Friday, 31 October 2008

This week has been pretty full on so far!

I should really be asleep in bed cos i am exhausted (it's 2am)...but im a bit wound up to be honest...and writing (rambling tends to help) I can't be bothered to write about the lessons this week. As i tend to say now, just read Chris's blog and you'll get good gist of the lessons! lol. My main thing was that i finally made progress on my work this week (thanks to Chris for a big nudge in the right direction!) Oh I know what else happened - student rep meeting! Very boring affair I must say! But i put the points across to the board that you guys had talked to me about. AND I came up with a great idea to make uni life better for us. me and Chris are gunna start work on it Monday! It's a secret for now...but we'll have it ready for you guys soon!

Ive not had any chance to do any of my work though since uni which is really frustrating...I had some paid photography work on Tuesday which was sooo hard. And ive got loads of editing to do still. And ive been working over time to get some extra money...Im £500 in debt cos i got scammed In London recently so im having to work extra hard now to afford to live. A bit suckey but hey can be re earnt and life goes on.

Oh yeah what else, i got offered a photography job this week. A Brighton modeling agency are doing a new project and need a photographer to take photos of their potential models for portfolios. It's gunna be once every fortnight at 1st, but get more work as it gets better known. And not bad pay. But that is cool cos will be really good experience and good for my portfolio too :0) Oh and extra money is always great!

I'm in the process of creating a new band at the mo as is my life if i'm honest...i love art and design and all that jazz but I cant live without doing music and its my main ambition. So im driving hard with that. Im auditioning 2 guitarists this weekend so fingers crossed. ive got myself a drummer which is great, and my boyfriend is my bassist. And he is more fantastic than I ever hoped to find in a bassist to be honest. But now im worried cos he's been found by some major labels and has auditions this weekend for a signed band and he'll have to put uni and Brighton life on hold if he gets it cos of the touring. So from a girlfriend point of view im very supportive...but from a band point of view im silently freaking out cos bassists and writers like him are soooo hard to come by! And I know I sound really selfish which makes me angry at myself...but i cant tell anyone so im blogging it to get it out! Don't judge me! Blogs are just a good way to let of steam! And at the most I'll get Chris, Kat and Julie reading this...and you dont know my boyfriend so I think Im safe!

On a final note, I saw High School Musical 3 this week. I dont care if you have now lost all respect for me...It was amazing! I cant stop listening to the soundtrack! lol. Sounds so sad but im so in love with it! So HSM3 is my pick of the week! lol. Sooo not like the other 2. Very well filmed and choreographed (and cos i was a performing arts student before I moved to brighton I appreciate stuff like that!)

Anyhoo, I better go to bed. Im gunna be editing photos from the shoot in the morning, then im at work in the eve. And then out for a friends im gunna have to put uni work on hold again and work my ass off in lesson on Monday :-s

Muchos Love xXx

Friday, 24 October 2008

Wanna see a great Brighton comedian?

Ok, so I went to a comedy show tonight which was awsome (with my ex which was not quite the icing on the cake but hey ho, i dealt with it) It was a guy called Steven Grant and I highly recommend him! He performs at the Komedia all the time and he's amazing!!!! He is so clever...but not too clever so your brain doesn't hurt. But im very fussy with comedians and he always blows me away! I will buy his DVDs when i can afford them and you can all come round and watch them :0)

Anyhoo, it was a show all about coming 2nd (not 1st) And it was really interesting to hear cos I realised that I am 1 of those people who is always the runner up and never quite comes 1st in anything (except student rep apparentlty - woop!) And it was so refreshing to listen to cos although what he was saying was hilarious, it had a great message that if you dont quite come 1st then it makes you an even stronger person and it improves you. And just cos you dont come 1st doesn't mean you are a loser...and personally I am a perfectionist and an overachiever which I am told is to do with low self esteem. Actually I love myself a bit too much, but i never think I am quite good enough and so I always try and be better and im not satisfied if I dont win... which is really sad actually isn't it. So yeah, the show really opened my eyes and made me realise that it's ok to not always be the best. Its much better to be the best I can be and accept myself for me and learn and grow from everything I do achieve and more importantly, don't quite achieve. So perhaps this is pointless rambling (cos it is 2:20am!) But i felt like sharing my thoughts with at least 3 people (chears for always reading you guys!)

But yeah - Steven Grant! Look him up and maybe one day we can all save out pennies and go to th Komedia as a class trip. Its like, £10 on a Sunday and you get 3 comedians, and Steven imbetween each one.

