Friday, May 7, 2010

What Kind of Girl Am I? Très Femme!

Step into my office and your gaze will surely fall on two cork boards that I painted gold and decorated with all sorts of magazine clippings, cards, drawings, and so forth. They are a testament to my love of fashion and "girly-girl" things.
Well, my fiftieth birthday is coming up on Memorial Day weekend (May 30th). As you recall, that's the whole impetus for my upcoming trip to Paris, turning fifty. And if you look on one of my cork boards, you'll see a card that mon pare made me one year. It says, "Love you Cindy" and has a picture of a little girl holding an American flag.
The photo of the little girl sitting on a bench with the sun in her eyes, wearing a heavy jacket, is me as a child.
Of course, my little Bichon Frise is represented with some doggie related bits and pieces.

An idea - perhaps I should take all of the things off the board and put up new things, and make these my Paris inspiration boards? On second thought, that is what this blog is all about. A better idea - when I return from my upcoming trip to Paris, I will put up souvenirs that I bring back with me, so I can remember my trip for years to come. So here are the before shots of my office cork boards - and in less than five months from now, I will have the after shots to share with you, one bit at a time.

Have a lovely weekend ~ here in the States, we will celebrate Mother's Day on May 9th. But in France, Mother's Day is Fête des Mères and often celebrated on June 7th (a French tradition that was inaugurated by Napoleon and made official in 1950). This year it's on a different day - according to a comment by Karin - May 30th, my birthday! Read Karin's comment to this post to learn why ...


Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

What a wonderful inspiration board that is! So fun to see you as a kid. :) I really like the images you have up there, and it makes me want to go out and get a board and make one for myself.

This year, Mother's Day in France is on May 30th -- I was wondering why as I also had read it is sometimes the first Sunday in June, and discovered this: "France is the last Sunday in May except if it coincides with Pentecost day (50th day after Lent) , in which case it is shifted to the first Sunday in June"

So there you go -- Mother's Day is your birthday this year.

I hope you had a good weekend and that the coming week is a good one for you!

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Love your board!! You have inspired me to create another one!!!

Amy said...

I love your mood boards - layer, layer!

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

Streets of Paris - I shot this the day I left Paris, on a rainy September morning.

Small group Paris tours for women