10 DAYS UNTIL WE’RE REUNITED
10 DAYS UNTIL WE’RE REUNITED
i can’t believe i actually presented this + got good feedback praise the lord
it’s very short and very unfinished
thank u fopp for giving me all the posters that weren’t used for the new album promotion. they are reversible and on the other side there is a very cool picture of dev and if you hold them up to the light the bikini from one side shines onto his body
it took me three hours to get home thanks south west trains! the highlights of the journey include the woman next to me cracking open a vodka 20 minutes in and the driver stopping on a roundabout to consult his map and ask the bus whether they knew the route. thank god for the woman who took front n centre and commandeered the bus to it’s destination.
sooo last wednesday whilst i was having a massive breakdown about how i’d stupidly decided to make an animation after having no previous experience for a project which was only really 8 days. very stressed i decided to pack it all in and see richard and amber who treated me to a 5guys burger (which you can see richard modelling in the first picture) and do lots of dancing to summer camp. who were really really good! i loved the biz markie rap so much I’ve attempted to learn it off by heart. feeling very sassy about the whole thing. what a good treat because I knew if i didnt go i’d be moping in my room. (art school has broken me)
Yesterday I was feeling so sad about the state of my work and everything so richard said he’d treat me to a five guys so I jumped on the train and met him and amber. Look at how big my burger is!!!! Then we went to see summer camp and I did loads of dancing and shook off all my blues!
2 girlz 5 guyz (at Five Guys)
yesterday i was talking to my tutor and he asked where I did my foundation (again) and I said I didn’t do one (again) and he told me how he is really impressed with my work and how i think and that he is really excited to see how I progress. Apparently it’s really rare for someone to get into kingston without a foundation and he is especially surprised that I think like a degree student and not an ‘a-level’ student. *heart eyes*
anyway I have a ‘watch list’ as research for an animation that i’m doing due in NEXT THURSDAY. Going to submerge myself in phil mulloy, jeff keen, len lye and then watch man with a movie camera.
MY PARENTS ARE COMING TO VISIT ME THIS WEEKEND! I haven’t seen them in two months I can’t wait to smell home and cuddle my best buds! going to treat myself to something from the celia birtwell range in uniqlo too and some pink tights, look out wurld ;—)
summary of events : this weekend
- on friday I had an independent drawing day in london and decided to go to the Museum of Childhood and it was LOADs of fun I can’t wait to go back. I took loads of pictures because i knew i wouldn’t have time to draw much and now i’m feeling exhausted and unmotivated to even start. then i met my friend who i used to work with at house of fraser and i went into topshop on oxford street for the first time!!! :—-o it was crazy and a lot of people were giving me funny looks because i looked very scared (deer in the headlights)
- on the train into london I was trying to rip a picture of david cameron out of the paper for a collage or…something. A man opposite me looked at me, so i thought i’d be best to take the opportunity to tell him that i don’t support the tory party and he laughed and said he was merely watching how i was going to rip the image out of the paper. In the end he helped me do it and i learnt that he is a professional interviewer and writer. It was so odd but so great! we spoke about the rain forest and tree populations for a very long time until the train got in and i wished him a good day.
- saturday we had planned to see Gravity, specifically in IMAX 3D at the bfi but it was sadly sold out, all weekend at every time. So we’ve booked some interesting seats for next sunday. I know that i’m not going to be able to watch it without thinking about miss congeniality buT.
- today we spent the morning at the barbican conservatory which was a lot of fun. It’s architecture was somewhat futuristic and phillip said he could imagine the conservatory existing far into the future, if the world got completely paved over or mega industrialised then people would visit places like that to see what plants looked like.
my plans for this week are to make lino cuts, hibernate in bed everyday after cold days at uni and post actual work on here because i dont really feel like i’m showing anyone anything other than at skool
Anonymous asked: What university is it you go to? Is it fine art you do? How are you finding it? Xxx
hello there! i go to kingston university and i study illustration and animation. It’s good, we have a lot of day projects and introductions at the moment which is a lot of fun, last week we had visiting tutors and got to participate in workshops and a few weeks ago we had a print week/animation week/life drawing week. It does feel like they are easing us into it a bit but it’s good because although I feel like i’m not really doing anything it allows me to have more time to explore drawing and spend time thinking about what I actually like drawing/what interests me. I’m planning to make zines and jewellery and doing a little bit of writing in the evenings and tomorrow we have a three day project called ‘one panel narrative’. :—) if u have any questions don’t hesitate to ask! x
EDIT: the course is really broad too which means that yr final outcome doesnt have to be drawing, it could be sculpture/print/film ect
i’ve got loads of things to do, it feels weird when drawing is a thing i need to do and it makes me feel like i should be doing other things because how can something you have to do be so enjoyable?
