Thursday, July 30, 2009

Artist Discoveries, part deux

I'm only writing a sequel to my last post so quickly because I found another painting that I'm in love with...

Salvador Dali's "Christ of Saint John of the Cross"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Artist Discoveries

Last night my cousin Liz and I spent the better part of an hour looking through one of my coffee table books called "World Art". I was curious to see what kind of art she was interested in and by the end of our exploration we discovered that she loves landscapes. Who knew? Anyway, while looking through it I made a disovery of my own: Dorothea Tanning. She was listed in the Modern Art section and her name sounds familiar to me, although her work is brand new to my eyes. I googled her and have thus found one of my new favorite artists. Take a look at some of my favorites:

and my all-time favorite of hers:

I really love how whimsical and yet dark everything is. I also love the use of branches, mermaid tails, fabric, etc. to create a flowing feeling... if you know what I mean. Sorry, I'm not familiar with all the artsy terms yet!

I've also discovered that I really love Salvador Dali. Yes, everyone and their mother has heard of him but his work truly is brilliant:

This one takes my breath away:

I apparently really love his representations of animals because those seem to be my favorites:

Another artist, Rene Margritte, I've apparently liked for awhile but didn't know it:

I've had this picture framed in my room for awhile now and never knew who the artist was!

This one is pretty famous:

And lastly, Leonora Carrington:

This may be one of the most bad-ace paintings I've seen in awhile:

She basically rocks.

Google them all if you want to see more. Tell me what you think!

Friday, July 17, 2009


I just wrote like 3 paragraphs about how I want to vent right now but refuse to.

Thank your lucky stars I deleted it all before posting it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hook-ed on Pa-honiks work-ed for MEH!

I've actually been feeling a post coming on for quite some time now but just haven't had the motivation to bring it to fruition. I think this calls for another one of my scattered bullet-point posts. I'm sure it is the only way I will be able to organize my thoughts and have your attention and interest as well. So, here goes:

  • First and foremost, I GOT A JOB!!!!! I could not be happier, really. I went through about a five minute period where I was slightly bummed that it isn't at a book store or the place of my dreams but that was quickly remedied when I kept reminding myself that I get to have MONEY that I EARNED in my pockets for awhile. What a feeling!
  • I got back from an amazing trip to Lakeside this weekend to visit my good friend, aka the one they used to refer to as my "other half" back in high school. I swear, she or I could not walk down the halls of school by ourselves without someone asking where the other was. It was ridiculous. Great.... but ridiculous. I missed her dearly and I am SOO SOO SOOOO thankful that I got to spend a long weekend with her and her family!
  • I have a lot of random plans stewing in my brain right now that I am not quite sure I am ready to divulge at this moment. I think once I am more certain, I will let you know. I don't want it to be one of those things that I say I want to do and then I change my mind a week later and make everyone think I'm a flake. Hey, it happens. I am 20.
  • I just keep thinking about all the things I want to save up for now that I have a job! I'm not going to be making beaucoup bucks by any means but just to have steady income will be magical, to say the least.
  • My parents said they are going to take me to Black Angus to celebrate! YAY!!!
  • Oh, speaking of my parents, it is my dad's birthday on Monday and my nephew's first birthday the week after that! I am so excited for both! I LOVE birthdays. I will love them even more now that I can purchase gifts with my own money! YAY!!! (how many of those can I fit into one post?)
  • Um... I like my aunt's dogs. They are fun.
  • I have been playing a lot of Playstation 2 this week. Who knew?
  • I watched Disney's The Jungle Book the other night and remembered after many many years how much I love that movie! "You pompous old windbag!" OOHh mann... they don't write em like they used to, that's for sure.
  • I am currently half-way through Disney's Alice in Wonderland and I have been studying it frame by frame trying to imagine a glorious tattoo for myself. It doesn't necessarily have to be from the film but it is good visual inspiration.

OK, I'm all bulleted out. Time for some cable-watching before I head out to celebrate with Yulie!