Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'll be around for a while

I am lonely but you can free me all in the way that you smile.

Tell me why.

The past few days have been busy, I'm working quite a bit and even socializing and drinking cocktails (well on Saturday night anyway) and it's been good. I like nothing more than having a busy mind and to have things happening. "It's all happening" I actually didn't really realize how close my show at Dudspace really is and I need to get a move along on that front I'd say. Eight days till install ooohhh! Oh this is so boring for you. I'm sorry! Does anyone have any advice on getting out of an undeserved train ticket fine? I got done and it's totally unjust and stuff because the machine was broken. I'm so angry about it too and I never get angry, I wrote the best letter yesterday you know in my spare time. It felt SO GOOD.

Now a reader commented on a post a couple of days ago asking if I could mention some books that I think are good to read! Which was really lovely because no one ever says stuff I should write about so I was kind of excited because it's like what my opinion is valid to someone woo hoo! Anyway um so I just love D.H Lawrence, in particular his short stories 'The Fox' 'The Captain's Doll' and 'The Ladybird', also 'The Virgin and the Gypsy'. I absolutely love Sartre's 'Age of Reason'. Stereotypically I love Sylvia Plath, like LOVE. ("An interesting poetess whose tragic suicide was misinterpreted as romantic by the college girl mentality." - Alvy Singer in Annie Hall) Start with 'Ariel' and then 'The Bell Jar'. 'THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON' BY STEPHEN KING. Um Vladmir Nabakov's 'Despair' is better than Lolita, weirder. Apparently there is a movie of it that I must see! Of course, there's Leonard Cohen - 'The Favorite Game', 'Beautiful Losers', 'Let Us Compare Mythologies' (MY FAV) and 'Death of A Ladies Man' (Another fav) and 'Book of Longing' (STUNNING) Most of those are poetry. I love Rumi, I love e.e cummings to death. For the Australians out there in particular Melbournians, you have to read 'The Heart Garden' by Janine Bourke, it's about Heide the artist commune in Heidelberg. 'The Words of Gilbert and George' by Gilbert and George. Anything in the whole universe by Roald Dahl. 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Catcher in the Rye', 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD'. 'The Philosophy of Andy Warhol' changed my life at 15. Okay don't judge my but I loved 'Looking For Alaska' (made me cry). I LOVE Heidi by Johanna Spyri and I also love MARK TWAIN. This is all (ha!) that comes to mind right now. Sorry that it's just a big chunk of name dropping. Hope you find something in there you enjoy! I have no more energy to finish off this post eloquently so have some pictures :)

I went on a shopping spree at Kinki Gerkinki because they had a 50% off sale. I was out of control!

I wanna live, I wanna give. I've been a miner for a heart of gold.


  1. such lovely pictures!!love the first one especially - and the one with the charlie and the chocolate factory book:) xx

  2. leonard cohen , sweet wholesome being.

  3. um so like philosophy of andy warhol totally changed my life when i was fifteen. i mean i'm only sixteen now but that's so great, we read it at the same age, i now feel like there is a magical club of self-actualised fifteen year olds selves of people who read philosophy of andy warhol all around the world brought together by the magical power of the internet xoxo