Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Looking back on 2010

What a year 2010 has been for me and since it's coming to an end I thought I would take a second to look back on some of the moments I've enjoyed this year. If you feel like playing along leave a comment :)

I've narrowed it down to a top ten:

♥ I started my first year at Uni doing my Creative Arts degree at UOW
♥ Winning the Yang Sheng‐An Memorial Art Prize and $1000
♥ Got my first job at a pizza shop
♥ Meeting lot of great people at Uni
♥ Getting my scooter license and being able to ride anywhere I want anytime
♥ All the fun nights out clubbing and drinking with my closest friends
♥ Joined a gym and started to get back into shape
♥ Seeing Paramore at Soundwave music festival at the start of the year
♥ Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' as I waited over 2 years it
♥ And mostly learning alot about myself and gain ot of independance

Friday, December 24, 2010

Flickr Fave Friday - Christmas themed!

So it's Christmas eve and Friday so what better way then to share some of lovely finds that are Christmassy! I hope that everyone has a lovely Christmas tomorrow filled with warmth and joy. I'll be spending Christmas morning at home having lovely Christmas cookies then going to my nan's for Christmas lunch. Can't wait to wake up tomorrow morning and open my presents, shall be a little sad since my youngest brother has just left for France so it will be the first Christmas we've had with someone missing. Though it still shall be a great day! Merry Christmas everyone, i'll see you after the holidays :)

 Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3, 4

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Homemade Christmas

Christmas hasn't even been yet and already I'm getting ideas for next years gifts. I was watching a Christmas program this afternoon and it was about this lady learning how to make all these great Christmas ideas herself and giving them as presents.One thing was homemade soap and I think that was a fantastic idea. They were so cute and something I would love myself. I was also thinking of stuff like teacup candles, cupcakes and cute art. I am so jealous already of giving my girls and family presents like these. Hopefully everyone has gotten there Christmas shopping done this year, I know I haven't! 

Oh and if your interested in making some soaps of your own here is a recipe which I think I'll use :)

Photo Credit: Laurence73

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oh Chrismas tree...

I am not ashamed to say this, I absolutely love our Christmas tree! It's just so unique with our decorations. We have a Disney, Star Wars, Tim Burton and Toy Story themed Christmas tree. We have been getting these kind of decorations for as long as I can remember and when I move out and have a tree of my mine I'll miss this one. Sure its not big but hopefully we will be getting one soon, after we get the house renivated and such. In the mean time I am proud of my families tree and when I grow up and have kids of my own I will be giving them a tree like this.

P.S. If you could spare a moment and go vote for my christmas tree over here that would be quite lovely. At the moment its number 5, but its labelled 'M. Bouma Thankyou :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Much Love Monday

Monday morning, which means its time for another 'Much Love Monday' post. Join in the fun on Monday's :)

Film photography - I am loving my photography course at the moment. Its made me want to get back into just shooting with film. I think this will happen for the new year.

Presents with bow's on top - This year I have the biggest present (yay! but not being the most important thing) and my mum decided rather then tir with with the cheap plastic ribbon she put a lovely red bow on it. It's oh so cute

Popular Penguin books - I just brought a couple the other day and they are awesome. Such a cool vintage style looking book their are. Might have to buy a couple more, since their are only $10 each. I also got a free bag which is for the 75th anniversary for Popular Penguin books and its adorable :) 

Photo credit: Luisa Cativo

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I Just watched this trailer for the new movie coming out by the wonderful American director who did famous titles like Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola. She started off as a model/actress and worked her way into script writing and directing, leading her to be the first American woman (fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. She is quite an inspirational woman who I admire.
This new film Somewhere, semi-autobiographic, is about a Johnny Marco, played by Stephen Dorff plays, who is a Hollywood bad-boy stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont when he receives an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter, played by Elle Fanning. Their meeting challenges his lifestyle and forces him to make necessary changes.
I'm quite excited as it's meant to out in Australia Boxing. In the mean time, go and check out the website for film. There are some awesome behind the scenes photos as well as interviews and even an inspiration page.

Photo's and video via Somewhere movie website

No two persons ever read the same book

I posted about a week ago about things I wanted to achieve and do over the summer and one of them was to finish reading my books on my dusty shelves. So I thought I would share my titles that I plan on reading over the next couple of months. Some are come all time classics that I need to read and some are one's I'm just re-reading for movies and others are books about art. By the way how cute is that bookmark, totally wishing for that.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Clive Staples Lewis 
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess   
City Of Ashes by Cassandra Claire 
♥ Hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Mona Lisa by Donald Sassoon
♥ The Judgement of Paris by Ross King
♥ The Lost Mona Lisa by R A Scotti
Painting Mona Lisa by
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

What are some other books on peoples reading list?

Photo Credit: Anna Ristuccia

Friday, December 17, 2010

Flickr Fave Friday

There's a lot happening within the next couple of weeks for me, which is exciting. I have my brother leaving for France on Monday (so jealous), Christmas next weekend and get to spend time with family, then going up to Sydney for New Years which is awesome. I get to watch the fireworks and have a pinic day with my best girl's :) Hopefully everyone had some special plans for Christmas and/or New years.

