I do not read to think. I do not read to learn. I do not read to search for truth. I know the truth, and the truth is hardly what I need. I read to dream!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The negative and the positive...

It's funny how people can change other people over time. It's funny how people who you thought were there for you can screw you over in a second.
I was led awake this morning unable to sleep at 5am, with the Simpsons pointlessly playing on my tv, thinking of such matters. And about how hard it is to stay positive. Why is it that when your life is finally going to plan, something/someone will ruin it for you??

Some things to be positive about for me are;

Work - which is going well, and I'm getting along with all my colleagues really well.
Matt - Things are just going superbly in this area.
School - I have done over 10 pages of prep work in my sketchbooks for both my creative subjects. And I'm really proud of all of it.
My nan - This week has made me realise how much I depend on my nan, and that I can always count on her. But more importantly than that, that she will always believe in me and trust me. See logic and common sense when it appears to desert others.

I recently watched POTC4, which I thought was really good, I've heard alot of negative comments about it. But people had too high a expectations for this movie. Of course it wasn't going to be like the first 3, they were going more fantasy, and giving more 'Jack' than ever. Combine this with a few other movies, some good music, current reads; such as, 'Fire'...and I'm being provided amazing tools for escapism from all the negative in my little corner of the world.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Waltz on the Wye

As promised my photo blog from a few weekends ago at Waltz on the Wye...

This is the main market stall area setting up...

Steampunk K-19, in the Steampunk exhibition in the castle

The Strumpets with Crumpets - Where I majoritably ate for the whole weekend

Sex of a crumpet!!

My friends stall, where she painted peoples steampunk portraits and Chepstow landscapes

My new PocketWatch...

My new choker...courtesy of CELTICROSEART..check out her etsy store

This was me, in one of my three outfits

My friend the dragon being attacked with a steamray...


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

For any girls out there...

...who suffer from bad PMS, here is a small charm to help you get on with life and alleviate pain. All you need is a few moments to yourself and a pointed quartz crystal. Carry the quartz throughout the whole duration of your period after empowering it with the following chant;

"Stone of Moon and Tide and Sea,
Chase pain and bloating far from me.
All menstrual symptoms, now relieve,
As I will, so mote it be."

It's worked wonders for me in the past, so hope it can help a few more out.

Octopus picture

I'm going through a really big octopus/kraken phase recently. Isn't the above picture amazing?!

When I have more time, I shall inform you of the most amazing weekend I just had. Chepstow just had its' first official Steampunk event. Waltz on the Wye, and it was amazing. Photos to come asap.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Bristol Zoo

So life is actually pretty good right now. My exam work has gone really well, and because I'm a massive geek this year, I've already started my art and photography work for next year. I'm doing animal portraiture in photography, and mythological creatures in art. I'm really looking forward to both.
Me and Matt took a trip to Bristol Zoo last weekend, and it was rather fun. I took over 200 pictures (oops) and we ended up being there for nearly 4 hours.

Never wake a sleeping lion!

This was pretty amazing! In the lemur walk, these cuties, were really explorative and about a fingers distance away.

How cute is he!! Lion Cubs!

It was a really nice day out!
Next week, we should be going to see POTC4 with my dad, after having a meal with him, that should be good. I'm really looking forward to this film, it looks so cool, and full of adventure and fantasy!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Magic is real and alive in the world!

Spread the love and magic throughout the world.

I'm sat on my duvet, surrounded by incense and candle flames, blessing healing crystals and sage sticks. The aroma is intoxicating, and as I pray to the goddess I feel the earth move beneath my feet. And I know that magic is still here.