Archive for December, 2012

25
Dec
12

to kill a mockingbird, the 50th anniversarry

1962 poster

1962 poster

On Christmas day in 1962, “To kill a Mockingbird” opened to the movie going public. The film went on to receive incredible acclaim from both fans of the book as well as the press and international audiences! This is another one of those old classics that grows better with time. Gregory Peck never disappoints and is always amazing to watch on screen. This is another favorite in the Eaves home, and I hope that if you haven’t seen it, you’ll  give it a go. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

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24
Dec
12

Merry Christmas 2012

Nativity

Nativity

Thanks for all the requests, so I finally drew my own Christmas card this year… Thanks to photoshop for making it easier to accomplish something fun in a short amount of time. HAAA! Anyways, it has been a big year in our house and it has been a year full of blessings.

I so wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, and  special wishes to all of the proud men and women of the United States, Navy, Air force, Army, Marines, and Coast Guard both home and abroad for the incredible sacrifice you all make daily to keep our nation safe and to help all those in need in foreign countries.

Thanks to our heavenly Father for giving us the gift of his Son, born on this Christmas day. Merry Merry Christmas to all and Thanks for stopping by to visit here on the blog!

From my family to yours have a joyous and blessed day.

The Eaves Family

Santa praying to newborn Jesus

Santa praying to newborn Jesus

A classic painting of the Nativity

A classic painting of the Nativity

Christmas with the Servicemen and women

Christmas with the Servicemen and women

Christmas on board the USS Nimitz

Christmas on board the USS Nimitz

More with our armed forces

More with our armed forces

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

24
Dec
12

A new header

Thanks to the ever talented Jenny DeSalle for the new header!!!!!! what an awesome piece and I am so stoked you made this little gem…. Deanne McFarland made my last one and I love it so….Thank you Ladies for always making my page look so good!

Jenny's piece

Jenny’s piece

And Deanne's fabulous piece

And Deanne’s fabulous piece

22
Dec
12

The mummy, the 80th anniversarry

the original 1932 poster

the original 1932 poster

December the 22nd, 1932 and a new face of horror hits the big screen. Universal Pictures releases one of its monster masterpieces with the release of “the Mummy” Boris Karloff plays Imhotep, a mummified Egyptian who is accidentally resurrected in the early 1930’s by a group of archeologists. Imhotep reaps terror as he tries to resurrect his lost queen through the body of Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), a woman bearing a striking resemblance to the Princess. Death and unspeakable terror follow the unsuspecting humans as the Mummy attempts to raise the dead!!! The 30’s were the golden years for Universal Studios and the monsters that the studio created. Dracula, Frankenstein, and of coarse The Mummy. I love all of these films and especially anything that stars Boris Karloff. This is one creepy story and is masterfully played by the films incredible cast. The Makeup department really achieved it’s highest honors of the time with the work they did with Karloff. Tons of fun with this one. Happy 80th to Universal’s “The Mummy”.

Kaloff and Johann

Kaloff and Johann

Karloff in his mummy get up

Karloff in his mummy get up

A gorgeous close up

A gorgeous close up

the resurrected Karloff

the resurrected Karloff

More of Karloff and Johann

More of Karloff and Johann

Zita Johann

Zita Johann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21
Dec
12

it’s pin up friday with Gabby, Renee, Ashley, and Laura

Today is a different kind of pin up Friday because this one features new models presented in a vintage 1940’s format.   I came across a pile of these old magazine called Yank (as in Yankee) in an antique store about a year ago and was fascinated by this treasure trove of wartime memorabilia. The magazine ran through the length of the second World War and featured stories from the front, and about the men and women who served around the globe in WWII. Each issue featured a pinup page dedicated to a model or Hollywood starlet to help boost the moral of the troops. It was great fun to take some pix of my fav pinup models and retro-ize their pictures into cover stories for those old Yank magazines. this was a lot of fun to do and I so hope you enjoy them.

this is Renee (Missstake) from Tucson Arizona. Renee has a serious passion for anything pin up and so loves everything vintage!!! she is well on her way to becoming a household name in the genre and she has creating her own style.

