Photo TO Cartoon

Adding to my ‘freelance’ portfolio, I have begun converting photos to cartoon.

Great for gifts, avatars (like your website, FaceBook), anything!

USE OF PHOTOS AND CARTOON WITHOUT MY PERMISSION AND WITHOUT CREDIT IS FORBIDDEN! ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

If you are interested in purchasing one, click the link below to my email address.

shelly.odo91@gmail.com


  • $15 (head to shoulder) for 1 person
  • $10 per additional figures in photo
  • $5 additional per anything below shoulder
  • Plain backgrounds and clothing
  • Computer file delivery (printed and post cost extra)
  • Maximum of 2 revisions
  • Turn-around generally less than 3 days (including revisions).

Prince George is off to school

I’ve written about newly released photos of George (HERE) and the gorgeous Royal family photo (HERE), so it only makes sense for me to write about Prince George going off on his first day of nursery school/preschool. They were originally published on The British Monarchy Facebook page HERE.

If you haven’t seen the photos, here they are:

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Let’s hope the paparazzi leave him alone and he can have some sort of a normal childhood.

What do you think of the photos? Isn’t Prince George just the cutest!

Duke and Duchess Family Photo

So, the day I post a new photo of Prince George (HERE), the Palace releases a gorgeous family photo.

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In keeping with their tech-savvy subjects, it was on their official Facebook page (The British Monarchy) that they showed it off.

There are so many things I love in this picture.

  • Their clothes. Despite being royalty and heirs to the throne, the kids aren’t dressed over-the-top. George’s long socks are just darling, and you get a better look at his curling locks.
  • Kate looks happy. It doesn’t look like a forced smile, either.
  • William is looking adoringly at his son. Growing up as the heir, it must be hard for Will knowing the pressure that would be on his son, so it looks like he is making sure he has a fun and somewhat normal life.
  • Charlotte is growing up fast! She is smiling, and looking more like her mummy everyday.
  • It is a natural shot. Charlotte’s shoe is off, George’s toy train is at their feet, and it looks like they couldn’t get George to sit still.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the picture.

By George, I Think He’s Got It!

Cuteness, that is.

I wrote a post about Princess Charlotte – which you can read HERE – but this one is all about George.

Recent photos show the adorable Prince George riding in a car with his mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and his uncle Harry.

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As you can see, George is absolutely adorable, with his chubby little cheeks, itty-bitty fingers, and blonde hair that is starting to curl around his ears and forehead.

It is great to see how he has been brought up, with William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate, making it as ‘normal’ as possible. I read an article (link HERE) that talks about his grandmother Carole Middleton taking George to a local cafe, where he promptly ran around with his little toy plane, making ‘brrrrrr’ noises.

It is these kind of stories that give you hope for the future of the monarchy, and I just wanted to say my part and gush over this adorable little boy.

What do you think of little George? Can you see the resemblance to his daddy? Let me know in the comments below.

Independence Day: Resurgence – Trailer Review

Independence Day (1996), Speed (1994), Ransom (1996), these were my top favourite movies during my childhood. Even now I bring them out as often as I can.

So it is with my excitement – and trepidation – that I welcome the trailer for the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). Check it out below, and then we’ll chat!

Almost all my fears are gone. Not only do the visual effects look amazing, but it looks like it has an actual storyline.

I love that it’s a different Earth – they have learned from the remaining alien technology and employed it for their defence. So what happens when the aliens return and they’ve ramped-up their defences too?

A lot of the original cast are coming back (Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch), and they are mixed with a new breed (Liam Hemsworth, Joey King, and, I don’t know how much he’ll be seen, but Hays Wellford is also listed, who I recently saw in Cop Car and wrote a review here).

Of course one absence is Will Smith. For some reason he has declined to participate and the official Independence Day: Resurgence website WarOf1996.com records that his character died in 2007.

From what I have seen, I think this movie has what it takes to be a successful sequel. Many have tried and failed, so only time will tell if I’m right.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing it on the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.

Golden Globe Awards 2016

*UPDATE – winners added to list*

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The 2016 Golden Globe Award Nominations have just been announced.

Check out the list of nominees below and see if you agree with my predictions.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Nominees: Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight.

My Prediction: I haven’t seen any of these, and don’t know most of them, but I’m hoping The Revenant wins because of Leonardo DiCaprio, but Spotlight might win because of its topic.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Rooney Mara (Carol), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

My Prediction: Again, there are none that I feel inclined towards, but I think Alicia Vikander will win for the topic of the film.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Nominees: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Will Smith (Concussion)

My Prediction: I would love for Leo to win, but I think it will go to Eddie Redmayne (for obvious reasons).

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: The Big Short, Joy, The Martian, Spy, Trainwreck.

My Prediction: How did The Martian get into this group?! I guess I’ll go for that.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), Lily Tomlin (Grandma).

My Prediction: Everyone seems to be loving Amy Schumer lately, so I’ll pick her.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: Christian Bale (The Big Short), Steve Carell (The Big Short), Matt Damon (The Martian), Al Pacino (Danny Collins), Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear).

