Friday, 21 August 2015

Rainy Margate day

Last week I spent a whole day with some friends. The day started early. We went for breakfast at the American Diner. It was a fond farewell breakfast for my friend Charlotte. She currently now living and studying in America. Of course I am so jealous, and I wish I had done that. I will miss her so much, but I know she is going to have the best time. She's going to learn so much about herself, live life, do things she's never done before and make so many new friends.
After a sad goodbye (I tried not to cry in front of Charlotte) the rest of us headed to Margate! One of my favourite places! We headed straight to the Turner Contemporary. Not just because we were dying to see art, but also because we chose the wrong day to go to the seaside and the clouds had opened and it was raining so hard.
We went to see Grayson Perry's new show. I really enjoyed it, bright colours, work questioning real art and of course what is real art? He is a very clever man. My favourite part was watching my friend Matt (who had never been to any art gallery or show before) experience this show. It's so interesting to get other people perspectives on things, and someone who doesn't necessary like or enjoy art. But he had a good time none the less.
After the gallery I wanted to take everyone for a cupcake in the coolest place, but of course the rain was so heavy and everywhere was packed. We walked through town and then came across the cutest coffee shop. I have wanted to visit for ages, but never did. Now I know I was waiting until this moment. It was so quite, they served good coffee, yummy sandwiches and even had a pile of boardgames. That's a good sign.
Later in the day we managed to get a cupcake, and it was just amazing. David treated me to a pretty little cupcake. But of course we shared each other's.
Then later we went to see my gorgeous friend Emily perform in Whitstable. She was perfect, and I'm so happy I have finally seen her live! She is currently on her seaside tour, you should check her out! Emily Watts music!
It was a perfect end to a perfect day. When we were driving home I just felt so happy. Moments like this are there to be enjoyed and remembered that life is good.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Recent comicbooks

Blogging seems to have taken a step back, but I'm all in gear to blog again! Lots to catch up on, and stories to tell. But first, I picked up a few new comics in America on holiday. This week I have had a little bit of time to catch up with them all. I'm a fan of boom. Months ago Uncle Grandpa came out and I couldn't get hold of a single issue in the UK. I walk into the first comic book store in America and find ever single issue. So I decided to buy the first two. They are so fun, bright and light hearted. Plus mega crazy!
I picked up Adventure Time's Card Wars comic, which also came with a free card to us in the actual game! Plus it's all about Fionna and Cake! I love these characters. Getting a free game card was such an awesome extra!
I also picked up Bob's Burgers. Now I have already read this issue, but I loved this cover, so I just had to buy it again! I mean look at it! Super cute!
And I also picked up Power Up. I'm still unsure about this comic. It seems like it ticks all the boxes, but there is something about it I'm really not sure if I actually like it. Maybe I just need to try the second issue and make up my mind then.
What comic books are you reading? And any I should be checking out?

Friday, 7 August 2015

Life just gets busy

Wow. I have been busy. Life has been kinda crazy! I wanted to make sure I documented everything over the last few weeks, but of course I was too busy and that idea went out of the window. I have jumped on a plane and flew all the way to Austin and then Portland. I had the best two weeks in such a long time. I relaxed so much, did so much, and saw so much. But I will talk about this all soon. I helped with my artists group and our market last weekend. I sold lots of my work, which has given me so much confidence. But again, more about this soon. I'm working like crazy, lots of art projects on the way, trying to read as much as I can, make more healthy meals and plan more adventures.