1. Work-Your-Soul has a third go-go-girl. Go look who it is, you'll love her!
2. i wanted to say;
thank you for being my blog readers, thank you for being my friends and my secret love and a very nice distraction. every comment on here and every e-mail and every favourite on flickr really means alot to me. Your support is amazing. so- thank you.
3. i went from this;
to feeling like i could make ALL the headlines this week- and that's mainly because i realized that even if i feel crap, i'm still Kim. yup. I'm Kim Smith, and i'm here to make something beautiful.
in the past week i've had four great friends say how much they appreciate me and my crazy ways and my constant picture taking. i think i needed that. needed to know that maybe i wasn't going completely insane. haha.
i know i still have alot of work to do on 'coping' with my tiredness and feeling right about myself again, but at least i can throw myself into my work and i think the escape is what i need.
4. SCHOOL? what school?
LETS OPEN MY ETSY SHOP INSTEAD, YEAH?
(i learnt illustrator yesterday. oh. it is love.)
so- you remember this distant memory?
well, POW PAPERS is coming back, but i am planning a few other surprises as well!
oh! you have no idea how excited i am!
i would like to know if there is anything you particularly want to see in the shop. [:
5. School is actually alright. i must admit that i am neglecting a few projects (and lunchtimes) to work on my Graphics at the moment. it's based around Guerilla art and Keri Smith and David Shrigley and Art Journaling and Strong Women and Male vs Female street art. oh. oh. oh. i love it.
i've been making posters to put up around school to inspire people, and it's so interesting to see the interaction between them and the students, little notes responding to them and things. it's great!
I will share some more of my Guerilla Art soon. i love this. i feel so secretive and special!
6. in between everything else and to keep me alive, i've been stitching and scraping a bit.
(i'm sorry about the quality of these, the ISO was still set to 1600! oh no! and i look like a major goon in all of them.)
i hope you have a really great weekend, i'm cooking for me&jon and heather&sam and maddy&laurie on sunday. i'm looking forward to it alot! triple date? life couldn't get better... right?
i don't know why i insist on using this gross thing, but anyway. at the moment there are little notes in it like; 'KIM, IF YOU DON'T DO THIS BY TODAY YOU ARE A DEAD WOMAN!' because of the crazy amounts of deadlines i realized i have for jan/feb/march. ah!
here are some examples of a few of the EPIC lists for projects&life that i'm working through.
i thought it would be fun to share these with you, because i'm always curious to see how people organize their life and work and things. haha.
i will have a real blog for you most probably tomorrow. but basically i'm working non-stop to get all of my school stuff out the way, so i can re-open my etsy shop (i'm hoping for two weeks? am i dreaming? i don't know) soon.
because i want it open so bad.
oh. and an updated look for this blog. big time.
maybe my website will even be alive soon.
but maybe i am setting too much for myself.
i just know if i put it out there, i'll feel better about doing it.
okay. maybe good polaroid images with people i love in them.
flickr is my love.
i have re-discovered a few streams recently...
Lou O Bedlam for starts. but he is more of a magician with girls faces, than anything else. he has mastered his style and he sticks to it. and he shoots medium format now. which is a nice change, but nothing like this;
yeah. so the film is expensive. but. i'll be damned if you can show me something more beautiful.
check out my favourites for all kinds of yummy eyecandy.
i have my foot in the door of this photography project, but it won't OPEN! and yesterday, i think i may have figured out why it is being so stubborn. i took some polaroids, but my scanner isn't working!
oooohhhh. jess was the best model. and look at all the film i have to process as well!
(haha, that disposable expired in 2004! i can't waittttttttt to see how 'bad' they come out!)
i've got some digitals but they are on the school computer at the moment, so i will share a few later.
her photos are so effortless and around the 17th page you get a big block of collages.
i'm so inspired.
i am planning a photoshoot for my photography class. i am so excited about it because i will be using a crazy amount of cameras and it's going to be so FREE and CANDID. i want to jump up and down because i am having some good productive days! also been doing some WYS preparation! oooohhh.
i woke up this morning and the sun was coming in between my curtains and i did this;
i am still unsure about how blank my journal is.
but it sure does make it easy for me.
so today, i have been flooding myself with pictures and old music.
if you've never spent a few hours looking through films and listening to some old acoustic folk music, you are missing out.
haha. i have so many photos of maddy and laurie.
probably because i love them so much.
i am unsure if i should go back to black hair again or stay gingery...
what do you think?
this was my saturday night. stitching with good company. [:
okay. probably the most random post. but that's fine. haha.
have a really great week!
p.s. if you don't watch my photoblog, check it out, masses of uploads lately!
and looking forward to the weekends when i can take more lovely grainy photographs at parties.
but it also means no more ly-ins and no more stress-free sleepy mornings or spending the whole day in pjs.
it means a growing panic in my heart about work and it means having to keep my creativity 'mobile'- which i actually find quite difficult. i miss my desk when i'm at school. i'm so lucky to have everything i need right here.
but i do get to spend my days being challenged by my teachers, and pushed just a little harder to get that 'hey kim! i like that!' from my peers. it's good to have that wall to bounce things off of, and a reputation to live up to. it also means that i get structure back into my life, i get forced to do certain things at certain times.
but still. i will miss sleepovers with my friends and my little 'overnight' bag and hours at the pub and sketches in my notebooks left by cute people.
so i am all sweetness and all sourness over school at the moment.
these are some things of 2008 that are warm in my heart.
finding my real love for film;
working and playing in the art block;
which included lots of conversations about important things and leaving my mark.
slowing right down;
and growing as kim;
big projects and publications;
big and small adventures;
enjoying the vibe;
there is too much to say. this is just a small bit. i think my life is beautiful. i am looking forward. it looks good but who's to say what's out there? i am so excited. i have film for you and a few new photos that i am itching to share. tomorrow maybe.