Tuesday, 31 March 2009

everything IS beautiful..

i have finally finished Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell. it was such a beautiful book...i really do recommend you do check it out, it doesn't take very long to read, so if you want a quick and interesting, light-hearted read full of love and odd friendships, read this. 'Riley Rose, atheist and all-round rebel, has been tricked by her father and his irritating new girlfriend into spending her summer at spirit ranch holiday camp. There Riley meets Dylan Luck, recent paraplegic and fellow misfit-on-a-mission, and together they turn the camp upside down. Truths are told, secrets revealed and Riley's dreaded week away turns out to have life-changing significance...'
ah so today was a sorting out day...trying to decide what things i need and what things i do not need!!! de-clutter my room so to speak. i always seem to find things of interest when i do this, whether it be old badges or old art work.i was reading through an old newspaper from the other day and came across this amazing artist. her name is Mari Kasurinen as she takes my little pony dolls and recreates them into something new, based on a theme or certain movie! they are brillant, just look at them!!! :) how funny and sute are they! some of them do not even seem like they could have been a my little pony doll!! you can find her work on her flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/marikasurinen/

Sunday, 29 March 2009

home sweet home

so i am back home in my little town, away from noise, uni, lots of people. when i get home from uni, i know that i am home...but i don't feel i am home anymore...i am not sure where i belong now. don't get me wrong, i am welcomed back by family and friends who are so happy to see me..but i just have the feeling because i am away at uni for long periods of time..the idea of home is sipping away..and its not my home anymore...well not until summer when i come home for good.now i was happy to be going home for the Easter holidays..however now i am back i am not sure. its a weird thing..when you don't have something you miss it so much...but when you do have it..you long for a difference. i know its silly...but knowing i only have a couple of months left living away from home at uni, living with my flatmates-my best friends that i have only known just under 3 years-who i now believe to be life long friends, living in a city, being able to do what i want, go wherever i want...and that will all soon disapear..forever..it makes me sad. and i don't want to lose it all just yet.
so home! well mum has finally chosen a wallpaper for the living room, its on one wall, and i love it so much. its beautiful.
i went to a boot sale today..eek, its good to be back looking through junk and looking for beautiful finds. i found an old doctor's bag (i need to give it a good clean before i take a good photo), some old photos, a child's letter to their parents, an old pop up Christmas card, and a beautiful bird pin. i think i am going to start collecting broaches, i think i have fallen in love with them.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

it's opener there, in the wide open air.

i was tagged by the beautiful The tea drinking english rose to do the 'show your heart tag'...with as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in: 1 picture, 1 poem, 1 song or piece of music, 1 phrase or quote, 1 piece of clothing, 1 place and (just for fun) 1 Disney princess.
(my garden state drawings)
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."

With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any your want to go down.
In that case, of course you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

(a small section from Oh, The Places You'll Go!- Dr Seuss.)
song or piece of music: Cathedrals- Jars of Clay, its the only song that has ever brought me to tears.
quote: "You got to hear this one song, it will change your life."- Sam, Garden State.
piece of clothing: my amazing Thompson t-shirt which i won on holiday.
place: my nan's beautiful house, which was giant. and full of wonderful things from all her travels with grandad.
hmmm Disney princess....i guess Ariel. :)
i decided to show my heart in a few photos. whether it be a wonderful birthday cake made for me by friends last April, or live music, or my book and magazines.I was then tagged by from lina. The rules are:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.
What is your current obsession? Watchmen
What are you wearing right now? my Thompson t-shirt, pj bottoms.
Who was the last person you hugged? my friend
If you were a tree, what tree would you be? oak tree
What’s for dinner? i had yummy nachos
What was the last thing you bought? an amazing necklace i have been looking for everywhere, its an octopus.
What are you listening to right now? the tv..i am watching how i met your mother.
What is your favourite weather? rain
What’s on your beside table? clock, rubbish, ear-buds, lamp, and book.
Say something to the person/s who tagged you. hello lovely lina!! i hope you are having lots of fun fun fun!!
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? new york..please!
where are you typing from right now? my kitchen in my flat at uni.
A book you're currently reading? i am still reading Yes Man by Danny Wallace..and reading the watchmen graphic novel too.
What would you like to have in your hands right now? 'Hello my name is...' stickers. i really really want them..but you can't get them in the UK...i really want them!! :(
What is your favourite tea flavour? just normal breakfast tea.
What film means so much to you? garden state...more than words can say.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? home.
What did you want to become as a child? a cartoonist.
i hope everyone is wonderful!! :)

