Sunday, 14 September 2014

Lemonade Lake

Harrison Koisser is really important
~~Peace at Reading fest~~
Everything's very strange, some of my friends are already turning 17 and I'm not ready to think about life and real responsibilities and the exams I'm taking in the future actually meaning something THAT WILL AFFECT MY LIFE (??) no no not for me, I want to be 16 forever and not think about real life and university (although it sounds exciting) and I just want to make art in my bedroom.

I have too much homework to be able to do embroidery and sketching for myself during schooltime which is super depressing because now I feel like very unimaginative and brain-dead from too many history essays and not enough art. I've done some pages in my big book but I feel like nothing's original or anything to be proud of at the moment so I hope I'll get over it.
But I did this super cool collab with the very-talented Areena, inspired bLupita Nyong'o and Sylvia Plath(!!! ) below:

I've been listening to lots of Cherry Glazerr, Jungle, Rock and Roll Nightclub Mac Demarco, The Wytches, The Doors, and Bob Dylan, because Bob will always be there to sing the soundtrack of change in my life and I listened to all his records when I had friends round to play for a week-long of summer, so it's very nostalgic <333

But also Autumn is coming and that means wearing a coat indoors is acceptable again, I can wear thick jumpers 24/7, drink lots of tea without being uncomfortably warm and there will be crunchy leaves and apple crumble and Halloween and then it's almost Christmas (!!)

I'm excited about school sixth form because I read a lot of Virginia Woolf over the summer, and now we're studying To The Lighthouse: one of her more Modernist-movement novels which is so interesting. I also listened to all of Grayson Perry's Reith Lectures late on a sunday night and they're so well articulated about the contemporary art world: it made me super excited for Grayson's NPG exhibition this year <3

Monochrome ygm
Bye friends

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.