Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sun and Animation....

....that about sums up the weekend for me. =) Well, more animation than sun...he he. It was a fabulous day on Saturday here - hotter than I remember it being anytime during the summer last year. Needless to say, way too nice out to not take a break from work and go for long walks on the beach and through the park with ice cream. Heavenly...On Friday we were lucky enough to score free passes to the brand-new animation/comic exhibit at the Vancouver Gallery: I'd never been to a gallery open, much less the coolest opening ever, so it was awesome. Wine, comics, and animation?? Duuude....So not only were there fabulous original comics (which I don't know much about, but they were amazing), drawings from the 'first' animated film, "Gertie the Dinosaur", original storyboards and cells from Disney's "Dumbo", boards and concept drawings from movies like "Toy Story" and even some Wallace and Gromit....I was taken aback when we got to a room that was filled with my favorite pop artists originals. That's right - Roy Lichtenstein lacquer-on-steel from the 1960's. I was so excited...he he....this is one of them that was there: Yay!....*love* his work!! It's so perfect and amazing up close...(sigh). Z and I went on a date before the opening to have some yummy martinis and dinner...and then after the show we grabbed 27 Dresses (finally..) and watched it. =) So cute! Does anyone else remember James Marsden from a tv show called "Second Noah" way back when?? I bet my sister does...we were in love with him, then, and his girlfriend and himself on the show used to make a heart with both of their hands together all the time...so cute!! he he...anyways, random. lol..

So other than Friday, I had to work lots..and I think the weather change made me very sleepy, because it was necessary to take a nap every now and then quickly, and it was a struggle to stay ontask anyways. Buuut....I did get stuff done. Whew! Only a week and half of two jobs left, and I'm counting down the days...hoping it will be rainy til then so I can stay focused...and I woke up to super-loud thunder and rain today, so it's lookin good..lol....on our walks, there was lotsa sun, lotsa little baby geese and ducks at our lake in the park, and lotsa brownie chunk ice cream this weekend, so at least I'll have that to look forward to again, too...he he

Anyways, I'll be back on Thursday with some Paislee goodness....I'm dying to scrap...=( And to sew, too!! And anxiously awaiting some Etsy purchases in the mail. And excited to be going back to the art gallery tonight for a talk from the amazing Marv Newland all about animation. =) Happy day! And thanks for all the sweet words, as always! I'm also dying to make the blog rounds but there's no free time in sight....soon, hopefully!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

You can do it! Two weeks will blow by so fast. It's already almost June. Can you believe that? I loved seeing the photos and reading about your visit to the gallery opening. It hasn't rained here in forever. I think we skipped spring or something.

Stephanie said...

I TOTALLY remember that show! I loved him then, too :D

Ann-Marie said...

I remember "Second Noah"! Haha, goodness, how long ago was that? And I think it's awesome that you got to see some genuine Lichtenstein live in person! I hold a soft spot for pop art :)

Jules said...

Oooh sounds like a fun weekend! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Donna. said...

Glad to see you took a tiny break. I would LOVE to see the gallry exhibits. I am obsessed with the newsprint/comic print styles right now (maybe it's all those tiny dots that have me hypnotized) ;).

Can't wait to peruse your new eye candy!

BR@NDY said...

I am a huge fan of Lichtenstein. I love his work. So jealous you got to see one of his pieces in person.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun time - how exciting for you both!!
Love Mom