Tuesday, 30 June 2009

eternal sunshine.

today has been a rather up and down day. in fact, the whole week has been.
i had school this morning which was utterly pointless, but on the plus side it was the last time i will ever have to wear that hideous polyester jumper. rejoicing time!
the rest of the week has been pretty good, i spent most of the time watching glastonbury. which i have to say was bloody amazing, i so wish i could've been there! the best act for me was most definitely bruce springsteen - i actually stayed up to watch his entire performance & he was so good! seriously, that man can play some serious tunage. and it does help that he's pretty damn hot (yes, even for a 59 year old).

anyway, after school i went home & watched one tree hill & gilmore girls (which i must say i am rather addicted to). finally, FINALLY, i can use the phrase i saw on scrubs that i have been waiting to use for absolutely aaaages: i am so mad at lorelai i can't even talk right now.
if you watch either (or both) programmes you will understand. if not, tough luck.
i also listened to some of my dad's records (jimi hendrix, david bowie & elvis costello) & played a bit of guitar. i've started learning my pieces for grade 1 but it's a bit tedious at the mo, because a) i am crap and b) it's a tad tiring playing the same things over and over again. my theory book came in the post today though so that's something.
while watching hollyoaks, i made a necklace (as is my general thing to do when bored). i found a picture in the tv guide the other day (yes i know, i am so sophisticated) of a still from my favourite film of all time: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. if you haven't seen this film you won't get the "meet me in montauk" reference. and the only thing i say to that is watch the film! believe me it is worth is, michel gondry is a really amazing director & the story is just beautiful.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

sir paul.

it is the 67th birthday of sir james paul mccartney & the 16th birthday of a friend of mine today, so i felt that was worthy of a blog entry.
also, i am veryyyyy excited!
i'm off to liverpool at some point in the summer to go on a beatles experience.
mother & i are possibly going on beatles day (10th july), which is a charity event in liverpool where they basically do loads of beatley type things for charity. you can even buy mop top wigs.
i think we're going to stay in the hard day's night hotel and we're going on one of the beatles tours - which are actually called magical mystery tours!
aaahh i really cannot wait :)

Saturday, 6 June 2009

above us only sky.

i made some jewellery today.
it's not really unusual for me to do this, i mean, it is kind of hopefully going to be my future career, but i have had hardly any spare time lately because of my ridiculous GCSEs that are going on at the moment.
anyways, today i made 2 pairs of earrings, a ring, a badge & a necklace.
the earrings were really just rearranging other earrings, & the ring & badge were repair jobs, but i really love the necklace i made.

there's a bit of a story behind it actually.

the jigsaw piece is from an art exhibition i went to see at the baltic flour mill by yoko ono (between the sky and my head). i've never been too big a fan of conceptual art, but i did really love that exhibition. yoko ono really is a good artist, she can draw as well as do installations. besides, art is about more than just drawing anyway.

it just reminded me of the lyrics to imagine (which i really think is a beautiful song, even with its strongly communist connotations) & has really inspired me for a whole jewellery range kind of thing about, well, sky. i guess that sounds a bit stupid, but inspiration is inspiration!


imagine there's no heaven,

it's easy if you try.

no hell below us,

above us only sky.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


saw this on tv today and screamed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpBDOolcs9g
i am quite excited for this, even though i don't have an xbox.
john, paul, george & ringo immortalised (more than they are already, if that's at all possible) in computer game form.
the graphics look pretty awesome too, but i bet the singings hard. especially with the three-part harmonies those guys were so fond of.
eeek! i seriously cannot wait for this to come out.

Monday, 1 June 2009

vintage reclaimed skirt.

mother made me a lovely skirt t'other day.
i bought the skirt back in march at a vintage fair for the not-very-princely sum of £4 & at the weekend we altered it.
we put a purple waistband on, changed the buttons & made it a tad shorter.
i really reaaally love it :)