Tuesday, 28 June 2011
wozers two posts in one day, i must have lots of important things like cleaning the house to do.... hmm. anyway a couple of years ago i had a big thing about making modern versions of traditional tattoos. i love sailor jerry and 40s/50s dockers tattoos, but as someone whose experiences of boating are mostly running riot on the Mersey Ferry when the trains are off, they're not always terribly relevant to me. i think i might revisit this, and did a bit of a doodle while i was thinking about it. If i take these further i'll hand draw them and ink them up with a bit of collage for good luck.
.also i've been listening to Dick Limerick Academy all day. you can download two of their albums off http://dicklimerickacademy.bandcamp.com/ although i will admit, you might not appreciate it if you're not a scouser.
.blah blah job hunting blah blah blah. there is nothing more soul destroying than filling in all the shoddy jobs you've worked and all the repetitive shit about what makes you stand out OVER AND OVER AGAIN. also i think it's very hard to 'sell yourself' without sounding like a massive dick. "haw haw my names Tarquin and i'm ruddy brilliant guffawww". when i am rich and famous and run my own design agency, it's going to be like Sugar Ape offices in Nathan Barley. Well, maybe not quite like that, but i certainly wont hire people based on their cv.
First they will be asked to come prepared with biscuits. The standard of the biscuits will be the first indication of whether they are the 'right sort of person' to work for me. Party biscuits are a thumbs up, Digestives are a thumbs down. Dead Fly biscuits (garibaldi) are borderline. I think that's a perfectly sensible way to run a business. Actually my design agency is begining to sound more like Doug Rockets office. hmm. Maybe there's a reason people actually request CVs.
Anyway, did a little doodle and that. I was listening to some Ash and thinking about when i was young *sigh*. Now i am just HAGGARD. my skin looks like some ravaged landscape. except less poetic. Perhaps i should colour coordinate more like i did when i was a teenager. or dye my hair candyfloss again.
.I could say something educated and well thought out about the catch 22 of agencies looking for people with 2 years experience, and how they think you gain this magical 2year figure when no one will hire graduates, but to be frank, i'm a bit tired and very hungry. i've had a week of over the top wii fit-ing (no, really) and i think my body thinks it's going to starve to death unless i inhale a bar of dairy milk each evening.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
.So I have loved Tatty Devine for over 5 years now, that's like more than half a decade! After fawning over their wares for some time, my dear friend Christine and I made a deal to buy each other a name necklace for our respective 'big' birthdays. For her 21st i got Christine hers with a star, in the quality sweet mirrored purple, and for my 18th she gave me a gorgeous hot pink 'Zoe' with a heart. Since then i have rammed my jewellery box with beautiful things, like the enamel swallow earrings, the Tate 'Artstar' necklace and the trapeze necklace which are among my top faves. Now i have taken another step to owning their entire store, and bought a lucky dip box. I love my prizes so much i did a little pic to show you just how cute my stuff is :)
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Well i am finally getting a bit of rest and getting up to date after the frantic putting together of my degree show! The industry preview was on Thursday and it opened yesterday with a private view for family and friends. I cleverly didn't bring a camera (i don't hugely like photos of myself unless i'm revoltingly drunk) but i have thieved some of me off facebook. The exhibition has been a massive success, and if you want to catch it it's running tomorrow and Monday, 10am-7pm in the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. The entrance is on Hanbury St. and features work from illustration, sonic arts, fashion, graphics, fine art and jewellery students (or should that be graduates now?). There's definitely something for everyone so if you're local, check it out!