Friday, 27 August 2010
1. I love to notice the unnoticed, quiet and beautiful. To be inspired and collect.
I found all these things on long rambling walks or in the hedge, on the street or in our tiny garden, for an extremely exciting textiles project. I still have most of them in tins and jars around my room like flowers or jewellery "Natural curiosities" I like to call them.
I am blessed with a beautiful view from my bedroom window which never ceases to amaze me.
2. I love to make. These are my Shoes about sisters and handmade poppy heads.
Trapped flowers in my own (wibbelywobbly) handmade felt with lots of lace and embroidery. And spindly, tall poppy heads. Delicate is the answer.
3. I love love paint. Colour mixing is my favourite thing. I thoroughly enjoy forcing my sisters to be my beautiful models, and getting paint on all of my nice dresses (always accidentally may i add, but this is something i should be more concerned about). I recently bought myself an easel, I felt triumphant and we carried the huge thing out of the shop, possibly the best thing i've ever bought. Long shall the geekery continue i hope. Painting is also the cause of much frustration i.e. i've been working on one for almost 3 months, and cant get it right. Battle.
ps. today i wrecked my ipod touch by dropping it out of the car as i opened the door, the whole (already cracked) screen was shattered and now shows only white, un fixable i think :(. I wish i was less clumsy!!
This next month is definitely going to be hectic, with her moving (closer!!) and me travelling everyday to falmouth for foundation.
Hmm, dates need to be set. Desserts need to be planned (lemon meringue pie!) or else we'll never see each other.
' Foundation' what i'm doing for the next year, it's a year of art before uni, an extra qualification, trip to berlin in december, and doing all sorts of things crammed into 29 weeks. Should be fun, and tiring. We'll see how it goes i start in 2 weeks. :)
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Right now, i wish it was winter. I miss the crisp mornings and icy puddles and putting on as many layers as possible. It's my default when putting on an outfit to stay warm, which doesn't really work in the sticky grey non summery summer days we've been having. I wore a big knitted scarf yesterday and felt completely at home, time for a change of season me thinks?