I salute Penelope Tree, Stevie Nicks and Goldfrapp for being fine and feathered / having fine feathery friends. Stevie, just like a white winged dove (or parrot). How much do you want to be Goldfrapp's owl for Halloween? I was a Golden Goose once, but this is on another level.
I am going to my first International Women in Technology Conference in Silicon Valley in 2 weeks. I didn't know what to wear or what accessories to bring. Now I do. Thanks to Child of the Moon's post of David Bailey's fab 60's fashion photos.
I have a deck of tarot cards. I mainly bought them because they are Aquarian and I am too, and the combo of Art Deco and Art Nouveau Illustration by David Palladini from the 70's makes me swoon. I framed enlargements of my favorites. Beyond the pretty pretty pictures, I do selectively embrace some of the meanings and symbols behind them. Mostly happy colorful 70's queens and knights and lovely cups overflowing with bountiful goodness. So I'm not taroting correctly. And to continue this, I am focusing on one card today, The Magician, and enjoying the Yellow-Submarine-esque illustration in the Seven of Cups, which illustrates an active imagination.
"The Magician represents a focused, goal-oriented individual who harnesses the power of creativity, especially through willpower and determination. He reminds us that we already have everything we need to create the life we want for ourselves. We can accomplish anything if we stay focused on what we want."
Thanks Magician, let's translate ideas into action. I also like how you look like you could be in Jefferson Airplane.
When I saw the cover of this month's FLAUNT magazine, I lost my marbles. This colorful cat explosion is my vision of imaginary perfection. I had to know immediately who was behind this masterful kookiness. The cover artist is Hisham Bharoocha. Insight from the article:
"He credits his study of Vipassana, one of India's most ancient meditation techniques, with his ability to communicate and translate both thought and sonic vibration through visual language." And as for his sonic vibrations, he was in the band Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, and currently is concentrating on his solo project: Soft Circle. His music + art makes me want to dance and/or flail my limbs. The swoopie shapes, whimsy color, unexpected surprises.. a delight... and cats are a huge bonus.
This guy gave me a whopping triple-spoon-full-of-sugar dose of next-level inspiration. Major CATalyst to make more art... and to more dearly treasure my Ebay purchase of 12 issues of Cat Fancy from 1989. Thanks Hisham.