31.3.11

Book Review

This is the first book review since the re-vamp of the old blog....Im just going to review the books as I read them...so there not in any order and some might be realy old books im just reading again....

The Lost Saint is the second in a series the first beeing The Dark Divine. It picks up where the first left of and continues Grace and Daniel's story.

I read it all in one night and it was a very emotional read.

The relationship between Grace and Daniel is strained and falling apart and I found my self screaming at the characters (in my head) to just get over themselves and stop beeing such babies! So it was fustrating but I suppose that the book made me respond like that makes it a good one....

Its not amazing and its not a must read, but if you like teenage paranormal romance drama then definatly check it out. If youve read The Dark Divine and didnt think it was that good....this one is better.


(not an amazing review hahaha but ill get better!)

27.3.11

Comic Fair + Dad = AWESOME!

So this weekend has been waay crazy! Not in the hectic way just in a im-so-tired-im-gonna-pass-out-any-minuit kind way.

But let me take you from the start....

Thursday as you all know was my comic fair prep night, which just ended up me watching the Stargate film and the first disc of series one and falling asleep....pathetic I know. So dad picked me up way later than id thought so didnt end up sleeping till like 5am and had to get up at 10 to go meet nana in town.

Had a kinda job interview at cafe but didnt get the job cause I was too old haha! She didnt have enough money to pay someone over 17 the maximum wage...but she said to watch this space so hopefully (fingers crossed) Then went to Zumba with mum and Mary(aunty) in the evening which was hilarious! I got such bad stich and was laughing soo much! Mum looked so funny! I love Zumba only been twice but im hooked already! Stayed up preety late friday night watching LA Ink and Supernanny (go Jo Jo!) and snuggled with the cat....he was beeing super cute! Lying on his back with his paws over his face and looking at me. I think he flirts with me cause he definatly gives me sexy eyes hahaha!


Had a realy lazy day on saturday. I watched Krul, The Last Song and Harry Potter 2....again. The pigs came in too and we watched them have a run round the living room trying to get to the phone wires even though we barred it off with cushions, shoes and a laptop....they still managed to get through tho.....crafty little pigs!


I had planned on having a early night so id be nice an awake for Birmingham....then I went to bed and it all went wrong....I couldnt sleep so I do as I always do when this happens and picked up a book, and at 8am the following morning I put it back down again. Yes thats right. I didnt sleep. At all. (good book though...I read the WHOLE thing!)

Then.....We arived! I got a tad over excited and had to have a cup of tea and figure out the best plan of action. I kept running back and forth from stall to stall like a kid in a sweet shop.
I wanted to buy EVERYTHING!!
from the realy old action figures for like 5 for a £1 to the £750 Frank Sinatra sighned photo! It was just so cool!


Then I saw it....the most magnificent sight I had ever seen....

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THE STARGATE!!
as you can see by my face....pure joy




Now obviously these arnt the realy SG1....preety far from in in fact they were quite rude :S but I can dream and they had a ZPM! and the costumes were well good! and it was just so cool...as you can tell because my smile is trying to come off my face.

So we had a wonder round and met some more cool people.







The Beautiful Boba fet....my all time favourite Starwars Character! Obviously it wasnt realy him but I was actually shaking here haha....he's a tad intimidating up close

The Stig....obviously didnt have much to say and had very sweaty hands! eeee!



A Tusken Raider...Was a teeny bit frighted of him! His mask was horrible and he made the sound and everything :S

Greedo! I just love Greedo and Im so upset hes not the films more...just the first bit for like 5 mins :(



Dad got a sighned photo and a pic taken with The Cat from Red Dwarf....he was very charming :)


And we went to a talk and met Dirk Benedict - 'Face' from the A-Team.


Then on the way out we hd to walk through a scanner like they have in the bars in Star Wars and the storm troopers where beeing gaurds and it beeped when I went through it so they were like 'excuse me mam are you a rebel spie? are you helping the rebels? do you have a lightsaber?' and loads of funny things like 'is there a ewok in your bag?' was hilarious! they made me take my bag off and walk through again and it beeped...took off my coat...beep...then they asked to take off my scarf and I was laughing so hard....then they said take of your shoes and then I walked through and it didnt beep so they said they had to confiscate my shoes.....was sooo funny! I went bright red! Then Darth Vader walked over and he was sooo scary!! I took a photo with him and he just stared at me didnt even speak...just breathed!! with his hand on my shoulder was SO scared hahahaha!!

