Ive been to Paris with the bestest pal I have ever known Rachel and then went to Helsinki with parents, and both trips were so fab.
Paris was the best thing ever, we wandered by the Siene and sketched and ate macaroons and saw some peng architecture and in particular the Van Goghs and things in the Musee D'Orsay were beau. It was so surreal seeing so many of my favourite paintings all in one room, I still cant really contemplate it all-It was too much in one trip and so heaven that I don't really think I can piece it all together properly.
I've also recently fallen in love with Pulp and Jungle, read Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Tracey Emin's biography and lots of Alan Bennet plays, and I've tried to read lots of art theory too and take more photos.
I also went to Reading Festival with some lovely people and it was bloody brilliant. Top live bands I saw there would have to be Peace, Jungle, Queens of the Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Temples, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors and Drenge(!!!) It was so so lovely to just see everyone right before my school starts again without thinking about anything and listening to some beautiful beautiful bands for 5 days. The Horrors and Queens of Stone Age had blinding lasers and smoke curling around the audience while Bombay Bicycle's lunar visuals were so impressive. Drenge wore dresses for their set and Harrison Koisser of Peace (one of my fav bands in the whole wide world) wore the most beautiful long furry coat and his hair blew in the wind as he crooned the tune of World Pleasure and it was really perfect. Then Die Antwoord were so zef~ Yolandi Vi$$er had black contact lenses and Ninja crowd-surfed on the front row. James Bagshaw of Temples sent the NME tent into a dream as he waved around the stage in beautiful blue eyeshadow. It was all very surreal.
Ive practically filled sketchbook too this summer and everything's really weird sorry Im not sure what's going on much there's too much for me to take in so here are some pages..