What a week! After a very nice ten days at my parents', they told my hubby and me, "Go on, you're going home, the kids can stay with us for a week, we'll drive them round next Monday."
Whew! So, we indulged in all the things we hadn't done in almost six years. Staying up until 1 AM, playing computer games, watching late night action movies, drawing and painting for hours, going out for dinner, then to see a movie. We spent a day in Cologne reminiscing on our student days - eating at the MAGNUS, kissing in the doorframe where I used to live (and where we first kissed), visiting the "English shop" and buying Tango, Aero peppermint and Boost bars, and going to the Cinedom to watch Inception.
First off: Great movie! It really kept your brain on its toes, so to speak, to stay ahead of all the twists and levels. In the end, we were able to witness that, apparently, we were smarter than the majority of moviegoers.
The movie was noticeably wrapping up. Leo DiCaprio is back home at the airport after the mission was successful, he waves happily to Michael Caine - - -
Lights on, Diana Ross from the loudspeakers.
Me and hubby exchanging a startled glance.
Three hundred and twenty other moviegoers also exchanging startled glances, then shrugging, picking up empty popcorn bags, and heading for the exits.
Hubby and me, and some twenty other people, staying in our seats, looking around uncertainly. No way. This was never the ending for that movie!
We finally went out, as the very last people in the cinema, to find some twelve to fifteen people standing around a guy who was talking to the cinema management on the phone, then finally told us to go back in so we could watch the remaining one and a half minutes (which held a rather cool twist, and of course finally showed Leo's children's faces, something I'd been waiting for for the entire length of the movie).
How thick can you be, or how well-conditioned, to just leave the cinema when the lights go on and Diana Ross plays?
Watercolour Tutorial Part 1: Materials [link]
Watercolour Tutorial Part 2: Painting Basics [link]
Watercolour Tutorial Part 3: Tricks of the Trade [link]
Not a watercolour tutorial [link]
Watercolour steps [link]
Chainmail tutorial [link]
NEW Photoshop tutorial [link]
OLD Photoshop tutorial [link]
My OLD Watercolour/Photoshop technique [link]
Pimp my sketch! (Parchment technique) [link]
COMMISSIONS: Mostly closed.
PRINTS: If you'd like something that's not in my Prints section here at dA, drop me an email!