Feb 22, 2008

Diving Bell

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get to see The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which has to be the most gorgeous movie I have ever seen. I really had no idea about the storyline, and have not read the book, so I had no idea what I was in for. I didn't know that it would be so moving, or that it would absolutely break my heart. The cinematography was breathtaking and surreal. A great deal of the movie is shot from the main characters perspective, and though I dont want to ruin the experience for anyone, I will say that I feel like I got a pretty insightful glimpse into what it must be like to be in such circumstances. In the end, I have been left with a visual and emotional feast, which I am sure will come out in my work. I think I need the soundtrack!

I also really want to see Persepolis, but it just went out of the theater near me. I frickin' missed it! This one I know I need the soundtrack for! I keep leaving a window open in my Firefox with the site up so that I can hear the music play. Both of these films are up for awards at the Oscars. I will have my fingers crossed for them both!!

Have you seen any movies lately that really left an impression in you?? Please please share with a comment!

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Feb 21, 2008

Going, Going, Gone

Did you see how stunning the Eclipse was?! We were driving through Hollywood watching the cars in front, and the moon! It was mesmerizing!

(Image courtesy of orcagirl)

Feb 20, 2008


A recent commission, Allie and Kyle, 11x14

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Feb 19, 2008

Ever been threaded? (and other eye beautification)

Yesterday was technically my day off since Sunday was spent rocking out at the South Park Flea Market. I have been procrastinating getting my eyes checked for so long, and am proud to say that I can see again. I lost my glasses over 2 years ago, (I know! Dont be mad!) and am so glad not to be squinting as I write this! I am also hoping that this will also be the end of my migraines! Eek! It helped that Hannah also had to get her exam done. The buddy system paid off! We are both much better off now!

It wasn't just a day for glasses! There was all kinds of "maintenance" going on! Hannah and I stopped into the local Threading salon, and the awesome Reetu attacked my way overgrown brows with sewing thread! It was insane! She kicked butt! The whole thing took about 15 minutes, and didn't really hurt (my brows were WAY over grown! I haven't touched them in over a year to try to get them to fill back in!) It sounded like a bug was fluttering against my forehead, like a moth slapping its wings against a light fixture. The pain was on par with waxing, but not as intense. I actually dont think either hurts, but I am told some people really feel it, so that is how I would describe it.

You can see the right one is before, and the left one is after.

Hannah though it would be hilarious to take video, and now the whole thing is on YouTube for all the world to see, if they care! ;)

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