Friday, 28 January 2011

Catching dreams

Recently, it's not that I've not been inspired - au contraire, I've been very inspired - but I've had too many ideas to actually produce. And getting home late every day so I can't even take outfit pictures doesn't help. And I can't post the jewellery I made today because it's a present for a friend who's birthday is next week, grr.

Anyway, here's a dreamcatcher necklace I made myself and a dreamcatcher I made for C, both from scratch. People were very impressed but actually, they're so easy to make. :)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Snake is the new leopard = I love snake

Time for a photo overload, to make up for my recent distractions. All photos here apart from the ones of my rings taken by C. She's developed a sudden interest in photography and has decided to become my Colin (go stalk Rumi if you don't know who I'm talking about).

Wearing leggings from Topshop, tshirt from Zara, DIY cut-off top from H&M, rings from random stalls and markets and a gecko brooch I got for Christmas. I can't wait for warmer weather now; to wear lots of snake print, leather, feathers, denim, silver and turquoise; to wake up to lightness and heat and feel free. Also I want to dye my hair lighter so you can actually see the shadows but the parents are having none of that. I'm very inspired by Oracle Fox right now. Pondering how to make a dream-catcher from scratch... :)

Monday, 17 January 2011

A while ago, Jazzy E from hivennn asked if any of her followers would edit some photos for her. Being addicted to editing, I offered to and did these.

Also, some messing around with my camera produced these.

Now to actually read the manual and figure out how to make the shutter stay open for long enough to draw something.. :)

Friday, 14 January 2011

Bits and bobs

Random things.

Charm bracelet made by me for E. (Hey, that rhymes!)

Don't know if you can tell, but they're supposed to be a triangle (cos I'm hipster, right), a cresent moon, a tooth and an upside down cross. My favourite symbols at the moment.

A cord bracelet with a mini toy shark wrapped in it I made, on a table lamp. I always hang jewellery on this lamp when I'm making/have just made it. It's just so convenient. :)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Comfortably numb

^ Dar Williams

Jewellery I made last week out of random bits and bobs.

This ex-belt headband needs to be pimped out at some point, either with lots of feathers or curled wire. The stone is a red jasper, my birthstone (? or something like that).

5 Danish Kroner and Aries. Well if they make coins a hole in the middle, what do they expect to happen? (If anyone is Danish and horrified, I apologise but it makes a pretty cool ring.)

Claw/bird foot made out of some sort of clay I found. Also attached is a human tooth. That's right, one of my very own baby teeth. Mwahaha, d'you find it gross?

Wearing a vintage sweater, top from River Island (worn backwards) and velvet skirt made by my mom.

Also, if you care, I completely changed my art project. I'm doing structures. It's a long-winded story but basically, I can't spend 10 hours in an art studio taking one photograph. :)

Ps. Hahaha, I just posted this on the wrong blog by accident. Lucky I actually noticed!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Me, myself and I

I got my Art exam two days ago and I've started work on the topic of self-image. I'm not too sure what to do/where I'm headed, but here are some I've done today. I'm trying to show myself through how I behave at home. Except the last few are more dreamy.

And the only piece of non camera work I've done so far (photo was taken a couple of hours later so apologies for slight inconsistencies).

Both parents were suprised when I showed them my painting and my dad asked who it was by. Nice to know what they think of my abilities. :)

Ps. Thank you for all your lovely comments and thanks to my new follower. I've never gotten so many comments in so little time! (How did you all find me or is it just random chance?) I promise to reply to comments later because I need to tidy up a bunch now. Taking self-portraits requires a lot of furniture/stuff to be moved around.

Pps. I never did post my birds project. The reason for that is because I'm still waiting to find the perfect frame for Augustus (my final painting of an eagle owl). As soon as I do, you can see him.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Nanananana, Capewoman!

Love this Asos cape so much even though it's hard to carry my satchel and it's a bit of an awkward length - longer in the back and it doesn't look right with short skirts because there's just too much material in the same place. The best thing is the superhero feeling I get while wearing it.

Also wearing leopard flats, random dance tights (you can't tell but they're really smooth and shinyyy), random vest and a velvet cardi from when I was little which is way too small but I love it and satchel from the Christmas markets.

School starts again tomorow (bleugh) so posts will probably be less frequent (*sigh*). :)

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Deep purple

Absolute love for this dark purple lipstick (L wants it, mwahaha).

Also, this fabulous ring from Affleck's. It's so big and heavy and actually really pointy at the end. Reminds me of the armour rings (that are really cool and that I want) but that seem to be everywhere at the moment.

Also wearing mom's shirt and cords with DIY tweedy bit at the bottom, pocket watch and satchel from Christmas markets, and cardi from Asos that I got for Christmas. My mom really likes this cardi so I was gonna let her have it until I tried it on and discovered the awesome puffy Victorian governess sleeves.

E's necklace from Topshop that I considered getting before I realised using my own baby teeth would freak people out more. :)