Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I've never made new years resolutions before probably because Im not good with long term plans but I think maybe 2011 is my year to start.

1. Save $5,000.
             I really want to buy an apartment.  Ben & I spend $20,000 per year on rent which could be paying of a mortgage of my very own, I can't put hooks on my wall, I can't replace the fluro lights, and I can't paint the walls. (I would have set this to $10,000, but seeing as at this moment I owe the banks $4,000 & considering resolution #2 I feel $5,000 is achievable and realistic.

2. Go to Bali
            Im dying to go on holiday... DYING, My mum is going with some amazing people in October/November 2011 and so I am going with. If it cuts into the funds in point A, so be it!

3. Complete 6 of my course tutorials.
            Yes. Im "technically" a student studying graphic design. I can make this work for me in so many ways i just find it hard to sit and watch the tutorials. its not that I don't want to, I just come home so buggered after work that the thought of doing more work makes my head want to explode. But a reward system may work? yes, lets try that... everyone likes rewards :)

4. Get mums makeup line up and  running.
          Even if we only get one product on Etsy, I really want to make this happen. 

5. Give up eggs
          I've come to realise that even though I always buy organic & free range, this does not ensure the poor little chickens beaks are not burnt off,  their lives happy  their male brothers not murdered for being "useless". In Australia, boy chicks are commonly gassed, or ground up alive in a 'macerator'. Tragically this is completely legal in Australia and occurs for all egg systems including cage eggs and free range.

6. Update my blog monthly.
I dont need to elaborate here.

Thats 2011, It will be hard, but thats the way I like it ;)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Getting into the swing of things.

Why is it that I always spend more time organising and changing my blog, that I never end up adding to or promoting it? Im starting to sense that although I love organisation that I lack commitment!

But I try, And I will continue too.

Ive been trying to become enthusiastic about modelling again, I really have. But I just dont see the point sometimes. I love the pretty pictures, and I want to keep creating them, but theres this sense of being "Vain" that im just not that into, It also seems like being a professional model is about how many myspace friends you have, and to me thats just fucked up! Maybe I should get a wireless internet stick and just add people for two hours on the train every day? Waste of frikken time!

I think im just going to be more picky now. Not working with your average joe.  There seems to be quite a bit of stuff happening in my little mountain town of late, so i might just stick to that and the occasional casting call i find interesting on MM.

Im travelling to Melbourne to model at Circa Nocturne next month, which should be a pretty big deal, not to mention I'm going to Melbourne, which is SWEET!

Im going to a local girl named Kates place tomorrow to take some photos, Going to do a version of this picture which will be super cool... havnt done a hawk in a while!

I recently did a shoot at the Warehouse in Katoomba. Dougs warehouse is amazing. He lives and works there. I have wanted to go in there for so many years and finally got the chance the other week! I was modelling some of his creations and they are just to die for!

My good friend Sky O'Shea took these photos which are just snippets from what I got. I need time to edit more!!!! I actually got really sick on the second night... but thats nothing new for me!




I've also been doing my graphic design course work, I had to make a collage from magazine clippings for my first assessment (below) that I got a distinction for :) I've been finding it hard to get motivated at the moment, but I've also been quite sick... so I think that's a good excuse!

I have been very good with my exercise regime, still going to the gym at least twice a week... I love Wednesday night Yoga, and wish I could go every day!

I still having withdrawals from NY... But I know one day I will return!

Thats it for now kids.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Punk Ass Bitch Shoot.

Here are some shots from my most recent shoot. Its almost just the regular old me!

All in All, I like modelling, Its relatively easy, you look pretty, and its somewhat creative. I just hate the bullshit that goes along with it. I cant be bothered to be a myspace whore... I dont care how many friends I have, or how many picture comments I get. PC4PC is not in my vocabulary - Because of this, ill probably never be successful!

Next year, ill try and do the agent thing again, For the moment, I just cant be bothered with the rejection... Its Christmas after all... who has time for anything in December???

