Humpty Dumpty

Now for something completely different! In other words, I’m ready to move on from Beauty and the Beast. And what better way to do that than with something completely different. To do that I have chosen a nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. There are multiple theories of the meaning behind the humpty of the dumpty,of those, include a king, an engine, and of course, the egg.
So today I decided to redo the nursery rhyme using myself as the egg. I’m sure the people across the street were wondering what in the world I was doing as I took photos of myself falling off a wall. However, I’m not sure what they were thinking, because I wouldn’t look at them. I knew if I looked at them looking at me, I would run back inside and hide until they went away. Instead I forged on, and now I have these photos to show you.

Progess Report! These were the first photos that I had an idea of what I wanted to do, and it came out BETTER than what I thought, and I did it all relatively quickly. I got the idea, threw on a dress, walked ten feet down the street, took a few photos, then quickly edited them. Today I feel like I won the challenge, my challenge. Without further ado, here they are.

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Got an idea for what nursery rhyme I should do tomorrow? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

 

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Liebster Award!

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Yay! I’m super excited! Thank you to Romeo at Twenty for nominating me for this award. I have seen a few other bloggers nominated, and I´m thrilled to be jumping on the bandwagon!

So the rules for this competition are as follows

  • The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
  • Provide 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  • Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 more questions.

 

11 Facts about Me

1. I am an actor.

2. I do improv.

3. I work for a makeup company and a restaurant.

4. My life generally revolves around me working, but I’m trying to find more time for fun.

5. I am single, but currently in love.

6. My best friends give me butterflys when I think about them.

7. My best friend got married a couple weeks ago, and I had the honor of being the maid of honor.

8. In three months I will become an aunt and godmother, and I can’t wait.

9. I crochet on occasion. I’m not that good, but I’m trying to get better.

10. Recently I tried to figure out what I wanted from life, and what I learned is that I want to do an art project with every one I love.
11. I hate ketchup.

11 Questions from Romeo at Twenty

  1. If you could have any name in the world, what would it be?
    Awe, man, do I have to choose just ONE name? Well, then I guess I’d have to go with Rufus Rufagus. I just think that name really fits my personality.
  2. Beach-side or river-side?
    Umm….Beach side! Who would choose the river over the beach? I mean the beach has everything the river has and MORE. At least I think it does. I don’t spend that much time at the river, so hey, what do i know? But seriously, who would choose river over beach, besides Nessy?

3. Your favourite book becomes reality – which character are you, and who is your love interest?
Hermoine Granger, and I guess that means my love interest would be Ron.

4.Where do you see yourself in five years?
Is this question supposed to be realistic or fantastical? Hmm…Well I see myself traveling the world on my days off, acting on my other days, and creating the most amazing parties on the weekends.

5. You’re  stuck on an island with a box – what’s inside the box?
Why, I’m so glad you asked about that box! Inside the box popped out the person of my dreams, and they were uninterested of course! But they’re stuck with me on an island, so I think I’ll eventually win them over this time.

6. If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be?
There aren’t too many people I would trade places with, and I don’t think about it often. However,    I saw an issue of Vogue in the store today. Emma Stone was on the cover, and I remember feeling so envious of her. So I’m gonna go with Emma Stone.

7. Friends or family?
My friends are my family, so I shall go with family.

8. You have $100,000,000 to spend, and only 24 hours to do so… what do you spend it on?
I’d pay off all my debts. Buy an amazing car. Buy a bunch of plane tickets for the future. Take my friends out and donate the rest to someone or some charity.

9.   Do you regret your first kiss? No. Why, do you think I should?

10. Have you ever been in love?  YES. I have been, and I am now. I’m usually in a state of being in love with someone. In the words of Woody Allen from one of his movies. I’m a hopeless Romantic. I live in a constant state of denial. Today my heart is okay with it. Tomorrow it may break, but I’m usually always in love.

11. Is ignorance bliss?

Unfortunately, I believe it is.

And the 11 nominees for the liebster award are :

Musing and Boozing
Dragon Droppings
Pigspittle Ohio
missmoodygirl
Triumphant Wings
Raevenly Writes
Euphonic Charity
Thoughts of the Future Go Round in My Head
Prestonperfect
Mostly True Stories of F K Renae P
LUSH

11 questions for you

1. What are all of your hopes, dreams, and aspirations?
2. Tell me your secret wish?
3. Biggest Fear?
4. If you were having a slumber party and could invite anyone you wanted, past, present, and future included,  who all would you invite?
5. If you were having a tea party and had to invite three types of animals which animals would they be and why?
6. If you could ask me one thing, what would it be?
7. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday?
8. Quick, you have three hours until a meteor hits the earth, what do you do?
9. If you could change one thing in your life or world, what would it be?
10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
11. Where do you get your happy from?

