Glitter scan - Hayleys hands
Fine Art project
I have a love for glitter and sequins at the moment, I want to cover my whole sketchbook like it's a substance we all need.
I don't usually post personal thoughts on here, because this is not what my blog was created for. But sometimes you need to show some of the reality in you.
It's been a few months since I lost my best friends, I am thankful to regain a few great friends at college and from my previous school, but I'm still finding it hard to communicate with others like me. I look forward more and more to moving to University in the autumn, I can't wait to soak up the originality and strangeness from the other art students.
Taking the same bus journey, sitting in the same plastic chairs, writing the same notes in lectures, eating the same lunch everyday, waking up on the weekends to dread the day of emptiness: It's all tiring. I want change.
I've kept this quote bookmarked for a few months and I think it relates best to my social life.
“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.”
- Timothy Leary