Mirror, Mirror...

In October I posted about a quirky Snow White movie with Julia Roberts that was coming out in 2012.

Whelp. Here's the preview! (Insert excitement here)

And you know what, I don't care that there's another Snow White movie coming out with the oh so grand Kristen Stewart. "Snow White and the Huntsman?" Really? No competition.

This is Tarsem. This is GORGEOUS. This looks like it might be somewhere near as awesome as The Fall.

Speaking of The Fall, I think I'll be inserting some Pushing Daisies into my DVD player this week. My favorite thing to do when I'm stressed is watch Lee Pace and eat some pie. And I am beyond stressed. I have an Illustration portfolio, a test, 2 papers, and a semester-long New Testament project due this week, PLUS I'm stuck home with strep throat. PLUS I'm absolutely broke and I don't even want to think of how I'm going to pay for school next semester, let alone how I'm going to be buying my favorite people Christmas presents.

So rather than stay frazzled and productive, for the moment I'm going to relive some happy summer memories through Ned, the Piemaker. Join me:


Cardigan Love

When I'm a millionaire- and believe me, that time is just around the corner- I will buy every single article of clothing on this website: www.cardigannewyork.com

Fer seriousness.

I FINALLY broke down and bought me some boots. And they's hot yo. They's super hot.

I saw Anchorman for the first time yesterday. How did I live this long and not see this MOVIE?!?

My songs of the week:
The World at Large, by Modest Mouse
Black Night, by the Dodos
When U Love Somebody, by the Fruit Bats
Vagabond, by Beirut

Stay classy, Planet Earth.


Vintage Posters Anyone? Fav #33, Andrew Holder

Here is my ideal career:

Graduate with a BFA in Illustration, get hired right out of school for a couple of illustration jobs,
 then live, work and prosper in LA.

I have just described to you the life of Andrew Holder.

This guy is a genius with design. Everything seems to fit together like a puzzle. Combine that skill with amazing color and vintage paper, you've got something fantabulous going on.

I'm asking myself how the crap he even comes up with these ideas:
"Everything starts out as multiple thumbnail sketches of an idea.  The idea either being my own or from a client.  After settling on a basic design it becomes almost like a puzzle.  I spend the majority of the time at this stage, working out scale, texture, balance etc.  I pretty much know what a piece is going to look like before I even put any paint or ink down."
Oh okay. Sounds simple enough. 

Andrew Holder has done work for Urban Outfitters, Roxy, Sub Pop Records, American Express, National Geographic, NPR, Wired magazine, etc...
So basically he's pretty cool. 

Here are some of my favorites from his site. Enjoy:
"Deer Deer"
Acrylic and ink on vintage paper
"Mountain Town"
Screen print on hand painted paper
Screen print on hand painted paper
"Quarantined Ship"
Mixed media on vintage paper
"Predator and Prey"
mixed media on paper


Love, Stupid, Crazy....grrrr

Once upon a time it was a cool, rainy Tuesday morning and Rachel was on time for work. 
Then she felt like tearing out her hair, cracking her computer over her knee, throwing a frying pan at someone's face, and eating an entire jar of nutella, all at the same time.

Yeah...Yesterday was just one of those days.

But rather than bore you with the gory details of my daily frustrations, I will just attempt to advertise my immense excitement for my plans tonight:

I'm going to grab a snuggie, some cinnamon toast & hot chocolate, curl up on my couch, and fall asleep watching Crazy Stupid Love.

How absolutely fantastic does that sound?
(I was going to do this last night, you know, because yesterday was my rotten day, but at 2am I decided the smarter decision would be to delay my pity party for tomorrow.)

So if this hasn't been emphasized enough, Crazy Stupid Love is probably one of my favorite mood-lifting-happy-making-laugh-your-guts-out-pee-your-pants-funny movies I've seen in a long time.
At least it was when I saw it a month ago in theaters. I expect the same reaction tonight.

One quick happy thought:

Andy showed me this song the other day, and told me to listen to the words.
Seriously, Andy? Can you freaking get any cuter?
Honestly, I'm so lucky to have such an awesome guy in my life, even if he is hundreds of miles away.
Somedays it's really hard. Like yesterday.
But it's most definitely worth it.

There. That's the end of my complaining.
Go have an awesome day.
The End.


Batman Tortilla Chip?

officially licensed Batman tortilla chip used to promote the 1989 movie

As far as mass-produced junk food goes, this is pretty great.