Monday, September 8, 2008
It's been way too long since I posted in this blog, but that's because I've been working! Working on books, that is....This weekend I FINALLY finished two books I have been working a very long time on!!! YYYAAAYYYY!!!!! I've been making books non-stop for weeks and weeks now...since July I think? I am going to put away all my scrap stuff, if I can cram it in my closet, and take a break for a few days. I need to let my creative juices simmer and marinate for awhile after all that scrapping. I will admit, I do have ideas for what I want to do next! I want to make a Grandma book and a Grandpa one too, also a boy Pirate one and one for a wedding. I feel like I need to make a turquoise and brown wedding book-not really sure why!
All the fall stuff is starting to appear in stores and I love it. We don't get much of a "fall" here in Phoenix. I've experienced the whole colors changing and all that, I did live in Michigan for 5 years...I'll still take my bright and sunny winters over the gross snowy ones in the midwest. I'll look at leaves changing on tv or something.
I watched two movies this weekend that were total eye candy. The first is The Darjeeling Limited. I love Wes Anderson but his movies don't always go down right the first time so I wasn't sure what to expect. I am pleased to report it was one of the better ones! Not as good as Rushmore but more entertaining than The Royal Tannenbaums. WAY better than The Life Aquatic. There was one part involving a little boy that made me have to turn it off...I can't watch anything about a little boy dying because I have a little boy who died. So the next day I fast forwarded past that part and finished it up.
The second eye candy movie was An Imitation of Life. It's an old one from 1959 starring Lana Turner. I have a thing for Lana Turner! I'm not sure about her character in the movie. It's kind of a weird story, about a woman who brings a black lady and her daughter home from the beach and ends up being best friends for the rest of their lives. What I love the most about it is the COSTUMES they wear. I wish I could wear one of those big puffy dresses like they did back then! It's also amusing to see how things were different back then. Such as business men having a full bar in their office or the fact that freaking EVERYONE smoked, all the time! One of the character ends up working in a nightclub singing, and her mother has a freak out over it. She has to wear an outfit that looks like a showgirl but it's not like she's stripping or anything. These days a mom would be like "That's my baby girl!"
This is a better explaination of the movie than what I could write....I agree that you should watch the movie with a box of chocolates! And lots of champagne!