Monday, January 26, 2009

You’ll probably think I’m a big crybaby, but I wasn’t made for the gloomy California weather we’ve been having lately. I spent the better part of my weekend trying to keep warm at home (hiding from the rain), watching favorite films and experimenting with jewelry.

The highlight of the dvds I watched was Pedro Almodóvar's ‘Volver’ (2006). Such a good film. If you’ve never seen it I highly recommend you do. It’s filled with strong endearing female characters. Penélope Cruz does a brilliant job as the hero of the story, I love how feisty and feminine her role is. Also love the big hair and her lip-syncing to the Estrella Morente cover of Carlos Gardel's 1935 classic ‘Volver’.


ambika said...

Oh, I adore Almodovar. I have yet to see Volver but I'm sure I'll love it--as I do all of his movies.

gallon.blogg.se said...

the first photo was beautiful.

Certain Creatures said...

I really liked Volver too when i saw it!!
What a pretty pendant you made! Quite vintage looking :)

Gabbi said...

~I'm a big fan too dear Amibka :) Yeah, I'm sure you'll love it... hope your week is going well!

~Thank you dear gallon :) I love old battered books...

~It's a great film isn't it Francesca? Strong women are inspiring. Thank you for the compliment on the pendant. I'm preparing a small package for you as thank's for my mini-mouse :) I think by Monday it'll be on it's way! Hope you're having a nice week...xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Loooove your jewelry experiment, and that movie!


mothersvea said...

I really liked volver too. I went to see it at the cinema and there was 15 people there and 6 of them left!! Some people just don't get it!wierd..

Merylu said...

Hello Gabbi! Don't worry, I'm like you. I hate bad weather, too!
Your necklace, and your new jewelry too, are so beautiful and delicate! I love them!

Anyway, I saw Volver, and I liked it very much, even if the beginning of the movie filled me with anguish, and I didn't want to see the rest! But then I loved it!

Kisses dear Gabbi! =**

Gabbi said...

~Thank you dear CC, very pretty new profile photo! Hope you're having a great week...xoxo

~They left Mothersvea? Maybe it was too violent...? I'm glad you liked it though :)

~Thank you dearest Mary! I love your jewelry so it means a lot to hear you like my experiments. 'Volver' is sad and intense in the beginning isn't it. Almodóvar's films always shock me so I think I was prepared for the worst when I first saw it... :)

the asherette said...

i don't think that you are a crybaby but i bet you would not like the grey and wet days we have been having here in holland. i have not yet seen 'volver'- now i will have to:)
p.s. your jewelry is quite nice.

Gabbi said...

~But I think the tulips in the spring would make the rain worth it for me :) Thank you dear Asherette!xoxo


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