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Day 51: These Days by Nico

10 Jul

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So after a lengthy (and extremely stressful) day, I am glad to be home and working on my own laptop.

Just a reminder: look out for a special blog post coming out in the next couple of days!!

Today I volunteered at Urban Craft Uprising, where I got some great swag and met some great people. I’m pleased to say the event was super fun, and it continues tomorrow as well. So if you get the chance, head to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and check out the awesomeness!

For my blogpost today, I bring you one of my favorite songs: “These Days” by Nico. I first heard this song in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), in a gorgeous scene involving two of the main characters in a moment of happiness. Even though the words of the song are kind of sad, the whole thing just makes me smile everytime I hear it.

The video that is paired with it is a stop-motion animated fan video that really puts a different perspective on the song. I think it’s adorable, and hopefully you do too!!

Enjoy “These Days” by Nico

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Day 50: Ode to sweet British lady

9 Jul

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So today was rough. But, because this blog is about optimism, I’ll spare you the details and head right into the blogpost!

I promise this is the last time I shamelessly advertise urban craft uprising, but it’s tomorrow. So come say hi and check it out! It’s awesome!

Anyways, today I bring you a short blog (mainly because my computer is out of commission… meaning I’m using my mum’s slow laptop)

Today I bring you an impromptu poem about a lady I met this morning.

Ode To A Sweet British Lady

I saw you this morning
About to be run over by a car
And as the red corvette ripped around the corner
You made angry-but-polite gestures.
I’ve never met you
But we shared a connection
As I stood on the street watching your near-demise.
You stopped me for a second
Told me your thoughts about driving
And what we should do about intersections
But instead of being mad at the near-death experience
You wear a smile to start your day right.
With a pat on my shoulder
And your British accent,
You say “Have a good day!”
And I know I’ll be okay
Because if you can wear a smile,
So can I

Remember, next week I’ve got a special blog post! Look forward to that!

Day 49: My Cardboard Life

8 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Just like yesterday, I said in my blogpost that I’d mention more information about URBAN CRAFT UPRISING, so here it is

  • This saturday and sunday (July 10th & 11th) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
  • Free admission!
  • Come look at neat projects from cool indie artists from around the nation (including SchmancyCake SpyFigs & GingerMonkey Sock MonkeyUgly Babygo robot!, and many many more!)
  • Raffle, prizes, craft demos, and much more!

Come check it out! Also, I’ll be volunteering on the Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm! Come say hi to me!

Also, I will have a special blogpost coming up next week sometime, but it’s a surprise! Get excited. GET EXCITED. But not too excited.

Okay, so for today’s post I have two things

1. After posting the documentary yesterday, my mother requested that I mention at least something about a movie called Animals Are Beautiful People. Basically, the movie is a fake documentary about a lot of real and semi-fake animals. While it receives a lot of controversy for animal cruelty, it was something I laughed at as a child. Besides, the 70s were a different time.

Here’s a clip from it (one of my personal favorites)

2. Last week, I showed you one of my favorite webcomics (called “Johnny Wander”). Today, I bring you another webcomic that makes me smile.

My Cardboard Life tells the story of a small square of Cardboard named Colin and his friends Pauline (made of paper) and Polar Bear (made of cloth). Each day they get into antics with their other friends, like a ladies man band-aid, a sponge with foil life, and, of course, CARDBOARD CARL (or Colin’s dad).

The reason I like it so much is because it is a different kind of comic… Each panel is made up of paper, cardboard, cloth, socks, band-aids, leaves, and really anything to make it look like a little world. It’s imaginative and adorable!

Here’s one of my favorite comics of the past couple of days!

Click the picture to go check out more!!

Day 48: Anima Mundi

7 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

A couple of things before I get to my daily dose of optimism for you all.

First of all, I said in my blogpost that I’d mention more information aboutURBAN CRAFT UPRISING, so here it is

  • This saturday and sunday (July 10th & 11th) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
  • Free admission!
  • Come look at neat projects from cool indie artists from around the nation (including SchmancyCake SpyFigs & GingerMonkey Sock MonkeyUgly Babygo robot!, and many many more!)
  • Raffle, prizes, craft demos, and much more!

Come check it out! Also, I’ll be volunteering on the Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm! Come say hi to me!

Also, I will have a special blogpost coming up next week sometime, but it’s a surprise! Get excited. GET EXCITED. But not too excited.

Anyways, I bring  you one of the most gorgeous movies I’ve ever seen.

It’s called “Anima Mundi,” and it is a documentary of about 30 minutes of just animals. With the background music of a gorgeous orchestra organized by Philip Glass, the movie is amazing and inspiring.

So without further ado, I bring you “Anima Mundi” in 3 parts. Enjoy!

Day 47: Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie

6 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

Before I get to the actual content of this blog post, I’ve got a couple of things to point out!

First things first, I found out that WordPress.com made “Life As We Don’t Know It” the featured blog under the tag “optimism”! I appreciate all the support I’ve been getting for these past months and stuff. It’s been really neat seeing what people think of my project, and I’m glad you guys feel the same way! Check out the page here!

Second, I said in my blogpost yesterday that I’d mention more information about URBAN CRAFT UPRISING, so here it is

  • This saturday and sunday (July 10th & 11th) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
  • Free admission!
  • Come look at neat projects from cool indie artists from around the nation (including Schmancy, Cake Spy, Figs & Ginger, Monkey Sock Monkey, Ugly Baby, go robot!, and many many more!)
  • Raffle, prizes, craft demos, and much more!

Come check it out! Also, I’ll be volunteering on the Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm! Come say hi to me!

You can check out the Urban Craft Uprising website by clicking on the picture right underneath this.

Finally, I present you with my daily dose of optimism. Now, if you like TV and you watch it a lot, I’m guessing you’ve probably seen all those “Kindle” commercials… the ones where the girls are doing things all while laying on sheets.

They’re stop motion animated, and they feature clothing and other laundry day props to tell the story of a girl with the “Kindle”.

This is not the first example of great, laundry-stop-motion… in fact, many speculate that the “Kindle” ads are directly inspired by a beautiful music video by Oren Lavie for a song called “Her Morning Elegance”

The video is accompanied by a gorgeous song, and it always puts a smile on my face. So enjoy “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie

Day 46: Cake Spy

5 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So today I bring you one of my favorite Seattle artists! Her name is Jessie Oleson, and she is responsible for the most adorable cupcake drawings ever.

She has done work for tons of magazines, companies, and (more recently) festivals! But she is also in charge of a website called “Cake Spy,” where people review bakeries, cupcakes, and recipes, as well as perform “experiments” in the field of baking. It is friendly, amazing, and just adorable to look at!

Click the picture below to check out their website! It makes me so hungry that I can’t look at it too long!!

Also, check out her artwork at the URBAN CRAFT UPRISING (this saturday and sunday at the Seattle Center! There will be more information on this thing tomorrow :))