anyway thought i’d take the time out to say that this is my favourite picture at the moment, i saw it recently on the back of Hockneys book in the whitechapel gallery shop.
cute couple status reached
(more like me making phillip model my second kanken because “we would be SO CUTE in matching kankens” he was less excited by this)
posted these everywhere now but i’m really pleased how they’ve come out. I had taken 12/13 pictures on my pentax before i lost it, and it doesn’t look like it’s coming back sadly so these will be the last pictures processed from it. Brixton Market, Abney Park and a picture of cem in leon.
if you follow my blog there is a slight chance that u are as sad as i am about the absense of billy from our lives (mine more so of course) sO:
reasons to miss home + tops for having excellent parents
everyday, usually in the morning before my dad goes to work i will recieve a ‘picture of the day’. A carefully constructed image which can be either a really lovely family memory/holiday snap OR a really thought out picture of billy. Last week the pictures had a theme- the smaller two of the four images was part of the “movie theme”, pirates of the Caribbean and the three musketeers. I thought that my dad had just got really good at editing images but it turns out my mum was up with him the night before making pirate hats and trying to get billy to stay in the box (pirate ship). The first picture is “packing for glastonbury 2014” OH BILLY
edit: my dad uses all of the cuddly toys in my house so billy looks like she has loads of friends but she doesnt really have many friends only fans (duh)
Yesterday evening i had the great pleasure of watching Koyaanisqatsi (‘life out of balance’) and it was beautiful in so many ways. I pinched some pictures off the web to show some of my favourite bits. I’m really looking forward to watching Powaqqatsi (‘life in transformation’) + doing lot of drawing from them both. I think I enjoyed it so much more because I didn’t know anything about it before I watched it other than that it is incredibly aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. It’s my favourite kind of film because you can do lots of looking and not have to worry about following a narrative.
a+++ good eye work out
a big part of me has bought into the idea that everyone is connected over the internet. It has however sadly dawned on me over the last week, that not everyone finds a camera on the train and thinks ‘im going to hand this in’/ or have the creative urge to get the photos developed and try and find owner and the bond thus making them -eternal friends-. I keep reminding myself that it is doubtful that someone would post about it on twitter or on any internet platform as some people don’t always hand things that don’t belong to them and I am just unlucky. (recent searches: camera found, camera metropolitan, camera underground, pentax found) but even so i’ve posted a couple of ads and are yet to hear anything and going to ring the tfl lost and found again monday. It doesnt help that I can replace it, back home for about £40-£50 and here it is £170 in shops, a BIG difference.
Anyway- on tuesday I got to spend the afternoon with Laura who took me to the current Rob Ryan exhibition at the sims reed gallery. She had been working as a papercutter for Rob and contributed to a lot of the pieces in the gallery. It was lovely to have such an insight into how much she enjoyed it and obviously bombarding her with questions such as “what happens if you cut it wrong?!”. Many of the pieces were extremely beautiful- if i had a house or a sweet couple of thousand pounds I would consider purchasing one. We had a bit of a wander around regent street and went to carnaby street which was really nice (i’ve never been to any of these places before so i was amazed), obviously popping into monki on the way which was a bad idea because there are SO many nice things in there.
I feel like i’m being OVerly excited and positive about so many things— after laura went home Richard treated me to a meal at fiveguys and it was so good. Richard laughed at me a lot because i found it very difficult to fit the burger into my mouth, it was huGE :——o we missed the private view at saatchi to go to fopp where i bought shut up n play the hits blu ray for a tiny price! the man behind the counter sold me one of his copies because they’d sold out, he said to me “i don’t mind giving you mine, i have the fulfilment of actually knowing james murphy”