 

 

 

 

 

Belle and the Beast: Celebrating the Duality of Us Creatures

I’ve been thinking today about what’s missing from my blog.

I think there’s something missing, perhaps the point of it all.

I’ve been thinking about why exactly beauty and the beast is stuck in my head. I mean the symbols are awesome, the rose, the teacup, the books, etc. etc. etc. I love the fact that it’s such an old fairy tale. And probably one of the ones that Disney didn’t change TOO much. ( I love disney eiher way tho) 

But there’s something missing. What is it, exactly? I had a conversation today with a fellow actor and artist, and he said something about how as an artist we should become more sensitive as we age, or at least more affected by people and things. However, some people become hardened. That made me think about Beauty and the Beast. The Beast has become hardened by life, whereas beautiful belle is still soft and caring. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about how Beauty and the Beast is almost a dichotomy of a person, how it could almost represent the duality of people. I know in the story there are actually two characters. It’s not Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, but in every person there is a soft vulnerable side and a more beastly side. I really wanted to do a photoshoot where I was both beauty and the beast, in a fashion similar to Dr. Jeckyll, Mr. Hyde, or a photoshoot were beauty IS the Beast, but I just haven’t had time. 

I’ve been trying to develop art based on my thoughts and life, related to beauty and the beast. The photos I was just working on you can’t even tell it was once based on that particular fairy tale. And maybe that is my point. I want to create, create, create! Like the greeks. Something new. Something original. Something old. Something collaborated. Hey, this sounds like a wedding. I want to create something from something, but something new. HAHA oh the paradox. 

And from all that, here are some photos. I don’t think I’m completely done with these, and I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. So, I’ve decided to post the different versions. I have a friend who always reminds me of Andy Warhol, and once when I was at his house posting pics onto facebook, I couldn’t decide between two versions of the same photo I had edited in two very different ways. I didn’t want to post the same pic twice, even tho they were radically different, due to the crazy photo editing I had done. He told me to post them both, because they weren’t the same. I had thought they were the same bc of the photo being the same, but he reminded that what I had turned them into had made them two very different art pieces altogether. The fact that these photos tonight look a little Warholish is solely a coincidence, by the way. 

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In the tale of Beauty and the Beast, Belle wanted a rose. That is what led her down the road to falling in love with a beast. But maybe the beast is just symbolic, symbolic for allowing ourselves to love. To love every part of ourselves, the beautiful and the beastly. For when we allow ourselves to truly love ourselves, the judgement and fear are released and we are free to be who we were always meant to be. And that, my friend, makes us beautiful.
Or maybe not. Maybe there was just a girl in love with the beauty of a rose. And then she got Stockholm syndrome.  

 

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The Rose: Beauty and the Beast Themes and Motifs

So, Since I’m dissecting Beauty and the Beast one photo at a time. Tonight’s photo is inspired from the Rose from Beauty and the Beast. And my photo is kind of, sort of,  supposed to look like an old book cover. However, I don’t actually have photoshop, and I’m also not an excerpt at turning my photos into what I want them to be. Plus,  I actually really like to give you the essence of something through a photo and not necessarily the realistic version of it. So the photo I have transcribed tonight reminds me of an old book cover, but feel free to comment and let me know what it reminds YOU of.

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Won’t you be my Neighbor?

OK, ok, I’m not really Mr. Rogers, but I figured I would try to do today’s prompt. Except I’m just gonna share four bloggers that I enjoy, not necessarily four that I just found.

 

 

First off is one of my best friends in the whole World. She just started a blog about her life, and it is quite a good read and entertaining: http://musingandboozing.wordpress.com/

>A photo Blog:http://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/return-of-the-hulk/

Another blog:
http://mostlytruestoriesofkrenaep.com/

And a reviews blog!http://charliekb.wordpress.com/

The beast

The last few days I’ve been posting stuff inspired from beauty and the beast. Welp, there are more things I want to explore and play with from beauty and the beast so I’m gonna keep going with it for now. Tonight’s photo is the beast itself! Image