O'z Ark

Reach For the Sky and Do it NOW

Why You Have Come Here

If you have arrived here seeking sanctity or blessing, then you will have to provide your own cloak and dagger. I only confess to the daily struggle to treat the world with the respect it has earned in my estimation. We all look to the sky and wonder. I feel the whisper of the ages calling and know not what flutter or ripple calls true. My approach is to touch your life in only the manner in which you prefer. As we all must suffer at some time, then I feel we all deserve, also, the right to laugh. My smile is my weapon, and at times my words also I use to defend.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

photo challenges

Week 3 of the 52 week project and another challenge met, albeit almost to to my demise!!! I was focusing on the legs this week and, of course, the clothing that I'm wearing has a story. Before I get to the story, I was on the stairs with the camera on tripod, shooting into the the mirror on the landing. I had sprinkled water on the mi...rror in preparation, and off we go. Just as I get the first pops of the remote, my backdoor opens upexpectedly to admit the UPS man, staring up the stairs at a Mimi in miniskirt taking pictures of herself. I can only say, "Thank God, he didn't come in while I was shooting the ones laying down with my legs on the wall! LOL!

Now the skirt....several years ago in July, Jake was home for the summer, when he go word that MTV wanted to do an interview of the his team about the work they had done in preparing costumes for the music group, Panic At The Disco. He was going to fly out of Memphis, and Eddy and I were going to drive through McDonald's and come home. I had a purse, some make-up, a pair of black stiletto pumps,(left under the seat from a church function) a pair of flip-flops, and was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

At Ash Flat, I remarked that I wished I could have gone with Jake to see his college and New York again. Eddy swings into the parking lot of Wal-Mart, says call the airline, we did, I could get a seat on Jake's flight; we left Eddy to find someone, anyone to bring him back to Salem, and I fly to NYC......with only the above items for 4 days. All the cash we had, was to be used for my ticket, cabs, cars to the airport, at least SOME food, and somehow we would get me some underwear, a dress, and this great purple skirt for $5.00 from H & M.

Never be afraid to just go, live the adventure! If you are interested, you can click on the link here http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1539330/panic-give-young-fashion-designers-lucky-break.jhtml and see Jake's interview with MTV as they keep all of these things archived.

When you see me in a purple summer wool skirt, grab me and start a conversation, or say, hey, "I need someone to fly to somewhere with me, are you game?"

All my love,


1 comment:

*kim* said...

I love this story Jeanie! So glad you are blogging...and BTW, Brandi Carlisle is fabulous!!!

I look forward to seeing what you do next my friend. :)