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.
It’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything, for that I’m sorry – however I am near to finishing some little jobs which will be shared with you guys soon… When they’re finished.
In the meantime, here’s Nicolas Cage being a really good actor (not suitable for your kids):
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.
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.
One thing I’ve noticed this 4th of July is a lot of young English people celebrating the occasion of the American triumph. Over us. I don’t get a lot of young English people.
What do you guys think?
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:
If I wasn’t writing a blog post about it, the chances are that I would forget this moment (along with 90% of all other moments), whether it be in an hour or in a week. This may be extended by the fact that I’m making a note of it right now, maybe to a few months, if someone were to bring it up.