Friday, January 27, 2012

What to do while navigating the sea of infinite possibilities

Monday, January 16, 2012

runs with silver platter

"Shadow Dance" Photo by Lisa Kewish

It is ok to talk about yourself.
It is GREAT to talk up your qualities.
It is amazing to hear about your struggles.

Why not be amazed with your human being-ness? Why pretend otherwise?
No need to apologize for.........anything.
"Sorry" should be eliminated.

(true apologies for a real event that needs mending is acceptable)

Being confused about choices is real and also ok. 
Reveal the monsters. Revel in them, even. Why not?

This is called life and the best use of it is to run with it.

If a carrot is dangled - grab!
If a wooden nickel is offered - bite it and move on!
If a bowl of cherries is plunked down in front of you, eat them and have a pit spitting contest!
Of course, you know the lemons-make-a-drink cliche.

Most important...
If a silver platter is handed to you -  run! 
And tell us all about it so that we can cheer, or cry, or fight the fight with you. 

Yes, I am currently influenced by watching "Downton Abbey" and seeing all the rules and regulations that people lived by. Have we really changed all that much? Sometimes I don't feel that we have...
Behavior, propriety, privacy and embarassment. 


Be pissed.
Be aroused.
Be astounded.
Be negative.
Be positive.
Be full on and luscious.
Be real.
and stop saying "sorry" for it.

Wave the silver platter so that we know to give you a standing ovation.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

About attempts...

What is the first creative moment you remember?

I remember writing a play that I tried to get the other kids in my mom's daycare to perform. I think it had about eight lines. "Prince April Saves the Monster." I am still perplexed as to why I named a Prince "April"...? Or did I mean Princess? I do not know. I just remember the writing, producing and directing. This process iIncluded trying to get a three year old girl to remember her lines, and to keep her older brother focused on what he was supposed to do. I attempted - it failed.

But the "fun" was in the attempt.

My greatest fear is that I may run out of energy to keep making attempts.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Photo Ramblin' - New Year's Eve 2011

Creative ideas look like this in my head.
Layers, things that don't make sense, a standard design,
something in the background, something up front...
a lot of stuff happening all at once.
("Gotta Clear My Head")

Best way to clear my head is to grab my camera and take pictures.
I really like taking pictures of other photographers taking pictures.
Ever look to see what the photographer is taking a picture of?
I didn't look this time.
Just focused on the girl.
("Day Dreamz")

Fabric fascinates me. I did strange things to the exposure and color to find the shapes in this parasol.

Sometimes I wonder if the bored aloofness that many young women hold on their faces...
is from all the mannequins that fill store windows.
("She Needs a New Career")

Kali. How fitting that I bumped into her on my walk.

These were on the sidewalk BEFORE the clock struck 12.
("Left and Right Shoes")

Look at the gorgeous curve on the dashboard...
("Sits on the Right")
I didn't go over and listen...but I did take a picture.
Other wall quotes gathered over the weekend:
"Expect Great Things" and
"Ask Bigger Questions."