Monday, November 29, 2010

A Commissioner

So I've commissioned this artist on DeviantArt to do a bunch of different drawings for me and I've LOVED all of them so I thought I'd feature them here for you all to see (with her watermark on it... i do own the non-watermarked versions but they're mine)
in order of commissioning-
Blue Fairy and The Enchantrss
Pinocchio and Beauty and the Beast
Cinderella
in her wedding gown
Aurora
In medieval wedding outfit
Eilonwy and Snow White (longer hair)
The Black Cauldron and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
dresses inspired by the princess bride

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all, it's the perfect start to the holiday spirit and gets you pumped for the Christmas season ahead of you. It's a wonderful day dedicated to remembering and feeling gratitude for all the blessings you've experienced throughout your life.
One thing I was grateful for this Thanksgiving, being my first as a married one, was that neither I nor my husband had to create the feast for our bellies. I did make two apple pies, but the rest of the meal was provided by my Arizona relatives and our fun Milne cousins from Logan, UT. It was nice to have family for this holiday even though my actual family wasn't there.
Dave and I cuddling at the cousins' house waiting for dessert time
During this thanksgiving weekend the cousins and I went on a hike which was short but nice. It was nice to get out of the house and Dave enjoyed his alone time in the apartment.
The hiking group
Dave and I also got things ready for Christmas around the house which was very exciting. It's so fun to start our own traditions and blend the ones we grew up with. I'm so excited to celebrate this holiday with just my husband in our little apartment and to enjoy these times together with just him and I until the little ones start to come in.
Decorating the beautiful fake tree

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm Loving....

Annie Lennox at this moment in my life... She's got a fantastically beautiful, lower, soulful, and unique voice
This is DELIGHTFUL


Drawing Again....

So recently I've gotten back into drawing again and have been loving it... Here's two I just did for fun... 
This is very fall inspired for me...
To see my DeviantArt gallery
An Alice in Wonderland Inspired drawing...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Symphony in Slang

video
Here's another fun Tex Avery video that shows what you'd think if you'd interpret words for what they were really saying vs the slang interpretation of them... it's very silly and makes you think about word context a lot.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I'm Old Fashioned

I also recommend the Ella Fitzgerald version of this song...

I am not such a clever one
About the latest fads
I admit I was never one
Adored by local lads

Not that I ever try to be a saint
I'm the type that they classify as quaint

I'm old fashioned
I love the moonlight
I love the old fashioned things

The sound of rain
Upon a window pane
The starry song that April sings

This year's fancies
Are passing fancies
But sighing sighs holding hands
These my heart understands

I know I'm old fashioned
But I don't mind it
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

(bridge)

I'm old fashioned
But I don't mind it
That's how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

Oh won't you stay old fashioned with me
Oh please stay old fashioned with me

Friday, November 19, 2010

Beautiful Women...

I love these radiant, vivacious, witty, and charming women!!
Rita Hayworth
Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe 

Grace Kelly

Katherine Hepburn

Maureen O'Hara

Audrey Hepburn

Irene Dunne 

Ginger Rogers

Judy Garland


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oldish Pictures...

I never posted up these pictures Holly took of me back in March... here's my faves all mixed up together with the help of my friend photoshop

A Christmas Wishlist 2...

So being on the computer a lot of my day allows me to find things I want for Christmas a lot easier... So I made a 2nd Christmas Wishlist to go with the first
Shirt in M from Disney Store
I just finished The White Queen and LOVED it
So now I need this one which is also in the Cousins War Series
And with that Philippa Gregory Book I also want the Tudor Series which goes in this order -
Found Here
And yes I want this cover, not the movie cover
Then it's this one
Here's this one
I already own The Queen's Fool but it's in my room at my families house.....

