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HSC major work - models

Hey there :)

I’m currently figuring out what I’m going to do for my final major work and I think I want to incorporate some portrait photography into it. Only problem is, I’m not entirely sure how to go about it. I need to find models, and do you think I’d need a studio or is it not entirely necessary? And what about a make-up artist?

Help from anyone experienced in this area would be greatly appreciated :)

ps. If you’re a model or make up artist or have a studio in Sydney and are interested at all in helping out, I’d love you forever ♥ And be totally willing to pay in either time for prints/cd or cash.

french manicures, formals and inspiration.

I just got my nails done :) So I’m typing this really slowly and carefully. My formal is tomorrow night (just the year 11 one). Excitement! Dread! I ♥ my dress.

But anyway, you don’t know this, but i was stressed out for like 2-3 weeks last term, deliberating over whether I was going to drop ancient history or art (I love them both). Maybe you’ll be happy that i finally picked art in the end lol. However i have no ideas for my major work at all and this is the whole point of this entry really, girlish things aside.

What do you look to for inspiration?

Because I’m in dire need of some right about now.

Thinking about the future. (namely, university)

Because it has to come sooner or later. As of next term, I’m officially in year 12. How scary.

I’ve spent the past hour or so reading through university booklets and brochures and scouring the web and so I also thought I’d ask you guys for advice :)

What are you doing in life? Do you enjoy it? How hard exactly is it to get a really good UAI? (if you’re from Australia). Are you currently studying? If so, what?

To give you an idea of what I’m interested in, the subjects I’m doing for my HSC are:

  1. 4unit English (extension 2)
  2. 3unit Mathematics (extension 1)
  3. 3unit Latin (extension 1)
  4. Art

I had to drop business studies and ancient history because I had way too many units :(

Of course, I’m interested in studying visual arts in university, but I’m not su…

romanticism, existentialism and religion :)

So, I’m thinking about doing 4unit English for my HSC. I want to explore the relationship between Existentialism and Religion and basically use it as an excuse to research notions of meaning, because i reckon it’s really fascinating :D Romanticism is just in here, because it’s pretty :P

If anyone can name the authors of all these quotes, then… you’re awesome? and no googling allowed!

Romanticism

You must not misunderstand me, darling,
Who can affirm that God exists?
And yet who can deny it?
Is there not One who upholds and enfolds all things,
Including you, me and himself?
Does not the vault of heaven soar above us?
Does not the solid earth lie firm beneath us?
Do I not gaze into your eyes?
Does not creative life infuse your heart and mind,
Weaving eternal mysteries
Se…

Today...

… I rediscovered old loves

… it was decided that our dog is being put down tomorrow

… I got a text message from an unknown number saying “I love you.”

it's my birthday :)

17! I feel so old :D

ahhh, i’m in the middle of exams :( 2 whole weeks of them, but the good thing is i have none today! so i’m going out and ignoring them :D

once exams are done, i really just wanna create something. I havent done anything in aaaages :(

how are you all?

AWOL and boys.

okay, so i’ve completely been neglecting RB for the past few weeks. I blame it on it being holidays XD sorry!

Now i’m back at school (today’s first day back) I’m going to have much more cause to procrastinate and be distracted by RB :D

Holidays are lovely, there should really be more of them. But i always think i should have made more of them once they’re done. I spent too much time being a teenage girl and moping over silly things like boys.
And i got zero schoolwork done. gah.

If you’ve recently had holidays, how were they?
If not, :P and how’ve you been anyway?

also. I really wanted to make something new, but my computer hates me and is too slow to handle photoshop. sadness :(

i'm back!

well, 2 days ago..

but i went to the zoo today. and… forgot my camera. because i’m completely awesome like that. XD

/pointless journal

Creativity (with Johdie Lee and Tazzae)

one last thing before i start packing :) Recently Johdie and tazzae were kind enough to answer some questions on their creativity :) and here are there answers. If anyone else wants to answer these, then ask others, feel free to!

How does being a creative person and pursuing your creativity affect other aspects of your life?

