Superstar actor Johnny Depp has signed on to three new Disney projects, including the fourth instalment of the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the entertainment industry newspaper Variety confirmed today.
Along with the reprisal of off-beat pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp will star as the long-suffering Native American sidekick Tonto in a new version of the iconic Lone Ranger, produced by hit producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
If this wasn't enough for the 45-year-old actor, Depp will also play the Mad Hatter in director Tim Burton's adaptation of the classic Alice in Wonderland.
Whilst I'm not too excited about the fourth Pirates movie (I loved the first but the second was quite odd and the third even worse) and am really not up on the Lone Ranger, I am positively pumped to about the new Alice in Wonderland movie. I know some people weren't so into Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I love the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton combo. Huzzah!
Read more about it and the wonderful cast here... Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas... how will I wait until 2010?
When I arrived home (after running for the train and making it, yippee!) the only mail waiting for me was my copy of Peppermint and a flier for a new exhibit at an art gallery near my house. So much more satisfying than yesterdays mail which was a bill and a letter from the real estate agents saying we are having a house inspection tomorrow.
For the last little while I have been out in the sun doing some gardening, and am so pleased that it's warm and sunny.
Newly available in my etsy shop - two more patchwork pouches. Hooray for fabulous days! Now to work with some sewing for Hunter Gatherer.
My mum has a fabric stash large enough to make about 100 quilts so I said I'd take it and make her something with it... still pondering what though! It's about 25cm / 10 inches across... I think a cushion is jumping to mind right now. Maybe I will keep thinking.
In other news there is currently thunder loud enough that it set a car alarm off in the next street! You know when it does a huge BOOM and you can feel it shaking the windows. Yeah. I'm pleased that at least it's warm enough that during a storm that I can leave the window open and not be cold. Hopefully someone turns the car alarm off soon though...
This giraffe is available at my Dawanda shop. Have just been humming along with some wholesale stuff today, it's good to be busy! Am about to embark on a lasagne making adventure, yum.
These little guys are something I'm working on for a wholesale order, will keep you posted!
I'm jealous of those of you who live in South Australia, as Kate the lovely owner has some amazing things in the shop including Ovame skincare, Pippijoe fabrics, Kara Smith bags & Hollabee fabrics.
So if you're in the area...
Little Bird at Elliot
Shop 1/31 North Terrace
Port Elliot, South Australia
The only problem is that when it's warm I feel like having a siesta in the afternoon... bad for productivity.
Hope you're having a nice weekend (and all you Melbourners are enjoying the sun!)
These ones are available in my madeit store: pocketcarnival.madeit.com.au
Frankie magazine for publishing a little article about Pocket Carnival on their website (cheers Frankie!). You can see it here.
My immune system, for finally making me better.
No thanks to:
Me, for my terrible, awful, astonishingly bad record keeping throughout the last financial year, and now I am trying to do my tax and it's bad. Really bad.
My computer, for going so so slowly the last couple of days and possibly needing to be replaced (please no).
I had the my last drawing class on Thurs - I wasn't sure if I was going to go as I'm still not feeling quite 100% and I hadn't drawn anything, so on Thurs morning I sat down and did this little fox (version 2). I wanted it to have a bit more depth so I did some shading - the ink goes on brown if you use it thickly like with a pen, but is a lovely red when it's mixed with water.
Then at the class I tried some more colours...
I used black ink to draw the fox & the rabbit, then a bit of brown ink & blue watercolour to add depth for the shading (and some nice blue stripes on the rabbit). I'm pleased with how it turned out but sad the class is over!