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Bestival

has to be the most wonderful place in the world

i miss it, only a few weeks on and i really yearn to be back, watching the sky change colour over the commodity of various acts that brought a smile to the faces around and me included!

that was it with bestival, nobody looked. unhappy. everywhere you went some form of joy and fun was happening, any hour any place, something for everyone to enjoy!

and the feeling you get is better than the drugs or the drink there, you have this rolling sensation that everything is possible and you’re free to have a good time, the summer’s nearly over, you’ve worked your arse off to get here, some more than others, and regardless of mud, rain, pains and no gains, there is something you will always find at Bestival, and that is Love. love for music, the acts, the art, the fundraising, the good times, the sites, the sounds, the astounding community, everything is right, and it’s got the best balance figured out for all festivals, quiet, unassuming but fun and loud as you want it to be! 

i will most certainly be back again and again!

A friend i made at the bestival (a lovely gent called Leeban, who runs the tangerine field tents) told me during Elton John’s final songs, surrounded by his 60+ co workers and friends, “this is, we are a family. we’re here together, it’s our last night and nobody want’s to miss out.” 

that right there is love.

<3

More shading, still unsure if im done with it, but i&#8217;ll see if fred wants it like this&#8230;. :D
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More shading, still unsure if im done with it, but i’ll see if fred wants it like this…. :D

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slowly working on my second attempt at my friend, i had nearly finished about three hours ago and sketchbook quit on me. lesson learnt, save continually &gt;.&lt; (i nearly topped myself when it happened i was in a state of shock&#8230;.anywhoo, I&#8217;m giving myself a break (and my eyes) and will contine on that eye on the right tomorrow (it&#8217;s bugging me&#8230;) 

slowly working on my second attempt at my friend, i had nearly finished about three hours ago and sketchbook quit on me. lesson learnt, save continually >.< (i nearly topped myself when it happened i was in a state of shock….anywhoo, I’m giving myself a break (and my eyes) and will contine on that eye on the right tomorrow (it’s bugging me…) 

need to invest in new moleskine

i’ve realised how much i miss my documentary drawings, that computer one was based off this sketch i found in my notebook one day after leaving it in a darkroom over three hours (beauty eh?) it’s changed up a bit to look a bit more younger and less detailed but i miss doing my own drawing, sitting on a bus and drawing backs of heads, and in cafes and all that ‘hipster’ shit. im going into town and buying a new one! 

having a little play around with some illustrations, (possibly for Young and Collective, maybe just my own work&#8230;.?)  been a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time since i picked up a pen, or a mousepad it would seem, apologies for the poor quality! i will keep trying because i&#8217;ve missed doing this so much! (still prefer pencil and pen but this is a fun alternative in the absence of light&#8230;.)
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having a little play around with some illustrations, (possibly for Young and Collective, maybe just my own work….?)  been a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time since i picked up a pen, or a mousepad it would seem, apologies for the poor quality! i will keep trying because i’ve missed doing this so much! (still prefer pencil and pen but this is a fun alternative in the absence of light….)

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Very interesting talk by Ken Robinson on Education and it’s development into employment

Great little animation/illustration too!

overonehundred:

Toby Ng - The World of 100

Have you ever asked yourself, what would the World look like as a small community of 100 people? Probably not. However, it is something to think about, as the reality would be startling - as much as you’d think so, the village would only have 7 computers, and only 1 person in the World Village would be educated at University level.

These facts are something that designer Toby Ng has thought about very carefully, and turned the results of his findings into a series of twenty infographics depicting ‘The World of 100’. Although aesthetically beautiful, with sharp lines and bold, vibrant colours, these infographics are often horrifying. 

The posters look as though they have come straight out of a children’s book; is this to mirror the naivety of those that are most likely to be looking at them on their computers?

“Look, this is the World we are living in.”

- Toby Ng

Isn’t that something? it really puts a lot of things into perspective.

velvetpetra:

Tammy Rae Carland: Lesbian Beds

Carland’s series of large format photographs, Lesbian Beds, depicts bed sheets recently vacated. Shot from directly above, the images offer lavish views of private spaces. Seizing onto viewers’ voyeuristic impulses, Carland invites them to look, but denies them the opportunity to study the figures to whom the sheets belong, turning rumpled covers into anthropomorphic stand-ins. By withholding a direct view of the subjects themselves, Carland creates portraits that enable empathic projection but elude fixity.

http://jessicasilvermangallery.com/tammy-rae-carland

(Source: indiepeaches, via mayameows)