Saturday, 17 July 2010

Artists I admire/adore/am envious of pt. 1

Hello there!

I decided to start making blog posts about some of my favourite artists and why they are in my favourites list, starting from Jen Wang, who was actually the one to inspire this idea anyway. I definitely wanted to do a post about her, and then I decided I should make that a series of posts about different artists.

You'll ask, of course. Why do you want to dedicate a post to this Jen Wang lady?

Has it ever happened to you to be really, really fascinated by a work of art? Truly, utterly fascinated by it? In a way that makes you want to just stare at it and take in all the details and understand why it looks like this?

That's what Jen Wang's art does to me.

Yes, her art is beautiful. Her style is lovely, and she uses her techniques well.

But, at least to me, there's so much more in it.

A few days ago, I decided to have a look at her site again. I was just looking for eye-candy, but I ended up looking at everything she has uploaded there and sitting in the same way for about two hours. And I don't usually do that.

I was sucked into the world of her paintings, savouring the colours and the atmosphere, staring at her works, trying to see fully into them. Somehow, they manage to really move me. They manage to evoke my feelings in a very strong way, that not many artists get to achieve. I immediately want to discover all the details, to try to find a story behind it. I don't care if her paintings are in a website and not a museum, or if the style is cartoony. They seem more real to me than a lot of things in the real world. Or, rather, some of them do. Others just look like from another world.

I know that you might not feel like this - after all, each person sees and feels different things, especially when it comes to art - but you can't deny it, it's plain good art, isn't it?




All works of art in this blog posts (c) Jen Wang.

Monday, 5 July 2010

July already!

Hello wonderful people out there!

I'm sitting right outside my front door in Rhodes - the only place in the house I can connect to the net. It's slightly uncomfortable and quite hot, but I love the sun on my legs and the electric blue tiles. :)

So here you go, the Notes from the Toothfairy game, from yours truly, Elviella, because I love doing this thing.

On July...

...I like: so many things! the sun. the sea. just walking around. working! (more about this one later) not getting enough sleep but not being tired. lemon sorbet. Rhodes' old town. my hair growing longer. my hair becoming a tad more golden. sunny songs. the beach. doing stupid things in the beach. white t-shirts.

...I don't like: the hairs on my legs. and the pain necessary to get rid of them.

...I want you to know: that I think that I should seriously write more here and that I hope to do that.

...I've planned: a short comic! :D It's for a contest in 9 magazine, and I'm really into it now. It's about a librarian. And some other things.

...I want to say to someone special: Good God, I SO miss you, Sherlock. And you should speak louder in the phone, most of the times I can't hear half of the things you say.

(I really wanted to have a picture here but I haven't any pictures in my sister's computer! I do promise some in the next post. C: )

Okay, now I'll explain the "working" thing. As some of you already know, last summer I worked for some time in a hotel, in the kitchen. Good times, really! So this year me and my dearest cousin are repeating that and I've already worked 8 days. We are planning of getting pictures and writing about our work, so you'll learn more about that. Most important thing is, I'm having fun, and I really hope you are, too. :D