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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DesignZ - Fashion Show 2013

DesignZ is a Fashion Show that showcase students designs and outfits from Kristin School and I was lucky enough this year to be one of the student producers. It was such an amazing event and project to work on, the designers themselves were incredible and the stuff they made was so breathtaking. It was a fantastic night and if you're in Auckland around the middle of next year make sure you keep your eyes out for this event because it's not one to miss! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Spring Walks

Been Away For A While

So here's a quick photo diary of my past weeks...
 I started getting in the habit of drinking lots of water, keeping healthy!
I laughed a lot to keep my spirits up. 
 Let's Go Let's Go To Repco!
 I passed all of my exams!
 I went out for dinner 
 I went to a play and dressed up as a "nerd" - not without reason
I went to the movies

In all seriousness, these past few months have been so hectic, I helped produce a fashion show, which I'll post about soon, I had exams, I've had a few personal fall downs and some difficult weeks and it's all been so full on. I'm just so happy that there's now a two week break for me to catch up on some sleep, go for some walks, press flowers, read, draw and blog! So hopefully you'll be hearing a lot more from me over the next week or two xx

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Life's Contradictions

All these sayings and quotes relating to life are so contradictory. We're told that we shouldn't waste our time doing things we don't want to because, life is too short. But at the same time, you need to learn to do things you don't enjoy because not everything in life is going to be enjoyable. Both quotes are incredibly true but very contradictory, and you'll find this is a reoccurring theme throughout life.
So what does life want? Everything, and nothing. It's a confusion. Life wants us to enjoy it, to fill it with what makes us happy, but at the same time it wants us to learn that that can't happen all the time. I suppose what it's really telling us is that we can't always get what we want, but it wants us to try to anyway.

Artsy Update

It's been an insanely busy time for me recently but things are finally happening and it's all very exciting - it also means that I will have a lot more content to blog about... Anyway, you'll be hearing from me soon hopefully


Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Few New Drawings

So I have numerous amounts of gorgeous little notebooks and the other afternoon I picked one up and started drawing. I'm not too sure where my inspiration came from for the first two but I can assure you that the last one is due to my recent viewing of Despicable Me 2. Every time I go watch an animation film at the cinema, I leave with a huge driving passion to be an animator when I'm older and to work for Disney Animation Studios. I'm not sure how that'll end up working out but regardless, it led me to draw one of minions from Despicable Me 2. I'm about 50% sure this is Kevin but after quite a while googling it, I couldn't quite figure out which minion was which.
I hope you like them

Friday, July 19, 2013

Keeping You Updated

Hello my lovelies, just keeping you updated on what I've been up to recently.
I've just started an exciting little project that may lead somewhere but it may not... here's a little sneak peak!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lambs! In Winter?

So here's some exciting news... we have two lambs!! In the middle of Winter... I know, it was unexpected and we're not really sure how it happened (well of course we know how but, well, we don't really know who the daddy is, if you will). Anyway, we have them and they are adorable. Born today around midday. Unfortunately they have an awful mother who is rejecting them :( and one of them can't walk yet because it's too weak so I get to look after it. Also, sorry for not looking my best - I had just got out of the shower after cleaning up from walking around the field with sheep all afternoon.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Youth - Daughter

Less than a month ago Daughter released their new video for their song Youth from their album "If You Leave". I have to admit, I've been listening to Youth for ages, it's not a new find for me but it never gets boring, it's such a beautiful song.

words are falling out like endless rain into a paper cup

Across The Universe (2007)
If you haven't seen this film already then you probably should, especially if you're someone who loves and appreciates The Beatles. Directed by Julie Taymor and with the wonderful cast including Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson and a little few surprises, it is one of my all time favourite films.
It's a British-American musical romantic drama (yes, it sure includes a lot) that takes inspiration from The Beatles and their music, so maybe if you don't like musicals or you're an action movie person then maybe this isn't quite the movie for you. I'm still all for trying something knew though and in my opinion it's an absolutely amazing film so if you have a spare moment, especially as it's the holidays for some of us, seriously consider watching this!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Creative Writing - What Do You Think Of Me?

You must understand, my friend, that I have no single opinion, one worded opinion, of anyone. Instead my thoughts of you are based on a collection of memories and experiences.
Some are happy, some are sad, some fill me with rage and hatred for you, but some are fond and sweet.
So as you can see, my opinions are fluid and often alter in state.
So for me to even start to answer your question, it would cost me many hours and many memories and I wish not a trip down memory lane.

"It takes time because Tony has no single clear image of her mother. The memory of her is composed of shiny fragments, like a vandalized mosaic, or like something brittle that's been dropped on the floor. Every once in a while Tony takes out the pieces and arranges and rearranges them, trying to make them fit. (Though she hasn't spent very long at this yet. The wreck is too immediate)." -Margaret Atwood (The Robber Bride)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Imagine You're On A Road Trip

Little Holiday Away

For Dad's birthday we decided to have a three day retreat to the Coromandel and it was absolutely beautiful. I got the chance to shoot some gorgeous scenery and we all had such a good time (especially Arthur - our very energetic labrador)