Tuesday, 15 February 2011

hello. i just realised i hadn't posted any of the few pictures i took whilst at the ICA gallery the other week.
so here are some;
a film containing birds. 9 minutes with an outdoor abandoned feast. guess what happens.

i liked this sculpture piece.

this work resembles the work of Peter James Carrington. I adore Carrington and similarly adore this.

Cute little random postcards. i diiiig. i can't collage.

so that sums that up. 
I also haven't noted what i've done socially as of late. I went to see Metronomy at Heaven the other week, that was pretty nang. I ate shitloads of takeout; i feel pretty fat now. I also bombed my FMP and ended up feeling coldy and fluey and wanting the fuck out of London so i could see maaa mandem.
Went down last thursday and spent the whole past weekend back in Oxford. I basically lived at my boyfriends house the whole time, we watched films and listened to music, went out for a meal with his fam and had the most beautiful valentines day together ever imaginable. I cannot stress in enough words how happy and content i am with everything and how much i truly love him.

Back up to London for assessment; has been a rushed day, and after taking all my work from the past few weeks without it even being looked at, i left with my head up after receiving a very healthy pass with probability of it being a Merit by the end of the year. Tomorrow i have to really think about my FMP ideas and go out and take photographs, look out for little things people do not normally see. I also have to further artist research and probably watch a few films.

...Which reminds me! Watched 'Let the Right One In' the other night, a swedish film following the story of a young bullied boy who falls in love with a Vampire. Sounds like your corny 'twighlight-esque' sort of story, but this was actually very good and very moving with some beautiful cinematography.

Roiiiight. think i've updated this enough. 
buying the new Radiohead LP this coming saturday so i'm going to be immersed in that record for a good while which will put on a large delay to blogging. .x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Forgot to add to the second last blog; a trip to the Saatchi Gallery with my darling pal Ellie took place! We were going to hit the East End but after doing some intense portfolio prep and the fact i had to rush home before work meant that we just stayed at Saatchi, which was interesting enough; there were many artists that shared links to my work; i plan to read and research these artists through at a later date.

 Tis a spacious beautiful gallery.

Artists who inspired: Dan Perfect, Nicholas Hatful, Ansel Krut, Robert Fry, Gabriel Hartley, Nicholas Byrne (for using Plexiglass), Carla Busthil, Richard Wilson.

Friday, 4 February 2011

more good news.

kingston have decided to give me an interview after i sent them a portfolio full of a level because i had so little faith in the first batch of my foundation work.
this must be karma being kind. x
Some photographs for portfolio;

safe .x
Hello world, it's been a good while since i've last written. I'm really awful at keeping up to date with this thing, but that's mainly because i have my own art journal which i basically put all this sorta stuff, and more, into anyway. Though that's also failing to inspire me at the moment. I'm just so bugged down with portfolio stuff. 
So, quick update since my last entry; Thankfully that last week i wrote into my blog went nice and quickly, finishing off our projects and basically i had a fair bit planned in order to help pass the time til my next trip down to Oxford. The rent bastards are still having a good old nag at me, so the fact that when i couldn't pay second terms rent, an escape to Oxford felt more than satisfactory. I ended up hitching it on down on the 25th, had to come back up for one measley shift at work on the 28th, and then retreat to spend the weekend down there up til Monday 31st. Was the first time seeing Leo in three weeks, which sounds like nothing but truly took forever to pass. Had such a lovely time as per usual, coming back to London was rather heartbreaking once again. However! Has been a busy week this week too, which always keeps me going! Monday 31st i had my shift back at work, plus college in which people began looking at their portfolios and we got our FMP briefing, which, admittedly, scared me shitless. I'm just so blank as to where to take my work further. I kinda do work randomly rather than working through development, which sounds as though it makes no sense, but it seems to be the way i work. I'm random, what can i say. 
Tuesday i made my way in to college to shoot all my work and get some sort of action plan drawn up for the rest of the week. Sadly, this action plan has not worked out as well as hoped, due to the slowness of delivery and the fact Davey isn't in college today. I do however have all my photographs ready for portfolio, so it's just a matter of mounting it all now and then whizzing my Goldsmiths application off asap. Going to do it Monday night i reckon, get it out the way and that. Tuesday night i also had a gig booked at Heaven to see Metronomy, in which i got pretty wasted and danced myself silly. Good thing that i can remember the night though, was pretty mint. Wednesday was spent feeling knackered and sorry for myself after a busy past weekend/start to the week, and a day in which i could begin cracking on with my Valentines pressie for Leo. Thursday was spent waiting on these prints from photobox; shame they never came, cause they're usually spot on at delivering quick. Today i managed to finish off Leo's pressie so i can finally focus on what this FMP is going to be, and get everything written up and ready for the week after next. I want to finish my current sketchbook this weekend with lots and lots of drawing, possibly some photography, as well as finish up my journal book so i can make a complete commitment to this FMP; i want my work to turn out as best as it possibly can. We'll see how it all works out. 
This weekend i also plan on just going out and seeing London, shooting as many photos as physically possible in as little time as possible. I'm also going to relax, unwind, and bleach my head. 
I also have to seriously get rid of my serious recent addiction to Doritos. I don't even like crisps, for fuck sake!