This comes next
And this is the last one
Then of course I'd need this movie
plus I just love these kind of movies anyways
Then there's this movie too
I LOVE this movie
I saw this movie twice in theaters and loved it
The Kristen Bell When In Rome not to be confused with
the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen one
This movie is very funny!
Cold Press Water Color Paper
ps there's an art supply store here and they're online too
and I could always use more watercolor colors too :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Girlish Desires

Images I've collected over the past year or so of things I want....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Miss Fall

This is what I miss probably the most in Washington while living in Arizona. I miss fall!! I love the changing of the leaves in their colors and seeing them as they get picked up in the air as a car drives by them...
Here are pictures I took back in 2007 of summer going into fall





Rapunzel

So I'm super excited for the Disney movie "Tangled" to come out this year!
I've always LOVED the Rapunzel story and even had holographic (is that the right word?) Rapunzel shoes as a kid... they were pretty awesome though. Growing up though we didn't have what looks like a DARLING disney movie about Rapunzel, but I did have a Rapunzel movie and enjoyed it no matter how much my mom wasn't a huge fan of it.


This movie is definitely older than movies you'd see now with computer animation, but the stop motion puppetness of it is still very endearing all the same. It follows the original tale a lot closer than the Disney movie will or the Barbie movie. The video is a Ray Harryhausen film btw.
The Barbie as Rapunzel movie is too cute too!! It's definitely a twist on the Rapunzel story...
There's also the Hallmark Timeless Tales version which is... Interesting... their Rapunzel is BEAUTIFUL and I enjoyed the prince's song... it's very much like any other Hanna-Barbera creation though in it's awfulness/goodness



Monday, November 15, 2010

I Carry Your Heart With Me

I Carry Your Heart With Me
By: E.E. Cummings

 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

a-z

A - Age: 20
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Folding the laundry
D - Dog's name: no dog :(
E - Essential start your day: check the computer
F - Favorite color: antiqued rose
G -Gold or Silver: Silver
H - Height: 5'5
I - Instruments you play: piano
J - Job: none
K - Kids: 0
L - Living Arrangements: apartment with my husband
M - Mom's Name: colleen
N - Nicknames: Gables, Gabe, Gabes
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none
P - Pet Peeve: inside out hoodies
Q - Quote from a movie: "You know something, Diana? We are rich. We have sixteen years to our credit, and we both have wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens. (gestures to the setting sun) Look at that. You couldn't enjoy its loveliness more if you had ropes of diamonds." - Anne Shirley
R - Right or left handed: right
S- Siblings: thomas jr (tommy/goober), kiernan (goose), jessy (babycakes)
T - Time you wake up: 9-10
U- Underwear: garments
V - Vegetable you dislike: lots....
W - Workout Style: running
X-rays you've had: the dentist ones
Y - Yummy food you make: apple pie
Z - Zoo favorite: giraffe

Meet Sneezer....

So the other day we went to the mall by Dave's job and were walking around, getting christmas ideas and just doing something fun together when we saw a little dog shop. We of course had to go in and of course saw tons of CUTE PUPPIES!! We left and were walking around some more, but had to go back and look at the puppies again.... this time we asked if we could hold this DARLING little boxer.... he's 8 weeks old! We found out we were the first to ask to play with him and fell in love! The only problem being we're not allowed dogs in our apartment and affording him right now isn't in our best interest....
He was so cuddly though and loved walking all in and
out and all around our legs

Dave really wants him and even gave him the name of Sneezer
which is what we refer to him as when we talk about him...
all the time...
this is the sad me with the only puppy allowed in our apartment
good thing I love Spot!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Christmas Wishlist...

Here is my Christmas Wishlist for this year... there are many other things I really want but this is the condensed version.
Movies -

On DVD
I have the other two but I'm missing this one
I NEED
For fun -
Any puppy from my list of puppies I want
Indian Ink so I can paint/draw again

For my closet -
these shoes size 7
This top in M
and this top
which comes in blue too...
These albums -
I always need some good Irish music

Peter Pan Soundtrack

Robots Soundtrack
I have ALL her albums but this
plus I always need a new Christmas CD




Here are my lists I add to all the time on Amazon  -
Movies
Kid Movies
Old Movies
Books