In weeks like this, when I’m thinking solely in colours and disconnected ideas – scribbles and mood boards are the only way I can organise my feelings. Set to a backdrop of the strangest assortment of music, this is February; marked by soupy days and drizzling rain.
I split my time between school, the beach, and the shops. These days are hazy, dazed messes of salt, chaotic hair and lined paper. The world looks like it’s behind a bluey pink filter. I can’t tell you what we revised in maths methods last week, but I can recite the poetry I’ve been immersed in and tell you the number of sandy steps between the jetty and the beach-side cafe.
Right now I’m obsessed with irridescent blues, peachy caramels and forest greens. Pink is popping up everywhere around me – my room, my wardrobe, my art. I’m gravitating towards stripes and tan lines, see through long sleeves, mid-thigh cuts, plunging necklines and no bras. Glitter and gloss substitue eyeshadow, my hair is permanently salty, and large crazy earrings dress everything up.
I’d like to say I have a soft, moody, head-in-the-clouds playlist for you all – but February’s a mess. This month, I’m a mess. And my music taste is everywhere. There’s no other way to describe this current soundtrack.
Daydreamer – Adele
My Throne – Woodlock
All time low – Jon Bellion
Hello – Erykah Badu
The Firework – Cajun Dance Party
Thread – Retro Culture
She moves in her own way – The Kooks
Don’t forget about me – Cloves
Fire – Barns Courtney
Like a rolling stone – Bob Dylan
Flame trees – Cold Chisel
Go your own way – Fleetwood mac
Eleanor – Woodlock
Flashed Junk Mind – Milky Chance
Melt my heart to stone – Adele
Naive – The Kooks
An update: I recently bought a disposable camera, my dad gave me a film camera, and I found a couple of rolls of film. This all means there’s some super exciting stuff coming to Seafoam – I’m eager to share more excerpts of my life with all of you, through something as intimate and candid as film.
And February – you’re a dream.