Orange Bush Painting

Shoes My Dad and I had a landscape painting sesh on Sunday. We painted what we could see of maitland band from the natural lookout at the top of the path. Unfortunately we weren't able to finish our works as the cold got the better of us, but we've got tentative plans to finish the works at a later date within the next few weeks.

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This is what I wore. Basically my prerogative with the outfit was "warm and comfy as possible" which I definitely achieved. Only thing I was missing was fingerless gloves (which is why the cold won out. My phalanges couldn't hold the brush without cold pain) I've really been digging watercolour as a medium as of late, which is what I ended up using. My dad is using acrylics for his painting.

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Speaking of art, I've been posting a lot of my stuff to instagram at the moment (which you should totally check out. There's a link in my sidebar.) I'll probably post a photo of my painting and my Dad's once they're done.

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June Favourites

shoes It's that time of the month! I'mma share all of my favourite artists/musicians/performers/culture things :D

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First up, we've got Furry Little Peach who is a Sydney based watercolour artist. I've really been enjoying her instagram posts as of late (she's putting together an exhibition featuring cacti). I'd love to post an image of her work, but unfortunately wordpress is being a butt, so if you're curious about her work, you'll just have to click the link yo!

https://www.facebook.com/furrylittlepeach

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 http://millyscarlett.blogspot.com.au/ - I've posted about Milly before (we had a sewing evening last year, and posted heaps cute photos of what we made) She's finally started blogging again, so you should totes check her out. (She's also an artist, and has really cool work on her instagram / etsy. I'm going to assume those links are on her blog...)

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I've been listening to fleet foxes a lot lately. They've been chilling on my ipod for ages, but up until June, I've only really half listened to them. Their music is stunning, from the instrumentation, to the vocal harmonies, even their stage manner (I may have binge watched some live footage on youtube recently)

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My last cultural favourite for this month is a venue I played at with Button Collective. It's a fairly new space called GUT. It's an intimate space created by a bunch of people who are really into live music and art, so they've dedicated part of their living space to supporting the arts. If you live in Sydney, I highly suggest you keep an eye on this space. It's super cool, and will only survive if passionate people support it.

So those are my favourite cultural things for this month. Hope you have fun checking them out :D

May Favourites Feat. Tartan Flannel

Shoes So, if you watch beauty vloggers on youtube you'll know that they do a thing called "monthly favourites" in which they showcase their favourite beauty/fashion stuff for the month. I'm going to steal that idea and give it a tiny bit of a twist: Once a month I shall do my "monthly culture favourites" in which I talk about my favourite artists/musicians/authors/film makers/bloggers/youtubers etc in an effort to 1) be on the lookout for cool creatives I wasn't previously aware of and 2) spread the word about awesome peeps who make cool stuff.

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So without further ado, here are my May cultural favourites:

1) Sad Grrrls Club. This is a tour/festival/turning into a general all round creative support network for female identifying creatives. I love how supportive and inclusive this initiative is, and I am very much looking forward to all of the cool stuff that comes out of it.

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2)ZombieKing . I've been delighting in Chris's sculpture on instagram as of late. Basically he makes dead fantasy fetuses in test tubes. It's a little morbid, and a teeny tiny bit gross, but his work is so beautifully gruesome I just have to mention it.

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3) Curls n Cakes: There's going to be a bit of a trend concerning where I find the people I follow on the interwebs. I found Mona's blog through instagram and was instantly taken by her quirky yet classic style! As well as wearing pretty things, she bakes stuff that looks really cute, and sounds scrumptious

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4) Deep Sea Lights : This duet is the perfect mix of acoustic, electronic and experimental. They're kind of ambient, but kind of not if that makes any sense. My band, Vanishing Shapes, is actually playing a gig with these guys (and a few others) for DEJA at the Red Rattler on Friday. (If you're Sydney Based, you should totally come on down yo!)

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There you have it! These are my favourite creatives/projects of May/ Early June (I have no concept of "past" at the moment, it's just all become a jumble of vague memories of gigs, teaching and practice :S)

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Polka dots and Pinocchio

wpid-20140911_131328.jpg Thursdays outfit made me feel like a school girl.

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I think it was a combination of the colour pallet, the jacket and shoe combination and long socks. I think it's strange that something that looks nothing like a school uniform can make me feel this way.

Also, all the school uniforms that I ever wore never made me feel this adorable.

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Apart from my outfit, thursday was kind of a bleh day. I managed to loose my breakfast to the train floor, which left me hangry during my art class (we were presenting some artworks for progress marking. I was pretty happy with the art I presented, but the stuff I said about the works were not too great) , then in the afternoon the train was running half an hour late, which meant calling into work late.

It wasn't all bad though. I got to have lunch with the Tim who is the bassist in my band, and Honae his wonderful and brilliant girlfriend :3. The train being late meant I was able to catch up with my friend Adam, which was lovely.

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Oh well, shitty days are significantly less shitty when there's lace on your skirt.