Ok so its the afternoon of the day after…
Michael Jackson’s This Is It was worth the wait… what an extraordinary film. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how I’d feel… but it was incredible from start to finish. Not only did it show what a talent MJ continued to be; at 50 years old he was more than keeping up with all the young dancers and his voice was as powerful and moving as ever – but what a humble charming man he was. I have to admit both my daughter and I felt quite sober as we walked out – the amount of people who were involved in putting the show together, from around the world, the carefully selected dancers, singers musicians and crew, the set designers, the costume designers, the pyrotechnics, the incredible stage with its pop out reveals, the film sets for the screen at the back of the stage… the passion, such a shame that it didn’t happen… I’m so glad this film was made because it gives the people involved a chance for the world to see what they had been working so hard to produce – it was incredible. If you’ve not seen the film, do go before it comes off the screen.
After the cinema, my eldest daughter met me and we drove to Windsor… how beautiful the castle looked as we were driving in. Standing proud in the distance, a real fairytale castle. We went to Artique Gallery where people were oozing out of the door ways, laughing, smiling and holding their glasses of pink bubbly… yes, it was rude not to! So with our champagne in had we ventured in… Fabian Perez, tanned and smiling was like a honey pot to bees… everyone swarmed around him… we pretended we’d not noticed . The new collection of painting were incredible, dark, sultry and so beautiful. Having grown up in Buenos Aires with a father who owned night clubs and establishments where ladies of the night frequent, his paintings evoke the night side of life… the sexy, dramatic images of men and women… I was captivated by them all… Having said that, as an official Olympic 2012 artist, the two sporting pictures there were colourful and captured the essence of the game.
So having asked my daughter to prevent me from buying anything… I found myself in the buying mood… I think the law of attraction played it’s hand too… I had been sent an inivitation from the gallery and on the inside was a copy of a painting of a man adjusting his tie and who had a look in his eye as if something or someone had caught his eye… mmm… lovely. I looked for it in the gallery but couldn’t see it, then the art advisor came over to chat… I asked if it had been sold? No, there was no room for it in the gallery so they’d kept it in the back… out it came… oh my, it was just gorgeous… both my daughter and I were taken aback by its passion, it’s depth… and how handsome the study was… giggling, we knew we were being a bit naughty as we have some saving up to do for the big move to Brighton… but as we agreed it’s an investment – the other painting we have have gone up in value… ok ok.. we shouldn’t have… but we did… ok, I did! Hee hee… Fabian came over and personalised the back of the picture for us and made my daughters night by asking her if she’s an artist! Which she is – more on the film side now though… she was chuffed to bits So, the painting will be on tour with him for a few weeks and then we get it back! Oh where to put it! Oh, decisions, decision!
We went for a meal afterwards, it was lovely to chat one to one and throw some thoughts out there. To talk about whats important to us, and what is not. We sat by the window and saw many people walking passed dressed in fish net stockings and suspenders as The Rocky Horror Picture Show was at the theatre in Windsor… quite a surreal night all in all! As we walked back to the car we noticed a light on in one of the castle towers… we wondered if it was the Queen’s bathroom… and giggled imagining her asking Prince Philip to pass the soap… What a lovely night, to end a perfect day….
How was you day and evening? What made you laugh? I so love spending time with my loved ones, everyday is a precious day
Enjoy your Sunday!