Notes from the Fiercely Forty
|Turning 40. Diorama by Daryl Anne Goldman|
In my hands is more than a postage stamp's weight worth of reflections. Private letters to each other sent among the group of 10 women I assembled last October for my Idea Party to reflect on turning 40. I wasn't sure it would happen, but it did and it's gloriously un-digital!
In the process of building awareness of the project among friends and neighbors, I am sure I did touch at least 40 women with the idea of Forty by Forty. But the hard part was turning the stories of women around the world into content...which is how I arrived at the notion of an Idea Party (finite, fun and tangible- versus digital).
At the East Bay Open Studios last weekend, I purchased this diorama from artist Daryl Anne Goldman who was exhibiting with the artists in Jack London Square. The woman holding a baby (an in a glass bottle) at the top of the stairs spoke to me (threw me back 3 years instantly) to when I became a Mom!
Under the stairs is an old doorknob cover with a baby figurine in the hole where a knob would sit. In the window, a stork arriving with a baby. In the boat sailing the waters underneath the stairs, a career woman figurine and a mother (also holding a baby) figurine. On the first 3 steps, little zebras. I want to add one more since it's the 1 year anniversary of having my 3rd cat in the household (3 females=NOT a good idea).
So let's see what happens. Our Yahoo group is active and alive with ideas to connect again with each other. Stay tuned here or on Twitter to Forty by Forty.