Lacklustre blogging

Again, I haven’t really paid at attention to this blog, mainly because we’ve just moved house and I had no internet at home, which meant I was left with my gloriously slow phone as my only access point to the virtual outside world. Wifi is back now, so I’ll do some stuff.

1374902228389

On a completely different note, please take inspiration from this, to always be creative in whatever you do.

Photo Booth Fun

My cousin had one of those party photo booths with accessories to mess about with at her wedding this Friday. It captured the sweat on all of our foreheads wonderfully.

Well internet, I suppose this is your first introduction to my family… Pictured is the eldest of my sisters with her husband and my two nieces, my mum and dad, my cousin Christopher, and yours truly. It was a brilliant day and night.

wedding photobooths1

More Good Stuff

I just got a real job (i.e. not freelance artwork) AND the sun is shining AND we’re having a BBQ and some beers to celebrate both occasions (sun is rare in England) AND I’ve just (properly) discovered Finley Quaye, after a friend showing me one song a while back.

The job is door to door charity work, asking for sponsors for almost any charity, and after training and an assessment I’ll be ready to pester anyone with a front door!

It is a good day.

 

Sir Ken Robinson and an Education Reformation

I’ve recently been watching a lot of RSA and TED Talks which focus on a variety of important economical, educational, psychological and philosophical subjects and matters. One man who has inspired me and drawn my interest is Sir Ken Robinson – he focuses on education and the changes that need to be made to the current system we have. He argues that the ‘more creative’ subjects should be taught just as much as Maths, Science and English (not that they’re not creative subjects themselves) and after listening to a few of his talks it’s hard to see why these changes haven’t been made, although I think it’s because of ‘change’ itself. For some reason our government is stubborn to change, even with good reasoning which shows that current methods aren’t working. Children grow to dislike school at about the same rate they are forced out of their creative subjects, which is no coincidence; they get bored by “low-level clerical work” – as Robinson puts it – which is pretty normal and should be expected of children. I don’t want to regurgitate everything Robinson has said in a less convincing manner, so please watch some of his talks: