Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Wish From Quantum Compass Art Shine

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas with a Bright and Prosperous New Year!
Thank you for all your support and
Let’s all look forward to 2010 …

Best Wishes

Vinh Van Lam  & Stuart Horrex

Business LifeStyle Coach - Quantum Compass Australia

Monday, December 21, 2009

Make Tomorrow Today!

Don’t wait until the new year to plan your business goals ... Make Tomorrow Today; and do it now!

Here’s a quick approach to planning in your business.

“Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas,
If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.”  Robert H. Schuller

CASH FLOWS: Take some time now to review your current cash flows and make some projections for where you’ll see yourself in three to six months. When we work with our clients we look forward in three month blocks as it keeps us all in touch with the day to day and month to month fluctuations in the business.

SEASONALITY: Understand the nature of your business. Look at how demand and cash flows varied over the course of last year, and think about how this seasonality will play out in the new year. Project your sales and cash flows accordingly.

TIME OUT: When you plan and project your cash flows, map out your “time out “ too. You are a critical part of your business, so it’s important that you’re looking after yourself. By planning ahead and building in some “down-time” you will always be able to afford to take a break knowing your cash flows are still manageable.

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind
before you actually arrive at your goal” Zig Ziglar

GOALS: It’s the time to set your goals and business strategies to support your cash flow.

EXISTING CUSTOMERS: Plan your sales strategies. Ask yourself how you can retain your existing customers and come up with new ways to encourage them to spend more with you.

NEW CUSTOMERS: Plan and implement steps to introduce new clients to your business. Focus on your your “competitive niche”. Ask yourself why would someone want to buy your products or services? How can you best communicate with them?

Want to learn more about planning for the new year the Quantum Compass way?

It’s as simple as 1... 2... 3...

2: Come along to the next “Action Planning” workshop. E-mail Quantum Compass:  for details of the next half day session near you.

3: Contact Vinh for a no cost, no obligation coaching session:


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award

"You need to be in it to win it"
Powerhouse Museum is launching an Art & Design competition. Please check out it and you never know. You could be the lucky winner to be featured with other 30 talented artists and designers in July/August 2011.

The International Lace Award seeks to encourage contemporary design and challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multimedia.

Professional and amateur artists, designers and practitioners around the world are invited to enter for the chance to be exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum and win a share of AU$40,000 in prize money.

The Award defines lace as an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.

Approximately 30 works will be selected for consideration for exhibition in July 2011. The selected entrants will have time to develop their proposed work from May until November 2010. Prize money winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition in July 2011. In addition to the overall winner receiving AU$20,000, five winners will receive AU$4,000 each across the following categories:

* Traditional techniques
Category includes needle and bobbin lace, crochet, knitting, knotting, netting and mixed laces.

* Fashion
Category includes garment, jewellery or accessory.

* Built environment
Category includes interior design, product design or architecture.

* Digital multi media
Category includes computer generated virtual lace design.

* Tertiary students in Australia and New Zealand
Category includes all lace techniques.

Each entry submission will be judged with reference to visual impact, originality and creativity, skill in execution and innovation in design, materials and/or technique. The work must be original and reflect the artist’s identity and cultural origins.

29 March 2010

Closing date for Expressions of Interest strictly by 5.00pm AEST.

12 May 2010
Successful finalists announced.

25 November 2010

Finalists’ completed works delivered to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

  July/August 2011
Exhibition launch as part of the Powerhouse Museum’s international
                                                      design festival Sydney Design 2011.
Featured Images:
Chanel couture silk lace/tulle dress, c.1937. Label: "Chanel" with couture number on the back. Featured in the Chanel exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lace Interior:
Lace Fence: Artists Demakersvan

Monday, December 7, 2009

Marie-Nicole new range of beautiful thing for everyday living

Last Sunday, My partner Stuart and I attended a preview to celebrate Marie-Nicole's new range of  beautiful hand printed linen range for everyday living. The motifs printed onto each piece are hand drawn, cut and printed using eco-friendly printed pastes.  The most impressive thing I learnt on the day was any offcuts from the production of each piece are either used as packaging or composted for her home potager.  Each of Marie- Nicole 's creation is one of a kind as no two prints ever turn out exactly the same. Her range includes Tea towels,serviettes, mats ,coasters, eco carry bags, recipe journal and many more.

To view  and purchase her products, please visit her etsy store

                                                         Artist & Designer Marie-Nicole

                                                               Her beautiful linen range

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas shopping at Eveleigh Artisans' Market

Eveleigh Artisans' Market was hosting an Australian Made Christmas today Sunday 6th December from 10am to 3pm, where kids and parents will be able to make their own Christmas 'Bling', wrappings, decorations and much more.

There were over 70  Artisans stalls showcasing the best in Australian independent design, art and crafts under the heritage listed Blacksmith Workshop.  This Artisans' market is gaining a great reputation in Sydney and more artists and designers are now showing their beautiful products here. You will find original and authentic creations in the fields of art, ceramics, sculpture, sustainable design, fashion, jewellery, accessories, home wares, furniture, children’s clothes, toys and many more. These goods are Australian made and another.

So please come and support our Local Artists and designers at Eveleigh Market.

Here are some of the snap shots I took today.
                                                           Great gifts for this year Xmas
Designer Sasha Faint and here beautiful creations

Faint Impression- Clutch  purse

Pure Leverage

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