MissLadyJK

Observations from a performer and creator who likes bunny rabbits and Abyssinian cat antics, vintage attire, craft-y finds, health and fitness, snooker and AFC. Follow me @ladybunnyjk


Mine and Mr Lynch’s obsessions….

I too am obsessed with old industrial buildings and this makes me adore this man even more. I turned around at the bus stop today and a ‘Lynch-a-like’ was stood right behind me. I took a short sharp intake of breath, just in the hope that it was him. I then imagined that it was him all the way home as I sat a few rows behind him on the bus.  I don’t care if that is weird. David Lynch has been weirding me out for a very very long time. http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography/article/18954/1/david-lynch-s-factory-fantasyland image

 

Eye see……

Went for an eye test. For me this is nothing new as I started wearing (bad pink plastic NHS) glasses at the age of 3 (this probably would have been earlier if I could have explained that I couldn’t see earlier!) so imagine my surprise when Boots pulled out two brand new tests on me.

One involves them puffing air into each eye to test for glaucoma and the other….which I am most excited about….. taking an image of the back of your eyes (a Fundus photograph). If you take in a usb stick, they let you have your pictures! And I am building up quite a scrap book now of various images of my insides (That’s a whole other blog right there!) A most Fun addition.

Haven’t got mine yet but this gives you an idea….. It looks like another planet (with maps of the polar region and underwater canals beneath the surface and maybe the signs of life we have been looking for in out of space) image

This was also the first time in my life that I have been tested by a woman. We had good banter and I pointed out that her name badge was on upside down. Although, I actually think this was part of my eye test.

I have such strong memories of my first eye guy as a child, back when it was all about the little independent practitioners in their stuffy little examination rooms. Mr Bowan Brooks….in my fuzzy memory - an eccentric, tweed wearing, proper Englishman who reminded me of Basil Brush (bar the inappropriate rudeness) would spout in his well spoken deadpan way….”just stare at the red light behind me, and if I get in the way, just pretend I’m not there and stare through me” 

There is still something awkwardly intimate about having someone you don’t know being in such close proximity to your face, so that you can observe their smell, their breathing, their skin. In the semi darkness, half of the time, there was no red light, just the outline of his wild white mop of hair and the sound of him snuffling in my ears.

I have ordered three new pairs of specs (not from Boots I add, but from a great independent vintage supplier) which I will show you, because they are ace. Also, hopefully by then I will have the images of my own little ‘red planets’ to add to my ‘Inside JK’ photo collection.

Blimey, it has been toooooo loooooong since I posted. Hope all is well in your world. Did you have a good Saint David’s Day? This is a picture of handsome Kurt, a Welsh Rabbit from Cardiff getting in the spirit there:0)
I did some DIY, hung out with Puffcat, learnt a bit more about mindfulness, went to the gym, watched some snooker (my main man Ronnie!) and now about to settle down to catch up on The Voice first round battles. So, not a bad day really!

Blimey, it has been toooooo loooooong since I posted. Hope all is well in your world. Did you have a good Saint David’s Day? This is a picture of handsome Kurt, a Welsh Rabbit from Cardiff getting in the spirit there:0)

I did some DIY, hung out with Puffcat, learnt a bit more about mindfulness, went to the gym, watched some snooker (my main man Ronnie!) and now about to settle down to catch up on The Voice first round battles. So, not a bad day really!

The “I Saw Red” greeting card and competition…

Well, with each Golden Rabbit song comes a specially designed greeting card to be won in a competition….. and here is a little video of the one for “I Saw Red”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smVHjKiswMU


If you read my previous blog (it’s not too late!) you’ll know that the song is about abusive and destructive relationships and how, even if we escape from one situation, we can easily find ourselves drawn to similar people again, or even going back because at least it is ‘familiar’ or live in hope that it will be different this time.

This is why I chose to do my spinning wheel design because whichever way you go, you always wind up at the same place. Ultimately though, you are in control of this wheel and can stop it or get off it at anytime!


I love the red sparkly background of the card, it reminds me of the first electric guitar I owned many years ago:0) In true musician styley, in desperate times, I sold it to pay my rent. And of course, regretted it!

The wheel is held in place with a button from my childhood button jar image

(full of vintage buttons that belonged to my Grandma and Mom) and pipe cleaner. There is a golden cord to pull the rabbit wheel with.

To be in with a chance to win this card, and the card to go with my Radiohead cover, check for the competition details here on facebook…

http://www.facebook.com/GOLDENRABBITUK

Behind the scenes of “I saw red” video…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skN6S5A0r90

'I Saw Red' is about being trapped in abusive circumstances/relationships. Be it with partners, family members or people in your peer group, if you have been there, you will know how hard it is to escape and break the cycle.

I made the video on my knacked old Flip camera whilst travelling through the January snows from London to Manchester and back through the Midlands. It’s slow paced but the industrial, intimidating power stations and the snow represent the struggle.  And, just when you think you have made it, the threat comes back ‘round again.
Do you go back? or move on to the next “same circumstances, just different faces”? or do you manage to break the chain?

Anyone who relates to this piece, please be strong and never feel so alone that you cannot seek help.

Everyone else, just enjoy my music and feel free to share! xxx

Here is the latest Ursa Minor release….”Ha!”

I had the opportunity to make up the delectable Little bear (Gabby) again and we went a little wild! With a gold forehead, 80’s shading and blush and dark plum lips,  it is quite an intense look for a retro inspired video and a dark shot of magic house.