Today I went traipsing through the pouring rain to buy myself a frame for the batik that Mariya so kindly made me. Take a look:
My wall doesn't look so empty any more! I couldn't place the frame very centrally on my wall because I'm not alowed to put any nails in, so I had to work with the nails that are already in the wall. It's so pretty (the batik, I mean, not the frame)! It's based on Kimono patterns and xxxHolic; the rich colours are certainly very Yuuko, as are the butterflies now I come to think of it. Anway, what I mean to say is THANK YOU MARIYA <3
I had wanted a white frame, but this was the lightest colour (and weight) that I could find in Habitat; it was either this or beech or black (I don't like black outlines on pictures at the moment, I don't know why, I think it may be fashion). Also, annoyingly, Habitat only have paper bags, which is cool and all (and they can be recycled), but completely useless in heavy rain. By the time I'd reached the tube station (maybe 3 minutes walk from the shop) the bag had fallen apart! I had to carry it the rest of the way home under my arm.
I also went to Waterstones and bought myself a copy of Master and Margarita. The girls at the till were very enthusiastic about the book when I was buying it, so it bodes well that this will be a good read.
I'm watching The Sixth Sense at the moment. I've never seen it before. It's quite scary. I can't help thinking that this is what it must have been like for a poor young Watanuki, only without anybody to help him.
Comment from: Mariya [Visitor]
Yes, don’t worry about using tape, it should help it the fabric begins to crease.
I agree about the scary part in 6th sense. I was so surprised at the end! The red colour appears every time there’s a ghost present, I believe. There is also a scene whe it seems like the “ghost” of Bruce Willis is talking to the mother, when they are sitting in the armchairs, but if you look again, you’ll see that they are not talking, so she was just sitting there. Have you seen Suicide Club - a wonderful & truly messed up movie. One of my favourites!
I also foung the book “Ringu” in Russian and it was really scary (until the end when you realize what happened & why) and this is considering that I read it at the office. It also explained a lot of things about the movie, which took some mystery out of it, making it less scary.
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Wow, I do feel special! My bedroom looks so much better with it up on the wall! I didn’t actually attach it in the back, I just kind of put the batik in the frame, and then put the backing paper and the back of the frame on top; it seemed to work (and that way I can put it in a new frame if I fancy a change of style).
I started Master and Margarita today at lunch. I’m on chapter 2 now; it’s quite interesting so far. Don’t worry, I read slow.
I don’t think I got any clues when I watched The Sixth Sense; I was so surprised by the twist at the end. I think I was too busy being scared to spot anything.
Comment from: Mariya [Visitor]
Yay for framed art! Don’t worry, the frame looks good and what’s inside doesn’t look bad either ^__^…it’s one of my more complicated works - it took 3 steps instead of the usual 2 - I did the designs in white first, then the colors (this is where I would usually stop) and finally a layer of black - blue - purple. I think I may have about 10 works in total that I used this whole process on. Don’t you feel special now! ;) How did you attach it in the back? I use whatever tape I can find in my desk, but packing tape works very well if you want a more permanent bond.
I liked Sixth Sense too when I saw it. It’s one of my mom’s favourite movies. But I didn’t get a lot of the clues until I saw the director’s commentary. Did you get the “red color” hints?
Have you started Master & Margarita yet? if not, wait for me!! I’ll try to find the Russian version at home and we can read it “together".
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