Month: March 2018

Shadow Spotlight: Women Filmmakers

March 20 / 18 Hey! The weekend came and went by. Time to start a new week and this week is pretty busy. I’m continuing with women who are making creativity in every art form since this is Women’s History Month. Today’s Spotlight focuses on women in the film industry. With these directors, screenwriters, and producers like Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, and newcomers like Reed Morano, Hollywood is trying to make room for women behind the camera. Ava DuVernay –  This Long Beach, California native is already having a great year for 2018. She started in film publicity, by 2006, DuVernay directed a short film, Saturday Night Life. A few years later she directed documentaries like This is the Life (2008) and My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop (2010). In 2010, DuVernay made her debut not only as a director but also a screenwriter for I Will Follow. It was this film that people started to take notice. In 2012, her second feature film, Middle of Nowhere, the film earned her a Sundance Film Award for …

Women In Arts

March 16 / 18 Hello everyone! This month is Women’s History Month and as promised I’m putting the focus on women who are shaping and putting a mark in art, film, fashion, literature, music, and so on and so on. Let’s take a look at the women who have and are making things happen in the world of art. I’ve found videos on YouTube. Some new, some several years ago. Here is one from two years ago titled Women In Illustration, narrative and written by Pete Beard.    Fierce Women of Art / The Art Assignment part 1 and 2   The Art of Complaining-The Guerrilla Girls     Black Women Artist on Art     This is an article by Amy Lin from Widewalls, November 2016, titled Famous Female Painters You Need to Know. I hope you liked this post, it’s been interesting how far we have come as women painters or illustrators and we have so much more creativity to put out. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.   Image source: Michele Usibelli, painting…The …

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

March 14 / 18 Hello again…SXSW or South by Southwest Film Festival is happening in Austin, Texas. The event started Friday, March 9 and will end on March 18, which is Sunday. I browsed through their schedule on their website and there are lots and lots of fun stuff to do. Here are several videos from their YouTube page that gives you an idea of what this festival is all about. Lots, and lots of activities for one big festival right? Go to http://www.sxsw.com for more information on the festival and how you can attend if you’re in the Austin area.   Image source: Milestone Community Builders

Wednz Scene: The Armory Show & Volta Art Fair Updates

March 14 / 18 Hello everybody! Two events have passed recently, The Armory Show and Volta Art Fair. Both events were in NYC and if I’m not mistaken, during the same dates of March 8-11. Here’s a peek at what happened… THE ARMORY SHOW 2018       VOLTA 2018 Hope you guys enjoyed these little peeks. Can’t wait for next years art fairs!     Image source: unknown  

Cool: Sons of an Illustrious Father – Extraordinary Rendition

March 10 / 18 One more post. It’s been awhile since I’ve put a Cool post and I need to catch up! Here is a video from Sons of an Illustrious Father‘s new video to their new single, Extraordinary Rendition. Loved the video and I hope you love it too… Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed! Directed by Rafe Scobey-Thal Costume design by Colleen Atwood Choreography by Marta Miller Special thanks to Naomi Ludlow and Miriam Montague   Image source: the hype magazine

Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

March 10 / 18 Hello, creative people! I have something for the literary peeps. The Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference 2018 will be taking place this June. Here are just a few things to look at… Credit source: Middlebury Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference 5th Annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference The 5th annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program and the Franklin Environmental Center.   2018 DATES AND LOCATION Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2018.  The conference will take place at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont.   PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused workshops coupled with specialized classes focusing on the craft of writing. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual, …

Wednz Scene: Catching Up on Milan & Paris Fashion Week 2018

March 7 / 18 Hello! Hump Day Wednesday is here. I promised that I would post updates on Milan and Paris Fashion Week 2018. Take a look at these beautiful designs by Gucci, Prada, Alexander McQueen, and other designers.   MILAN FASHION WEEK 2018               PARIS FASHION WEEK 2018         You can find more runway videos from the FF Channel on YouTube. Well, that wraps up fashion week from NYC to Paris. I’m sure they’ll be more soon. Enjoy these fabulous creations!   Image source: Wallup.net      

Oscar 2018 Winners, Spring Reads….

March 5 / 18 If any of you seen the Oscars yesterday, great. I’m not posting the full list of winners this year. What I want you to do is to scroll down and on your right, you’ll see the article from the Oscar website for the full list of the winners.Click on the photo and you’ll be directed to the website. Simple, simple, simple. I almost forgot about Spring, which means it’s time to see what books are on the list. March is Women’s History Month and we’ll feature women who paved the way in art, literature, music, all kinds of creative outlets. I haven’t forgotten about Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Check it out this Wednesday for all the catwalk updates. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.   Image source: unknown