Tuesday, 30 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 30

It's the final day of June and no better way to finish the month with a glorious sunset. Today was my final ever ballet class. Despite studying since the age of four, I am probably the worlds worst ballet dancer (I am sooo bad!) but I will miss it a lot. All us seniors turned up to class as well so we all got to finish together. I've been dancing with them since I joined the school in 2003 and it will be very strange not seeing them every week. 

Tasmin x

Monday, 29 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 29

My tap exam went much better than I thought it would. Last year it went spectacularly wrong and, although I don't feel any of the exercises went perfectly, I am feeling good about it and hopefully my grade will reflect this. I won't find out until September so I'll just have to wait. It was also my final modern class today which is pretty sad. I started when I was five and I have been dancing at my school for 12 years now. I just can't believe everything is coming to the end.  

Tasmin x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 28

My very final exam is tomorrow. It's my Intermediate Tap exam and I have been practicing all day. My last tap exam did not goes too well so I really want to prov to myself that I'm actually good at this. Fingers crossed!

Tasmin x 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 27

Finished the painting I started three days ago. I call it Psychedelic Rapunzel. Closely following the work of artist Helena Weirzbicki, I used acrylic paints to create an alternative version of Disney's Rapunzel from Tangled. I can see so many mistakes but I really enjoyed painting again. Now to plan the next project!

Tasmin x 

Friday, 26 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 26

Popped back into school today to pick up my art and photography coursework, However now I've realised I have forgotten my art sketchbooks so I may have to sneak back in at some point to collect them. I didn't bring home my GCSE art work and now I do regret it so it's really important to me to have my coursework safe at home with me. On a brighter note, when I was walking home (carrying all my coursework with help from my Mama), we found this little guy on the pavement.

Tasmin x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 25

Unit 4 Art: Coastal Scenes
What a stressful day! I went out last night as it was a friends prom and we all wanted to party together (their prom was strictly no plus-ones) and although I left quite early, I really struggled with sleep. So, with sleep deprivation, my friend picked me up and took me to school so we could set up our art and photography work for the school exhibition. As both of my photography units and one of my art units were being moderated (something I wish I knew before arriving) these displays were really important and realising not all of your work has been printed is not a great start. I had to get my friend to drive me into town so I could get them printed and quick mount them at school. A task we originally thought would take about an hour took us nearly five hours and the stress levels were through the roof. We completely missed lunch so, to cheer us up, we headed for the beach to buy an incredibly late lunch before going home... and then straight back to school for the actually exhibition. Then I had tap so right now is the first time I've actually sat down today. I just really want to go to bed!

Tasmin x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 24

Maybe it's because my school exhibition tomorrow, but I have really been in an arty mood recently. I have been looking at Helena Wierzbicki on Pinterest and I have been desperate to start painting more with unrealistic colours. I just think her style of painting is really bold and interesting so naturally wanted to try it out for myself. I don't know how long this will take me to finish as I have a really busy week planned. So exciting!

Tasmin x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 23

It's not been the best of days. The heat doesn't tend to put me in the happiest of moods. However, I did do a little bit of art today. I found this self portrait I drew a week ago I think so decided to spend the majority of the evening colouring it in.

Tasmin x

Monday, 22 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 22

After a little mooch around the shop in town with a friend in the rain, I decided to gather a bit of inspiration to start this cute little sketchbook through Pinterest. The Uni I hope to be going to in September sent me this about a month ago and I am really keen to complete it over the summer. However, I still don't really know what to do, just that I really want to experiment with colour. Maybe that should be my topic of investigation?

Tasmin x

Sunday, 21 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 21

Today was not exactly a success. I go off to get my bus to dance, rushing because I am late and then get caught up in some sort of charity run, just to find out the Sunday timetable is different and my bus wouldn't be there for another 25 minutes. Then, I find out I got the wrong times for the class and I had completely missed my lesson. It was so hot and I had forgot a drink so I was getting pretty dehydrated and frustrated with myself I went straight home to bed. Boo. I'm over it now. Such an idiot.

Anyway, to the photo, I have been wanting to print out some of my favourite photos for a long time now and I am finally getting round to doing it. Woo!

Tasmin x

Saturday, 20 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 20

Not really a lot to say today. I took this photo on the walk home from my dance rehearsal.

Tasmin x

Friday, 19 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 19

Trying to be a little more artsy with my photography today after practicing a little bit of tap. It's not great but hey, I tried something new.

Tasmin x

Thursday, 18 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 18

Catching up on a few errands today. With exams, the only thing I allowed myself to focus on was my revision which left pretty much everything else, like my uni application and keeping my room clean, fell to the bottom of my to-do list. However, I tried to gt all these slightly mundane tasks done so that I can begin to enjoy the sunshine properly. Saying that, I do still have a dance exam so that is my main focus at the moment, and I am practising all the time it is driving my family insane!

Tasmin x

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 17

To celebrate the end of our exams, I went to the beach with a couple of friends for a picnic. However, when the sun decided not to show its face, we moved the party to the park, stuffed out faces with food and played on the swing set and just generally had a great time. So excited for a summer jam packed with days like this!

Tasmin x

Little extra photo because I thought it was cute. :)

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 16

Maths is hard. Maths is really hard. And that exam. Urgh! 

I really feel that exam went horrifically and I do not feel optimistic for results day. After a bit of wallowing around at home and an uplifting ballet class, I realise I am now free. For the first time in four years, I do not have homework; I do not have revision; I do not have coursework; I do not have any summer projects. I have two months of absolutely nothing and it is glorious!