Then the Stig and Darth Vader had a face off!! was so funny! then Boba Fet and the Stig!


I think Darth would win......

So that was that....a very eventfull very good weekend :) And these are my purchases of the Comic fair


A Stargate SG1 T-Shirt :DDD
I won an Unstoppable T-ShirtA collection of art postcards from one of my favourite artists who had a stall at the show
(and a suprise for my lovely Luke but he wont find out what it is untill I give it him :P)


(this has to be my longest blog and most wordy one....iv quite enjoyed writing it!)

24.3.11

Comics are Cool!

Well hopefully this weekend I will be going to Memorabillia at Birmingham NEC! Its 5.30pm right now and need to kill 9 hours till about 1.30-2am to wait for dad to pick me up from Uni to take me home.....'so what will you do with your time?' I hear you ask....well, I have a plan! I have divised a survival pack with the specific aim to get me in the mood for this week end!! SO....here it is (and yes I was sad enough to arrange it in the perfect composition and take artifull photo...as I said 9 HOURS!!)

I HAVE:
  1. A bag of Blueberry Jelly Bellys! my favourite is actually Blueberry Pie but they dont sell them sepratly :(
  2. A bar of Galaxy Chocolate already half eaten :S
  3. StarWars Comics got a little lost in the month between each one so gonna read them all again
  4. A tiny figurine of Boba Fett hes just cool!
  5. The complete Stargate boxset Im never seen without it! it is my baby and my pride and joy! I just finished it last night....time to start again!
  6. My trusty sketchbook you never know when inspiration strikes
  7. My favourite 0.05 fine liner This pen makes beautiful lines!
  8. My favourite F pencil Not too hard and not too soft :)
  9. The book im reading at the moment, Steve Eriksons Gardens of the Moon Good book! READ T!
  10. Galaxy Quest DVD Obvious choice when going to a convention! and one of my all time favourtie films!

This might just turn out to be one of the best nights ever!

(and of course I'll be taking my camera and snapping away so you shall see my little adventure to Birmingham....)

Twirly Swirly

These are some drawings that I did the other night when I couldnt sleep. I just had this image of a womans face in my head and this is what it translated to on paper....I love line drawings and this is the way my drawing has headed the last year or so. I still love to shade and do realistic dawings but I just think this way is a bit different and more fun :)







17.3.11

Unicorns and Princess's

So this is the first drawing iv done for fun in aages!! I was feeling a bit anime (not my usual style) and Iv made up this character who is a Warrior Princess who is from a race of humans who are guardians of the Unicorns. She has been given speacial powers (like Unicorn powers) and she must go on a quest to find out whats killing the Unicorns....Absaluty rubbish story and completey embarassing to have thought of it haha! but was fun to draw :D








16.3.11

Loves Of The Week

Iv Decided to, every week, put up pics of things that iv loved or done each week....mostly to keep me taking lots or photos and becoming bored...and also so Im always putting SOMETHING up on here :)
So
Things I've Loved This Week...
Laughing With Friends
it was my best friends birthday and we had a right good chuckle!

Galexy Ripples, Fat Coke and D&G The One

Ive eaten SO many Ripples this week :S there just soo yummy! D&G was for christmas and only just started wearing it...smells like sweeties:D.....and I just love Coke :S

Marmite!
This will ALWAYS be in my Loves Of The Week! I just adore marmite and could not resist this marmite necklace!! From Reef in Preston...Defiantly made me smile on the inside :)

Taking Photos Of Yourself In The Mirror

Everyones allowed alittle vanity every now and then (not that I would call this a particualy vain photo...) I was bored while mum tried on clothes...so i was pulling funny faces in the mirror...as you do :P

Jack Wills Dresses
This absalutly FABULOUS dress is the handy work of the ever fustrating Jack Wills (College clothing my arse...I dont know one student that would be able to aford a pair of knickers for £20!) I just had to try this masterpiece on...realy wish I hadnt! I WANT IT!


