22 June 2010

Fair as the moon

I have all the joys of summer flowing through me today. I am free mind, body and soul!

Headed to truro today to go to topshop and the art store mainly, Cornwall is pretty much lacking alot of cosmipolitian vibes tbh, but that is why i love it, if truth be told, charity shops are cheap, because the evil demonds that sourround the ones in london havent got there evil tenticals down to cornwall just yet. I managed to pick up a bragain. I am a bloody good at thrifting and i am a charity shop lover, mother bought me up well you see she told me when i was little and got picked on at school that it would catch on and be in fashion she was bloody right....to IN FASHION if you ask me. Anyway...i trundled along to truro arts, got excited about paint, paintbrushes and canvases that i couldn't afford and i bought some watercolour paper, £1.60 a bargain.

I have been thinking of turning my paintings into fashionable necklaces on mini-canvases attached to chains what do people think....? It was an idea i came up with today!

Well as i ventured into to topshop i was in temptation valley not a good place to be if your saving up for a £6,000 MA and a shop, so i tried stuff on and drolled over it a lil put it back told myself that it WAS ok to buy a £32 top, told myself that it was not a good idea, if i wear it alot it would be ok, put it back left the shop telling my boyfriend that i loved everything in the shop and hinting only to find out he had the grand sum of £38.10 in his bank account so no new topshop clothes today and i feel sooo good about it. You know what!? i have never ever bought a full price item of clothing from Topshop....can i call myself a female blogger? HA!

It was before i ventured into Topshop that i discovered the most amazing thing in the world....a cake stand and a sweet jar from laura Ashley...Sale item mind you 30% off, i desperatley wanted both, promising myself that they would look amazing in my shop....if i had a shop....it may look boring but it was fablous. So me and joe started planning the shop we have come up with a name and decor almost....sooo exciting!



 I got back from shopping to find parcels for me, books i had ordered the other day off amazon, i decided that because now i have finished my degree i would actually educate myself, becuse you know what after doing a fine art degree, were the tutors teach their pupils nothing....i thought i'd be radical and buy a book...a book about the pre-Raphaelites, well its a book about lizzie Siddal, and the brotherhood ooo i've turned into a right geek soooo very boring i tell theeee!

But education and an appreciation for the arts is a wonderful thing. I need to boost my confidence some more so i am going to paint a masterpiece...haha i joke i am going to enter an exciting competition i have given myself 8 days to complete a piece of work for the sunday times watercolour cmpetion 2010..wish me luck.

Gone
To touch the glove upon her tender hand
To watch the jewel sparkle in her ring
Lifted my heart into a sudden song
As when the wild birds sing.

To touch her shadow on the sunny grass
To break her pathway through the darkened wood,
Filled my life with trembling tears
And silence where i stood.

I watched the shadows gather around my heart,
I lived to know that she had gone-
Gone gone for ever like the tender dove
That left the Ark alone.

Elizabeth Siddal
Date unkown

I thought i would include a poem from the book i am reading, it is a weee bit tragic or alot seeing as the women dies, but i just thought it was very beautiful to much talk of consumerism, and selfishness i though i could post up a few wonderfull words to inspire and educated.



White hot chocolate and new top need i say more..

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6 comments

  1. Did you ever watch 'Desperate Romantics'? That was about the pre-raphaelites and lizzie siddal. BBC1! You can download it, not sure if it's still on the iplayer x

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  2. i have it on dvd my dear thank you :) i love it :) tbh im a wee bit obssessed! xx

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  3. The mini canvas necklaces sound like such a cool idea! :) xx

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  4. I adore the sound of the mini-canvas necklaces! I would love one!

    And yay for the pre-raphaelites! I went to the exhibition recently and it was amazing!

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  5. I love the pre-Raphaelites and all the personal stuff about them is really interesting as well as their art! Lizzie Siddal is very intriguing.

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  6. the mini-canvas necklaces sound so cute!!

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