Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bill Moyer, Mark Johnson, Stand By Me


Watched Bill Moyers tonight. He was talking to a very inspiring man, Mark Johnson. Mark says "the only choice we have is to come together and to inspire each other because that's the way we will create a better world for us now and for the kids tomorrow. And the other truth is... a lot of people live in a world of fear but we don't even know how long we are going to be in this world so there's really no reason to fear anything. The most important thing is while we are here let's make a difference together..." You can watch the Bill Moyers interview and then the video "Stand By Me". Just beautiful!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Joy of Giving

Over at 14 Secrets, Carol Henley posted this great link. Take a look.
29-Day Giving Challenge


She'll be writing a book so she has a call to writers on this web page.
ATTENTION WRITERS: Call for PERSONAL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS for book
Topic: THE HEALING POWER OF GIVING
Submission Deadline: November 29, 2008

Book Title
29 GIFTS:
How to cultivate a daily giving practice that will ignite your energy for life
by Cami Walker and the 29Gifts.org Community

Book Description
29 Gifts is the story of how 29Gifts.org founder, Cami Walker, healed from a major illness by taking an unusual prescription from a South African medicine woman. The remedy? Give 29 gifts to others in 29 days. Midway through Cami's 29 days of giving, after seeing many miraculous changes in her life, she launched a website encouraging others to take the 29 Gifts Challenge and share their stories about how it impacted their lives. Six months and 1,879 committed givers later, a publisher said YES to Cami's proposal to write a memoir. The book is scheduled for release Fall 2009. The details of the publishing contract are confidential at this time.

In addition to Cami's inspiring personal story, 29 Gifts will also include a supplemental collection of personal essays from other writers about the Healing Power of Giving.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Here's another time, another place challenge...

Collage by Lani

This collage was based on some wild self-portraiture over at my friend Kim's blog. Take a look.
Here's the challenge. Find some photo's of yourself past and present and collage them into another time, another place. Have fun!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

How do you feel about making art?

Cathy Malchiodi has a great blog entry today: Women Making Art: A Time Guiltily Seized. In it I found this lovely clip from filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll. Her documentary, "Who Does She Think She Is?” relates the stories of five women who are professional artists and mothers, the critical importance of art in their lives, and how both parenting and art making are often devalued in our culture. Read Cathy's blog and enjoy the clip.