Saturday, 25 December 2010

All of you on the Good Earth

 I'm not interested in the religous sentiment. It's the whole poeticalness of being 240000 miles away from home and looking back on it. Jim Lovell once said "We went to the moon and discovered the Earth." It is so true, I wish more people could understand that. It's hard to imagine there was once a time when nobody had ever seen the full Earth, the blue marble they call it, the whole globe in one big glorious sphere. In 1968 these three men became the first to do so. The first to gaze upon an entire full planet, the first the leave it, the first to arrive at another less welcoming place, the first to fly over and see how empty faceless the far side of the moon is. That is why, for me, Apollo 8 is so much more important than Apollo 11, the landing.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

House Keeping

Pretty much off on Christmas holiday now, though this year I'm not doing Christmas. I'm staying alone in my student house, relaxing, and enjoying the peace and quiet. I did make a Christmas card for Merle though, as she insisted on getting me a gift even though I cant afford to return the favour. I think her for giving me something to open on Christmas day. Thank you.

Also, I've been making a couple Aum's for various people, here's one. Its ink n' bleach.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Assesment Over, Life May Continue

*Phew* The last few weeks have been hard, emotionally, physically, work-loadally. Know it's all over and done with and I'm oretty much released fro Christmas. My first Christmas out of home and I cant wait to do things my way :) Some assorted memories since September that have backed up on my camera: 

1. Merle and Beth head out into the cold.
2. My snowman. Plymouth knoweth no snoweth
3. Oscar, my housemates dog. We have bonded in recent weeks. He purs for me.
4. The Girls of the Secret Dinner Club
5. Merle took this picture of me making stuffed peppers for everybody in her kitchen
6. Rachel wrestles a Rubics Cube.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

T Minus 59 Hours

 The big big module I've been working on since september is coming to fruition, hand in mindnight tuesday. I managed to work myself ahead of schedule so this weekend is just tightening up the screws, a slow comfortable cake walk to the finish line. Here are two out of six of my finals. I'm especiallyl proud of the last onel. My tutor felt I had gone stale and all my finals were labored and over-thought compared to my dummy and sketchbooks. So that last one is actually a drawing I did in my sketch book over 6 weeks ago, just redrawn over a lightbox. Definitley one way to stay fresh is to go back in time.