Morning all. I created this AI by using the foil you get inside a packet of softmints (very resourceful, right?), some black card and silver letters. I love the little pattern created in the foil as it sticks to the card. Is there something or someone in your life that this secret can be related to? enjoy!
Thursday, 29 April 2010
This is my secret for Thursday - I hope you like this one. I created this secret by using some coloured glue and gold letters. I must admit that there is a word missing from this secret. I started it but I couldn't finish the sentence, maybe I don't want to admit to it? I am still not sure. Are there things in your life that you have trouble vocalising? Enjoy!
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
This is my secret for today, I hope you like this one. I created this AI by using two different coloured glues and some silver letters. You can't really tell (because of my scanner) but the pattern kind of looks like lace. This secret is such an accurate representation of how I feel at the moment, can you relate it to yourself? enjoy!
This is my favourite postsecret from the selection on sunday: www.postsecret.blogspot.com. Go and check them out yourself and let me know which is your favourite. I definitely relate to this secret, I absolutely love my cats and I find it hard to understand why people don't like them. How do you feel about cats? Enjoy!
This is my secret for Saturday. I had a really good night at our college ball (I say good but I basically passed out at around 10 pm so my memory is limited). I created this secret by using a purple marker and a silver gel pen. How has your week been so far? enjoy!
I created this secret (for Friday) by again using the inside of an envelope. I also used some black card and a white pen to make this secret. There are many things that you still don't know about me - which is strange considering how long I have been doing this for. There are probably some things I will never reveal and at first that really got me. I believed this whole project to be about honesty and as a result I saw my censorship as a double standard. Now I know that it is a good thing that some secrets remain that way. Can you relate to this too? enjoy!
Sorry for being a rubbish blogger recently. I find it hard to post regularly when I don't have the time to make secrets - and I don't really like making a super quick AI because they are mostly rubbish. I created this secret by using the inside pattern of an envelope. It is actually really interesting the number of different patterns you can get inside envelopes (that makes me sound really sad). I am back to blogging every day now so hopefully I will be able to keep it up. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
I used skype for the first time today with my brother. My new latop has a webcam and built in speaker which is quite nice. I got my brother to take me round the house and to show me the cats - it seems like a good way to still feel connected to home when I can't be there. I created this secret by using a red pen and some foam letters. It feels so much better to be all caught up with my blog - I hate not being able to update it every day. Let me know what has been going on with all of you recently as I have been horribly behind on my comments. Enjoy!
This was my secret for Monday, I hope you like it. I created this secret by using a selection of coloured pens. I had to drop my broken laptop off at the college IT department to see if they can fix it for me. Unfortunately the news seems to be bad. I hope your week started off a little bit better than mine, enjoy!
I really love these coloures together, they look even better scanned in. I came back to Oxford on Sunday and spent most of the day unpacking and organising things. I am going to really miss being at home but hopefully this term will be a little bit better than last term. Enjoy!
I went out to dinner with my friend Pete on Friday. It was really nice to see each other one last time before we both went back to uni and the food was pretty good too. I created this secret by using some coloured pens and glues. Enjoy!
I have been going to the physio to try and combat all the back problems I have been having for about three months now. It seems to have been working but unfortunately I missed my last appointment. Hopefully my back will be a little bit better this term though. I created this secret by using some coloured marker pens. Enjoy!
This is my secret for Wednesday. I looked after the kids all day and then in the evening I hung out with my good friend Pete. We went to primary school together and then reconnected again at college so we have loads of shared memories of school together. I created this secret by using a marker pen and some coloured glue. Enjoy!
This is a slightly strange secret which I am sure most people will refuse to believe. I love winter and generally I love being cold (in winter I often have my windows open and my radiator is always turned off). Summer is hot and I really can't cope with bugs at all. I created this secret by using some coloured paper and cute little stickers. Enjoy!
This was my secret for Monday (a little bit of a follow on from the previous day). I created this secret by using some coloured pens. The update on my laptop situation is that the clever IT people think there is a hard-drive error and basically it cannot be saved - uhhhhh. Anyway, I have a shiny new laptop which is lovely but still very sad to not have my old one...especially if my documents can't be saved. Enjoy!
I remember a little bit more of Sunday - I went shopping and then out to dinner with my friend Matt. I love spending time with my friends from home because I don't get to see them as often I would like. I created this secret by using a white pen and some coloured glue, what do you think? enjoy!
This was my secret for Friday. I went to the cinema with the kids on this day. It is nice to spend time with little kids because you get to do so much fun stuff you don't really do when you are an adult. I created this secret by using some marker pens and a red fineliner (it reminds me of liquorice). Enjoy!
Oh it feels good to be back. Sorry for being completely absent for a week or so - the short version is that my laptop broke (the long one I will maybe tell you at a later date). I cannot promise that I will remember what I was doing on each of the days these secrets were intended for...so expect quite a few short posts all at once. This secret was for Thursday before last and I went to Hampton Court Palace with the kids I look after. The Palace is about 5 minutes away from my house and is known for being the palace in which Henry VIII lived. History lesson over, this secret was created by taking the design from the gift shop paper bag. It is actually a copy of the design from one of the ceilings in the palace, really beautiful isn't it? Enjoy!
Monday, 12 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I have to go to the physio again tomorrow (I haven't been sitting on a tennis ball like she told me to). I created this AI by using bits from a magazine and a finerliner. I love mixing patterns, they can look so pretty. Please remind me tomorrow to do some work. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
This is my secret for Tuesday, I hope you like this one. I created this secret by using some coloured glue and a white pen. I feel like I am going a little bit mad at home so I have been trying to keep busy seeing lots of different people. It is kind of working but it does mean when I spend an evening alone I feel even more crazy than I normally would. How do you combat boredom? enjoy!
Monday, 5 April 2010
I hope this Monday morning isn't too awful for you. I have just returned from seeing a friend - what I thought might be a boring Sunday evening turned into a slightly more exciting night. It has already improved my Monday mood. I created this secret by using a variety of green glue and a fineliner. Enjoy!
Sunday, 4 April 2010
I love it when postsecret has the power to move me to tears. It doesn't happen often but when it does I feel like part of me is connecting with the pain of another person out there. I love this particular secret but go and check the rest out at www.postsecret.blogspot.com. There are few things in my life that have had as big an impact as literature. Sometimes I find it hard to love it because it is something I study. There are, however, certain poems or novels which have the ability to remind me why I have let it shape my life. Does literature mean something important to you? enjoy!
...about everything pretty much. I like to talk about what is going on in my life, my head...my heart. It is probably why I find this blog such an enjoyable process. There is no postsecret yet so I will post my favourite a little later when they materialise. For now I can tell you how I created this AI though - a combination of some amazing glitter glue and coloured gel paint. It doesn't quite show up on here but the colours are really vivid. Hope your easter weekend is going well, enjoy!
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
I had a really nice day yesterday (after the horrible physio appointment). Shopping and then seeing an old friend in the evening. It is really nice reconnecting with people you haven't spoken to or seen for a while. I created this AI by using some pictures of flowers and sequin letters. I will hopefully be going out tonight with my friend Alex, I hope you have a great evening. Enjoy!
Thursday, 1 April 2010
This is my secret for Thursday. I went to see the physio this morning about my back and it was the most painful 40 minutes of my life. After that I went shopping and now I think I might take a nap. I love being at home and I think I am going to really miss it when I go back to uni this time. I hope you are having an exciting week so far, enjoy!