Sunday, 15 March 2009

red red red...

hello all! still getting on with my work..looking, reading, making birds for my art. i had a wonderful Friday night celebrating comic relief, or red nose day. its an amazing event to raise money. comics and other famous people get together to raise money for charity, and you can too. i got this years red nose day t-shirt, with the Beatles on, designed by Stella McCartney. i love it very so. lots of red bits and pieces were had on Friday.i got the most amazing bat necklace ever!! i got it the other day, i am in love with it so much..i keep wearing it. :) now that i am back from Rome, i am trying to get back to normal life. although i long for late nights, wonderful wine, beautiful food, and amazing views. but i guess life goes on!! :) my labbit got some amazing gifts from rome.i treated myself to two new pairs of converse...i am in love. my other ones were falling to pieces, so i had to get more.ah i also went to see Watchmen the other day, and it was amaing!! and i also went to see garden state at the cinema like i said in a post before! it was wonderful, people were laughing and it was shown in a small screen...oh it was great. i am still smiling!!! :D

Sunday, 8 March 2009

i heart rome.

i heart rome.
i had the most beautiful time, full of laughs, good food, amazing ice creams and friends i will love forever. i got up nice and early on monday morning to meet friends to catch the skylink bus to the airport. the flight was fun, and full of laughs. plus i was still reading yes man- by danny wallace. he was making me laugh. when we got to rome, it took us about 45 mins to get to the hotel. i shared with 3 other lovely people. our room was cute.
after we had un-packed and sorted our room out we went to the colloseum. it was breathtaking, simply stunning!!! i know it sounds a bit geeky, but all i could think of was the movie jumper!! jamie bell...eek!! :)
during my few days in rome, i had so much fun. i don't think i have laughed so much in such a long time. it was great to hang out with old friends. the food was wonderful, the sights were breathtaking, the buildings were grand and the art was amazing.
i did find a really beautiful church. on the railings outside the church was hundreds of padlocks. all these padlocks had peoples names on them. couples names. i thought it must be all the people they may have gotten married in the church, or visitors may have put them there. it was amazing.i said that i would have an ice cream diary, and i had 4 amazing ice creams, but quite a few flavours, these included cookie dough/biscuit, white ice cream with dark chocolate pieces, coconut, mint (which was very very strong), vanilla lemon, fudge with chocolate pieces, and another version of coconut and mint...with cream! :)the ceilings and building were beautiful in rome. every church or building held something wonderful. one building i loved was the Pantheon. the Pantheon does not have a roof, so the rain, light, dark and come in. its amazing to look up so high.
other places i enjoyed visiting were the Vatican, the Sistine chapel, and St.Peters.
apart from the ceiling i loved the floors in all these beautiful buildings. tiles, mosaics, patterns.fun was had. however i am glad to be back..i missed silly English things like tea, reading the paper, and watching telly. :)

Sunday, 1 March 2009

when in rome..

ah i am packing and i am leaving my flat at 2.45 in the morning to catch the bus with my friends to take us to the airport..so we can go to ROME!! i wasn't really looking forward to it that much..i am not sure why. i think it might be because recently i have gotten a little scared when flying. but i am hoping i will be OK. i am off to Rome until Friday when i get back. my tutor keeps going on and on about all the different ice cream, so i will be keeping an 'ice cream diary' to see how many different ones i can have. :)
i hope everyone is ok, and speak to you soon!! :D