It was really nice to spend pancake day with my housemates + katie and make a really big event of it. However one particular housemate with an over developed masculinity complex decided to point out every single pancakes flaw as I was making it, whether it was too well done or too over done or too much mixture or ‘why are you using oil instead of butter?’ ect. Then made a big point of the fact his mum did a proper course on making french crepes so he has the “real thing” with ‘proper equipment’ and that he’ll get it for next time. At no point did I say I was good at making pancakes, I’d organised the evening and bought all the batter ingredients because I thought i’d be a NICE thing to do! Then his underlying insecurity about not being the centre of attention at ALL times got the better of him and he decided to make it into a competition!! Getting out a smaller pan and doing it “his” way ie soaking the entire thing in butter and then forcing one of my flatmates (the one he’s closest pals with) to try it and he said “mate it’s not as good as rubys, yours just taste like butter” in which he made the excuse about the pan being too hot and the pan being not the right size.
lmao mate isn’t oppressing me in society enough
fave dinner table topic was when he said women just dress to impress men
he didn’t hesitate to eat his pancakes i made so they couldnt of been that bad
5:46 pm • 6 March 2014 • 9 notes
since i’ve got back i’ve become even more of a hermit in my room editing all the jpgs together. However I did find some time to make a shrink plastic blue peter badge because it is my DREAM to become a blue peter presenter but I’m not even sure if it’s running anymore? (oI BBC HIRE ME) I’m thinking about making more with different boats and i’ve made a couple which just say “Mariah Cary” + “Beyonce” in because obviously thats a shield you’d want to wear!!
9:00 pm • 4 March 2014 • 19 notes
last week I had the chance to go home for a week and it was so GOOD. Strictly speaking it was for a university project but it was really nice to feel some kind of ‘normality’ again, (hanging out with my parents and watching loads of good tv). My current project brief is called ‘collection’ and it’s basically that, we have to show a collection of some sort in a book form. I thought that I would be able to archive everything my nan owns (a hoarder of sorts) but upon arriving at her house I realised how impossible that project would be in the short amount of time I was home. So, as my nan was showing me all the things she’d kept over the years, dozens of photographs, childhood toys and ornaments, I came across hundreds of letters. I decided that my project would document every (almost) letter that has gone through her door over the 50 years shes lived in the house. At the time I thought this would be SO good but now, 1000 scanned images down and currently laying them out on indesign i’m feeling a bit overwhelmed !! beyonce is giving me a pep talk through it. Will share my favourite letters, so far the most interesting one I’ve come across is the one from the royal mail stating what a postcode is, how to use it and what your postcode is, I never thought about this ever being a thing and I hardly thought there would be a ‘history’ to postcodes!
8:03 pm • 4 March 2014 • 23 notes
i went home for a week and got to spend loads of time hanging out with this lil jellybean !!!
6:16 pm • 28 February 2014 • 25 notes
ryan is the zine machine at the moment and is making a zine about parapper the rapper which was my entire gaming childhood. If you’ve never seen it before you can enjoy it’s sweet graphics n smooth gameplay here. for christmas my parents bought me parapper the rapper TWO and i’ve only JUST got the time to play it today oooo
3:33 pm • 23 February 2014 • 37 notes
fave drawings from my last project in pencil sketch form !!
11:51 pm • 18 February 2014 • 12 notes
a video of my recent project “us and them” to show thought process apologies for poor video quality
My initial idea was the influence of the tourism industry on developing countries. It is always something that I feel really conflicted about because to help the economy countries need tourism but it needs to be sustainable and not exploitative. The country I focused on was Haiti which is the poorest country in the American (north + south) continent with over 80% of people under the poverty line. The medium I chose was screen printing in which I layered two images one of beauty and luxury and the other of poverty. 3 days after the hurricane in Haiti a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked and allowed tourists to sun bathe on one of the only untouched beaches on the island, whilst 50 miles away people were starving and dying in the street. You put on your ‘rose tinted’ glasses to show exactly what you want to see and cover up the brutal realities of what really exists.
