“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Saturday, May 16TH, 2009
4:40 A.M.



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PHOTO HUNT 2009 THEMES


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As much as I would have loved to show you the before and after photos of our house painting...the project still remains unfinished! We have 6 shutters and a bit of eave/siding on the front of the house yet to do before it's complete. That would have been perfect for the week's prompt. Instead tho, I will show you a couple of projects that are done by Bud and me. [I've shown these two on my blog before tho.] The first one is a cardinal that I painted in watercolors. The 2nd one is a coyote sun worshiper [he's facing EAST] that Bud carved from wood and I painted and decorated.




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We had purchased advanced tickets to view the first showing of the theater release date of Angels and Demons. Another best seller from Dan Brown who gave us the Da Vinci Code. I once said I didn't read the book but Bud did. As soon as the movie started I realized I HAD read it. Goes to show you what an impact it made on my brain. LOL Okay, so I read both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons [in that order]. Most times I would state the popular fact that runs through our home when books are made into movies. As with The Da Vinci Code, the book was way better than the movie. BUT!!---Angels and Demons the movie is a thousand percent better than the book. Tho the movie is quite long [about two and a half hours give or take a few minutes], but, Ron Howard directed --his movies tend to run long....it follows the sequence of Brown's writing to a tee. And the visual effects helped me enjoy the movie more. Not to mention the sound and music. The Vatican is in danger, the Cardinals residing in the walled city are in danger also. It takes Robert Langdon [played by Tom Hanks] to help figure out the symbols, the code, the ILLUMINATI. Great flick! I'd give it an academy award nomination...yes indeed, a 4.5 out of 5 being the best. It tests faith. It unravels the Vatican's history. And if I were a Pope [HA!] I would not see the harm in having this movie released at all. I think it shows more than what the Catholics are given credit for these days...and brings on a strong, more positive approach than what people are saying. [I was raised with this faith, and I do know all the negatives that surround it these days...it's a shame.] But, truly it's worth seeing. Well worth seeing.


58 comments :

  1. I admired your painted and particulary the second one with the coyote! I enjoy watching about the indian culture. I red the two books but didn't still watch the film of Da Vinci Code. If I go to the cinema it will only to admire the prestation of Tom Hanks! I am a little tired with politic and religion now!! Have a beautiful weekend Annie!!!

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  2. i read the book a while ago, and seeing the movie version after, never quite lives up to my imagination... but a good book it was. so the movie should be too.

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  3. That coyote sun worshiper is interesting. :)

    I read both books too (in fact I read all his books) and I told myself I will read the book again this weekend before I watch the movie :D

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  4. the coyote sun worshiper is an arresting figure.

    i'm already excited to watch Angels & Demons. i think it opened in Manila theaters yesterday. thanks for the review.

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. wow what a nice piece of art work that is. I couldn't imagine myself carving one.

    happy weekend..

    Here’s my entry
    http://jennys-corner.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted-faces-at-aliwan.html
    http://jennytalks.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted.html

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  6. An artist couple. That's wonderful!

    And thanks for the visit...:)

    have a great weekend! :)

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  7. You are a talented pair.

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  8. You are so talented, and very creative.

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  9. So the house painting must be a 'piece of cake' then, seeing as you are both so talented.
    Love the bird painting; are they local to you these birds?

    Love Granny

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  10. Love your painted cardinal and the coyote!!
    I went to see Dustin Hoffman's Last Chance Harvey this week, it's my kind of movie :)
    Happy weekend, Hootin Anni!!

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  11. Great photos for this week - and LOVE the seal point siamese in your banner. I have one called Pyewacket. :)

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  12. We are thinking your painting and the painting of the wood carving show you are definitely using the "talents" given to you...
    Very lovely.

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  13. You are so creative and really talented.
    I read both books too, but I have not seen the movie yet.
    Happy weekend. /Randi

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  14. I love the paintings...I didn't know you were so talented...when you posted the picture, how did you put the watermark "hootin annie" on the picture...I wanted to add my name to my photos, so no one could copy them, but I can't figure it out....I have on photo elements something that say watermark, but I can't do it... usually it takes me a few months to figure some things out...LOL

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  15. It is lovely nice entry. Happy weekend Anni. Mine is posted.

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  16. I love that coyote,..... pretty talented, Bud is. You too for your handy painting.
    I almost chose an old pasttime,.... remember paint by number??
    Have a great weekend.

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  17. Lovely entry for the theme.

    Happy week-end, Anni!

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  18. You two are very talented. Thanks for sharing your work.

    I read and saw the movie for Da Vinci Code. I have not for the other I would like to though. Some day.....

    Here are my painted photos. Hope you'll have a look.

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  19. Those are great-looking frames and picture.

    We saw Angels and Demons last night. It is a wonderful movie...plot's easier to follow than DaVinci Code.

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  20. You two are SO talented! These are wonderful projects!

    I also appreciated the movie review - I haven't yet read the book (A & D) and was wondering whether to see the movie. But then, I can hardly ever resist Tom Hanks!

    Thanks for stopping by this morning!

