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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulian

I first saw Amelie [edited, of course.] about a month ago at Erin and Maddie's home {see sidebar for bloggery-action} and it has quickly made it into my top 5 favorite movies of ALL TIME. It's about time I wrote a response to it. If you aren't in the mood for a hearty serving of rant-stew, you'd best not read this post ...

Not very often to you hear music that feels so familiar yet so new. It rings in your ears and reaches down into your soul, re-awakening emotions you perhaps had forgotten existed within you and making every minute occurrence in your life seem spectacular, even extraordinary. This self-awareness is not a supplement for lost childhood memories or a cure for the common cold, but rather an almost euphoric state of mind, filled with the bitterness and melancholy truth which we all must face eventually.

Life is never what one expects it to be, but we must appreciate the triumphs as well as the pitfalls, and reconnect with an almost child-like fascination of the world. A fascination that makes the fog on a windowpane a canvas and every being an artist in their own right .It never limits a person.

We must regain that awe in everything, including human betterment and relations with others. This film has made me appreciate things more, and the music combines pure joy with haunting reality. The world is exciting, mysterious, and an adventure! We are the only thing holding ourselves back. Timidly we approach everything, but what for?

Listen for yourself. Heck, listen to the whole soundtrack! It'll change your life!

"without you, today's emotion would be the scurf of yesterday's."


{PS to Erin and Maddie. Sorry I've been borrowing it for so long. I'm trying to figure out how to burn it so I can watch it daily because that's what I've been doing anyways.}

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I can't stop listening to it.

And I've never wanted to play bass more in my life.

Monday, April 18, 2011

In which I am featured on a website.

Remember my past gallery I was blubbering on about? Well, thanks to the handy dandy snipping tool on windows 7, I have captured my work on their website!

Does this make me look like a real artist? Also, the painting is much bigger in real life, and was featured with four other works for the header of the website.

Also, song of the day is Hatchet by Low, one of the seriously underestimated bands of my generation. Take a listen!


Thursday, April 14, 2011


So, I got into my second gallery.....

.....And won 1st place in my category for my drawing of Woody Allen! I'll put up a better picture once I get it back. Notice me awkwardly standing next to my drawing.

Also, congrats to my amazing, AMAZING cousin who won best of show for his digital photograph featured on the website. In fact, he's so amazing, that I even took the time to take this picture of him accepting his award and put it on here.

{It's blurry to protect his identity.}

Also, congrats to fellow Arty's Bobby and Sarah for winning in their categories! Love you all.

The exhibit runs until May sixth, so check it out if you are in the Bountiful area.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Check it out!

I'm on the Annex art blog! -lex

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

15. Mullet.



Sunday, April 3, 2011

14. Adrien Brody Underpainting

I have been practicing {over the course of the past few months} drawing realistic proportions, and I've been itching to paint again after that gallery I was in. So....

This is what I did during the first three sessions of General Conference. I couldn't be more excited or nervous to paint this. I'm thinking of doing a super-impressionistic Amelie sort of color scheme. But at the same time I don't want to because I'm too afraid I will ruin it and then hate myself forever. And the last thing I want to do is ruin Adrien Brody's face.

And no, police officer who came to our house yesterday investigating a robbery, it is not Errol Flynn.

THIS is Errol Flynn.
Notice how he is, in fact, NOT Adrien Brody.

Comprendo? Comprendo.

Much to tell...