taking a blog break has been really great for my studies.
i’ve just hit the 6,000 word mark, hence this very temporary un-break, and i’m keeping pretty much on schedule.
it wasn’t easy getting to 6,000 though: something about getting over the half way point made my brain turn to (even more of) a distracted mush. the last 1,000 words have been the hardest which i hope isn’t indicative of what’s still to come, especially as the (10,000 word) draft is due two weeks from now. and i also hope that what i’ve written is slightly more coherent and intelligent than this somewhat pathetically worded post…
anyway, whilst i have been neglecting this blog, my pinterest account has been on fire.
this dress (originally from here) is especially awesome. and distracting. and … i have to go now.
less than 6,000 words to go.
my aim is to get to the halfway point (5,000 words) by the end of the weekend…we’ll see.
but feeling pretty happy and pink-knitted-balloons about it :)
(thanks for the well wishes x)
this is a picture of my life.
not really – did i fool you? – but it may as well be.
i call it ‘should be heaps of fun but neglect has left it otherwise’. or, perhaps, ‘too much to do, and too little time, and who knew that a masters degree involved so much work? and i’ve had ear infections on-and-off for more than three months now, body; sort that shit out. and the weather’s warming up; i just want to be outside, etc. etc. etc, repeat to fade, end scene’.
but, ultimately, this blog is proving to be too much of a time-sucking distraction.
i have a 10,000 word assignment due in a month: i’ve written just over 2,000 words.
i need a break; i need to focus. i need to wake up and knuckle down and stop being distracted.
so that’s what i’m going to do.
i’m taking a break, not forever, but from posting as frequently.
wish me luck: i need it!!
ye rin mok picture (whose work i adore: i bought a book of hers from etsy, and have a print of hers up in the lounge. she rocks)
well, if these aren’t the best photos you’ve seen all week – yes, i know it’s only monday – then i don’t know what’s wrong with you. (or, you’re clearly way cooler than me…and if that’s the [highly likely] case, then please send the pics over).
sometimes i think i would have been happy living in the 1950s, and i definitely think i would be happy living in new york.
saul leiter photos, from here
sunday used to be my favourite day of the week, when i was a full-time student and woke to each sunday without a hangover or the thought of work the next day hanging over me. everything is funnier on sundays, my friends and i used to say. usually there was a good story to tell from the night before, and people crashing on the couch to relive it with.
now i still usually spend sundays sans hangover, though these days that’s more often a result of no social life than youthful metabolism. nonetheless, i remain a big fan of sundays.
sundays are for relaxing and doing what you want, with no expectations for a crazy-good time, which makes any arising activity infinitely more pleasurable. and i don’t even mind mondays – though i freaking hate tuesdays – because once you start the working week it can only get shorter (though reality kind of kicks in when my alarm wakes me tuesday morning, hence my loathing).
these pictures from life on sundays are just kind of awesome, says me. perfect faded colours like the blurry memories from the night before.
david and louise rosenfield must be really cool people.
anyone who has collected 1,864 ceramics by 413 different artists is very cool in my book. and they’ve (in the process of) lovingly photographing and cataloguing the entire collection: respect.
artists from top to bottom:
1. pieter stockmans 2. nancy barbour 3. will ruggles & douglass rankin 4. ted adler 5. james olney 6. virginia marsh 7. deborah swartzkopf 8. ryan mckerley
incidentally, 1,864 is about the same number of words that i still have to write in my essay (chapter) that is due next week… a sign?
also: if you haven’t done already, please do yourself a favour and download olafur arnalds’ songs that i mentioned yesterday: they’re just getting better and better every day…
olafur arnalds is writing and recording a new song in his living room every day this week. and each new song is being released for (free) download here.
how incredibly exciting (and generous).
this remains one of the most beautiful and moving songs i have ever heard – and the video is just breathtaking – from the found songs album which was recorded in similar fashion a couple of years ago.
i really can’t wait to hear what he comes up with this week: he is truly an absolute genius.
photos by vladimir longauer. a perfect match to the extraordinary music, methinks.