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  21. Gosh, those are wonderful! You are both very talented!

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  22. The coyote is most interesting, but the cardinal is beautiful. Few realize how difficult the water color medium is.

    http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your art works! And for the movies...I have read both books too...and I agree with you the Da Vinci Code book is better than the movie...I still have to watch Angels and Demons...but I'm glad to read your review, now I am so looking forward to seeing it tomorrow! Ha!

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  24. Ill be seeing the movie next week on your recommendation, Anni.

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  25. wow! that is beautiful!!!

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  26. very nice photos for the theme.

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  27. Now aren't you and Bud just a couple of very talented people! I love the cardinal picture and the coyote.

    Brown does write compelling FICTION doesn't he. Haven't seen either movie and I've only read the Da Vinci Code. Guess I need to catch up.

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  28. you two are truly talented. thanks for sharing.

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  29. Anni,

    The cardinal and the coyote sun worshiper are both fantastic. You and Bud are both very talented people.

    As for Angels & Demons, I will pass on that one, but Dwight wouldn't miss it for the world. I didn't watch the DaVinci Code either.Glad you & Bud enjoyed it.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  30. Such talent! You are one gifted woman! Perfect for this theme!

    Hope you get your house finished soon!

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  31. great photos! Sorry that I have not visited in a while.I hope that you and your family have a Great Weekend.

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  32. Good to read your "thumb's up" re. Angels & Demons. One of my biggest pet peeves ... (is) when a movie producer decides to take liberties with the original book (for example) "The Notebook." After that particular skew, I'd decided never again to watch a movie if I'd first read and enjoyed the book. Now ....? Well, I'm all about second chances!
    Have a great weekend, Annie!

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  33. I was going to skip the movie. We've already caught Wolverine, and Start Trek. You've got me reconsidering.

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  34. Your painting is just lovely. You are one talented lady. I also love the coyote. Such fabulous treasures to have. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Wow, very artistic -- both Bud and you, Hootin' Anni! :)

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  36. Anxiously waiting to see the before and after painting pictures!

    I have no interest in reading these two books or seeing the movies, but Kristen treated herself last night, even though she hasn't been feeling good - she had bought a ticket in advance as well. I haven't heard from her yet this morning - she went to the later one, so probably is still sleeping!

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  37. I just knew you would highlight some of your work today! I completely forgot about any of MY stuff! I'm still so anxious to be sharing things I found on my trip!

    I read both of Dan Brown's books - and enjoyed them for the novels they are. Of course, you know... I've not interest in the movies! Glad you enjoyed it though!

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  38. Wow, is all I got to say. Great job!

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  39. Aloha Anni,
    Wow..you're such a beautiful artist. You & Bud must really enjoy painting..it shows!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    http://upcountrysmiles.com
    Cindy O in Hawaii:)

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  40. You both are so talented.

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  41. Great photohunt!

    I enjoyed the movie too~ especially since I am headed to Rome in 2 days! I'll post pictures along the way.

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  42. I'm sorry I'm so late visiting.
    I love your entries. I wish I had half your talent.
    Thanks for dropping by.

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  43. WOW wish I could paint like that! Lovely.

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  44. Both pictures are beautiful and you both have wonderful talent! About the movie, I want to see but not sure if we will get to before hubby deploys overseas for 6 months, so it might end up a rental at the redbox! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  45. These are lovely... another blogger with loads of talent. I am turning bright shades of green here.
    Mine is up here.

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  46. Can't wait to see it. Enjoyed the DaVinci Code and typically like Ron Howard stuff! D

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  47. Very talented, I love the coyote! I haven't read either of the books but I have seen The Da Vinci Code and I loved it! My type of movie, dying to see Angels & Demons. Didn't read the complete review because I was afraid of any spoilers ;-)

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  48. Lovely work. Have a nice weekend.

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  49. I read both book too and thought they were good, but was very surprised by just how popular they became. I enjoyed them and I would read Browns new book when it comes out.

    The Da Vinci Code movie was also alright, but I was astounded by both its controversy and its success.

    They were light thrillers, people.

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  50. Both books and movies were and are interesting as long as we understand they are fiction. The problem comes because parts of what he writes are related to things that are true but are just enough off to make them false.

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  51. that looked like it took a lot of work! Great job!

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  52. Gday Dear Anni,
    Wow you painted the red Cardinal. beautiful, and I remember the carving Two very talented people..
    AS for the movie, I dont think its my kind of movie..each too there own..have a great day.. Jen

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  53. Nice work. Looks like you are a creative pair! BTW, I love the E.Bombeck quote in your comment boX.

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  54. Great work Anni! You are a talented couple!

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  55. Wow Anni! These are terrrific! You two are so talented! Great job for painted. Thanks for dropping by for a visit. Always appreciate my Photo Hunter Friends.

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  56. my, you're a couple of creative people:) btw, i've seen the angels and demons movie too and i'm quite curious why news said that Vatican tried to delay its showing. It's a very good movie and people would understand more about the religion's history.

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  57. Lovely painted pieces Anni! :)

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  58. Those are beautiful works of art. You're both so creative.

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