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A tree

I actually love to draw trees because trees means growth  and I never want to stop growing.  I like to draw my own kind of trees.  Yes I do look at trees outside but sometimes I don’t like what I am seeing so I create my own thing.  You know, how I see it in my head.  Because I am an idealist.  I dream of bigger things than a realist.  The world needs the idealists so they can raise the realist up from the dead.   Idealists are pretty dreamy people so don’t be rude to them, they are trying to make this world a better place and you just keep on messing it up.  Listen to them because they have some pretty awesome ideas.   Idealists also need the realists so they can bring them back to reality for a little while then they can go back to inside their heads.  They like the saying, “Reality is a lovely place but I wouldn’t want to live there”.  Means they live inside their beautiful heads and then they bring that beautiful out to the real world like Adam Young from Owl City  We just see the beauty in everything.  While the world is falling apart they are there picking up the pieces and putting it back together.  They pick flowers instead of fights.  Spot them if you can.  They are usually the colourful ones.   

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Amélie, one of my all time favourite movies

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Sorry Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind but Amélie is now number 1 on my list.  You are number 2.  Amélie is a French film but is also available with English subtitles.  I would love to have this whole movie on a real dvd  and not just on my computer.  Here is the whole plot:

Amélie Poulain was raised by eccentric parents who — erroneously believing that she had a heart defect — prevented her from meeting other children. She was home schooled by her mother. She developed an active imagination and fantasy life to cope with her loneliness. After her mother is killed due to a freak accident, her father’s withdrawal from society worsens. Amélie eventually decides to leave home and becomes a waitress at Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre, which is staffed and frequented by a collection of eccentrics. Spurning romantic relationships after a few disappointing efforts, she finds contentment in simple pleasures and letting her imagination roam free.

On 31 August 1997, Amélie is startled by the news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, causing her to drop a glass perfume stopper which in turn dislodges a loose bathroom tile. Behind the tile she finds an old metal box of childhood memorabilia hidden by a boy who lived in her apartment decades earlier. She resolves to track down the boy and return the box to him, and promises herself that if she finds him and it makes him happy, she will devote her life to bringing happiness to others and helping others as much as she can.

She asks Mrs. Wells, the concierge, about the boy. Wells redirects her to the abusive greengrocer, Mr. Collignon, who redirects Amélie to his mother. Mrs. Collignon remembers the name "Dominique Bredoteau", but Amélie has no success finding the owner of the box. Amélie meets her reclusive neighbour, Raymond Dufayel, an artist who repaints Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir every year. He remembers the boy also, but correctly recalls the name as "Bretodeau". Amélie quickly finds the man and surreptitiously passes him the box. Moved to tears by the discovery and the memories it holds, Bretodeau resolves to reconcile with his estranged daughter and the grandson he has never met. Amélie happily embarks on her new mission.

Amélie secretly executes complex schemes that affect the lives of those around her. She escorts a blind man to the Métro station, giving him a rich description of the street scenes he passes. She persuades her father to follow his dream of touring the world by stealing his garden gnome and having a flight attendant friend airmail pictures of it posing with landmarks from all over the world. She kindles a romance between a middle-aged co-worker and one of the customers in the bar. She convinces Mrs. Wells that the husband who abandoned her had sent her a final conciliatory love letter just before his accidental death years before. She avenges Lucien, Mr. Collignon’s meek amputee assistant and the target of his abuse, by playing practical jokes on Collignon until his arrogance is deflated.

While she is looking after others, Mr. Dufayel is observing her. He begins a conversation with her about his painting, a replica of Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir. Although he has copied the same painting 20 times, he has never quite captured the look of the girl drinking a glass of water. They discuss the meaning of this character, and over several conversations Amélie begins projecting her loneliness on to the image. Dufayel recognizes this, and uses the girl in the painting to push Amélie to examine her attraction to a quirky young man who collects the discarded photographs of strangers from passport photo booths. When Amélie bumps into the young man a second time, she realizes she is falling in love with him. He accidentally drops a photo album in the street. Amélie retrieves it. She discovers his name is Nino Quincampoix, and she plays a cat and mouse game with him around Paris before returning his treasured album anonymously. After orchestrating a proper meeting at the 2 Moulins, she is too shy to approach him and tries to deny her identity. Her co-worker, concerned for Amélie’s well-being, screens Nino for her; a café patron’s comment about this misleads Amélie to believe she has lost Nino to the co-worker. It takes Dufayel’s insight to give her the courage to pursue Nino, resulting in a romantic night together and the beginning of a relationship.

