vendredi 30 mai 2008


You know what's fate? When your i-Tunes knows exactly what you want to be listening to, eventhough it's set on shuffle.

I have exams next week, and I am....freaking out

....but I have been procrastinating for the past hour or two. I went through some old prints of photos from last year. I found these two sunset photos which I decided I like.

And then I found some other photos....

In my head, I pictured components of these photos put together...and something magical clicked:

I am so sorry Gabby darling that I made you into a burning witch! But the image in my head was too vividly amusing; so I just had to materialise it >< I couldn't help but think of that scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us.
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
Peasant 1: Burn them.
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant 1: More witches.
Peasant 2: Wood.
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn?
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood?
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood?
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her.
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone?
Peasant 1: Oh yeah.
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond!
Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water?
Peasant 1: Bread.
Peasant 2: Apples.
Peasant 3: Very small rocks.
Peasant 1: Cider.
Peasant 2: Gravy.
Peasant 3: Cherries.
Peasant 1: Mud.
Peasant 2: Churches.
Peasant 3: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck.
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically...
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood.
Sir Bedevere: And therefore...
Peasant 2: ...A witch!

*tear* that scene never fails to make me rofl.

Anyway, right. That was definitely too much malicious imagination for one night, so now I'm going to bed.


mardi 27 mai 2008

CocoRosie - Rainbowarriors

Cocorosie are all I listen to lately. Don't they look cool with moustaches?

dimanche 25 mai 2008

the breakfast club

So...another weekend has come and gone. I don't get much done over the two days, so I always finish the week in mild depression rather than satisfaction. I started off Saturday quite well actually, got up at 8am to have breakfast with Maddy and Alana. I haven't had a proper breakfast since mum left. When there's no one to drag me out of bed, it's impossible for me to get up early enough to fit in a meal. You can imagine my satisfaction when I had a proper breakfast of omelette with sour dough toast.


After an uplifting breakfast, we went for a walk and came upon this rather cheesy looking shadow.

Sexy time.

I wanted to get some proper portraits of Maddy and Alana so I could use them as reference pictures for more watercolours. Maddy is ALWAYS photogenic and Alana is always happy to co-operate. I love my friends <3

I wanted angst. They delivered.

Maddy and I have now had breakfast together two weekends in a row. It's becoming quite a tradition! Alana has also been inducted. I'm already brainstorming prospective cafes for next weekend's breakfast.

Puss puss


vendredi 23 mai 2008

show off

I've been working on some watercolours at school, and it's been quite relieving to be able to finish two final pieces so quickly. I am now certain that I prefer watercolours to oils; they're just so much easier to use, and dries faster too. I am all for practicality.

Actually, I used to hate using watercolours. I didn't like the way the paper always went bubbly and wrinkled. But my teacher showed me how to stretch paper, and now the end result is beautifully smooth and that makes me endlessly joyful. I also used to think that watercolours were inferior to oils, because I was under the impression that they didn't have as much texture and character. Then I saw the amazing Cherry Hood's watercolours and got 'inspired' I suppose.
She is magnificent :) I think I'm going to do a few more watercolours now, hopefully get a lot better at them.

How Long is Your Pencil

OH my god. Check out the youtuber's other videos aswell. Those Korean kids have the best learning English videos.

jeudi 22 mai 2008


"So Sunni, what are you favourite things?"

Oh, let's like pretty things, gimmicky things, things which remind me of fairies, and....oh! BUTTERFLIES!

"Really now? I think Alex Reeder, a grad student at NYU, must've had you on his mind when he designed this Butterfly dress then!"

Pictured below is the aforementioned dream dress. It might look a bit like a white sheet wrapped around the wearer's bust but the real magick bit about it is that it has butterflies on it that flap their wings to the beat of the wearer's heart. Tell me that doesn't sound like a line out of a fairytale.

Just to make me melt a little further into the ground, the butterflies also incorporate the proximity of surrounding people to properly time the wing flapping. So, probably not the most discrete thing to wear on a first date, but it's the thought that counts, and this dress sure is full of brain power! Gosh I love tech savvy things.

I hope this Alex Reeder makes more clothes like this, except maybe with more flattering cuts. Never the less, this is SO going to by my wedding dress.

Damn, I am smittens over a couple of flapping fabric butterflies.

mercredi 21 mai 2008

I remember when I first discovered photoshop back when I was 11 or something I thought it was the most amazing thing ever (I still think that actually - sorry, I am a loser in case you haven't caught on). The older girl who was living at our house had a digital camera, which was a rather new concept to me at the time, and I remember we used to go for walks around the neighbourhood and take photos of basically anything. Then we'd come home and put them onto the computer and feed them through photoshop. We'd mess up the colours, distort the faces and use crazy filters, making these horrifyingly gaudy pictures. Sometimes we'd print them out and make them into birthday cards or christmas cards. Mmm...where is this story heading? I don't know. Oh, I remember, I was trying to get to the part about the site Worth1000. We used to always prowl around that site looking at the bizarre maipulations, and we'd try doing some ourselves. Never turned out right, so gave up on that.

The other night I felt like wasting time on photoshop, so I started manipulating this photo of Megan (see previous entry) and it seems as though my skills have improved. The photos turned out quite eerie, and I'm considering using them for art. So I did a few more...


