the tree of life.

has anyone seen the tree of life?  it won top prize at the cannes film festival in 2011, and i just got around to watching it last night.  it is extremely unconventional in the sense that there is almost no dialogue, only the inner (and mostly whispered) narrative of a boy coming of age in the 50's. the music (which is amazing) and the visuals tell the complex story.  woven throughout is epic imagery of the beginning and end of time, which i could have done without.  but overall, i enjoyed it and got something out of it: everyone has to make a choice in life of whether they will obey nature or grace.  it was a beautiful film, and just so very different!  


moonrise kingdom trailer.

if you know me at all, you know that i love wes anderson, the mind behind the royal tenenbaums, the life aquatic and fantastic mr. fox (and several more).  i can't explain it.  i do love my "angst filled" movies, but to me, his movies are exactly how movies should be made.  they just make me so very happy.  (especially the three i mentioned.)  well, today was the trailer release of his latest.  there is a strange absence of luke and owen wilson, but his regulars are still there, with the addition of the amazing tilda swinton and frances mcdormand.

may 25.  i can't wait.


happy new year.

...and happy birthday to this blog. it was one year ago that i decided to make a corner of the internet my very own.

well, it's that magical time of year that we all clean out that little cupboard over the fridge and make ambitious goals for ourselves. i try not to let an entire year of projects overwhelm me, but just take it one day at a time...and today i opened my etsy shop! click on the button to the left and see the humble beginning.

i wish you all the very best in your new endeavors, whatever they may be, and the most wonderful 2012 you can imagine.