Saturday, August 29, 2009

House Arrest

Yes that is me.

So it's the weekend, I have nothing planned, so this means a day for all things creative. One flat mate is studying and locked in her room, the other is off to play soccer, so I will have some peace and quiet. Hopefully I will get some great work done today.

During the last 2 weeks at work I have been sketching out some ideas for some bigger works, the ideas always come at the wrong time, and the inspiration at that matter. Anyway so not to put the pressure on, today will be a productive day, and hopefully I will have something to come back to put here. And start the slow progression of developing the art/photography side to my blog.

I have just put a bunch of new tunes on my Ipod - Temper Trap, Regina Spektor, Doves, Fiest, Jeff Buckley and much more music goodness, so hopefully this will give me a bit of a start. Anyways, off to have a shower, put on a pretty dress and be all inspired and productive!

Have a lovely Saturday, whatever you are up too!


I like to challenge myself by viewing work of amazing people, I get a bit jealous, and it drives me to create something amazing myself. I was recently in Byron Bay, and they have an amazing gallery there, I got too see many inspiring works, so here is the link
lots of viewing pleasures for you!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Close to my heart...

You will always be.

Daffodil day is always a reminder of my late Nanny. She was the most beautiful woman in the world, with the kindest heart. I miss her everyday. She was taken too soon, I wish I could just call her up and tell her about my day. She always had a way of making everything better.

Today I got a lovely bunch of daffodils, looking at them made me feel all warm inside, just like my nanny pam used to. Today I felt her warmth, as if she was giving me one of her cuddles.

It is a great cause, and I hope one day there will be more of a prevention, so precious lives are not taken by this terrible disease.

I love you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Sometimes photo's say it better.

I am a country girl by heart, and one Saturday afternoon my best friend Penny and I went on an afternoon drive. We both love being out on the road, seeing where it takes us. Turns out it took us to a tiny little tea house which was a heritage listed building. One of the eldest buildings in QLD. We went for a 2km walk around the property, and I used my horse whispering skillz to entice 2 horses to come and say hello. They were friendly, so I took the opportunity to take a few snaps. I miss horses, and riding, so it was nice to be in the open air for a change and get away from the city.

On our walk we decided to be a little bit creative and silly. Who doesn't like a love shadow?

We continued on, and I caught site of a little white feather. I love finding little feathers, I always think they are little presents given to me by my Grandma or Nanny, to show me they are smiling down on me. It may be silly, but it puts a great big smile on my face, and I feel warm and happy.

It was such a beautiful day, and although it was such a little outing, it is one I think I will always remember.

Recapping on another adventure, is my splendour in the grass roadtrip. It has become somewhat of a tradition to attend SITG. This year in 09 making it my second. As expected there were many adventures to be had in the 5 days in Byron Bay. From a concoction of 15L goon punch to start us off every morning with stupid card games that end in semi nudity, to shenanigans at the cheeky monkey, a nightclub which is conveniently located across the road from our backpackers...

Somewhere amongst all of this there is a music festival involved! The line up which came across as a little disappointing at first, ended up being great. There are so many memories from those two days that stick out profoundly in my head.

One of them being the Flaming Lips. I had not been the biggest fan before splendour, but I can tell you they have won me over. From their opening to the very encore of 'do you realize' they left me with a little tear rolling down my face. Possibly due to the line "Do You Realize - that everyone you know Someday will die " or just being genuinely overwhelmed by the music the lights and confetti. It was mind blowing.

Some other memorable performances would be Paul Dempsey. I have always had a little crush on this dark,brooding man. But I think I fell in love further when he covered MJ'S Billie Jean and Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl. Only one of my favourite songs. I definitely had a moment. Just ask my friend who unfortunately had to witness it.

Grinspoon proved they still have it. Even after all this time. They rocked out. To put it in lame terms, but they did. I took a walk down memory lane with numbers such as 'more than you are' and the classic 'DC3X'

Unfortunately through Bloc Party, I was about to spew or faint. And the memory of their set, really isn't too clear to me. I was extremely unwell, and the crushing crowd served me no favours. I had to get out. But in my time seeing them, he preformed well. The sound seemed a bit off, maybe it was due to me being so far back. But I am still a little disappointed I missed out on the major headliner.

The next day I was feeling much brighter, seeing the white lies, and having a groove in the Jager Cube to the bag raiders was all good fun. And at the end of the night, I even had energy for more of a dance in the Tipi Forest, even though techno and dance does not sit well with me.

All in all it was another great festival, and I will be hoping to return for my 3rd in 2010 to create some more crazy memories.

I was brave and took my SLR on the second day. I am glad I did.

I was able to capture this beautiful man in all his glory.

Well that is the major adventure that happened in my absence of blog land. Now you are all caught up in the happenings of JustTilli.

Till next post.

Have a great day, not long now till the weekend!

Any grand plans yet?

Simple things can be the most beautiful in my eyes..

The wind
And outdoor smell of your hair
I breathe as hard as I can
With my nose
Hoppipolla - Takk - Sigur Ros

Sometimes I like to find beauty in simple or small things. Today is one of those days. I find so much beauty and feeling in those 4 simple lines.
I Hope everyone's Tuesday is fantastic, mine has been slow but steady.
Going to the movies tonight, and I really want ice - cream. I've been thinking about it all day.
Love love.
Just Tilli

Monday, August 10, 2009

Do you ever...?

Do you ever feel so much emotion that you feel so full inside and you could just burst at any moment? I can see what It would look like if I did. It would be an array of colours, and array of emotions. There is so much I feel right now, that I cannot narrow it down to one feeling.

I have been on a bit of a hiatus. Not on purpose, it just seems like I had to take a break for a while. I had to concentrate on my real life for a while, and take a break from the blogging world.

So here I bring you my first post in a little while, for no particular reason, but I am alone and have the need to write, and possibly contain some of these emotions and craziness I am feeling right now.

This morning I was reading postsecrets, and for a moment I felt reassured by other peoples secrets. When you stumble across a secret that you can relate to, like you wrote it yourself, I feel like I'm not alone in this world.

On a lighter note, I have been off on little adventures whilst I have been away. From travelling to Byron Bay, to just small journeys around where I live. I have really enjoyed getting out, and seeing more things whilst I can. I enjoy reading a good book and listening to my records, but nothing beats being out in the open with sun beaming down on your skin.

This weekend my best friend and I went for a saturday drive, we both love driving and just talking. Being on the road. We ended up at the most beautiful little spot, a tiny tea house placed in the middle of no where, just beckoning us to come in. It was like we were meant to find it. I took my SLR and grabbed as many shots as possible, in between scoffing the best piece of apple pie I have ever had.

Well what else can I say, I'm sort of still trying to figure out what direction I want to take this blog, Ideally I would really like to concentrate on my photography and illustration and share all of that with you. However, finding the time is so incredibly difficult for me right now. I will be moving into a flat by myself by the end of the year, and am really looking forward to having my own space. I think then, I will be able to really let go and do all my creative work from home with no interuption. I am really looking forward to it actually, some people can't live on their own, but I like my own company and can entertain myself for a long time and keep busy with all my side projects that I do. So that is something new to look forward to, I just hope all goes to plan.
Well until my next post, hopefully it will be more regular. No promises though, but I really hope I do. I havn't forgotten about you lovelies, I miss being active in my little blog world. Hope to hear from you soon.
Much love
Just Tilli