Tasmin x

Monday, 15 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 15

I have spent the entire day sat with my notebook and revision guide desperately trying to cover all the topics of Core 4 mathematics before my exam tomorrow, an objective that has proved too much for a days work. Although I do have some time tomorrow to finish the remainder of my revision, I fear this will most definitely not be enough and I don't want to tire myself too much during the morning and drain myself for my exam in the afternoon. Argh, can't wait for this all to be over!

Tasmin x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 13

I'm going to keep it real short as I really don't have anything to say. I attempted to revise but then 'The Simpson's Movie' came on the telly... Forgot how much I loved The Simpsons. I remember whenever my cousins came over we would play 'The Simpsons Hit and Run' on our X-Box. It was the only video game I really knew how to play back then. Still kind of suck at gaming. but I am ace at Mario Kart!

Tasmin x

Friday, 12 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 12

I didn't think that my exam went too badly in the actual exam. But as soon as I left I just overthought the whole thing and felt really bad about so have ended up spending the entire day watching 'That '70s Show' to try and cheer myself up. Perfect way to spend an afternoon in my opinion. Just four more day until the Core 4 Maths exams and then all my school examinations are over! So close yet so far!

Tasmin x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 11

I am exhausted and stressed out. I had to go to my tap class in the middle of the lightning storm. I had to leave the house in the middle of a storm! Not impressed. Sorry for the short and negative post. Hoping for a better tomorrow.

Tasmin x

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 10

Although I did try to get a little bit more revision done in the morning, I ultimately got frustrated, gave up and went off to a friends house to play board games with the gang. Yes, I am aware that is a bit of a strange turn of events but it was a lot more fun than I first thought it would be. I won a few games, completely lost it at UNO! (hate that game) and totally won life with M*A*S*H (apparently I'm marrying the whole of 5SOS and will live in a mansion.. get in!). The game pictured above is the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory game. Yes, that is a thing and I won, therefore it is the best game in the world! 

Tasmin x

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 9

I'm sorry for the fairly terrible image but today has been another rather unproductive day. I decided to watch Les Mis today as I had never seen it before but now I can't stop singing the songs despite not knowing a single word of them. My neighbours must be so annoyed! I've always found musicals fasinating and would absolutely love to sing every single moment of my life but I'm sure everyone around me wouldn't be so pleased with that form of communication as I really can't sing. I think I'll just stick with the ballet classes for now which I also did today. I missed a few classes because of exams and revision so I feel a little behind and unfit. Must try harder!

Tasmin x

Monday, 8 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 8

Today was my Mum's birthday. I made her a card and my sister brought her some lovely bath stuff. It's not much and I feel guilty for not making more of an effort but with it being slap bang in the middle of exam season my free time is limited and its hard hiding things from my Mum; she just finds out everything! We had this very pretty butterfly cake which I think might be stale but it still tasted good.

Tasmin x

Sunday, 7 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 7

The glorious sun stayed with us for another day out. Today was Arts Sunday which is basically a massive arts and crafts fair in the middle of town with many musical and dance performances, me being one of them. Our dance school had two performance slots and I had a group dance in each, our tap being first which was tribal themed followed by are war-time modern piece (part of costume pictured above). Although the stage was fairly withdrawn from the main stalls that lined the streets, we draw up a sizable crowd and I performed my little heart out despite being nearly blinded by the sun. I always forget the how much fun stage work is and I really had the best day.

This was the last time I will ever perform on stage as I have to quit dance to go to university and I will be very sad to leave it behind. I have done this since the age of four and it's all I really know, but, alas (always wanted to find a way to include that word) I wasn't blessed with a natural talent but I will forever love it.

Oh dear, I've gone a bit soppy at the end there. Sorry.

Tasmin x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 6

Had a little day trip to the beach today with my friends. We had a picnic with lots of food and watched the awesome sunset which is where my snaps of the day come from. Such a good day!

Tasmin x

Friday, 5 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 5

Today has just been a bit of a bleurgh day. Not a lot happened but I'm just not in a great mood. Boo! So I'm just trying to boost myself with a tasty and healthy snack. Hoping tomorrow is a little bit better.

Tasmin x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 4

During my tap class, we all stopped for a moment to admire the beautiful sky. The sun was streaming beams of light through the clouds and it just looked stunning. However, as I was in class I wasn't able the take a photo and when I left class the sky was no longer perfection. Just my luck! But I made the most of it and took this little sunset one instead.

Tasmin x

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 3

My exam went better than I thought it would be I'm still not convinced that I've done all that well. On the up side, I will never have to do mechanics again in my entire life. Woop! To sort of de-stress after my exam I got a bus into town and took some photos in Candie Gardens. I love just aimlessly walking around taking photos. It just relaxes me and gets me out the house. More days like this please!

An extra cheeky image for you all, HA!

Tasmin x

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

30 Day Snap 2015: Day 2

To say I've been stressed today would be an understatement!

I've really struggled with revision today. My exam is tomorrow and I have found it really hard to concentrate on studying for some reason. Argh! I've tried to do practice questions and made some post-it notes but nothing seems to be sinking in. But now it's late nd there isn't a lot I can do to learn more of the syllabus so I'm just going to watch Big Brother with a mug of hot chocolate and hope for the best.

Tasmin x

Monday, 1 June 2015

30 Day Snap Challenge 2015: Day 1

Yes, it's that time of year again where I blog random and often poor quality photos with a snippet of my day for the entire month of June. Woo!

Todays picture is of the awesome clock in the changing rooms at my dance school. I had a modern class as a little break from revising mechanics. I swear maths will be the death of me.

If you're doing the 30 day snap please let me know so I can follow you too (please don't let me be the only one!)

Tasmin x