Photo Credit: Berni Tin, I couldn't say, Coquinete, Poppy Cockburn, Joana guerreiro

Thursday, December 16, 2010

All I Want For Christmas...

Just a few things that I am hoping to get this year for Christmas, mostly camera's :)

♥ Pinhole Art DIY 135 Camera ♥ Diana MINI - White ♥ Fuji Instanx Camera ♥ Polaroid Big Shot Camera ♥ 
'1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die' by Stephen Farthing ♥ Complete 'Friends' DVD Box Set ♥ Complete 'Sex And The City' DVD Box Set ♥

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Always, Sometimes, Never - Part 2

I was looking back at this post and thought it would be fun to put some new ones down as i felt like I've changed a lot over this past year. Leave a comment if you decide to join in on the fun.
I Always:
♥ re-watch sitcoms like mr bean, black books, bottom and the young ones
♥ wear my pandora braclet

♥ wish that i could meet tim burton and bill henson
♥ miss hanging with my friends if i don't see or hear from them after a couple of days

I Sometimes:
♥ fall asleep with my laptop in bed
♥ wish I had a boyfriend

♥ wish i was in paris right now rather then here and at uni
♥ tend to just sit in my room for hours without doing anything productive

I Never:
♥ get up and do anything straight away
♥ care for politics or government related issues

♥ want to change who I am

♥ wear orange clothing

 Photo Credit: Julie Lansom

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Top 6 picks

I thought it was time for another but decided to just focus on music this time.

1. "Say You Don't Want It" - One Night Only
I only heard of this song because Emma Watson is in it, but it is now one of my favourite songs. Its just a feel good song with such a great beat will be loving it for quite awhile.

2. "Planets" - Short Stack
I use to hate Short Stack when they brouht their first album out. They seemed like punk teen wannabe's with crap music. But this new album they've brought out, especially this song has changed my mind.

3. "Sometimes (Hook N Sling Remix)" - Miami Horror
I have just started learning this routine by Tony Czar and its a catchy remix. Great to bust a move and all :)

4. "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" - My Chemical Romance
Of course I am in love with MCR's entire new album but this song is just fantastic! loving the whole new look to MCR, yes Black Parade was just freakin' awesome but I don't know...

5. "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence And The Machine
Another song I've started learning a routine too, kind of stealing choreography and making up some of my own. I love how cute and indie it sounds, perfect for listening too whilst drinking tea and reading frankie.

6. "Favourite Things" - Big Brovaz
This is just awesome

One night only

Im not sure what tye of mood I am in at the moment. I had a fantastic night last night. Went to two parties, one with uni friends and the other my high school friends. I will sum up my night into a sentence. Booze, free pizza, christmas lights, hickeys, licking niples, constant card games, pretty dress, harrasing two guys to hook up, never have I ever, broken glass, pretzels, slushies and funny pictures. It was a great night, catching up with friends, everyone getting off their faces and just having fun times.
But you know how when you can be having the best time of your life and just quickly something so small that probably means nothing decides to change your mood for the rest of the evening and the next day. I don't know I just hate how little things like old forgotten feelings can still ruin from you from having a perfect night.

Photo Credit: Nanajaja

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let it snow

Although I love it being Summer for Christmas over here I really want to have another white Christmas. I've only had one whilst i was in France skiing with family but we didn't go full out or anything. Hopefully in a few years I will be in either Paris or London spending christmas with friends or by myself.

Photo Credit: Claire Barnes and Thomas Leplus

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


During my summer I am doing a photography course at my uni that focuses on black and white film. I haven't done darkroom photography for two years so thought it would be a good chance to pick it up again. We started this week and first looking at pinhole photography. 
Pinhole photography is lensless photography in which a tiny hole replaces the lens. Light passes through the hole; an image is formed in the camera. You can construct pretty much out of everything from cereal boxes to seashells but basically a pinhole camera is a box, with a tiny hole at one end and film or photographic paper at the other.  Pinhole images tend to be softer and less sharp than pictures made with a lens. Exposures are long, ranging from half a second to several hours. Images are exposed on film or paper – negative or positive; black and white, or color.
Anyway I am having fun with pinhole photography so far. Made my box out of cardboard and took a few images last lesson. it's so different compared to just regular film photography. I will upload some photos here once i take some good ones :)

Photo Credit: Vicboano

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fun in the sun

Summer is slowly getting here in Australia, its been raining for the past week, but already i have so many things plan to do this Summer. So I thought I would share my lans/goals with you:

♥ Start using film cameras more often then my digital
♥ Go to the beach more often with friends
♥ Complete a self-portrait painting and enter it into the Archibald Prize held at the AGNSW
♥ Finishing organising all the places I plan to go to for my big overseas trip after Uni
♥ Read most of the books i have on my shelf that I have planned on reading for ages and havent gotten around to
♥ Spend less time at home by myself and hang out more with my friends
♥ Go to the gym atleast 5 times a week for 2 hours

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