I'm going through a strange phase in my life; a phase where I'm struggling to hold a conversation, even with those closest to me. I think a combination of contributing factors include a loss of focus, a lot on my mind & lots and lots of change (seasonal, social & professional). Once upon a time it was a challenge to shut me up! I was always the extrovert never the introvert. I used worry that I came across as arrogant and self obsessed, now I'm worried I'm alienating people in a totally opposite fashion.
Its been playing on my mind a bit today but now I think this site may have saved me. Conversation starters? Indeed. :D
Big thanks to Flo for taking me to see one of the docos from the Marc Jacobs on Film series at ACMI. I highly recommend you keep an eye on the ACMI site because they always have bonza pieces on show. And, its just across the road from delicious tapas at Movida Next Door.
I've had such a great weekend! Pottering around the house, Friday night drinks with Kel at our local (it is literally the half way point between our homes, about a 5 minute walk away), Saturday night dinner with Mum & Dad at arguably Melbourne's best Indian restaurant (it must be, Ben Cousins was there! Haha.) followed by Foyle's War (I am addicted, and yes, an old lady in a 27 year old body) and and and...! I just ordered one of the above beauties from Sydney Vintage Bikes.
Next week? Press Club, Jersey Boys & a night at a luxury hotel with the Hartley ladies.
Sunday just past was awesome. I woke up a bit late [I blame that on the FA Cup Final & clips of The Office on You Tube the night before], picked up Flo and we moseyed on down to Smith Street for a bite to eat and a bit of a window shop. Smith St Bazaar was loaded with beautiful pieces of furniture and wears for us to look at. Flo has recently renovated a Windsor apartment and I am gearing up for my Interior Design degree next year, so we both made a beeline there, even with bellies filled with seafood jambalaya from Gluttony. I nearly purchased a vintage Dior satchel, and am now kicking myself for not doing so. We then headed down to the Converse and Adidas outlets to fulfill my latest need [or should I say, 'need'] for loads and loads of colourful sneakers. Alas I didn't find a pair of the popularly coveted Green Converse Chucks, but I did take home a few small treats. Which leads me to the question.... are you a Sneaker Freaker?
Driving home this afternoon, pulled up at a red light, and a thought popped into my head: "I don't effing draw enough. "
It was my major at uni, a major I chose because I loved it. So what the hell is going on? My procrastination, that's what.
From tonight: no more TV [except for Gossip Girl] . No more unnecessary internet surfing [responding to emails and reading my favourite blogs is all that is allowed]. No more lying on my bed staring at the ceiling, thinking about what I should be doing. Any spare time I have, I am going to spend it drawing.
Meanwhile, check out Igor + Andre for some inspiration if you are in the same rut as I [one I seem to be forever in]. Portrait were always my favourite, albeit most frustrating to get right.