Archive for August, 2006
Blues and blacks: symbols of inspiration for writing, creating, dreaming. I probably dream in blue, and most certainly think in blue. Sometimes yellow enters in the distance; it softly blends with the soft blue haze and quietly mutes the image. Then, serenity enters.
In this serene holodeck world
, creativity also begins to enter. I create (or is is the holodeck on automatic pilot?) a vividly lush green background with bright colorful flowers blossoming in the foreground. They symbolize life and energy.
“Oh, we are us, sir. They are also us. So, indeed, we are both us.”
-Data in “We’ll Always Have Paris.”
While other colors enter images and then leave, I often go back to blues and blacks for intense sources of inspiration. Despite their lack of ‘high energy,’ these colors remain a constant for many artists and creators.
I think of the writings of some of my earlier favorite authors like Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Hemingway, Andre Brink, and Doris Lessing. Inspirational but at times, very dark. The emotional and physical battles they lost and of course, so many that they proudly won.
Black often brings on inspiration (writings of Israel, Palestine, Ireland, South Africa, Tibet). It’s…
………I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.
Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer…….Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903 in Letters to a Young Poet
Gotta love these warm, toned-down (but no less brilliant) version of Emilio Pucci’s signature
swirl-like pattern on this suede pump. I can understand why people dedicate entire sites and blogs to shoes. I have officially added a Fashion Site and Blogroll list (check out the left hand column — just under books).
Tune into TED Talks
, which is a series of remarkable conversations with some of the world’s most fascinating people. You can hear interviews and/or standalone talks (by tuning into audio only) download the video to get the visual.
Each week, they plan to release a new talk that you can either download or watch online. Listen to a few – they’re wonderful. Truth be told that they have a cumulative effect, says the blog – I wouldn’t be surprised having heard so many of these awe-inspiring talents live over the years.
Playing around with a couple of new more modern and chic C’XYZ’s Angels poses last weekend
Joyce Kim, Renee Blodgett and Jennifer Myronuk (aka C’XYZ’s Angels)
Joyce and I took a spin in one of the new Saturn convertibles. Sweet. No, more than sweet. This baby had power.
Like last year, BlogHer
attracted women from around the world, from a variety of diverse cultures. We had voices from England, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Australia, Canada, India – the list goes on
One of the unique aspects to a blogging conference with ‘women in mind’ is that the colors of each of their personalities and voices come through in every conversation and at every turn. It’s not only refreshing but inspiring.
The stories exchanged over the two day period were both heart warming and enriching in many many ways.
Below are a string of some of my favorite shots of the combined beauty, personalities and fashion of the women of BlogHer 2006.
For more photos, check out album uploads from BlogHer 2006
and BlogHer 2005
We even had red and purple hair as well as fabulous blue hats!!!
Check out the video blog
that GM created of the various Saturn test drives we (women bloggers) took last weekend in San Jose. Yeah, I’m in there, as are industry pals Halley Suitt, Joyce Kim, Jory Desjardins among others. YouTube also has a slightly larger screen version here