Monthly Archives: April 2011
I always used to complain how boring Sydney was. i don’t remember why, and can most likely link it to a really whingy point of my life. But I as i was casually walking through the city streets, eating thai, chatting and laughing with great friends I realised how great it is to even live so close to such a city. Only downfall is the train trip home. omg it feels like it takes forever. But i came home empty handed, I didnt buy a single thing (except dinner) and i felt good. I probably sound like someone with an addiction but i can’t help myself. i’m a hoarder and a collector. What i will say is that we went into zara (which just opened here) and it is still packed with people weeks later after the opening! its crazy. When i was in europe last year i bought some amazing things from zara but this collection they’ve got in australia is not thrilling me. the mens stuff is pretty bland. the photos are random snapshots from tonight.
Going out to see some friends from uni for some dinner and window shopping. Always good to take time to look and restrain oneself from purchasing. Last week i had japanese with some friends and the raw fish didnt sit to well in my stomach. i think today i’ll go for a salad. or something just as plain and unoffensive to the stomach. Always nice hanging out in the city at night. prefer it to the day time. ok well taking my camera so might have some shots when i come home.
Duffle Coat – Zara
Sweater – Pringle
Shirt – Ralph Lauren
Pants – Dr. Denim
Boots – Ann Demeulemeester
What a funny day today. I met my friend caitlin for a catch up with the weekly stories and a adventure in the village and up the mountain, and of course the op shops. We always get board though and start making crazy things up and dressing up in the shops. We were actually looking for some witches hats and costumes for a harry potter tour we are going on soon! it involves learning magic spells, getting sorted into houses and catching the hogwarts express! i know… its probably a thing for little kids… but we’ve been fans for longer than them!!! anyway it will be really fun and exciting. its up the very top of the blue mountains in an old steam train so looking forward to it. there will definitely be photos when that happens.
We got so hungry today because we forgot about lunch, and we went to about 3 places, sat down, pretended to talk on the phone and left because we didn’t like the food, and ended up going to get pizza. And because we were so hungry we ate it on a bench in the middle of everything (the last photo). we must have looked like hobo’s. but it was funny. i’m so tired from laughing!
PS. I’m going to be posting something, maybe later today or tomorrow that ive been wanting to do for a while.
Finally finished another page of my story. The problem with doing something that takes a while is that when you come up with an idea, or a story in this case, the longer it sits in your brain waiting to be vomited up, it becomes less interesting by the day. Maybe thats just me. always looking for something new. I think its a problem that many of us have that prevents us from continuing on with things because they get boring and we want to do something new. but its only through perseverance that can complete a large project. So my tip to you… stick with an idea no matter how stupid is seems to feel after a while. because once you’ve finished it you have experience and you can start on something new.
Meanwhile heres another page from my story. making a wish in the fountain is what my little character is doing. can you see him throwing the coin? well im starting on my next drawing now. i already know what im drawing and i have this really great idea about connecting two of the drawings but don’t want to spoil the surprise!
I know… i haven’t posted in quite a while. And the reason is because i have been extremely lazy and procrastinational the past few weeks. My illustration/book progress has also been extremely slow. It was just lack of inspiration. And I think it happens to all of us. And in those situations i know i personally feel like im never going to create anything ever agin because I feel all creativity has been wiped out of me. and then something comes along and kicks you in the arse with motivation and inspiration and you feel you can do anything. So you might be wondering what that thing was that brought me back… I rediscovered evanescence. How strange! i haven’t listened to their music for ages, and seemed to completely forget about them. Back when i was in school i used to get really motivated with their music, you know when i was pumping iron (lifting weights) but that didn’t last long because nothing makes that interesting. I honestly dont know how people spend their life in the gym lifting weights and running on a treadmill. it would have to be one of the most boring things to do (in my opinion of course). But anyway… yeah evanescence is cool!
Some other things have been happening to excuse myself from blogging and drawing. I had my uni graduation, which was a fun day. And i’ve been meeting up with friends from uni that I haven’t seen for a long time. Also reading and doing podcasts. Everyone should do podcasts. so yeah… i really haven’t done that much actually.
At the moment I’m reading the Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder. I’ve got a few more chapters left until i finish. I reserve my judgement of the book until i finish completely because at the moment im not sure what i think. Jostein Gaarder is the writer of my all time favourite book ‘Sophie’s World’, and ive read a few of his books but nothing compares to that. You know that question “if you were prime minister/president/world ruler what’s the first thing you would do”. My answer would be to get everyone to read Sophie’s world. Read It!
BTW you might have noticed that the blog layout and style has changed AGAIN! i knew i would be changing it constantly but i get sick of myself being so indecisive! cant i just stick with a layout! well lets see how long this one lasts (please last!)
Well its not the first page of the story but its the first illustration i’ve finished. Note that the title on the left is not the story title or any part of the text. its just a description of the individual drawing. im thinking to come back and add some clouds in later but for the moment im going to leave it and continue with the other drawings. As I keep posting more drawings see if you can have a guess at what the story will be, or make up your own!
Just got a start on my first illustration for the children’s book i’m making that i’ve been talking about. Its the first one i’m doing but i don’t think it will be the first picture of the story. Also i think my main character just changed as I drew them. Hopefully I will finish this one tomorrow maybe and post the result up. Already thinking about the second drawing to do. Thinking to make 10 pages in all but lets see…