10.9.11

NEW MUSIC!

I'm writing exams, for those of you who still bother to check out my un-updated blog!

FINALS are soon, and then I'm done with school forever. Exciting, huh?



24.7.11

Song of the week

It's been a while since I did this, and although this song isn't very new, it's still great. I've been listening to her for a while now but 5fm only started playing her music very recently. Oh Land comes from Denmark and has such a lovely voice. Enjoy :)

14.7.11

The other day


, this was the colour of the sky. And albeit a few weeks ago, it was quite pretty. Excuse the absense but I think I needed a break from everything. 

This is a project I worked on most of this year for art - part of my yearwork which will be on display in October! It didn't seem to be coming together when finally a wonderful idea came to me and it just worked beauuuutifully. 




Makes lovely patterns on the ceiling, too..

22.5.11

Song of the week

I was rather looking forward to this whole rapture thing, end of the world bla bla. Last night I made fresh ravioli with a creamy squash filling, topped with burnt sage and butter. Mmmmmmmmm.  Dessert was panna cotta with passionfruit. I think it was the best thing I've ever cooked, and surprisingly easy! My whole family was quiet whilst eating, it was pretty funny. After that we were all so satisfied with life.... :) Haha oh well, I guess I'll have to make it again. You can't imagine how good it was! 


Very random post but I just wanted to share... :) Did anyone watch the SAMA's? These girls - The Arrows - are so strange but I like them. 





Here they are for my song of the week (even though the song is old-ish). It's called No Robots. There's no video but what the heck. Hope you like it :)



21.5.11

14.5.11

Song of the week!



Love it. So much. Foster the People with Pumped Up Kicks. Enjoy.

glowing


These must be my favorite photos out of the whole bunch. I love them so much!
Please excuse my absence... exams are around the corner! Wish me luck.

xx

7.5.11

I have decided...

to do a song of the week! Here's the first (excluding Sybille Baier - go check her out though). Enjoy. The music video's a bit scary, but the music is hectic. Makes me a bit sad. So good though.



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1.5.11

wow


I don't usually do this - post videos and lyrics, that is - but I love this so much that I really want to! Never have I heard such amazing music. Don't try to analyze it or whatever, just listen. W-o-w.

Sibylle Baier - I Lost Something in the Hills
Every time I shed tears
In the last past years
When I pass through the hills
Oh, what images return
Oh I yearn
For the roots of the woods
That origin of all my strong and strange moods
I lost something in the hills
I lost something in the hills
I grew up in declivities
Others grow up in cities
Where first love and soul takes rise
There were times in my life
When I felt mad and depraved
And only the slopes gave me hope
When I pass through the leg high grass I shall die
Under the jasmin I shall die
Under the elder tree
And need not try to prepare for a new coming day
Where is it that fills the deepness I feel
You will say I’m not Robin the Hood
But how could I hide from top to foot
That I lost something in the hills
I lost something in the hills
Oh I lost something in the hills
Now I lean on my window sill
And I cry, though it’s silly
And I’m dreaming of off and away
Oh I know further west these hills exist
Marked by apple trees marked by a straight brook
That leads me wherever I want it to
Well I lost something in the hills
I lost something in the hills
Oh, I lost something in the hills

30.4.11

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These are the last of the photos that I took (for my art project). I love them so much! Fairy lights and a wonderful model with equally awesome hair. Recipe for success indeed.


I got 2 rolls of film developed yesterday: 1 color slide roll and 1 roll of film that was tucked away in my Spinner 360 for much too long. Sadly, the Spinner pics didn't come out very nice at all :( Only 3 out of the 7/8 came out! As for the color slide film, I got the index card and they are to be printed on Tuesday. Yusssssssss, can't wait. They look great, I must say. 


Well, holidays are almost over and exams start in 3 weeks so I must bid you all adieu. I'll keep posting, albeit irregularly.

So... adieu!

23.4.11

Autumn




To me, this is what Autumn's all about: red and orange, invitingly crunchy leaves, just waiting to be stomped on. Cosy evenings with a book. Countless cups of tea. Misty mornings. Rainy periods, a foretelling of winter. Soaking up the last of the summer sun.


I just went for a walk and, although the wind was blowing and chilling me to the bone, the air was just so crisp and fresh - something one doesn't experience in the summer, especially in Cape Town. 


Welcome, Autumn :)

22.4.11

enchanting

bokeh




I tried, you guys. I flippen love bokeh, wow. But I had major difficulties with it at first. Anyone ever tried it before? Cos I swear it's just me who had all the problems in the world!

17.4.11

What a week...

I don't remember the last time I had a week as stressful and upsetting as this past week was. Not fun. And just as I was feeling totally alone in all of it, at the verge of a possible mental breakdown, I read this and it made everything better! 

Now it's time for The Weepies and some more work. 

xx

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 Different photoshoot; she was so easy to photograph, sheesh! It was great :)




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15.4.11

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I LOVE the sound of crunchy leaves underfoot. In the dictionary, under "Autumn," it should read: See crunchy leaves :) 

10.4.11

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I recently did a photoshoot for an art project that's due pretty soon. These were taken in the Arboretum in Tokai forest. It was such an awesome day, despite the fact that we got chased by baboons! Okay, I'm over-exaggerating a bit. They came strolling down the hill and I freaked out and ran like the wind. I ditched Kersty, the lovely red-head in the photograph above, and I still feel so bad! 

I was so scared, oh lordy... we got to the car and there was my mom, windows open (!!!), laughing hysterically and taking photos. After we had just ran from dangerous, blood-thirsty (kidding) baboons. It was pretty funny though. I'm so scared of those things; and to think that we originate from them?! 

Anyway, 3 of the photoshoots are done and dusted. Now to get them printed, up on here to show you guys and then to await your thoughts on them! 

P.S. My mom told me that when she was younger, her and her brother were at the zoo and they were walking walking walking... when suddenly he was no longer there. They looked up in the baboon cage and there he was! Eventually the zoo keepers coaxed the baboon to let my uncle down. Ha! Any experiences?