Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Twiggies!

Original:



Mine:



Twiggy is done :D hahaa

Ayesha, this one's for you babayy!!

Honestly speaking, mine is not the same as original.
Have to admit, this one was quite difficult, it was hard to get the eyes right. And i had to elongate the original so that it would fit on art block, so it looks different.
But I'm still proud of it, at least I finished it, and there is a litttttleeee resemblance from a certain angle at least :P
Mine looks more garang. Mulut pun tak sama, hahaa, takpalah :D Ayesha! Hope you like it :)

Ciao :D

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Audrey, Audrey, Audrey.

Have to say, I'm quite proud of these.


The Original:




Mine:




The Original:




Mine:



It all started with a trip to IKEA with my parents. I saw a big canvas with the above picture on it, the second one, and I wanted it immediately. But, it was RM 149. Hence, my dad (who says this ALL the time, about alot of paintings and or drawings) said,
" You could draw that, it's just shading".
Of course I was like, haih, I don't want to draw it, I'm not as good at art as you think I am. I need the mood.
Of course, a father's and mother's faith in their child so called talent is never doubted, so my dad asked me to take a picture of it, but I forgot my phone. My mom then enthusiastically took a picture of it. As for me, enthusiastic is not the word I would use to describe how I felt at that moment. It was more like, laziness. haha. So then that picture was left in my mother's phone for quite a while, and I forgot about it too.

One day I was finding something productive to do as my mum always say smart people can ALWAYS think and find something to do with their time. Therefore, with my mother's philosophical theory embedded into my cerebrum, I have never experienced total boredom, maybe some snippets of my life have been filled with boredom, but hey everybody needs balance! haha.
Okay back to the story, I thought of drawing that Audrey Hepburn painting, and I thought about how small the picture in my moms phone was. So I searched for it on the internet. Found it, and started sketching. After about an hour and a half or so, I produced a sketch of the picture, but I don't have it on my computer so you'll just have to imagine it, hehe. So i spent another hour or so painting it, and was so very chuffed with the results. I framed it, and now it's on my wall. Only the second picture that is up there. I haven't framed the first one you saw up there, I drew that one about 2 weeks or something like that after the first one.

There are some not-the-same parts of my paintings, but hey, I'm okay with that. In fact that shows they're painted by me :D
An original of an original :)

You can see, on the first picture that I painted, the cigarette holder's end is all fat, that's because my hand was shaking so bad, it was tired. Hahaa. I think it gives this little touch of,
"Yes, I am careless sometimes, and this painting will not be perfect. Oh well."

So yeah, am now working on a Twiggy piece :D Should be done soon!

Wooohooo :D
Lemme know what you think!

Stay funkeh.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sempit. Armpit. Pengapit. Apa lagi perkataan yang berakhir dengan -pit?

Malas lah.

Buat apa nak bagitahu satu dunia.

Kan?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Of stunning imagery.

So, I'm trying to find a book, or books, that are set in beautiful places, imaginary or not.
I'd like to find a book where stunning imagery is described and you feel as if you're taking a vacation rather that reading a book.

I just keep imagining if the movie Avatar were to be a book before it became a movie, which I assume it wasn't, I think it'd be absolutely interesting to have read how the environment the Na'vi lived in was described. How every touch of bare feet or fingers or a brush of the hand illuminated that particular part of nature. It would've been nice to imagine that, to see it how you imagined it to be in your mind, a personal movie :)
The forest, the sea...
Or, the environment the Greeks lived in, or the Egyptians, the pearl whites with sashes of gold, the sandy browns with touches of royal gold and blue, that sort of thing. What they wore, where they lived and what it looked like; I think you catch my drift here.

Well, that is what I mean.

If you know of such a book or books, PLEASE let me know :D

It'd contribute to developing a wondrously vivid imagination, able to rid your life of boredom anywhere you are at anytime :)

Peace out, yo!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Anatomy of Deception

Let me just start off by saying, yes, I have nbeen reading this book ever since I put its picture in the Unputdownable section of my blog. I think it has been there for almost a year. The thing with reading with me is if I put a book down for too long, i lose my momentum, and require a sufficient amount of force to push be back on the reading rails. haha.
But, as expected, I picked this half-read book up last night, and finished it today :)
So, here's my take on it.

