Guess who’s back?

After many days of hard work for college I am very exhausted, I’ve put in countless amount of time making sure that every little detail was up to scratch ready for my deadlines. Deadlines which haven’t actually arrived yet but as I have only a few loose ends to tie up and plenty of free time I’ve been putting a few hours into Northern Plunder and making sure I’ll be posting regularly from June onwards, I’ve come up with a new time table to make sure I don’t bog myself down and I’m not starting any new books until my reviews are caught up on which of course I’m slowly achieving.
Any way I’m super stoked to be back! I’ll start some blog hopping at the end of the week after one of my deadlines. 
Oh and whilst I’m at it, here’s some of the work I’ve been making too:

Books Creating Art & Hiatus.

I was going to make a pretty image and all sorts to announce the fact I’m going to go on a small hiatus but I’m that out of it with blogging at the moment that I don’t even feel like doing that. Instead I decided to share some more of the work I’ve been doing during my art foundation class. 
As for why I’m taking a hiatus, it boils down to two things. One, I’ve just started my final major project and honestly I’m going to spend so much time on that, that anything I even attempt to type up will not be worth it and two, I’ve been dealing with some …issues in life that has placed a constant downer on my ability to feel inspired to blog. I don’t want to be putting out content that I’m going to look back on and not be happy. I know I have two reviews that will be posted towards the end of the month and if I’m feeling in the mood I’ll write more, but other than that I’m not willing to be here when I’m really not feeling it at the moment. 
I hope everyone else has a good time whilst I’m gone, I aim to be back in 8 weeks maybe. Hopefully sooner.

Books Creating Art (1)

 So a few weeks ago I mentioned that I would start to share some of my work that I’ve created during my Art and Design Foundation Course due to the fact that lately I’ve been able to relate it to books a fair amount. For one of briefs titled “Visual Self-Portrait” we were able to focus on any part of our lives to create pieces of work to go into our sketchbooks.

Obviously I chose to incorporate books into my project so I looked through the books I had reading during 2012 and started selecting quotes from them that I really liked and created the images below with illustrations of myself at different ages, I tried to get the illustrations to match the quotes but it wasn’t always easy. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out though. 

Do you recognise any of these quotes?

19032012: Books and Tea

I’ve shared some of my photographs here before and this year I’ve been aiming to take a tea or book related image each week to sum up the weeks reading or arrivals. Though to be honest sometimes I get a little bit behind. Here are my first five week images, more to come later!

Week 1 (07.01.2012): A Whisper of Blood
This week I’ve had a ridiculous amount of books arrive at my house by this has been the only one that is for myself. It was recommended to me by my friend Jay and I can’t wait to get stuck in to it.

Week 2 (14.01.2012): The Hunger Games trilogy
This week passed in such a blur, mostly because I refused to get my nose out of these books. They’re amazing! and I really can’t believe I read all three in under a week.
Week 3 (21.01.2012): Tea and mint chocolates
Oh wow, had a rather busy week and finished up reading This Brilliant Darkness, attempted finishing Death of a Murderer which sucked so much and read the Harry Potter prequel. I also worked hard with finishing up college work, feel happy and treated myself with opening these chocolates I got at Christmas from the boyfriend.
Week 4 (28.01.2012): Hitch-hiking Elephants
I got through Water for Elephants a lot quicker than I expected, mostly because I didn’t know what I was supposed to expect from this book. To fill the time before Feb I also re-read The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Week 5 (04.02.2012): The Night Circus
My first read for an online book club I am now a member of, I hope this book impresses me. I’m only 8% of the way through it though, I have Skyrim to thank for that. Also check out my lovely TARDIS Kindle cover. Smashing.

16112011: Blackpool

So yesterday I went on a college trip to Blackpool for the day so we could gather primary research for out new brief which is to create a book for children ages 3-4 years old, we’ve been given a set plot and title: “The Blackpool Treasure Hunt”. I’m actually pretty excited. This started out as a catch up post but lo and behold I’m talking about books again. Any how I was really happy with some of the photographs that I took so I figured I share some now (and some at a later date). I shall also share my book when it’s during it’s planning, prototype and finished page, maybe you’ll help me get some feedback on it which is something I need!

26102011: Icons

So I recently got Photoshop CS5 and have joined a forum community based on graphic tutorials and help. I’ve been making my way through some icon tutorials with them being small, and fairly easy to alter and create. Not too time consuming either. Once I’m able to make some without referring to the tutorials I’ll move on to something else. I’ll share what I have so far:

Adam Baldwin / John Casey / Jayne Cobb:



Ellie Goulding (requested):
Vampire Diaries: