Saturday, 5 October 2013

I can't think of a title so let's pretend I just wrote something witty

Dear Shakespeare,
I'm on the hunt for the perfect tutu, it ought to make me feel like a fairy princess and extend to my ankles in a series of  multi-coloured pastel tulle  layers. Sadly I have no clue where to buy one, currently it only exists in my dreams where I am dressed like the human embodiment of a sprinkly pink donut, I've tried scouring the children's section of opshops, etsy, ebay urghhh all to no avail! Do you know where I could get one Shakespeare?

I start school tomorrow and I don't want to go back, last term was exhausting and stressful and I know every school term could be described by any of those words but the last one was just urghhh! I felt tired every day, could barely handle all the socialising and work and I just felt so overwhelmed and sad and terribly angsty. It felt like something out of a cliché American girly teen movie and I hated that because I guess I thought it made me superficial and shallow and a stereotype.

The holidays were both long and short, I guess they feel short now that they're almost over. I had this massive list of things I wanted to do over the break and I tried but I feel that most of my time was spent in daggy yet comfortable pyjamas on the internet watching The Royal Tenenbaums  or blasting Come on Eileen whilst jumping around in a series of mad movements I call dancing.  I suppose my list was idealistic but I'll leave it up to you to decide… anyhow here it is:

·         Work on zine with the lovely Tessa
·         Pretend to be a princess living in a candy pastel world
·         Go opshopping
·         Buy kitschy room deco
·         Make a theme journal and a journal of interesting information
·         Make a marshmallow and ice cream soup
·         Take a dressmaking class
·         Shoot some photo-sets
·         Read lotssss
·         Spend time people/life watching
·         Write poetry
·         Read philosophy concerned with existentialism
·         Go see art by Kate Price

I planned it all out and it gave me the illusion of structure but it didn't really work out all that neatly; I shot a mini photo set with a friend which I'm waiting to get developed, went op-shopping  and realised I have terrible grandma-y taste in clothes but absolutely love it and I did some of the other things in small ways. However I didn't finish my small heap of holiday homework meaning I am doomed (said in a ghost voice and pronounced doooooooomed), instead I lazed around and I tried using photoshop for the first time to create a collage


This is how it turned out, what do you think? It's Tim Burton imagining different landscapes and just to clarify they are totally moths and not butterflies coming out of his head. I have lots more to talk about with you photo set ideas, zine ideas, style influences, interesting word lists urghh but I have an 1,000 word essay due tomorrow which I haven't finished and I'm over writing because all my paragraphs are 350 words when they should be 250 but it's all just utter bullshit 

Truly Mary, 

P.s the song for this letter is my holiday song and a song I sincerely believe they should have played at my school formal to make everything perfect and amazing. I love it soo much!


  1. just found your blog through your tumblr, i'm very glad i did :) your writing is great, and your list for the holidays sounds exactly like me - i too planned to be all cool and creative these holidays but instead it's just been a weird week. i love your collage btw :)

    1. yayy and thankyou! May I just say that your blog is super wonderblime. Hahaha yess I planned my holidays out so that I could be all creative and stuff and I ended up watching a ton of movies instead (which was also pretty fab) also thanks again you are lovely :)

  2. i'm on the quest for a tutu as well!

    glad i found your blog-it's uber cool!


    1. thanks :) Also I think I might make a tutu myself according to Marlena's tutorial on Rookiemag

  3. This post, and your blog in general, is delightful! As a major Tim Burton fan I love the collage you made! Good luck with the Rookie tutu tutorial... I've been looking forward to trying that myself! :)

    1. Aww thankyou soo much!! Isn't Tim Burton wonderblime? Also I hope your tutu turns out well too, I'm planning a diy day for some of Marlena's lovely tutorials like the tutu so it should be lots of fun :)

  4. dude that collage is friggin wonderful, you're so talented!

    1. arghhh you are soooo nice! Thankyou :)