Favourites!

Howdy, folks! Well, I’m between paintings right now and have nothing better to do, so I thought I’d whip up this favourites page really quick as a way for people to get to know me better. This is different from the “Shit I Love” page, in that these are specific categories, the stuff you’d find on Facebook if I were to add you (which I won’t), and they are generally unwavering.

So here we go!

Favourite Bands & Musicians:
I have a Spotify playlist called Radio Sunshine, that so far 17 people subscribe to! So here’s a link to that if you wanna see what I’m really into. :o)

Favourite Movies:
– Frida
– The Hours
– The Wizard of Oz
– Pollock
– Rocky Horror Picture Show
– Ghostworld
– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
– Dirty Dancing
– American Beauty
– Carrie
– The Exorcist
– Tank Girl
– A Dirty Shame
– Pecker
– Wristcutters: A Love Story
– Winter Passing
– Romeo + Juliet
– Moulin Rouge
– The Last Unicorn
– Wall-e
– Grey Gardens
– Hackers
– Almost Famous
– Basquiat
– House of 1000 Corpses
– The Devil’s Rejects
We Are What We Are (awesome movie about cannibalism)
– the Hostel trilogy (even though the third one kinda sucked and actually I love Eli Roth so just, anything he’s done would be on this list)
– Inside Out (excellent movie on mental health)
The Collection (awesome gorefest/torture porn type movie that’s on Netflix)
– Grey Gardens
– Dope

Favourite Actors:
– Ed Harris
– Kevin Spacey
– Gary Oldman
– Johnny Knoxville (shut up)
– Samuel L. Jackson

I dunno the dudes are all mostly the same to me. *shrug*

Favourite Actresses:
– Cate Blanchett
– Kate Winslet
– Christina Ricci
– Drew Barrymore
– Nicole Kidman
– Meryl Streep
– Mary-Louise Parker
– Julianne Moore
– Kate Hudson (although I wish she’d do better movies…)
– Natalie Portman
– Anne Hathaway
– Zooey Deschanel
– Lizzy Caplan
– Judi Dench
– Fairuza Balk
– Angelina Jolie
– Melissa McCarthy
– Mila Kunis
– Amy Poehler
– Tina Fey
– Jennifer Lawrence
– Vivica A. Fox
– Leslie Jones
– Kathy Bates
– Tatiana Maslany
– Chloe Grace Moretz
– Ellen Page

Favourite TV Shows, Past and Present:
– Night Court
– The Golden Girls
– Weeds
– The Office
– Degrassi Jr. High, Degrassi High, Degrassi The Next Generation
– Mad Men
– Lost
– My So-Called Life
– Freaks and Geeks
– Big Love
– Gossip Girl
– 90210, past and present
– Battlestar Galactica
– Xena: Warrior Princess (no joke, I named my KID after Gabrielle. :oP)
– Oprah (actually, I have a love/hate thing going on with Oprah)
– Toddlers & Tiaras
– American Horror Story
– The Walking Dead
– Vikings
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Favourite Books:

Fiction:

– The World According to Garp by John Irving
– The Hours by Michael Cunningham
– White Oleander by Janet Fitch
– The Witching Hour, Lasher and Taltos all by Anne Rice
– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
– The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
– Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
– The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
– The Help by Kathryn Stockett
– A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
– The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Non-Fiction:

– Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan
– The Copywriter’s Bible by Alastair Crompton
– Soap, Sex and Cigarettes: A Cultural History of American Advertising by Juliann Sivulka
– The Mirror Makers by Stephen Fox
– Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
– AdCult USA by James B. Twitchell

Favourite Quotes:

“It’s okay, I have a Mustang! – Nicole Hughes

“I had no idea I was a city girl.” – Nicole Hughes

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” – Joan Didion

“Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.” – Jules Renard

“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.” – Russell Baker

“I don’t believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there’s one thing that’s dangerous for an artist, it’s precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it.” – Frederico Fellini

“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint.” – Frida Kahlo

“Advertising reflects the mores of society, but it does not influence them.” – David Ogilvy

“You gotta think about it like the first time you got laid. You gotta go: “Daddy, are you sure this is right?”” – Tank Girl

“I think I’ll be an old maid until I die. I’ll probably sit around with cats for the rest of my life. Whatever happens, I certainly won’t start to drink. But I do have what you call entrenched habits, and I’m not going to change them.” – Little Edie

“Will you shut up? It’s a goddamn beautiful day, shut up!” – Big Edie

Favourite Artists:
Truthfully, I don’t know a whole lot about art, even though I make it. But I like Frida Kahlo and I like Jackson Pollock and that’s pretty much it as far as famous people go. Oh and Mark Ryden. Also, Valery Milovic. (If you were to ever want to buy me a present, a Valery Milovic piece is the way to go.) Also, Banksy.

Favourite Foods:
– Macaroni & cheese
– BBQ’d steak & potatoes
– Peameal bacon & eggs
– Chicken-fried rice
– Beef & broccoli stir-fry
– Beef teriyaki
– Chicken kiev
– Kraft Dinner
– Corn Pops
– Havarti cheese
– Asparagus
– Broccoli with cheese sauce
– Raw peas out of the pod
– Mushrooms
– GOOD pizza (which I’ve yet to find in my area :o( )
– Green beans & butter
– Salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, chunks of cheddar or mozzarella cheese and romaine lettuce with Catalina “calorie-wise” dressing because it tastes exactly the same as the regular kind so you might as well…
– Potato & cheese pierogies, both the frozen kind and the homemade kind you get from flea markets
– Salmon steaks, pan-friend in olive oil

Favourite Restaurants:
– Stouffville Pizza (Stouffville, Ontario – best pizza outside of NYC)
Haugen’s BBQ (Manchester, Ontario – best ribs & fresh strawberry pie in THE WORLD)
– Good Eat (Stouffville, Ontario – best chinese food, period)

Favourite Colours:
– Pink & Turquoise
– Greens
– Black
– Shiny metallic anything!

Favourite Art Supplies:
– Americana acrylic paints
– Martha Stewart acrylic paints
– Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin)
– Golden Gel Medium (Matte)
– Weathered Wood Crackle Medium (DecoArt)
– Scrapbooking papers
– Spray bottle of plain water
– Scrapbooking fibers
– Thread
GLITTER
– Art Resin but it’s $$$ :o( :o( :o(
– Triple Thick Gloss Glaze varnish (DecoArt)