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12 x 40 ”
A bit more glazing and a splash of glitter to glam her up and she will be good to go.
My take on Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton’s wonderful story. For a show in Detroit called Cindy Lou Who’s Holiday show, based on holiday tv shows or movies. Next, grown up Cindy Lou Who.
Normally on Thursdays I would be packing up to go to the gallery. I am pleased that I don’t have to make the hour long trek, although I did enjoy being at the gallery, the long commute was wearisome.
It seems that every year at this time, I’m tortured with thoughts of my Bro, still can not believe his is gone.
Glad to be holed up in our cozy home, so glad to have a home, and glad pugs are healthy albeit stinky. Wish I could get them to smell like flowers, since they live in my studio, but they always smell like dogs.
I slept reasonably well last night although it has been an entire week of vivid and lucid dreaming. I really should have kept a journal by my bedside, given that some of the very best ideas for paintings occur from the theater of my mind. And, while my subconscious imagination has been active, I have not. I have not picked up a paint brush in about two weeks, that is highly unusual for me but something I know I need to do. Those breaks are important, for refueling, regenerating and filling the well. I’m Feeling bout ready now, which probably means a frenzy of passion painting to the exclusion of almost all else, as is possible, and a studio that will need wading through to get to the readied canvas. After viewing the Ryden time lapse photography yesterday, (thanks NIna!!) I wish I had completed the time lapse photography painting I started a month ago;
I got three quarters of the way through and then, overcome by that gnawing sense of wanting to complete the thing I forgot to turn the camera on and left the last part incomplete, which was a very intuitive part that I could not explain with words. But, there is plenty of time to give it a go again with this next effort.
Its wonderfully crisp and cool this morning and will be in the 70s today. I’m off to get my mane cut, colored and blow dried. Looking forward to feeling silky straight instead of the usual clump of massive frizzy curls. The Hub dosn’t care for the straight hair on me but I have to say I love love the way it feels. Curly hair does not move, and that swish against my shoulders is a welcome change for a couple of days. Its something I can not do during the winter because the moisture will cinch those curls right back into place.
Then, putting the top down on the car, (fingers crossed its not a heavy smog day) and making my way to La Luz de Jesus to retrieve my painting from the kitsch n Sync show. There is a great little art book store within that also has many varieties of vinyl toys and fun gimmicky, artsy stuff. A money sucker if you will, like a vacumn, it will suck the money right out of my purse as I discover this and that thing or book I MUST have :b Its a good thing I don’t get out there much! But then, due to taxes and and logistical issues I will not be able to make it to the Tim Burton exhibit in NYC, so I think I will feel fine treating myself a bit, just a bit, a lot.
I would love to see the exhibit by April
So I feel like I should comment about Alice in Wonderland since I posted about it in an earlier post. I went to see it on Friday of last week and while the visuals and characters were fascinating (of course!) the story itself left something to be desired. A bit disappointed I am
Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen was my fav, no surprise there. And, well Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, whats not to love. And I adored the Cheshire Cat. About mid way I noticed it felt like there was no 3d and while some people find 3d annoying I enjoy it especially for movies such as Alice that are based a lot on the visual. The story begins with Alice returning from having left Wonderland as a young girl and now of marrying age, once again she falls down a rabbit hole and that was exciting. I was so ready for it! But it was less and less enchanting as it wore on until it culminated in a battle scene between Alice and a creature and that, nah, not so good. Still, there was plenty of charming, clever and and artistic aspects to keep me entertained. I’d say two stars. Out of four.
Speaking of movies, I did watch the Oscars yesterday (nearly all day)!
I’m glad The Hurt Locker won best picture, not only because after 82 years of Oscars its the first time a woman has won but because I thought it deserved it. While Avatar was all flashy and expensive to make, I mentioned before that the story itself has been told before. The Hurt Locker was very meaty and different. The idea of war being addictive which is the premise of the movie is so interesting and relevant. I watched GI Jane yesterday (remember that with Demi Moore) and I thought about the hurt Locker because while in training for the Navy Seals, the exercises although tough, had a lot of excitement, by that I mean jumping from planes, rafting, flying, etc, things that thrill seeker type personalities would love and then of course the adrenaline rush of overcoming adversity, of succeeding and getting stronger. All big ego trips. And addictive I think. In the hurt Locker there is that adrenaline rush when the guy who takes apart bombs before they blow has only minutes to save lives including his own. When all is said and done, in spite of the danger nothing else in real life can compare. Its Russian roulette.
I knew Sandra Bullock was the favorite for the best actress category but I was so hoping for a surprise, like Gabourey Sidebe!! Every time I have seen her interviewed I am so in awe of how at ease she is with her appearance. She is not self conscious or apologetic at all about her weight and she has a delightful and infectious Joie de vivre. I am bummed that I still havn’t seen Precious. I really want to see Monique’s performance.
In other news, I feel like I need to post a picture so here is my Heart Joya that finally has a new leaf after over a year! yay!
Its countdown to Alice in Wonderland!! This week! finally after months of waiting.
The Red Queen
The first thing you notice about Helena Bonham Carter in the role of the Red Queen is the size of that noggin. “Oh, it’s true, I can’t even look at Helena anymore because now her real head just seems like a small orange — like she’s got some shrunken head,” Burton deadpans. But when he looks at the Red Queen, he thinks of two people — one of his own relatives and the infamous real-estate baroness known as the “queen of mean.” “She reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of Leona Helmsley. There’s a tiny bit of elements of my mother in there too, for some strange reason. And Helena brings her own things to it too.”
Johnny Depp’s latest has made a specialty of hiding his leading-man cheekbones within oddball disguise and the latest is a google-eyed hat maker who’s gone around the bend. The shock of tangerine curls jutting from beneath his hat and his orange-rimmed eyeballs hint at the story lineage of his madness; orange-tinted mercury was once used in the manufacture of felt in Victorian England and it seeped through the scalp skin with some nasty side effects. Burton liked the idea of orangeness for another more personal reason. “There is something really scary about orange hair. Every performer in my childhood who had orange hair, it seemed to signify that they … were not to be trusted and could be dangerous. Bozo, Carrot Top, Ralph Malph…”
A couple of weeks I was at the book store and noticed a book by the ever awesome Camille Rose Garcia, her very own brand of “Alice in Wonderland” illustrations, I would have bought it but the the actual illustrations were very small, and just sides to the written word. If a picture book comes out I will get it to add to my collection. She has a show coming up of the original works at Merry Karnowsky which is here in southern cali. I hope to find time to go see it.