of course i needed to inspect this snow; was it the good stuff, perfect for making snow people and snow balls, or was it the light dry fluffy stuff that just looks pretty? well, it was the yummy, wet, sticky type, perfect for all things constructed with snow. so i built a snow person, complete with carrot nose.
this is what it looked like outside my window at 7:30 am this morning. it brings back memories of living in the far north, but the good ones. the only thing that really puts a damper on all this is the knowledge that i have to drive on possible black ice roads to go to work. so completely not looking forward to that.
...but i finally watched metropolis. wow. the costumes in this film were pure decadence! definitely many erte inspired pieces, and such agile bodies. i loved the scene where the machine maria is dancing in the men's club wearing pasties, sequins, and a rhinestone in her belly button, and the long sequin dress with an even longer slit up the leg which she wore during the second scene at the club. brigitte helm, who portrayed maria, was so alive! the dance movements, the lowered lid during the machine maria scenes, the gusto she brought to the character, who needs vocals when one has such abilities!
one of the first things i noticed was the font used on the face of the clock, the way ones eye makes the missing connections. just fantastic! the graphic imagery used throughout is such fodder for ones imagination.
i understand now why my 20th century art professor waxed poetic about this film. ah, the golden age! but it also showed the dark underbelly of the gilded society. i could not help but see reflections of what was to come after the 1920's in germany. the flashes of things that reminded me so much of the holocaust; the stars on the doors of the inventors house, the line after line of marching workers, their shaved heads, the ghettos below ground, bared from the outside world. it's strange, sad somehow. i don't know, sometimes humanity is so predictable in its cruelties it pains me.
i jaunted over to the southern women's show yesterday, and quite unexpectedly ran across a most awesome booth. it was the clay flower people, nana's clay flowers, who i purchased an orchid and plant from several years ago!
this time i added two more orchids and a charming foxglove. the craftsmanship and tiny details of these 1/12th scale miniatures is breathtaking. luckily, i nabbed a business card, so when the dollhouse is in need of more flora i can contact them!