When I started writing the notes for my "LATLAC" series, I think I was operating under a heavy dose of unearned optimism. In my defense, back in January, I was staring down a very palatable-seeming semester. Sure, I had two jobs, a full course-load and a couple of extracurriculars, but relative to past semesters at … Continue reading Short update: March 26, 2021
I hate calling myself a poet, in the way I always struggled with calling myself an artist (I still don't like calling myself an artist). To be a "poet" or an "artist" means you have received a degree of instruction, or self-taught prowess, of a calibre that it can be disseminated. I don't think I … Continue reading Poetrygrams, privacy and setbacks
At some point I need to admit to myself that there are so many articles about music I can get published before people start getting annoyed at me. I'm no music critic; I'm not even an upstart music industry/related field major - I'm just an upstart politics student whose entire conception of life is framed … Continue reading DAMN., Goddamn.
The thing about bombings and terrorist attacks is that, after a little while, it’s too easy to divorce an atrocity from the monotony of the day. The horror sits heavy on your skin like a too-thick cocoa-butter moisturizer, and it’s hard to let it sink in. But, with enough time and distraction, you get used … Continue reading The day of and those after
I realize my last few blog posts have been a little more depressing than I usually put out. I try and imbue optimism in everything I write, because there's enough sadness going around without me adding to it. And yet, here I am. I forced myself to take a social media hiatus after some encouragement … Continue reading Long note: honest despair
(Today being the evening of the art exhibition and the 9 hours before that in which we set up everything.) How much fun I had actually setting everything up! Bonding with other artists from school Seeing all my paintings put together so beautifully and the subsequent pride in my work Getting complimented on my outfit … Continue reading List: Things that made my heart soar today
So as you can tell from the details on the flyer, my school is hosting an Art Exhibition on the theme of space and astronomy at Dar Al Adaab in the Al Fahidi Historic area art district of Dubai! There are many artists from my school who're going to put their work up on display … Continue reading The Winchester Astronomy Club Art Exhibition!
My school's astronomy club is having an art exhibition on the 17th of January, with all the paintings revolving around the theme of space. I found myself committing to around five paintings myself - not many realize what a big deal it was for me to have committed at all. Since IGCSE art, I've sworn … Continue reading Short note: I’m an artist