Shopping With Mummy
I love shopping with my mum! Shes aweosme and just absalutly fabulous!

The New Starbucks Mugs

Finaly a mug of coffee isnt awkward to hold! Im sure there smaller but they are much more comfy to hold and a bit snazzier than the originals (still preffer the old ones though!)

More Next Week!

Head of the Class

So! This is the project im currently working on at Uni. Its all about identity and taking someones identity. I started out making Tin Foil casts of peoples faces and have developed it further through out the project. The idea came from a mini exhibition that we were given to do as a side project. My groups subject was 'Borrowing.' So I started to borrow peoples faces, there for taking their identity. I thought it was realy Intresting how even though each cast was a different person when grouped together you couldnt tell whos cast was whos. The main project focuses on taking someones identity in a way that you cant actualy identify them at the end of the process.

This is a shot of my studio space taken around half way through the project. Its just an overall view of what I had done so far.


These are the individual faces. There all different people and, apart from subtle hints, you cant tell them apart or distinguish certain people. Some are full faces (around the neck and head) and others are half faces (jus the eyes, nose and mouth.) I like half faces the best because they are more visualy pleasing, you get the ide that there trying to get out the Foil.

This is a half face (you cnat see it very well because the Tin Foils too shiny on the camera) This one is my favourite Foil face that I did. The mouth is open wide in a scream and you get the impression its realy trying to get out the foil.


This was two different people on one piece of Foil. I think it works realy well and it adds more to the taken identity becuase apart from the facial expressions you cant tell at all that there two different people. I did anouther piece too which was about a meater long and had about six people in it.

I was having a bit of trouble with the shinyness of the Foil. It was getting hard (when all the faces were together) to even discern a face at all because the light was reflecting too much. So I spray painted a few pieces of Foil and then cast faces with the colour. It worked in mattifying the Foil but it made it realy thick and was hard to get much detail and the paint started to flake off. This was a realy nice effect (maybe for anouther project) but it gave the faces too much character, which is what I was trying to take away.

I started to use Plaster Bandage (once id exhausted the Tin Foil) and I got a maniquins head and used that as a template. My idea was to make a mould and make a resin posotive. I had tried taking away the identity and now I started to want to put it back. I didnt want to be able to tell who the head belonged to becuause of the features but with the material it was made out of. My idea was to make ressin possotives and put items in the ressin that represent a certain person.

But that fell through! Ressin is waaay expensive (specialy for a poor student) So! My idea now is to make casts of the maniquin head but in different (cotton, nylon) material, with different colours, patterns ect.....Watch This Space :D

9.3.11

Button Button Whos Got The Button?!


BUTTONS!!


I love Buttons :)


My lovely button collection :)
(currently beeing used on a little project im working on for Mothers Day. Will put up picks when its Mothers Day so am not spoiling the lovely suprise that awaits her!!)

1.3.11

Inky!

So. These are my Inks :) (in order of getting them)
Number 1...May 09. Done in Liverpool.
My first tattoo :D it doesnt mean anyhting...I got the design of someone else and just changed it abit, then the tattooer did it wrong so its not realy like I wanted it but I still like it. (this pic is just after it was done so its a bit bloody)


Number 2....second tatoo done by True Colours in Preston. This is half of a tattoo...my best friend has the other half...mine has a an angel wing were as hers has a butterfly wing.


Number 3...this is done at Dabs Southport by Shell. This is my first major big tattoo. This is the half finished piece.



This is the completed version :) (excuse the lumpy body) LOVE IT!!



I LOVE TATTOOS!!!

Trigger Happy

These are a few bits and pieces that iv snapped over time that I like :)
These are some sunken boats in Botanic Garden (southport) that I thought were pleasently morbid :)


This was taken on a lovely walk called Fairy Walk (Parbold Hill) I thought it had an air of its name in this picture :P



This was messing around in my room aranging my fairy lights and candels to create atmospheric pictures.

Taken on Southport Beach in the summer. Just as the sun was going down.





This was in London of the Houses of Parlement with the sun shining out from behind it.