What is Art?

Well hello there my best friend!

I love your midweek haul! I was thinking about buying the Rimmel Colour Rush so I’d love to hear what you thought! To continue on with my culture month I’m gunna talk about art today! I know some people may find it dull but I can’t understand why. Art isn’t just walking round museums and galleries (however I love them) it is pretty pictures on Pintrest, its messing around with the filters on Instagram (technically art?), its appreciating something important – be that a memory or a picture of the Grand Canal in Venice. 

Some of my favourite art pieces are posted around this pos… no wait they will be shown separately due to wordpress not letting me at the minute so apologies there! 

But I mean really what is art? Because technically a drawing by a 3 year old to a mother is the most beautiful art there can be. For me? Art is… Art is anything that is beautiful to the beholder; Jewellery, Canaletto or Da Vinci canvases, Photos and Memories – just about anything! I mean quite frankly the video below kinda makes me think of art – watch right to the end chum! (yes it’s a vlogbrothers video – have you gotten into them yet?) 

The Great Goose Migration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC9BC37yjk8 

But another video that actually inspired this post, and culture month for me is the video below. I love how Sarah Urist Green talks about what art actually is and how it has evolved to include so many things which I completely agree with – hence my ramblings above obviously. Therefore – I have decided for the both of us that we are going to do the first art assignment and Meet in the Middle! – watch below and I know you will love it and we shall meet up in Easter. Okay. Cool. Done. 😀

The Art Assignment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9lpMFPEj58 

Text me practical details 🙂 

Okay next month I promise not to yabber on about  art and talk about other things aha – I bought a new handbag a couple of weeks ago… along with a few other items (oops) so will show you that next week! Toodles chum x 

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The Importance of Music

Hey Chum! 

I do think that sometimes the Natural Collection make up is really good – i absolutely love their power (i switched from Revlon nearly naked) and so i’m not surprised by your mention of their mascara. However, my continued love affair with Clinique makes me must point out that the High Lengths Mascara is AMAZING and my most favouritst. But if you first apply seventeen’s BackLash it makes my lashes look lengthened and full of volume. 

Anyway! Since you are doing a beauty month i thought I would do a culture month and then April shall be my beauty month! I received a lot of vouchers and beauty stuff for my birthday also (thank you so much for my presents again btw) and i’ll be talking about all of that stuff soon – i think i’ll categorize it like you have done! 

So, anyway now back again to topic (sorry i went off on a tangent). A big part of university culture, my life and public culture is music so i thought it only fitting to start off my culture month with a salute to music! I am also going to start doing a monthly playlist of my favorite songs over the past month and i’ll leave a link below. These may be old or new but songs that i always hit repeat on over the past month! 

As you know chummy I adore music. From 1960s classic Beatles to new Disney favorites like Let it Go from Frozen (which you seriously need to watch). Music has the power to change the world and all that hippy stuff but it also has a massive impact on the individual too – which i feel should be celebrated more! Throughout the decades music has changed people’s opinions, rallied people together, created events world wide (as you well know due to your musical skills!) and made millions of people’s awful days turn into the best. 

I’m not saying that music will solve everything but it does have a profound impact on the world. And therefore, we shouldn’t be mean about people’s music tastes because if it has made an impact on them; its important. Even if its got some weird and makes no sense as discussed earlier today (wink).

I’m not sure I can pick a favorite artist – right now i’ll direct you to my February playlist (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQrYoQRSZ38_bjg70mY6mQ) and these right now are on repeat constantly, due to memories, people or just down right catchy lyrics in the case of Let it Go. I’ll let you decide which songs match up to which explanations hehe. 

However, I do think I can manage to list a few majorly important songs or artists that have changed my life. First; Elton John – quite frankly I have never heard a song by him that I have disliked over the years and so definitely needs a mention. Secondly; the Album ‘Come on Over’ by Shania Twain – memories of dancing round the kitchen with my mum when I was three. Thirdly; the discovery of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – thanks dad, one of the BEST bands to come from the 1970s and a few special memories come from their music too. Forthly; (is that a word?) Disney tunes. Enough said. And last but not least any cheesy song that comes from the 1990s. Remembering Steps songs like 5,6,7,8, creating up dance routines to Reach for the Stars or singing ice ice baby are all amazing experiences that everyone needs to do. 

Thats all for this week chum – sorry its late! I’ll be better next week! (fingers crossed anyway) and i’ve just got this published with 6 minutes to spare before midnight so only 2 days late! 

Chat later, Em x