Journal-Obsession-July

I was putting together a post with some things that have inspired me in the last week or so, and decided that it had been too long since I pulled out a sketchbook and had a doodle! So I used my “picks of the week” to make a crazy couple of pages of paint, printouts and doodles. It’s quite a good way to journal if you’re stuck for ideas! I’ve mostly been collecting design inspiration this week…
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So here’s what you can see on the pages which have been inspiring me this week. Firstly, The Brothers Bloom is a film, one of my absolute favourites, which I finally encouraged Seb to watch with me! It’s clever, it’s cool, it’s quirky (the female characters are brilliant!) and it has a fantastic soundtrack. I’m currently learning “Penelope’s Theme” on the piano! (music from here)

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I’m also, speaking of films, really exccited about the Life of Pi coming out in November! It looks like big budget stuff, but rather beautifully put together. Plus, I just like the watercolour artsy style of the webpage.
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A couple of weeks ago I attended my friend Elaine’s Graphic Design graduate exhibition, “Take Shape 2012″. We also went to the illustration exhibition. It was a fun day, and great to have a long-awaited catch-up. Her website: www.elainebentley.co.uk

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Did everyone watch the Olympic opening ceremony? I think it was fantastic, especially the costume design! (And Rowan Atkinson’s appearance of course!!). What was your favourite part? Here are a few of mine!
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I heard this piece of music on an advert on television and looked it up… I’m always doing this when I hear music in shops or in films! It’s a pretty cover version of “Stand By Me” by Olivia Svensson, give it a listen!

It always makes me happy to doodle in my journal! What has been inspiring you this week?

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