Monday, October 21, 2013

My New Life

I've described this blog as a combination of autobiography and art-project.  That's true.

An idea popped in my head for a visual metaphor of my changing life.  Using skills I've developed from blogging, I created this image.  I believe it graphically illustrates "My New Life."  What do you think?

P.S., For those of you who want to know, this lip-color is from the New Vivids collection by Maybelline -- "Hot Plum" (900).


22 comments:

  1. It's just a couple shades away from the background colour on your blog... hmm... coincidence or favourite colour?!

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  2. Wonderful. It's a great composition and I think it's a great illustration of your new life!

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  3. I like it! It's simple and evocative and leaves one wondering about more! (such as which nail color you may be wearing. ;) )

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  4. Love it, so creative. This always reminds me of my cups. This is often how I identify which cup is mine in a glass.

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  5. lips on an almost full cup of coffee, it's interesting, makes me think something exciting has happened in order to abandon it x x

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  6. A white cup full of coffee with hot pink lipstick. Perfect you! the cup colour - white shows your character - a big loving heart, full of coffee is full of fun, joy and life - just like you, hot pink is truly a colour of Ally and coffee shows your experimental more harsh part like motorcycle riding. Not aiming to read your thoughts - that's the way felt the image

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    1. Thank you, buddy. You read it perfectly!

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  7. I love this - the pink color is simply perfect. And I always think of my friend's blogs as sitting down to have a cup of coffee together, so I like the overall theme! Very cool!

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  8. Nice photo! I like how it evokes other questions about you, like:

    - Are you left-handed, or do you just hold your mug in your left hand?

    - Do you drink coffee on the weekends, or are you a workday-only caffeine addict? (If it's mostly weekdays, aka non-leisure time when you show your masculine side, then this image creates awesome juxtaposition of your manly vs. womanly natures.)

    - Now that I'm thinking about it more, I'm picturing you getting ready for work--suit and tie--and putting on lipstick, then taking it off. Like a private acknowledgement ritual of your true self. Idk, maybe I'm reading too much into it now :)

    Sorry for the novel! But this simple little image really got my wheels turning...

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    1. What a wonderful response! Thanks, Emma. I'm glad my image provoked ideas. I am right-handed but drink with my left hand 'cause I'm always writing with a pen with my right. I drink coffee only on weekends; during the workweek, I drink endless cups of hot tea (like 6-8 cups a day). If I drank that much coffee, I'd never be able to work. And your last image, about my rituals, isn't far off -- every day I get up and admire my painted toes while in the bathroom. That centers me.

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  9. I love this. Coffee can mean so many things, it can be a comfort as well as a from of wakefulness = opening up to who you really are. The lippy is a sweet little mark that represents you & your blog.

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  10. Love the image and the lipstick colour, its sassy!

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  11. You always know that things are changing in life when it manifests itself in your day to day. I think this is a great example.

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  12. Fabulous image - as fabulous as you!

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  13. I really like the lip colour and simplicity of inspiration that you used. Enjoy your week my friend. Also, finally saw Rush and likde it. /Madison

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  14. I love it! This picture has two of my favorite things: coffee and pink! I like the mix of bitter and sweet images too...hard and soft.

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  15. Oh fantastic! It's your color, Ally~ Also a cuppa coffee sounds super good right now.

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  16. So simple, but sometimes simplicity speaks volumes. I think this image is perfect. Just the right color.

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  17. Nice photo, great lipstick colour too.

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  18. Ally
    I find that the lipstick mark is a good metaphor for your position in life. I have good memories of lipstick stains on cups, glasses, cigarette butts, etc. from my childhood. It seemed like women back then always wore lipstick and as a budding CD my interest in their makeup (as well as clothes, shoes...) was well ensconced. I suspect that you have similar memories.
    Pat

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