Wow. I've not really been on here much recently, have I? I apologise, but I've been fairly busy, and my subscription ran out and I had to let it go or I would have gone overdrawn. And if I made a journal while I had no sub, my lovely CSS would have gone.
BUT. I think I have some important news for you all.
I passed my A-levels and I'm going to university!
This actually happened about two weeks ago. I have now left secondary education with an A* in Art & Design
(after last year's C, that is AMAZING, I got full marks this year!), and A in Maths
(very, very respectable, especially since I was panicking over two of the papers as in I'm-not-even-sure-I'll-get-enough-marks-to-average-a-B-overall) and a B in Music
. The B in Music was a little disappointing, but I've got another three years of studying the subject to improve on that! It's an incredibly subjective thing to mark anyway. I got a B on my resit composition
, a C on this year's composition
, a C on my performance (Parts 1
) and a B on the written paper. But then, the most amazing composer in our class got a C on hers too, so I'm not reading too much into it. I'm crap at composition anyway, despite my wish to be a good composer. I also have the A's at Physics and General Studies AS-level, but they're only worth half an A at A-level.
So I'm incredibly, incredibly, pleased.
Also, I only needed BBB to get into Cardiff, so I've done better than I needed to! I'm a little bit scared about going, but at the same time I'm very excited. Also, all of my close friends got what they wanted/needed - I have three friends in my immediate circle alone going to Cambridge! So I'm really happy for them too.
The paperwork and banking and shopping isn't fun though.
Um. Apart from that. I'm going to Paris from this Sunday-Saturday, so I won't be in England on my birthday. I might have internet access, I'm not sure. But I'm looking forward to that. I had my birthday party early, and so I can already show you the cake for this year!
It's not as badass as Mustang, but who cares? It's cute Link!
Commissions-wise, I'm going to put it on an "as if you're interested" basis, but they're not wide open. I'll be away as I said, and then I'm going off to uni, and I really have no idea how much free time I'll have. So, if you would like a commission, please get in touch and ask; I just cannot guarantee that I'll be able to complete it.
Last of all, I am obliged to complete this promotional meme (I do like doing these ones, it's just that you people never seem to want to be featured!) See below.
Otherwise, I hope all of you are well, and that you've had good holidays if you've had them. How are you all?
Love and prayers,
First 14 people to comment on this journal will get a feature - there are rules, but I won't enforce them myself.
REQUIRED: If you do comment, you're expected to do the same in your own journal; putting me in first place, completing the list with 14 other people to make a sum of 15 people. The idea behind this is NOT to get a free feature but to help spread art and artists around for everyone.
I copied this from ~StarSubeki's journal. Here are my three favourite pieces from her:
But yes, the first 14 people to comment on this journal gets a free feature. It would be nice if you did the same, as it's good to spread the love, but I won't be hounding you down.
1. How do I pick just three? There's so much gorgeous photography in your gallery!
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Um, this lovely, fantastic lady has her deviations in storage, so I can't really show you any of her writing... but she's amazing!
(I know that last one's from your old account but still.)
Autumnal TreasureTime moves on day by day,
Summer, spring, autumn, winter,
Each dies and is born anew,
Bearing gifts on its way through.
Winter with an icy chill,
Howls menacingly in the ear,
Killing the soul,
Depressing the view,
It moves on slowly,
As new hope draws closer.
In comes spring with grace and promise,
The chill lifts,
Both manage to ruin the image,
A season of hope and beauty,
Viewed only through rose lenses.
Summer lazily raises its head,
Holiday-makers take to the road,
Sitting for hours going nowhere,
Others laze in a garden chair,
Too hot t
A World Benath, A World BelowSitting beneath a canopy of green, white and pink I rest,
Its heavenly scent creeping down from above,
Its intoxicating tendrils embracing me as I ease in summer's paralysis.
Before me sits the great mirror,
The dark fluid holding many mysteries in its infinite depths,
Yet the surface reveals only the here and now.
The longer I gaze into this inky pool the more intense its hold over me,
Deeper in I'm pulled, my soul draining,
Merging with the dark portal lost within the deep catacombs of the underside.
Far from reach I desperately attempt to cling onto the above,
Alas it is too late.
As I plunge forever down the icy coolness ebbs
The place you return to after each hard day.
The little haven offering peace and warmth.
Its happy aura and promise of security,
tempts us to enter its open mouth.
Not for me.
The place I return to after each school day.
The cold, grey box of false promise.
Its depressed expression and run-down eyes,
makes me wonder why.
Why do I enter?
greeted by razor-sharp tongues,
belonging to harpies screeching day and night,
lashing me constantly with their voices,
driving me to misery and despair.
The sun sets,
its hopeful glow vanishing under creeping darkness.
With the darkness comes a veil of fear.