13.11.16

dear planet earth



(a pic of a beautiful place near my home)


I find it deeply saddening seeing what is becoming of humanity and this world. As humans we are complex creatures; and everyone is so different- which makes everyday both a blessing and a struggle.This year has been full of struggles; from brutal murders to shock political decisions and war. Right wing populism is sweeping across the globe, and as a young person I feel more and more detached from the place I call home; and the people that inhabit it.
I honestly find it incredibly difficult to comprehend the extreme negative attitudes surrounding immigration, race, sexuality, abortion etc. It hurts me that people can so quickly turn on one and other with little excuse. It is our individuality that makes society and the world such an interesting place, it is our differences that unite us. I am distressed about the mistreatment of women, POC, immigrants, muslims, and the LGBT community; and what will become of the world in four years time.
It is particularly disheartening to find that Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change and wishes to dismantle the Paris agreement. The world is in a very fragile state, if we don't change our habits now the world may not be here for much longer.
And I find that saddening. I find it saddening that someone chooses to disregard something that is clearly visible and something that is happening right now; because it doesn't benefit his business, and because he would rather blame another culture for a problem caused primarily by his own, western culture.
Whilst I may not be American, I can clearly see the issues that arise following Trumps 'triumph'. I want to believe thats it's all a joke, but his win will have a huge impact on the world and global issues.

How are you all feeling about this news?

-lexie 

20.10.16

the saatchi gallery


another pic of me looking at some art in great depth 







Thank you for all the q's on my Q and A post, I will do a video very soon;)

So last Saturday I went to an LCC open day to look at graphic design. I wasn't so keen so we left early and went to explore London and visit the Saatchi as I haven't been since the Rolling Stones Exhibition.
It's such a funky gallery, every piece is so interesting, I particularly liked the fact this exhibition was called "Champagne Life," it's so relevant to the consumeristic society we live in; but also kinda ironic they sell art too eh..
In art at the moment I'm looking at themes of coming of age and growing up, mainly focusing on using textiles as a medium. The exhibition wasn't too relevent to this but I did discover Henry Barande's art who does these huge paintings/ prints. They were very interesting and I'm excited to see if I can interpret his art in some way.
Have you ever been to the Saatchi??
-Lexie x 

9.10.16

question and answer


(no correlation with Morrissey, just a pic of him to bless your day)

I want to do a youtube video q&a style, so if you have any questions that would be cool;) I'm thinking about doing more YouTube videos but I want to test the boat out first with this! So fire away.. lol
-lexie x 

6.10.16

the tate modern








Yesterday I went on an art trip to the Tate Modern in London! It was a fab trip, we got to mooch around the gallery and check out the new part of the Tate which was v snazzy. It was so lovely to see everything at the full scale, I had seen photos of the radio tower but hadn't obviously experienced it's full scale.
Also was lovely to see the feminist section with art by the guerrilla girls! I had to buy a poster which will take pride place in my bedroom!
Have you been to the Tate Modern?
-lexie x x

4.10.16

paris, texas










You guys might know how much I love this film, I have a feeling I've mentioned it before. I re-watched it the other day and couldn't go by without doing a post on it. It's one of those films that takes me a while to get round to watching because it makes me so emotional (and it's so god damn long.) But it is so beautiful, and the cinematography is something else. These photos really don't give justice. I love the limited speech, but how beautifully crafted the speeches and conversations are. It is a truly mesmerising film. How gorgeous is Nastassja Kinski too? and Harry Dean Stanton totally nails his performance.

Also in other news, I have a lot of stuff planned, watch this space...
-Lexie x

*photos from the interweb and google

17.9.16

self acceptance

(a photo where you can't see my 'chin dimple')

9.8.16

24.6.16

The EU referendum


"We have far more in common than that which divides us"- Jo Cox

28.2.16

NYC baby



I took a trip to the big apple over half term on a school trip and it was truly magical- despite being a school trip. We did all the typical touristy things, Top of the Rock, 5th Avenue (where I spent wayy more than I should have), Statten Island Ferry etc. Our hotel was situated right in Times Square which was amazing, we snuck out a number of nights to squeeze in some more shopping.
5 days was definitely not long enough though, I didn't even get to visit Maccy Demarco's house, or go to Chinatown..
Guess it totally makes for an excuse to go back again though.
-Lexie xox

12.1.16

David Bowie


I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.