Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Prisms in Our Eyes

Hello friends so much has chANGED WHAT. I sort of go back to school tomorrow and everything's caught up much too fast..
Ive been to Paris with the bestest pal I have ever known Rachel and then went to Helsinki with parents, and both trips were so fab.
Paris was the best thing ever, we wandered by the Siene and sketched and ate macaroons and saw some peng architecture and in particular the Van Goghs and things in the Musee D'Orsay were beau. It was so surreal seeing so many of my favourite paintings all in one room, I still cant really contemplate it all-It was too much in one trip and so heaven that I don't really think I can piece it all together properly.

I've also recently fallen in love with Pulp and Jungle, read Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Tracey Emin's biography and lots of Alan Bennet plays, and I've tried to read lots of art theory too and take more photos.

I also went to Reading Festival with some lovely people and it was bloody brilliant. Top live bands I saw there would have to be Peace, Jungle, Queens of the Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Temples, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors and Drenge(!!!) It was so so lovely to just see everyone right before my school starts again without thinking about anything and listening to some beautiful beautiful bands for 5 days. The Horrors and Queens of Stone Age had blinding lasers and smoke curling around the audience while Bombay Bicycle's lunar visuals were so impressive. Drenge wore dresses for their set and Harrison Koisser of Peace (one of my fav bands in the whole wide world) wore the most beautiful long furry coat and his hair blew in the wind as he crooned the tune of World Pleasure and it was really perfect. Then Die Antwoord were so zef~ Yolandi Vi$$er had black contact lenses and Ninja crowd-surfed on the front row. James Bagshaw of Temples sent the NME tent into a dream as he waved around the stage in beautiful blue eyeshadow. It was all very surreal.

Ive practically filled sketchbook too this summer and everything's really weird sorry Im not sure what's going on much there's too much for me to take in so here are some pages..

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

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