Saturday, September 8, 2012

Proud to be an Artsy Girl


My friend, Liz, and I are hosting a dinner Monday night for a group of women friends who are artists. It will be the one and only social event that I’ve attempted since I broke my arm last June.  It marks a milestone for me in my recovery, and I am glad to feel capable of entertaining again.

This is a really great group, founded over a decade ago by Jane Pollak, and we continue to meet every three or four months. I’m going on my 7th year with the “Artsy Girls”, a name that makes me smile. There are painters, writers. childrens’ book illustrators, rug makers, quilters, film-makers, jewelry designers and even a toy inventor in our circle. It makes for really stimulating conversations, and the food will be great because my friend, Liz, is a fabulous cook. I’m just doing appetizers, salad and bringing ice cream from our favorite creamery at the dairy farm down the road.

We’re going to screen the video that I recently shot and edited about Liz and her amazing work and talk about our experience collaborating together. Two strong, opinionated women, but it was a pleasure to put her vision on the screen. It reminded me of what I enjoy about shooting moving images and telling a story.   I thought I’d post it here for you to look at too.


9 comments:

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Beautiful + inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :D

Victoria Cummings said...

Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it.

Lori Skoog said...

Victoria...Monday night should be great. The video of Liz is fabulous (no surprise)and I love her work...the feel of her studio. Thanks for sharing.

Victoria Cummings said...

Thanks, Lori - coming from an accomplished artist like you, that means a lot to me! I wish you were closer so you could join us.

Anonymous said...

Love it - thanks for sharing! I wish I had a group of artsy girls close by to do such wonderful gatherings with!!

detroit dog said...

Great video. Beautiful and inspiring artwork. She might be interested in looking into next year's ArtPrize (artprize.org).

C-ingspots said...

That was so beautiful...and those thistles are incredible! It's inspiring to me that the most beautiful things are those that many of us pass by and don't take the time to see everyday. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds like a lovely evening with talented ladies. Especially the opinionated ones. :)

Simply Marvelous said...

Victoria, Wonderful video! Perfect soundtrack. You have shown so much about this person, her artistry, her sensitivity. Just brilliantly done. Hope to see more of your productions.

Merri said...

lovely video - and I can only imagine the powerful creative vibes coming off your group!
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