I'm really deeply offended by some remakes, but oddly enough - not others.
For example, I enjoyed the HECK out of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Maybe the reason I loved it was because I'd never seen the original series. I feel the same way about the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and probably for the same reason.
Here are a list of remakes which deeply offend me, and I think we should all show up and protest them.
- Wargames - SERIOUSLY??? YOU CANNOT REMAKE THIS MOVIE. IT EXISTED AT A MOMENT IN TIME WHICH WE CAN NEVER GO BACK TO. YOU MILLENNIALS DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THIS MOVIE EXISTED AND I MUST NOW SHUN YOU. Also, Matthew Broderick. If anyone re-makes Ferris Bueller's Day Off you will see me on the news.
- Overboard - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? IS SOMEONE SERIOUSLY GOING TO TRY TO GET ME TO BUY THAT THAT STORY CAN BE TOLD WITH ANYONE BUT GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSELL? These people should be shunned from society and set afloat on an iceberg covered with fire ants. No. Just No.
- Jumanji - WHY?
- The Birds - Remaking HITCHCOCK?? Why does that dark thought even cross anyone's mind? Is it prescription drugs? Ebola? What could drive a person to think that is an acceptable idea? Profane. It's profane. One clue on what a good idea this is is the director's name: Diederik Van Rooijen < what? No.
But really - you should see the Man from U.N.C.L.E. - it's fantastic. Sorry if anyone's head just came off.
Anyway, one of our Hope You Can Cling To challenges was to remake or renovate one of our older cards. I knew which one I wanted to do, because at the time, I really liked it and I wanted to see if I could like it with a different look. Specifically, not a BLUE look.
Here is the card I chose to renovate.
And here is the renovation.
For this one I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers to color the rose, and then I cut it out and popped it up over the others, instead of coloring the base layer like I did in the original.
I ended up with too bright a pink, and so I softened it with some all over yellow, and that gave it a fun coral glow.
The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings.
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I love this type of challenge just because it forces you out of your habits.
But that doesn't mean we should get all crazy and remake Hitchcock movies. That's crazy talk.
Hey - don't forget - we are doing a mini-retreat in Dallas the day before OnStage Live, so come join us for a day of stamping and fun. Register here- first come, first served, and space is limited.