The Lightness of Lilac Musing - 28/365

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© Michele Randell
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UploadedJune 10, 2010
TakenMay 30, 2010
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Focal Length5.1 mm
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I have a love and respect of old objects me they hold an energy or lifeforce within their provenance that sometimes I can feel or connect to.
I was musing yesterday in my sun filled winter corner thinking of a project that could involve some of the brilliant women photographers on this site.In some of my recent images I have been using items that I own or have been given to me by those I love or have loved. There was such an immediate response from my JPG women friends that it got me thinking.
My idea was to find an object or piece of clothing that I hold dear to could be something I have inherited from someone or an object from perhaps childhood ,,to try to capture that energy or "ghosts" as Kathleen M suggested and to post it around the world to anyone interested to interpret in their own way or their own surroundings....kind of like going on a world holiday picking up energy and the love from those people involved..Free to interpret in whatever way...and then to post it to the next person until it eventually came back to me...It could result in a series of really interesting images that maybe we could all link to and post as a collaborative photo essay/story.
If any one is interested please leave me your thoughts and lol I even thought this could be a long term project over the years to continue with and eventually exhibit as a whole...Kind of like a feminine collective of energy and love..

Please feel free to leave your thoughts on the idea or email me if you would like to be involved.
Much love and have a sun filled day :)
Michele xoxoxoxo

Of course this image is just to accompany the idea and naturally once anyone is interested in participating I shall find an object that maybe could be a starting point and post that image on JPG and then mail it on.

36 responses

  • Alejandro González

    Alejandro González gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    bravissssimo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (10 Jun 2010):

    Texture and color HEAVEN! Is that lavender???:)

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    such beautiful lingerie! oddly, i was just this past hour sitting in a coffee shop waiting for someone, chatting on the phone to my mom, and remembered the little winnie-the-pooh she made me when i was very little.........i carried him in my pocket to kindergarten! i still have him, and thought, i must ttv him.....i'd love to be part of such a collaboration! xo

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (10 Jun 2010):

    Lavender or lilac ....I never know the difference Kathleen :)

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (10 Jun 2010):

    Oh fantastic Jen.!... Yesterday I oddly thought of receiving one of your dolls to use in an image....eventually maybe those involved could circulate something they cherish to all the others who participate xo

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (10 Jun 2010):

    LOL! You already know my excitement and sentiments in full. This would be a wonderful way for us jpg women to connect with each other, and infuse each others' objects with our own ghosts as we pass them from person to person. It is a beautiful idea...and I couldn't be looking forward to it more. You already know of my belief that objects are infused with the energy of the people who have handled or loved them...and that they become more storied with the passage of time, tears, hands.

    In fact, over the Christmas holidays, I had a very dear friend send me something in the mail. I knew that the object had been tucked inside this person's jacket pocket. Little things like that...well...the first thing that I did it was hold it to my face and smell it...hoping to breathe in my friend. I think that for women this intertwining of objects, past songs, future songs, all come together in the present...memory mixed with present moments.

    I hope that we will continue to do this, definitely over the years...once one object has rotated, we can start the next one in motion...on and on...our own special songs to each other...

    I'M IN!!!!!!!!!:):):)

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) said (10 Jun 2010):

    A great image, Michele (those stockings..!), and a wonderful, rich idea with so much connectedness.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    I love the photo Michele and your idea! I have an old indian jacket from childhood, it is beautiful.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Michele, this image is absolutely rich with feminine promise and have hit on a brilliant idea.

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    I LOVE the idea! so good!

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Excellent photo, Michele - and a brilliant collaborative project idea!

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    Nice idea! As always you manage to extract the old and new feels with this image.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    such beautiful delicateness

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    Adoration for such an image......

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    what an image...perfect!

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (11 Jun 2010):


  • Tricia Louvar

    Tricia Louvar said (11 Jun 2010):


    send slip. will return it. and send a new one, too.

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful image!

  • MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지

    MaYa Sinji Jung 정신지 gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    I am IN too!!! :-)

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    I'm in, and I can't wait to see this unfold. Really beautiful photo and idea Michele

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (13 Jun 2010):

    Hi everyone and thank you all for responding....Here is the sequence of people participating as from today

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell said (13 Jun 2010):

    1.Jen Bellefleur

    2.Tricia Louvar

    3.Kathleen Mercardo

    4. Sonia Adam Murray( now due to circumstances unable to join us this time) but in her place Penny Nannini

    5.Debrah Leonard


    7. Maya Sinji Jung

    8. Michele

    Photograph your original item and upload to JPG as a starting image and then mail to the person who's name appears under the list until it eventually returns to you...maybe consider doing a final image once it is back in your hands...Will link everyone's images and everyone will eventually have 8/9 images of their own work to maybe use as a photo essay..

    I think everyone is spending a bit of time finding the right object before mailing so there is no hurry.

  • conchita. del. mundo.

    conchita. del. mundo. gave props (14 Jun 2010):


  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Simply beautiful

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    Now, I see the revised list!

  • Stef LePape

    Stef LePape said (18 Jun 2010):

    so--its the idea--actual or virtual?

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2010):

    Great start.

  • christopher kontoes

    christopher kontoes (Deleted) said (1 Sep 2010):


  • Mandy Maxwell

    Mandy Maxwell gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    fabulously vintage.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    this is wonderful!

  • Jessie Immekus

    Jessie Immekus gave props (25 Oct 2010):

    love the lines in this composition. amazing work.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Oct 2010):

    The Bling bomb diggity.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (28 Nov 2010):

    yeah baby...made the jpg mag splash page..the ultimate compliment..congrats!!!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    excellent vintage-y bling feeling!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (29 Nov 2010):

    works wonders for the theme, and a great project idea

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