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March 10th, 2008

Textiles stuffs.

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It seems like I only ever post here to get you lot to fill out surveys for me....

You may have seen this post by my dad about my textiles practical (which I am really pleased with, by the way, and Mrs. Textiles said is more top A level standard than GCSE XD). Well, now I have to do (another) survey, this time asking people what they think about it.


January 5th, 2008

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My drama homework for over the holidays was to think of some ideas for the drama exam later in the year (I think it's March/April but I'm not sure), and then present these ideas to the class. The drama exam consists of doing a performance, which is then graded by the examiners.

There is no brief, other than we can either do a devised performance or a scripted one, using a script from the selection provided by the exam board. We have been warned to stay clear of the scripts though, as the examiners will have seen them done so many times that it would have to be *really* good to get decent marks.

We don't know what our groups will be yet, and we don't know the number of people that will likely be in the group (the length of the performance depends on the size of the group).

So, with the holidays almost over, the number of ideas that I've had is precisely none. A chat with my parents turned up some possibilities, but I'm sure there are more ideas to be had. I'm completely open to ideas, and I'm really only brainstorming at the moment, so it doesn't have to be thought out or anything. Just some inspiration would be nice =)

October 20th, 2007

A bit silly.

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Just read this on Deviant Tart (I spend too much time there, I think), and found it quite amusing.

October 5th, 2007

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Following my previous post, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who filled in the survey. It meant I could actually get a (fairly) decent sized sample, as opposed to the ten she suggested.

Apparently most people wanted me to make a dress, which is a bit of a blow as I really wanted to make a corset. Luckily, though, that was the second most popular option, so I'm thinking about a dress with a corset top type thing. Or something.

So, thanks again.

September 30th, 2007

Another survey.

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Textiles again.
I am aware that it isn't the most perfectly worded survey, but it will do for now. I have to produce a garment that's based on an artistic movement or artist's work, so I'm trying to find out what people like. Also, if you can think of another question I could ask, please suggest it.
Please put a cross in one option from each question. Thanks.


August 1st, 2007

Deviant Tart again...

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I've finished *Natural Forms* now, so I've uploaded *all* of my work to my Deviant Tart gallery, including the final piece that I spent so long on. I would really like to know what you all think of it, so please take a look =)

The project has all been marked, and I got 60/60! So, as you can imagine, I'm fairly happy.

July 15th, 2007

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Found this on Deviant Tart just now, and thought some people might find it quite interesting.
It's a cute little flash game called Evolution

June 1st, 2007

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Happy Birthday

xxx

April 29th, 2007

drachii just presented me the following brain breaking question:

Which is worse?
This person dressed as shown,
Or this person fitting your corset.

/evilmode

April 18th, 2007

Survey EDIT: Thank you!

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Thanks to everyone who took the survey, I'm just about to do all the bar charts and everything so it is now closed.

You really helped me out, and I think I have a *few* more samples than the five that Miss. Textiles wanted =)

March 4th, 2007

Lunar Eclipse

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The sky was really clear over where we are, so I took some photos and uploaded one to my Deviant Tart account, along with a cropped version. That's all.

January 21st, 2007

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Happy Birthday
liasbluestone
xxx

January 15th, 2007

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Does anyone clever (I know, it's a lot to ask of you lot) have a spark of inspiration that they could electronically send to me regarding my English Original Writing coursework?

The brief is:

Original writing.
Minimum 1,000 words.

That's it.

My two previous pieces of coursework have also been minimum 1,000 words and I went well over on both - getting an A for my first and at least an A on my second (Teach hasn't marked it yet).

October 29th, 2006

Oh dear.

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Was walking long the beautiful high street of Marlborough with mum, dad and my grandma, when we overheard a lady reading a street sign:

"Figgin Street...what is a figgin anyway?"

*Cue M&, I and K* falling over with laughter*

Thank you Mr. Pratchett.

October 13th, 2006

Work Experience

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Got letters today from school about Work Experience. It will be taking place, for us, from the 9th to the 13th of July, should be two weeks, but I'm going on trip to Paris with the Art department the second week so there.

It seems that if I want to go and work in London, then my placement form needs to be in before Christmas, if I want to work outside the County (Wiltshire), it needs to be in by March. Otherwise the deadline is May.

So, anybody got any suggestions? Bearing in mind the local theatre is going to be closed until (at least) July, if it ever even opens again, due to asbestos in the roof.


clanwilliam  and gmh  just popped in for a chat, and we talked about the possibility of approaching publishers and charities, seeing as they might actually be able to give me something to *do*.

