July 18, 2010
I don’t dare title myself a “Dancer” by any professional standard.
But…I am professionally at home on stage and in motion. Being frequently surrounded by fantastic dancers, I get to immerse myself in their talents and become part of THE DANCE. It amazes me that their bodies can reach incredible heights of power in action and inspire even greater heights of emotion.
Gathering images of dancers,
and the people who emulate them,
I feel like grabbing their garb
…and living life spinning on pointe!
In jeans, sweats, lycra or chiffon…
I see whirling visions of stylish expression!
Despite our limitations, we move to live.
And, if we BREATHE
July 12, 2010
India has long been known as the Jewel in the Crown.
The vibrant majesty of the culture has long awakened my senses
…and set me to dreaming
…of saturated color,
…and venerated antiquity.
I have long imagined myself an Indian Princess, misplaced by time and continents. Beneath imagination there is possibility! The dazzling influence of the Earth’s cultural gems allow us to synthesize the exotic stuff of our reveries
…with the often bated patterns of daily life.
July 3, 2010
With images of cardigans, doilies, crochet, pearls, caps and furs swirling in my head…
I thought that I’d coined a fabulous new phrase…”Granny Chic!!!!” Then I searched the words to see what kind of images would surface…and I realized that my phrase is widely popularized in defining one of the hottest new trends in home decor
And why wouldn’t it be?
It’s a way of looking at our lives today,
…and the lives of the people we love who lived before us.
It’s seemingly synonymous with “vintage,” but the difference lies in the juxtaposition of old and new.
Remember, our Grannies hit their height of style in days past, then grew older hanging on to the things they liked while incorporating the progressive elements of trends that they could subscribe to.
To make it chic, we live in The Now, and incorporate treasuries of style passed down to us by the history of the people we love.
…or Aged and Dapper
…if you live in the present with a love for the past, you can ponder your own inner Granny Chic
…and define it however you like.