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Former Friends and Appreciating Art 

Former Friends and Appreciating Art 

Do you ever strongly associate a book or a film with a particular person? And then find that because you have negative associations with that person, you now have negative feelings about the book or film?  For example, it took me years to get around to reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, because all I knew about it was that a former friend of mine had been reading it when I knew him, and so it was all tied up…

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Crafting And Calm

Crafting And Calm

I think it was an oversight when, in my posts about the end of 2016 and in exploring my goals for 2017, I neglected to mention that I recently took up knitting.  Well, resumed it. My grandma wasn’t a big knitter, but she taught me to knit at around the age of nine, a phase that didn’t last long before impatience got in the way and I went back to calligraphy, hama bead patterns, and other speedier crafts. When I…

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A Creative Waste Of Time

A Creative Waste Of Time

For those who weren’t aware, which is probably 95% of my blog readers given that I didn’t mention it, I’m currently away on a camp in the north of England. It’s a Christian camp, actually, which basically means a chance to ask all the difficult questions that you can’t get away with in your usual church or youth group environment because after this week you’ll likely never see these people again. In our evening meeting yesterday, we were creating an…

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May and June (Retrospect and Reminiscing #5 / #6)

May and June (Retrospect and Reminiscing #5 / #6)

For health reasons I couldn’t blog yesterday, but that’s fine, because not much happened in May, so I’m lumping it together with June and that way it doesn’t matter that I missed a day, right? It’s also because May’s a weird one to write about – half of what happened was exams or personal, neither of which I tend to discuss on my blog. In these recap posts, I’ve tried not to overshare while still giving a fairly complete overview…

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When Life Is Full Of Mist And Frost…

When Life Is Full Of Mist And Frost…

…make art. Ignore Neil Gaiman – it doesn’t even have to be good. Just make that art. I’m always amazed by how much more beautiful winter mornings are when compared to their summer counterparts. It’s the combination of mist and frost with the late sunrise, I think – it makes it possible for me to take pictures like the one above without getting up obscenely early. When I first got a smartphone two years ago, I took advantage of the…

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Why Do Zombies Want Brains?

Why Do Zombies Want Brains?

My mind not only wanders: sometimes it leaves completely. This is a fact (as well as something written on one of father person’s t-shirts). My mind is apt to wandering so completely that when I opened my school planner to write a reminder to the effect of read Pliny introduction, what I actually wrote was why do zombies want brains?  After staring at it for a few seconds trying to work out why it looked wrong, it occurred to me that that…

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The Arts Are For Everyone

The Arts Are For Everyone

I was watching BBC Young Musician 2012 on TV the other day. I don’t watch a lot of television – Sherlock, Doctor Who and Torchwood being the exceptions – but occasionally something will come on that interests me enough to make time for it, and so it was with the Young Musician competition. As a musician myself, I was eager to see the competition from other young people my age… and then crawl in a hole and feel insignificant when…

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The Art Exam – Part 2

The Art Exam – Part 2

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Checking my blog every day to read it. (You know, if you subscribed you’d never have that problem). It’s Part 2 of ‘The Art Exam’ … Um hi. I should draw :/ I spend more time rubbing out than I do drawing. How depressing is that? I think I’m going to finish this early. Not good. I really want to listen to music. They should let us. I mean, you can’t cheat in…

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