"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Thursday, December 30, 2010

About time.

I signed up and paid for a good drawing class today.  Been meaning to do this for a long time.  You know: it's one of those things that kept getting shoved to the back of the line.  So.  Time to get the pads of paper, the charcoals, and the sketchbook out. Well, next week it will be.   It's either a good ending to this year or a good start to next; you can look at it from both sides, depending on the date you're lookin'.  Check that one off my list. =-)

Ok, going to the movies now.  True Grit.  I'll say hi to the cowboys for ya.  Next, I want to see Colin Firth in The King's Speech.  I love Colin Firth.  Always.  As I told DH today, anyone else who has played or should happen to play Mr. Darcy was/is/will be merely a pretender.  He IS Mr. Darcy. Definitively, and forever.  Period.  =-)

XO, D.
Edited to add:  I really LOVED True Grit!  Jeff Bridges is brilliant as Rooster Cogburn, Matt Damon brings a little class and, well, Matt Damon-ness (love him), and Hailee Steinfeld as Maddie was perfect casting; she is SO good.  In all of the roughness and gore there was a quirky sense of chivalry and honor...the code of the west kind of thing, and even hilarity. Yes, the movie is violent and a little difficult to watch in some parts, but, come on: Coen Brothers, the reality of the wild west (it wasn't really nice and pretty and tied up with a bow like the westerns of our childhood, ya know)...you pretty much know what you are in for. But worth the ticket and time.  I'd pay to watch it again.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

VERY exciting--Hope you enjoy the drawing class! Let us know how you get on. My husband & I have been making tender forays back into painting/drawing and fine art again after some years hiatus for us both--it's been wonderful fun, scary at times, but fun. ;o) Wishing you & yours much PEACE, LOVE & JOY in 2011!

Debra Spincic said...

Is there an echo in here? About time!

and you best be sharing the sketches with us too!

Rian said...

Yay for you for the drawing class!! And I LOVE Jeff Bridges...

Barbara C said...

Good for you: I hope you love your class. I took drawing a few years ago, and it was a great experience.

I also loved True Grit. I watched the John Wayne version a few days before, and I liked the end of the new movie much better. It's a great story.