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Hannah Hoch

So, for my Art AS Level I had to study some collage artists and in doing so I came across the work of Hannah Hoch, a German DADA-Era collagist (Is that a word?) and I thought I would share some of her work here. It’s a little weird but I like how she has combined people stories, words and progress all together. This is a post I started. I’m not finishing it. If you want to check out Hannah, then google her.

Here are some things.

Me being a sprite? Or fairy/ spirit of Autumn? It’s for Art…..

 

Well that’s all from me, cheerio,

Anna xx

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Places

Well hello there fine people, as school has just started and I know it will get too busy to blog often so here are my other internet homes:

Youtube (personal):  http://www.youtube.com/user/chocolaterockz/featured

Collab Channel- weekly videos:  http://www.youtube.com/user/thetwoenglishgirls?feature=results_main

twitter:  https://twitter.com/_Lily_Luna_

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3782022-anna

Cheerio! : ) xxx

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Hello, sorry for the silence, I just haven’t really had the time….

: )

But, as I have reached 26K, I am allowing myself a pat on the back and some time to relax, take photos and surf the internet. Although, now I’m finding it hard to write…. a well.

Someone recently asked me to take photos of London in Autumn, so I thought I would comply as, I do love Autumn so.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness indeed….

 The leaves look like they are on fire.

  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the colours, and their is a certain quaility to the light that is prevalent in Autumn. It all just looks fantastic.

 Some of these photos were taken for my art Coursework, Similarities and Differences.

 

That’s all that I have time for sorry, lot of love

Anna-Marie xxx : )

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Helloooooo!

So, I thought, as I haven’t done one in aaaggggeeesss I’d do a round up of inspirational outfits, and things I’ve collected, over time, that have a link to Autumn.

 I love the striped shirt, I’ve had my eye out for one for ages…. No luck as of this far.

 How lovely is this cape? I have a new one myself. It’s Tartan, and I bought it last weekend. Tadaaaa!

 What do you think? I, personally am COMPLETELY in love!!

 This is from a lovely new shop called ANN-YA, check it out here.

 This outfit is the best of the bunch, I am just utterly in love with it ALL. And the poses are sweet, it comes froma regular haunt of mine. Sadie’s Wardrobe. There is a slightly Francoise Hardy esq. vibe and a nineteen sixties feel to it as well. I wish I had that outfit….. It’s fabulous.

 I’ve been eyeing this dress for weeks, it was on silentsundays.com but has now sold out : ( I can still lust after it though… : )

 Again, something I’ve wanted for ages. I love the 1940’s sailor look. This one is, I think, from a love blog called D is For Dangerous, click HERE! 

Well, that’s about it! Have lovely weeks and I hope that you eat lots of cake.

Anna-Marie.

xx

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Hello again,

It’s Autumn again!

I recently fell TOTALLY in love with Alexander McQueen and his FABULOUS designs so I thought I’d share them with you!

I love his distortion of body shape and how he is able to turn a women in a dress into a work of art, but also into a story, and an imaginative and intriguing one at that.

….. Just a heads up, I’ve got  quite a few pictures to show you and things to say about them too… Sorry. I put him into my Art Coursework so that was really cool because I have just completely fallen in love with him. : ) This one reminds me of the sea or the wind and it’s strength and ability to strip everyone bare of all they hold…

 I love how the models face is shrouded by the flimsy lace and, the antlers which are obviously strong weapons, are made to look vulnerable and fragile.

 Okay, I have just decided that I LOVE TARTAN a lot! And Edinburgh and anything remotely Scottish….. : ) Tehe, not that I’m a McQueen fan girl or anything.

I really like the infusion of historical-looking ideas and shapes and the modern aspects of colours and materials, and it doesn’t look weird either it just looks great!

This is the Oyster Dress and is probably my favourite creation from Alexander McQueen. I wrote specifically about this dress in my Art, so I’m going to share some of my thoughts on it here. If you guys don’t mind… Great!

The wearer of this dress could become anything, a shipwrecked princess, whose dress got torn during her adventures, the possibilities are endless; that’s the loveliest part of this dress, the stories it’s able to create. I see a haunted love affair with the sea that ends in tragedy. There is sense of loss of control or power as, on the right side of the bodice, there are clean, controlled, straight lines, whereas on the left side parts are fraying and some have been ripped. This suggests, to me, that the wearer got caught on a rock in deep sea and was forced to rip herself free; she was trapped. I also think that it represents the sea as well, because there a certain untameable quality to it and although, the colour of the dress-cream-suggests purity to a point, it also seems dark and almost something that has immense power and strength. It creates ominous feelings within…..

