Done with pencil on paper; color and texture added in Photoshop.
I made a thank you card for the people who gave me stuff for Christmas.
I like hexagon patterns. The big white hexagon on the back is for writing my thank yous with a brown gel pen.
I did everything in Illustrator. The typeface is the awesome Museo. Three weights of the family are free at myfonts.
I spent some quality time this weekend making my best/worst movies lists of 2009. I saw 39 new releases in 2009, which isn’t as many as I’d like, of course, but not too shabby for a lady who has a lot of business to take care of. Without further ado…the Best and Worst Movies (I’ve Seen) of 2009!
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. A Serious Man
4. The Hurt Locker
5. The Road
6. Star Trek
8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
There are a few (presumably) mighty excellent movies that I haven’t seen yet, but plan on seeing. Any of these could easily knock out some of my current top 10. These are in order of how much I think I’ll like them.
Movies I Think May Be Good That I Haven’t Seen:
1. A Single Man
2. The White Ribbon
4. Big Fan
5. The Informant!
7. Good Hair
5. Old Dogs
Oh my goodness, I hated Adventureland with every fiber of my being. I’m not usually one for insisting on sympathetic characters; however the main character struck me as so pathetic, despicable, detestable, melodramatic, self-serving, selfish and self-righteous. And I think the intention was to have him be at least a little sympathetic. I was not rooting for him in the least; in fact, I kept hoping that the movie would end with him, fast-forward 40 years, surrounded by cats in his hovel apartment in New Jersey, eating cat food out of a tin and babbling to his only friends, “Hey, Fluffy, let me tell you about the best summer of my life…” Damn it, I hated that movie.
Movies I Think May Be Bad That I Haven’t Seen:
He’s Just Not That Into You
The Blind Side
The Time Traveler’s Wife
I Love You, Beth Cooper
My Sister’s Keeper
The Ugly Truth
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Confessions of a Shopaholic
These all looked horrible, but it’s not as if I’m gonna force myself to see them just so I can put them on my worst of list. Also, I’m not listening to you, everybody, Avatar looks like sentimental crap.
Okay, Movies of 2010, you’re on notice!