Just a quick note today. It's Cinco de Mayo, and later I'll be eating fish tacos and making tissue paper flowers with my favorite six-year-old human and his lovely mama, my unofficial sister. But I'm thinking of France right now, not Mexico; my brother Roger was just there and took wonderful photographs. Here's one that's just right for this blog:
photograph by Roger Lipson. All rights reserved.
I'd love a closer look at the green outfit, and the whole scene captures something so quintessentially French. It made me smile, and made me think -- how am I going to get to France this year? And when? And with whom? I think I need a vision board for this one. I've been neglecting my job as strategic planning goddess here at Global Textile Explorers world headquarters.
It also reminds me that I seem to be running into great photographers at every turn lately. I would love to be collecting their prints, and I dream of a new camera and someone to teach me to use it well. It's on the list . . .
If you love good photographic images, be sure and bookmark Daily Visuals, Jane Dunnewold's image-a-day practice. I also am a big fan of Deidre Adams' photographs, as well as her textile pieces -- there are always so many layers in her work -- and recently discovered Tricia McKellar's work at her note 99 blog. Marja-Leena always has gorgeous and thought-provoking photographs on her blog. I've just reconnected with my old friend Ken Abbott, a quietly brilliant photographer. I have others I like, but I'm not sure I can publicize them, so I'll hold off.
10 p.m., edited to add:
Tissue paper flowers for Cinco de Mayo: