Illustration Nation ~ Art We Love

We are loving these cute and colourful illustrations by Japanese artist Mozneko.

Mozneko hails from Sapporo-shi, in Japan. His brightly coloured work will bring back your innocence and make you smile. (We promise)

Check out more of Mozneko’s beautiful art on his Tumblr!

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Passionate About the Ocean?

National Geographic has created an education program to raise awareness about the ocean and it invites surfers and surf schools to get involved.

Working at National Geographic has always been my dream job. The stories that National Geographic tells are about the earth, history and the ocean. These stories might not make the evening news but they are fascinating, important and impact each and every one of us.

Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

The National Geographic Ocean Education Program aims to engage and collaborate with the marine recreation community (us) with the goal of raising public awareness about ocean conservation and inspiring people to help protect the vital natural resources that the ocean provides.

Photograph by Sebastian Meckelmann

The Ocean Initiative is a great way to get involved. If you are interested in running a program perhaps with a school group or at your local surf club, there is a whole Tool Kit available on the site including some great planning material.

Fitspiration, Do You Need it?

If you are a Pinterest or Tumblr fan, you’ve probably come across Fitspiration before. Pictures of toned young ladies with quotes like

“Work Hard or Go Home”

photoshopped across the background.

I won’t lie, I love looking at Fitspiration. The women have incredible bodies and they do inspire me occasionally. But more often than not, I sit there for hours reading inspirational quotes and looking at incredibly fit women, instead of actually getting up and exercising.

Me. On Pinterest.

I’m sure you’ll agree this is pretty counter productive. So I came up with a quote to make myself get off the couch and do something instead of searching images to inspire me.

“If I worked out as much as I trawled facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. I’d be pretty freaken fit”.

I’m no gym junkie but I like exercising because it makes me feel good and helps me deal with stress. The challenge in this day and age is doing it healthy.

I find that looking at ‘Fitspiration’ often makes me feel unacomplished. Where as actually getting up and doing exercise even if it’s for 5 minutes, makes me feel great.

(You said it sister!)

So if you’ve found yourself getting addicted to pinning fitspiration and are not actively inspiring yourself. Get up, turn of the computer and go for a walk. I bet you will feel 100x better that you would after an hour of searching for fitspiration.

Your Say
Do you find Fitspiration inspiring?

Glowing Skin Juice

Glowing Skin Juice

(Makes about two glasses)
Note that beetroot is a very strong flavour, so use less if its not one of your favourite vegetables. Can dilute juice with water or herbal tea.

You will need
:
1 carrot

Half a beetroot

2 celery sticks

Half a cucumber(any kind)

2 spinach leaves

1 orange

A generous chunk of watermelon to sweeten

Wash, trim and chop all ingredients and process in juicer.