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follow the yellow brick road
Lily has been into The Wizard of Oz the last couple of weeks. Which is perfectly fine with me, because it’s my favorite movie. It’s a wonderful story, and the songs are so much fun. Although Lily does not appreciate it when I sing along.

It’s actually rather a feminist sort of movie, if you look at it in a certain way. Dorothy is a strong, brave heroine, and all the powerful characters are women – Glinda, the good witch, the Wicked Witch of the East, and Dorothy herself, if you count when she had the ruby slippers on. The men are supportive, but the women rule.

no alice for me
I decided not to submit anything to Somerset Studio for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme. As much as I would love to, I just don’t have any inspiration. Nothing is coming to me. Plus, the deadline is getting close, and I don’t feel like having to rush to get something done.

However, I do want to submit something for Stampington’s new publication Jewelry Affaire. The deadline is November 15, much more do-able. I have a few ideas in mind, although I’m kind of unsure what exactly they are looking for, and whether my ideas are in line with that, but I’m willing to give it a go. Can’t hurt, right?

playing with shrinky-dinks again
I’ve been playing around with my Polyshrink again, making more bits and pieces (‘bits and pieces’ sounds better than ‘components’). I experimented with layering stamps and masking. Here are some of the pieces, pre-shrinking:

Polyshrink jewelry components

The largest one is 2&1/2″ across. I can’t wait to see what they look like, post-shrinking! I just haven’t had time to do it yet.

back to the sea
We’re leaving for Ocean City MD on Saturday, and we’ll be back on Wednesday. We’ll be staying with my parents-in-law in their condo (a test of endurance and patience if ever there was one). Lily is excited about going to the beach. So I’ll be sure to post some pictures when we return.

~til then~

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cousins. rivals. queens.

Elizabeth & Mary by Jane Dunn

I posted a review of Elizabeth & Mary – Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn in the Library. I’ve been trying to complete this review for um, about eight months now. I don’t know why it’s taken so long – it’s just hard I guess to condense such a book into a few paragraphs. But I finally finished it. This is a great book and I highly recommend it if you are interested in such things. Scroll down to the bottom of the Library to check it out.

while we’re on the topic
I’m thinking about writing about some of the women in my life – women that inspire me, whose works I enjoy, that I find to be strong and outspoken and funny. Real women and fictional women. I am not ashamed or afraid to call myself a feminist – I know that word has taken on negative connotations these days. But I believe this world still needs feminists. I have found myself for a couple decades now purposely searching out women to look up to, to read about, to listen to. So stay tuned for more on that.

and still
Speaking of strong, outspoken women, I’m enjoying Tori’s new album. I’ll be writing about that here and there too over the summer as I get to know the new songs. Maybe California, Lady in Blue, and That Guy are some of my favorites so far. And I am very much looking forward to seeing her perform in August at the Tower Theater. She is fabulous live.

small moments
A foggy morning. Colorful ribbons. Yummy salad for lunch.

~toodles~

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