This is my 100th post. And last I looked I had had 12121 views. So thank you everyone who has spent the time to visit my little space on the internet. It may not be the biggest or flashiest of blogs, but I'm proud of it and people seem to read it. So thank you.
This week I've been home for the first time in five months; the weather has been erratic, the dogs have been cuddly and the food has been fantastic. I've spent the majority of it attempting to find a job now that graduation is imminent, but also having fun with my acrylics. I posted an early picture on Instagram (@msmilliemae), but I'm always wary of posting 'in development' pictures because I can see the flaws and don't feel ready to show them to everyone else. My large scale paintings act as a little bit of escapism whereas my fashion sketches are an easy way to express visuals in a matter of minutes.
I didn't really fancy compiling my favourite images from my blog in celebration (if you want me to by all means comment below). Instead I was perusing the images from the Met Gala and have compiled a few of my favourites for your own viewing pleasure...
I hope your week has got off to a good start and that the weather isn't as miserable as it is in Suffolk.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
So on Thursday I handed in my final piece of university work ever. I am completely finished, graduate in under two months and then that's it; four years of university completed and I'll be out in the big wide, terrifying world. At this moment in time I literally have no idea what I want to do. Ideally I'd want to be invited to fabulous parties and then just sit in the corner and draw the glamorous people. But I don't think that is a possibility...
Anyway, the lack of posts recently has been due to a broken laptop, a wiped hard drive, looming deadlines and the horrible prospect of saying goodbye to all the fantastic people I've met up here in St Andrews.
Due to deadlines I've become a recluse and a) barely got out of pyjamas and b) barely left the house, so there's been very little drawing.
This is Vanessa Hudgens. I loved this outfit for the combination of the loose flowing layers, the flashes of leg and the contrast between the black accessories and the rich fuchsia.
We had an end of year korfball dinner that was wonderful but emotional. This is what my academic daughter Stef wore. She gave us the choice of high street or 1970s vintage; you can probably guess which one we picked... Apparently this was her grandmother's, and she looked wonderful.
I hope you all had a great week. I'm off home this week for the first time since January. I'm excited.