Thursday, 25 March 2010

procrastination situation

i have a bit of a badge situation going on

large cushiony badge from Mel Stringer, the little red one is also from here but he's coming to pieces as he's lived on several blazers and bags for i think 2 years now. The other little girl comes from Dannybrito (http://dannybrito.com/) who sent me it with one of his zines a while ago .

Listening… just like honey- Jesus and Mary Chain


Reading… Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier, it belonged to my grandmother and it smells like her and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Watching… my creative centrale for my Creative Zen struggle to locate songs

Buying…a good new swim suit and a dress for the boyfriend's mum's birthday party.

Wanting… acne or jeffrey campbell shoes, the perfect romper, and to go to the Sketchbook pop up shop to see Susie Bubble (i'm however leaving london when it starts ¬¬)

Trying… to get as much of my Dead London project done before I leave for Singapore, be organised an have a proper timetable and not feel guilty about not going to uni this morning.

Loving… that spring is trying to burst through the grey and wearing shorts again without having to wear leggings, tights and three pairs of socks on!

Planning…to print my new heads project onto tote bags tomorrow, go to the Grant Museum to draw more animals and brave drawing in the Natural History Museum on sunday.

Making… hopefully a good lot of drawings and as always, a mess

Writing… .lists...i should say my essay but eeeergh

Cooking… yesterday i marinated some salmon an then cooked it with noodles and courgettes, i was very pleased with my efforts considering i dislike cooking and i made the marinade myself.

Inspired by… girls who look good in chinos, humidity, educational macabre and coconut water from actual coconuts (i could buy about 3 young coconuts for the price of the coconut water here, god i can't wait for sinigapore)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

wait a minute mr postman!

aah i love post. I got a lovely thick zine from the fantastic Mel Stringer (http://melstringer.blogspot.com/) i've loved her work longer than most i can tell ya! I think i bought my first original piece from her when i was 17-18. I also have a few little zines from her and a little fabric badge. Now i have another one, which is good as my other one is falling apart now (i wear it alot) and some stickers!
 
also yaaay new bag. I love you new Mr Bag. You are perfectly canvassy for beaches and hot weather, but brown enough to satisfy my want for a satchel (which i'm sure will be seen to when i hit singapore in a week or so) you also only cost 66pence. Which makes me very happy (an understanding in that you are indeed very very fake an have a bit of a hole in your bottom)

Friday, 12 March 2010

My Pet


my entry for Meow-our uni's illustration magazine
the theme is pets...i don't have any pets..well i have a dog back with my parents but black spaniels, cute as they are,aren't the most fun to draw, so Jonsi my dead but beautiful 1920s mink will have to do. Might try an get something with moles done for them ..i think monday is the deadline

what i do with my weeks off!

(that's not me btw, that's my other strange dead animal fascinated roomate)

if you couldn't tell from my current header i really like things that are a little macabre. I love the Huntarian but i also recently discovered the Grant Museum, which is in the Zoology Wing of UCL. It was nice to go into such a large an old looking uni. I love Middlesex but the building is far from impressive. Anyways,  unlike the Huntarian, they allow you to take photos without a flash, these are a few of my favourites.



crab in a shower cap!


(not sure if you can tell but my pictures all look sooo much better because I got a new camera for my 21st!a beeeautiful Canon 500d)


huge jar of moles???i'm kinda into moles at the min. I recently travelled around Catalonia an up in the Pyrenees we found this amazing display feauturing some spectacularly bad taxidermy


yeeah that's me.

london

wow so my blog is so unloved!Gunna do a few little updates i reckon.
I'm finding myself defending london a lot at the minute. I recently moved in with my boyfriend an he is struggling to love it. I've wanted to live here since i was 14 years old so i'm pretty sure of my love for London, stereotypes an all!