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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Melancholia



I have orders for barns and sheep and stars for January, three commissions, and several galleries waiting on work. I should be out in my studio working this week and next, but I decided that I was taking a break as soon as my last show was over and I'm sticking to it. Instead of working, I have been to dinner and a movie with my pal Laura, shopped for Christmas gifts, cleaned the layers of dust in my house (I haven't cleaned this house since before Thanksgiving!) and put out some Christmas decorations. Most days, I would just as soon have this holiday pass without my knowing about it, but I am determined to have fun this year and enjoy it! Wesley will be home Friday and I am planning to enjoy her company for a few weeks!
Laura and I went to see Melancholia, a suggestion from Wesley, who can find the most intense and bizarre movies out there, and this is a good one. Be warned, it is verrrrry slow, but the story is interesting, cinematography exceptional. I usually have to see a movie like this twice, the first time I'm just looking at sets and costumes and forget to pay attention to the film itself. And Kirsten Dunst's cleavage is just a tad distracting, jeez... that dress! and I spent a lot of time wondering why the horse wouldn't cross the bridge.... I get caught up in details, what can I say.
 It will be here for another week, so Wes and I will go see it again. Gerry would have been asleep in the first thirty minutes, but I really liked it!

8 comments:

Lori Buff said...

You deserve a break, you're probably exhausted. You know most people do better after a little recharging anyway. Enjoy.

Laura Farrow said...

the preview doesn't give much away... does it? misleading, even maybe. HA.

Linda Starr said...
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cookingwithgas said...

I always look at sets- look for pots- get lost in details where someone is eating taking a bite of something and then when they go back there it is all whole again- I need that diet!
ENJOY your time!

Michèle Hastings said...

like Meredith, I am always noticing the pots in the sets!
thanks for the movie tip, that one has peaked my interest. since i don't have cable or satellite tv and no longer subscribe to Vogue, i don't know what movies are coming out.

Peter said...

There are some movies that I have slept through too, and... as a person who usually doesn't get a good night's sleep, I welcome them! Please publish a list of the ones that Gerry sleeps to!!!

Great to read of all your success lately, it is wonderful how things are opening up for you.

Dennis Allen said...

You can whip those orders out in no time after enjoying a couple of weeks of Wesley being home.Have a Happy.

Paul Jessop said...

Thanks for the tip, I'll get that on dvd when it's available, I thought I reckognised the woman nearly in that dress.