5.30.2015

Waves In The Desert

Waves In The Desert (2015) - Camille Javal

xx Camille Javal

5.22.2015

Planet Lollies - Night

Planet Lollies - Night (2015) - Camille Javal
In a world made of lollies...

xx Camille Javal

5.12.2015

Planet Lollies - Day

Planet Lollies - Day (2015) - Camille Javal

xx Camille Javal

4.29.2015

Diamonds Are A Girl's Bestie - The Mural

Diamonds Are a Girl's Bestie Mural
xx Camille Javal

4.22.2015

Liberated From Fear

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson
This is one of my All Time Favourite quotes and words that butterfly gently inside me. It seems to be easier and more instinctive to shrink and fly under the radar in the face of jealousy/competition/comparison/judgement/insecurity (particularly between women)... but I love Marianne Williamson's reminder that when we embrace and accept how wonderful we are this becomes our gift of freedom to others, and the key to their liberation from fear.

xx Camille Javal

4.13.2015

The Reality of Oneness

"A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness."
- Albert Einstein
xx Camille Javal

4.08.2015

The Dreamer

The Dreamer - Camille Javal

xx Camille Javal

2.22.2015

The Continuation of Life

 "She took after her mother, and not only physically. I sometimes have the feeling that her entire life was merely a continuation of her mother's,
...much as the course of a ball on the billiard table is merely the continuation of the player's arm movement...
 ...Where and when did it begin, the movement that later turned into Tereza's life?"
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being

xx Camille Javal

2.20.2015

The 50 Shades Of Pastel Mural

50 Shades of Pastel Mural

[The caption for this last picture should probably read 'I Quit Sugar - Life After Cake'!]

xx Camille Javal

2.19.2015

To The WonderGround

"The unconscious is subterranean, the realm of the hidden and mysterious and the place where all sorts of feelings may reside, not all logical, not all nice, and some of them downright scary." - John E. Sarno in Healing Back Pain
50 Shades of Pastel Mural

xx Camille Javal

2.18.2015

Let Her Eat Cake

I was going to write something along the lines of, 'Another Day, Another Cake Porn Picture'... but then I googled 'cake porn' and... I lost my appetite. Don't' do it. Or do it if that's your thing. I've decided to refrain from further uses of the terms.

So, Another Day, Another Australia's Next Top Model-Esque Cake Pose Picture.
 50 Shades of Pastel Mural

xx Camille Javal

Smashed Cake Porn

 PLEASE NOTE: No edible cake was harmed in the creation of this smashed cake porn.

  ♥   2 Hours before  
I needed (needed?!) a cake as a prop for the photographing of one of my murals and thus the creation and sacrifice of this pastel ombre-esque watercolour cake. I used up 3 year old vegetable shortening that I found in the back of the pantry and bought day old cheap sponge cake from the supermarket. Not having to worry about flavaaa I could instead focus on the important stuff - sprinkles and rainbow icing!

xx Camille Javal

2.12.2015

Desert Diamonds

Desert Diamonds (2015) - Camille Javal

My latest neon print Desert Diamonds

If you're familiar with my artwork you will have noticed the creative journey I've been on (initially unintentionally... later with some forethought) to explore below the noise and circus of the surface. Allowing the beauty, diamonds and rich stories from inside us to take front of stage for a time. To value what lies beneath and away from the grab of our immediate worldview. 

I love this Leunig Prayer:
"Let us pray for wisdom. Let us pause from thinking and empty our mind. Let us stop the noise. In the silence let us listen to our heart. The heart which is buried alive. Let us be still and wait and listen carefully. A sound from the deep, from below. A faint cry. A weak tapping. Distant muffled feelings from within. The cry for help. 
We shall rescue the entombed heart. We shall bring it to the surface, to the light and the air. We shall nurse it and listen respectfully to its story. The heart's story of pain and suffocation, of darkness and yearning. We shall help our feelings to live in the sun. Together again we shall find relief and joy." - Leunig Prayers
The aurora borealis (something I've never seen in person but would LOVE to, I know how hipster of me), magnetic midnight, marries for a moment with the day. 

xx Camille Javal

2.08.2015

Fire In The Bedroom - The Mural Part 2

Aussie Summers Mural

Don't get a sunburn looking at this mural.
It's hot.

xx Camille Javal

2.05.2015

Aussie Summers - The Mural

Aussie Summers Mural
 
Something I discovered about myself last winter in NYC is that - I Don't Do Blizzards (oh and black ice is a b*tch). Cut to this year and I made a conveniently timed trip back to Oz in order to chase summers! The creative sabbatical has given me the opportunity to experiment with mural painting and the general splashing of neon colours on walls.

So this mural is an ode to Australian summertime, the hot Aussie desert and smokin' redheads!

xx Camille Javal

1.29.2015

Neon Is The New Black

  Jewellery by Camille Javal
Foliage by Mother Earth 
Whimsy by Steph White
xx Camille Javal

1.27.2015

Where's Wally?

50 Shades of Pastel Mural

xx Camille Javal

1.23.2015

This Little Bedroom Felt Just Right

My bedroom has had many reincarnations over the years, including - the Blue & Yellow 90s Beach Theme where I tried in vain to make the mustard 40 year old carpet look intentional, the Purple Sabrina The Teenage Witch Inspired Scheme, the Olive With Gold Hand Brushed Feature Wall Because Feature Walls Were The New Little Black Dress Era... etc. 
A few years ago however, I created The Little (well big in comparison to my NYC counter habitat) Bedroom That Felt Just Right. When I'm in NYC I dream of waking up to this pastel flavoured candy ceiling and dreamy marshmallow pink tinged walls.  

xx Camille Javal 
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