After squeezing moisture with your hands ( DO NOT use a towel), diffuse dry. I like mesh diffuser by @y.s.park_professional
Or, dry naturally. 

For long hair, you may gently wrap it with microfibre towel (DO NOT rub it) then finish later. 

Multi-layers are applied freehand on dry hair. 

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

The Lost Leonardo - film

Palace Cinema in Balwyn. Great film. 

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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Three little words at Heidelberg Theatre Company

Great production. Really enjoyed it. 

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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

‘Fallout’ by Lesley Blume

Borrowed from Ivanhoe Library. 
A fantastic book about John Hersey and his publication “Hiroshima” in New Yorker in 1946. 

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Saturday, July 03, 2021

Churchill & Orwell - The Fight for Freedom

Great book by Thomas E. Ricks, read by Piers Hampton. 

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

‘Churchill & Son ‘ by Josh Ireland

A fascinating story about Churchill family, read by Andy Mace. 

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Kate is joining the team at Green Element Hairdressing in Port Melbourne

Kate Egan previously worked with me at Zucci Hairdressing in Ivanhoe. 
Then she decided to leave the salon (is it any wonder?), moved to Image At Katan on High Street in Armadale, another AVEDA salon in Melbourne. 

And now she is joining the team at Green Element Hairdressing in Port Melbourne. Although she’s not working at Covet&Co Creative Studio in Ivanhoe, this is exciting. 

I have some clients who still hold her in high regard for her work when she was at Zucci. 

I’m looking forward to seeing how much she’s grown as a hairstylist / colourist. 

Welcome Kate !

Photo by Hiro

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Monday, June 07, 2021

Churchill - Walking with Destiny

50 hours of joy listening to this brilliant biography written by Andrew Roberts, narrated by Stephen Thorne. 

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Subtitled “A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz”, it’s absolutely brilliant. Also , a good narration by Matt Addis. 

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Fateful Choices by Ian Kershaw

Subtitled “Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941”, it’s a great story tells by this renowned historian. Also, a good narration by Barnaby Edwards. 

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