Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A Post About Summer


Every year when summer finally reaches it's head, I stay up late trying to complete a million-and-one things that go hand-in-hand with my new year, new me approach and regret come first day of school when I'm droopy eyed, in a stiff school skirt, confronted by all the same school bullshit and the relief of routine and pattern after a messy, messy summer vacation.

And I don't think about that regret or that I'll have choice words for my brother when he uses up all the hot water because my head's swimming with inside jokes and the colour blue and My So-Called Life's Angela performing a voice-over as I start up an impromptu art project saying, "There's something about Sunday night that makes you want to kill yourself... and that creepy 60 Minutes watch that sounds like your whole life." And that ticking away of your youth, your memories, your 'why didn't I journal this, will it even be real now' is all the more intensified because you're not just looking at a two day weekend and a Monday but it's over thirty days of everyday-is-so-promising-and-beautiful-it's-like-Saturday-on-'roids and now a sea of Mondays where you'll barely remember the time you woke up at 4am by choice to go watch the sunrise or how good your pillows felt after a long trip away.

I've been working on my Photoshop and illustrations and made the above one after stills from Kilo Kish's Locket music video. It's weird how the drawing and the music video seem to capture all my foggy feelings about the end of a not bummer summer and my final year of high school.
Also, happy new year to everyone. I hope 2015 is turning out to be everything everyone wants, even if we're all a little broke right now or sad right now or ridiculously warm right now.

11 comments:

  1. Hey Khensani .
    Any tips and suggestions on how I can create the perfect header for a blog or website ?
    yours is insane! I love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My header is pretty lamely done, thank you. I did it a ms paint because I was a bit of a noob but I'll mail you

      Delete
  2. These are my feelings exactly about starting a new school year--even a new semester sometimes. "There's something about Sunday night that makes you want to kill yourself... and that creepy 60 Minutes watch that sounds like your whole life." I like the way you put that because that describes my unshakable Sunday lazy pity party, and I also am glad that I'm not the only one totally SPOOKED by that creepy ass 60 minutes clock. And as if my love for this post couldn't get any greater, of course you mention SZA and Kilo Kish <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My So-Called Life always had this shit on lock!

      Delete
  3. Happy 2015 to you too !

    Charlie xx
    http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.fr/

    ReplyDelete
  4. You have no idea how much I love your illustrations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Omg, you've literally made my whole life worth while rn tyvm

      Delete
  5. I feel you on the My So Called Life voice over. And yes the feeling on the first day of school with the stiff uniform and tired eyes and general angst you forgot was a thing. Happy New Year Khensani <3

    ReplyDelete
  6. That "My So Called Life" quote is so relatable lol. I feel that way every Sunday night! You've just gotta make yourself a summer bucket list! Love your illustration :)

    COOCOO FOR COCO

    ReplyDelete

We can also talk about the overweight, grey cat I'm gonna name Atticus one day or how you're feeling.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...