Your Name, My Heart

Thought I would break up posts about my art and talk about some other beautiful art on my mind today…

 

Last night I went to see the Japanese Anime Film, “YOUR NAME”, and i feel like my heart is still beating fast from it. On top of being just a completely beautiful masterpiece of art and animation, the story line will make your heart race, your stomach jump – it was just so good.

And by the end I couldn’t help but think of a work of art I had the pleasure of seeing back in 2010.

It was a piece called “LURE” by the artist Beili Liu.  I remember seeing it in real life, as I walked by the empty room that took up half a city block, peering in the windows from the sidewalk at night.  It literally took my breath away.

In Beili Liu’s statement for the piece, she talked about how each red string has two disks representing that everyone has a soulmate in this world, even if you don’t know it.  You are not alone.

This is a theme in the story of YOUR NAME as well, and i found many similarities between them.  I hope it inspire you to go out and see it :

 

 

 

Fan Art Fridays – See I told you

Oh you thought I was kidding that I was going to bring back Fan Art Fridays, DIDNT YOU.

 

It’s ok, I didnt believe me either…

 

BUT here I am :)  It’s happening!

This Fan Art Friday is dedicated to: Lauren Graham.

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Now, if you’ve met me before then you probably heard me mention Gilmore Girls, or at the very least I quoted or referenced it (even if you didn’t notice).  There’s no easy way to explain exactly how I feel about this show, but let me use the show to help figure it out:

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I was the same age/grade as Rory when the show first aired – we grew up together.  And now I am the same age as Lorelai’s character when the show first started – and I can honestly say I love it, because I have always loved her character the most.

That being said, I didn’t know too much about the actress who played her (Lauren Graham) other than what I learned surrounding the show.  Very recently I downloaded the audiofile for Lauren’s most recent book “Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between” .  All i can say is that I am so glad I bought this book.  Lauren is just as vibrant, weird, crazy and inspiring as my favorite character, if not more so because she is incredibly real.   She talks to the reader/audience like we’re old friends, and she discusses her experience with Gilmore Girls in such a lovely way that it made me cry – several times.

That show got me through my twenties and the majority of my college and teenage years, and I am forever grateful for the writing and the characters who inspired me and helped me as I grew up.

Thank you Lauren Graham.

 

 

Also, P.S.

To further my point, my amazing team and I recently won first prize in Gilmore Girls Trivia

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Bringin it Back: FAN ART FRIDAYS

A few years ago I started doing Fan Art Fridays, and then just eventually gave up as I got busy and became uninterested.

Well, I decided to bring it back.  Partly because I’m drawing a lot again, and partly because I just REALLY wanted to do fan art for this duo:

I present Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean of the popular podcast All Killa No Thrilla

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Before you go ahead and start listening, you should know that this Podcast consists of two hilarious British Comedians talking about… Serial Killers.  Yep you heard me!  I have always had a fascination with Crime Shows and the like, so of course this was right up my alley.  But don’t worry, it’s not scary, sometimes it makes me slightly queasy but its mostly funny and entertaining (especially if you are familiar with British culture and know who Alan Partridge is Ha!)  A friend turned me on to it and I am obsessed, so i decided to do this lil number. I hope they like it :o)

 

 

 

The WONDER WOMAN Pose

I know I haven’t been submitting much lately, but I just finished a project I’m really excited about.  I think that it’s something that every woman (and human I guess ;) should know about to support building confidence and self-esteem.

Everyone deserves a chance to wield their golden lasso!

 

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It’s the MOOOOSSSST Wonderful TIIIIMMME….

Yeah yeah yeah …. I know it’s only the first week of November …

STOP PRETENDING – WE ALL KNOW YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS TOO!

Which means it’s that time of year to start planning ahead!

Christmas Cards and Illustrated Gifts!  Now until Mid-December!!!

No new Cards this year, but I am offering some old favorites – check out My Etsy page or email me at rachel.f.t.foss@gmail.com for more details!

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CRUSHING IT

I’m keepin’ it rolling – I want to try to post something at least once a week – trying to get my life back!

Here is a comic I drew back in April about our former long-term sub teacher at work, who I followed around gawking at for months.

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HELLO OLD FRIEND

Holy MOLY it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here. ITS BEEN NEARLY 5 MONTHS PEOPLE.

Why?  Various life events + no time + nothing to draw + too many commissions + my student spilling coffee on my computer and it being in the shop waiting for parts for 4 months.

BUT LOOK!  IM HERE!  IM BACK!  YAY!

I am hoping to get things going again regularly.  And guess what folks – I just turned 30!  Shit is gonna get real.

Im ready.

SO without further ado, let’s welcome each-other back with a new debut comic, the first comic of my 30’s :  I CAN DO ANYTHING.

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