Friday, 30 May 2008

couldn't get out of bed today.

album of the week = dirty three's whatever you love you are
purely for some summers they drop like flies and MEEEMORIESS of last year. aw

Thursday, 29 May 2008

some summers they drop like flies


FINITO.
based on human, animal and plant life; focusing on beginnings = tree roots, foetus, birds "flying the nest". presented as a cycle because existence is cyclical.

i'm not as impressed by this finished as i was while i was working on it. as i said before, i was going to make it very busy and full of things (cells, cogs, flowers, etc.) but i decided not to because i thought it looked good simple & i'm a pro at ruining things while i'm ahead. maybe i should've gone ahead, but then i'd be saying OH I WISH I'D HAVE LEFT IT SIMPLER.

details=



the foetus is missing a foot, i was going to leave it considering i was originally going to do lots of detail but i'm thinking now, should i add it?
i don't know why i ask, nobody will answer

modern living



giant collage ahoy!/ dada inspired. clippings from issues of practical householder circa 1960. a2 sized? fairly satisfied with it. not sure it's great though.
oh well

DETAIL z


SEPERATE VERSION


+ i started a giiiant drawing, a1 sized, gonna be p-a-c-k-e-d with detail

I GOT LIARS & DEERHUNTER & HIGH PLACES TICKETS. I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M FINALLY SEEING LIARS AND DEERHUNTER AND IT IS ALSO AWESOME THAT I AM SEEING HIGH PLACES. THEY ARE HAPAPPAPPY
also got some nice clothing bargains today. win all round

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

you'll be in the air

it's as good as finished. i still need to go over the ENTIRE background in white which was possibly the worst idea i've ever had but i've started now and must finish. i'm not impressed with the first bird, but that can be touched up tomorrow.


s-a-f-e! i stuck at something!


i'm now going to clear my floor and do a giant collage.

Sunday, 25 May 2008

janajananjana

haven't got much done today, sadly. i saw the new indy film though and it was
AWESOME
i kind of wanted to have each figure finished tonight, if not perfectly, cos i still have to paint over the "background". i've been painting on calico which i find is a really nice surface, considering it's just a cheap textile, but i need to paint white around the figures cos the colour of the fabric isn't great, and then i need to cut it out well and sew around the edges. i was just going to hem around and sort something out at the top for a pole to go through so it can be hung, i might just leave it though. there's not much point to it anyway other than something for me to be doing while school's out and mayyyybe submit it to noise. it's going alright though, not how i imagined but nothing ever is, and that bird in the blue is a bitch, the last one on the other side is going to be a bitch too. i was going to paint myself into it. HA!
yeah anyway i wanted to get it done by tomorrow cos i have many other things i want to do. i'm too ambitious. l-a-m-e
here is me painting (alright i used self timer and it makes me look like a hunchback dollop but i like to document things like this because it rarely happens that i apply myself to anything that takes more than ten minutes) & a detail of the three finishedsies

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Friday, 23 May 2008

attack & release

exams were over yesterday & i've been - a -paintin'



+ rough "sketches" from which some of the birdy people were based on. they're not good.

not going according to plan but nevermind. it'll do for nooow.

i'm going to skip album of the week, because musical intake has mostly been Low on repeat in the background while i revised.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

gigantic

it's been a while since i updated. all art & photography coursework is in, i only have one more exam to go and then i am free free free as a bird!
today i have mostly been looking at uni prospectus's and doodling. i don't know where to go. it doesn't really matter anyway, i've still got a few months to decide where to apply to, i'm just wasting time cos i don't want to revise for ancient history. the exam isn't till thursday, but i'm going to the central library tomorrow to get some work done.
this week has been okay. i didn't sleep either sunday or monday night, trying to get all my coursework done, but it was worth it. i had to hand in one of my art sketchbooks unfinished but nevermind. here's some of the stuff i was doing;


+ this is a photo of mamma and pappa and callum for patograpghy. which went a bit better than art, although my unit two book is a STATE. nevermind,. it all got handed in by tuesday and i got to sleep. yay/
i had an english exam on friday too. that went okay. i think. i don't know really. i wrote like eight pages.....



dan came round on friday to revise. but that only lasted half an hour. we went on a walk at half four in the morning, unfortunately it's now getting light at that time. which blows. the train station is really creepy in the dark, which was the point of the trip.; nevermind. more on flickr soon.







DOODLES. from my nice 20p book that i've finally had chance to use! yes.
nothing special though

album of the week would be,... Mogwai#s kicking a dead pig


Friday, 9 May 2008

I WOULD HAVE

QUITE A FEW NICE THINGS TO UPLOAD IF MY COMPUTER WASN'T SO PAINFULLY SLOW, THUS JEOPARDIZING MY CHANCES OF GETTING THIS COURSEWORK IN BY MONDAY

DOES IT NOT REALISE I HAVE TO EAT, SLEEP, WASH, AND EVEN AFTER GETTING MY PHOTOS EDITED, I STILL HAVE TO PRINT, CUT OUT, STICK IN, ANNOTATE, RESEARCH AND "DEVELOP"
DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON ART/ that is so much worse. it would be alright if the computer wasn't fucking up photography for me.
O-H-M-Y-G-O-D

album of the week = slint - spiderland.
old classic really. i've just been listening to it more this week than normal

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

they're gonna build a ladder

my only afternoon lesson was cancelled today so i came home at lunch and sat in my garden, smoking and painting. it was beautiful, and !scorchio!
however, this did not go as i intended. i wanted the sort of "figurative"/"francis bacon" approach but i just look like a really shite painter, which is kind of true but i'm 70% positive i used to be better. i guess i just need more patience & practise. it's not finished anyway, i need to take it in & ask miss north, even though she is the most angry, least approachable art teacher on the planet.

Despite getting that down i haven't done one thing i had on my list for today, because i started to get depressed, so ate one and a half of the big bars of chocolate because it was buy 1 get 1 free at the shop, and fell asleep after hollyoaks, then woke up and watched more tv. i really hate myself. and i feel fat so i'm going to have to wear something different to what i intended to college tomorrow. shallow, i know, but important.
i was supposed to have all my photos taken for patography so i could drop them in for printing tomorrow and get them back on thursday, but i'm just going to have to drop them in on thursday and pay for 1 hour printing. ew.
here are some at joe's house that i took yesterday though, he's nowhere near as good at posing for photos as nanna and granpops. + absolutely none of the photos of him are in focus apart from this one, where his EYES ARE CLOSED and the composition is off, so i'm going to need to go back tomorrow. ew.
energy saving lightbulbs are a b-i-t-c-h. fuck you environment.



Monday, 5 May 2008

point of disgust


i just spent about two and a half hours editing photos. what a drag. I only have a few more to take though before i've finished the unit. exciting. i haven't really done any proper work since tuesday which sucks, but it's bank holiday monday today which is nice so i'm getting on with things, i have one more week to finish all art and photography work, which means doing two final pieces, completing one, and finishing off 5 sketchbooks, in various states of disarray.
excellent.
There are more photos on flickr.
i really need to get a pro account at some point. egh.

This week has been one of firsts, but i've had fun, my cough still hasn't got better though since like.. last friday or something?
I had a hair cut on saturday, that was nice, and i've bought two new dresses and a pair of heels that really hurt, but they only cost a pound so i can't complain, my mamma didn't like them though. nothing else really happened, maybe it has, i don't know, my brain is all shut down from cropping and level adjusting and saturation tweaking.
i hate photography sometimes.

anyway, have some face melts


and photos of my friends, we had a nice time together on thursday.




Album of the week (which was technically due on friday, as ever) = trust, by Low.