Sunday, 22 July 2012

Strawberry Glazed

Here are some photos of the last few days: our delicious box of Krispy Kremes which my mum surprised my family with this week; a trip to Brick Lane and some photos of the wonderful street art, vintage clothes and me in a lovely little cafe and finally a few from a summer barbeque I had with my family today. 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A Thousand Years

So this weekend was another partially spent with my Woody Allen box set - watching Broadway Danny Rose and The Purple Rose of Cairo (which is now my second favorite of his behind Manhattan). 
Today, my friend Annabel and I went on a trip to town to see the Picasso exhibition at the Tate Britain and then took a boat ride across the River Thames to the Tate Modern where we saw Damien Hurst's and Edward Munch's exhibition. Although photography is strictly prohibited in all the exhibitions; I managed to sneak a few at Damien Hurst's - of his bizarre piece consisting of a dead lamb head and another of a bowl of cigarettes, before getting told off by a security guard. The exhibition was full of numerous odd pieces which all tended to hold the same simplicity - making you wonder how a canvas painted plain orange or a cabinet filled with pills is worth thousands, when you could easily do the same at home. His work is very controversial - reinforcing the modern perspective of art where almost anything appears to be accepted and also being completely disgusting at parts. However, although extremely eery and grotesque his work is definitely unique and eccentric and is worth seeing.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Annie Hall

A few photos from my weekend at Wimbeldon and my time in bed with our new Woody Allen box set and Lolita which I am making my way through.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Hampstead Heath

The last couple of days have been a weekend of movies, food and photography. I managed to watch a few of the movies which I had been dying to see for a months: Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, 7 , Take The Money And Run and Clockwork Orange which were all fantastic. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon in Hampstead Heath, taking photos of the pond for my art project which is predominately focused around Monet's paintings of water lilies. I spent hours trying to successfully capture the light and show the soft movements of the water, so that I could reflect this in my painting.