Monday, 26 September 2011

and so it begins

ola people!

I don't have a clue what I'm doing or trying to achieve with a blog... but having read the latest posts of my closest friends blogger, I decided to give it a go. After all, what's the harm, right?

 As an up and coming Makeup Artist and Designer, I think I have decided to engage all my inspiration I draw from things for my makeup designing into this blog. With the Illamasqua Distinction in Makeup Art awards, it has been literally the only thing, bar others, that's been fostering my mind for the past few weeks, so what better to start my blog than an excerpt from my design inspiration.

Stemming from a university project about a cable horror show, I created a 'host' character from a story about a woman turned volatile creature living in an agoraphobic state, as a consequence of a lack of love in her life. She torments herself physically and psychologically as a result of the dark atmosphere she puts herself in. Consequently, she becomes void of any sense and emotion, and all that remains is self-revulsion and a lack of reality. While I was figuring this idea out, I was listening to 'Famous Last Words' by My Chemical Romance in which Gerard wrote the lyrics for his brother as he was going through a depressive phase and wanted out with the band. The lyrics I found to be stimulating creatively through my story, and could be a good contributing factor in terms of storyline and mood.

One of my good literary friends sent me one of her poems (she writes a lot and loves it, the geek :P), and this is amazing:

Waking nightmares, falling tears
World of darkness, midnight fears
Stifled cries, silent screams
Painful memories, broken dreams
Glistening blade, impulse dread
Instant relief, lines of red
Streaming crimson, lifetime pain
Empty feelings, alone again

Deep emotion, crying eyes
Distant hope, slowly dies

Mind unfocused, falling fast
Damaged life, unwanted past
Hidden truth, protective guise
Self hatred, intense despise
Fading light, nowhere to hide
Shattered soul, dying inside.

So yeah, this is my inspiration of the design for the live finals! But I'm not showing you the design until it's put up on the Illamasqua website, so no peeking!

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