Monday, April 24, 2017

a quick update!!!! :))


Hello!! It literally seems like ages since I last wrote in this space and it is probably because it actually has been ages. And the main reason I don't think I have posted in so long is because everything I write always seems not good enough to post and I also hadn't really been taking any pictures for my blog since I broke my camera. But you know what, I have an iPhone and access to the internet so I really have no excuse not to post. Since I am kind of devoid of creative ideas at the moment, with so much of my energy going into revising for  AS exams, I thought I could just quickly catch anyone who is interested up on my not very fascinating life. 

The photos above are from my past weekend where I had two really good days out in London and I feel like these days were the last time I will properly go out before exams finish because I truly want to try and get the best grades I can, which will probably entail me not making as many plans as I usually do. On Saturday I met Reece, one of my best friends from secondary school, and we went around the Soho/Carnaby St/Leicester Sq area which is probably one of my favourite parts of the city. The weather was also so lovely and warm and I had no idea at the time but it was Record Store Day, and so there was music playing everywhere and it just contributed so nicely to the summery vibes. We also went to Dover Street Market to look at the (super expensive!!!) street wear, the actual store is so beautiful, it's like a art museum sometimes you forget there are actually clothes for sale. We did actually both buy some really nice items at Rokit Vintage later in the day though which I will be sure to do an outfit post on as soon as I can! It was a super lovely day and really made me value having friends that I don't see all the time but its just like the last time you met when you see them again and there is just always so much to say. 

The last two photos were from when I met Louis on Sunday and we went to Colombia Rd Flower Market to get photos for our respective Graphics/Art coursework. I had never been before and all the flowers were really stunning but the market was sooo packed, luckily we did manage to make it out with some half-decent photos! We also decided to got to Brick Lane as we were relatively near and so I got to have another look around Rokit, we also spent a bit of the day being semi lost but it was alright because the weather was good again and there were loads of buskers filling the street with amazing music. Overall it was one of the best weekends I've had in a while spent with the best people! 

Hope everyone has an ace week! 

Zaynab 

xx

Current fave tracks: HUMBLE. and FEEL. - Kendrick Lamar | Death of a Bachelor - Panic! At The Disco | Forgive & Forget - The Kooks 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

arguments with my skin | a sort of poem :))


I was never sure whether to share this on here or not but I have decided to just for the heck of it. I wrote this when my skin wasn't feeling too great and I am kind of proud of it. I also want to start writing more poetry, I hope you enjoyed reading! :)

Zaynab 

xx

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

an interview with my cousin beth | creatives of colo(u)r


This months Creatives of Colo(u)r post is dedicated to interviewing a POC we know about art and my post is a short interview with my cousin Beth about books and other stuff!


What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book at the moment is Half Bad by Sally Green. It’s a really interesting book about a guy who is kept in a cage for part of his life because it’s set in a world where witches are real and there is a divide between black and white. Not by skin colour, but by like nature I guess. It’s just really interesting and it has a really cool mix of first and second person in different chapters.

Do you think it’s important to read?
Of course. I mean you just learn so much more and you can immerse yourself in new worlds and learn new language and yeah, it’s just a great way to escape from things and have some fun.

How important would you say diversity is in literature/ the arts and would you like to see more?
I think I’d like to see more diversity in literature and arts just because like when you read a book as soon as the character is introduced, in my head I always presume they’re white unless I’m told otherwise, which is really weird when you think about it.  But I’ve been doing it my entire life and maybe I should not presume that and I think I need to get out of that habit.

What song makes you the happiest?
Magic by Coldplay is my current, kind of, feel happy song at the moment.

What’s something you think about a lot that you think everyone else should care more about?
Omg Zaynab what’s with all the hard questions? [I laugh] The sad thing is, when I’m reading a book I always imagine that I’m in that situation and how I would react to what everyone else is doing in that moment. And I think everyone else should think about that, cos I’m weird and I don’t want to be alone in this [laughs].

What in your opinion is the greatest thing about being a teenage girl?
The greatest thing is probably all of my friends and all the things were still allowed to say and the fact that were kind of in between being immature and being mature.

What film do you really like that you think everyone should watch?
Honestly if you ask me this question next month I’ll say Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’m already way too excited. 

Do you enjoy making art and what is your favourite medium and why?
I love drawing. I love using pencil crayons like white on black is my favourite thing at the moment. 

How do you best like to express yourself?
Oh [a long period of laughs because I said dance GCSE, which she takes but is not her fave]. Well, I love to draw and my planner at school is just covered in doodles and little sketches I do when I’m in class.

Zaynab
xxx