Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Miss "P"'s Flick Pick!

Well, I'm Waaay behind on Posts..dolls...e-mails and posting awards, as I have been spending long hours driving to and from the hospital and spending 4-5 hours a day there with my dear Mum who suffered a brain hemmorrage right after Christmas.

They don't know what caused it.... was it the 48 hours of "A Christmas Story"????? We don't know. The hemmorrage sits in front of her speech center so she can only say a few words,.. but on a happier note, she is getting Slowly better, but I'm still with her much of the time, which needless to say is not condusive to creativity!


I recently ran across a great movie that I thought I would share with you. It's called "Hogfather", by Terry Pratchett. I have many of his art books,... they are worth a look if your not familiar with him.. , I didn't know they had made this into a movie until recently.

If your a big fan of fantasy movies, Harry Potter, Spiderwick, etc....I,... we,... Me and Miss "P"... highly recommend you check it out. I rented it from netflix, then purchased it on Amazon as it was under $10.00. ( I now play a 48 hours of the Hogfather)

Three hours of dark humour, wizards and unusual characters and sets that I found to be magically inspirering... (The only annoying thing is Mr Tea Times voice, which sounds strangely just like Johnny Depps voice in Willy Wonka)! ( Miss "P" adores Johhny Depp by the way)..

If I owe you an e-mail or haven't posted an award from you, forgive me for my delay. I will get to them as soon as I wade through my pile of undone stuff!

Thanks to all of you who have sent me and my Mum your kind thoughts during this ordeal, it's very much apprieciated!!!

I've sent the fairygodmum to bless all of you!

Happy Hauntings, Gail


adelesspookyart said...

Sending Healing Hugs your way...for you and your Mom....~adele~

Stepping off the edge said...

As with you, I am very behind in all sorts of things~ but I am happy to hear your mum is doing better! I did mnage to post you so keep your eyes out! (something to keep you even busier! ha ha) Me - I am off to Amazon - Always on the look out for a new movie! Thank You Miss P!!

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Awwww Gail....sending both you and your Mum lots and lots of positive healing juju and enchanted hugs! I'm happy to hear she is slowly getting better!

(That dang 48 hour "A Christmas Story" marathon!!!!!!!!)

But hey....being buried under piles and piles of undone stuff is my standard operating proceedure! (I wouldn't know what to do if I was caught up!) So don't sweat it girl...I'm sure everyone understands!

Thanks for the "flick pick' tip too! I'll check it out! Three hours of dark humour sounds lovely!

Enchanted Blessings,

Sonia said...

Blessed be the time that is spent together. Your Mum is a lucky lady to have a sweet daughter. It can be very mentally and physically exhausting both. Strength be with both both of you. With my Dad, he and I would do silly things at the hospital to make the visit memorable for us with some laughter and for the poor staff who needed a laugh also.


Sonia ;)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Gail, I'm glad to hear that mum is slowly getting better! I wish you and your family happy blessings and hugs! Thanks for the tip on the Movie, I will have to check it out...I'm a big fan of Harry Potter and the Studio is getting upset with me because I play it over & over again! LOL Tell Miss "P" that I got her message and it didn't go to the maildemon! Giggling! Be well my friend and no worries! Cheers!!!

alimaky_woodedwoods said...

Thank you for keeping us updated Gail, we all love and wish you well.
Lots of Hugs!

Carrie said...

Hoping your mom is much better soon

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

We send you and your mum our fairy best wishes to get well again !
My Hogfather DVD has a different cover, so folks if you order it, don´t worry it´s the same film !
I also recommend "Gormenghast" a strange UK fairytale with great costumes !!! and humor.Gail you and Miss P. would like that too !!!
fairy hugs, Silke & Liesl

The Whimsical Goblin said...

I will have to get and watch it, thank you for the recommendation.

Also I hope that your mother gets better.

Zoya said...

Sending all healing thoughts and well witches your way. My husband lost both grandparents and his father to brain anuerisms so I understand how suddenly it can come on.

Terry Pratchett rocks! I have every one of his books ( in the disc world series) and was totaly unaware The Hogfather was made into a movie! Thanks for the tip!


idrawpix said...

Awww... Gail, time is too finite and there is never enough. Wishing your Mother continued recovery.

Pattee said...

I hope your mom is doing better and better....
It's very hard to have this happen... turns your world upside down so to speak.

I wanted to tell you I purchased one of your sweeties form zazzle and I love her!

I miss you Gail!

3rdEyeMuse said...

you are understandably quite busy ... good that you are able to spend as much time with your mum as you are - wishing her a speedier & fuller-er recovery.

thanks for the movie rec. :)

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

Hope your Mum gets well soon!!

Take care,

Gail Lackey said...

yes..do check out the movie as well as any of terry's art books they are filled with creativity and imagination.
Also, thanks Silke for mentioning Gormengast.. a very dark movie filled with incredible costuming and sets..very inspirational!!
hugs, Gail

Debb said...

Sorry to hear about your mom hope
she recovers soon.On doll street we are doing a challage of the Hogfather .I'm doing death as santa claus, coming alone pretty good. I have to go rent the movie.
I love your work.
love Debb

Micki said...

So sorry to hear about your mum, my thoughts are with you!

On another note if you didn't already know, then terry pratchett's 'The colour of magic' is also on dvd and is a great watch too.

Micki x

Mealy Monster Land said...

glad to read your mum is getting better.
gotta watch that movie. looks like fun! thanks for the recommendation.

Rosanna said...

Hi Gail,
You and your mum continue to be in my prayers. Thanks for taking time out to tell us about the movie. I love this genre and can't wait to get a hold of it.

Big healing hugs,

Terrielee said...

Hello Gail,
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum. She is so lucky to have you near. Please take good care as you travel to and fro...
Warmest wishes for you and your Mum and your family!
p.s. Thank you for the movie tip... Your dolls are out of this world! I *love* them!

Anonymous said...

That is a great movie. Friends of ours heard we liked it and got us the dvd for Christmas.

Sending good wishes to you and your Mom.

julietk said...

Great dvd but not as great as the book. Some things Terry Pratchett writes just don't transfer into film as good as they are in your head.By the way mr tea-times portrayal was the only one I though wasn't up to scratch.

Lea said...

Hope your mom is doing better... and good thoughts to you too! Moms... so precious...

Thanks for the movie tip, don't know how I missed this one, but just added it to my queue...