Friday, December 30, 2011

got my licence


Today I got my learner's licence.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

happy birthday bro


Today is my brother's birthday,
me and my mum got him this hoodie
because his favourite NBA team
are the LA Lakers.

have a good one, bro.

x
gracie

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

favourite people


These are some of my most favourite people in the world.
They're an odd bunch, but thats why I love them.
Thanks for another wonderful year of laughs, giggles and embarrassing moments.
Now its time to kick some ass and ace this stupid hsc.
That is all.

x
gracie

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Monday, December 26, 2011

been traveling


spent some quality time with the family on Christmas and Boxing Day:
going on day trips

Saturday, December 24, 2011

new wedges


Bought some new wedges.


Friday, December 23, 2011

parachute


friday, totally doesn't feel like a friday. love holidays!




parachute
tshirt (Cotton On) - $5
denim shorts (Ally) - $0 - gift
  thongs (Kmart) - $2 
total: $7



went to the pool today with my mum, brother and grandma.

x
gracie

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

xmas party


went to a christmas party today, not a very christmas-y outfit though..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

diy: iphone case

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so this is the new case my Iphone is rocking.

Friday, December 16, 2011

diy: christmas tags

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i made these christmas tags the other day and 
brought them to school to hand out to friends

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

creativity award

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today at school,
I won an award called The Creativity Award for Visual Arts,
they gave me a brown package as a prize.
very mysterious.

Monday, December 12, 2011

botanical illustration no.2

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my second experimental botanical painting,
the first one was a complete failure, so i won't show you that.
this was the one i did last week on a wednesday night,
while watching gossip girl (chuck + blair :O)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

first haul


so on youtube, these girls make these videos called "hauls" and they show you what they've bought.
i'm about to do the same.

i feel bad for not blogging in a while, 
i had exams and then an assessment due the week after exams.
so i was pretty busy.
but im back. hopefully. no yes i am back.
well the coming week is the last week of school, so holidays are coming up,
including christmas and new years - yay!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

nothing but the beat

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white blouse (mum's) - $0
blue jeans (Cocolatte) - $20
brogue lace heels - $5
total - $25

to be honest,
the blue denims aren't mine - they're my mum's.
but i was with her when she bought them..... so..... mm...

and yes, this is the outfit in my new banner

the blouse is the one I was talking about in another outfit post a while back
and the heels are the ones i got for 5 dollarmollars.

on a side note,
i bought a bucket today.
a black plastic bucket.
for 72cents.
i don't know why i bought a bucket,
but 72cents for a bucket in this economy seems pretty damn good to me.

x
gracie

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

diy: pen holder

so im still drinking my tea.
and i have all these tea boxes, 
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so using old tea boxes
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i just use it to hold my pens
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and i recently stuck my post-it notes on for easy access
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x
gracie
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

going botanical



so i need to start my major work for visual arts 2012.
aiya.

my teacher suggested botanical illustrations.
didn't think about botanical art.
but i don't mind the idea.

these are some past works from quite a while ago. i like the tomato and peas.
i really like the peas.

i want to do something large scale.
large scale botanical works?
breaking conventions because botanical illustrations
are meant to be small, neat, delicate?
like i want large.
large as like 2 doors? haha i don't know.
still thinking/still researching

x
gracie

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

taking a break

been so busy this week.
to take a breather i decided to just chill and
do a diy and
ended up making this paper ball
a whole bunch of these would make really nice christmas ornaments. diy idea?
for some reason im really excited for xmas this year.
im never this excited.

[always be grateful for the life you have been given]

x
gracie


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

diy: book cover reconstruction

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so i have this big exercise book for school, but i dont like its cover, 
time to reconstruct and give it a makeover

Saturday, November 12, 2011

one day

so last week i entered some competition in the paper.
and i won. a book.
i won a novel by David Nicholls called One Day.

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its made my day, cause i never win anything, i can't wait to read it.
ive heard its got some really good reviews, so thats good.

but im currently reading Always Looking Up: The Adventured of an Incurable Optimist a memoir by Micheal J. Fox.

nyways i hope you're having a lovely weekend!

x
gracie

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

diy: post-hsc to do list box

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a to-do list for one years time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

refinement no.2

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the rose from yesterday's post opened up more today.
i just love the vibrant colour.

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an egg. a freckled egg.
i just thought this was really interesting.

x
gracie
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

refinement

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rose that my dad brought in from the garden

x
gracie


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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

diy: you octopi my thoughts

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a simple tote bag i made ages ago.
hadn't used it until this week because, i accidently left
my yellow highlight lid uncapped and it went all over my other tote.
'you octopi my thoughts'
haha oh yes you do. jokes!

i realise now that my octopus looks kinda evil.
i should fix that up, when i have the time...

simple steps:
1. make the design you want on your bag.
(i added an octopus pun which i just found on the internet)
2. paint with fabric paint.
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i used lavender & black fabric paint. i mixed a bit of both to get the dark maroon colour.
3. let dry and iron accordingly to instructions from the fabric paint.
4. and you're done. time to enjoy your new tote.

x
gracie

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

paradise

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paradise
 purple tshirt (giordano) - $15
denim shorts (Ally) - $0 - gift
  thongs (Kmart) - $2 
bandana (Canteen) - $4
total: $21

yesterday, friday the 28th of October was National Bandana Day
at school, they sold all different designs of bandanas
i bought a floral one.
the money raised went to an organisation called Canteen.
they support and help young people living with cancer.



x
gracie

currently listening to: blood - the middle east

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Friday, October 28, 2011

purely amazing


i happened to stumble upon this video today.
it's one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen.
im not gonna lie,
i cried.

x
gracie

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

everyone has bad days

i'm having a bad day.
well at least i think its a reasonably bad day.
there was some crying,
laughing, teasing and some solemn thinking.

but i guess life is always full of those bumps along the way,
today is just one of them.

despite being a bad day, i do have some iphone photos that i want to share because these made me smile.

1. my maths study cards - mum's idea (thankyou), she says im gonna need to remember a lot of formulas in the coming year and since im a visual learner - these would help and they do.
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2. last friday's morning coffee before school - yummy. t'was my shout
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3. a new 'old' wallet - genuine cowhide, mum's, its like a decade old. love love love.
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playing around with some iphone photography apps
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4. red rose from my garden last week, rain rain go away come again another day ):
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'All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

x gracie


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

misguided ghosts

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misguided ghosts
t-shirt - $10
denim shorts (Ally) - $0 - gift
  thongs (Kmart) - $2 
Total: $12 

i went to tutor yesterday,
and as i was entering my tutor's house,
his infant daughter kept saying
'hello hello, hello gracie, hello'
she was also pointing at my shirt saying
'cat cat you have cat'
it was the sweetest thing ever.

'Cause I'm just one of those ghosts
Traveling endlessly'

x
gracie

currently listening to: misguided ghosts - paramore (just an old favourite)

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

hearts in the night sky

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hearts in the night sky
navy dress with white hearts (Cotton On) - $20
mini cardigan (Ses) - $15
black flats (K-mart) - $10
Total: $45

had halloween dress-up for school today.
i couldn't be bothered to do much and plus
i left my witches hat at my friend's place.
BUT i decided to go as...
'the night sky' (:
 
x
gracie


currently listening to: feel so close - calvin harris

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