Finding Beauty Elsewhere – Web Wandering…


As an insomniac, I spend a lot of time on the internet…wandering around and wasting time. A follower once asked me why I don’t use that time to read more. (Because “surely it would be more productive.”) To which I answered, “Sometimes it’s necessary to seek beauty in other places.” To be honest, I don’t think they understood. So today I thought I would SHOW you why, instead of trying to explain it. (Though I may talk for a little longer. It happens.) About a year ago I introduced y’all to a photographer named Margot Wood. A brilliantly talented artist who stages photos from books she has read. (You can take a look here: The Read Fauxtographer) I think a little later in the year I introduced you to the Youtube brilliantness of Hank Green and Bernie Sue, the creators of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” Today I want to introduce you to both an artist AND a website. (One I spend an exorbitant amount of time on.)

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My Modern Met (more specifically their blog.)

“My Modern Met is where art enthusiasts and trendspotters connect over creative ideas.” Or, as I like to refer to it…my little home museum. If you find the time, click through a few (or all) of the articles. You will see some of the most breathtaking photos/art you will ever see. Once you have done that…I want you to check out Alexia Sinclair. The artist behind the photo at the top of this article. As rudimentary as I can put it, Alexia’s art is what I see when I read. The detail. The vibrancy. The Love. Her art (to me) is literature come alive. So to the follower that thought I should be more productive and read all of the time, I hear you, and I offer you THIS as my answer. Enjoy Kindle-ites, because there is in fact beauty outside of the written word. xoxo – Misty

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About Alexia

Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian Artist and Photographer. Her distinct style is easily recognisable and highly original. Using a visual narrative to seduce her audience with each photographic feast, Sinclair’s art is dark and seductive, baroque and symbolic. Her multilayered photographs subtly present contemporary notions of fashion and beauty through innovative digital media, whilst restoring antique notions of classicism, elegance and luxury.

Sinclair is an artist who skilfully walks the tightrope that divides the worlds of Fine Art and Commercial Art. Whilst her evocative Fine Art imagery adorns the walls of museums and is held in important art collections, she often translates these skills and signature style into highly polished campaigns in the commercial arena for clients such as Harpers Bazaar and Canon Australia.

Motivated by her love and devotion for all things intricate and unusual, this versatile creative uniquely approaches her creative production by filling all of the roles, from designing sets and props, to makeup and costumes. Sinclair travels the world photographing locations and models and works in post production constructing imagined worlds through the combination of her photographs and hand illustrations.

Completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons I) and Master of Fine Arts, Sinclair is the recipient of a travelling arts scholarship, and two postgraduate scholarships. She has worked in New York as a digital artist and exhibited in numerous exhibitions including at the Australian Centre for Photography and the Art Gallery of NSW.

The jewel of Sinclair’s crown belongs to her celebrated series The Regal Twelve. This complex series portrays historical Queens combining contemporary notions of beauty and fashion with traditional fine art techniques to explore the lives and contrasts of twelve fascinating women. Inspired by the masters of renaissance art, Sinclair’s series tells a historical tale through a myriad of delicious symbols and motifs. Designed to define these contrasts, these symbols unleash historical realities within the guise of fantasy montage creating truths within the untrue. This acclaimed series won three national awards in 2007 for their innovation and is now touring the world.

Her Collections

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About Misty

Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.

2 thoughts on “Finding Beauty Elsewhere – Web Wandering…

  1. You are exactly right. I can read for hours, but there are times I just need to let the mind roam, or sometimes even do something mindless like angry birds. My art appreciation is nil, vutnimlove the telescope picture on top! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Last month I was at a huge book fest (listening to a panel) and I think author Tara Hudson explained it best when she said “Sometimes we just need to refill the bucket. Life drinks some of the water, reading takes a little more. You don’t want to hit the bottom, so you look for new outlets.”

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