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9 February, 2010 Tuesday // Art, Life, Resources, Icons

iconFirst off, I want you to take a look at this:
     The room was filled with bright morning sunlight, illuminating the tiny vibrant pieces of tissue paper falling through space. The confetti continuously sprinkled down, catching in the air, and frolicking its way to the floor. All through the day, confetti softly rained down. By nightfall, the ground was covered with the delicate debris. At dawn, a change could be sensed. The falling confetti was no longer leisurely nor light. The new kind had a purpose, along with a thicker texture, and with little leeway it streamed down, oppressing the colorful mosaic underneath. Glimpses of vibrant colors could still be seen, barely visible. At sunset, crimson and orange hues permeated the room, staining the falling confetti vermilion. By nightfall it was as if the floor was covered in bloody snow, and the room was cold.
     At long last, morning came once more, a weak sunlight spreading across the motley assortment of colors. But the confetti that was now drifting down was once again small, vibrant, and sheer. Slowly, the red ground soaked below, making way for the new layer of the clean confetti. It was a new day.

If you took the time to read it, comment what you think the purpose of it is. Then, you may enlighten yourself here: Confetti.

What’s your favorite genre of music? Mine are classical, rock, alternative, pop, and electronic. One artist from each (not particularly the favorite but one of): Debussy, Eagles, Gorillaz, Rooney, and Crystal Castles. There’s definitely more and stuff in between the lines, but I’m being short and sweet. :D

I wrote a new icon tutorial: Icon Tutorial #2. ^^ Updated icon categories are Femme & Men.

I also have some new pieces of art to share with you! The first is of Robert Downey Jr. (which OMGOMG I forgot to blog about Sherlock Holmes!! shitscrap…do that next time :frus: ) and the second is of Marie Antoinette. The latter is quite random, yes, but both were challenge entries. I’m happy with the way they turned out, especially the RDJ one, but I definitely wouldn’t mind feedback! :) I also have three new retouches: Tom Felton, Uma Thurman, and Courteney Cox (Arquette).



Happy New Year!

1 January, 2010 Friday // Life, Icons

iconHappy New Year! Welcome to 2010…a new decade into the 21st century. Any one do anything extra special or simply care to share? My day (not quite over yet) has been quite simple but very enjoyable. ^^ My father’s making sushi for dinner, and when my mom comes home, it’ll be Good Eats for tonight! Haha. Anyway, I come bringing icons and plenty of heartfelt emotion. :blush: Last Sunday, I watched Gone With the Wind for the first time. It was fantastic! I fell in love with the film, although it left me quite hanging and a tad depressed. I’ve seen Vivien Leigh in other films (Waterloo Bridge, another wonderful film!)—she’s such a talented and beautiful woman. She seems quite a fox, yes, but nevertheless, I can’t help being attracted to her. Scarlett and Rhett are just irresistible, the ending left me quite heartbroken. I tried reading the novel a few years ago but it was much too boring for me (and I was younger so probably couldn’t understand the language as well) so I put it down. One of the rare occurrences for me, as I almost never put down books once I’ve started them. But the classics seem to bring that nasty turn out in me (The Odyssey, The Iliad, War and Peace:argh: ). But I resolve to read the book this year! I have 365 more days, that’s plenty of time to settle down with it and give it a long, good read. So I’ve made a new set of Gone With the Wind icons as well as a new category for it. I’m not even close to done with the batch; what I have now is just the beginning of my flowering icon love for this movie. :XD: Teasers at the bottom of the post.
I also watched Sabrina again (twice this week!), for the umpteenth time, and I’m talking about the 1954 original film, not the remake. This time, I was inspired to make icons for it, so there’s another new set of Sabrina icons and its new category, respectively. Dear old Humphrey Bogart may have been three years away from his deathbed while making it, but I still am fond of the match between Bogey and Audrey Hepburn. But then, it’s so hard not to be fond of anything that has Audrey in it. But the chemistry between her and Bill Holden was so remarkable, too. I believe all the people who complain about the Bogey pair-up were predisposed to all the set “drama” they read up on the film before they even watched it—hence the overwhelming disapproval of the coupling and various other complaints. I’ll say, when I watched it for the first time with my mother, I sat down with no opinions at all, besides “You’ll love it!” And I did. I do. Like the other icon set, I’m no where near finished with the Sabrina batch either, so this is what we have to start with. Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely New Year’s, until next time!