Saturday, 31 March 2012

Lillies


So after purchasing my new camera, I've been snapping anything and everything. These are some flowers we've had at home. I'm considering joining some photo sharing sites so stay tuned for that. All images Copyright to Kayleigh Falcus. Do not copy or reproduce in any way. 




 




Friday, 23 March 2012

Tribal Photohoot

Since I am looking at the rain forest for my Final Major Project at uni, I thought a collection of photos would sit perfectly side by side my jewellery pieces when I have my final show at Cleveland College of Art & Design. So i decided the photos would be tribe inspired to fit perfectly with my rain forest concept. Some of you guys who read my blog, you wont know that I model in my spare time. These photos are from a shoot a few weeks ago for the lovely Cody Gibson. Like her page on Facebook. While your there, check out my modelling page, Kayleigh Falcus Modelling for more photos and updates.

All images Copyrighted to Cody Gibson. Do not use or reproduce.












Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Camera





Recently I purchased a new camera and I haved snapped some shots of flowers which were bought for Mother's Day. Thought you would like to see them...


















Sunday, 18 March 2012

Completed Cushion

So due to commitements/busy times being creative and it being displayed at Clevaland College of Art&Design I have totally forgot to photograph  my cushion, which was mentioned in one of my earlier posts 'Welcome To My Blog.' I explained my process from research, drawing, to construction and dying. Check out my older posts for more information. Anyway, here it is...
Hope everyone likes it!

White linen cushion. Piped with white zip and printed with black pigment ink



Massive thanks to a generous friend for the loan of her gorgeous room!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sunderland Winter Gardens

So recently, I visited Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens as research on my Final Major Project for uni. I got some mesmerising photos. If you haven't been I highly advise going and it is great for kids too! So here's some of my shots from my productive day at the gardens...
I'm looking at the rain forest and the idea of being 'in tune' with the land around you. Also looking at tribes, body art, tropical flowers and animals amongst other things!

















Friday, 16 March 2012

My Week In Paris... Day Five


Friday

Hi guys, so Friday was my regrettably my last day in Paris. But I wasn't going to let that get me down! Before leaving we tried to cram in as much as possible. Me and my friend had breakfast in Opera. We had a brisk look around some of the shops and hunted for a flea market but unfortunately we didn't find it. So not to be the disappointed British tourists, we ventured to the Catacombes of Paris. If you've never heard of the catacombes, they are an intricate underground tunnel system which has been used as a mass grave site for hundreds of years!



You seem to walk for ages in tunnels with nothing to look at. You think "I've paid to see this....?!" but all is revealed the further you walk.


The tunnels are never ending but some areas are off limits so I don't dare to imagine how big it is collectively!

 Chillin' yo.

Rows of bones and skulls stacked perfectly




Disrespectful maybe.... but at least the graffiti is appropriate!  

After this we went for food at somewhere I'm not sure because the tunnels stretch for miles so we obviously didn't leave were we entered. My rule about food? If the place is full of locals, the food must be tasty. So we ate in this boutique esque restaurant called Au Bouquet. It was really tasty and interiour was cool. It was like a graphic type tube station with white tiles and quirky details.





 
Chicken with risotto and Parmesan crisp. Yummy!



We then went shopping for a bit in La Fayette which was totally spontaneous but so much fun. We literally picked a metro station to get off at and that's where we went before going back to pack.
So we pulled our best 'sadface' and kisses Paris goodbye.



So this is the end to my diary blog of 5 Days in Paris.I will be visitng Paris again no doubt. I hope yous enjoyed reading it.
The week Paris met Kayleigh. That city will never be the same. 
Paris has broke my bag but won my heart!







Thursday, 15 March 2012

My Week In Paris... Day Four

Thursday

So it's day four and we're hadn't even put a dent in our 'To Do List.' So today we decided to go to the Louvre (which of course has to be done when in Paris.) I had always thought that the building behind the famous glass pyramids was the actual gallery itself but it is not. You go into the glass pyramid and below ground level. And this place is huuuge. I mean huge. Some big ass gallery this is!










Inside the Louvre








The world famous Mona Lisa

I was shocked to find out that the Mona Lisa is probably not much bigger that a sheet of A4 paper. I was expecting a huge canvas but that wasn't the case. So it seems size doesn't matter...

 



After soaking up the art in the Louvre, we visited some vintage shops in Paris...

We found this amazing vintage store called Kiliwatch with a range of high end vintage clothes and new clothes. There wasn't enough hours in the day to look around this store! Everywhere you looked there was amazing clothes! If I go back to Paris I will be defiantly be raiding this store! I seen an awesome fully studded leather jacket, adorable cute dresses and huge snug fur coats. And surprisingly this shop had a huge men's selection of clothes which is quite hard to find in Paris.





Kiliwatch Vintage Store
After the vintage stores we hit the Pompidou Centre. Its a mixture of contemporary and traditional art of all forms.








 The view from inside the Pompidou Centre

Street art below outside the Pompidou Centre

 

The restaurant inside the Pompidou Centre

All the below images are pieces from the Pompidou Centre and I do not claim them as my work in any way.



Myself under a giant mushroom (instillation)