Thursday, 29 March 2012

Manifesto to myself a year ago.

Jade, stop worrying so much! Relax and take the time to enjoy the experience. You won’t get this opportunity again, ever!
Don’t rush! Wait for ideas that inspire you. Make sure you truly believe in a concept and take it as far as you can. Push those boundaries and don’t be afraid to try new things, nothing is wrong after all. This is the time and place to ‘fail’ and make mistakes - If you even can!  Take this opportunity as a chance to learn and grow as a person. Find ‘you’, more importantly, who you want to be!
Breathe it in and take the good and bad, and find the positives in both.
Take the pressure off yourself and explore different tangents. Find new interests and investigate things that inspire you.
Find balance and don’t strive for perfection…It’s not possible or even required. Remember you are only human. Believe in yourself along with your ability. You never know you might surprise yourself and actually make yourself proud. 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Through ART

Every artist has some kind of message. And surely that is how they will individually change the world. In maybe only a small way, but in a way. With their opinions, hopes, dreams, passion and fears driving that story, that performance.

Art brings people together. A community op people bonded together, by something beautiful. Something natural and something that one or many individuals have been inspired to create.

Maybe art is the way we transport ourselves to a different world. Our escapism - if we allow ourselves to feel the fear,and embrace all emotions.

Nothing is unique - There is always a starting point or idea that you take from intentionally or unintentionally from another source. You draw from it what you choose, and with your unique perception and ideas, you ultimately create something that's been remixed; there are only so many words,so many notes, so many movements. Its all about how you choose to put them together.

I think that 'belief' is vital. In what ever you do. You must believe in what you're creating for others to do the same. With a community of artists together. Surely they can make a difference. And individually too. No matter: your talent, your skill, passion. Everyone can create, inspire and be an artist.

Let the change start now!


let the sunshine

It's been a few days since I last posted.five to be precise...but I've been writing a few notes that hopefully be of some interest. But before I upload them. I wanted to discuss today.

Today has consisted of pretty much nothing.. Although I have been thinking about the concepts of viewing the world through rose tinted glasses, and how different people perceive things. The sun has been shining and hopefully spring is here to stay. I took my camera out, after reading an inspiring piece about photography last night. And I tried a few different things - I was jumping in the air, leaning and bending round trees, and pressing the button without looking ( sounds a little lame - but 'feeling' the moment and clicking without thinking)
Hopefully this has paid off and the photos are considered 'nice' or some kind of art.

not rose, but sepia - from my sun blockers 

up close, with the bark 

it could possibly be a jungle?!

why not try it upside down!? well with a reflection like that!

But I will admit the sunshine, usually helps me feel inspired!


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

being inspired

So I was unable to keep to my plan, to blog everyday ! I'm not sure I am letting anyone down by doing this. But like I said in my last post, I'm not going to blog if I don't have anything worthwhile saying...

Over the last week, I've been getting extremely inspired - Which I think is the point of the arts and of life really.

So I guess for tonight I will show you some of the photos that I captured with peers last week, when I let them loose with some paints and words...

that's what its all about, isn't it? 

no identity 
I take inspiration from peers, friends, college, people and the world everyday. They all contribute to what I create. Surely creating 'art' of what ever kind, as long as it has an impact ( maybe positive) I am or who ever creates it, is making the world a better place, because they are putting a smile on someone's face. They are making a difference. Maybe that's what the arts were created for?! Who Know's ? 

Oh and over the last couple of days, I've been inspired to write again... so there will be more posts very soon! 


Thursday, 1 March 2012

No thoughts

I think I am going to give in and not blog everyday, mainly because if I have nothing worth while to say - there is not much point searching my head to find something. Then wasting mine and your time! So from now on I will blog...

Oh and my walk on the wild side is going...pretty smashingly


Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wild side - day 2

Thought of the day - Remixing is not coping ...and nothing is completely original - And tonight I started my walk on the wild side!

I'm really sorry for the terrible blog.. I am super tired and...  - but couldn't allow myself not to do one. Tomorrows will be better ( promise) well I hope anyway.


Tuesday, 28 February 2012


My dad has always told me that everything in life is all about BALANCE. And the more I think about it, the more I think he is right.

We all need time to rest and prepare for what the next day is going to bring. We all need an element of fun and an element of surprise. We all want the good stuff all the time, because otherwise we complain we are bored! But surely we need some of the rubbish stuff to make us really appreciate the good stuff when it happens!?

That's just my thought of the day! -  Considering how much balance we require!