Stab In The Art

{January 18, 2011}   Movies and Corsetry

A few days ago, I watched the 1945 movie, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Its such a lovely movie, and I was surprisedHurd_Hatfield_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer_cropped
to see a very young  Angela Lansbury (Murder She Wrote.) I haven’t seen the new Dorian Gray movie, yet, but I do like the original and the fact that you can imagine  how magical it would have been, as whenever they showed the picture, it was in colour, when the rest of the movie is in black and white. If you don’t know the story of Dorian Gray, you have led a sheltered life, and you need to be educated ASAP.tangled-movie-characters-03

Next awesome movie that I’ve seen lately is Tangled in 3D. I’d decided to go see this during the trailers to see Tron, when I was trying to convince my Boyfriend to see a 3D movie, and the trailer for Tangled was on, and we agreed that an animated movie would be a good idea. I’d see Despicable Me in 3D, and thought Animated movies seem to be more suited for 3D. So we went to the movies, forgetting that it was the school holidays, luckily there wasn’t many kids.
The movie itself was wonderful. It was funny, excellent graphics, a few mentions to art and crafts, and tiny ceramic Unicorns. Pascal, the chameleon was awesome, but all the main heroes were awesome. Also it was nice to finally watch a movie where the male was upfront and there was minimal sloppy kissing.


As for my creative side this week, I attempted to make a corset for the first time. I used this cute baby material in yellow with bees on it. I used two sets of instructions and mixed and matched to suit what I wanted.It worked out pretty well, except when I went to the Craft shop to get supplies, I decide to get some of that loopy lace stuff to use to thread the cord through. Unfortunately the only one I could find, I brought at $7 per metre I got home, sewed into my corset, finished it and then discovered that the loops were elastic, and would pull the next loop, so they were all deformed. Not to mention that the corset didn’t fit too well, and the next day I found the right lace stuff in another store. So that put a dampener on my sewing extravaganza.






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