Saturday, 30 July 2011


I got back from London on Wednesday after spending a few nights there with my boyfriend. It was lovely and it kinda sucks being back up north. It's a place where you will never run out of things to do. With that said, I'd be wary of living there because of how huge it is, but I can definitely see myself moving closer to/in a city after my degree is finished with. We primarily went to London to see Tim and Eric (of awesome show, great job fame) at the Lecesiter Square Theatre on the Tuesday night. I was the first person to be pulled up on stage by Tim Heidecker in their closing number! He just grabbed my hand and I didn't know what to do, sort of started awkwardly dancing to a pumping song about Britain! It was amazing though. I was shaking and so giddy from it for the rest of the night! We were in a Travel lodge near Euston station so everything was fairly easy to get to by bus. We went shopping around Oxford Street and the Camden Markets, but I didn't really buy that much considering. We also went to Soho for food and drinks, saw friggin' big ben, went to sea life (for free), had sushi (ironic), walked along southbanks, went to the tate and had more drinks after Tim and Eric. Drinks are so expensive in London, especially cocktails, but we found a bar where it was buy one get one free on cocktails, so I had two apples martinis and well we called it a night after that hahaha. It was really so lovely and I want to go back.

In an effort to keep this blog more art related here's some photos from the tate, there was a big mixture of the classics and contemporary stuff;

This was really interesting...a printer kept spawning these pieces of paper with some foreign text on it. Each piece was different.
I do love book/paper delicate.
Bit o' Lichtenstein.
Cute illustrations which were associated with dark humour.
De Chirico
Loved this.
Adored Diane Arbus' photography, self portrait above.
Gehard Richter
An original Monet, how lucky we were!
Franz Kline.

Friday, 15 July 2011

girl crush; drew barrymore

I loved her 90s style the best.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Haven't posted an outfit on here in a while! Just uploaded this to Lookbook. I got these dungarees at a Cow Vintage stall at Glastonbury, the stuff was considerably cheaper than it is in the main store! I got some other pretty awesome clothes whilst I was there too! This is an example of a current go to outfit now, aha. I got the bag in prepration for Glasto at TK got mighty muddy. But it's actually perfect and I've been using it a lot since. I'll try and make these kind of posts a regular thing!

Friday, 1 July 2011

end of year show and glasto update

Hello! I've been extremely idle lately as I've been a very busy bee. On Monday I got back from having the best five days ever at Glastonbury! I'm having a slight case of the post glasto blues and have really wanted to go back to what feels like home now. But I do admit having a nice cosy bed and regular showers was missed. I experienced every possible weather condition whilst I was there; I was freezing and wet trying not to fall in the mud for the first couple of days, but now I've actually come back with a bright red sunburnt nose from the beautiful sun we were blessed with for Saturday and Sunday! Highlights for me were definitely Queens of the Stone Age headlining The Other Stage on Sunday night and Warpaint, both were amazing live. All the bands I saw are here if you're interested.  I'm gutted we have to wait till 2013 for the next glasto. :( I will upload pictures soon, I won't get them till Tuesday though as they are on disposable cameras which need to be developed!

Before all that we had our final show at college. I actually missed the night because I was heading down to worthy farm on the wednesday but I think it went well for everyone and there was a varied amount of work! I got my grades back for the whole two years; DDD! :) For those of you who aren't familiar with how National Diplomas work, that's like getting three As. I was genuinely shocked and pleased after having a bit of a rough start after leaving another college for a further two years in education. Geez I only needed MMM to get into UCLAN! I'm just full of relief and can relax now for the summer knowing everything I possibly need to do is done. Student finance is all sorted for september now too, and I also have my accomodation in the bag. Made sure to get en suite! I'm just really nervous about what my flatmates are going to be like haha...

Anyway I digress, here is the series of three paintings for my final piece. My theme was metamorphosis, in particular the changing of one form into another. Think of an experiment gone wrong. I wanted to convey feelings of aesthetic pleasure and also those of disturbance. I used acrylic on wood and also incorporated collage to make them mixed media pieces. I've also included some close ups of the details: