Friday, January 18, 2008

Where the Heart Is

Donna O'Brien of The Ribboned Crown had a fun post recently where she asked everyone to tell what their favorite movies were. That got me to thinking about a fabulous little movie from 1990 called Where the Heart Is. Most of the characters in the movie are creative artist-types, my favorite being a character played by Suzie Amos who portrays a Trompe L'oeil mural artist. The actual artist doing the spectacular murals is Timna Woollards and her technique is to use live models in with her painted backgrounds to create amazing effects. If you click on this link you can see a bit of the movie.






Lately I've been getting back into drawing and painting - so my mind is off in the land of artists and paintings. This movie is majorly inspiring! I wonder what Timna Wollard is up to these days ....

13 comments:

Holiday Queen said...

LOVE your choices of art! I can see why you're feeling inspired.

Michelle said...

wonderful post! I will definately check out that movie! I've never seen it!

Designs by CK said...

Great post and I will have to check out the film ASAP!

Good luck with your new artistic creations! '-)

Chris

rochambeau said...

Dear Friend,
I somehow fixed my blogger problem, so I would like to leave a comment. This is a movie I have never heard of and it sounds great. This is such a wonderful thing about bloglandia! We can get some great recommendations!!

Have fun tonight!
Constance

Nevis said...

Great stuff!

Michelle said...

I'm having a charm swap you might be interested in! and for once you don't have to mail anything!

Ulla said...

OMG!!! I've been searching for the name of this movie for years! I saw it almost a decade ago, but the name escaped me, and I couldn't find it again!!! Its FABULOUS!!! I'm going to find it right now on netflix!@!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Gorgeous post!
Very Cool!
Sandra Evertson

Donna O. said...

OMG, this sounds fantastic! I have heard of the film but didn't know the details. Thanks Diane!!
D.
PS- Love the dog post, silly girl!

cindy said...

Wow...those are amazing! I need to see if I can find the movie, looks very interesting.

c

Elisabeth said...

Hi- I, too, have been looking all over the internet for this film, which I saw years ago on German TV (there, it's called "Zeit der bunten Vögel" -"A time for colourful birds", which I think is lovely as well...:)) Anyway, information about Timna Woollards is very hard to come by, and before I stumbled upon your site, I found this one: http://www.kisrael.com/features/heartis/
Given the great effort "kisrael" described that he (or maybe she) had to go to to get these stills from the film, I assumed you got them there, too, for your site (since there's apparently no other source); and I just wanted to give him (/her?) credit for it! (even though your post is more than two years old...) Okay. Done. Thanks!
And thank you for spreading the love for this greaaat film!! I'd really like to know why it isn't better known!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved this movie. I have it on VHS. And I am choosing it to talk about in my Humanities course for Art in one of my discussions because it is such a awesome movie for the arts and is a great romantic comedy!
If you can find it, it is worth viewing. Enjoy!

suzanne said...

Love this movie. I have been searching for it for years. So glad it's on iTunes now!