Monday, September 6, 2010

Lisbeth Salander and Mermaid ...

Sorry to have been missing for two weeks.  Blame it on Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's books.

I'm not really a big fan of thriller and crime fictions, but enjoy them in movies!  (Weird right?)

So when "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie was released a few weeks ago in Australia, I went for it.  I had no idea I was in for some really disturbing scenes. Probably because of this, I still haven't made up my mind if I like or dislike the film. But one thing for sure, Lisbeth Salander had made a huge impression on me.

A week after the movie, I downloaded the ebook version and started reading it.  I wouldn't say it is well-written and while I still remembered most of the storyline from the movie, the plot remained riveting.  I actually had a hard time to tear myself away from it.

(Mind you that the original version was written in Swedish and the only Swedish word I know is IKEA.  Hmm ... not even sure if IKEA is a Swedish word?  So obviously, the one I read was an English translation from original.)

After the first one, naturally, I had to read the 2nd one - "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and I'm about to finish the 3rd one, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest".  Unfortunately, due to the untimely death of the author, there won't be any more of Salander's stories.  I can say that I'm already missing Lisbeth.

Aside from this fantastic distraction, I had several "crash and burn" experience with painting my girls.  As disheartened as it was, I accepted it as part of the learning process.  This also made me realize that I need some professional help.  Hence, I have joined Suzi Blu's Mixed Media Mermaids Online Workshop, which was highly recommended by fellow blogger & creative, Lisa.

Though the class is focused on mermaids and my girls are without fish tails ;) , I'm sure the workshop would help me greatly with my own drawing, painting and art making skills.

So hang in there, my fellow bloggers / creatives ... there will be new drawings & painting upload soon.

Til then, have a nice week ahead!


WrightStuff said...

Yay - hope you enjoy it. I certainly do! I learnt so much from Suzi, she's my art hero. Be great to compare notes...

Cameron said...

OOOOOO, I'm sooooo jealous!!!!!! I wanted to take that class sooooo badly!!!! ....but with computer troubles (no scanner, printer or sound) and a hopeful move to a new house in the works...just unable to commit right now!

Oh, James!! Can't wait to see what you do and learn and share!!!! Lucky Duck *mumble mumble* :0D

Y'know I love you! So proud of you! Can't wait!

KatW said...

It is so sad that the author died but lovely that not only he'll be remembered but that his characters are alive in people's thoughts.

The online mermaid workshop sounds intriguing fun - I'll follow your link to check it out. Our creative output does have its up & downs but its great that you've found a course to inspire you through.

Kat :-)