Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm off...


I watched The Red Balloon last night for the first time since I was a kid, back when I think they used to play it on PBS. Such a visually delightful little film. The short scene where the boy wanders through an outdoor market full of random curiosities had me dreaming of Paris flea markets... one day, sigh... and this scene is just the sweetest:



Combined with the fact that I'm about to head off for a weekend of beach camping, the scene at the end when all the colorful balloons come to carry the boy off reminded me of Diana's surprise giveaway over at her wonderful blog our.city.lights.

The other day I left a comment on the
interview post she did with the talented Naomi Rose about her polaroid photography and the next thing I knew, I was one of 10 lucky winners to be able to chose one of these awesome polaroids to receive a free print of! It was a tough decision but in the end I went with this one and I can't wait for it to arrive. It also makes me want to go pick up a package of colorful balloons to take down to Santa Cruz with us :)

Speaking of which,
The Duck is packed and ready to go so have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to the beach!

{image via BitsofBeauty's flickr}

13 comments:

Diana said...

congrats! naomi is sending it from the UK, so i hope it arrives soon!

i love that movie!

Manja said...

Have fun on your trip! I hope you'll share some pictures :)

Caroline said...

i just watched that little clip you posted and it is simply adorable! i'm very excited about checking out the movie in full length now!

:)

elena-lu said...

dude you're having the weekend i just posted im dreaming about! crazy! have fun for me!!!
oh and bring back pics for us :)

Naomi Rose said...

aw, it's on it's way lovely, they're all flying off to all the corners of the world! It's so exciting! x

bijouxdejais said...

Oh my goodness, I just saw this again myself lately! What a beautiful little film. Enjoy the Duck!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

oOooo have fun at the beach! Lovely polaroid, I want to play with balloons on the beach, that would be interesting!

jess s//

Andrea said...

The film looks very sweet if this clip is anything to go by. I'll have to investigate it. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Swirlyarts said...

I watched the film for the first time last year and it is a wonderful film. I must get my own copy of it! Don't watch the remake - it's awful!

Caroline said...

Beach camping sounds wonderful! Have a great time, Missa.

StickyKitten said...

Have fun camping!! I am going camping myself at the end of the month! Beach camping sounds so mysterious and fun. Have a good time!

Alexa said...

Polaroids and a weekend at the beach...that sounds just about perfect.

Liz said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend! Have fun Missa.