Month: November 2014

It’s the Little Things…

Beauty and the Beat Pretty In Ink

I found a post via Twisted Sifter that I thought was very interesting.  An artist (Austin Light) took famous movie titles and removed one letter from the title.  He then sketched a graphic that represented the new title.  A couple of my favorites are above.  The first transformed Beauty and the Beast into Beauty and the Beat.  The second turned Pretty in Pink into Pretty in Ink.  I loved how just removing one letter from a word completely changed the meaning of the entire title, and the artist was able to capture it in a simple piece of artwork. The classic love story feel of Beauty and the Beast is transformed into a modern, fun break-dancing Belle.  Pretty In Pink takes a trinagulated love story and makes it into a badass chick who is about to take over the world.  These are just two of the examples that can be found in the rest of the post – link below.  Enjoy!




Ecard 1 Ecard 2

E-cards have always fascinated me.  In this day and age, communication has changed dramatically even in the last 15 years.  I never had a cell phone with me at all tines when I was in school.  Now everyone has a cell phone addiction.  Last week I lost my phone and had to go three days without it.  It was amazing how much I depended on it.  My calender, my contact lists (I quickly realized I do not know anyone’s phone number), and of course social media and games.  What would I do while standing in line at the grocery store if I can’t play Bejeweled?  Texting and email has become the main form of communication for this generation.  Even when people are in the next room, or better yet sitting next to you.  Even in the workplace, emails are much more common than a phone call.  But with all of this non-verbal communication, you lose so much in the message.  Being able to express our feelings has become very difficult.  This is where e-cards have become so popular.  The passive-aggressive way to tell someone how you really feel without actually having to talk to them.  Better yet, you can just post it on your Facebook page and let all of your friends wonder if it was meant for them.  I learned  lot the week my ohone was missing, and think maybe I should ‘lose it’ more often.