Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Creative mind at work

On Saturday it was wonderful. The weather was perfect. David came to visit me after my crazy night shifts. We then decided to have a BBQ, as my grandparents came to visit for dinner. We decided to have pretty drinks in the hot sun. We went shopping and got lots of goodies for us all to enjoy.
I have been thinking about lots of things recently. Life, and moving forward. Lots of things planned. Starting to sell my work soon, which I am very excited about. And even if people don't want to buy my work, knowing that I am an artist first is really important to me. I know I will never make a lot of money from it, but being happy and creative is where my heart lies. Visiting different card and gift shops, and the current support of my biggest fan is keeping me going. 
My desk is a special place. It's my hub. I am looking forward to new adventures and thinking about the work I can create.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

LFCC weekend

Recently I have been enjoying adventures at the seaside. Spending time with loved ones at the arcade and eating chips by the sea. Last weekend I went to LFCC with David and my friends.
We queued for a couple of hours to meet Stan Lee. We finally got into the room, and there was this tiny little man. It filled me with so much love and sadness. I was in front of a genius. It was Stan the man Lee. It was very quick but it was wonderful to see him, and get my comicbook signed.
Then we chilled out for a couple of hours and then we had to go to the pre-view evening. As soon as we got into the venue, I ran straight for Jason and Milo. Jason was as lovely as always. He was so friendly and cheerful. And then it was time to meet Milo. I got super nervous queuing up. And then he looked at me, with this giant smile on his face. He was just lovely. I will never ever be able to explain how nice he was. We talked for a bit. Then he took a photo with me. Before I left, I told him that I was so happy to finally meet him, after missing him last time he was here. And he said that it was 7 years ago. Then on Saturday I had my photoshoot with him. I walked up to him, and he said something like, "there she is!" And grabbed and hugged me! I couldn't believe it. I kinda nearly fainted.
Saturday was a crazy day! Meeting friends, running around to see Moffat talk about Sherlock, trying to get autos, queuing, getting in and out of the halls, trying to keep cool and just having fun. Then in the evening we went to a little pub in London with new friends. Plus Billy Dee Williams was in the pub too. Lots of drinks and nerdy card games were played late into the night.
Sunday was relaxed after we had our Stan Lee shoots. We just chilled out watching the madness around us. Plus saying goodbye to friends is never easy. LFCC was super fun. Just a crazy nerdy weekend.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Living in a Wes Anderson world

On Wednesday myself and David took a trip to Margate. We went wandering around near the seafront and found these beautiful houses that reminded me of a Wes Anderson film. The sun was shining so brightly so my sunnies were needed. My yellow Kanken was super bright by the seaside.
Recently I have loved being by the sea. The salt in the air, the sun shining down on my pale face, eating a delicious multicoloured ice cream, playing mini golf in the sun, walking hand in hand along the front, building sandcastles, spending your loose change in the arcades, and walking in the sand.
Being by the sea in the summer is a joy, but I do like it when it's rainy and cold as well. I know that may seem silly, but I do. Wrapping up warm by the sea and eating fish and chips is a dream. I'm just glad I can enjoy the seaside all year round.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Hello Glastonbury

It was that time of year again. That time of year where I pack up a rucksack full of clothes and bits and pieces and get on a train. Laura picked me up from the station, we hung out that evening and catch up. Then it was a super early morning start, and we were out the door at 5.20am and on the road.
We queued for hours at the gates and then finally got into the site. We went and set up the tent, and then it was time to enjoy Glastonbury 2014! The weather was a little different this year. It went from super hot and sunny to rain and lightening storms. Running for coffee and cover from the rain was fun. But the sun did keep coming out to play, and dried up the mud.
This year wasn't really about the music for me. Don't get me wrong, I loved Arcade Fire---they were just perfect. And made me smile, as they remind me of when myself and David started dating. But it was nice to explore the site a lot more. We had tea and cake on a red double decker bus, we had tea in a 40's tea room with singing waitresses, went to a miniature bug circus, dancing arm in arm with strangers, sent postcards from the middle of a field, jumped into a photo booth, eat wonderful food, and just had super late night deep conversations with my friends. Glastonbury 2014 was a different one this year, but it was perfect.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Summer awaits

Summer awaits. That feeling you get when you wake up and you are so hot. When you realise you ended up sleeping in a tshirt and your pants. When you open a window and it still feels like the room has no air. Little old England has been quite hot recently. Which is nice, because Glastonbury is getting closer and closer. It would be nice not to have to take my wellies. And enjoy the best music festival in the sun, like the first time I ever went. That would be just perfect.
I'm looking forward to summer long days at the beach and cool relaxing evenings. Having ice creams with sprinkles. Drinking so much pink lemonade. Jumping on a train to a cute little town for the day. Wearing my gold glittery sandals. 
Going on picnics, and even having picnics in the garden. Going for drinks in the evening at the local pub. Going for long drives with a perfect soundtrack and the windows rolled down. I can't wait for summer.