I found it reaaaly difficult to match the blue with acetate and i’m still trying things + i possibly need to reprint it with more shocking imagery (apparently) buT YEAH
also the tag line for the day trip was “Haiti - experience it” :—(
11:14 pm • 18 February 2014 • 10 notes
on saturday afternoon phill and I went and saw the martin creed exhibition which was a big surprise! with little prior knowledge of his work before attending, I falsely had low expectations. I thought it was SO good and SO much fun, especially ‘half air in a given space’ and the massively overpowering neon sign spelling out ‘mother’ which spun at a constant speed slightly over your head. It was all a bit overwhelming at first especially because I expected to be told exactly what everything was and what it meant and why he made it which I think are the cons of studying art and many other subjects which require some sort of analysis. I thought that everything had a meaning (which it doesn’t) and I expected it to come easily to me (which it didn’t). Phillip itched to play the piano which was part of an installation piece and the ticking metronomes going off at different times definitely got to him. I, on the other hand was annoyed that the broccoli prints didn’t make a complete rectangle and that there was a recording of farting noises which kept making me blush and look around saying “it wasn’t me i-i-i promise”. I however really enjoyed the painting which was raised on the wall entitled jumping up portrait of luciana and really enjoyed the playfulness of the exhibition, some areas with tape saying do not cross the line, others with barriers and I after discovered there was a piano which crashes down on itself, whereas we only saw a piano with a sign saying it wasn’t working and just presumed it was part of the exhibition due to our own naivety. Also, my newly found confidence about art not having to be over analysed left me standing in to the scheduled guided tours and whispering to phill as the woman tried to make connections from a tower of lego which leant slightly (was it supposed to lean?) to the wider world and I’d whisper about how funny and pretentious this was whilst I was shuddering inside from hypocrisy.
Maybe it was the fact I was running through latex for a long period of time but after being in a room with balloons I said i felt “reborn” (ha ha). I was, for some reason reALLY inspired and excited by the work i’d seen which hasn’t happened in a really long time so thank u Mr Creed.
9:53 pm • 18 February 2014 • 15 notes
here are some photos from a disco themed photoshoot i did on thursday with ariel + ruby ! ! taking set-up photographs in a studio + styling felt really unnatural 2 me, but i’m v. pleased with the outcomes (dancing to lots of cheesy disco music helped). big thanks 2 ariel + ruby!!!
did some cool things for Katie’s photography and styling uni project was a lot of fun to be a dancing babe and get my hair + nails done!!!
10:06 pm • 15 February 2014 • 27 notes
what do people do on saturdays? i purposely stocked up on food and squash so i wouldn’t have to leave my room and force myself to be productive all day. I live with 5 other people whom I see very rarely. I have been documenting their movements within the flat, the grease stains in the frying pans, the wrappers in the bins, the stains on the counters and not forgetting an itinerary of their tinned goods in their unlocked food cupboards.
I watched 4 films today, frances ha, the royal tenenbaums, amelie and this is the end. I ate a bowl of tomarto soup, 3 slices of garlic bread and a ham and pineapple pizza. I woke up at 11:35 after snoozing my alarm 7 times. I have over invested myself in characters from tv series. I have one episode of malcom in the middle to watch and I am putting it off. I will probably rewatch twin peaks for the 4th time after I have finished.
I made a pencil necklace which i’ll probably never wear outside of the house and made some more progress on my screen print (2nd pic) the brief is “us and them” - i have cropped a small section of a big image which will eventually be a two colour print
1:05 am • 9 February 2014 • 16 notes
yesterday cem and i had the brilliant opportunity of attending the prince charles cinema q + a with tommy and greg from the room. it was the most surreal experience, essentially we were watching a cult piece of cinema enjoyed by a sell out crowd ( and the q+a has sold out multiple dates over it’s extended 5 day skint at the cinema. it was also so weird being SO sober watching the film because i usually miss most of it/ the end due to being so drunk from the films accompanying drinking game…. tommy signed my ticket and signed phillips ticket, who couldn’t attend with “Phillip, love is blind, next time 2014 love TW” . also couldn’t help but laugh as i watched billie porter stand infront of us.
12:49 am • 9 February 2014 • 13 notes
my photoshop skills are so under appreciated
12:33 am • 4 February 2014 • 18 notes
oooooh ariel and i have had a busy week doing screen printing inductions and being partners for our animatic project. I’m completely exhausted but it went really well in the crit. This is one page of our storyboard, i hope she doesn’t mind me posting it on here, the people she drew look amazing!
view with this background music
5:00 pm • 29 January 2014 • 66 notes