Thursday, August 26, 2010
I found these at a rummage sale on London Road last May. Aren't they divine? I added a coat of Country White acrylic paint to the frames. Instant charm. Now I just need to find a place to display them.
I thought it would be fitting to post them as I have begun reading Anna Karinina which takes place in the 1870's if I'm not mistaken. I also watched Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence this past week which occurs in that time period as well. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with the film (mostly the acting...I'm not a Daniel Day Lewis admirer) although the costumes were stunning. It made me want to post on Period Costumes in the near future. I wonder if there are any travelling exhibits on Period Costumes in Film? Does anyone else feel the same way? There was this one: http://www.tme.org/Exhibition%20Fashion%20in%20Film.htm That one would have been amazing. It featured costumes from Evita, Out of Africa, and Sense & Sensibility...I hope that I can get a chance to visit this. I'm kicking myself that I didn't jump at the opportunity to tour the gowns from the movie Titanic when I had the chance.
And now that a new season of Project Runway is in full swing, I'm sure there will be a post on fashion soon.
That show is so cultivating and inspiring for me.
I saw some screen shots from the upcoming Robert Redford film, The Conspirator starring James McAvoy and can't wait to see an actual trailer. I also have the films Bright Star & Coco Avant Chanel on their way. So much to look forward to!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I am immensely intrigued by mosiacs. Ever since I set foot on the black and white patterned streets of Rio, I have been quite fond of the art form. I have purchased books on mosaics and have plenty of grout and tesserae (mostly broken mugs & saucers), but I have never tackled the feat of creating something so intricate and beautiful as what adorns the check-out lines at the Whole Foods Co-Op. (I am unable to provide the name of the artist at this time). I marvel at these creations everytime I see them.
Whole Foods Co-Op: Aisle 1
I hope to show you a mosaic project or two very soon. I hope you have a lovely day and are able to salvage something that's been broken. Thanks for reading.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I've had quite a surge of inspiration in the past 24 hours. After being given the opportunity to see the musical Wicked for the first time, I truly feel that my future is "unlimited". The talent displayed was purely Ozsome. The pursuit of excellence was clearly evident and my senses were continually satisfied beyond what I could ever imagine. I could go on for hours describing each element of the show that thrilled me, but there was a conversation before the show even began that has been gripping my mind all afternoon. My cousin, Leah was describing a radio program that she heard the other day. (I regret that I can't recall the name of the program) but this show was pointing out the importance of the how each musical contains an "I Wish" song.