The absence over the last few weeks is due to it being the end of the semester and having a million and one things to do. I’ll be back to regular posting next week. (And have a few more images to show, too). This time it’s “Attend Tornoto Internatonal Film Festival“. This takes place every year in September and looks incredible. I’m trying to convince myself that going next summer is a good idea… The films that won awards at this year’s festival are here. Their Youtube channel page is here, where you can watch trailers and previews.
Have you ever been? Did you like it? Would you go again?
This week it’s “Attend Border’s book festival”. It’s a book festival that takes place every July in Melrose, Scotland. They have poetry and fiction readings and an artist-in-residency programme (which I might apply for next year ;)).
Apologies for the lack of posting, I had trouble with my iMac last week and then I was sick for a few days this week but I’ll get back to regular posting from now on! I also made a tumblr so go check that out. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it yet but I’ll figure it out. On to this post: number nine in my bucket list series: photograph the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Everyone should visit Paris at some point in their lives, it’s just one of those iconic cities that everyone should see (also the subject of that incredible Woody Allen film: Midnight In Paris). I’ve been to Paris once before but that was when I wasn’t that much into photography so I didn’t take any photos, I was also very young so I think my dad was in charge of photo-taking duties. I’m looking to go to Paris for Paris Photo in November (if I can get someone to go with!). I’ll get to photograph the Eiffel Tower soon!
Apologies for not posting yesterday, I was out all day. I know that’s no excuse, I’ve missed days before but I think I’ve been pretty good with this, so I should be forgiven :P.
This week on my bucket list post series it’s “complete a photography course”. This will be pretty easy, seeing as I’m interviewing for a photography course in two weeks (I still need a portfolio, eek). But I think I’m pretty confident about it so this might actually get done much sooner than I thought!
Have you ever done a photography course? What did you think?
So the third thing on my bucket list is “build a bookcase”. I love having things that I can say I’ve made myself and bookcase really seems like the perfect thing: it’s something I’ve made myself and it holds books (something I’m obsessed with).
Judging by my lack of handyman skills this will take FOREVER to actually come to fruition so for now here’s some pretty bookcases to give me some inspiration.
I’ve had an uber busy weekend, from working to seeing the new exhibition in the Gallery of Photography to hanging my own photographs in a group exhibition so I’ve only got time to post about this series now. I’m sitting in my room, listening to the rain batter the window outside so I thought I might as well post this now. So sorry about it being a couple of days late!
#2: Celebrate folk traditions by attending Feile Iorras
Feile Iorras is an annual international folk festival held in Dublin in July.
“One of the main aims in setting up the Feile was to promote integration and understanding between the people of Erris and various communities throughout the world. This is done by inviting groups from around the world to take part in the festival and to maximize contact between the groups and the people of Erris during the Feile.”
I’ve been horrible and neglecting this blog of late so I’ve gotten myself organised I’m starting a blogging series. One post type for Monday through Friday. Monday’s will be photo-shoots I’ve loved, Tuesday will be videos I’ve loved, Wednesday will be what’s inspiring me to make work at the moment, Thursday will be updates on my life (business venture, internship, college, holidays etc.) and finally, as you can see, Friday will be the things on my “bucket list” (things I’ve always wanted to do).
I’ve recently discovered the Day Zero Project, a website that lets you catalog “101 Things In a 1001 Days” and other things like things you want to do “someday” and things you’ve already done. I’m gonna work through the enumerated list one by one, and blog about each thing weekly. (That will keep me busy, there’s 142 things on the list!).
1. Fill a sketchbook with drawings
This is probably gonna be hard as I haven’t even picked up a drawing pencil since I did art in school about 5 years ago. I’m actually gonna try take art classes soon though so I’ll keep updates as to how that’s going.
For now though, I’m gonna share some sketchbook inspiration I’ve found:
Hopefully I can keep up with this. If I do, I’ll probably turn it into an art journal of some kind. I’ve been wanting to do something like that for so long and just never got around to it. Even after I bought art supplies and sketchbooks while I was in Boston last summer (Blicks Art Supplies FTW :D)