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).
It's just a couple shades away from the background colour on your blog... hmm... coincidence or favourite colour?!ReplyDelete
Not a coincidence.Delete
Wonderful. It's a great composition and I think it's a great illustration of your new life!ReplyDelete
I like it! It's simple and evocative and leaves one wondering about more! (such as which nail color you may be wearing. ;) )ReplyDelete
Love it, so creative. This always reminds me of my cups. This is often how I identify which cup is mine in a glass.ReplyDelete
lips on an almost full cup of coffee, it's interesting, makes me think something exciting has happened in order to abandon it x xReplyDelete
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 imageReplyDelete
Thank you, buddy. You read it perfectly!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Nice photo! I like how it evokes other questions about you, like:ReplyDelete
- 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...
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Love the image and the lipstick colour, its sassy!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Fabulous image - as fabulous as you!ReplyDelete
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. /MadisonReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh fantastic! It's your color, Ally~ Also a cuppa coffee sounds super good right now.ReplyDelete
So simple, but sometimes simplicity speaks volumes. I think this image is perfect. Just the right color.ReplyDelete
Nice photo, great lipstick colour too.ReplyDelete
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.