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Tom Hanks Syndrome

18 Nov

I feel like this title sounds a lot more serious than any of this post really could be…

Today I watch like my 12th Tom Hanks Movie of the year.

Which really takes up the movie time between me watching “Scream Queens” and 80s Brat-pack movies.

So I found my well watched dvd of “Sleepless in Seattle” while I started to draw… and what I was really surprised with is how really charming Meg Ryan makes stalking look…

Like if you think about it, she was really stalking him. She flew across the country and watched him and his son playing on the beach.

He didn’t know who she was… like at all. He was just trying to chill with his son.

But anyways, she was charming and cute, and she peeled apples in a very unusual way… and it worked out for all of them.

And, all in all, the movie is still really cute.

So that is really nice.

One thing about the movie that is also super cute is the music.

My sister was like really concerned that I knew the lyrics to “A WInk and  Smile”… but I’m pretty sure it’s on a list of like the most adorable tunes of all time.

Thanks Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for being so super cute. I’m going to go watch Scream Queens now.

♥Lauren

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water

18 Aug

I am obsessed with water.

Maybe it’s because we’re in the middle of a drought that has lasted most of my life…

or maybe just because I like water.

Today’s doodle is an illustration for a water themed furniture exhibit:

I think it has a nice message about juicy strength.

♥Lauren

Sunshine, Bathrooms and Forever

17 Jan

I was debating on posting this… so I just bit the bullet and posted it anyways.

It isn’t any secret… I’m in my second week of being jobless.

Starting 2014 with nothing to do in the hours that I usually have filled with drawing weird details and drawings of fireplaces is kinda strange. Did you know that there is sunshine during those hours? Did you know that you can help and visit with a lot of people during these hours? Did you know you can exercise during those hours? And climb rocks and figure out what exactly you can be?  Being jobless for the first time since I was 17 is surreal to say the least, and I have of course been focused on finding it’s silver lining.

Honest to goodness I can say that I think watching “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” two days before I was unemployed was exactly what I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Now I’m not suggesting this is a movie for everyone to see, because I’m known to oversell things I like. And, I don’t know many people personally who can benefit from it’s message, unless they are willing to reflect on their own experiences with honesty and candor… But, I can say that for me, this movie was life changing. I haven’t found a person in actual life who could tell me more about what is about to happen in mine. Walter, to me was more than a fictional character who’s has an incredible imagination, and is charmingly awkward. His years of making others thoughts and rough work into beautiful printed completion was never truly appreciated for what it was, but he did it sometimes with glee sometimes with just need to get it done. I’m not saying that is word for word my existence. But I like that Walter was so dedicated to a job that he knew was going to be lost, and who can really appreciate that?

Well, Walter did. And I thank him for it.

Actually… my  work isn’t about reviewing movies… So, I need to move on.

I’m not going to focus on any of the past but I will say this with some joy…  I no longer have people asking how long my Doctor’s appointments should last– I no longer have anyone guilting me into not getting  annual check ups, or counting how many times I have gone to the bathroom. That I will simply not miss.

However working with a team you trust, is kind of amazing, I will never forget it or them. Those people know who they are.

But life moves on.

And then you watch Meg Ryan movies as you fill out job applications. Because she is a kindred spirit, like Drew Barrymore and Tina Fey. And then you notice things in movies you’ve seen a million times but never thought of before:

Don't you ever get nervous about forever?

I think Meg Ryan character’s must be the wisest of all characters :) And I made this on scratch paper with markers I found during “Sleepless in Seattle.”

And this time I thought about it… Why yes I do. FOREVER.  It’s natural, it’s infinite and at times it’s terrifying.

But when you have hope and goals maybe it isn’t so bad.  I hope to do something brilliant with my forever. And I’m working on it right now.

Lauren

Today in 30 Rock quotes

24 May

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Today’s 30 Rock quote is nearly a mirror convo to a discussion had between Christine and I. True story.

Time to study for the ARE.
-Lauren