shmoemusic:

etherealsolitude and I hanging around and being silly. It’s been amazing having her here again!

The last month or so has been a bit of a whirlwind of finishing up my job in mid-Wales, getting a huge interview to intern with The Getty (which I got!!), having a lot going on personally, and then flying out to LA two weeks ago.  I’ve just been having a great time being around shmoemusic again after so long.  Tomorrow he goes back to work and I’m planning on starting up some art projects, so hopefully I’ll have some new stuff posted soon.  I’m also keeping up with Project 365 on my Instagram, if anyone is interested.

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shmoemusic:

etherealsolitude and I hanging around and being silly. It’s been amazing having her here again!

The last month or so has been a bit of a whirlwind of finishing up my job in mid-Wales, getting a huge interview to intern with The Getty (which I got!!), having a lot going on personally, and then flying out to LA two weeks ago.  I’ve just been having a great time being around shmoemusic again after so long.  Tomorrow he goes back to work and I’m planning on starting up some art projects, so hopefully I’ll have some new stuff posted soon.  I’m also keeping up with Project 365 on my Instagram, if anyone is interested.

I started a new Instagram account (third time lucky?) just over a week ago.  I always like the idea, but then start feeling weird about it.  This time I’ve decided to use it to give Project 365 another go… I guess to justify it in my mind, but also because I’ve been wanting to complete it for years.  The closest I came was in 2010, but things got in the way of me finishing. It might be more interesting to do it this year though, since I’m going to California for two months to see Mike (30 daayyysss ♥) and I’ll probably be moving again once I get back to the UK.  Anyway, here are a few pics from the last 9 days.  Feel free to follow me/send me your usernames! :)

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I started a new Instagram account (third time lucky?) just over a week ago.  I always like the idea, but then start feeling weird about it.  This time I’ve decided to use it to give Project 365 another go… I guess to justify it in my mind, but also because I’ve been wanting to complete it for years.  The closest I came was in 2010, but things got in the way of me finishing. It might be more interesting to do it this year though, since I’m going to California for two months to see Mike (30 daayyysss ♥) and I’ll probably be moving again once I get back to the UK.  Anyway, here are a few pics from the last 9 days.  Feel free to follow me/send me your usernames! :)

Self Preservation
Canvas • Jan 2014

Started a canvas last night in an attempt to ease some anxiety.  Restarted it a few times, but liking how it’s going now.

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Started a canvas last night in an attempt to ease some anxiety.  Restarted it a few times, but liking how it’s going now.

Here is my very first flip-through video!  This is the first art/visual journal I’ve completely finished and have been happy with.

The red thread running through the book (originally meant for The Sketchbook Project, which I couldn’t get finished) was inspired by wordsaremyweakness (here), the concept just felt right with the themes of the journal and how things continue to play out.

Music by Shmoe (website | facebook).  They are awesome and releasing new music soon :)

Journal Journey (Part V)

[inspired by The Evolution of a Journal Keeper]

These pages are from my “hybrid journal” that I mentioned in my last post, which has the awesome Erte piece on the cover that I’d been saving up.  I used this journal from around March 2011 until I moved to Liverpool in September of the same year.  I didn’t complete the journal, but it was at bursting point and is currently held together by a hairband haha.  This journal has a lot of really personal writing in it, which is why I’m not sharing it completely.  As mentioned already, I’d already shared a few of my favourite pages from it (1 2 3 4 5 6) and I was happy with how a lot of the visual stuff turned out.

Just before I left for Liverpool I also took part in Connie Hozvicka’s Total Alignment, which was kind of like the process of art journaling but on a bigger scale.  I managed to do three “fearless” canvases before I left home:

#1: Opening the Heart Center

#2: Balance

The third one was of a planet, but I remember thinking it was awful and now I can’t find a photo of it anywhere.  Probably for the best!

It wasn’t really until my “Liverpool journal” that I started to ditch having pages full of writing.  I’ve already posted quite a bit from that journal, since it was the first one that really turned out the way I wanted (see: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35).

I’ll see if I can find any more I want to share from that journal in the next part, but those are my favourite pages.

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Journal Journey (Part V)

[inspired by The Evolution of a Journal Keeper]

These pages are from my “hybrid journal” that I mentioned in my last post, which has the awesome Erte piece on the cover that I’d been saving up.  I used this journal from around March 2011 until I moved to Liverpool in September of the same year.  I didn’t complete the journal, but it was at bursting point and is currently held together by a hairband haha.  This journal has a lot of really personal writing in it, which is why I’m not sharing it completely.  As mentioned already, I’d already shared a few of my favourite pages from it (1 2 3 4 5 6) and I was happy with how a lot of the visual stuff turned out.

Just before I left for Liverpool I also took part in Connie Hozvicka’s Total Alignment, which was kind of like the process of art journaling but on a bigger scale.  I managed to do three “fearless” canvases before I left home:

#1: Opening the Heart Center

#2: Balance

The third one was of a planet, but I remember thinking it was awful and now I can’t find a photo of it anywhere.  Probably for the best!

It wasn’t really until my “Liverpool journal” that I started to ditch having pages full of writing.  I’ve already posted quite a bit from that journal, since it was the first one that really turned out the way I wanted (see: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35).

I’ll see if I can find any more I want to share from that journal in the next part, but those are my favourite pages.

Chasing the Ghost
Personal Journal (#9) • Dec 2013

Almost finished this journal!  Probably going to do a flip-through of this one since I’m pretty happy with how it turned out overall.

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Chasing the Ghost
Personal Journal (#9) • Dec 2013

Almost finished this journal!  Probably going to do a flip-through of this one since I’m pretty happy with how it turned out overall.

Just felt like posting my ten favourite albums of 2013. Not the greatest photo but I’m away from my scanner and laptop at the moment.

1. Clutch - Earth Rocker
2. Monster Magnet - Last Patrol
3. ASG - Blood Drive
4. Jex Thoth - Blood Moon Rise
5. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
6. Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
7. The Bronx - IV
8. Subrosa - More Constant Than the Gods
9. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
10. Ian Clement - Drawing Daggers

What were your favourites of 2013?

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Just felt like posting my ten favourite albums of 2013. Not the greatest photo but I’m away from my scanner and laptop at the moment.

1. Clutch - Earth Rocker
2. Monster Magnet - Last Patrol
3. ASG - Blood Drive
4. Jex Thoth - Blood Moon Rise
5. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
6. Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork
7. The Bronx - IV
8. Subrosa - More Constant Than the Gods
9. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
10. Ian Clement - Drawing Daggers

What were your favourites of 2013?

Been trying to work on my Sketchbook Project over the weekend.  Still don’t think I’m going to get it done in time, but at least it’s making me (and Mike) laugh.

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Been trying to work on my Sketchbook Project over the weekend.  Still don’t think I’m going to get it done in time, but at least it’s making me (and Mike) laugh.

Âme Soeur
Personal Journal (#9) • Dec 2013

Cover up of a page of writing and doodles, quite like the simplicity of it now rather than solipsistic venting.  Currently stuck in a hotel without my journals, so I probably won’t be posting anything else until next week.

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Âme Soeur
Personal Journal (#9) • Dec 2013

Cover up of a page of writing and doodles, quite like the simplicity of it now rather than solipsistic venting.  Currently stuck in a hotel without my journals, so I probably won’t be posting anything else until next week.