Hello all! hoping you're allw ell in this stressful exam time frame thing... Haha ext 2 student right here 8-) I love my subjects. THe only subjects I need to hardcore study for are Chem, Maths and Bio. The rest oif my subjects? Art, English ext 1, English ext 2. Not being big headed and saying I don't need to study for any of these subjects cause I'm sooooo good at them. It's just that the Art Half Yearly this year didn't have any weighting, the ext 1 exam was all unseen stimuli/extracts that we couldn't prepare for so all we really needed to do was familiarise ourselves with the rubric and ext 2 doesn't have an exam! Although Ext 2 is beginnign to stress me out. I don't know what I'm doing and the report is due in week 2 term 2 and omgshomgshgo rjsgod nm D: Okay I wasn't stressing about it that much until just then. Aw man....
In other news... I love food. Especially Asian food. .'. I love Annie's food. Just Annie :) Been craving Prawn dumpling for sooo long. Eating out with Annie, Carmen and Lisa on Tuesday was so much fun ! Felt so good to be able to be free at 10:30 in teh morning :') Strange but good. Usually during exam period, I go to school and stay there all day every day to study in between my exams because my house is too loud for me to get any work done, but since my parents are away and it's just my sister and me at home and she's at TAFE most of the time, I'm freeeee :D To use the house to study of course but yknow. It's good :) I bumped into Dylan yesterday at Submerge. I was so surprised that he remembered me and knew my name! Good catch up :)
I should be studying for chem. I only went on the computer to print out the English folio thing for tomorrow and ended up surfing le interwebs... as you do. I think I'm okay for the Acidic Environment but the production of Materials just confuses me :/ Must remember all that stuff. And here I am blogging about it. Facepalm. Okay bye O_O
Three hours. Two seconds. That's my work to produce ratio. And by work I mean art. Maybe I should explain myself. Remember how I said I didn't know how to present my drawings for my BoW? Yeah well, after going to the gallery on Wednesday, I've decided. I saw this maaaaad artwork by William Kentridge. It was video art and it was a stop motion animation and he drew every single frame in it and it was just so amazing. The detail was so perfect! Well not perfect cause they weren't full on realistic but you get what I mean. You could see the lines he had rubbed out so when a character lifted an arm there would still be a mark at every stage of the arm-raising and I loved that. And the sketches were very me like as well and gah it was so so inspiring! So yes, I am doing stop motion animation for my BoW. Good luck to me! I spent like 2 hours Friday night doing it and I got a second of footage. I'm not even exaggerating. I worked on it again last night for about an hour and got another second (I got the hang of taking the photo the right way and how to move each finger).
It's really time consuming because I filmed my hand walking across a table and picking something up (which is what I want to happen in this part of the video). Put it on my computer, keep it paused and move the bar thingy a little bit forward until I see a change in position. The clip is 4 seconds long. When I stopped last night, I was just under halfway. This is madness! But I looked at it so far (Like I just flicked through the photos on the camera really quickly) and I'm really happy with it :) But I'm silly cause when I first started taking the photos, it was night time and I was in my room with the light on. Now I can only do it at that time with an orange light on so the paper doesn't randomly change colour. Le sigh. Hoping the art room gives off that kind of look :S
Also, assembly the other day was the best! Seriously, I didn't even care that it went for an hour it was just so entertaining. Avi and Kabir were so cute :P OUr grade is so talented and omgsh gornvdoikg TM07 Zap Cannon/ Nice Guys/ Sunny and the Boys... I'm your biggest fan girl. Just sayin'
Art excursion today! They're always fun :D Even though I missed out on the EPIC workshop, it's okay. Art galleryyyy ! Art express had a dual effect on me. I'm both awed by the amazingness of it all and think YES THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE AND NOW I'M MOTIVATED! and full cut down and discouraged. Seeing all the skill in the state is just so.. gnsgoldngde it slashes my confidence way down :P But yeah, it was pretty cool. And we got to wear clothes (which according to Annie is noteworthy and incredibly exciting) and pretend to be a uni group which is always fun. lol Love how we weren't registered as a normal school group. That's pretty cool :)
Day 23: Any part of the books or movies that makes you cry.
