Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My Love For Stars

My mom said to me recently "the star thing is getting old". 
I should have responded, "stars are really old". 

Instead, I asked for glow in the dark stars to put on my ceiling for Christmas. And I got them! 
This is how badly they photograph with my really terrible camera:

They cover the entire ceiling, and every night I feel like I'm back home in the country and not in the middle of this bright city.

And it's no wonder I've been doodling stars since I've moved here.

Because this is what I miss!

I especially like this one. It's based on this:

Now, THAT is something I wish I could see easily from here!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Purse Time

I finally got a new purse. And a pretty one.

It's made my Desigual; one of my favourites. (Here's an old post about it. The photo is gone.)

It reminds me of a block print I made a few years ago of a star burst.

New Curtain Ties


Nothing like semi-formal window accents!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

New Apartment part 2: spot the person

It's another lazy Sunday afternoon, and I filled about 20 minutes of my day by trying to hide from the photo booth camera.

I added in this little blooper. Look at me run! (not fast enough!)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Origami and Cacti

I have been thoroughly enjoying my christmas break, and since this is the last day before the grind, I had decided to spend part of the morning making origami things. But first, yesterday my awesome boyfriend came home with this:

A whole family of Cactuses! I really love the bubbly red one.

I made some coasters,

And a decoration! 

(all these photos were taken on my laptop, hence my presence!)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012

My Favourite Melodies of All Time

Since my blog has been very visual so far, I decided to make an audio post. As I am a musician, I guess it was only a matter of time. I decided to post my favourite melodies as youtube videos, so maybe some of them will have some visuals anyhow! Now, these are not particularly my favourite songs, or favourite artists, but my favourite melodies.
These are in no particular order:

Vivadi- Four Seasons, Winter- II. Largo

This melody is so beautiful. When I hear it, I think of the most loving lullaby ever written. It is so precious.

Mozart- Requiem: Lacrimosa

I chose this video because it has a very good animation to go with it! What a beautiful piece of music. But I love it for the melody.

Regina Specter- Samson
Very good. Every time!

Rufus Wainwright- Art Teacher

I know a lot of people aren't a huge fan of Rufus because of his voice. I don't mind his voice, and I think he's an absolutely brilliant melody writer. His phrases are so loooonnng!

Jeff Buckley performing Cohen's Hallelujia

There are a lot of versions of this song (including one by Rufus W.) but this is the best.

That's all I can think of right now, and if I add any more you might get sick of melodies and walk away! Or, leave this page.... you know what I mean. I hope five melodies was just enough to satisfy you today!

Happy New Year!