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My Life

Illusion

Recently I went to the Dublin Science Gallery to check out the current exhibition they have on about Illusion. It was an interesting exhibition, maybe a little ambitious. Some of the installations were pointless and not stimulating, and unfortunately quite a few were not working when I visited. There were a few really good pieces though, my favourite was the ‘Die Falle’ piece that gives the illusion of being an actual moving animation. It was weirdly captivating and kind of creepy, but good creepy. I took a short video of the piece:

I also liked this piece; You Here Now which makes a picture of you from thousands of pictures from all over the internet that are constantly changing. Her is a picture it made of my sister and I.

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They also had a collection of bottles with things inside them ranging from a golf ball, to a pair of shoes. It was mind boggling trying to figure how they did it (The bottles have not been cut, heated or cooled and the bottle was not blown around the item. The bottles have not been manipulated in any. Everything was put in through the neck of the bottle). It was pretty cool.

Overall it was a decent exhibition, and it was free so that’s always a bonus. If you’re around Dublin I’d recommend seeing it.

Coincidentally, that same day I went to the cinema and ended up watching ‘Now You See Me’, a movie that is all about illusion! And an extremely enjoyable movie at that. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Totally unpredictable and thrilling.

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Personal

This too shall pass

I have been feeling pretty low lately, a lot of shit has happened and it has all been getting on top of me. I kind of disconnected from the world for a while. Switched off my phone, didn’t bother with friends, isolated myself. I realize this was a destructive option, but it was also an easy option. Dealing with feelings and talking is so much harder than just pushing them away and not dealing. After about a week or so I snapped out of it and started acting like myself again. It was wonderful to get to escape to Galway for a week and I am feeling so much better and more refreshed now.

One of the days when I was feeling bad I made this little collage with the words ‘This too shall pass’. Someone said this to me and it really resonated. Like okay, everything is all wrong now but it won’t always be like this. How I feel now is not how I will always feel. This is not the end of the world. Making the collage was therapeutic and finishing it gave me a sense of completion, it was like I was acknowledging something and then putting it away, only to look back on as a reminder when things get rough again.

 

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Bedroom Style

Bedroom Style of the Day

It’s that time again for another edition of my weekly (as of today) bedroom style post! I’m going to post one of these posts every Monday from now on. Today I went for a casual black and white patterned dress with a pretty, cream lace headband and some red lippy. Let me know what you think! And apologies for the dodgy camera work, mirror selfies are far from foolproof and I’m saving up for a decent camera!

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My Life

I’m Back!

I am back home after an extended week and a half long trip to Conamara in the West of Ireland. It was a fantastic trip despite the typical irrational Irish weather- one day we had tornado and hail warnings and the next it was scorching hot. It was nice spending time with the fam’ and we visited Clifden and some of the nice little villages including Letterfrack and Tully. I went fishing, caught nothing and got absolutely drenched by the bitter Atlantic sea water. Here’s a few pictures of the trip, enjoy!

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This was the quaint little beach we visited on a sunny day to go for a swim. The waves were big and it was a laugh. I also came here a few of the mornings to run on the beach.

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We climbed the Diamond mountain in Conamara national Park and this was the incredible view from the top.

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My dog, Ruby, decided to nap on my lap on the car ride down. She’s a cutie.

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I got vair poetic and photographed people’s eyes, because you know, they’re the window to the soul.

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Swimming in the Atlantic.

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And to top off a fab week (and a half) when I got home, the books I ordered from Amazon  had arrived, reviews to follow.

Hope you enjoyed this post and if you ever get the chance, visit Conamara, it’s so peaceful and beautiful. I love it.

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Bedroom Style, Uncategorized

Outfit of the Day: Bedroom Style!

Up ’til recently I’d always thought leopard print was vair tacky then, I found this dress which I love and it makes me feel so totes glam when I wear it with red lippy. Today I wore it as a skirt (because I am thrifty like that) with my sparkly skull top over on my shopping trip (wooo). It’s SCHOOL BOOK shopping day (my guilty pleasure). I just love new books, so clean and untainted. And I’ve been known to spend a shocking amount on stationary. BUT THOSE PENS WILL ASSIST MY EDUCATION.  

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street style is like sooo last year. Bedroom style is where it’s at .

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PS. I’m off to Galway in the Wild West of Ireland tomorrow to spend my week fishing, hiking and family bonding with the fam. Unforch, we’re staying with my aunt in her big house in the middle of nowhere with no internet. So I won’t be blogging but I’ll take lots of piccys and post about it upon my return!

 

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Personal

Time is Passing

 

So lately I’ve been feeling so stressed out. There is a month left of summer and I still haven’t done all of the things I wanted t do. I had such a big list of goals and resolutions like starting a blog, losing weight, reading more, writing in my diary, writing stories, drawing, doing creative things, taking a course on Udemy, learning lots of new words, meditate and so on. I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed by it all and there is a month left and so far I’ve only done a couple of blog posts, read a few books, I haven’t lost weight (even though I’ve been so good and haven’t eaten junk food in 29 days! I don’t understand). I’ve written 0 words in my writing notebook, only written a few diary entries. I look back on summer so far and I don’t know where all of the days have gone. And what do I have to show for them?

I wanted to lose weight in time for going back to school in September and it’s making me feel really panicked. There’s not enough hours in the day for everything I want to do, and I feel so panicked that I’m like wasting my life or something. I keep being like this is your second last summer before college and I feel like I’m wasting my summer. And I know it sounds really silly but it’s like time is passing really, really fast and I’m not doing anything, just spinning. Sometimes it gets hard to breathe. It’s like I’m working towards a timeline to do everything I need to do and better myself in order to be happy and then I can relax and enjoy myself. And I know I should be enjoying the process and that is all there is; a process. But I feel so panicked that I won’t get to do the things I want to do with my summer and with my life.

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Notebooks

New Journal, New Possibilities

I’ve made a new addition to my family of notebooks/journals. I decided there was something missing in my life- something in between journal and scrapbook. I have a journal where I write down all of my deepest thoughts and feelings. And I have a scrapbook where I record my life’s events in a fun colorful way.  What I needed was a  place where I can express myself in an artsy fun way, stick pictures, make collages, write notes and just be weird. Thus my journal- scrapbook syndicate was born.

I bought this plain black sketchpad in Easons and then bought a silver gel pen to decorate the cover with and I’m pretty happy with the results. I wrote out Desiderata (a poem that my Dad has framed in his house, it’s perfect,read it) on the front cover and the  on the back I got very creative and wrote out some of the things I like in lots of different fonts, it’s unfinished as of yet.

Then I started a small collage of images that I liked, for the first page.

I’m excited for all of the adventures ahead of my new scrapournal and I.

Also I apologize for the terrible quality of photos, I am in desperate need of a decent camera.

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