Wednesday, 27 June 2012

N U C A-mazing

Today started off as a bit of a disaster. I woke up late, then my hair decided it was going to go all flicky and I had to spend ages sorting it out, only to put it up eventually. Then I had a little run to the bus.. lets call it a casual jog to the bus. 
As today I went to the NUCA or The Norwich University College of the Arts degree show today. My art class and a photography class intended to travel via train, but due to an overhead line fault all trains were running two hours later. We did manage, however, to persuade my teacher to let us go on our own.. so here is my day!!
1. Drove to Norwich, after a couple of pit stops to get food, petrol and changes of clothes. Then parked at my friend's grandparent's flat. Had a little chat and this is the view:
2. Then had a cutesy trek across Norwich to NUCA to see the degree show. Think I took like two hundred photographs and have so many business cards it's unbelievable!
Above: a few of my personal favourites from the Fine Art and Illustration sections.
3. Then a little adventure round city, including the drinking of double chocolate coolers in Costa, buying raspberry bonbons and hunting in the vintage shops (PRIM and Goldfinches).
4. Then we drove home, I ate a lush stir fry, went to my ballet class, and am now watching an old Midsomer Murders episode on plus one. LOVE MY LIFE! (hehe)


Monday, 25 June 2012

all chinese-d out

It was the first Sunday that I wasn't dancing, so my family and I decided to trek up to see my grandparents. I love visiting my grandparents primarily because I do not get to see them much, but also because we always go to a fabulous Chinese buffet. I enjoyed it so much, that I thought I would share a few photos with you.. I apologise for the quality of the photos, I was so excited to begin eating that they were only a few quick snaps!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

little 'ol read

Omg, omg this is so cute!! I want to do this so bad! If it wasn't that most of these cute little free libraries are in the US of A I would be round them like a bee round nectar!! I like reading!!
All the above photos are taken from www.littlefreelibrary.org/





Monday, 18 June 2012

lovely little hidey hole

I always make these books, in fact I spent a whole 6 months making art inside books using this method. I hope that the instructions are pretty straightforward. Have fun!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

I'll set your design

So, I'm starting my Fine Art A2 Personal Study, and I would really like to do it around installations and set design, and somehow I stumbled across this incredible set designer: SHONA HEATH. She is seriously my greatest love at the moment! 
Things might be a little sporadic from here on in... school is really starting to kick off again, and the time I used to have free from no revision/homework is now gradually getting full again. So, please bear with me!!

I do not own these photos, they can be found right here.

Monday, 11 June 2012

long live the lonely sock

I know that you can buy them for almost nothing, but if you fancy being a bit creative, using up those odd socks and getting a hair donut for virtually nothing then carry on reading!!
I suppose if you wanted to make it tighter then you could roll another/part sock round it, but it is your choice. Mine cost nothing to make and as my hair is around shoulder length (I'm getting it cut on saturday) just makes doing my hair a bit easier!!


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Book Review- The Anger of Achilles: The Iliad

I think this is my first book review on here, but no matter! I love books and I completely support that people should read as much as they can! This book I borrowed from the library, which is a facility that I temporarily forgot about. However, I spied this little beauty of which I had been dying to read for awhile!



"War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans, and Achilles, the great champion of the Greek Army, is angrily sulking in his tent and refusing to fight after a furious row with his commander, Agamemnon. But when the Trojan prince Hector kills Achilles' beloved friend, Achilles plunges back into the battle to seek his bloody revenge- even though he knows it will bring about his own doom..."
Notes: Easy to read, and very interesting, can be a little overwhelming if unacquainted with ancient Greek history and mythology, but you quickly become adjusted. I swept through it fairly fast- under a week. Very enjoyable! I recommend!

Friday, 8 June 2012

O B S E S S I O N ! !

Today I am obsessed with Amy Scheepers!! 
I love the pure class and beauty that she encaptures. For more of her beautiful photography just click on the above link!

All of the above photographs belong to Amy Scheepers and can be found here: amyscheepers.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 7 June 2012

stylefile: midi skirt

Midi skirts are by far my favourite item of clothing at the moment. More versatile than the mini/maxi skirt they can be dressed up or dressed down and are perfect for hiding hairy legs! In addition if you are a thrifty person, charity shops are practically overfilling with wonderful cheap skirts!
So, here is my advice:
  1. check out your local charity shops!
  2. doesn't matter if they are a tad too big, a little tuck here and there and you're good to go
  3. if you have a patterned skirt go for a tucked in plain top, and finish with a simple belt
  4. alternatively,, if you've gone for a plain skirt don't be afraid to go for flashs of colour, and introduce accessories! 
My two new additions to my midi skirt collection
left- purchased from a charity shop for around £3, originally a size 16, but I altered it to fit a size 6/8
right- vintage midi skirt given to me by my grandmother. Required mending in a few places, but otherwise good condition.