Despite having an amazing memory I kinda couldn't remember what I had gotten up to in 2012, so scanned this blog (how sad is that) and thought real hard, to bring you a list of my fave stuff of 2012...
-ZINES!!!! 2012 was a good year for zines for me. I contributed to some (Shape and Situate, Theme Park zine), I made more and set up a zine shop. I made my first (and last!!) fully illustrated zine, a Placebo/biog zine, edited a MSCL related zine and finally got the wheel in motion with Em for Poor Lass zine.
Sugar Paper also made it to it's tenth issue!!!
-Started volunteering at a youth centre in my local community helping with arts and crafts workshops with 8-12 year olds. I "don't like kids"(I think I do now, not all though, just a few) but I enjoy this! I also started volunteering at Whitworth Art Gallery doing various bits and bobs but held a workshop there with a bunch of 14/15 year olds!
-I don't think I went to many gigs in 2012 I couldn't even tell you the last gig I went too, this makes me feel old, hopefully rectify this in 2013 (this can only be done if the two bands I like that still exist tour and I follow them round or if all the other bands I like reform, so not holding out much hope!) but I did get to see Andrew WK and it was one of the best gigs ever, despite being ill with tonsillitis, it was RAD!
-I finally got me sen a website (with A LOT of help from Kandy) which makes me look like a proper artist!
-Had an awesome 28th birthday at Legoland (life long dream realised!!) and the Yayoi Kusama exhibition (mind blowing art).
-Nick getting me the best birthday present, my name tattooed on HIM!!!
-Whimped out of camping but still had some rad northern lass time at Indietracks, right tret our sens we did.
- Despite not being one of those Potter heads like 85% of the people I know I still had THE BEST time down Harry Potter world (aka Warner Bros Studio Tour) with some of the best folk!
-Seeing Wicked with my oldest pal Katie and getting excited about Matt from Busted being in it!
-DJing at Bad Rep and busting some moves.
-Learning to trapeze. That was good, I totally wanted to be a trapeze artist after that, but then I ached a long time after and you know I've got tap to work on!
-Stopping being stubborn after like 15 years and finally watching Buffy and proper loving it!
-VEGAS! yeah Vegas itself was rad, making new friends was rad, staying in a fancy hotel was rad, the con itself was rad, meeting yr heroes and them not sucking even a little bit was beyond rad!! VEGAS WAS THE BEST!
-Using the money Holly gave me to pay for her Vegasness to buy myself some Johan Waters art by Jessicka Addams!
-Dressing as one of my idols Dawn Weiner for Halloween
-Doing a photoshoot with Nickie.
-All the ace stuff my friends and family did, they are the best!
And just hanging out with all my pals, nowhere near enough, but more of that in 2013!
This is my photo of the year as my face looks ok but really it's having sooooo many feelings (taken at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas!)