Friday, December 3, 2010

Farewell to two dear old friends...

I am so sad to report that our beloved Mr. Noahnie and his brother Meema have both passed away. Those who knew Noah and us will understand how a keystone of our family has been pulled out from under us. Noah was a great cat, a great friend, so loyal and sweet, the inspiration for a T.V. craft show and many songs and jingles, Meema was the undercat, the unlikely champion, with a voice, the clearest blue eyes and a sweet essence. Their spirits lives on in all of us...after almost 15 years together, our hearts are sad, but both of their health conditions had seriously declined and it was time.
Explaining death to a 2. 5 year old has been a heartbreaking part of the process-but I think we are going to make it. Time does numb the sadness a bit...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Creative Women Collaboration

(All photos in this post by the lovely and talented, Brea McDonald) Dear friends of mine, and fellow wedding professionals, Brea McDonald, Dawn Kelly and Meg Simone recently participated in an exciting project for women filmakers recently in the Bahamas.
I am so proud of them, I wanted to share the story and to encourage women everywhere to fulfill our creative selves.
Professional event filmmakers and photographers from across the globe gathered recently on a cruise to the Bahamas for POSH 2010, an educational workshop and retreat for women. Inspired by their shared experiences in their visual industry, the group spontaneously decided to use their creative gifts to craft a short film illustrating the positive power and passion of women in the film industry.
Shot on location at POSH 2010, “Women Create” was directed by Maura Coleman-Murray and Kara Jensen, filmed by Maribeth Ratajczyk and Luiza Perkowska, and edited by Meg Simone. All 42 POSH 2010 attendees collaborated on the piece.