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Categories: movies

Elsa & Anna did not disappoint. Beautiful & entertaining.
Although I was even more entertained by the birthday party of 20 little girls
in the two rows directly behind me… laughing, singing & gasping in all the right places.

And is it just me?…
but was anyone else anxiously waiting for one last refrain of “Let It Go” somewhere???
Nope… not even during the credits?!

Categories: inspiration, Mom, movie, movies

While hanging out in Lake Placid getting accustomed to the town, prepping, eating & relaxing… Chris and I decided to go see a matinee movie in town. Luckily the theater was playing the new “live action” version of THE LION KING. Of course I was excited as I love the original animated version. But don’t think that the symbolism was lost on me…

That the movie is all about losing a parent figure
and then needing to step up and make the best of yourself moving forward.
To discover who you are, grow and never forget who has passed before you.

Thanks Mom… I got the message!
Hakuna Matata!

Lion King

losing a parent

Hakuna Matata

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Categories: holiday, movies, music

A wonderful night kicking off the holidays with a movie double-feature holiday sing-a-long at the Music Box Theater. Two Christmas movie classics, buttery popcorn, plenty of caroling, ugly sweaters (not me) and even Santa leading the sing-a-long!!!

Oh yeah…. “White Christmas” and “It’s A Wonderful Life” in case you were wondering!

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Categories: movies, music, special events

Sure, I know I “should” be home setting up for tomorrow’s HOLIDAY HOME SHOW.

But how could I be expected to miss the midnight show at The Music Box Theater.
Especially when it’s a sing-along interactive version of “Little Shop Of Horrors”?!!!

Categories: movies

One of the few “Animated Short Films” I actually had the chance to see before tonight when it won an Oscar!!! How often does THAT happen??? Usually you’ve never even heard of the short films!!!

Click here to see the Academy Award-winning “Animated Short Film” on YouTube.

Categories: movies, mugs, process, production, studio, television, tools

I frequently get asked what my studio looks like…. well, here it is as I was working at my wedging table this afternoon. A lot of pegboard. A lot of tools. A lot of handles to be attached to mugs!!! And one of my favorites on the TV… any guesses?

 

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Categories: artists, movies

Remembering Debbie Reynolds with one of the best movie musical moments ever captured on film! She will be missed. This is not a “good morning, good morning to you, and you, and you, and you.”

Click here for the “Singing In The Rain” video slip on YouTube.

And let us not forget about her amazing stint as Grace’s Mom on “Will & Grace”.
Click here for a quick reminder of her brillianceand Karen’s too!

Her passing made even more sad & emotional as she leaves us just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Following her passing, Reynolds’s son, Todd Fisher, told Variety, “She wanted to be with Carrie.”

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Categories: movies

2016 has been quite the year for losing celebrities. And after an on-flight heart attack, we have lost another screen legend in Carrie Fisher. Best know for her portrayal of Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher was a well-versed actress and author. Another talent gone too soon.

Click here for Carrie Fisher’s “Five Best On-Screen Moments” according to US Weekly.
Although I do think they missed another screen gem in “Soapdish.”

Categories: artists, creativity, movies

This movie looks pretty incredible. The style, the process, the visuals.
Apparently it’s the first time ever using this film-making process. Think of it as a stop-action, clay-mation type movie… but using individual oil paintings instead of clay?!!! Amazing… and slightly crazy, right? I’ll definitely be “Van Gogh-ing” to see this one! Would be great at the Drive-In under some beautiful Starry, Starry Night.

Click here to see the trailer video of “Loving Vincent” on INSIDER’s videos.

Categories: holiday, movies, studio

A little Halloween Eve fun in the studio tonight. Working on my ornaments while resisting (slightly) the urge to break out into The Time Warp. And I’m not too proud to say it… I know all the words and I’m not afraid to sing along!!! So I did.