This is my secret for Wednesday, I can't believe we are half way through the week already. This AI is about making one decision in your life which ultimately influences everything else that is going on. For me that decision was a bad one, and I have been dealing with the repercussions for the last few months. Is this a secret you can relate to your own life? Have a great day, enjoy!
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
My secret for Tuesday. I created this AI by taking a beautiful image and writing over it with a gold pen. I spent the day taking and picking up the kids I look after to and from school (and I have the same thing again tomorrow). I am actually really tired even though I napped in the day. How has your week been so far? enjoy!
Yesterday I went to go and see my good friend Anna in Ealing. She is leaving to go to Japan so it was nice to catch her before she went. I also saw my friend Pete and went to the cinema to see Alice in Wonderland (quite good) in 3D (not so good). I created this secret by making a cut out chain using white paper and scissors. I used some pens and black card to do the rest. Enjoy!
I am sorry for being so rubbish (again) with my blog. I have been quite busy since we got home and when I haven't made secrets it is just too difficult to find the time. Don't worry though - I made some time this evening and have created some in advance. This AI was made by using an image from a magazine and a biro. I love when a series of images come together like this, it is almost as though a memory is being pieced together through pictures, does that make sense? enjoy!
Sunday, 28 March 2010
This is my favourite secret from the selection at http://www.postsecret.blogspot.com/ today. I have often thought that I would love to have photographs to remind me of private moments. There is something contrived about getting people together in a photograph - it doesn't capture a moment really, maybe just that event. I love to take photos of people when they aren't ready or when they aren't expecting it, they are often much better but it doesn't make you popular. Who do you wish you had more photos of/with? enjoy!
My secret for Saturday here. Devon was really lovely, it was nice to get away and to be able to relax for a while. To create this secret I used a beautiful image found in a magazine - isn't it sexy? I love pale skin and red lips. I will post my favourite postsecret in a couple of minutes and then my own secret a little bit later. Have a great Sunday afternoon, enjoy!
Friday, 26 March 2010
...if you can call it a holiday? This is my secret for Friday. I will be coming back on Sunday so my weekend secrets will have to wait until then. I created this AI by using some silver letter stickers and bits from magazines. Some of the secrets recently have been really hard for me to reveal and I feel a little bit stumped when I have to creatively design something which is so horrible/painful to write. This secret is no exception. I actually really need to get away for a while. There isn't really anyone at home yet and with everything else going on it has felt a little bit lonely. Once I come back things should start to get a bit better as most of my friends will be around and by then I should have my scan results (I hate waiting). Any plans for the weekend? enjoy!
Thursday, 25 March 2010
This is my secret for Thursday. Instead of going to Amsterdam we are going down to Devon for a few nights which should be nice. I created this secret by using a train ticket and a marker pen. There is something totally cathartic about cutting up an item which represents a specific day or period in your life. I hope you have a great weekend, enjoy!
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
This is my secret for Wednesday. I am going to Winchester today to see a really good friend and then meeting up with my cousin tomorrow for lunch. Unfortunately my trip to Amsterdam with my family has been cancelled because of the BA strikes - we are, however, going to go and stay in a hotel in Devon instead which should still be nice. I created this secret very simply by using a red pen. There are some secrets that don't need to be designed - this is one of them. I had actually planned to just have the whole secret written along the bottom, but when I wrote it out seeing the secret in front of me as a whole made me terribly sad. This, somehow, is easier for me to look at. Hope you have a great day, enjoy!
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Here is my secret for Tuesday. I have a busy day planned - babysitting and seeing a friend whilst preparing for my trip to Winchester. Unfortunately I have to get up in about four hours time, big mistake staying up so late even though it was fun catching up with an old friend (am I old enough now to class people as 'old' friends?). Have a lovely day, enjoy!
(sidenote: Manasi you can read into this WHATEVER you like)
(sidenote: Manasi you can read into this WHATEVER you like)
Monday, 22 March 2010
This is my secret for Monday, I hope you like it. I created this secret by using a picture of some water from a magazine and a silver pen. I have had a bit of a useless Sunday but after having a talk with a close friend I feel a little bit better about everything. It is funny how someone can completely lift your mood like that - and also wonderful. I don't really have many plans for Monday yet except sleeping and going to watch a film with my friend. Those are the best kind of days really. Enjoy!
Sunday, 21 March 2010
There were so many great secrets at www.postsecret.blogspot.com this week - go and check them out for yourself. I chose this one as my favourite this week because it relates to how I have been feeling recently. I once read a secret which said 'The problem with my kind of loneliness is that other people don't seem to cure it' and this really could not be more true of my current situation. I am surrounded by people and yet I constantly have this sense of being alone. It is, however, not always a completely desperate and sad feeling. I love to be alone sometimes, to spend time by myself and reflect on everything. I suppose being alone can be both wonderful and painful, is it the same for you? Let me know which postsecret is your favorite this week, enjoy!
This is my secret for Sunday, not long now until postsecret. I have just returned from a really lovely evening spent with a friend from home. I created this secret by cutting up some sequin stars and using a blue fineliner. This secret really reminds me of one of my favourite songs - 'Voice Like A Bell' by Gregory and the Hawk (from the album Moenie and Kitchi). Aside from being a really beautiful song it has great lyrics which really relate to how I am feeling right now. Is this secret yours too? enjoy!