That's my two cents worth for today. - May-Z

Thursday, December 10, 2009

May-Z Gets Moving.

So, I have been extremely motivated to do things lately.
That's probably why I'm writing in this non-existent blog!

Moving: I started exercising daily (Well, Almost Daily). Ive walked home from Leura twice which is roughly 5 km and walked to Leura (Same distance) but with two massive hills, one down and one up. I also went rock climbing yesterday with Sarah which I really enjoyed. We are aiming to do that at least fortnightly, Im going to buy shoes next fortnight. Im going to try and do the C25K again (first run was on Saturday) as well but that may take some time to work towards time wise... because that's my biggest enemy - Time.

Eating: I've noticed I think about food a lot, Usually, when I'm not even hungry! Im always thinking about my next meal, what's for dinner (at breakfast time) and what cookies can I cook this week! Yes, this is partially because I love cooking, but i think I'm also conditioned to eat a lot since my life has been grounded around food! I've brought a book called "The End of Overeating" which is basically about obesity in the USA and how eating habits have changed over the past 50 years. Its really interesting because it has information from food chain guys and scientists, test results from rats and all kinds of good stuff (Makes me feel real smart like :X). So anyway, My goal is to only eat 1/2 portions (of things that make sense to eat half portions of), and not to eat anything spontaneously. I already eat really well, so its really just the Overeating that's an issue for me... because I ALWAYS make WAY TOO MUCH FOOD, and am sick of throwing it out. Im also going to try and eat slower, like I'm doing right now, just taking a bite every once and a while, rather than scoffing the entire bowl. If im hungry later, theres always fruit!

Thinking: I have enrolled in a Graphics Design and Desktop Publishing coarse by correspondence and am really excited to be learning something again! I think I would like to do a few course's... but this one can be the first. I would like to follow this one with a photo shop coarse and maybe a web design one because they all kind of go hand in hand really. I think graphic design will be a good creative outlet for me, I love creating boarders and playing with fonts, but can never put together the image that goes inside those things... so really, its perfect! My goal is to finish this coarse in a year and three months. It should only take a year at the rate I'm planning to do it, but that extra 3 months makes it a safe expectation to have of myself, that way, i can take a break if I need to or take more time if I have any trouble. My plan is to do 6 - 8 hours a week... but I can do more than that if necessary. the 6 hours is guaranteed train time, meaning I should aim to do school work at least 3 times a week, if I do four, then that's just awesome :) I'm supposed to pick up fliers, magazines, business cards and basically anything a graphic designer would do and start collecting them (JUNK!!!!) so I need to remember to do that as well. - This will be interesting Elle.... But i know you can do it!

Living: I'm trying to get out and do things a bit more lately, the other day I went to the city to hang out with Thommay, This Sunday I'm helping Stephy at Worn Wild - The Alternative Designers Market and then going to BB's BBQ, Then the following Sunday I'm going to the work Christmas Party at Centerpoint Tower which will be.... Fun? Who knows! Thommays not coming to that, because he is a killjoy. I'm thinking about taking Sage to see Where the Wild Things Are as well... I think he will love it (And who better to see THAT movie with?)

Love: Things couldn't be that much better at the moment with the boy! Were coming up to our One year anniversary in like a week and I'm super excited! I'm really learning to entertain myself around him and just chill out which is a really nice thing to be able to do, compared to my old compulsive self.

Modelling: I got my most recent shoot pic's back today, will be putting the online very soon (Just reminded myself!) Need to plan some more shoots, but with everything else that's going on at the moment I don't think its such a bad thing to just let it go for a bit... keep them hanging :)

Art: Ive been mucking around with my camera of late, just taking pictures of the things that surround me... Like the train station and trees... I like it. I've been playing around with collages and minor photoshopping such as changing colour's and saturation. I love an oversaturated photo.... And bright colour's always get me! I might try and do a model shoot at some point, and Thommay wants me to take some band pics too, so that will be good!

Anyway, I think that's my life story to date!

Until next time my little diary


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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