Sunday, 27 November 2011

Love this!

I've watched this at least 5 times in a row...and a couple more times none consecutively and thought i'd share it here because it's so lovely. I love the video and the interaction with other people. I want to go on holiday and make a short video/film from it. Planning on going to Paris in the summer with my two best friends which will be amazing, it's early days at the moment but its what im going to be saving no new clothes for a while. I'm renowned for my failed past plans...going to melbourne, going to lie in glasgow, making a coracle...but this one i'm going to make happen!!! (i'm also still going to go to melbourne and make a coracle...i just dont know when. As for the glasgow thing, that fell through when i didn't get in :/ although in hindsight its not too big an issue because i am in love with Norwich!)


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Minotaur why so glum?

What better way to spend a Saturday, than lock yourself away to work on making a minotaur mask. I now need to wait for the papermache to dry and the painting it will be a task for another day.

Mythology, especially that of greek origin has become an interest of mine. The story of the minotaur is one a lot of people know of but may not necessarily know the full story, so here it is;

Minos ( a greek man) competed with his brother for the throne. He prayed to the god Poseidon(god of the sea and "earth shaker") for support, Poseidon sent Minos a white bull, which acsended from the sea for sacrifice. However the bull was beautiful and Minos could not bring himself to sacrifice such a stunning creature, and used one of his own for the sacrifice. However this angered Poseidon who as a punishment made Aphrodite (goddess of love) make Minos' wife fall in love with the white bull...(now this is where it gets x rated so if you are under the age of 15 divert your eyes now.)

Mino's wife got a craftsman to make for her a hollowed cow which she could climb inside, disguised as this she was able to copulate with the white bull. As a result of making? the minotaur was born. A monstrous monster, half bull, half man. Now the wife tried to raise the Minotaur-however being neither man nor beast could find no natural nourishment and so devoured man for sustainance. Obviously this wasnt great so a ridiculously complicated labyrinth was made to hold the Minotaur, a labyrinth where men were made to enter with no way out :/

I think everyone knows the rest so i'm going to leave it at that.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A day of stamping

After spending yesterday doing very little i decided today would be more productive. Christmas is fast approaching, the lights are up, and the christmas songs are being played in the shops. Last week i past the most beautiful Christmas fayre on upper giles street, singing elves, the smell of mulled wine and all round cheer.

Today i decided that i wanted to do something more personal and make my own wrapping paper.

I know what you're probably all thinking, how are bicycles at all christmassy? To be honest (besides the fact that every child at one point in there life asks for a bike) they're probably not. But i felt like making bicycle print wrapping paper...and who knows maybe it'll encourage me to ride mine.

Foam stamps are really easy and inexpensive to make, and you get unique results. I'm also recycling paper bags to print onto so the environments giving us a cheeky smile too.

Here's where i got my inspiration from;


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Why am i still awake?

Because i can't get enough of Florence and the machine that's why;

Monday, 21 November 2011


Finally everything is done and handed in, and what better way to celebrate than banana loaf and tea (im not lame, i am going out later).

I think i may have a nap and then find something else to occupy my time.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Productive day?

Procrastinating so i wrote a song and did a painting of no relevance, and then about 9 cups of tea down and still no work done. If i fail this assessment it's due to my own lack of self motivation.

This is Giuseppe, he isn't your usual imagining of a red indian warrior...but i promise you he's just as fierce and probably a lot better looking.


Saturday, 19 November 2011

20 paintings

First term presented itself with the mammoth task of 20 paintings, all meeting a different specification. Assessment roles in on Monday and i have finally managed to complete the paintings with a day to spare... not to relax however as there's still loads to do. I cannot wait till 12 noon on Monday so i can just come back to my house and sleep!

I'm physically exhausted, mentally malfunctioning and i look a state.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hats, gloves and sea and sand

So i haven't posted in a while. Uni life is odd, sometimes i am completely bored, others work just piles up and i procrastinate like crazy...that is what i am doing right now...

On Sunday we went to Cromer, a beach town near Norwich. Obviously Novemeber is not the usual choice month for a seaside visit, but in a way it was nicer huge swarms of people...just the pleasent sea air...and a flask of hot chocolate. We looked like real beach visiters with our hats and gloves.

Here are a couple of photos, if you're ever in the Norfolk area Cromer is a great place to go. Its full of little craft shops, the cutest secondhand bookshop and a beautiful pier.