Thursday, 11 November 2010

Inspired!?

We've started a new project at college, its about 'cultures'. Every year I've been at college we've done culture; so I've become to loath it. This time I actually have a good idea for it. I'm going to base it on 'peoples' culture; i.e, subcultures, goth, emo, chav etc. Its going to be a series of self portraits. I'm not going to say anymore so you'll just have to wait & see! Lets just say it won't be cliché.

We had our PhotoShop class today, I pretty much know all of what we do in the lessons (not to sound big headed), so I end up racing through all of my work then for the next half of the lesson I'm left with nothing to do. We did photo restoration using stock images. I've done photo restoration before so I didn't really find it much of a challenge.

Oh a different note, don't you just love it when the teacher keep you 5 mintutes after the shuttle bus has gone? The next one isn't till 4pm, so I'm stuck at college for over an hour doing nothing particulary productive apart from updating my blog. Plus, my phone won't work. I can't access my menu, I can type the numbers in but what use is that when you can't press call!? D:

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Restoration:

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Life

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away - Unknown.
I'm still wating for my breath to be taken away. I want to feel like I can't breath; like I can't speak for loss of words & I want a moment of astonishment to overcome my body so I become paralysed, for just a moment.
I'm still waiting to feel alive.
I've got big plans. No one will stop me know. I know what I want from my life now, we only live once. Live your life for yourself, no one else.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Choices

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I just haven't really had the time; nore have I had anything interesting to update you on.

As some of you may know, I started studying the HND in Graphic Communication. From the word go I knew it wasn't for me, but I stuck at it. Once I start something I have to finish it, no matter how long it takes me; but I could not see this through till then end. It was tedious and I didn't feel challenged; therefore I have left the HND and it is the best thing I have ever done. I've transferred into the Foundation Art and Design to build up my portfolio before I go to university. I have decided to specialise in Photography. I could of got into university with the grades I had, but I wanted higher grades for my own sense of self satisfaction.

I start on the Foundation after half term, I can't wait! I had been contemplating moving for about a month now , I'm so glad I did. I haven't even started yet but I know its going to be good. Well, anything's better than the HND.

Thanks for reading and until next time.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Delays + Summer Project

Hello!

I finally have something interesting to update you with!

Sadly, there is going to be a delay with my studio. The carpet isn't down yet & now we are sorting out the other room; so now my room (to be) is full of boxes from the other room. I can;t wait to get in there but I guess I can wait a little longer ;)

I finally received my Summer project in the post today... a month late. I have 23 days before I go back to college; yet everyone else got their brief at the start of Summer. Not fair is it? I'm going to give myself 20 days to complete this project. (Somehow, I don't see it happening).

The brief is: to show the different 'cultures & the diversity of the UK' using hands. Hands!? Fantastic. I must say I'm not looking forward to it in the lease. At least it has helped my art block a little.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Uninspired

I have never had art block so bad in my life. Its not even funny anymore. Everytime I pick up a pencil & sketchbook I just want to snap the pencil in half & tear out every page. Someone inspire me, please.

Due to my lack of inspiration I have been doing other creative things, such as tutorials. I will post them soon.

Feeling


Isolated.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

My 'Studio'

After over 30 years of hoarding, my Mum has finally decided to have a clear out! We live in a chalet bungalow, for those who don't know what one of those is, its a bungalow which has had the loft converted into another floor. (The people who owned it before us did this).
After a lick of paint & the old carpet being removed, this is how it looks. Exciting stuff!