Back to my roots, Visual Art Journaling Part I...2020 Pandemic Silver Lining, POSE...Authentic Self
I started keeping a sketchbook back when I was doing lampwork and silversmithing, over twenty years ago. I needed a place to keep ideas and inspirations for new designs. Before that, when I was doing pottery, I kept drawing on scraps of paper and misplacing them. Organization wasn’t one of my strong points. Neither was pottery, I loved it but I also sucked at it.
Yeah, I’m showing my age when I use the term vogue. It came from the French phase “en vogue.” The magazine came later in 1892. Madonna released “Vogue” in 1990 on her “I’m Breathless” album. The term goes in and out of popularity.
Wikipedia: “Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and choreographers Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza from the Harlem "House Ball" community, the origin of the dance form, and they introduced "Vogueing" to her at the Sound Factory club in New York City. "Vogue" is an upbeat house song which set trends in dance music in the 1990s with strong influences of 1970s disco within its composition. "Vogue" also contains a spoken section, in which Madonna name-checks various golden-era Hollywood celebrities. Lyrically, the song is about enjoying oneself on the dance floor no matter who one is, and it contains a theme of escapism.”
One of the Silver Linings of Covid, I binged “Pose” and became a fan. I am thrilled it got picked up for the third season. If you have Netflix, check it out.
I also became a huge fan of Billy Porter and love his Instagram feed. Last year I read an article in Esquire and remembered his name, that's what lead me to watch POSE. I included a link if you are interested in the article.
Funny how on experience leads to another...I was going to say I regressed and back to our regularly scheduled program but they do touch. The article in Esquire led to me watching POSE because of Billy Porter but I wouldn't of watched POSE if Covid's Pandemic of 2020 wouldn't of taken place. I'm a reader more than a watcher when it comes to entertainment. Then I read another interview in Vogue with Billy Porter where he said,
“All Of This Happened As A Result Of Me Being My Authentic Self”
- Read more and keep with with Goodreads. If you are on Goodreads, friend me, I'm quiet but I'm always looking at friends' books. It helps me expand my reading choices.
- Blog more often, it doesn't have to be long winded but enough so that I don't forget about it. Blogging isn't like Facebook, blogging allows me to look over the year and take note of things.
- Visual journaling, digital art, photography, beading, and sewing. In that order of importance. Yeah, I did add sewing.
- Take online classes and workshops on the above.
- Set monthly goals or interests, so that I focus. Bouncing all over the place is fun but it also wears my focus out.
- Get a decent haircut once Covid calms down around here. I might as well say once I have had the vaccine.