Friday, June 17, 2011

A Year Older...

...and God willing, a year wiser. <3

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More of an "Altered Art" kinda gal...

I love old stuff.
If you've spent more than five minutes reading my posts, you might have picked up on that.
But something else I love (and my mother makes fun of me for) is taking old stuff and rejuvenating it in a sense.
Making it new, improving it.

However I'm not the type that buys 50+ year old stuff, chops it up, glues it back together, then points dramatically and declares it to be "progressive".
Mine is more of a subtle approach.
Case in point:
The sixth most awesome thing I've ever made in my life. Behold...


(courtesy of WittyVintage via Etsy)


(courtesy of my imagination)

I'm kind of in love with the thing actually.
Oh the joy and ease and satisfaction of altered art...<3

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Spy (1965) || Reimagined

So I've been on this early-to-mid-60's movie/show prowl and have discovered a true treasure:

I've been absolutely taken by this thoroughly entertaining series, and really what's not to like?
Thrilling tales of espionage colored in that gorgeous 60's style, bubbling with witty banter, and held together with two dapper leading men(*gasp*)!
How could they have ever convinced themselves to end it?

Frankly, I think the lack of spy stories in today's entertainment world is quite lamentable.
The James Bond franchise is really the only one I can think of off the top of my head, and likely the only effort worth mentioning.

Dang it, Hollywood...Bring it back!
Do we really need another CSI or other formulated crime show?

So to motivate the biggies in the industry, I've provided below my personal casting choices for Kelly and Scottie for a (highly unlikely?) reboot:

Kelly Robinson (1965) : Robert Culp

(Oh yeeeaaahhhh....)

Kelly Robinson (20??) : Ryan Reynolds

(Finding a picture of this man wearing a shirt is one of the single
most amazing feats I've ever accomplished...)

Alexander "Scottie" Scott (1965) : Bill Cosby

(It's so weird admitting to yourself that you
find "Dr. Huxtable" to be sexy...)

Alexander "Scottie" Scott (20??) : Dulé Hill

(Funny as heck and pretty dang cute too...)

The choice of Kelly was very much a resemblance thing (seriously, am I the only one that is seeing this?!), Scottie less so (other considerations were Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mos Def, Taye Diggs, Harry Lennix, Blair Underwood, & Terrence Howard).
However, I really think both Reynolds and Hill have the acting and comedic chops necessary for the respective roles.
But then...what do I know? I'm just a silly, old soul of a girl. ;)

Alexander Scott: Has anyone told you how good you look in that?
Kelly Robinson: Why, no...
Alexander Scott:
Well, if they do, smack 'em in the face real fast, because they're not your friend.

Man I love this show...<3