Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I went to Copenhagen at the weekend. It's a beautiful, surprising city. I loved the multi-coloured buildings and the sculptures on every corner.

I did some doodling in the airport on the way home as our flight was delayed thanks to Manchester snow.

Before I went away I watched "Moon", which was amazing and made me question reality. Before I watched it, I did this...

...though if I'd tried to express my feelings via embriodery afterwards, I may have tried to convey existence, space, time & infinity, which have never been the best subjects for arts and crafts in my experience. I'd be interested to see anything taking on such issues though!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

...and carrot rope

In May, I am going to see Pavement. This is deeply exciting.

When I was around thirteen, I used to listen to Steve Lamaq's radio show on radio 1 and whenever I heard a song I liked, I would press "record" on my little cassette player. I ended up with these bizarre and fairly awkward-sounding tapes, full of stuff from genres I later realised I didn't like (e.g. metal) and bands who I never learned the names of. There were songs I would listen to over and over, and when I was around seventeen I finally learned that one of my favourites was by a band named Pavement. The moral of this riveting story is that Pavement are really rather good. Broken Social Scene are supporting too. I saw them on Valentine's day probably around four or five years ago and they played for about two and a half hours, which was kind of too long, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I have other exciting news too.....I am going to be a student again! And I am moving cities! At the end of June, I will be making the epic journey back across the pennines to sunny old Manchester. Leeds has been a wonderful home for me since just shy of my nineteenth birthday, but the times, they are a-changing. General excitement ensues.
Apologies for the general irrelevance of this post.