Wednesday, October 29, 2008


My grandmother and grandfather outside the Vatican.
Gosh she was a classy, beautiful lady. I miss her bunches.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Favorite Films

This is: A list of my favorite films.
This week's awesome topic by Hokey.

It's pretty much impossible for me to pick one favorite film. I enjoy different movies for a variety of reasons, and these ones listed don't even really cover all my favorites. Some of these are quite embarrassing to share, so I think I better explain. To make it a little more sensical I will organize by category, even though most of them cross into many/all the categories I've made.

Favorite animated films from my childhood:
  • Secret of N.I.M.H - Everything from the animation to the storyline is amazing in this film.
  • An American Tail - By the same writer/director (Don Bluth). Almost as incredible as N.I.M.H.
  • The Last Unicorn - I've always enjoyed the low chromatic aesthetic and sombre/fantastical tone of this film.
  • Wallace and Gromit - Pure genius. Endearing and honest. I enjoy trying to smile like Wallace from time to time. Basically just attempt to expose as many teeth as I can.
Favorite films for the distinct aesthetic quality:
  • Amelie - Me and everyone's dog loves this one. It's a no brainer.
  • Eternal Sunshine - I wish I could draw how some of the scenes are constructed/de-constructed, if that makes any sense.
  • Rushmore - Wes Anderson is of course a master at creating distinctly visually pleasing atmospheres. This movie also has some great acting and is incredibly well written: snarky, vulnerable, charming.
Favorite comfort films:
  • A Little Princess - This is a favorite of mine since childhood. The story/quality of the film captivates me. It also never fails to squeeze out a few tears.
  • Zoolander - I hated this movie the first time I saw it. The second time around I accepted it for what it is and laughed a lot more. I put this on when I am looking for pure mindless entertainment.
  • Lilo & Stitch - Super cute and quirky. The unique style (especially for Disney) impresses me.
  • Harry Potter - Hahaha, I love to put this movie on and fall asleep to it. Not because it bores me, but because I find it incredibly soothing.
  • Pride & Prejudice - I loved the book and the movie doesn't disappoint. This film satisfies me when I'm in a mushy romantic mood.
Agh, there are even more than these listed that I am just thinking of now. There is a whole category for musicals that I didn't even get around to, but I am out of time to share all the details!
I need to go to school and paint! Toodles!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The alligator represents sharing

Today was one big productivity fail.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Final Farewell

Two polaroids from the summer. Can't say I'll miss that hot, humid season.
In other news, today is a sad day for us Canadians. I think I've lost faith in my country's judgment.