Tag Archives: Pixar

Well, well, well…look who it is!

Hey guys…it’s been awhile. Do you remember who I am?

Life after graduation is so similar to life before graduation and yet so totally different. It’s hard to explain. I still live at home with my family and I’m still single. I don’t go to classes anymore, instead I go to a full-time job Monday – Friday. It’s a desk job. Yuck! I always did tell myself when I was growing up that I would NEVER work a desk job…and now look where I’ve ended up!

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I’m trying so desperately to hold on to my creativity but sometimes I feel like it’s slipping away, being drained out of me by this dull, everyday rut I feel so stuck in. To correct this, I have started an Art Adventure! You can follow me on my Adventure for Art blog to see my spectacularly blooming art adventure as I struggle to figure out my place in this world as an artist (I’ve only got 9 posts so far…maybe 10 by tonight, but I’m growing and I’m doing my best so let’s all support one another and be great together!)

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Look for me more frequently as I resume my blogging life. Hope to see you all around and thanks for your continued support (even in my hiatus!)

– Soleil

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Just, Right Now….

Sometimes I get teary when I realize that I’m almost 26 and the longest relationship I have ever had was six months.

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And that I have had a pretty lousy date/relationship record so far, including an obsessive controller, a liar, and a cheater.

Personally, I think it’s rather hard to find someone to actually be in a relationship with. I live in a very rural area so it’s not like there are many guys around to choose from. When I’m in my university classes, my classmates are always much younger than I am (the downfall of being a 25 year old college student).

All I’m asking for is someone who understands (and if they share it, that’s a bonus) my appreciation of art, writing, and history. Who will actually want to sit and watch the same shows and movies as me (yes, I’m the girl who still likes to go to Disney and other animated movies because they’re cute and I adore them and animation is what I want to do for a career, so it’s cool to see animation in action) and who accepts that reading tons of books is a very fun hobby for me. That I like to watch anime and BBC and that I’m a Whovian through and through (PS. My favorite Doctor to date is Matt Smith as Doctor 11)! That I enjoy Sherlock and think Benedict Cumberbatch is fantastic as the consulting detective (Martin Freeman is an excellent addition and they compliment each other very well, talent-wise). That I want to travel and find inspiration in new places for my art and writing (I truly believe an artist cannot survive creatively stuck in one place)! I mean, I don’t think I’m asking too much.

But sometimes…I’m just lonely and I’m getting awfully tired of waiting for Mr. Right.

Sincerely Yours,

Soleil

 

An “Inside Out” Rant

I saw Pixar‘s “Inside Out” today.

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Honestly, I feel like it could have been a whole lot better. It was the first Disney/Pixar movie I’ve ever watched, where I walked out of the theater thinking: “Well, this was okay. I should have just waited to see it on DVD”. That’s kind of a bummer.

I did like the art style, though, for the emotions. On close-ups of the emotions, especially of the ones who had hair, like Joy, Sadness, and Disgust, their hair seemed almost like it was drawn with a chalk-texture brush. I thought that was a really cool touch and a great way to add distinction.

What else….

Riley’s Joy is the only Joy in the movie who has a sort of glow around her all of the time. Mom and Dad’s Joy’s didn’t have this glow. I thought that was strange. Also, the emotions of Mom and Dad, looked similar to Mom and Dad, but Riley’s emotions looked nothing like her. Plus, Riley has a mix of male and female emotions, while Mom has all female emotions and Dad has all male emotions. What’s up with that? Does that mean Riley could be Bisexual later in life? Hm, that would be an interesting concept for Pixar to explore, but I doubt they would.

Actually, wouldn’t that be interesting if this little detail was developed further and Riley was Bisexual? Think of what that could open up. It could affect how the world views things, or it could seriously hurt Pixar. I like to think that people nowadays are more comfortable and accepting of this, but let’s face it, there are still those out there who have problems with people who are “differnt”. I think that’s such a shame. My viewpoint is that God put me on this earth to share and spread His love with everyone, no matter who they are. In the end, God is the Judge, not me.

Anyway, as I was saying, the movie was okay. I thought it could have been a lot better and I’m a bit disappointed. I got all hyped up from all of the great reviews and then I was completely let down. Like I said previously, that’s a bummer. Truly.

Look for my words again soon!

-Soleil