By

Farah Morada
Your genius is what comes naturally to you. It took me too long to understand this basic but profound tenet in life. And that’s because we’re unwittingly trained to resist this concept. For so long I thought that I should all improve on the things that did NOT come naturally to me. So I packed...
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I’m so thrilled to announce my collaboration with Great Big Canvas. For a while now, I’ve received so many enquiries from art lovers in different countries but I’ll admit it’s been a logistical challenge to send prints/canvases to certain places. This collab means you can easily order artist-quality prints of my artwork and get them...
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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I do love watching a good TV show. In fact, TV has been a great escapist activity in a period where we can’t travel or get our usual doses of real life inspiration. Sure, it’s not the same as the real thing – but it’s easy, free...
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One of my favourite places in Sydney is the Royal Botanic Garden. Perched on the edge of Sydney Harbour, it’s a stunning place that’s ideal for a picnic, Shakespeare in the Park or a stroll through the beautiful gardens. So I’m honoured that two of my artworks have been selected to feature in the PLANTS...
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What happens when you’re commissioned to paint a portrait of Australia’s most famous footballer – then COVID-19 hits?! And it’s impossible to arrange a sitting even for a brief period? How do you do justice to an artwork like this? That’s the predicament I found myself in recently.  Painting during a pandemic already has its...
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Begin living the life you’ve always imagined. When I first saw that written down, it hit me like a tonne of bricks. I realised that so many of us – myself included – spend so much of our lives wishing for a different one. There’s nothing wrong with that because chances are that you have...
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Why am I holding this pair of jeans? And who in the world do they belong to? They are part of a commission I’m working on to paint a portrait of legendary former professional footballer Tim Cahill, who is the all-time leading goalscorer for Australia. In addition to the Socceroos, he’s played for Millwall, Everton,...
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I’m grateful to Business Chicks for featuring me in their special feature ‘This is what I want you to know’ in a recent issue of Latte magazine. It featured advice from a handful of women and I was humbled to be included. In case you didn’t get a copy, here’s what I mentioned in the...
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My latest surface design portfolio takes you to a number of destinations that evoke a sense of glamorous wanderlust. It features four new collections in two colourways each: Palm Springs Perfection Florida Glamour Waikiki Dreaming Hampton’s Weekend Click on the images below to view the portfolio.   By Valerie Khoo
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I’m currently reading a book called The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. And it’s essentially about the importance of taking action as soon as you have the instinct to do so. The basic philosophy is, “If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your...
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