As for it being dubbed a thriller by Tess Gerritsen, i beg to differ. My idea of a thriller is when a book leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat in shock but with anticipation and with the hairs on the back of your neck standing. But maybe that's too much to ask for a book. Haha, but still.
Despite the fact, this book was very interesting because it's based on medicine, physicians in the 19 century to be exact, where modern medicine was at a turning point.
It was nice to read about medicinal practice in that era; without anesthesia and how surgeries were performed with lack of hygiene, but also how physicians worked with medical advances at the time. It had a strong main character, Ephraim Caroll who was a great learning physician, that comes into contact with great men, some of which he looked up to, and eventually being forced to choose whether he should spare the life of one man and deprive the world of a medical genius, or let him die and save thousands in the years to come. Quite a predicament to be in, haha :D

There are two important characters that did exist, and some true parts of their lives incorporated in this book. Makes it more interesting I think.
William Halsted(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stewart_Halsted) who invented surgical gloves, and William Osler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Osler) who wrote The Principles and Practice Of Medicine, were both great figures in the history of medicine. It was so awesome to have read about real historical figures incorporated in a piece of fiction.

The mystery in this book revolves around a young and beautiful girl who's body ends up in the Dead House where Ephraim, Dr. Osler and others perform autopsies, of course ignoring the Philadelphia League Against Human Vivisection. Later on a collegue of Ephraim Caroll is murdered and Ephraim sets out to find the killer, finding out that there is a connection between the dead young woman and his murdered friend. I shall say no more, for you will have to read it to find out, haha.

So all in all, this book was a great read! Compelling and greatly interesting. Very happy it caught my eye.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cap'n Hook!

There's this movie that I watched about 20 minutes of last night.
It's called Hook, based on Peter Pan.
Stars Julia Roberts, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook.

So there was this scene, hilarious as hell.

Captain Hook: Smee, I have just had an epiphany!
Smee: An epipha-wha?

Without acknowledging Smi's lack of vocabulary, Captain Hook goes on to reveal a plan to make Peter Pan die or something like that, can't remember.
And then Smee comes up with an idea. Here's how he chose to express it.

Smee: Captain, I've just had an apostrophe!

HAHAHAHAHAHAH.
He meant epiphany, but he forgot it, and he said apostrophe.
Hahaha.
I'm sorry, I don't know what it is but that just CRACKED ME UP SOOO much.

Hilarious hilarious hilarious.

You can start/stop laughing now, hehe.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Infatuation, commence.

Three words.

Mark Salling

Yum :D









Currently positioned #2, you didn't think I've forgotten #1 Wentworth Miller did you? :D

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Throw Me a Rope, I Think I Might be Drowning

Drowning?
Drowning in what?

Well, okay, is it a substance pertaining to the liquid family?

Not exactly, no.

Any state of matter?

Not exactly, no.

Well, what is it exactly?

I'm drowning in a molten pool of myself, all warm and fuzzy.

Why?

He smiled.
Ohhh, boy did I melt upon allowing my eyes to gaze upon the knee-buckling sight.

:D

Who Would've Thought These Pods Could Exude Perfection.

If there was one scent, that (if nostril scent implants were ever to be introduced or invented for that matter) I would constantly love to breathe in, it would be,
Vanilla.
"The sweet waft of vanilla fills the air that you can almost see the beige coloured whiffs pattern elegant swirls in the, if not, ordinary plainness in sight. I'm completely intoxicated. It is, without a doubt a scent that I truly adore. It's body, it's depth, so intensely gorgeous."
Though preferably, I like a mild whiff. It's absolutely enough to comfort. When I think vanilla, I think musky perfection. I'd love to have a day in my life where, I would be submerged in the many varieties of vanilla scents :)

I have yet to taste the flavour of the vanilla pod. I bet it's natural,strong, aromatic qualities (obviously) would batter and murder the common bottled vanilla extract that we use any day.

Ahh, vanilla, vanilla.




Heavenly.

Gabe Bondoc

Is so talented, it's unbelievable.
I would die to play the guitar as effortlessly and as beautifully as he does.

His voice! Oh, his mellow, soft, smooth voice. Its like a dream where your ears are slathered in luscious cream. Hahaha.

Doesn't hurt that he's the most adorable guy you've ever seen! :D

He did this cover of a Hip Hop / RnB song by Ryan Leslie and Cassie called Addiction, and its sooooooo awesome. He messes up a tinyy bit, but he makes it all better with a cute little smirk in the video. Hehe. Go G.Bondoc!

Give it a listen.
:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-3qHutbqSw&feature=related