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Today I felt exhausted. Therefore, I decided to focus on my charka and do some meditation.  I always feel better after that.

Chakras are energy points or knots of the body. If one of the chakras is imbalanced it will affect the physical and mental health. A meditation can help to solve this.

But I have that feeling that spirituality and something like chakras are increasingly becoming a short-lived fad. People are wearing spiritual symbols like the “Om- Sign” or looking like they are monks without being interested in the true meaning of these things and practices. Especially young urban hipsters seem to follow the fashion aspect of spirituality. It is a shame that only the personal style counts and not pure joy and happiness of the mind.

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I hope you visit my exhibition in Salzburg. However I must confess that being a mother of three children other matters have been on my mind lately. I feel that being an artist does not enable me to directly tackle the important issues of our time. I often feel that I am doing too little to resolve things that I feel need to be faced NOW. Environmental issues, poverty, scarcity of resources, nutrition and sports: these are the things I am concerned with daily. Creating art is an indirect way of dealing with these thoughts.

Yesterday I chatted with my sister. She had a baby girl in December and now her life revolves around the new challenges she is facing with the baby and setting up her life outside Vienna on a farm. We also talked about her healthy lifestyle with organic farming and living in and around nature.

In the last days I reopened my Facebook account. I had closed it because I was disillusioned by the NSA affair and thought that I would no longer share my thoughts on the internet. But in the last months many of my friends knew things about each other and communicated with each other and when I saw them and saw the photos they posted I felt left out. So when an issue in my children’s school environment needed to be communicated I got back to social media and can now reconnect to all my friends around the world.

I also installed a Feed Reader on my phone and therefore get to check blogs regularly. I mainly check ones about people who have found their sense in life, or who write about fitness, nutrition, organic farming, juicing, organizing a home and children, only little about art, design or interior design.

My interests have shifted away from art and design lately. I am not sure if I have to find a new profession or how I will deal with this change.

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I was preparing the everyday afternoon snack while I was listening to a discussion on the radio. The topic was the future of the so called “Generation Y”. This is the group of young people, which are born between the late 1980s and early 2000s. They seems to refuse growing up, and the so called Peter Pan syndrome is widely spread.

In the discussion, young people were interviewed  about their perspectives on life. I had the feeling they were trying to stay positive. However, you could feel the uncertainty about the future in each of their sentences. It seems like belonging to the “Generation Y” as before belonging to the “Generation X” is a heavy burden to carry. The negative connotation of these terms seems to make people unsure about their being. cheap nike free run sale

I finished the snack preparations and started to set up the table while I was thinking, parajumpers outlet “but why is it so bad when young people don’t want to be like their grandparents as adults? What’s so bad if you prefer going for a ‘Sunday afternoon Tea party’  dressed up like a sailor with a blue and white striped shirt?” I think a life with creativity in it is more worth than waking up everyday and doing the same boring thing till you die. cheap isabel marant shoes

Probably the world is not ready to accept the new grown ups and it seems to produce a very pessimistic mood among them. Therefore, I suppose, a more positive self- image of the “Generation Y” could be invented. nike air max 90 sale

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Group Exhibition with Wulf Treu, Edward Crowell II, Nina Levett, Margherita Marzotto, Kris Kind, Jona Cerwinske, Heidi Popovic

RUDOLF BUDJA GALERIE Salzburg, Wiener Philharmoniker Gasse 3, 5020 Salzburg

Opening: Saturday, 12. April 2014, 14:30

Festival Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Nina Levett has recently been featured and was interviewed about the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt in the daily newspaper “Die Presse”. She participated in a group interview with three other Austrian designers and artists. The interview took place at Madame Tussaud’s in Vienna, allowing a group photograph of the group to be taken near the wachs statue of Gustav Klimt.
Gustav Klimt was a very interesting personality. He was a bachelor right until his early death in 1918. It is said that he had about 12 children with different women. Mostly he had affairs with the women he painted. But one of his life partners was the fashion designer Emilie Flöge.
He started his very successful life as an artist by studying at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts.
He then proceeded to make murals with his talented brother Ernst and their friend Franz Matsch. The trio was very successful and painted freskos for many famous buildings such as the Burgtheater in Vienna. His father and brother died in the same year and Klimt took financial responsibility for himself and his family (he was one of seven children).
He became very successful when his artworks were liberated from stylistic and thematical conventions, but he was also subject to a lot of criticism which led to him withdrawing from one of his biggest commissions: three paintings for the Vienna university. After this scandal he refused to work for the Austrian State again. He was “punished” by never being made professor at the famous Vienna Art University which would have been a major honour for him at the time.
Even though there always was a lot of controversy about his work, Klimt is one of the most famous Austrian painters to this day. If you enter the phrase “most expensive art” into the Google search machine you will find two of his paintings among the most expensive artworks ever sold to this day. Click here to read the article in “Die Presse Schaufenster”.

Photo copyrights: Die Presse Schaufenster and Teresa Zöttl

Nina Levett has recently been featured in the daily newspaper “Die Presse- Schaufenster”. She participated in a group interview with three other Austrian designers and artists. The interview took place at Madame Tussaud’s in Vienna, allowing a group photograph of the group to be taken near the wachs statue of Gustav Klimt.

Gustav Klimt was a very interesting personality. He was a bachelor right until his early death in 1918. It is said that he had about 12 children with different women. Mostly he had affairs with the women he painted. But one of his most important life partners was the fashion designer Emilie Flöge.

He started his very successful life as an artist by studying at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts.

He then proceded to make murals with his talented brother Ernst and their friend Franz Matsch. The trio was very successful and painted freskos for many famous buildings such as the Burgtheater in Vienna.  His father and brother died in the same year and Klimt took financial responsibility for himself and his family (he was one of seven children).

He became very successful when his artworks were liberated from stylistic and thematical conventions, but he was also subject to a lot of criticism which led to him withdrawing from one of his biggest commissions: three paintings for the Vienna university. After this scandal he refused to work for the Austrian State again. He was “punished” by never being made professor at the famous Vienna Art University which was a major honour at the time.

Even though there always was a lot of controversy about his work Klimt is one of the most famous Austrian painters to this day. If you enter the phrase “most expensive art” into the Google search machine  you will find two of his paintings among the most expensive artworks ever sold to this day.