My Prediction: Again, I don’t know how The Martian got into this category, but it seems popular, so that’s my prediction.

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Nominees: Anomalisa, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie, Shaun the Sheep Movie.

My Prediction: OK, rant time. The Good Dinosaur (“what if the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs missed?”?!?!). Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?! There was no asteroid and humans and dinosaurs did live at the same time! I cant believe this evolution and long-age nonsense is still going.
With that being said, I hope Inside Out wins because its good to be open about emotions.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Nominees: The Brand New TestamentThe ClubThe FencerMustangSon of Saul.

My Prediction: I didn’t know any of these films, so I searched for them online. The Brand New Testament is a horrific premise that blasphemes God. For the other titles, I’m not big on foreign language films, so I have no prediction.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Nominees: Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Helen Mirren (Trumbo), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).

My Prediction: I think The Hateful Eight sounds interesting, and I did a review on Ex Machina (HERE), but Steve Jobs will probably win (for obvious reasons).

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Nominees: Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Michael Shannon (99 Homes), Sylvester Stallone (Creed).

My Prediction: Beasts of No Nation is my top pick. It looks emotional and dramatic, and is a theme that often wins.

Best Director – Motion Picture

Nominees: Todd Haynes (Carol), Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Ridley Scott (The Martian).

My Prediction: Finally, a category The Martian fits into! That’s my first pick, with The Revenant a close second.

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Nominees: RoomSpotlightThe Big ShortSteve JobsThe Hateful Eight.

My Prediction: Based on theme, I think Spotlight will win.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Nominees: CarolThe Danish GirlThe Hateful EightSteve JobsThe Revenant.

My Prediction: I haven’t heard any, so I can’t guess.

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Nominees: ‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Fifty Shades of Grey, ‘One Kind of Love’ – Love & Mercy, ‘See You Again’ – Furious 7, ‘Simple Song #3’ – Youth, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – Spectre

My Prediction: I LOVE the Fast and the Furious series, and they have done so well in banding together and dealing with the terrible loss of Paul Walker, that I hope it wins.

Best Television Series – Drama

Nominees: EmpireGame of ThronesMr. RobotNarcosOutlander.

My Prediction: I’m tossing up between Narcos (first choice), and Mr. Robot.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Nominees: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Robin Wright (House of Cards).

My Prediction: Either Taraji P. Henson or Robin Wright.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Nominees: Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Wagner Moura (Narcos), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Live Schreiber (Ray Donovan).

My Prediction: Again, I’m tossing up between Narcos and Mr. Robot.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: CasualMozart in the JungleOrange is the New BlackSilicon ValleyTransparentVeep.

My Prediction: Transparent (for obvious reasons).

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

My Prediction: I honestly don’t have a pick in this one.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Nominees: Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), Rob Lowe (The Grinder), Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent).

My Prediction: Jeffrey Tambor (for obvious reasons).

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Nominees: American CrimeAmerican Horror Story: HotelFargoFlesh & BoneWolf Hall.

My Prediction: I don’t know enough about these to make a choice.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Nominees: Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel), Sarah Hay (Flesh & Bone), Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Queen Latifah (Bessie).

My Prediction: As Above.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Nominees: Idris Elba (Luther), Oscar Isaac (Show Me A Hero), David Oyelowo (Nightingale), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), Patrick Wilson (Fargo).

My Prediction: I’ve only really heard about Luther.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made For Television

Nominees: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Regina King (American Crime), Judith Light (Transparent), Maura Tierney (The Affair).

My Prediction: Probably Uzo Aduba

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Nominees: Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot).

My Prediction: Probably Christian.

 

So what are your predictions? What do you think of the nominations? Let me know below!

Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce: One thing they have in common

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There is one thing these women have in common.

Do you know what it is?

I can add more: Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Lena Dunham.

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Any idea?

All of these celebrities have participated in posting ‘No Make-Up Selfies’.

Despite generally spending numerous hours and thousands of dollars on make-up and hair beauticians, they have shed it all for a snap-and-share on social media.

News.com.au featured an article by Kristie Mercer, where she talked about her experiment: one week without make-up. I don’t usually click on those kinds of articles, but I thought it would be a ‘feel good’, ‘love your true self’ tale.

I was wrong.

In the few minutes it took to read, Mercer had repeated her inability to function anymore without a coating of goop on her face. She felt dehumanised and ugly. At the end she popped on the typical ‘but I don’t need make-up’, and yet ‘I will still wear make-up’.

For those of you that don’t know, I never wear make-up. I don’t have the clearest skin, I don’t have even skin tones (I still don’t really know what that means), and, best of all, I don’t care. When I was in high school I remember wasting time doing it, but every time it was like putting on a mask.

Is that what we are wanting to teach our young girls? We’re feeding them a confusing mixture of ‘you’re beautiful the way you are’, and ‘here is the newest make-up you have to have’. It’s good that celebrities are showing their actual faces, but they need to follow-through with it more often. Don’t show that no make-up is good, then release a line of foundation or lipstick.

There’s a time and place for it, and in my opinion, it is for dress-up and theatre/film/TV performances only.

What do you think?

Would you be willing to give up your make-up?

Let me know below.