The Prince's Tale. Always (see what I did there ;D). The movie and the book. The story is so bittersweet and is made even more tragic by the fact that it was Snape experiencing them. The guy we always thought to be cold hearted and emotionless being the same guy that has gone through all this pain and despite all that, is still so dedicated. It's so beautiful :')
Also in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - both the book and the movie (more in the movie though) - when Harry is about to walk into the forest and he brings his parents, Lupin and Sirius back. That whole chunk made me teary but when his mum walks towards him and "looks at his face hungrily" and oh my gosh it is just so heartbreaking. Especially when she's like "I'm so proud of you" or something. The second she spoke I was an emotional wreck ! To me, there is no greater love than that of a mother for her child and I think this scene/excerpt encapsulates that perfectly and -sigh- it was just amazing :P
Day 22: Pick a favourite quote from any of the books/movies
Gah I can't pick ! To name a few:
Dumbledore: After all this time? Snape: Always (HP7)
Hagrid: (about acromantula) Just because they're big Harry: Don't forget the pincers *clickclick* (HP6)
Dobby: Dobby never meant to kill. Dobby only meant to maim or seriously injure (HP7)
Oh I love Harry Potter. I know there are so many more quotes I could include in this post but can't think of them on the spot. Also my cousins are over and I feel I should chill with them for a bit. Toodles :)
Day 21: Out of all the characters that died, which one would you bring back?
Voldemort ;D Jokes, Dobby. Hands down. I know I know and Lupin and Sirius were awesome. But Dobby! The way I see it, all the humans that died had already served their purpose and done what needed to be done by them. Yes it was sad and yes, I pity them all for their loss but Dobby was so innocent and sweet and I just think he had/ has so much to give. Not saying that the others are useless and we don't need or want them alive. But I think it's just the fact that they lacked the childish innocence that I loved Dobby for.
SO INCONSISTENT! I APOLOGISE DEEPLY! DOES THAT EVEN MAKE SENSE? Oh well. This morning/last night, I woke up at like 3am. Randomly. Took me a while to realise I was awake (lol) but it wasn't even a gradual waking. It was just BAM! Wide awake! Which is kinda freaky at 3am. TO make it even worse, I started getting really freaked out. I don't know, it was like two parts of me were openly arguing with each other. I was freaking out but at the same time I was thinking to myself "why are you scared? You didn't even have a bad dream?" To which the scared half of my sub/conscious replied "heaven and hell are fighting!" and then the normal part of me was all "You're silly! God will take care of you" I don't mean literally replied. No words were exchanged between me and.. well me in this event. It was just a very strange thought process of mine. I kept seeing really horrific images of gah I don't even know. It was just scary okay ? I blame Supernatural. I fell asleep watching it, which probably explains this occurrence that I am trying to dramatise into something worth blogging about. Although, there are no exaggerations in this. This did actually happen.
In other news, Art. Gah art. And ext 2. I thought i had so much direction (in both) and that I just had to do it and I'd be fine but nooooo! After getting feedback, I'm back to being lost with a barely tangible concept. I'm more lost in ext 2 though. Cbb going into detail about that. But art, I had a complete idea and I was happy with it, I just didn't know how to present it. Mrs Coombes helped me with it and I had direction again. A giant circle full of sketches of the nine circles of hell done in a way that makes them look pretty at first until you stare at it for longer and see there's something really creepy about it. But then Miss Cody said that she wants me to draw realistically :( There are many issues with this:
I've found this year that in terms of art, drawing is my forte. But my realistic drawings are still average at best. They look like what they're meant to look like but they're not like WOAAAAAAAAAH IT LOOKS LIKE A PHOTO type thing. I can draw fabric really well. Not hands. Or birds. or feathers or people.The only reason Miss Cody thinks I should draw realistically is cause she saw my charcoal drawing of the Winged Nike of Samothrace. Which is all fabric and wings. yay .
It isn't my style. Personally, I think my better drawings are the ones that I draw in like two minutes. Not because they look perfect but because I like the rough sketchiness. When I was talking to Mrs Coombes she was like "You draw really beautifully. It's got a unique awkwardness to it.. a kind of ugly beauty. Which is really good because it's all suggestions and almost theres rather than the perfect depiction everyone is trying to achieve." At first I was like OMGSH SHE THINKS I DRAW UGLY! But after talking to her more, I got what she was saying and started taking it as a compliment :P
I think sketchy will look better because it's hell. It's not meant to be perfect or realistic. I agree with the fact that TOO much sketchy will look too much like a draft as a BoW but I don't want it to be an exact replica of what I'm drawing. Especially since I'm trying to take a surreal approach to all this. I don't even know anymore :(
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