Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book

There's a fabulous new colouring book out now, it's The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by fashion designer Natasha Itzcovitz, which is created in the style of Iain R. Webb's Vogue Colouring Book. I love colouring. I have several adult colouring books and they are one of my favourite ways to relax and to let my creative side take over. Itzcovitz's book is a lovely addition to my collection and I know that I will thoroughly enjoy colouring in every single page. The illustrations are gorgeous!

This wonderful colouring book has 100 hand-drawn fashion illustrations that will surely spark the imagination of every budding fashionista out there. It's also great for us who love fashion, fantasy, or just love creative, beautiful things. It's a fun book and it's drawn with great detail, which just adds even more enjoyment. This book is a real treat!

Here are two of my pages that I've coloured in so far.

Natasha Itzcovitz, fashion designer and creator of this lovely colouring book, graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and draws upon her expert skills to create something truly enchanting. She has created a world of beautifully quirky outfits which follows fashion through the ages, from famous fashionistas, including Marie Antoinette and Jane Austen. She also puts the spotlight on hipster street styles and boho chic.

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is a great expression of Itzcovitz's creativity and I think that it will inspire the creativity of others. I know that it has done this for me. I look forward to seeing the book once I have coloured everything in. It will definitely be a keepsake for me.

The book can be purchased here.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are mine.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Film Spotlight: Fright Night

Eureka Entertainment has released Tom Holland’s directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook and a Special Dual-Format Edition will be released on 10th April 2017.

I have watched Fright Night a few times in the past, usually around Halloween, but until recently I hadn't seen it in quite a few years. It was so fun to revisit this classic once again! It's one of those films that you can see multiple times and it's still so entertaining. I love a good scary movie!

Fright Night stars Chris Sarandon as seductive vampire Jerry, alongside William Ragsdale as Charley, a teenaged neighbour who is frightened by what he sees next door. Charley knows Jerry's secret, but he can't get anyone to believe him. During Charley's quest to find help, he enlists the help of TV horror host Peter Vincent, played by Roddy McDowall. Peter Vincent has been known as the "Great Vampire Killer" during his movie career, so Charley imagines that Peter will have some insight into how to handle a real vampire. Charley's girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse) and his friend Evil Ed come along with him on his quest to save everyone from Jerry's bloodsucking ways.


* 4K digital restoration

* Original stereo PCM soundtrack and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options (on the Blu-ray)

* English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired

* You’re So Cool, Brewster! A new two-hour version of the definitive 2016 documentary on the making of Fright Night, focusing on the first film, created exclusively for this release

* What is Fright Night featurette, a 2016 video piece featuring cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* Tom Holland: Writing Horror, a 2016 video piece featuring interviews with Holland and his collaborators (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* Rowdy McDowall: From Apes to Bats, a 2016 video piece featuring archival footage of McDowall and cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY) | Fear Fest 2 2008 reunion panel featuring Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark and moderated by Rob Galluzzo (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* Shock Till You Drop Present Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek, a three-part video interview on the film (BLU-RAY ONLY) | The full electronic press kit, featuring extensive on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* Stills and memorabilia from Tom Holland’s personal collection (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* G-rated and R-rated theatrical trailers (BLU-RAY ONLY)

* PLUS: a booklet featuring a new essay by Craig Ian Mann (STEELBOOK EXCLUSIVE)

Check out the trailer here.

This is a fun film and it's one of my favourites. There's humor as well as good spooky fun to be found here. If you love a bit of classic horror, then this is the perfect one for a weekend movie night or any night!

Fright Night can be ordered here

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this film for review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Things That Light the Way

This past weekend I embraced two things that I love...taking pictures and sketching. If you have visited me here before, you'll know that I love sharing photos from my Wiltshire adventures and from anywhere else that I find myself roaming :) However, I don't usually share sketches or anything I've created. Never really thought to do so. Maybe I should share more of my creative hits and misses since creative expression is a big part of who I am. Hmmm. Watch this space.

Anyway, back to my point :) So, I had my trusty phone camera out on Saturday as hubby and I drove through the countryside as we did our errands. My camera on my phone isn't the best, but it's good enough to give the general idea of what I saw. Lol.

Here's a photo that I took of a tree along the roadside. A friend on Instagram remarked that the tree looks like a deer with his back turned to the road while he reads a book. I cracked up when I read her words because I immediately saw what she meant :) His antlers and head are so clear. I just think it's wild that I snapped this picture at exactly that moment as we drove by and it looks so much like a deer. And I'm in awe of her picture interpretation skills. Who knew that huge reading deer sit along the edges of Wiltshire roads? :)

As for my sketching, well before yesterday morning it had been a LONG time since I've sketched anything. I used to draw all of the time years ago, but that interest seems to have dried up, or maybe the urge to draw got pushed to the side due to everything else taking so much time. Well, this past week's stress shifted something within me and out of the blue I just picked up my sketch pad on Sunday morning and I let my pencil do what it wanted.

Below is the result.

I don't know exactly who this is, maybe it's kind of a self-portrait, maybe it's not. I'm jealous of her hair though. Lol. I have very curly hair, but I can never get it to look like this...perhaps this is a spiritual intention road map to how I want my hair to be in the future :) Or maybe it's not about me at all and this is just a character that sprung out of my mind and came through my pencil and her name is.....ummm, Ruby...yeah let's call her Ruby  ;-)  

Rediscovering my love of sketching was therapeutic and I'll definitely be keeping my pencil close by as I go forward. I'm going to make time for sketching here and there even if it's only for a few minutes. It never hurts to have more than a few things that bring you happiness. I'm grateful that I have photography and sketching to light the way!

Hey, maybe I'll draw some friends for Ruby....hmmm...maybe I will :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Evening Light

I took this photo yesterday evening. The sky was just so beautiful! Even though spring is still a few weeks away, this gorgeous sky made me think of warmer days. 

Have a great weekend!