zondag 28 december 2014

Last Week [14]

Whew, it's been a while since I last wrote a Last Week post. This one might be a little bit picture heavy, but I'll try to contain myself. First something else. These past months have been quite quiet on the blog. Most All of my time & creativity goes to school related things. I often just don't feel like blogging or don't feel like trying to brainstorm for somewhat creative content. Since I've rediscovered my love for reading and between reading and spending more time with the Boy, this blog is somewhat on the back burner. I do feel bad about this and I'm thinking about how I can change my content to fit my busy schedule. Maybe writing shorter posts will help? I have no idea really, if you guys have some tips, please feel free to share them in the comments.

Enough about me being a bad blogger, onto the pictures!

In november I followed a short Illustration course. I only went to three of the four lessons, because I had so much other things to do and I was dead tired by the end of November, but I had a blast! It was so much fun to be able to sketch so freely (you know, non-school assignment related). I haven't touched my own sketchbook since November 1st, so I'm really glad I did this course. I would love to finish the illustrations I started in this course and hopefully make some more in 2015.

A couple of weeks ago it was still 15 degrees Celsius and now it's freezing and snowing! I'm quite happy with this turn in the weather, I love winter cold and cosy snuggling and it's just not the same when it's practically hot outside.

We visited a printer with our class in the beginning of December. It was very interesting seeing all those machines in action. It also made it very clear to me that I don't want to end up working at a printer. Although I probably wouldn't mind for a couple of months. I think it would be rather enriching to know all the ins and the outs and the why's for when I'm designing and I need to know the limits of what's doable.

The past week I've been doing lots of shopping and chilling around the house. We still haven't got all our presents, luckily we still have a couple of days, because we exchange our presents on New Years Day. I also bought myself a little present from HAY (a pair of fancy scissors) and enjoyed a very warming shot of jenever. We got hazelnut and elderflower and they were both very tasty!

  • Listening: I've started listening to Amy Poehler's Yes Please a couple of weeks ago, but I forgot to which chapter I got. Oops.
  • Watching: I've been watching Twin Peaks with the Boy (because we never finished watching it when we first started watching a couple of years ago). I like all the weirdness and tiny details. We've also watched A Christmass Carol (♥♥♥♥) and Die Hard (♥♥♥). We went to see the last part of the Hobbit (♥) and were sourly disappointed.
  • Reading: Vicious by V.E. Schwab + The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I still haven't finished Blindness by José Saramago either. Oh, I'm also reading the latest & last edition of the wonderfully creative 101 Woonideeën magazine. The publishers decided some months ago the magazine wasn't profitable enough and this edition is the very last. Since it was my favourite magazine it's a very sad thing to see it disappear.
  • Making: not much really, apart from the usual school assignments.
  • Purchasing: I've bought myself a cute pair of scissors, the last 101 Woonideeën en VTWonen and the latest Computer Arts edition. Yes, something magazine addiction. We also went to Ikea for some new book shelves and bought lot's of presents for everybody.
  • Looking forward to: January 20th because it's the last day of the exams, which I'll probably celebrate by doing absolutely nothing (maybe hugging my sofa in my onesie and reading the day away). I'm also looking forward to January 24th, because it's my birthday! And that means presents. And I do love getting a bunch of presents. And cake!

So, what did you guys do these past weeks? What are you looking forward to?

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