Hi! I'm Melly. I'm a dreamer, and find myself seeking creativity- whether it is crafting my own ideas or finding other amazing things people have done. This blog is to share these things.
I can’t remember who I got this from, but I saw this short earlier today which is an ode to Tim Burton. It’s a clear nod towards “Vincent”- in fact, pretty much a rip off if you want to look at it that way. Still, I think it’s brilliantly made, and well-executed. All the little tidbits in the narration and attention to details are perfect. I especially liked the Plan 9 reference!
Anyway, here it is:
If you haven’t seen it, I highly advise you to check out Vincent- it’s an amazing film and great look into early Burton work.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I found this website on this project the other day (dayzeroproject.com), and I was considering doing it.
The problem is, I can’t think of 101 things. I don’t think I am thinking enough. In fact, I think that maybe I am just restricting my thoughts and thinking I won’t be able to accomplish things.
Then why the block, if I am aware of this? I don’t know. I am not even sure why I am bringing that part up. I’ve always been interested in these online projects (I started a 365, and have looked into other projects like blogathon and the mirror project), so I think I’ll try this one out once I have thought of 101 things. So far, I’ve got 27 things. A lot of my list has to do with other projects I want to do, but haven’t gotten around to. I know I have other things I want to add to this list, but I can’t think of them right now.
If you were to do 101 things in 1001 days, what would you do?
We’re almost at the ending of the first quarter of the year, and I thought I’d check in and reflect on my resolutions and status in the year.
So far, I have not succeeded in my painting. Of course, I haven’t expected to. I have the idea for it, but no sketches have succeeded in attempts to pursue this piece. It is a self-portrait of sorts, and that may be making me even more critical. To already be exposed is one thing, so it needs to be done right, I suppose. I’m thinking this may be the issue.
2010 is going to be a renaissance for me, in a way. I find that I need a rebirth in the way I create and the way I think, and I’ve taken complete advantage of a new decade appearing to do so. So far, I have found progress. I have completed two songs on my ukulele, and have two more to work on. I have kept my secret resolution of completing at least one book a month, and I even have a few in a queue to read in my spare time. I have, somehow, improved my work flow, and have found myself to become more productive.
Most importantly, I have found that I have pushed myself to learn and accept, as well as move forward. Some things I find pushing back towards, but there is always a struggle of sorts if you’re alive. I mean, what’s the point in living if you’re not learning or working on something? Whether it be yourself or a project that has nothing to do with your soul, humans need to work and to pursue. I’m grateful to be open to this idea of challenge.
I have a very large and very personal list of things I need to do. There is no deadline for many of them, but, like most clients do, I have set each list item to be completed “A.S.A.P.” That’s okay, though. I’m glad that I do not feed this added stress of rush, of impending doom, or of just falling apart. It’s a nice and new feeling for the girl more paranoid than most.
I am going to continue working on this song, and maybe recording it. I like recording these things so I can see what I need to fix. I’m my worst critic, and I am interested in listening to myself head-on.
How’s your year going so far?
I just don’t know what to talk about. I was going to go off on a rant, but I am not sure if I want to do that just yet.
In other news, pixel is not feeling well :[ I hope she gets over it tonight!
So, I am a fan of Doe Deere and her Lime Crime makeup line, so when I saw she was posting a Weekly Glee edition on pets, I figured she needed to see the cuteness that is Pixel. I also shared some bunny facts that I remembered off the top of my head. Bunnies really are the best.
Check out the sweet post here, as well as see which picture I submitted with Pixel. You may not be able to tell which one she is in the photo, as she’s with friends :p