Sunday, July 31, 2011

the heater


love this photo.
taken on instagram a few weeks back.
makes you feel warm inside.

x
gracie

painting


a quick painting i did last week,
i'm not a very good painter,
i need to be more expressive.

on other issues, i completely hate computer jargon..
it baffles me how confusing it can be.
i've just spent the last 10 mins trying to change the title name of
this blog into a link.
success! but it looks weird. 
i'll leave it for now until i can learn how to make it look .. cooler hahas.

x
gracie

Saturday, July 30, 2011

blue and white

blue and white
cardigan (Yessica) - $10
personalised shirt - it says 'i'm only gracie (=' (gift) - $0
denim jeans (Yishion) - $25
  white flats (Cotton-On) - $15
Total: $65

one of my favourite shirts from one of my greatest friends
thank youuu!
 
x
gracie

Friday, July 29, 2011

hot pink

 
hot pink
grey and navy stripes shirt (Kmart) - $4.50
blazer (got overseas) - $17
denim jeans (Yishion) - $25
ankle boots (K-mart) - $10
scarf - $5
Total: $61.50

x
gracie

sunrise


i woke up at 6:30am today.
i woke up at 6am yesterday.
i will probably wake up at 8am tomorrow .
TGIF.

x
gracie

fairy milk

being artsy fartsy (even though i'm really not)
working on a major work.
will keep you updated :)

x
gracie

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

carnations carnations


i love carnations.

x
gracie

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

diy: birthday card


all my friends know that i usually make my own cards for people for their birthdays.

i feel it just gives it that little bit of personal touch and its just nice and unique.

so as you know it was one of my best friends birthday last week, so i made him a card



really simple and easy, my friend particularly likes... modern graphic design, architecture etctec, in which i'm the complete opposite - i love all the old anitque sorta little things :)

nyways so what i did was..

i drew out a sort of stencil of what i was going to cut: HAPPY BIRTHDAY [INSERT NAME]





using an exacto knife or blade knife




i cut out the letters




when they were all cut,




i just simple popped them out..




using a rubber, i rubbed out the stencil i had drawn

ta-daa! to finish off
i added some black cardboard behind it, to bring out the typography
it was used as a pocket to slip money into :)

x
gracie

Sunday, July 24, 2011

birthday party



birthday party
purple dress (Factorie) - $15
  blazer (got overseas) - $17
black flats (K-mart) - $10 
black stockings - $5
tan leather bag (found) - $0
scarf - $5
Total: $52

one of my best friends had a birthday party last night 
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOOFUS :D),
i had to carry the big leather bag to hide his present in
and my mum isn't exactly the best photographer (but i still love her)

x
gracie

good morning sunday


mocha, goodweekend magazine and brown sugar&cinnamon oatmeal.

x
gracie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

othello


othello, iago, cassio, desdemona, emilia. what a disaster.
shakespeare.

x
gracie

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

diy: heart paper clips


The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can't help feeling
We could have had it all
[Rolling In The Deep - Adele]
 




you will need:

 paper clips






okay so get you paper clip..





bend the paper clip
(the photo has all the answers; 
pretty
straightforward)







and should look like -->


done!


easy peasy and very cute

x
gracie

Sunday, July 17, 2011

harry potter 7

 darling harbour - i got to watch HP7 at IMAX today
 snapped a picture of hogwarts through my 3D glasses
darling harbour - night - after HP7
[image from Tumblr]
sighh it all ends.
it was good.
i currently have a sense of sadness - i feel numb.
 the part where its the final showdown between harry and voldemort
man, iunno what voldemort screamed but i shat my pants laughing so hard
everyone else in the cinema is all serious and watching oooh whats gonna happen
and you just see me laughing my ass off... lol
hmmm....
i love snape..  like so beautifully sad :(
portrayed as such a dark character - but truly not.
everyone loves and wants to be loved.
sighh.

x
gracie

that bag


i found this gorg. bag, can you believe it?

that bag
overcoat (Yishion) - $21 [i know i keep wearing it - but its just so nice and warm]
floral skirt (Factorie) - $5
white top (Supre) - $10
black flats (K-mart) - $10 
black stockings - $5
scarf - $5
tan leather bag (found) - $0
Total: $56
 
i finally realised that i sound like a mastercard ad...
blahblah - $10
blhahaojsdn - $priceless
lolol

that bag - i found it - its a long story but
my rents were about to give it to salvos
when i laid my eyes on this baby.
lovelovelove that bag.

