Monday, 22 August 2011

London Riots

I'm sorry I've missed a few updates. I am in a bit of a slump lately and unfortunately that seems to drain all creativity out of me. Hopefully I will be back to my old arty self soon enough until then please bare with me.
Also it's been brought to my attention that my blog isn't letting some people comment? If you are having this problem please PM me about it.

As I have no artwork I thought I would show you some of Pete's latest photos. I'm sure all of you will of heard of this months rioting in the UK. One of the most hardest places hit by rioting is the town I live in, Croydon. Although most of the rioting happened on the other side to where I live, it was still a little too close for comfort. We could see the smoke from the burning of Reeves corner store. Film of the store on fire seemed to become the iconic symbol of the riots and was splashed all over the news. Very strange to see your town like that on the news. My heart goes out to all those who have lost loves ones, homes and businesses because of the rioting.

Pete took some photos of the aftermath of the rioting.




More can be seen on his Flickr page

I will leave you on a happier note, this is a page from my very talented friend Amy's art journal.
It really cheered me up seeing this today <3 Check out her other amazing work on here blog>

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

something to Read

EDIT: sorry to post this again but there was a problem with not allowing comments in last nights version. Hopefully it's working now! :)

I'm afraid I dont have any arty stuff to show you this week. Instead I thought I would tell you the books I've read this year so far.

Animal Farm A Fairy Story by George Orwell
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Vive La Revolution by Mark Steel
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
What Remains to be Discovered by John Maddox
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Marvel Zombies by Robert Kirkman
Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything by F. Peat
Why Does E=MC2? by Brian Cox, J. R. Forshaw
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller
Batman: Face the Face by James Robinson
The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
Tank Girl (v. 1) by Alan Martin
Batman: R.I.P. by Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Valis by Philip K. Dick
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Batman: Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb
Batman: Arkham Asylum Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology by Paul Broks
Freaks of Nature by Mark S. Blumberg (in the middle of reading)

I hadnt realised I've read so many, 45 books so far. That's 12 more than I read in total last year already. A lot of brilliant books, I've really become a fan of scifi and Batman hehe. Talking of scifi, HMV are selling lots scfi masterworks books at the moment for 2 & 3 pound each, I picked up these babies last week.

Sorry for the rather dull update, I was going to do some reviews but my mind is mush tonight. hopefully I'll do some art this week!


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