Goals For The Season

Summer is well and truly over in the UK and autumn is in full swing. Whether we're still in education or not, many of us still associate this time of year with fresh beginnings and new starts. For me, this autumn brings the most dramatic changes I have probably ever experienced in my life. Not only am I starting a new course at a new university, but I'm also moving to a new city and living away from my family and friends for the first time. There's a whole lot of 'firsts' going on so I thought I'd do a little post about the things I want to achieve over the next few months.

My Summer Travel Journal

You may have read some of my previous posts about what I got up to over summer and today I thought I'd tell the story in a slightly more creative post - since that's what this blog is meant to be all about! I recorded my summer travels in a journal this year, keeping everything from tickets, receipts, maps, postcards, papers and basically anything that would lay flat and record what I got up to, food I ate and places I visited. Anything that holds a memory of a trip goes in my travel journal.

So, You Want To Do An Art Foundation?

Here is an outline of my situation this time last year - Fresh out of a-levels, still as passionate about art and design as I had always been but with no idea of how, or even if, I was going to turn this love into a career. No direction in terms of what degree I wanted to pursue (a business degree was still a strong possibility) but a place on the Manchester School of Art Foundation Diploma in hand.

Summer 2015: Highlights & Photo Diary

Summer seems to have slipped away without so much as a goodbye here in the UK. I'm noticing the evenings draw in and the temperature has dropped noticeably over the past week or so. I thought that before I start university, it'd be the perfect time to look back on my favourite memories from the summer and share some photographs of what I've been up to.

DIY: Shell Photo Frame

DIY: Shell Photo Frame

Today's post is going to be a DIY, except it's so simple that I feel a bit cheeky even calling it that! Whenever I'm at a the seaside, it's impossible for me to not pick up pretty shells and rocks. There's just something about beach-combing that I've never grown out of, and I have an ever expanding collection of beach treasures scattered around the house to prove it! Last summer when my boyfriend and I went on holiday to Devon, I vowed that this time it would be different, and that I would actually make use of what I had collected from the beaches of south England. This frame is a really lovely way to remember a holiday and best of all, to keep those shells guilt-free!