I have changed my first photos in my Etsy store to have coloured backgrounds. I wanted to have more colour in the pictures because the white tends to look kind of grey. I have a peachy-creamsicle colour, an aqua, a green, and a lavender-ish purple.
We made sheets of each colour by taking a transparent sheet and taping over metallic cardstock in a coordinating colour. That gives a sort of frosty look with a sheen underneath. I'm very happy with the colours themselves, but I don't think I'm using the right colour in every picture, necessarily. Looking at the pictures I've taken, I see I should use less purple and more aqua :) What do you think of the non-white backgrounds? Honest opinions only, please, and if you don't want to be honest publicly, please email me :)
We watched Tideland today. It's a movie directed by Terry Gilliam and of course it's freaky in a Terry Gilliam kind of way. It's good but weird, unspeakably sad, disturbing, and grotesque all at the same time. The movie is about a young girl who's maybe 6 or 8; the things that happen to her are pretty bad, but the movie spends quite a lot of time in her head. The fantasies of a 6 or 8-year-old girl can be weird.... and hers certainly are. In many ways hers are much older than she is, making the film even more disturbing. This movie is apparently based on a book by Mitch Cullin, and I'd definitely like to read that along with the other books in the "Texas trilogy". We'd recommend this movie for adults only and only if you appreciate weird in all of its glory. Children should definitely NOT see this movie.
My pain has not yet completely subsided which is driving me crazy. My sternum is starting to hurt less, but it's still hurting. Sigh. My apologies for whining about it, but it's not usually this noticeable for this long.