Saturday, June 30, 2012

Picture Saturday....

It's official.

     Picture Friday is moving to Picture Saturday, because my Fridays are much too busy. Much, much too busy. It got to the point where I'd be like, "Eeek! I need to draw!!!" and then.... my drawing hand would cramp up. You may not believe this, but when I feel pressure to draw, my talent deserts me. It runs away. Far, far away. **waves**
     I feel so unloved when it does that to me. How could you, Talent? I trusted you!
     In which case, since I feel much less pressure to draw on a Saturday, when I don't have much to do, Picture Friday has packed it's bags and resigned, and the new employee, Picture Saturday is all ready to take it's place. **happy smile**

     And so here it is, our very first Picture Saturday. I believe it's already doing better. =)

In case you're wondering, the reason she's pushing the cup of coffee is because
she got her cloak caught under it. It didn't photograph very well. **sigh**

I have to admit, I'm really rather proud of the way the fairy turned out. Her clothes look pretty good. And you should be proud of me: I didn't use an ounce of purple.

That's it for now, pepes!

God bless,


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Catching Up... slightly

I'm sorry about my lack of updation. (Yes, updation is a word. I made it up. And now it exists.)



1.) Brave was awesome. Very, very. I loved Fergus! Why is it that big, huge, tough guys are generally  softies deep down? It had some hilarious Scottish humor. I have a very British sense of humor. And it was a beautifully animated movie, the scenery made me very homesick for Scotland.

2.) I'm currently addicted to the TV show Monk... I cannot WAIT to watch the final episodes! I so want to see Monk figure out who murdered his wife.

3.) Tiny beagle puppehs are soo cute!

4.) But I still love our border collie/cocker spaniel the bestest. Sambo!

5.) I neeeeeeeeed to watch Doctor Who! It looks soooooooo goooooooooooooood! X-)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

La Viva Crista Rey!

     Some things are so inspiring... And inspiring is really the only word for them.

     Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Mouricio Kuri, and Oscar Isaac star in For Greater Glory, which is the true story of the Cristeros in Mexico in the 1920s. It is so nice to finally see the Catholic Church portrayed accurately.
     The Mexican Government abruptly took the religious freedom away from the Catholics.

     You take away religious freedom, people are going to get really angry and rebellious! I actually found it rather disconcerting how much it paralleled, abstractly, the way things are going today. Eerily.
     Yes, it was rated R. I think that rating wasn't quite right though. PG-13, yes. R, not so much. THIS was an excellent site which explains precisely why I think that.
Most of the time when you see Catholics in movies they are generic, feel-good, and wishy-washy. While there were a few of these weak Catholics, they were not shown in a good light and were definitely looked down upon by their acquaintances. The relationship between the General of the Cristero Army and Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio was so neat, I loved them both so much. The martyrdom of Jose was absolutely, heart-wrenchingly, well done. I swear, I cried through the whole movie.

     While I don't recommend this to everyone, I think it is a very good film, and I loved how everyone had a moral arc.

     Therefore, my current heroes are Enrique Gorostieta Velarde...

And Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio.

I would recommend it if you can stand war violence. It was really good.

La Viva Crista Rey! Long live Christ the King!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


    I love broadway musicals. The Phantom of the Opera, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma... They're super fun to watch.

    A few months ago, my sister bought the 1999 stage production of Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman starring as Curly.

                             Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey Williams

                                 Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller.

                   And Shuler Hensley as the very, very creepy Jud Fry.

    We've been putting off watching it because it's three hours long and.... that's a really long time. But we decided to watch it last night.




   I think it was one of the best live performances evah. There were times during it when I was thinking, "This is a Broadway production, right? It's not a movie, right?" I mean, they had some incredibly choreographed fight scenes which looked real. Very real. Bloody noses and everything. (I have mentioned in previous posts how much I just love fight scenes in movies...)

    Hugh Jackman has a brilliant voice. And he's a really good stage actor, he's not stiff or forced, and he said his lines very naturally.

Who knew Wolverine could sing?