The dress is aptly named the Oyster Dress because of the thousands of ruffles that are shaped in the same way an oyster shell is. They cascade down the dress and make the skirt of the dress look like a huge shell.

Even the way in which the model is positioned adds to the effect of the piece. Her arms and posture suggest that she is floating in the ocean, resigned to her fate. I also think that it suggests that she will die because she is drowning in an unmerciful ocean. She seems sad yet peaceful, almost as though she is at one with her circumstances.

The fabric that is coming off of the dress is very messy and in a way that seems as though the dress is very fragile and is breaking as we watch it. I think that it is reinforcing the idea that nothing is permanent (or forever) and even beauty gets destroyed and decays.

I hope I didn’t bore you. : $

Also over the weekend I baked Brownies for my friend who is leaving to go to University this week (eek!) and although I didn’t take any pictures, they were too delicious not to share:

Ingredients

350g Dark Chocolate (Broken up)

250g Butter, cut into pieces

3 eggs

250g Dark Muscovado Sugar (For the Toffee part….. YUM!)

85g Plain Flour

1 Tsp Baking Powder

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160  Celsius and butter and line an 9in (23cm) tin.
  2. Melt the Butter and Chocolate together, stir well and leave to cool.
  3. Whisk the eggs until pale, then add, and whisk in, the sugar until thick, glossy and well combined.
  4. Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture, then stir in the Flour and Baking Powder (until smooth).
  5. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for about 30-35 minutes-although I had to bake it for about 45-50 minutes- unitl firm to the touch. The mixture should firm up once cooled.
  6. Cool in the tin for an hour, I din’t really bother with this, just make sure that you don’t move it straight away as it will crack because it will be to hot.
  7. Cut and DEVOUR!!!!! MMMMMMMMMM…….
That’s it from me, Enjoy the recipe and if anyone makes it please do tell me!

Anna-Marie xxx

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Hey everyone

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve just been busy and I also kinda forgot…. oh and my computer decided to DIE!!!

Well any way, on the 30th of october I had a surprise Dinner party for my friend Rosie. It was great fun and I cooked lots of things. I also found this lovely poem called An Autumn Evening:

Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow
And wake among the harps of leafless trees
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies.

The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar,
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star
Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir.

And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night,
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup,
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.

It’s by Lucy Maud Montgomery (the woman that wrote Anne of Green Gables). Actually I have been reading Anne of Green Gable and of Avonlea and I love them, they are just soooo sweet!

Anyway back to the Party, I cooked:

#1 Irish Brown Bread

Ingredients

850 ml buttermilk

375g strong bakers flour

250g coarse Wholemeal

80g Pinhead oats

80g Oatflakes

80g Wheatgerm

20g brown sugar

10g salt

30g bread soda

10g melted butter

1 egg

2 tsps treacle

Method

Heat oven to 200 centigrade/ gas mark 6. (Use buttermilk that has been out of the fridge for one hour.) Use a deep bowl and sieve the bread soda and white flour together, then mix in wholemeal flour, pinhead oats, oatflakes and wheatgerm. Also add the brown sugar and salt to this mixture. Add melted butter and treacle to the buttermilk. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Mix vigorously until everything is incorporated. (The mix should be wet and cake like) Add the egg. Then leave the dough for about 5 minutes so the bread soda can start working. Divide into two well greased loaf tins and bake for 40-60 minutes until the bread has risen and come away from the sides. Has a golden brown colour. Turn onto a wire rack and cool.

I thought that this was really pretty and I decided I would share it with as this post doesn’t have any photos!!!
I will post the other Recipes soon
Anna xx
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Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow
And wake among the harps of leafless trees
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies. 

The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar,
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star
Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir.

And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night,
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup,
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.

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A Change..??

Hey

I have recently been thinking and I think it’s time for a change…..

The name of my Blog SUCKS!! So that’s going to change and maybe I’ll try out a new layout or something as I have the Bright Green for another.  ooh. Just had a cool Idea, a layout change with every season, so 4 different ones through the year….. Maybe… Genius Much……

So Possible Names:

Tales of a Teenager

Miss Cherry Blossom

Pretty little Princess

Sugar and Shoelaces

What Alice Found There

Ink Drops

The Silly Seamstress

If any off you have any Ideas to Comment below, or you could just tell me which name you prefer.

Have a Lovely Day. XXXXXX Anna (Maybe I should change my Sign off name aswell. To something like Briar Rose… )

: ) P.S sorry for the lack of Pictures. xx

Edit: It’s a tie between Sugar and Shoelaces  or Ink Drops x

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