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Shadow Spotlight: Creatively Iconic Women

3.18.19 Hello, lovelies! Another week is beginning and I wanted to do something special today. It’s the third Monday, which means Shadow Spotlight. Instead of focusing on one person, I’m gathering together a group of women who have made a creative mark. In art, photography, music, all avenues of creativity. Grace Jones, Marina Abramovic, Cyd Charisse, and Eartha Kitt are on top of a long list. It is Women’s History Month, right? Here are some women who really made an impression on me. GRACE JONES What can I say about this lady here? With her androgynous looks and outrageous style, she shows no signs of slowing down, even after five decades!         MARINA ABRAMOVIC The pioneer of performance art, I didn’t know who this woman was until several years ago. Her works may seem a bit weird, sometimes violent, but its the performance…the human condition, that gets your attention. I’m I a fan? I don’t know. I may not agree with her art, but again I just think she’s interesting.      …

Shadow Spotlight: Michael W. Thomas

2.18.19 Hey everyone! A new week has arrived and I have someone I like you to meet. His name is Micheal W. Thomas, a friend of the family and a really good photographer and February’s Shadow Spotlight. Here I’ve talked with Mr. Thomas about his love of photography… Can you recall a time when you first held a camera? As a youth probably my sister’s Brownie camera, my dad was reluctant to let me handle his. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer? I had an interest when I was young, my dad bought me a camera kit where I had to assemble a camera and maybe took a few shots with it. We were provided a camera in my Humanities course in High School for a project. I, of course, wanted to be photographer following around our 3 kids, but it was 3 years ago that I became very interested and had a dear friend give me some lessons and I was smitten. What do you want people to learn when …

Shadow Spotlight: Marsai Martin

1.14.19 Hello creative peeps, Monday has come upon us. I almost couldn’t figure out what to do with Shadow Spotlight and then it hit me. Ms. Marsai Martin is in the spotlight and there is a valid reason. She’s only been in the world of LaLa Land for a minute, but she’s been making some big waves. Case in point…For the past few days, I caught a new trailer for a film titled Little. It stars Regina Hall, as Jordan Sanders, Issa Rae as April, and Martin as a young Jordan Sanders.  As I watched the trailer Martin pretty much stole the show. If she looks familiar to you, that’s because she stars in ABC’s Blackish as Diane Johnson for which she received several award nominations. Other roles include Nina, An American Girl-Melody 1963: Love Has to Win, Elena of Avalor, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  She’s also the executive producer of Little, which at the age of 14, is the youngest person in Hollywood to hold that title! Martin’s career is already on fire and I’m …

Shadow Spotlight: Tribute of 2018

12.17.18 Hello, I wanted to do something different with Shadow Spotlight. I wanted to do a tribute to those who passed away and also left a mark across all art forms.   France Gall Edwin Hawkins Dolores O’Riordan   Hubert de Givenchy Philip Kerr R. Lee Ermey Avicii Margot Kidder Kate Spade Anthony Bourdain Steve Ditko Henry Butler Aretha Franklin Neil Simon Burt Reynolds Mac Miller Al Matthews Arthur Mitchell Otis Rush Eduardo Arroyo Stan Lee Roy Clark Bernardo Bertolucci Robert Morris Nancy Wilson   Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.   Featured and other images: University of Limerick & Wikipedia