This is Renee (Missstake) from Tucson Arizona. Renee has a serious passion for anything pin up and so loves everything vintage!!! she is well on her way to becoming a household name in the genre and she has creating her own very unique style. In addition to her modeling, Renee makes how to videos on youtube covering the subjects of hair styles and clothing.

This is Laura, AKA Anela Amaretto, Laura was one of the first models I shot with and I so love working with her. Laura's style is broad and diverse and she tackles every theme with such ease and elegance. On the side she runs her own company called beauty by laura and she is currently making the move from the bay area of California to her new digs in Austin Texas.

This is Laura, AKA Anela Amaretto, Laura was one of the first models I shot with and I so love working with her. Laura’s style is broad and diverse and she tackles every theme with such ease and elegance. On the side she runs her own company called beauty by Laura and she is currently making the move from the bay area of California to her new digs in Austin Texas.

This is Ashley Lindroth from San Diego California. Ashley is an extremely talented model with a very artistic style to her sense of pose and attitude. She has a wicked magic with how she works the camera and loves pinup without measure.

This is Ashley Lindroth from San Diego California. Ashley is an extremely talented model with a very artistic style to her sense of pose and attitude. She has a wicked magic with how she works the camera and loves pinup without measure.

More of Ashley, pictured here in the Yank pinup page format

More of Ashley, pictured here in the Yank pinup page format

This is Gabby French from Bakersfield CA. Gabby and I just did our first shoot last month and she was so much fun to work with!!! We did a military theme at the world famous Supply Sargent surplus store and got tons of fantastic pictures. Gabby is so good and so easy to work with. She is rather new to modeling but if you didn't know you wouldn't know! She is an artist in every sense of the word and I love her style and creativity!!!!

This is Gabby French from Bakersfield CA. Gabby and I just did our first shoot last month and she was so much fun to work with!!! We did a military theme at the world famous Supply Sargent surplus store and got tons of fantastic pictures. Gabby is so good and so easy to work with. She is rather new to modeling but if you didn’t know you wouldn’t know! She is an artist in every sense of the word and I love her style and creativity!!!!

21
Dec
12

snow white and the seven dwarfs, the 75th anniversary

poster

1937 poster

December the 21st, 1937 and the beginning of feature length animation begins. Of coarse this milestone of achievement was created by no other than Walt Disney. The film was a marvel to the movie going audiences and is considered a masterpiece by every standard today. I love this film, and with all the remastering and digital enhancements, I wonder what the movie really looked like on the big screen in 1937.

There are several background paintings and cells from Snow White hanging on the walls of the Animation building at the Walt Disney studios in Burbank, CA, and none of them are as vivid as the current crop of DVD and Blue Ray copies available today. I have an old VHS and Laser disc copies, and I actually prefer the older versions over the new. Regardless of how you see this film nothing changes the mastery of Disney, his staff of animators, and the invention of the multiplane camera system. There still is one of these incredible machines also on display at the Disney Studios in the Frank G. Wells building.

This is one incredible film; so hard to believe this wonder is 75 years old.

cell 1

cell 1

cell 2

cell 2

cell 3

cell 3

cell 4

cell 4

the UK poster, 1937

the UK poster, 1937

19
Dec
12

The Bridge on the river kwai, the 55th anniversary

poster

poster

I saw this one as a rerun in the drive-in when I was very young and I so remembered it when I was older and could get it on VHS. This movie is epic in every sense of the word and is one of my all time favorites. Now that DVD and BluRay have come along we can see these old classics in there full glory!!! This is another fun movie for a Saturday night. Sorry for the quick post but have to run, just enough time to mark the 55th Anniversary with an image and a trailer.

ENJOY!!!




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