Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Collecting: Pop! Vinyls

My current obsession is Funko Pop! vinyl figures. They are basically these really awesome vinyl figures which you can get in various designs. They range from tv, film, cartoon, musicians, comic book, and even sports characters. 
I have always loved collecting and these figures feed my collecting habit. What's really wonderful about these figures is that they all have the same eyes, yet they all actually look like their characters. It's very clever.
I love purchasing these when I go to conventions as they don't break the bank and they are a nice treat. I'm most excited about buying the Buffy and Firefly ones, hopefully I will be able to get my hands on them.
I have 12 Pop! Vinyls already, and can't wait to buy more. There are so many different ones out there, the list is never ending, and so is my wish list.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Snuggle up with a film

Nothing beats being wrapped up with a hot cup of tea in my hand watching some of my favourite movies.
A couple of my favourite movies to watch in the Autumn are Shopgirl and Once.
Shopgirl stars the beautiful Claire Danes, Steve Martin and my super favourite Mr Jason Schwartzman. Shopgirl is a really cute romantic comedy with an indie feel. Claire Danes' character, Mirabelle is an aspiring artist who works behind a glove counter at a Beverly Hills department store. She meets two very different men, Schwartzman's character Jeremy and Martin's  character Ray. The movie is all about Mirabelle finding the right person for her.
                                    (Images from IMDB)
I remember the first time I watched this movie and thinking to myself how much I felt for Claire Danes' character. All the hardship and potholes in looking for that special person.
Another wonderful movie to watch all wrapped up this Autumn is Once. This is another perfect movie, which is shot beautifully.
Once is a gorgeous story of two souls who find each other on the streets of Dublin. They both have a passion for music and come together to help and inspire one another.
                                  (Images from IMDB)
The soundtrack to this film is worth the watch, let alone the great characters portrayed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The film is very inspiring because it makes you believe in yourself. That you can achieve great things if you really put your mind to it. Also with the help of other creative people. 'If You Want Me' is my favourite track. It fills me with joy and sadness. It's a beautiful song.
Two wonderful films to watch with that special person or dear friend, which are perfect for an Autumn afternoon.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Autumn is in the air

So it's officially Autumn now. The start of my favourite season. The colours, the hot drinks, the movie nights, new tv shows starting, giant jumpers and wrapping up warm.
-The colours of the leaves on the trees, and then when the leaves fall on the ground. I love walking through them and trying to find the perfect coloured leaves. It's the smell of Autumn.
-All the hot drinks that appear in the shops suddenly. Like the Starbucks pumpkin latte which has re-appeared. It's sad to start saying goodbye to the iced coffees, but so many wonderful hot drinks to try and enjoy all wrapped up in my favourite scarf.
-Another thing about Autumn that is exciting is all the new tv shows starting, or shows returning. I am most looking forward to seeing American Horror Story Freak Show and Gotham.
-I have recently purchased 5 new jumpers, one of which is a giant fluffy Batman print one. Everyone seems to hate it, but I love it.
I'm just so excited for all of what Autumn has to offer.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Take to the Skies

On Saturday evening I went to a private view at Beach Creative called 'Take to the Skies', which included some of my work. It was a wonderful evening, meeting people and hearing people enjoying my work.
Displaying your work can always be a fun yet scary activity. Mainly because you are putting your work on show for people to view and talk about. I spoke to a few people who said they really liked my work, so that was just lovely and positive.
After the show I was feeling even more creative and driven. I am always looking up at the clouds for inspiration with colours and shapes.


Hotel life to seaside life

I went to Dartford for 2 weeks for work, working in their store helping with a re-fit. It was a hard two weeks, the whole time we all felt so annoyed with the lack of work for us to do. When we all knew at home we would have lists and lists to get done. The only good thing I took from this whole experience was that I know I can talk to different people, and get along. I throw myself in. I want to meet new people, and enjoy their company. And this happened. I hope to take many little trips to see them all soon. 
Trying to choose food off of a menu with only a few choices for two weeks was hard. I can safely say I don't wanna see a pizza or anything chip related for a while.
During my two weeks, I had a whole weekend off. So myself and David jumped on a train super early Saturday morning to Brighton. Brighton is such a perfect place, I would want to take everyone there, all the time.
We went comic book shopping, photo booth taking, cake eating, wandering through the lanes, Lego keyring buying, wandering near the beach, and just enjoying the sun.
Then we met up with my friends Mandy and Laura and their cute boys. We wandered on the pier and played fairground games. We then wandered around these cute art shops and stalls. We were all getting inspired with our own work, and pushing each other.
It so nice to all get together and see each other. And I was super happy because normally I have to work a Saturday, so it was a nice little weekend away.