So, a bit of housekeeping… Firstly, I am sooo sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while, I was planning to upload something yesterday but the internet mysteriously broke down (which I later found out was caused not by an evil green monster trying to come between me and my blogging, but instead by the fact that I leant against the wifi switch. Much less exciting I know.) Anyway, as I was worrying yesterday about what I was going to do, an idea for a post came to me which made me very excited, as I hope it will make you too.
This Sunday in Chester, which is a beautiful historic Roman city which just happens to be the nearest city to where I live, there is a vintage crafts fair which is going to be taking place at the guild hall. Now for anyone who doesn’t know already, I LOVE arts and crafts, I have been crafting and making things for my room or other people practically since the day I was born, and I especially love vintage crafts. So needless to say, when I saw a sign for this fair, I knew I just had to go, and after my delays yesterday, I thought what a great opportunity for a really good blog post. Perhaps I could even use some of the photos I am going to take for a full page on vintage crafts! Anyway that was my idea, and the point of this was basically to both apologise deeply for neglecting you, and to tell you not to despair; I hope I can make it up to you with a really fabulous post on the Sunday, or Monday at the latest. If you would like not only a post about the fair, but a full page on vintage crafts, or you have any ideas you would like to share, PLEASE leave a comment below, as I love hearing from you and your opinions are invaluable to me.
On that note, I’m going to love you and leave you… see you soon!!! xxx
tree close up
These are quite old photos, taken this year before the big flood.
I seem to like drawing hands and roses…
sketch on scrap paper
Okay, so as part of my AS level course work this year, we have to do multiple projects based on the theme of contamination, and we can interpret this theme anyway we like. Personally, for this particular project I wanted to keep the concept fairly simple, so I decided to look at objects being covered or consumed.
After we had decided the concept we wanted to use, we had to think of some way to present that idea in a little box. Sorry, I know that sounds weird, but the idea is that you can fill this box with anything you want, it doesn’t have to look pretty, its just a tool which we later used to draw and take photographs from. The starting point of lots of different pieces of work. I decided to collect bits of rusty bolts and metal, wire, and slate, anything which suggests ruins, and then cover them in layers of wax which had been manipulated to look as if they were `consuming` the materials.
Anyway, one of the spin off projects from this box was a charcoal drawing. I am surprisingly impressed by mine so I thought id share it with you. Enjoy!
starting off ….
The piece looks very dark and gross, which since the theme is contamination, I am pleased about. However, of course there are always improvements to be made, so if you have any advice or ideas PLEASE share it, I would be so grateful. Thank you so much for reading this blog, I hope one day I can inspire other people as much as they inspire me.
Hello again, as you can see I have kept my word, and although this is a LITTLE bit late Im actually doing another post (whoooooo), so I`ll just get on with it shall I?
I did actually get my camera for Christmas which I am SO grateful for! Its the Canon 100D and I LOVE it! I had to make a deal with my dad to get this one and I have agreed to pay half, which I feel is well worth it. Anyway, as you have probably guessed I went a bit snap crazy, and I thought I could share some of the best pictures with you guys, just to let you know it is my first proper time using equipment like this, so although some of the pictures may not be that great I am proud of them. Saying that, if anyone is actually reading this (I am so grateful to you) and have an idea on how I could improve PLEASE say so, as the whole point of this blog is me learning new things and sharing them with you. Anyway enough rambling, here are some of the pictures. 🙂
3 Bird Roast!!! :0
Molly the Doggy!!
Christmas cake, yummm
The cooks 😉
Hello strangers! As you can see I haven’t looked at this blog in almost a year. So much has happened in that space of time, and I have grown up a lot ( though not too much 🙂 ). Although I didn’t take full advantage of this space properly before, I have now decided to give it a real go.
I have now started my A Levels, in fact I have been doing them for a few months now. I take history, maths, art, and physics, and yes a know there a bit of a random mix, but they are all subjects I love to do and I really have no idea how I am going to decide which one to drop next year.
One thing that I have started to learn about this year, which is almost completely new to me, is photography. Id always been interested in the idea of photography and iv always experimented as much as I could on my own camera, (which is my gran’s old one, and not exactly cutting edge), but iv never really had any idea how it all works before – I just pointed and pressed the shutter. However, in September, in art we had a few lessons on the basics of photography, and I have just fallen in love. Now I find myself wanting to take photos everywhere I go, and since I am hoping for a camera for Christmas, I thought it would be a good idea for photography to be the main subject I am going to devote this blog to, that and my everyday discoveries.
So, I hope ill be seeing a lot more of you all, ill do my best to keep up with my word, and I am just going to ignore the fact that there is probably nobody reading this and just pretend. See you soon! 🙂