There’s some beautiful blossom on the trees near our house.
I didn’t like the thought of staying indoors doing sketchbook work all day so I went for a walk around our area. It’s been such a beautiful day.
Last Thursday I went to Wembley to see Fall Out Boy. I was reunited with Elise, Ali and Jess and we stood near the back so we were front row for the acoustic set that was in the middle of the show. It was one of my favourite shows I’ve been to - New Politics and Fall Out Boy were amazing and it was great to share the experience with friends I hadn’t seen in a long time.
Leo and I spent the afternoon at the beach yesterday. It was lovely to sit in the sun, read a book and listen to Leo play ukelele.
Last Friday I went to London for the day with uni. We went for two exhibitions: Hannah Höch at the Whitechapel Gallery and Richard Hamilton at Tate Modern. The Hannah Höch exhibition was really interesting whilst Richard Hamilton’s work didn’t grab me so much, although this could be partly because I went towards the end of the day when I was feeling pretty tired.
The highlight of my day was going to the V&A. The V&A is possibly my favourite museum in London and I never get bored of wandering around it. I’ve been stressed out of my mind with uni work this term so it was kind of therapeutic to spend a bit of time on my own walking around and taking photos.
The V&A currently has the Jameel Prize exhibition on, which is contemporary art inspired by Islamic tradition. It was a really interesting exhibition and I particularly liked the work of Waqas Khan and Faig Ahmed.
The exhibition that made my day was Make It Up: Photographic Fictions. This was a tiny exhibition that I stumbled upon at the V&A but it contained the most amazing selection of photographers: Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Tom Hunter, Duane Michals, Julia Margaret Cameron. My favourite was the huge Gregory Crewdson print at the back of the room. After seeing Crewdson’s work in numerous lectures and on the web, it was amazing to finally see a piece in the flesh. I would highly recommend this exhibition to anyone whose interested in photography, and to make it even better, it’s free!
I’m off to New York for five days on Monday. I’m excited for a break from uni and to be reunited with Kara. Hopefully I won’t turn into an icicle and will post a blog about it when I get back!