Thursday, 24 March 2011

Top Ten Romantic Comedies on Thumbs Up Thursday

I'm a sucker for romantic comedies. They get a big thumbs up from me, especially my all time favorite, "While You Were Sleeping", starring Sandra Bullock. I'm not exaggerating when I say that in the 15 years since it was released, I've probably seen it at least 1000 times and I never get sick of it. There are days in my studio when I just play it back to back all day while I paint. Every time "This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)" starts to play, my heart smiles. I can recite every line along with the movie. I still cry and put my hand to my heart every time I hear the clink of the ring dropping into the token collection thingymabob (I'm pretty sure that's the official term for it. Go ahead, look it up in the Chicago Transit Authority Handbook). I just love the movie that much.

I thought long and hard about my favorite romantic comedies...really! I had such a difficult time narrowing it down to just 10. That was hard enough, so I can't possibly place them in any order of preference, except the first one, of course!

My Top 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies 
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • When Harry Met Sally 
  • You've Got Mail
  • French Kiss
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Pretty Woman
  • Princess Bride 
  • Just Like Heaven
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Just Friends
While I doubt the rest of the list combined comes anywhere close to the time I've spent watching "While You Were Sleeping",  I have seen these movies often enough to be able to recite a lot of the lines along with the characters. Just for fun, I thought I'd make a game of matching up a line with the right film. If you know an answer, put the name of the movie followed by the line that goes with it in your comment. Please match up only one movie, so that lots of people get a chance to play. Honor system here...if you don't know it, you can guess, but please don't Google it! 

Quotes From My Top 10 Movies...Can you match them up?
  • Dinkelman's goin', down!
  • I'm 99.9 percent parched here. Could really use a cola.
  • Know her? I'm dating her.
  • Hey, I kissed her, but it didn't mean anything. I just brought her the jacket.
  • Anybody want a peanut?
  • Oh, that's not my dad, that's my nephew.
  • We are just going to be friends, OK?
  • Talk to her, Dad. She's a doctor.
  • It was so good I almost peed my pants.
  • No, don't say it! Stop that rocking! Stop the rocking! SPASM! SPASM!
So what's your favorite romantic comedy? Are you thinking, "I can't believe she didn't mention (insert your favorite here)!" or do you agree with my list?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Whirlwind of a Week on Work in Progress Wednesday

Go ahead...say it 5 times fast! I bet you can't! I tried, but I was already tongue tied by the second time.

Getting work photographed, edited and ready to post in my JolieArt shop is a never ending work in progress. I've been taking advantage of the rare appearance of the sun and have spent hour and hour shooting thousands of photos of my mixed media jewelry and artwork. It's been a whirlwind of a week, but I've made a lot of progress! Unfortunately, the aftermath of taking each piece out of its box has left a bit of a mess. Such is the price for progress!

Do you have a favorite tongue twister or would you like to try mine? I think they're always good for a giggle! You can record your tongue twister attempt on and post a link in the comments.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Discovering New Musical Talent on Talk Art Tuesday

I like karaoke as much as the next guy, but I doubt anyone's going to be singing (pun totally intended!) my musical praises any time soon. So nope, it's not my own musical talent I'm talking about discovering, but that of Youtube artist, Dani AKA MusicalMedicine. I stumbled across her karaoke version of "Mama Who Bore Me" and am totally hooked on her voice. I'm so excited that she has another 145 videos for me to listen to, most of them show tunes...and I do LOVE show tunes! Do you have a favorite Youtube musical artist that you would like to share?

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Preparing Art for a Show on Work in Progress Wednesday

All week long I've been working morning to night, getting ready for the first ever Home Souk, which takes place at the Europa in Belfast this Saturday, 5 March. I want to make sure and offer something for everyone, so I'm making lots of hand embellished prints on canvas, as well as bringing original paintings and wearable art.

"Stephanie" is one of my most popular prints, so I'm making 
sure to bring a few in different sizes. Here I've already hand embellished 
her and am getting ready to attach the print to canvas. 

I was so pleased to discover that I had some gold organza! 
It makes such a lovely finishing touch for display.

I'm not sure of the set up and whether or not it will be practical for me to paint on site, but I plan on bringing my paints with me just in case! Any requests for what type of painting you'd like to see me demo?


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