Category Archives: The Orange Life

Vancouver Mural Festival

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Vancouver Mural Festival 1

iHeart + Ola VoloΒ 

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Ben Tour

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Drew Young + Jay Senetchko

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Nomi Chi

Make art. Any kind. Any way. Just make it.

I’m so proud to live in Vancouver. On Saturday, August 20th, we celebrated our first Vancouver Mural FestivalΒ with over 35 new permanent murals and 40+ featured artists.

This festival served as a reminder that art is not exclusive to museums, galleries or stages. It is everywhere and everything if you just open your eyes. I try my best to create art in my everyday life, from photography and copywriting, to cooking, fashion, and blasting music while dancing around while getting ready in the morning.

How do you create art in your everyday life?

Crossroads

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194_langleavwords by Lang Leav

comic by Zen Pencils

Love & Misadventure

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you are lovedWhat was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to meβ€”said all at once.

words by Lang Leav

illustration by Karen Hofstetter

On Repeat: Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of my all-time favourite bands. I was such a happy camper this morning when they dropped this new single, Dark Necessities. It’s amazing how something can sound simultaneously so familiar and yet so new at the same time.

It’s been five years since their last album, I’m With You, and I’m so excited for The Getaway to release on June 17th. Let the countdown begin.

Beautiful People

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CELINE LOUPThe most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

words by Elizabeth Kubler Ross

illustration by Celine Loup