Friday, October 28, 2011

To Kill A Barbie.

This is how you kill a barbie. And kill time when you have two weeks until your next exam. 

We're not quite Harper Lee, but we try.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grace Kelly's Pyjama Party.

I'v decided to go on a p.j hunt. 
Mix-matched. Silk. Polka dots (usual fav). Collars-always collars. Bows to tie. Buttons all the way down. Beautiful Pjs.

This all makes me think of bubble baths, novels, dangly bows, ribbons, coffee-tea-hotchocolates, Wallace Cotton, floral duvets, excessively large pillows, two heads-one pillow, Grace Kelly & Dorris Day films, pretty prints...

So let these be the multiple reasons for my hunt.
And then post exams (last exams of my life!) I will host a pyjama party. 

You're invited.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Close to Belly.

It's nearly here...


You're going to make some really horrible work in the process of getting to the work that you want to make, and its ok to make that horrible work in fact you should definitely make it 'cause otherwise you'll always wonder about trying this different process that doesn't work for you. It's just a process and you have to get through it. 
And don't try and do what everyone else is doing, do what comes naturally to you and whats comfortable. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

All the Auckland in the World.

It's so strange to think that time is catching up. I've been waiting for post uni life to start, and now it really is. But I vouch that no matter how old I get, if my parents can take ridiculously fun (verging on inappropriate) photos in a travelling photo booth then I cannot start complaining about lack of fun being a consequence of time. 
But I would like for a moment- just a moment, everything to freeze. 
Everything is just so perfectly fun at the moment.
 Not to say that life isn't fun when you get a big creature job and move to a large foreign city with a terrible transport system and a land that tries to claim itself better than the glory that is Wellington....
*pause for dramatic effect here*

However, after visiting this blog and watching this when thinking about making new does look wonderfully exciting. 

( you do not want to know how Dad made us laugh here...)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

From Gaga to Tramp to Wonderful With Tony.

She was so warm and friendly and sweet...I said,
 ‘I’d love to make a recording with you’....
And she said,
 ‘Anything you want, I’ll do it,”

I don't know how to tell you how much I simply adore this video.
 These two wonderful artists complimenting each other's brilliance.  

I'm not going to lie- I'm an old fashioned girl through an through with the likes of Frank & the Rat Pack, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and Natalie Cole...

But I will also admit

to my love of all things played in 'the top 40', wonderful to me.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Arriving Amongst.

I just arrived home from Auckland. 
From an assessment day for a firm that in it's seemingly, casual coolness has an intensely intimidiating graduate programme...
 Amongst the thirty seven of us who made it to the assessment day, there was not one person who didn't deserve the position. 
I could not believe what wonderful creatures this firm had found and brought together for us all to meet in this- albeit quite daunting, environment. 
I don't think I've had so many interesting conversations and laughed with quite so many strangers in quite some time...

Everything you create, whether it exists as visual art, a passage of writing, or something different, becomes part of a dialogue as soon as someone else other than yourself sees it. This is absolutely unavoidable, and sometimes I think people don't really understand this, or maybe they don't want to or they struggle with the idea and fight against it.

Having an intelligent discussion (about art, life, or whatever) where two sides have opposing views can be very enlightening and interesting. If each party has the ability to weigh up the evidence provided to them, and change their point of view based on the evidence, then the world can be like some kind of giant cultural open source project where things slowly get better.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pogo Presenting Disney.

I don't think there is anything better than being alone, whilst it's raining... playing these songs. 
If you're going to play these, you should turn your sound up full. 
Abso-fing-lutely full.
They are the songs I wake up to every morning. 
And also the songs I listen to in distraction from doing uni work...