Archive for December, 2009

Tie Dye creations.

Posted in fashion with tags on December 26, 2009 by Chloe Partikas

Last summer I had a little tie-dye fest, but this last week I decided tie-dye fest part 2 was in order, and upped the complexity and actually did some research on techniques etc.

The warm weather in Melbourne helped a lot, as the dye dried relatively quickly meaning it was only hours between layers.

Here are the results:

(Apologies for bad quality photos, they are off my phone)

It was so much fun, I am definitely motivated to learn how to sew next.


Meredith AKA the heaven of music festivals.

Posted in music on December 16, 2009 by Chloe Partikas

Last weekend Tess, Sharni, Millie, Mim, Louis and many others embarked on a weekend of musical adventures and escaped the Silly Season to meredith Music Festival 2009.

The atmosphere in Meredith is much less constrained than Falls Festival; you can park where you like (not depending on the time you get there), it is BYO so you don’t have to smuggle alcohol in and people can bring whatever they want including couches!

My favourite moments of the festival were as follows;

Tess and I chilling with Ross on Friday

Millie, I and Mim at the campsite.

Sharni, Me and Tess.

Why? on Saturday afternoon Continue reading

Three keys to being calm, having peace of mind & happiness, from the Dalai Lama.

Posted in quotes on December 7, 2009 by Chloe Partikas

In the 25th anniversary of Good Weekend magazine (a weekly supplement in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper and Sydney’s Sydney Morning Herald) I found an attitude changing article about the Dalai Lama.

Even as a media student (who is supposed to be extra news savvy), I admit my ignorance in regards to the Dalai Lama. He had never really interested me so I skipped article of his subject matter, when skimming through publications.

He shared his secret to calm, peace of mind and happiness; three things…

1. “Look at any problem from a wider perspective… One tragedy, one problem, can also be some positive aspect.” ie – focus on the positives.

2. “Exchange self – centered attitude. Extreme self – centered attitude makes problem seem unbearable. Also, leads to distrust… worry, and loneliness. Think more about others. Open mind.”

3. “Be realistic”, and do not worry because it is a waste of time and energy.

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The Dalai Lama is currently in Australia and is presenting on December 10 more info here.