First photo from NighwalkSS2012 at The Arches where my friend Nicole was showing off her menswear collection.
I’ll post more from the show when I get a chance to look at them.
A post about a few friends.
A little while ago my friend Jamie discovered that he’d got a job in England with a pretty big car company (which sadly means he’ll be moving away) and last week he graduated with an honours degree. On Sunday I met Haley to go for a few drinks to celebrate her getting into honours. She’ll be studying for another year and getting closer to doing what she wants to do with her life. Today I sat and watched as Nicole graduated with an honours degree in architecture; now she’s going to move to Italy and pursue a career in fashion.
I feel really proud of these friends. Not necessarily because of what they’ve achieved (though of course that’s something to be very proud of) but because I know how hard they each worked for it. It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s inspiring to see the way they work for something that they want.
All this made me think about how people grow up and the ways in which we change. It’s amazing to watch people you’ve known for a long time achieve something that is going to play such a big part in their lives. It makes me feel quite positive about pursuing something that I’m passionate about because my friends are showing me that it’ll work out.
Pierre and Nicole's sketches which I'm using to form part of my graded unit.
I think it’s quite interesting that the way people draw or sketch tends to reflect their personality; hopefully that’ll come across in the finished images.
Thursday I went to town to arrange some photography stuff which went really well, quite pleased about that as it means I can relax a little and really focus on getting stuff right. I met Pierre for lunch in trans-europe and I went to his flat to watch the stop-motion animation which I helped him out with, it looks good. After that I headed to the west end and bought an old book and some maps from Relics [will post photos sometime] then I met Kirsty; we wandered around for a while and I bought some clothes then we headed for dinner. Went to Nando’s with Pierre and Nicole which was fun, that was the first time that all four of us had went out for a meal in about 4 years. After that I got the train home, said goodbye to Kirsty at Partick, picked up some beers and Grant came over to hang out for a bit and watch some West Wing which was cool.
Today I got up early to go to college; didn’t really do much most of the morning just discussed some things and I just made sure I had everything planned out for the next few weeks. The afternoon passed in an equally uneventful manner until about 3 when Kirsty arrived for her shoot for my graded unit. She gets a little nervous in front of the camera but the shoot went really well and the photos look great; she did good. After wrapping that up we went to McDonalds which is rare for me but I do enjoy a toffee sundae. Said goodbye to Kirsty at the station then headed home. I’ve been feeling tired so haven’t done much since I got home but it’s been a good few days. It was good to see Kirsty because I don’t get to see her often enough and she’s going back to Plymouth for the summer soon.
Tomorrow I’m going to take my laptop and go to Pierre and Nicole's for the night to hang out and get some college stuff done.
So last night Nicole asked me to help her with her dissertation which was due to be handed in today. I went to stay with her and Pierre so that I could read drafts and make little corrections. Stayed up until about 4 doing that and talking with Pierre. Woke up about 9ish and got ready to head into the uni building for the final stages. Left Nicole for a while to do her thing and went to Trans-Europe for a coffee and breakfast. Made more corrections, added references and images and all sorts of things like that. Finally got it printed, bound and handed in half an hour before the deadline. Then to Tinderbox for a quick celebratory lunch.
Went home and just had time for a quick shower and a change of clothes before heading back out to meet Kirsty for a wee birthday meal. We ended up at Oko Express where we had udon, rice, tempura and fried gyoza followed by cheesecake. After that we went to Pivo Pivo for a wee drink (double havana 7 and coke) before heading home.
Ran into Grant and Jamie at Partick station so that was cool, wee bit of company for the train and the walk home.
Overall a good night/day/night but by far the best part was Kirsty's birthday gift, probably the best and sweetest present I've ever recieved. I'll post it soon.