x
gracie

Saturday, July 16, 2011

jeans and chucks


jeans and chucks
overcoat (Yishion) - $21
denim jeans (JayJays) - $30
striped tshirt (Supre) - $5
grey chucks (Converse) - $20 [got overseas - with some easy bargaining]
scarf - $5
tan leather bag (got in Hong Kong) - $17
Total: $95
 
had my last day at NAS
male model - old grandpa who looked liked he'd come out of a jungle movie
alright last day
atm i have family over - hotpot
 
x
gracie

Friday, July 15, 2011

national art school: day three

i like this song :)

third day at NAS *shivers*
today we got an old grandma and i mean old
she had a like pole/cane thing (her poses made her look like an old prostitute)
... and omg she kept complaining and i swear the art teacher
was getting pissy and annoyed.
.. she kinda scared me at first: i nearly shat my pants when she first walked in D:
thank the f god i got to leave early today.
x
gracie




stripes and polka dots


rainy day today and plus i got home late, so no lighting outside :$


wore the blazer as an outside coat


indoors; just took off the blazer

green blazer with ocher stripes (mum's) - $0
 denim jeans (JayJays) - $30
  ankle boots (K-mart) - $10 [was wearing them]
  grey polka dot top (Sugar Lips) - $15
 cardigan (Yessica) - $10
scarf - $5
Total: $70 

had my third day at national art school,
but left early cause i had an ortho appointment later on i also had to get an x-ray.
when i was going in, the guy that was doing the x-ray:
was kind of chubby but sweet and cute prob in early/mid20s.
mmm

x
gracie

Photographs taken on Nikon D60.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

national art school: day two


the 2-5 min quick sketches. the guy posed pretty well actually
compared to the granny from yesterday.

the long study got me so bored and tired...
like im so used to doing it my way: drawing my way
and the teacher teaches to us to draw from these steps
and its hard to get out of old habits that you are so use to,
oh well, guess ive got to put up with it.

the picture above isn't actually what i finished with,
i realised i had done his right leg all wrong and had to go back and redooo
nyways... yes i do realise
i got the full frontal view... ayee

x
gracie

cashmere and rose

cashmere and rose
cashmere wool sweater (grandma's) - $0
black denim jeans (JayJays) - $30
  ankle boots (K-mart) - $10
  plain long white shirt (Cotton On) - $7
scarf - $5
tan leather bag (got in Hong Kong) - $17
Total: $69

had my second day at national art school.
we had a male model posing today..
it was.. interesting
i actually couldn't stop laughing..


x
gracie

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

national art school


i got somewhat bored and tired in the whole of it....



starting with simple sketches

i swear i will, from now on, shiver a little everytime i hear the words 
"gluteus maximus (the butt) or contour lines or nipple line"

drawing people in the bare... not something you experience everyday...

x
gracie

blushing crimson

blushing crimson
red wooly jacket (Ses) - $25
black denim jeans (JayJays) - $30
  ankle boots (K-mart) - $10
  blue shirt (got overseas) - $15
Total: $80

had my first day at the national art school.
i had gotten into some hsc intensive program;
life drawing = stark naked people
today the model was... an old granny...
named cecily... 

x
gracie


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

tea bags


[image from Favim]
so yes im still drinking my blackcurrent tea, 
but ive recently decided to use tea bags
as a simple remedy for tired eyes.
all you gotta go is place 
warm tea bags on your closed eyes
and in a short time, your eyes will feel refreshed.

x
gracie

homework

russian essay why don't you go away?
ive been putting it off for so long D:
so im spending my day in my grey trackie dacks
in my backyard and doing my stupid essay
wish me luck 

x
gracie

Monday, July 11, 2011

cupcakes and good icing

cupcakes and good icing
pink wooly jumper (mum's) - $0
black denim jeans (JayJays) - $30
  silver snake flats (K-mart) - $10
  butterfly necklace (a gift)  - $0
Total: $40

finished the look off with a black bow in my bun
had to get up early this morning to pick up a friend at the airport
bro i had to change in 3mins blaaaaahhh :L
 
x
gracie

Sunday, July 10, 2011

apple and cinnamon muffins


man i have a late night craving for these babies.
made these last year at school,
so yummmmmmmy (:
but apples are so expensive these days ):

x
gracie

magic and mystique

magic and mystique
purple dress (Factorie) - $15
overcoat (Yishion) - $21
black flats (K-mart) - $10
black stockings - $5
scarf - $5
vintage authentic leather bag (Le Pelican) - mum's - $0
Total: $56
 
went over to friend's house for an intriguing harry potter
movie marathon.

x
gracie

beautiful city


what a view.

x
gracie