Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Image Japanese Cranes in snow storm by Larry Etkin
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If you have read the stories, then you might be pleasantly surprised to find that this is a brand new idea. It remains very true to how London was during the times. The streets seemed very real and the set design was extremely well executed. However, I know that you care about the setting about as much as dogs care about getting a bath. You want to know the rundown?
The film breathes new life into an old classic. However, there are several things that are pulled from the stories. The most important to me is the intellectual humor. Things that make you laugh are subtle and clever. You aren't knocked over the head with anything. The film has a great plot and the acting is fairly well done. The chemistry on the set was spot on. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law made for a great match. Lots of nice camera work and effects allow for an excellent film. I won't give away any spoilers—this IS a mystery film—but I would recommend it to the appropriate audience. No little kids here.
Image from RopeOfSilicon.com
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Surprise, surprise! Images from Poked Studio
Image via Duffy & Partners
Image via Sensory Branding
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Now, I know that pedestrians can be annoying. Trust me, I see them every day. They dart into the street only to end up stopping at the next light and waiting. However, as far as I'm concerned, if I am within the white bars of a crosswalk or the little walking man is flashing, I should be safe to cross the street. Perhaps adhering to the rules will keep traffic from getting so backed up on Thursdays as it is. Oh well, tomorrow's Friday—you can revel in that.
image via a fast internet search
Monday, December 14, 2009
So, the animation of The Princess and the Frog was phenomenal. At one point, the more realistic imagery gave way to a sort of vintage poster cartoon look that was creative and still flowed with the rest of the film. The songs were fun and well-composed. I especially enjoyed the music, which is good considering this takes place in New Orleans. The storyline is solid. It keeps you entertained and pulls at various emotions. You will feel angry, sad, happy, scared—it's really well executed in that sense. Kids and adults will enjoy The Princess and the Frog and can probably expect to add it to their movie library when it comes out on DVD some time next year.
Yet, in this harsh winter chill, I was surprised to see a flock of geese land in a field near my bus stop. I normally don't see birds this late in the year, and I wonder if they were a bit surprised by the weather too. Hopefully, you also see something a little unexpected today—and keep warm (or cool).
image Flock of Canadian Geese/John Forsythe
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Of course, all images are copyright of Julia Sonmi Heglund
I'll tell you the answer to all of these questions I have made up for you to ask me. I don't like people sitting next to me because I value my personal space. Do you know how annoying it is to be squished next to a smelly person for thirty minutes? Then, you feel like you stink too. I know that I don't own the bus seat, but I think it is rude to sit next to someone when there are plenty of open space. It gets on my nerves. Anyway, in order to dissuade people from sitting next to me, I normally have my purse and tote bag on the seat next to me. Since I'm listening to my iPod, people usually avoid me. It's a relief on days like today when traffic is moving slowly.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
image from photobucket
Monday, December 7, 2009
I did not partake in the Black Friday sales, but I am glad I waited. The following Monday, I received several coupons in the mail for substantial discounts. So, did I miss out on the sales? No, not at all. In fact, I believe that waiting was the better choice. Other shoppers probably stumbled across several great sales as well—which explains why it was so ridiculously crowded. I wonder if shoppers will wise up next year and get some rest instead of waiting for stores to open at some early morning hour.
Either way, happy shopping to all; and to all a good price!
Friday, December 4, 2009
I think that everyone should be eco-conscious, but it's hard to make a difference when it costs so much! What is the point of charging people more to do the right thing? It sends the wrong message. It's just like teachers that would punish the entire class when only one person was at fault—it's off-putting and pointless. So why do consumers have to bear the burden of making a good choice? I think it's backwards. First, why don't producers make the big change? If they only produced "green" products, consumers would have no choice but to make the correct choice. The other side is why don't they charge more to make the non-green decision? That would get people going green faster than you can imagine.
I'm sure there are lots of procedures that have to be made and it's too much work, but hey, there are plenty of people who would be willing to work at this. Have you seen the employment outlook presently? And don't talk about how you can save a few nickels for using recycle bags at select grocery stores. In the end, it just isn't effective.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
images found all over the internet
Today, I was watching the traffic go just about nowhere and noticed that someone was driving a purple Mercedes Benz. The agony when I saw that hideous, plum color on such a sleek car. There are some cars that look really good in purple, don't think I am just hating on the color. However, there are some cars that look lame in purple—like a Mercedes. If you don't believe me, I dare you to just google, "purple Mercedes" and see what shows up—I even did it for you. Hideous, isn't it? Tune in next Thursday for another installment of Thursday Traffic.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
(via Yanko Design)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Image of flexible antenna via Wired; Image of slap bracelet via the internet
Image via an internet search
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I was never very good at making paper snowflakes, but I certainly can create one with Bodoni Ornaments. This is one in a series and I hope to create more before December.
Image Marc & Melanie Chartrand
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I love book arts. Bookmaking has become quite lucrative and popular over the years. If you would like to create a custom gift, consider making books for friends and family. You can follow the tutorial from kate e. did on flickr.
So, I'm always posting other people's work and such. Well, here is something from yours truly. Hope you enjoy this eye candy.