Saturday, 20 March 2010
I love this image, isn't it wonderful? I created this secret by using some black card, the image and a silver pen. I am going to see a friend this evening - finally someone else is home from uni. Although I have caught up with my blog I am shockingly behind with all my fellow bloggers, how are you all? Enjoy!
To create this secret I used some different patterns from magazines. Even though I am not a fashion blogger you get a little bit of fashion every time I use images from magazines - albeit slightly mixed up. It is good to be back and to have caught up with everything. Thanks for being patient and waiting around basically a week for secrets. I promise to be more prompt in future, enjoy!
My secret for Thursday. I have been babysitting every day this week except Monday. It is good to be home and be around family - even if some of them aren't actually my own family. I created this secret by using a green board marker, a gold pen and some sequin letters. To achieve this effect I used a strip of paper and scribbled over it with the gold pen. There is something about gold and green together which is really beautiful. Enjoy!
While I am home I have some kids down the road that I have babysat for since I was about thirteen. I love looking after then, aside from being a great way to make money it is actually really rewarding. It always makes me think about having a family myself and where I am going to end up in the next ten years. This secret was created by using some strips of coloured paper and some gold letters. Enjoy!
My secret for Monday, I created it by using some pretty paper and gold letters. I can't believe I have missed so much while I have been without internet. I guess, like most things in life, you don't appreciate them until they are gone. Enjoy!
Friday, 19 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
I can't sleep. There is nothing more frustrating than lying in bed and not being able to sleep even though you are tired. Oh wait, there is...and it is not being able to get to sleep and having back pain. Sorry to moan but I need to explain my frustration to someone and all the normal people in the world are asleep. Anyway this is my secret for Wednesday - created by using some pink, black and white pens. I cannot wait to get home on Friday and be able to use a wider variety of materials - I feel a little bit like I've been stuck in a creative rut, is it noticeable? Have a nice day, enjoy!
I went out to dinner tonight to meet my new mentee. I was involved in the same mentoring scheme last year, giving advice to a local sixth form student while they make decisions about applying to university. I would have loved to have had a similar opportunity when I was applying to university as it can all be a little bit confusing. I created this secret by using a postcard which has been hanging around in my box of craft stuff since probably last term. I hope your week is going okay, enjoy!
My secret for Monday - sorry it is a little bit late. I hardly slept at all last night because of the back pain I have been having so I feel completely exhausted and I really just want this term to be over. I created this secret by using various bits cut out from magazines and a white pen. Enjoy!
Monday, 8 March 2010
This is my favourite postsecret from the selection this week at www.postsecret.blogspot.com - go and pick your own favourite. I think it difficult to know if you have ever found the answer to so many of the questions which define your life. I want to know if the path I am following is the right one and if it will make me happy, and ultimately whether that all really matters? There are some questions we can't know the answers to and I think that is probably a good thing, searching for answers can lead you to some wonderful places. Can you relate to this secret too? enjoy!
This is my secret for Sunday, sorry it is late. I am not being very good at blogging really - distracted by work pressure and illness I suppose. There has also been a little bit of a scandal going on at my college, if you are from Oxford then you may have heard and if you live in England you might have seen it in the national papers. I hope your weekend was a little better than mine, enjoy!
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Another secret and another day - but today is going to be much better because I am spending the afternoon with my friend Marja. One of the hardest parts of Oxford this year has been that we are living in North Oxford and the marjority of our friends are living in South Oxford. I really miss just being able walk across a corridor to go and speak to someone and not having to arrange it all. Suffice to say that today will be a happier ending to a thoroughly horrible week. This secret was created by using the pattern from the inside of an envelope, some black card and a grey fineliner. How has you week been? enjoy!
Thursday, 4 March 2010
My scanner, although crazy, has really very much improved this AI. The colours look bright, the lines look neater and it looks generally less like a child did it, so I am pleased. I am going to do as much work as I can today and then later I am going to the ballet for my cousin's birthday. I've actually never been to the ballet before, so that should be pretty exciting. I also have a bit of a treat for you. When I am feeling a bit sad one of my favourite things to do is to read my postsecrets books (I have every book Frank Warren has published). I have decided to share some of my favourite secrets with you from the book, so over the next few days you can see some of the secrets other people have revealed. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Okay so this is a bit of a rubbish scanned image, it looks much better in reality, I promise. To create this secret I used various strips from magazines and a silver pen. I have not got my blood test results yet because the stupid doctors won't tell me until this afternoon, hopefully it will be good news though. Oh, and if you can't read this AI, it says 'I feel selfish because this is about you not me' - the silver pen didn't come out too well when I scanned it in. Can you relate to this secret? enjoy!
Here is my secret for Tuesday, a little bit late. I created this secret by using green and white pens. I get my blood test results tomorrow, wish me luck. I also have a load of work to be doing but hopefully I will get a bit of a break in the evening. I am also going to the ballet on Thursday - something to really look forward to. Hope your week is going well, enjoy!
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
I am really sorry if my postsecret post yesterday came off as a bit depressive. Things have been tough recently and I have been feeling down, but I didn't mean to make you all worry about me - really I am okay, the support is much appreciated though. This secret was created by using bits from magazines, a white pen and a biro. It is funny how colour can instantly improve your mood, I was sad and I made this secret and the colours told me it had to be a happy one. Do you have someone in your life you can relate this secret to? enjoy!