September 16th, 2006

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Uploaded my art coursework what I did over the holidays to my deviantArt account:

http://kidnapthesandyclaws.deviantart.com/

Take a look if you want =)

September 15th, 2006

More bragging

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Well I can't tell you all how fabulous I am in the realms of English, because a certain mrscosmopilite beat me to it, but I did receive the rest of my end-of-year results today, so:

English: 7 (top 6% in the school )
Maths: 7 (36%)
Science: 7 (12%)
French: 7 (11%)
D+T: Exceptional Performance (2%)
Geography: 7 (12%)
History: 7 (13%)
ICT: 6 (33%)
Art: 7 (17%)
Music: 6 (24%)
PE: 5 (78%)
RE: 8

For most these are probably just meaningless numbers, but they are really good, honest.

September 4th, 2006

Or school, which is the euphemism that many people seem to be fond of giving it.

It was okay. For school that is. Which is never particularly good.

First thing we did was go into tutor and chat while our brand spanking new tutor tried to take the register and tell us about the new DT tables in his room which MUST NOT be damaged.
Then we looked at our timetables and compared lessons and stuff, before being told we had to go to Assembly. Which consists of Mrs. Aston - The HOY (or HOPh as they call it now) telling us that we have a hard two years ahead of us and we'd better do well or else. Then we trudged back to the tutor room where we chatted a bit more and tried to decipher the Homework Timetable. Whoever designed the homework timetable decided it would be a good idea to put down homework slots for each elective that we chose our subjects from. How can they expect us  to remember what electives our subjects were in? SUbjects that we chose last Christmas.

Then we had break, Maths and half of Textiles, middle luch, the other half of Textiles, Biology. Then everyone else went home and set 1 did some *more* Biology with a different teacher. Yay.

And I'm getting my clue bat ready to take tomorrow so I can use it on my Textiles teacher.

September 3rd, 2006

Phew!

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Well, as of about 20 minutes ago, my pre-course art coursework is finished! 11 pictures and 2 pieces of writing, that is:


  • A copy of two pictures by "famous" artists which depict something a bit natural. (I chose "The flamingos" by Henri Rousseau, and a photo by Andy Goldsworthy which didn't appear to have a title. Thank you to gmh and hypatia for helping me out, and to anyone else who helped.)

  • Notes on each of these pictures explaining what they were about and how they made me feel - waffle basically.

  • 4 up-close-and-personal pictures of the inside of a fruit (I chose a yellow pepper), one in pencil, one in coloured pencil, one in watercolour and one in whatever medium you want (I chose to paint it with acrylics on calico, then quilt it - thanks mrscosmopilite for the idea).

  • Another 4 pictures of the inside of a different fruit (I chose a kiwi this time. Not the bird you buch of pedants, the fruit), again in pencil, coloured pencil, watercolour and whichever medium you feel like doing (this time I chose fruit pastels).

  • A detail close-up picture of a natural object (I did a rose - a nice pink one that was in mrscosmopilite's bunch of flowers that the bridal shop gave her - thank you Harmony Brides) on A2 paper and coloured in whatever medium you fancy (I did acrylics 'cos they dry nice and quick and you can do a bit of texture with them).


I am especially pleased with the last one, the rose, as it is a really dramatic picture, but gods, I hope I never have to paint something 'crimson' again.

And I found out yesterday that my art teacher for next year is the really good one, which I am relieved about because otherwise it would've been the really awful one who thinks that any piece of art by someone famous is wonderful and if you don't think that then you don't know anything about art. She said to me in year 7, when I pointed out that Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' aren't actually all that incredible and they don't make me feel anything except "Oooh. Sunflowers.", "Well obviously you haven't seen any real art. Go back to your seat."

Oh and by the way, when I have mentioned the word 'medium' throughout this post, I was not talking about a person who can talk to the dead. Nor was I talking about the size of my clothes. I was, in fact, talking about 'mediums' in a art context.

I'm going to sort out my stuff for school now, seeing as I go back tomorrow. Oh and flutter my eyelashes at mrscosmopilite a bit so she will take my school trousers up.

August 23rd, 2006

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Well, mrscosmopiliteliasbluestone, and I are all back and on the right side of some sleep after a very tiring weekend. Still wish it was all going on, but looking forward to '08 already.
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I had so much fun, so thank you to all the ConCom!

See you all in two years!

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