Just a quick thank you post really.
I realised that Sterlinglace is my number one Tumblr crush.
Such beautiful photos and posts, so I thought I would make the effort to say thank you properly.
Because all three are bloody awesome.
Right, as everyone usually throws blog recommendations out on a ‘follow Friday’ i’ve decided to be a bit different. So here it is, my first SUPERSTAR SATURDAY!
Starting today and every Saturday i’m going to be giving a shout out to some of the best followers in the world, now if you aren’t here this week, do not fret, I have plenty of blogs that I love so check back next week!
……you never know, this whole ‘Superstar Saturday’ might just catch on!
I see this too often, it frustrates me.
*Edit* Ironically, I saw this 4 times whilst trying to post this!
Perhaps not the best way to get the message accross, but a serious issue nonetheless. Anorexia is a misunderstood condition, its not just young girls who suffer from this, trying to make themselves thin, it is a much wider issue.
Talking as someone who was deeply affected by anorexia during my time growing up, it is still very much an issue that is swept under the carpet. Its not a ‘sexy’ condition that can be splashed across the Daily Mail with pure outrage, the same way it does when it links so-called violent video games to ANY troublesome teenager. It can’t say YOUNG PERSON STARVES THEMSELF TO DEATH TRYING TO EMULATE MODEL FROM YOU MAGAZINE, which is a fair more likely to encourage a young person to be influenced than a video game.
It should definitely be more in the open, definitely talked about, and definitely sufferers should be supported and understood.
She’s really new and scared of Tumblr - help her out!!!!!
……and she’s a cool cat!
A page from the digital magazine I am currently piecing together: This is the start of a feature on a Worcestershire illustrationist, Laura Childs.
If you want to go see more of her work she’s on Tumblr at
I like this……go follow!
I’m sorry, I was sooooo busy yesterday I completely missed sending out the love to the superstar folowers of mine!
So here goes!
THEY ARE ALL FABULOUS! GO FOLLOW!!!
I disagree though.
……it does reinforce that I like pretty pictures though :D
A lot of these blogs help me get through each day - although beware i’m a little random so god knows if you’ll like them, but give them a go eh?
I have to say that if I look into a crystal ball at the moment my future is as foggy as it has been outside for the past few days. Lots of things in the future hinge on external forces and situations, none of which are quite predictable at the moment. This led me to ponder, what options do I have?
Well, the most obvious is to continue teaching, but after teaching the subject I am currently, I doubt that returning to a school environment will enrich my life and ultimately feel like a step backwards, at a time when I have found a new lease on life. The pressures and demand that working in a high school place on someone is phenomenal and I just don’t know whether I could emotionally, physically and mentally cope with that kind of pressure any more. Which begs the question where would I go from there?
The fact that I have been out of the mainstream design industry for almost 4 years now seems like a huge hurdle in returning. I have the privilege of seeing up and coming designers first hand at the moment, and for any designer it truly is intimidating. The level of enthusiasm, skill and creativity they display and possess questions whether I could actually be successful in returning to the design industry, a relic of times past, not ‘fresh’ enough to succeed. Of course I have kept my fingers dipped in design, and I pretty much live and breathe it, but is it enough?
I always have maintained that there is something there for me, I feel that there is something I am meant to succeed in, but my fear is that it will pass me by without me even noticing. I have this emptiness that I know something big is meant to fill. I would quite happily continue with the job I am currently in forever, because it is the most fulfilling job I have ever had, I enjoy going in, I enjoy delivering subject matter I am actually interested in, and to see the young, hungry designers delivering the amazing results they do make everything worthwhile.
I have never had the passion to be famous, I think mentally I would struggle to deal with the demands of such notoriety, but I would like to feel respected in my field. I may never get the opportunity to feel that. It is the thought of this unfulfilment that saddens me, the thought that the only things that I have actually had any success in may not be enough and that my life drifts by, moments lost in a sea of disappointment and unfulfilment. This time next year I could have no job, no enjoyment and no direction, hell in 3 months time I could have all these things, or not as the case may be, and I admit, it scares me. It scares me a lot. I have to carry on though, keep going, because when I look back over the past two years, nothing could ever be that bad again, I could never return to the places I once took refuge, and worry those around me so much ever again. When people say you should never look back, only forward, these people must have never ever been through anything as such, because looking back is what drives you forward, praying never to let what once was such a darkness, turn out the light you carry now.
So, here’s to the future, whatever it may bring.