When I find myself here blogging about nothing, it's generally an indication that I should just get to sleep. Tomorrow is Thursday, which is one day from Friday, which marks the start of the weekend. This is how I get by each week. I always want time to go by just a little faster, but then complain about needing more hours in each day.


lundi 19 mai 2008


A few weeks ago I took this photo:

and tonight I felt like doing a photo-manipulation so I made this:

and at school I'm also doing a watercolour loosely based on it:

I've finished it now, but don't have a photo yet. It's rather flat looking though, so I might work on it some more when I can be bothered. I'm glad I milked so many ideas out of the one photo though, my art teacher will be pleased at this 'development of ideas'. Um..yea, alright day at school. I'm of a calm, content disposition right now. I woke up this morning and went to the bathroom, and went "merde". Let's just say I realised I must have been PMS-ing in my entries from a few days back.




dimanche 18 mai 2008

Ok, so I didn't actually do much this weekend, but for some reason I am in the mood for doing a good old fashioned cacophony of photos blog entry. First bunch of photos are from Friday night when we went to the Global Night Shift concert and the others are from this morning at Camberwell market.


In true yomuchacha style, the story begins at a train station with Gabby posing awkwardly and unwillingly. Pfft, as if she had a choice anyway.

She's thinking "How much would I just love to grab onto her obnoxiously phallic lens and hurl it along with the rest of the camera body onto the tracks..."

She ruined my ^_^ face photo.

In theme to my ^_^ face, we got some Japanese-ish food for dinner because we were running late. We bought this pancake thing. It tasted like potatoes and other left over vegetables mashed together, coated in flour and panfried. Not bad, not bad.

We also got some lollies. Sexy right? My idea. She tried to take one of me in the same pose, but it looks so retarded that I'm not going to share.

My sexy ideas didn't end there. Our tram had collided with another tram so I had plenty of time to make candy faces on my legs. And cause Gabby much embarassment.

Took us a while, but we eventually arrived at the place of the concert. We found this statue of someone cartwheeling. Gabby had to join in the spinning fun.

"WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" like you never weed before Gabby! (pun on wee intended?)

The first band who played were quite reggae and the lead singer sounded very Cuban. He was quite scary actually. Cool, but quite scary. I don't actually know what the band is called...I wasn't really interested or even heard of any of the bands other than Evermore. Most of the following pictures were taken because I thought the lighting was arousing my obnoxiously phallic lens.

And then there was this other band(maybe more than one band...I dont remmeber) so bad and so ugly and so boring that I don't want to blog about them. Ok.

This band was ok, but I love this photo. The compression here doesn't do it justice, click on the image to enlarge, and you too will hopefully be greatly amused by this guy's "passionate" expression.

THIS band I do remember the name of. Only because people were chanting "EVERMORE! EVERMORE!" before they these guys had even left the stage, so me and Gabby felt bad for them and started chanting "HAMPTON! HAMPTON!" since that was the name of their band. Yea, great story that one.

Their lead singer had a nice dress. Quite like the pretty colours in this photo.

And I liked the whispy hair and pose in this shot. Blogspot really doesn't do the photo justice, imo, so click to enlarge.

I SPIES AN EMO! Get happy, or I tell the fat security guard to lug you out. heh


Random content girl! I find this photo so amusing for some reason.

Oh, and then Evermore finally did come on. I was happy to be so close. I was sitting on a box for set equipment or something on the side of the stage. Extremely comfortable, and good spot for taking photos. The aforementioned fat security guard kept eyeing me suspiciously, but I had him convinced that I was a proffessionally hired photographer thanks to the big-ass serious businesss camera. Yea, what do you think of the D70 NOW Gabby? eh?

I did enjoy the red lighting. Looks very poor quality here though, enlarge pls.

And this is my trophy shot: he's actually looking into my lens! Well, more like a stoned gaze, but close enough man!

Afterwards while we were waiting for my dad to pick us up, we were criticising the ugly sculptures Melbourne has. For example, this weird boxy cow thing stuck in a tree by the riverside. Tres avant garde, non? Non.

So yeeeeeeeeaa, that was basically Friday night. Don't remember Saturday. Well, I do, but nothing to say about it. It was chem tutor in the morning, pretending to do homework in the afternoon/night, and wasting time in between.

This morning, however, I got up at 7:55 so that I could go to Camberwell market with Maddy bright and early. It was raining and horrid, but I wore my gumboots and rugged up so it was refreshingly chilly rather than bone-achingly freezing. I also had a potato cake, a jam donut and a hot chocolate for breakfast, so I was VERY satisfied.

Maddy bought a falafel wrap for breakfast, that was interesting...smelled delicious though.

We also found this rather cute store owned by a nice man with an European accent. Maddy bought a very cute beret for only $5.

And I got these little felt hairclips!

On the tram home we were the only passengers. Maddy was taking photos of the chairs on the tram for an art project..

=) pretty

Oh, and when I got home I wanted to work on my visual diary for school aswell, and realised how ugly my pages were. I decided to take some photos of the fabric on all my clothes with floral designs. I have a LOT of florals it seems...these are not all of them.

They are quite cute though aren't they? Makes me happy to see them set out like that. It's very neat and pretty and slightly kitsch but very simple. Reminds me of Swedes. I think I'll blog about my love for all things Swedish some day.

It is now 12:31am. I should sleep, or study for tomorrow's psychology essay. Life is busy busy busy. Hard to stay on top of things, in fact I think I no longer care about it. Most deadlines were made to be postponed anyway =P

God kvall min sot,
Sunni xoxo