Thought id end with a funny little pic I found on an art website...I am the super cool black blob on the left ;0)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Student Reppin' ... and lack of communicatin!?!

Righty then, well Chris and I have been elected student reps! Which i think is awesome and I think we will work well together :0) Ben made us a little picture which is damn cool and has put it on our facebook group. I have added a discussion on there so everyone can say what they do and dont like about uni and the course. That way me and Chris can work together to get everyone's opinions together and voice them appropriately.

I get the impression that a handful of us are getting frustrated...and this sort of frustration will no doubt lead to anxiety and the total lack of desire to want to go into uni every lesson.

It feels to me like the tutors are not communicating very well, if at all to each other. Because as much as we all think that the teachers are great, its annoying that each one expects something different from the same project. We have all had a rant together about Mondays lesson where we were asked to show our ideas to Julie and then got told we could/should maybe do another idea that relates in no way to our current idea...but we are meant to be working on our final piece why are we being told to do new ideas? (If anyone heard Joes' mega rant about a politician then you will know what im talking about)

Then on Wedneasday (and this is my favorite lesson generally) we were expecting to present our work to class for some feedback. And I (and others) love this can get feedback from about 17 other creative minds and it can really inspire you and spur you on. But this did not happen. Instead, half the class got great feedback from Yuki, whilst the other half (my half of the room!) were forgotton about. So many of us felt uninspired and were not sure where to go next with the designs becuase we really need some creative input at the stages we are now at.

I was not prepared to leave without any I got some feedback from Yuki in the end, but i had to stay behind 20 minutes for it...where as most people got their feedback in class and got to go home. I'm not saying this is a terrible thing cos im really glad that Yuki had time to stay and help. But It did make me run late for the next thing I was doing that day and it seems unfair that we were not given the time we deserved in the lesson. So perhaps on this occassion time managment is the issue and we should all buy Yuki a watch for christmas...

So, to continue back to this lack of communication...I think many of us are agreed that the tempo is all wrong. And when we go in on Monday im fairly sure Julie will be expecting to see something amazing and developed...not more research and rubbishy mock ups and me saying "well im waiting for Yuki to develop my ideas with me cos im stuck! And she told me to wait till I next see her before I start re developing"

Anyways, I do feel better having got that out my system...and I hear people maoning about the same things each lesson but not blogging I figure I would blog it just so someone has voiced an overall opinion!

p.s. 3 of the photos are sort of relevent to the blog...the last one is just really funny so I thought id wack it in!

Peach out xxx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Class Spirit - Woop!

After a very unproductive lesson (please see previous blog, or better still, read Chris' blog cos it better describes the lesson!) I have come home and decided to take a break from trying to design...

I have realised that I have a bunch of photos of some of our class on facebook from my birthday night the other i will post them on here and show class spirit or whatever! lol I think it would be really great for our class to go out together more often...i find it quite hard being my normal sociable self when im in class cos im frying my brain at a computer trying to develop design concepts...but i've never been in a class where I actually like every single person so I think that is awesome and im really happy about it.

Anyhoo, below are a handful of photos from the night i turned 22. Thanks to everyone who came for making it a really fun night! xXx

I can't think!!!

Well im currently in lessons and most people are working...some people are just chatting away and I am sitting here freaking out. I dont like any of my designs and I've lost all inspiratrion. Ive been working really really hard on al the research, sketchbook and potential designs...but i dont like anything i've come up with. I almost wish i was still studying music cos I know it all inside out and im never the person who is running behind everyone ele...but I certainly feel like I am right now!

Anyhoo, i just needed to get this out cos i think it helps to write sdown your thoughts...maybe I'll be able to get some work done. Its break time now anyway...peace out xXx

Monday, 6 October 2008

Day 1 gone and a bit of an Intro to me!

Well I have officially done day one at uni, and I loved every minute of it! I never enjoyed school or the last college or uni I went to cos when it comes to learning, I have the attention span of a fish or something. I have to learn by doing, and keep swapping and changing. So yeah, i loved the 1st day and i'm really happy about being here. Plus, this might sound lame, but everyone seems so nice and cool. All the past colleges etc i was at - well most people I met were total knobs and up their own ass! Which makes me sound a bit negative (im not!) but i think it's cos i've studied music, dance and that sort of thing attracts certain types of people as an overall thing. Anyhoo, all I mean to say is - you guys are all awesome!

So not much else to say right now. But I've upload a few bits of work I've done recently so you can see some of what Im into - creative design wise!

p.s. I know lots about photoshop but not anything else so if anyone wants to take pitty and teach me how to propperly use the other programs like Illustrator - well id really appreciate it and love you forever!