Monday, December 26, 2011
Today I witnessed two pretty amazing things about my fiancé: He's an amazing musician. Like good. Like really good! He plays bass and drums. It's so sexy! His band, Black Tara, are playing a gig tomorrow and I can't wait to hear and see them! The other thing, his mom has been really ill. :(. It's heartbreaking cause one feels helpless that they can't help. But my honey did the one thing that he is able to do: he gave his mother a blessing of health and comfort. it was such a touching thing to witness and am so grateful and blessed to be marrying a man who is worthy to do such things. It's been a really good holiday so far and can't wait to ring in the new year with my future husband. It's our first Christmas together and it's been perfect. His parents are excellent hosts, his mom super sweet. Shes an amazing gift wrapper, cook, singer, and relief society president. She has a huge heart. His sister is becoming my favorite. So funny! She introduced me to my new favorite, a chef named Nigella and also introduced me to strictly come dancing ;) It's been pretty low key but my favorite because of the time being spent with my new family.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I'm obsessed with Minjae Lee's styyyyyle! So good! These are the ones posted today on The Cool Hunter website.
Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work expresses a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you'd like to. It draws you in with its powerful colors, halting imagery and clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with brash, loud and aggressive.
The 19-year old artist is mainly self-taught and uses old-fashioned tools — such as markers, pens, crayons, acrylics — to create his illustrations. He has yet to break into commercial success, but as his style is developing and improving each time new images appear, we will likely see a lot of him in the future.
What characterizes his work overall is drama. The ethereal females that populate most of his work exude a dark, organic tension, and it seems that even the brightest marker colors do not quite manage to save them from some sort of looming peril. Or are we, the viewers, in fact, the ones who are in danger? Whatever the case, we are drawn in, interacting on an emotional level, surprised, looking for something.
Minjae Lee’s penchant for dramatic expression is clear also in the work of those he admires. His favorite photographer is the 55-year-old Japanese Hiroshi Nonami, whose women are equally capable of telling a dramatic, dark story. Not surprisingly, Lee’s favorite fashion designer is the king of runway drama, the Gibraltar-born, 49-year-old John Galliano.-Tuija Seipell Enjoy kittens! -m