Saturday, 21 May 2011

Wait a minute mister postman!

I'm watching 'Have I Got News For You' and they're talking about things going missing in the post, which has reminded me of something I saw a while ago and half considered putting in my blog, and then kind of didn't...

Today I am feeling much more motivated, so here it is:

Artist Harriet Russell created this project to see what lengths our postmen (and women) will go to, to deliver a letter. She concealed the addresses of 130 letters to herself in a series of puzzles and left the people at the post office to figure out where to deliver them to. Amazingly, only 10 failed to get back to her!

Here are some of the letters:

Cool eh?

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Brownie Vecta

I recently bought a 1960's Brownie Vecta camera from a carboot and found that I was able to get hold of some old 127 format film for it, so decided to give it a go and see if it still worked. I messed up a bit loading the film, so I think it's my fault that the first few photos didn't turn out, but some of them came out better than I had expected!

The camera has no settings what so ever. No focus or shutter speeds to play around with so it was literally a case of pointing and shooting and hoping for the best. It's crazy how much cameras have come on, with the super digital SLR cameras of today, but I don't think you can beat the simplicity and uncertainty of playing around with an uncomplicated film camera. Here are my results:

Spooky picture of a den in the woods.

Picturesque Church

My sister, Bette on Toast

Flowers in the garden

I have absolutely no idea what this is.

I bought my film, and got it developed at Plastic Magpie Camera Club.

Monday, 2 May 2011


Hello Blog, long time no see!

My life is pretty busy at the moment. I'm in my last month of college, which means I should be doing lots of work, finishing my final major project and putting together my degree show. Unfortunately I have just had 2 weeks off for Easter, and with the lovely sunny weather we have been having, along side numerous bank holidays, it has been very hard to stay focussed.

Here is a bit of my college work, it is still work in progress, and hopefully it will progress a lot in the next 3 weeks (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek this is VERY scary!):

My horoscope amused me today by saying "It's in your nature to be creative and perhaps even a bit flighty - leaping from one great idea to the next without sticking to any one goal. This isn't nessisarily your standard way of doing things but with your bigger ideas you tend to get so excited and distracted that you find it hard to focus long enough to make any noteworthy progress".

My current procrastination technique is dreaming of furniture restoration, so much so that I have recently bought 3 pieces of furniture, which I am planning to do up so they look awesome and cool. I am by no means ditching my jewellery dreams, but once my deadline is over, I am looking forward to having a hiatus from it all, and getting stuck into this new hobby. Here are my purchases:

60's dresser and draws. £14 each from a charity shop.
I've not quite decided what i'm doing with these, but I'm fairly certain it will include powder blue paint. Maybe various shades of blue paint. I want to do something a little unusual with these, but i'm not sure what.

Telephone table, £5 from a car boot. This is going to be a project for when I start an upholstery course in September, and will be inspired by this chair:

Must stop procrasta-blogging now and get back to work, so that I can allow myself to do some procrasta-baking later on!