Friday, March 29, 2013

A Starry Night

when I save enough cookie money
I would spend it on
a day at the MoMA
staring at one particular painting
It's probably a cliché to say,
 "It's probably a cliché to love Van Gogh's Starry Night as much as I do."
I don't want (I think nobody does) to be a part of a fandom that is considered a dead metaphor
by most avant-garde intelligentsia,
this in itself is a cliché
March 30 is Vincent's (yes, we're on a first-name basis) 160th birthday.
Cover photos of Vincent's Starry Night popping up from cake artists' Facebook pages from around the globe reminded me of this painting's quality of being overrated.
...stating all these makes me a shameless sad cliché...
and I came to the conclusion that:
like everything else, loving a painting like Vincent's Starry Night
is relative
La Joconde is a cliché
Starry Night is a pilgrimage
...and I wouldn't mind (who am I to mind anyway?) even if I see reproductions (including mine) plastered everywhere...
...because somehow I (just) know that seeing Vincent's original wouldn't compare...
Happy 160th Birthday Vincent!
x charisma x

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pentatonix Cookie

I have 
a few extra cookies, from a recent order, lying around;
at least a couple of days before I start molding a miniature charter plane for a cake;
a Pentatonix obsession;
a LilaLoa cookie challenge;
and a need to paint.
It's a 2.5" cookie
no bigger than the palm of my hand
and I have this favorite Pentatonix photo (by Tim Cruz)
that obviously (avi-ously) would be impossible to fit
in a miniscule cookie.
Hence, the sketched background to mimic the entire photo.
(which I haven't done before when taking photos of cookies --> LilaLoa cookie challenge)
I am not a painter
and I am still waiting for that voice to be silenced.
Yes? Van Gogh?
inaudible voices, most of the time
create the most noise
and the most annoyance.
The reason why
audible (out-of-this-wold-amazing) voices
like Avi's, Kirstie's, Kevin's, Mitch's, and Scott's
are always a comfortingly welcome reprieve.
(and not to mention their sometimes tear-inducing-laughter tweets)
listen to them on Youtube, buy their albums, follow them on twitter, see them perform live
paint them on a cookie.
P.S.  Scott, your left foot makes the photo (by Tim Cruz) perfect.
Have a wonderful week!
and oh, I have a video for while I was painting this, will upload next time
x charisma x
link to video -->
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