Tuesday, August 21, 2018

loving vincent

this film took six years to create, the result of a collaboration of over one hundred different artists handpainting the scenes, which i find remarkable!

it explores some possibilities surrounding the end of van gogh's life that, while hard to pinpoint in reality, are interesting to mull over in terms of an historic perspective.

the genre, however, is mesmerizing; both in keeping with the artist's style but also modernized, using live actors and actresses in tandem with the still life works. 

i highly recommend it!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

lavender time

the lavender planted by my neighbors last year was ready to harvest a couple of weeks ago! we gathered it in, friends and family, followed by learning to make lavender wreaths.

always generous hosts, this was followed by a field dinner and fresh blackberry cobbler.

i can't sum it up any better than the youngest one among us who said, juice and ice cream on her lips, "every day is a perfect day".

Sunday, August 5, 2018