    Oh yeah, I definitely recommend it. We fast forwarded Jud Fry's singing soliloquy because it was weird. And there was a "dream" sequence which we also fast forwarded as there were creepy dancers.

    But watching that left me going: I want a cowboy!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Picture Friday

It's that day again. :)

I basically forgot about it until around three, when my sister said, "Isn't it Art Friday?"


So I pulled out my paper and began scribbling frantically.

I think it turned out pretty good despite all odds. lol...

   I need to work on landscapes, but I'm absurdly proud of the mountains anyway.

What do you think?


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Much Randomness.... Mostly film related.


1.) I like Jane Austen and Dickens much better movie-ized.

2.) One day I will stop being afraid of people.
     Stop laughing! I will, I tell you! I will! Just not today. People are terrifying, okay?

3.) I'm a bit of a sucker for a guy with a British or Australian accent.

4.) I must post a few pictures of our new beagle puppeh. Her name is Daisy.

5.) We are going to watch The Help tonight. Hmmm. I confess to being a little dubious. But I will give it a fighting chance.

   Okay, so, my sister has made me quite obsessed with this show...

Squeeeak! Richard Armitage!

Why did they cast him as Thorin in The Hobbit!?  Tragic! Anyone who knows anything about The Hobbit will understand why.

I liked him even when he made brooding expressions like this...

I think his character, John Thornton was a little misunderstood, poor fellow.

He's got a such great smile!

Ahem... Time to move on? Yeah, probably best.

I'm really looking forward to Brave. Like really, really looking forward to it. It's kind of absurd how excited I am. It's animated!

That girl has great hair.

I love red hair.
And Scottish accents.
Red hair and Scottish accents are in the same film! Wooooot!

There are some things which just leave me drooling in anticipation. Brave is one of them.

But what leaves me drooling even more is:


                                     BOURNE LEGACY!!!

Because I love the Bourne action.... and because I so love Jeremy Renner. Really love. **Grins sheepishly**

Jeremy is awesome.

Very awesome.

Alrighty! I think that's about it... I'll do a review post about The Help asap.

I think I might need to work on not using so many ellipses. Heh.

God bless, pepes!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Picture Friday-- Much hurried....

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii people!


I am in rather a hurry again. I might have to consider moving Picture Friday to Picture Saturday because my Fridays tend be a bit....


So yeah... Ahem.

**Treskie pulls herself back together**

I'm not sure if she is cramming for a finals or researching for a historical novel, but either way, I find myself very proud of the angle of her face. =)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Picture Friday-- Iron Man

Tony Stark, "Iron Man. That's kind of catchy. It's got a nice ring to it. I mean, it's not technically accurate. the suit is a gold titanium alloy, but it's kind of provocative; the imagery anyway." (from Iron Man)

In case you people haven't noticed, I've sort of been on an Avengers high recently. So yesterday I was cleaning my room, listening to the Iron Man soundtrack... and I decided to draw him.

    (If you can't read it, the writing above his head says, "A wise man once said, "Is it better to be feared or respected?" And I say, is it too much to ask for both?")

    I began by drawing all the basic shapes of it, the egg-shaped helmet, his torso was teardrop shaped, his shoulder a very large circle... And I tried to make it as accurate as possible. And proportioned correctly.

     It wasn't until I started doing trying to get Iron Man suit aspects of it that I wondered if this was that great of an idea. I mean, can you see all the crevices? And different angles? And the nuts and bolts? Eeesh. It's hard.

   About an hour into it, this was how my sketch looked:

   Yeah, I thought it looked pretty okay.

    I outlined it in black pen...

And then I started shading. (In pencil, so I could erase if I messed up.) This also took about an hour.

Finally I started the coloring in process. I had to combine orange, grey, and purple to the the suit color. It took a while. But I think it turned out awesomely.

Just sayin'.

As usual, if you click on the picture, it will open up bigger in a different screen. =)

What do you think? Pretty good? Fairly accurate? AWESOME? lol.. Be honest.

God bless, people!