Saturday, 5 February 2011

The xx

I used to hate them. Now I love them.
I used to think they were boring and meaningless with no stage presence and 10 of the same slow, quiet songs but now I think they embody a beautiful, peaceful, melodic, original, refreshing, delicate and honest sound.
To be fair, for me to change my mind isn't an unusual thing. I do it more than I wash my hair, which is why I could never get a tattoo or live abroad.
I think they reason I initially didn't like The xx was cause I saw them supporting Florence & The Machine just before I got obsessed with her and decided I fancied her, so I didn't give these unusual spooky guys much of a chance, although the girl singer did have a nice beaded jumper. 

They're probably only a live band if you really really adore them and you're sitting in a dark field at night with stars and blankets and smoke and dew covered spider webs and draped purple scarves with moons and zodiac signs and a little bit of glitter, not being overly specific or anything.

Anyway, If you like the song Islands or just relaxing music I would recommend a listen to The xx's album.

"ll forgive and forget, before I'm paralyzed.
Do I have to keep up the pace, to keep you satisfied?
Things have gotten closer to the sun, and I've done things in small doses.
So don't think that I'm pushing you away-
when you're the one that I've kept closest"

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

I ate pancakes last night

Three things I am wearing right now
1. Black Converse
2. Floral skinny jeans
3. A vintage Jimmy Hendrix t-shirt

Three things I bought recently
1. Marilyn Monroe earings
2. A Pete Doherty ticket!
3. A new art diary with aeroplanes on

Three songs I love right now
1. Fingerprints- I Am Kloot
2. These Roses- Gin
3. Arise Watch- Buffalo Tom

Three things to sum up my day
1. Eye contact
2. Music quiz
3. Parrot paintings

Three things I want right now
1. My best friend's French teacher
2. A socially acceptable poncho
3. A crisp sandwich

Sorry for the lack of photos
I'll be back more regularly
Sleep tight

Disintegration Dress

Lovely little Cure reference there, the following photo's also reminded me of these Cure lyrics too...
"Don't stare, I know the dress is tight but it's all I had to wear"
Oh Robert Smith I love you! yeah some may not get my obsession but it has reached hole new levels and I now think I want to dedicate some sort of art project towards him, The Cure are my number 1 and good old Rob may be the love of my life...

Aaanyway, this blog (that was meant to be sorted out many, many moons ago) sadly isn't about The Cure they just seem to infest my every thought- I may even begin a blog simply dedicated to them...

Right, back in focus, these are some photos I took in a local demolition sight for my A level art work. There's is a fair few of them but I'm genuinely very pleased with em so thought I would just go for it and upload several of my favourites. I will include a few snippets of facts in between some and I very much hope you enjoy looking, thanks :)

To think, I've only worn this dress once and it's main public airing was in a building site.
Really, the reason I did it was because of Tim Walker, my other hero.
He has previously photographed dresses in a tree so I sort of copied then 'one thing led to another' as they say and I 'branched out' hey! no. anyway, into urban decay and stuff.
I sort of did it to prove a point about the dark side of fashion, like all the stress, and pressure and doubt etc.
As if the cracks in the paint symbolize failure and low self esteem as well as contrasting with the perfection of the dress...

I like the focus of size labels on some of the hanger pictures 'cause they could demonstrate equality and acceptance within the image of the fashion industry and the shape of models etc, at least I hope they could show acceptance but non-the-less, I drew that third one for my final piece and due to three years of non-stop art, it sort of completely made my neck malfunction. There was like a trapped nerve/ shooting pain/ strained muscle or something cause I'd been looking down drawing for, well, ever so I got myself an endless amount of cheerios, another Beatles CD, some Cocodamol and a massive flip chart paper easel thing then all was well again Carrying on, here's some more photos...

And finallyy, I'm rather happy to say that I made and designed that last dress above for my GSCE textiles, oh Miss Chapman should be proud!
Hope whoever you are that reads these rambles or just looks at the weird pictures enjoyed these most recent rambles and pictures x