Thursday, 24 July 2014

Art School

I photographed the lovely Amber at Southbank the other day, in a primary-colour themed shoot, inspired by modern artists such as Mondrian and the De Stijl movement.(A Dutch art movement in the 1920's well-known for its abstract use of straight lines and basic colours). It was a super-cute day as we wandered by the Thames under the hot sun, saturated in colour.


Friday, 11 July 2014

This Must Be The Place

I finished my exams! I finished my moleskine! Everything is over!!!!!!!!
It's day 20 of my summer holiday and I feel like I've achieved a lot ~ I went to Cornwall by the sea with my friends to go camping, and did lots of drawing in London ~~it has all been lovely. Also, I've listened to so much Bob Dylan, Talking Heads and Television because I found so many of their records in my spare room at home. 

Im excited to get ready for sixth form at my school next year and take subjects which I actually enjoy (goodbye maths) ~ I'm taking Art, French, History and English Lit. 

This week I spent a whole day in the V and A museum drawing the Italian garden sculptures, and saw the Catherine Goodman and BP portrait award exhibitions at the NPG, all of which are fab. Catherine Goodman's portraits were especially lovely, particularly because of the personality picked out in the people she chose to paint, and her pure technical skill. I then went to the Cass Art shop and then the National Gallery too, and found many many postcards at the gift shop for my bedroom wall.

I also went to the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern and had fun by Southbank and then me and some cool people went to my house and stuck lots of Matisse cut out shapes onto my wall which looks so fab. I particularly loved seeing the videos of Matisse in his chair cutting out the pictures with a huge pair of scissors, because of how happy he looked. 

Later in summer I'm going to go to Scotland and Finland which is super exciting, I also want to read lots of books and finish another sketchbook. Some books on my reading list are rereading Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Women in Love by DH Lawrence, On the Road by Jack Kerouac and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. 
Hat from a strange felt shop in Mayfair, Top from Topshop, Skirt from Zara, Boots from Vagabond, Handmade necklace

~The End~

Monday, 16 June 2014

I Wrote A Hit Play

"Jordana Bevan's only major flaws are her sporadic bouts of eczema"
I saw Arcade Fire live at Earl's Court recently and it was so great; they played a Smiths cover ('London') while the keyboard player danced onstage with a holographic box on his head that showed a video of Morrissey's face. Then they played one of my favourite songs, Haiti, and a technicolour video of jungles and rainbow rivers played behind them. The whole thing was really really weird but I had such a fab time. 

Then I spent yesterday reading the Wes Anderson Collection, writing lots of penpal letters, reading The Catcher in The Rye and getting super excited because I was sent Peace's new single 'Money' today on vinyl and it was signed by Doug, Harrison, Sam and Dom. <3 peace and luv 4everandever <3

I also rewatched Rushmore, Amelie and Submarine this last week and I just love those films so so much. They have perfect soundtracks and very on-point characters not to mention the script <3 <3

I've been doing lots of art and weird stupid doodles recently although it's all pretty useless but it fills up my time when I should be revising and making art keeps me going so here are some scans~~ and I also made a mini-zine that is sort of about the fabbest internship ever that I am doing at this tip top London art gallery in summer (the gallery girl who works there recognised my Tracey Emin t-shirt on the first day and it was lovely).

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"Deep Blue 1996"
Farewell friends and next time I write a post I will be free of all exams for 10 blissful weeks xoxo