Laura Cheshire's Blog
Wednesday 11 December 2013 11:20pm
With plants Eugene and Evangeline basking in an Australian Summer, I found I needed a new means of responsibility so adopted a virtual egg named Luca. Apart from a blossoming companionship with an egg, I have written a poem, attended the opening of a gallery, wandered along the Meanwood Beck and German market stalls, and listened to MGMT. Undeterred by feeble musical capabilities and a collection of idle instruments, I purchased a harmonica. I do not know if I will be able to conjure up a song with it (watch this space, as the phrase goes). oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Thursday 5 December 2013 3:10am
I have visited a park, borrowed the lounge-room vase to create an ad hoc Christmas tree (unemployed / need money), and browsed magazine pages for features as I was told I resembled the drawing of Freya Duke; which got me thinking how we can be identified by austere images. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
It is no secret that when asked what my favourite type of calendar is, I will promptly respond with 'The Christmas Advent Calendar'. I certainly feel merriment and joy counting the days until Santa arrives with inexpensive chocolate concealed behind the square cardboard windows of each date - so, initially, when addressed with whether such a calendar could be improved, I was immediately offended by even the thought. Needless to say, feelings aside, I dusted off the old art shoebox and constructed what I now believe to be an improved version of the most wonderful calendar there is.
Wednesday 27 November 2013 5:00pm
I am currently typing in Love Rouge Bakery and do not know what the politely expected free-wifi-to-coffee-purchase ratio is so, with half a coffee cup full / half a coffee cup empty (depending on your perspective), I had best post. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
'What do you want to be when you grow up?' Words unassumingly printed on a questionnaire I completed when graduating primary school. I answered 'Architect'; a career I knew somewhat little about as an eleven-year-old. Drawing houses sounded fun though.
The question didn't sprout up again until six years later when I graduated high school. This time, I contrarily wrote that I wanted to be in a band or work at Subway (for the glossy perk of free sandwiches).
Now, nine years on, I have perceptibly grown up. After finding contentment designing Sim houses, standing on stages like a frightened rabbit, and never receiving a reply from Subway, I have no more of a clue than I did as an eleven-year-old. At twenty-six, I am in the wishy-washy mindset mid 'Follow dreams, reach for the moon' and 'The reception phone isn't going to answer itself, is it?'.
Perhaps too much emphasis is put into such a very broad question. I do not know if I will ever know what I want to be (let alone be it). Until I do know, I guess I will just... be.
Sunday 17 November 2013 9:15pm
I have written poems for friends, visited Kirkstall Abbey, brightened up my bedroom with art, and danced. ♥
Wednesday 6 November 2013 11:30pm
An update, post-A-Camera-Enthusiast's-Tale-Of-Misfortune-And-Sorrow (albeit, not so poetic) - the camera is too new! I have to search for a store which stocks parts for a modern camera body. Oh, the misfortune and sorrow. Yesterday, I watched fireworks in the park with Zak and Alex for bonfire night. I am now in Leeds after travelling from Birmingham. I visited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where I standardly stood with the poise of a pin in front of trees and walls. Zak has songs I have written on his playlist still. It is wonderful to watch him sing along to them (even when he sings the wrong words, ha). I would love to record again. For now, I have postcards to write, of which I bought in Paris two months back. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Saturday 2 November 2013 2:00am
For Halloween I dressed as Elliott from E.T. (along with said alien). We danced to 1950's songs, played Halloween games, told ghost stories and walked beneath the sparkly sky where I witnessed a shooting star. Today, as we left for Birmingham, a cow pranced in the fields! I did not know cows pranced! Such a wonderful creature. ♥ oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Thursday 31 October 2013 12:40am
Today I visited a gallery with Abigail and purchased an artist's print. We battled the bleak weather along the beach only to find the path guarded by cows. They were not keen to allow us through so we had to turn around. Although, magnificently beautiful, I couldn't tell if they were only intrigued or ready to charge. Halloween is tomorrow - I am currently accompanied by a very evil pumpkin. Time to sleep. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Monday 28 October 2013 3:40am
Tonight I returned to Birmingham after visiting Zak, and painted for Halloween. Tomorrow I am travelling through the St. Jude storm to Wales. It is an odd feeling going from town to town daily, a constant dream-like state. I do not have a sense of belonging anywhere or with anyone - which is a positive / negative aspect of travel (depending on what mood I am in). oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Zak bravely wearing his new gift.
Creating a Halloween costume.