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It felt all sucky, sticky, and shitty when I woke this morning–no, I still don’t blame you Belle–, after a 2 hour slumber, and if not for the incessant licking of one of my cats, Jack, in asking to be fed breakfast, I’m pretty sure I’d probably missed work and slept till afternoon.

But it really began on Wednesday, even though I had enough rest that night.

On Thursday morning, a blitzkrieg salvo of smses meant that the night’s planned project unfortunately had to be stretched, culmnating in whatever little I had to recharge ‘my batteries’ between Friday and Thursday.

What did we do? A poster. A movie poster.

Avatar Movie Poster Version Belle

An Avatar movie poster, that never was.

It was completed on Friday night, and it quickly became one of the most captivating ad-hoc project I’ve ever did.

From brainstorming, to conception, to execution, everything moved quickly and it helped that both parties weren’t fans of dilly-dallying on work.

It began with me not agreeing as to how the actual movie poster of Avatar looks like, and so my take that the Blue Alien movie is an essential love story takes centerstage.

It went through a few revisions, a few painted backgrounds before we decided that purple fits best.

Purple is an intelligent, intimate as well as technological, so it was a wise choice on her part.

We couldnt’ borrow James Cameron’s 3D video camera, so we opted for the 3D effect or depth of illusion via paper cut-out and pasting them on top of each other.

It’s not the greatest movie poster ever made, or remotely close to that thought, but I think that it’s a beautiful creation nonetheless, and this from me, a person who sees beauty in the unlikeliest of places.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder right?

Work hogged all of my daytime and early nighttime, and thus I could only afford late nights and wee hours to contribute to this project, and despite the numbness while working at the office, I’m just glad that it manifested well.

It’s been a long, arduous and scintillating journey. One that brought it’s share of scares, concerns and cups of coffee.

But that’s a story for another day, and as of now, it’s time for my overdue beauty sleep.