The envy is stupefying.
daniel lanois - sohno dourado
I'm a sucker for an Aussie film, especially when they get it as right as this.
The usual unloading of things i've been toying with. Nothing seems to quite work but i suppose if it was all worked out by now, the second semester would be a very dull affair!
I can't get the idea of cavernous eyes out of my head but i can't quite get them onto paper yet. I live in hope.
I am dreading my assessment. DREADING.
mazzy star - into dust
If only i had £200 pounds to spare!
I long for an antique bookshop in the area. You'd think it obligatory for a small town to harbour at least one but alas, no, Blairgowrie is burdened with an inordinate amount of charity shops and pubs. Hrumph.
There's this vague memory i have of being in an old rickety bookshop somewhere in Britain, i've never forgotten its smell and the closeness of the shelves and most of all the balcony encircling the upper walls - i'm sure there's a name for those - where more books were slumbering. Yes, i choose to believe books sleep when they are not read.
I want to go back there, wherever there was.
yann tiersen - iv
My poor computer is not a very happy bunny. He creaks and cries and it's all my fault.
Should i clear his insides out and feed him four more GB of memory?
I think so. I don't want him shuffling off this technological coil after only a year!
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Leave
Two days, three fantastic exhibitions. Good stuff.
I fell a little bit in love with Schalken's, 'A boy blowing on charcoal'
The newest editions to the 'you'll never figure this out' series.
I really really enjoy silverpoint but it's not gonna work for this project, far too tidy. Perhaps i'll use it for pretty pictures of country life to sell to my townspeople. Yes, that sounds like a plan.
Which reminds me! I've a winter scene to get to.
Stressed out. Although, best day in the studio yet. All we needed were some good tunes to kill the antisocial behaviour! White Stripes, Bon Iver, Elliott Smith.
I think i need to get back on the Red Bull to kill my lethargy. Bad idea? Yeah...
snow patrol - if there's a rocket tie me to it
A happy accident.
In keeping with the moon theme, I happened across these photographs of unknown german designers' moon installations.
Having been a victim to nyctophobia as a child, and as an 'adult' who loathes walking away from dark rooms and insists on sitting cross-legged in all chairs, one of these would have made the night a far more welcoming place.
This is just something i was working on today.
After being reintroduced to Giacometti's portraits, i've been trying to use his more atavistic style of drawing. I do tend to become obsessed with the detail rather than the person but i do love drawing quickly and very linearly, so Giacometti's work provided a much needed catalyst.
I'm not exactly happy with this drawing, it's still too polite.
Expression has really got me in a bind!
I really don't want to use big emotive faces but i feel like the more blank expressions are just too emotionless. Uchttt!
I did favourite a photograph on DA today which shows exactly what i want. If only i'd taken it: http://CBJJBC.deviantart.com/art/De-Profundis-103025045
leona lewis - run (cover)
It was taken from me today and i was left with this - an ever-increasing bruise!
It's actually blue, i just couldn't take a decent colour photo. Not that this is a decent b+w photo!
becky filip - jet plane (cover)
Apparently, the only way to placate - awesome word - me in Edinburgh, is to leave me in Fopp. I'll have no money by the end of it but at least i'll be cheery and not at the point of mass murder.
I wish i was more in liking of the city but there's too many people and they annoy me!
So yes, Fopp is my asylum. If only they would reopen it in Dundee, i would be a very happy bunny. I miss the world cinema section!
I did however, completely forget to replace this sucker. An album i was saving from my birthday, over two months ago, only to discover it in this state! I've never seen an untouched cd so damaged. Gutted.
- Francis Bacon
"I think it was Carl Jung who said one of the best ways to address reality and truth is fantasy, you know? Because the important truth cannot be addressed menially, by normal drama. The reason why we carve gargoyles and angels is because we cannot explain what we feel other than through those figures. It's intrinsic to the human endeavour to have these creatures be part of your life."
- Guillermo del Toro
efterklang - redrop
lavender diamond - oh no
Songs of the moment:
St. Augustine - Band of Horses
Inside A Boy - My Brightest Diamond
For Emma (acoustic) - Bon Iver
People Get Ready - Jeff Beck ft. Rod Stewart
Kids - MGMT
Middle Distance Runner - Sea Wolf
Mighty Storm - The Duhks
Hate - Cat Power
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Seventeen Years - Ratatat
Little Bird - Annie Lenox
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Just A Little Bit Of You - Jackson 5
Too Late - M83
Some ideas. I'm trying to create a pulse. Sod knows how you do that but i'm trying. I don't think the eyes are honest enough.
I eventually finished Hangover Square, yet another book i'm left completely confounded by. Not because it was crap but because i can't figure out if it was crap or ineffectual or even worse, dull but thinking of itself as having something very important to say and making the reader feel stupid for not quite getting it! I loathe books like that. Either way, i'm disappointed, i held such high hopes for it. I'm now reading Crime and Punishment, i feel quite ashamed for not reading it until now. Literary cretin =]
the duhks - mighty storm