Today I spent the morning in uni, then walked down to Graves' Gallery with Ethan, who took these photos in Weston Park last week. I tried a pistachio-rose mocha for the first time and it was a bit sickly but pistachio and rose is a surprisingly delicious combination. There are so many fabulous independent coffee shops around Sheffield, but I got a Starbucks gift card for Christmas so I have been buying coffee from there a lot since then. At the end of last year the Starbucks I went to today had "PAY YOUR TAXES" graffitied onto it in bright green paint.
Talking of graffiti, Ethan and I got stopped today next to Sheffield's new Bowie tribute and asked our opinions on it. Before Bowie was painted, there was a Mick Jagger painting there, so I said, "At least now we know that Bowie has been on top of Jagger in some way." We went to a Bowie tribute night last Friday and the "Dancing in the Streets" video was played on loop all night.
|Bowie and Jagger in the "Dancing in the Streets" video|
I've been so tired this week as the days have been longer than my usual days at uni. This week is a group project week where we have to research the representation of humans and animals in museums. It's all quite draining and I don't feel like it's been that productive but at least my body clock is slowly returning to "normal." This semester I feel pressure to create something everyday but there is still so much to actually do that this isn't really a realistic goal.
I achieved a lot in January last year, but now a month of 2016 has gone by and I've had some amazing experiences but this year all I've really achieved is purchasing the vintage fur coat I'm wearing in this post and slowly starting to work on the next issue of my zine. My first piece as official Fashion Editor of the Sheffield Tab went up last week. I had exams and assessments in January so that probably explains why I didn't have the same new year optimism fuelling me as much as I did last year. Hopefully I will do more writing and creative things in February.
I love hanging out in the city and exploring new places. I've met so many people who share my passion for sampling as many coffee shops and art galleries as possible. I haven't done much over the past week- I've been to Graves' Gallery twice, been to a Bowie tribute night (which was one of the best nights I've had at uni), stressed about summer internship applications and wore too much black despite vowing to add more colour to my outfits. I've been keeping my journal up to date and I have some collages to post soon. I bought the Naomi Campbell and A$AP Rocky issue of Pop magazine yesterday and some of the shoots in it are absolutely stunning.
I hope you all have a lovely week x