Who’d have thought I’d be using Tumblr for work? Thanks to so many amazing art blogs I’m following I can write this last essay a lot quicker!
I’ve written so many essays over the past two days, I think I only have one or two more to write now as well! I’m finding it a lot easier to know what to write in each one now as well, all I can say is studying English Literature at A Level has helped so much with structuring the essays, maybe no so much about studying artwork but I’m learning about that from this year!
Beware of people who dislike cats.– Irish Proverb (via doeheart)
Hmm, my hopes of being better for monday have vanished as I still feel as awful as yesterday. I love my mum though, she’s bought me some medicine and strepsils to help with my throat and cough. Despite feeling as rough as a bears arse I have so many essays to write for my visual diary for tuesday so I can’t rest. I always seem to become ill at the worst of times!
I’m sorry posts have been lacking recently, I’ve had an extremely busy week at university today, I’ve stayed behind late every day to try and get the Medusa commissions completed as well as getting my final major project underway. On top of that I’ve been ill, but I dragged myself into uni all week and now I’m paying for it… but I’ll survive!
I woke up this morning and I’d list my voice, it was so annoying trying to talk to people and they couldn’t hear me. It did get better during today but my voice is going again now. It hurts to talk so its been a quiet day for me!
My group have finally got our interactive textile medusa sculpture underway! The materials didn’t take too long to arrive, we ordered everything through the university art shop which was very handy… I love that shop so much, discounted art materials are the best! I’ll post some pictures of the snakes we’ve made so fat tomorrow.
I’ve bought the oil paints and everything else ill need like turps and linseed! I bought a nice box of 12 tubes which was in a sale, it worked out cheaper than buying a box of 8! Tomorrow I need to bring my easle in as the ones in the studio have broken.
Tomorrow I may invest is some oil paints and painting knives and make some canvases to experiment on, it could create some interesting results! I’ve been putting off using oil paints for too long now, I think.
Ah, the joys of not getting hangovers, I feel very lucky that I don’t! Also, I actually managed to sleep last night, the second time I’ve ever managed to fall asleep after drinking alcohol! Now to write my artist essays and work on my final major project.
peninsularian: “You see, one has an intention, but what really happens comes about in working - that’s the reason it’s so hard to talk about it - it actually does come about in the working. And the way it works is really by the things that happen. In working you are really following this kind of cloud of sensation in yourself, but you don’t know what it really is. And it’s called instinct. And...
It’s been a wonderful night! Apart from one guy who decided to “try it on” with me and two of my friends, attempting to grind on me in a club isn’t fun! I just need to sober up a little now… I won’t sleep anyway though!
Well this isn’t a promising start to the day… I wad nearly hit by a car on a crossing. The woman decided to keep driving even though she saw me crossing, if I took one more step she would’ve hit me.
I know the Manchester trip was yesterday, but I was so tired last night I didn’t even go onto my computer (that happens rarely)! The short version is that the day was amazing. Despite nearly getting ran over several times and dodging buses to try and keep up with my tutors and not get lost, Manchester looks like a really nice city! I also saw several of my favourite paintings at The...
You see more with Japanese eyes, you feel the colour differently.– Vincent van Gogh, in reference to Japanese art and ‘Japonism’.
As predicted, today I felt dead on my feet. It really doesn’t help that I feel like I’m coming down with some sort of illness, I’m hoping it’s just tiredness like last time, but knowing my luck I’ll be ill. Just in time for the Manchester trip tomorrow as well! I’ll still be going even if I am ill; I’ve already bought the train tickets, I’ve never...
so much joy it hurts: An Illness Like Any Other,... →
kathleenjoy: It’s an illness like any other, Van Gogh wrote, as the flashes behind his eyes kept popping while in his hands the brush’s marked determination to continue exploded beyond the canvas, hands and eyes, together, wrestling the mind into some kind of submission. The glory of it assaulted him…
It would have been so much easier to find the artist again if I’d actually saved the post to my drafts like I thought I had. Finding a post again on Tumblr is like searching for a needle in a haystack! EDIT: Found the artist! After nearly 25 minutes of seemingly endless scrolling through my tracked tags.
I’m back at university tomorrow, I really can’t wait to get back into the studio and start working properly again! However, I doubt tomorrow will be that productive, seeming as it’s both a monday and I’ll be in my zombie mode from lack of sleep/not being used to waking up so early. I’ll finally be able to pay those pesky library fines as well, but at least I’ll...
When you go out to paint, try to forget what object you have before you—a tree,...– Monet (via drawingfordayz)
I don’t understand why it’s always in the middle of the night that I feel motivated and inspired to start working. Yet, because it is so late at night, tiredness inhibits my motor skills meaning I can’t draw or do anything as well as I normally can. Until I start back at university and get into the routine again, I’m not going to get anything done at home!
I was considering pulling an all nighter, gaming and working on my final major project as I’ve fallen behind because of an eventful week. However, I am feeling tired now, but if I can’t sleep again like the past few nights I’ll get up and start work I guess. I have mixed feeling about going back to university. On one hand I can’t wait to get back into my studio where I can...
Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months....– Tom Waits (via cardboardantlers)
I’m so silly… I knew I was forgetting about something rather important! I have 16 library books checked out at the moment, and they were due back two days ago… the fine for each book is 25p per day overdue, so at the moment my fine stands at £8. The only problem is that I can’t renew the books online now because of the fines, and I can’t pay the fine online so...
Went to another pub quiz with friends tonight, it was a lot of fun! Although, we got a worse score than last week, some of the questions were so obscure! However, we did get one of the bonus questions right and our team won £5! We also had to carry a friend home who decided he’d drink 2 bottles of wine to himself, who then decided to do his “Woman in Black” impression in the...
Looking forward to a night our for a friends birthday tonight, although it’s looking cold out so no dress for me! Hopefully the rain will hold off as well, I bet I jinx it now though…
Have you doodled on this blob yet? →
I might do this, something art-related to do which isn’t my final major project!