 

This is the best movie ever and it will never get old.  Here is a trailer of the movie. 

Roses and some other flowers

You know that sketch I posted earlier this week Roses it looked a little empty to me so I decided to draw some other flowers around the  Roses

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It’s winter in South Africa and there aren’t a lot of flowers to look at anymore so I had to look at old photos of flowers I took and I also had to think back of summer and all the flowers I saw. 

Spray a heart on every wall you see

And if somebody sees you then you finish it, turn to them, smile and then walk away.  Don’t be scared, just spray a nice big heart on your neighbours wall. 

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Roses

This morning I decided to draw some roses

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Before I post something of my own

here is another new video by Owl City just in case you have missed what went on the internet for a while. Get ready to go back to your childhood for a while. Here is a new awesome video ‘Beautiful Times’

Enjoy!

That feather you are holding is watching you

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Have you ever looked at a feather and thought to yourself “but this feather could be watching me”, who knows?  Scary, isn’t it?!  I think feathers are very special because it holds some meaning, when you hold the feather it feels so light.  Close your eyes and imagine you are a feather floating peacefully in the sky and then you drop quietly to the ground without getting hurt.   Now somebody picks you up and you smile because someone noticed you and they like you.  Everyone wants to be liked.  It feels so heavy to not be liked by people, like a rock.  Nobody wants to feel like a rock. 

I have asked myself these questions from Doug Does Life If you don’t know what you want to do then make a list of things you like then go to the one that attracts you the mostly.  That is the one thing you want to do in life.  “Do the thing that is in your heart” , that is what that old dude said in the movie, ‘Good Will Hunting’. 

Here are the questions:

  1. What would I do if I didn’t had to work?   I would create art every single day. I would help animals and some people who desperately needs help.
  2. What would I be doing if money wasn’t an issue?  I would be travelling and creating my art.
  3. What exactly do I want to be doing with my life?  I want to create art, write, travel, help other people and animals, grow in my spiritual journey.

WOW, so I think I actually know exactly what I want to do but unfortunately I am poor and don’t have enough money to travel the world.  So, I just want a job so I can save up enough money to travel but I can’t actually tell that to the people who will be interviewing me.   I can’t rob a bank because that will not make me feel good.  I think it’s better to earn my  money instead of stealing it.  I don’t want to be our government who steals money. 

I guess this is the end of this post.  I bet you will pick that feather up next time and put it in your pocket.  Oh, and don’t forget to do the thing that is in your heart.  You will be alright if you do that.

Something spiritual

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There is so many people addicted to drugs alcohol.   I find absolutely no pleasure in those things.  The only thing I want to be addicted to is God’s love.  His love is a good kind of addiction.  It’s the best drug you can have.  Coffee is also the best drug you can have but God comes first then coffee.  People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol need the love of God.  I bet they will tell other people about this amazing love that comes from a place called heaven.  The hearts of those people will shine so bright for the whole world to see.  I also think what this world needs is to believe in God, believe in His love.  The love that will never fail you.  God knows the effort you give everyday, that is why you live through Him.  His heart aches for those people who are not nice to others.  The only thing He wants for the world is for everyone to just work together without hating each other.  God is only kindness.  If you live though Christ you will be alright. 

Love others and be kind always.  Let the love of God shine so others can see it.

This made me feel good on a Saturday night

“I think people who are creative are the
luckiest people on earth. I know that there
are no shortcuts, but you must keep your
faith in something Greater than You, and keep
doing what you love. Do what you love, and
you will find the way to get it out to the
world.”
JUDY COLLINS

Godzilla just wants everyone to get along

I remember this boy in gr 2, he had blonde hair and sparkly blue eyes and his name was J.J, I didn’t date him.  He used to draw little pictures of Godzilla destroying cities.  I found it weird but later I liked it so I started to also draw Godzilla.  Now I realised that Godzilla just wants everyone to get along.  I mean, don’t you also get angry when people don’t get along.  You also become so angry that you want to destroy the whole town?  I think Godzilla is just being misunderstood by everyone. 

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Stand up if you are a Godzilla or in this case like this if you are a Godzilla.  Just get along for goodness sake, it’s not that hard. 

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