October 31, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Not really a big Halloween lover (I prefer to celebrate light rather than darkness) but, admittedly, Autumn wouldn’t be the same without it.
I’m thinking of watching Addams Family Values tonight.
Currently Reading – Jane Eyre
Listening too - Night Bus by Lucy Rose
I wish I had time to write proper posts but I have to do my stupid History homework, then go to the library to search for all the Ruby Redfort books, then organise my room and my life, then eat something and make a butterbeer latte and then maybe watch Addams Family or every episode of Charlie and Lola on iplayer. And whilst I’m watching I need to finish my latest painting which is a monster tea party at midnight.
I’ve been painting illustrations a lot lately. Been thinking about writing and illustrating a few children’s books someday.
I want to dig into lots of creative projects actually. Every day I come up with some kind of creative idea for a short film/photo shoot/painting/story/debut album. But I have to brush it aside because my main priority has to be GCSEs and getting through and surviving this last year of school. So I just file the idea away then try to fight my way through masses of math revision and then get angry with myself later because I’ve been alive for nearly two decades and still haven’t crossed off any (realistic) life-long dreams. I feel like I haven’t done enough (or anything really), and sometimes I feel like I’m not doing anything at all but then I realise I’m getting through everything I’m told to do but I still haven’t done anything I’ve always really really wanted to do. Is this a midlife crisis or something? Whatever I’m young. I just need to get a grip, organise time better, be a better human being, get a job, stop procrastinating…
Oh no, I’m procrastinating now. Gotta go write about London’s first police force guyssss. Fun.
October 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment
(found via pinterest)
Spent some time with B (http://readingreflectingandrejoicing.wordpress.com/). We drank pumpkin spice lattes. Watched Moonrise Kingdom and agreed it’s just about the most perfect movie ever made. Attempted getting lost in the streets of London (kind of). Became borderline obsessed with The Neighbourhood and listened to Afraid well over ten times.
Now I’m home. Listening to Perfect Day by Lou Reed (R.I.P) as I write this. Painting doodles of my latest line of crazy hats and watching The Brothers Bloom. I now have a grooveshark account, so check that out if you want to listen to my playlists. http://grooveshark.com/katerpillar22
October 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
(http://www.etsy.com/shop/ParagonVintagePrints) Image found via pinterest
One of my most favourite things to do in Autumn is rereading books from my childhood which feature fictional heroines I’ve grown up loving and admiring. As I know these characters so well, it’s like visiting old friends. I love falling back into their adventures and reliving all their stories. It’s so comforting to travel through Wonderland with Alice or bring a long abandoned, secret garden back to life with Mary Lennox. I’m looking forward to daydreaming with Anne in Green Gables and dancing with Posey in Ballet Shoes.
Another character from a series of books I loved when I was very little, is Judy from The Tree That Sat Down and later on her daughter Jill in The Stream That Stood Still and The Mountain of Magic.
This is a lesser known book series by Beverley Nichols. I’m sure fans of Alice in Wonderland and the Chronicles of Narnia will enjoy it very much. If you’re looking for simple fantasy, adventure, fairytale-ish story set in a magical wood I highly recommend The Tree That Sat Down. I love the world this series is set in. It reminds me of my childhood dreams of living in a hollow tree.
Love and cinnamon swirls,
October 11, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Friday nights good music, comfy bed, books and snacks. Feeling exhausted after this long long week of school, but kind of happy at the same time. I love this song (above) Everything – Paris Ray. Hmmmm….(what else what else what else)… I’m also counting down the days ’til I get my first taste of pumpkin pie.
Been feeling too dhvuovbblaghhh to really blog properly if catch my drift.
I’m currently reading- Mister God This Is Anna by Fynn. Read it if you’re in the mood for some loveliness about a little girl who is very wise. I love Anna’s philosophy.
Sorry this has been such a little post. Enjoy the song. I’m going to watch some Bad Education and Gilmore Girls now.
I hope you’re happy and good and smiley
September 21, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Rox In the Box – The Decemberists/Our Own Pretty Ways – First Aid Kit/Wendy Trilogy I Wendy On Board – S.J Tucker/Evacuating London – Harry Gregson Williams/See You Soon – Coldplay/Wendy Trilogy II Red Handed Jill – S.J Tucker/Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men/Noble Maiden Fair – Patrick Doyle/Wendy Trilogy III Green Eyed Sue/Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone
Above picture credit to End Of March
September 20, 2013 § Leave a Comment
A book I started ages ago and did not finish.
I’m gonna have to borrow it from you B, next time I’m at your house. I’m in a very Austenious mood, I have much Austeniousness to share with the world.
The first one (I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend) was wonderful. Humorous, delightful, whimsical and sweet.
I’ve been feeling kind of anxious and depressed lately (school and a sore throat can have a negative effect on a person’s positivity levels) so I’ve been indulging in all thing’s comforting. In example, toast and marmalade, herbal tea, Gilmore Girls and all things Austen. I don’t know why I find Jane Austen’s world so particularly comforting. I just do.
Have you seen the modernised Pride and Prejudice web series??? If you haven’t I shall now introduce my latest source of joy to you.
If you’re familiar with the story and it’s characters you’re bound to enjoy it immensely. If you’ve never heard of the story this is a wonderful introduction.
I present to you The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!!!!
Elizabeth Bennet is now a Youtuber. She makes vlogs about her life and… her sister, Jane’s, love life with the help of her friend Charlotte and her two sisters Jane and Lydia. In this adaptation of the book, Kitty is an actual cat and Mary is their ‘emo’ cousin. I love this web series so much. As the series progresses you get to know the characters in a whole new way and they start feeling more like friends. If you’re feeling low, I strongly suggest the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. It was created by Hank Green and also won an Emmy award! I’d love to see more of this on youtube. Quality role playing. It’s a great new way to tell stories.
Here is a trailer for a movie I am really excited to see. It’s called Austenland.
Soooo, yeah, I shall be looking out for that. Will probably write a review thing once I’ve seen it.
Hoping you’re well