I can’t concentrate on real life, I think about art almost constantly. Perhaps I shouldn’t drive..

If I wasn’t creative.. I think my life would be very boring. When I was fourteen I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, I spent so much time away from the world.. all I could do was draw. I became obsessively creative (not in a crazy way) and art stopped feeling like a hobby; it was something that defined me. I’m quite a shy person and have always been just a little bit…

going away!

on a camp! :D leaving tomorrow night and coming back.. sometime next week XD

♥ mwah! hugs and kisses

Imogene

Hope you all have wonderful holidays (or if you arent on holidays, have fun anyway!)

i'm going to art camp! :D

i’m leaving for a 3 day art camp with school tomorrow (at 7am ;___;)

Spent the morning researching long exposure so i hope to try that out at camp :) we’re going to mangrove mountain, so the scenery should be pretty :) I haven’t done any photography in aaaaaaaaages

as i’m in digital media, i have to produce a film over 3 minutes as well as around 6-10 stills. :D (photoshop/photos)

I’m pretty sucky at filming but i’m still super excited :D and one of my friends has agreed to be my model for the camp so i can finally do some portrait shots :D! yay!

If they turn out good expect to see some new stuff up later this week :)

runs off waving arms

(red dot! i have one!)Note to self: its not exactly love, its to adore

I ♥ The Cat Empire.

I have a red dot :) I’m on voluntary staff for RB now as a greeter :) yay! I get to annoy help the new members :D I’ve also just ordered 8, i think, cards so I can’t wait for them to arrive :D (thanks Challenge Cafe for the coupon!)

In sadder news, i return to school tommorrow and have.. lots of stuff i’ve neglected to do. And so, since i’m constantly checking this addictive site, i’m posting a to do list for myself :(

  1. holiday assessments! shame on you imogene! Write your essays! Read your texts! Update your VAPD! Call Erin!
  1. b&w contest features for the winners. (omgggggggg so overdue)
  1. create something!
  1. think about life.
  1. stop posting pointless journals
  1. stop falling in love like
  1. refrain from changing your profile picture multiple

the greatest day of your life?

A week or so ago I was at work (Gloria Jeans) when this guy came up to the counter and amidst ordering some sort of coffee, asked me are you having the greatest day of your life? I didn’t really know what to reply so i just said umm… no? and he just goes why not?

now, i’m not sure if he was slightly drunk, attempting a philosophical lesson or just plain weird, but whichever it was, it was interesting XD

so go make everyday the greatest day of your life!

/cornyness

ps. tomorrow is the last day of term one. thank god for holidays. I really need some time off from school and stress XD maybe even create art for once

how are you all?

one year RB birthday

wow. this year on RB seems to have flown by! i can’t imagine life without the bubble anymore XD is that awesome or just sad?

anyway, happy birthday to me! :D (and a belated one to RB)

Photos! of my board and ones from Canada! (and also, new profile image :O)

Okay, so i said i’d upload pictures and so….

Canada was awesome!

Firstly, this is my board. I love love love it. ♥ ♥ ♥

and close up

so first up, this is the lodge we stayed at, Snowbird Lodge. we were at Silver Star btw. how colourful is it? XD

this is the village, it was so cute

we had a hottub! (it is closed here XD) but it was outside! so cool!

we went to a hockey game…

where Ronald Macdonald sang the national anthem!

snowman! made with pennies and skipoles (and snow)

me and my little brother myspacing on the chairlift, looking stylish in helmets and goggles XD

uh me.

also. weird leaf me which is currently my profile pic. i’m not sure i like it so it may change soon

there are no pictures of the actual mountains, because i took them with …

back and totally jetlagged

14 hour flight + imogene = no sleep = grouchy girl

as you may have noticed from the recent uploading, i’m back =] it’s soo good to be home, though Canada was amazingly awesome!

I took my first RAW files, so i’m experimenting with HDR from just the single images (it doesnt work as well as several images but ah well) :)

hugs and kisses! ♥

oh! and i bought a snowboard =D if anyones remotely interested i’ll post pics here later?