Friday, 29 July 2011

290.Wishes to be rid of loneliness

On my desk sits a memento from a art exhibition I recently viewed,depicting the girl above.The girl is Francesca Woodman-I say girl,but really she was a young woman,yet her photos seem to convey such strong feelings of teenage confusion,isolation,entrapment and experimentation....

I can't really put my finger on what it really is that attracts me to her work-the eerieness?,the blunt nakedness(that is rarely seen,without being sexualised),how personal they feel?, her premature death at 22 at her own doing?. All I can really put my finger on is the fact that I'm very intrigued by the person and her vast collection of work.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

289.Wishes to write

So I got my disposable camera developed....and the best bit? They also give you them in CD format, so I can easily transfer them to the computer.Heres some of my favourites,all from out and about venturing to see gypsy horses,hessle foreshore and churches-

The picture quality isn't the best,esspecially when they've been stretched to that size,but I kind of like them that way.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

288.Wishes to do handstands all day

And some details.....
badges,beads in my little plait,ring
pink dotty socks

Details-Vintage shorts and shoes,random school shirt I dyed pink years ago,UO Socks,H&M cardigan,hand me down ring from my mum and hand me down belt from my dad,heart badge made by me and "god" badge bought at give a dog a bone in York

What's that?An outfit post! Lets do goofy celebratory handstands! It has been a while,but I'm glad to be doing outfit posts again due to access to a camera that I've lent for art A-level work.Crikey,we've been set huge induction tasks by our teachers to do over summer before we even start our A-levels,even though we've only just finished our exams...really cranks up my stress levels again!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

287.Wishes for top of the pops

Just because I just watched a tv show chronicling some of the biggest hits from 1964 through to 1975, and well the above were some of my favourites. I think groovy music is worthy of a blog post, don't you? If only they'd show more clips like these on tv...god I used to love top of the pops(okay, now I sound like an old lady)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

286.Wishes to stop writing about movies

So I watched the movie "Heathers" about a month back,after randomly finding it on my brothers computer.No, I don't want to turn this into yet another movie post,but what I do ask readers is-is American(sorry,I generalise) high school really like this? Minus the obvious exaggeration,and quite crazy plot line...are there really cliques like these? From my own experience in England I can say that yes,heirachy does exsist in schools,but it's not that extreme(atleast not in my school).With cliques featuring in most American teen movies (mean girls,10 things I hate about you ect) I always wonder how far the movies are stemmed from reality. I guess I've always had a problem with the idea of labelling and defining people,into stereotypical 12 when people at secondary school realised where I lived they were quick to assume that I was a "chav",in which I always simple replied "I'm just me,I'm not anything". I guess I just find it a bit of a scary concept,and I'm just wondering if it's the truth?

On a sort of related sidenote(talking about secondary school ect),prom(an event which I don't really have much to comment on) happened about 2 weeks ago and on this rare occasion I'm giving you a peep into myself and my friends IN REAL LIFE. I guess you get to see my dress and da shizz,which makes the post a little more "fashioney".Yay for fashion!

The last two are at afterprom.Also,if you have noticed my hair is shorter then well done to you! I did have my whole "growing it out like a hippie for summer" plan, but it came to a premature end in a tragic incident with my mum and some scissors and some bad hair chopping skills.

Monday, 11 July 2011

285.Wishes to kiss the sky

So I've spent a large portion of this morning watching woodstock footage on youtube.I guess I've always had a fascination with hippie culture,due to my parents being part of that generation...hearing the stories,constantly looking at the photo albums,listening to some of the just sort of swells in you.I have a big love for Jefferson Airplane,and I'm starting to get into Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix too. Oh,this all fills me with that dreadfully familiar "why can't our decade be cooool?" vibe. I'm a record stuck on repeat.
Anyways,I seriously reccomend watching the original 3 hour documentary,you get such a great feel for the time from it,plus it's really interesting hearing peoples accounts of the event. I only watched about 50 minutes of it on youtube because I'm gonna end up overdoing our bandwidth,and I don't want my brother to have to pay an extra tenner on our bill.....
gonna walk to central library and see if I can get it on loan instead.

ps Grace Slick is my new heroine.