Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Going away to college

So, if you follow me on my other social networking outlets you are likely to know that on the 15th of August I recieved the A Level results I wanted (AAB) and will be going to The University Of Sussex in September to study Philosophy and English. You will also know I am EXTREMELY excited about it. One of my friends told me not to romantisice it too much but it's all I can do right now. I have turned into Carey Mulligan in An Education.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Russian Animal Jigsaw

Picked this jisgaw up from the St Rocco's charity shop in Warrington a few days ago for 25p, it was too cute not to! can't find any information about it because I can't read the box but maybe someone else will give me some insight. These images came inside as a guide for the jigsaw which is made of small blocks each with different images on the sides. Unfortunately the actual blocks arent in as lovely condition as these. I would like to turn these into something but I don't know what.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Black Cab

(just a silly comic i had the idea to make based on Black Cab by Jens Lekman... I don't really "do" comics but it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours)

Friday, 2 August 2013

On a date with myself

I have been on my summer holidays now for almost 2 months and it's driving me insane. All I want is my exam results!! I've still got a couple of weeks to go, and then I can get planning (fingers crossed) stuff for university, OR I can start my crying-forever marathon. Either/or, really. Until then I feel like I am stuck in limbo. I just got back from my holiday to Portugal on Sunday and then from Monday to Wednesday I have been into town EVERY SINGLE DAY. I just couldn't think of anything else to do to whittle the time away. On Monday I went with friends, on Tuesday I went on my own, and on Wednesday I managed to convince a friend to come with me again- as though things in the same 3 shops I always go in might have changed since the day before. On Thursday I got GIVEN a free bus ticket and I could have gone again but I decided 4 days in a row was too much even for me, and ended up watching stuff on Netflix and napping instead.

So today I woke up wondering what I would do this day in my wild life. Luckily, I stumbled onto this Rookie article whilst I was hiding in bedroom pre-shower (a man was here to fix the washing machine and I wasn't letting him see me in that state) and I got inspired. Now, most of that stuff isn't really stuff I could achieve today - "trespass an abandoned theme park"?! (which by the way, doesn't feel like something you should endorse, Rookie!!) - but I did decide that maybe I WOULD go to the cinema. Looking at my local Odeon listings didn't really bring up anything I fancied (don't get me started on "mainstream" manufactured films, man) so I decided I could venture a little further afield on the train to Manchester to the Cornerhouse. My eye was caught by 3 out of the 4 films showing today and I decided I would make a whole day of it and see 2 of the films in a row - the Saudi Arabian Wadjda, followed by Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill, which I hadn't yet seen. Frances Ha looked good too but I am planning on going to Manchester again next week and decided to save it until then. I asked a friend if she wanted to join me, but she was busy. This didn't phase me though; I always say that the most important thing in life is to be your own best friend.