Insect Drawings

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Sunday, 30 August 2015



Hello,


In my last Tacking Stock I mentioned that I have been drawing insects. This is because our art topic this term is Art Versus Science which I really love. For our final assignment we will need to draw nine insects or bugs, scan and edit them on Photoshop, and present them pinned on a board. We are doing this the same way scientist would pin real insect and bug specimens. I am not up to this stage yet so I thought I would share my process. At the moment I have finished the drawings and scanned them to start Photoshop next lesson. 




Also, as a part of this art unit we have been studying an amazing artist, Damien Hirst.  He is the richest living artist to date and is famous for his controversial artworks such as preserving sharks, cutting cows in half and covering a human skull in over 8,000 diamonds. His pieces are a symbol of everything we fear, love and hope for and they continue to change the shape of contemporary art in the 21st century.



I look forward to looking at more of his work and studying him as an artist and continuing my own artwork.

Such fun!
Leni xo





Taking Stock August

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hello,

I know it's been awhile since I've done a Taking Stock, I've been so busy I skipped July! I also thought I would add a quick life update. My new term at school has started and I am loving all my subjects especially art and history.  I have also added another singer to my favourites list, Macklemore. I am absolutely loving his music especially when they have an important message or story behind them. I hope to get back into a rhythm with my blog post starting with Taking Stock August with credits to Pip from Meet Me At Mikes. 


Drawing : insects, more information next week. 
Drinking : tea still. 
Reading: nothing at the moment, any suggestions?
Wanting: more records, two is just not enough.
Looking: for a cool Periodic Table poster.

Playing: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Deciding: if I should go to a birthday party or not.
Wishing: my brother Peter a happy name day for last week. 
Enjoying: being in my bedroom, I redecorated it recently.
Waiting: for the Absolutely Fabulous movie to come out. 
Liking: a new Australian tv series, Utopia
Wondering: what to read?
Loving: the song 'Growing Up' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran. 
Pondering: what song to learn for guitar. 
Considering: guitar lessons.
Buying: a lot of Cheery Ripe, I can't help it it's my favourite. 
Watching: The Office UK, its so awkward I love it. 
Hoping: this summer won't be too hot (though I seriously doubt it).
Marvelling: at comedians. 
Cringing: at the amount of maths homework I get. 
Needing: to practise guitar more. 
Questioning: peoples decisions. 
Smelling: chocolate scones. YUM!
Wearing: jeans and a grey jacket.
Following: mum around the house to give her hugs. 
Noticing: how quickly time passes. 
Knowing: its okay not to enter Trop Jr this year.
Thinking: about my birthday coming up. YAY!
Admiring: people who can sing.
Sorting: through old photos, its amazing how much you forget. 
Getting: ready for school test. 
Bookmarking: my maths text book.
Coveting: the swan hat from Mirror Mirror, when would I wear it who knows.
Disliking: pins and needles.
Opening: a lot of tabs on Google for an assignment. 
Giggling: at Will and Grace.
Feeling: absolutely fabulous sweetie darling.
Snacking: on popcorn. 
Helping: 
my mum make Yianni's book character parade costume, he's going as Hairy McLarry. 
Hearing: Bon Jovi 'You Give Love a Bad Name' as I type this.  


Please feel free to join in on Taking Stock by visiting here for a blank template.

Such Fun!
Leni xo

romeo and juliet

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Sunday, 9 August 2015


For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. 

Hello,

In English this semester we are studying William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and on friday we went to the Opera House to watch an adaption of the play. It was very good, simple production with some modern twist. Instead of elaborate costumes from the 1400s the actors where dressed very casually making it more relatable and separated it from the traditional version. The language can be confusing but seeing it performed live makes it much easier to understand, I recommend seeing either the play or the movies if you haven't already. 

This play isn't exactly my favourite but I think it's amazing that even after 420 years it is still the most famous love story of all time and can still attract the attention of audiences across the world. 

Such fun!
Leni xo 
 

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