Sunday, August 31, 2014

Watching, Reading, Listening (Four)

This month's Watching, Reading, Listening is a bit late, due to the flu. Anyway, let's jump right into it.


Patrick McGoohan and Guy Doleman in The Prisoner

I'm finally getting back into The Prisoner and trying to finish it (in, at least, one of the many orders of viewing). I'm not sure why I never watched it earlier but better late than never, right?

Witches of East End

If I believed in guilty pleasures, Witches of East End would be my newest. I watched every aired episode in one day. But I don't believe in guilty pleasures. I LOVE trashy tv but I need some kind of supernatural element (or a mystery) to keep me interested. I'm not sure why. But it does mean that Witches of East End is perfect for me. So, if you like witches and silly, fun TV shows, I highly recommend it.


The Double, dir. Richard Ayaode, 2013

I think I've only been to the movies twice, this past month, to see Guardians of the Galaxy which I didn't enjoy and Snowpiercer which I loved. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of Snowpiercer but I got right into it and loved it. I also watched The Double at home, which I liked a lot. It has an interesting premise and is absolutely stunning to look at. I keep looking at Mia Wasikowska in the still above and wanting to cut my hair off. Argh. It does have similarities to older films (namely Brazil) but that's not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.


Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly

This little graphic novel is right up my alley. It's about a runaway rich girl, Margarine, who meets tough girl Bon Bon & the two escape to the desert on motorbikes. The '60s influences in terms of both story and design are evident. It's a very quick read (I wish there was a little more story but I also quite liked the simplicity, for lack of a better word). You can buy a copy here or here.

I also read the first volume of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Young Avengers. I can't wait 'til my library lets me know volume two and three are waiting for me. I don't usually read superhero stuff, because there's just too much, but I knew I liked Gillen & McKelvie's work so I thought this would be a pretty safe bet. (I've been loving The Wicked + Divine and I'm about to start Phonogram, too.)


After seeing Grease on stage (I quite liked the current production) I couldn't stop listening to this recording of Those Magic Changes from the original Broadway production. It's such a great song and it's a pity it didn't get a proper showcase in the movie.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Button up shirts and short skirts

Well, well, look who decided to blog! Anyway, I was so in love with the outfit from this post that I decided I needed more short skirts and button up shirts. So, I went out to look for some. Unfortunately, cute blouses are in abundance but not so cute skirts. I managed to find the two below at Savers and then have them taken up.

Oh, by the way! My hair is red now. It's faded quite a bit but I really like the faded colour. 

Included this photo so you can see the print on my blouse - little colourful sunglasses! So cute.

This is my favourite of the two outfits. I'm such a sucker for yellow and black! I feel like a bee. Or Batman.

I'm definitely going to hunt down some more tighter fitted mini skirts, now. I like having a go-to combination of items as much as I like experimenting and trying out something different.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Art art art

A Wacom tablet has been on my wishlist for ages, now, but I've always put off getting one, thinking it'd be too difficult for me to control. (I briefly tried one at art school & didn't like it at the time). Well, I finally took the plunge and got a small one, and it's actually inspired me to finish some drawings that have been sitting in my sketchbook for ages. I've been fairly happy with what I've produced so far, too.

Starr Bright (buy prints here)

Hairsprayin' (buy prints here)

That's Just an Alibi (buy prints here)

If you want to stay updated with my art stuff, there are a few things you can do. You can follow me on Tumblr, but have to put up with lots of other things including random personal posts and much fangirling. You can follow me on Pinterest (or just my art board). Or you can just follow my Society6 store.

Hopefully I keep producing at a regular-ish rate. I do have years of sketchbooks gathering dusts I can turn to for inspiration, at least!