Saturday, 28 May 2011

The right feeling

I may not be a film director or a director of short films, but sometimes something comes along and you wish you were one, just so you could have had the chance to create something so amazing.

A while ago I came across this post which just made me stop and stare. Not necessarily because what is being shown is (on the surface) amazing, but because of how it's being shown, because of what went into the video. Everything looks so ... as it should and beautiful, that you'd be forgiven for missing the detail that went into it.

Sometimes the best things (from imagery, to help from others) are the ones that just feel right. And the reason why they feel so right, is simply invisible to most people.

Enjoy your weekend.



Saturday, 14 May 2011

I think I've found my peace

Today is a difficult day for me. Believe it or not, I have been trying to replace my front page image for quite some time. I've lost sleep over the issue. But nothing else gave me the same feeling as that image. So, in a moment of clarity, over a little rum, I decided not to replace it with an image that gives "more of the same" feelings.

Don’t always try to be better. Be different.
I had planned another image in The Strength in Women project, and simultaneously did some serious mental sweating, to make sure that this image is going to be the one. The one that would take the mantle. The one would carry my website forward. The one that would bring world peace! ... Ok, maybe not world peace, but at least peace to me. :-)

After an image change and a tweak to my main logo, I think I've found my peace. (And anyway, Holly gave me her vote so it must be right!)


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Women on top - hold 'em down!

I think I've been listening to Adele's "Someone Like You" too much recently. It's a very calming track. It soothes the fire within. It can make you look at your partner with a new or renewed deep appreciation. A deep emotion.

And then Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" comes along... Them thar seem like fightin' words!

"Who runs who???"

"Who are you talking to like that?!"

It's like a battle royale. You try to stand up, someone grabs your ankles holding you back. "It's YOUR turn to wash!" You turn, free your ankle, grab him with a pinch. He whimpers like a puppy. "It's YOUR turn to wash!" His eyes light up. Uh-oh... No no no..! His hands dive for your ticklish sides... Screaming... You struggle to breathe through your laughter. "I. Did. The. Cooking!"

"Ok ok ok ok ok ok!!!!"

He releases. He relaxes. His mistake.

He turns his back to you with a smile. You jump him, and quickly move to blindfold him or tie him up with the towel he didn't spot you grab. Looking down at him,

"Now, who is going to wash up?"


(P.S. I've just started my facebook business page! Woooo! But I need support. Please hit the "Like" button over in the facebook box on the right. Thanking you kindly.)

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