I finished my exams! I finished my moleskine! Everything is over!!!!!!!!
It's day 20 of my summer holiday and I feel like I've achieved a lot ~ I went to Cornwall by the sea with my friends to go camping, and did lots of drawing in London ~~it has all been lovely. Also, I've listened to so much Bob Dylan, Talking Heads and Television because I found so many of their records in my spare room at home.
Im excited to get ready for sixth form at my school next year and take subjects which I actually enjoy (goodbye maths) ~ I'm taking Art, French, History and English Lit.
This week I spent a whole day in the V and A museum drawing the Italian garden sculptures, and saw the Catherine Goodman and BP portrait award exhibitions at the NPG, all of which are fab. Catherine Goodman's portraits were especially lovely, particularly because of the personality picked out in the people she chose to paint, and her pure technical skill. I then went to the Cass Art shop and then the National Gallery too, and found many many postcards at the gift shop for my bedroom wall.
I also went to the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern and had fun by Southbank and then me and some cool people went to my house and stuck lots of Matisse cut out shapes onto my wall which looks so fab. I particularly loved seeing the videos of Matisse in his chair cutting out the pictures with a huge pair of scissors, because of how happy he looked.
Later in summer I'm going to go to Scotland and Finland which is super exciting, I also want to read lots of books and finish another sketchbook. Some books on my reading list are rereading Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Women in Love by DH Lawrence, On the Road by Jack Kerouac and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
|Hat from a strange felt shop in Mayfair, Top from Topshop, Skirt from Zara, Boots from Vagabond, Handmade necklace|