Sunday, July 15, 2012

NICE REFLEXES

A few days ago me and my girlfriend Kate went to a sophisticated french restaurant to celebrate her birthday in style. Everything was going well. The food was superb and the wine was divine.  The topic of our conversation on the other hand was rather inadequate for the occasion. After starting a discussion on the film blade runner we ended up having a little bit of an argument.
                                                       KATE
             Well, it's obvious Deckard didn't 
             knew he was a replicant.
                           LEO
            How can you be so sure about it? The cops call
            the blade runner little people and then we cut to
            a shot of an Origami on the table. 
                              
                          
                             KATE
            Why would he have all these family 
            pictures on top of his piano? because he
            believed those were his family.                               
                                                                             
                                                 
  At that point I was running out of answers and Kate was actually right on that argument. I didn't want to feel like a loser so I kept pretending I was right.

                                                            LEO
             Can't you see it? Deckard was just afraid
             of accepting he was a replicant. 
                             KATE
              You are absolutely wrong, Leo.
                                                                     LEO
                 Shut up! What about the freaking unicorn?
   Enraged, I ended up accidentally bumping my right arm into the wine glass. 
 As it floated in the air towards other people's tables my adrenaline grew high and my heart pumped thousand times per second. Cold sweat run through my face.
 As fast as I could even notice my arm unconsciously lifted from the table and headed towards the wine glass in an insane speed.

               
So in a blink of an eye I incredibly grabbed the cup in mid air!
 The Cabernet on the cup, however, kept its momentum towards the table besides us.


Everything happened so fast that the couple on the table actually thought the wine had fallen from the ceiling. And that unfortunatelly led them to an inadequate occasion.
               

                              LADY
                So that's what you call a fancy date?


I decided to be quiet about it.I knew that wasn't the nicest thing to do but at least I grabbed the cup before it crashed over their heads... and besides you have to give me some credit for my nice reflexes. 

Shocked by what I had just accomplished I stared at the empty wine glass speechless.
 Kate was so enchanted by my skills that she even forgot about my terrible comments on Blade Runner.
 And that was the end of the argument and the start of a romantic dinner.
PS:  please if you read this post don't tell other people about my comments on Blade Runner. People might think I'm too stupid and that my ruin my career in story. :-)

"Grandmother, What big teeth you have got!"

A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in the fractured fairy tales show that happened at the WWA gallery.  Other amazing artists contributed with beautiful pieces so check it out if you have a chance. For this show the artists were asked to come up with ideas related to fairy tales. I was always fascinated by how the wolf eats the grandmother in Red riding hood. It was such a fantastical idea the fact he swallowed the whole lady and she actually survived without a scratch after the wolf's belly is open.


  title: "Grandmother, What big teeth you have got!"
  media: gouache
  size: 16'x 10'

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