with photographer Vicki Topaz on her new book: Silent Nests.The interview is interesting and the photographs are beautiful, however, it was the author's description of a book that she is currently working on that captivated me; the book is called Silver: A State of Mind - here is what she says about it.
Diane Dorrans Saeks: What are you working on now?
Vicky Topaz: My current work, entitled ‘Silver: A State of Mind’, is a series of portraits of women who possess one of the most distinctive outward signs of aging--silvering hair. The project deals with the transformative and challenging aspects of aging and aims to reveal the core energy, vitality and allure of these women and how they are moving through this time in their lives. I find the silvering of hair is an entry point to a diversity of thoughts and ideas on the subject. This is a different sort of "landscape"--women who are aging and the vistas they inhabit.
So today, my birthday, I am reflecting on my age. Awhile back I made the decision not to change the color of my hair - I am aging as God intended - silver sparkles in my hair now. I like it and I love the idea that "the silvering of hair is an entry point to a diversity of thoughts and ideas on the subject".
When I turned 50 my dear friend June said to me: "50 allows us to say and think whatever we want - we have earned it". So silver shots in my hair and lots of years, I have earned it. And you know what? All the hairdressers love my shimmery silver - mixed in with my light brown.
And my body thanks me for it - no chemicals. And Mother Earth thanks me too.
Read this NYT piece by Dominque Browning of Slow Love Life blog. It is about long hair on older women but also about graying hair.
I love this quotation from Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust: Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life... you have a soul in you of rare quality, an artist's nature; never let it starve for lack of what it needs.
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Photographs below and the bottom of this page are examples of memento boards created by mrr design. Also called inspiration boards, command station boards, "To Do" boards.
Two boards are shown in situ - full of important stuff!
Two are created from recycled coffee bean bags - there were actual beans in the bottom of the sacks when I received them - and the aroma - heavenly!
The linen was a custom order from a well-known interior designer.
Contact me if you would like a custom board made. Any size, any fabric. You can send fabric and trim. I also have a large selection of grosgrain ribbon and wonderful sources to match your fabric perfectly.