Sunday, 25 January 2009
Anyway, I ordered the biggest lot I've ever bought from one artist, but was disappointed with the quality and the artist was happy to give me a full refund so that's fine. Therefore, I still had the money to get ACEOs! I went straight to someone I have bought from before, TheBrilliantMagpie. Here are the two beauties I received a few days ago that are now sitting with the others:
I am still waiting for some more to arrive from other artists although I think it will go past my actual birth-day, but that's OK! I will keep you updated!
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Next up, My Blueberry Nights. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to watch this film, but when I was browsing LOVEFiLM to add some films to my rental list, I decided to give it a shot, especially as the lead character was played by the singer, Nora Jones. I am always curious to see if people who are not primarily actors, can act. One example that just doesn't work is Joss Stone... but I'll leave that for another review. However, I was impressed, she was actually really good.
Jude Law plays her love interest and I wasn't so keen on his character, luckily, he wasn't in it much. My Blueberry Nights is about a young woman who is heartbroken, ends up in a cafe run by Jude Law's character, and they become friends. They eat Blueberry pie each evening - which is the only pie left at the end of the day as nobody else likes it. I suppose this is significant enough to become the film title, as it is the only time they get to spend together - while sharing Blueberry pie. Anyway, although Nora Jones was good, I felt Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz's characters gave the film more punch, although unfortunately I would only class their roles as 'cameos'. I would only recommend this film if you can't find anything else to watch.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Saturday, 17 January 2009
So, this is of course a Part II entry on cameos. Part I is here if you want to read it.
It is my boyfriend's nan's birthday this month, and I wanted to get her something really really nice, because she is like a second mother to me. I decided to look on Etsy but nothing really popped out. I then checked my favourites and found this beautiful wall vase by dgordon.
It has an impressed image of a Gibson Girl (typical cameo imagery) which I thought was such a clever and unique idea! The background is then decorated with a lace pattern. I remembered that I had saved it many months ago for myself, but I just don't have anywhere to put it right now. Anyway, my boyfriend's nan absolutely loves cameos (just like me!) and really takes care of her house and garden, so I knew she would find a way to use and display it beautifully. It was shipped to me very quickly and I was blown away by the detail. I wanted to keep it for myself... don't you hate it when that happens!
When I eventually get my own place, I think I will kindly ask dgordon to make me 10 of these so I can line them all along a wall with a sweet little flower popping up from each one! Or, maybe I will get her entire Gibson Girl range - I love them!
Friday, 16 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
I try to think about why I have been warped into the whole Twilight 'phenomenon' so much, I seem to really love the story even though it is aimed at a much younger audience and (after being pointed out), it is quite poorly written! I am seeing errors everywhere now! The whole story is also very 'simple' and quite predictable, but I still love it! I will continue to ponder this.
As I continued reading about these two teenagers, it suddenly occurred to me that without the presence of any vampires, I started to feel too old for the book. However, a few revelations about Jacob and his heritage helps to overcome this. The last few chapters of the book introduces us to the Volturi, which are vampire 'police', making sure that vampires from all over the world are not exposing themselves. If there are any problems, they quickly resolve it. I loved this introduction to an elite group of vampires, and Stephenie Meyer's descriptions of them all. I look forward to seeing what actors are chosen for the New Moon film. I think this was the most exciting part of the book, and I hope the film embraces these new, important characters.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Sunday, 4 January 2009
It's been exactly a year since I discovered and started collecting ACEO's, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to showcase my current collection!
Saturday, 3 January 2009
I'm contemplating getting a full-faced one that I quite like, with the eyelids shut...but I have a feeling my imagination would get the better of me and I would freak myself out by thinking the eyelids would suddenly flicker open and look at me!