TEXT & TONIC - M N O June 09 2020, 0 Comments
My latest blog introduces you to three exceptional women, artists who overcame obstacles, adversity, and discrimination, then became famous, and shared their abundance.
Where there is a woman, there is magic. Ntozake Shange
I find the moire pattern interesting because there's always an impression of motion. Sometimes it appears suddenly, but it's always fun to play with.
Ntozake Shange was an amazing black feminist, American, playwright and poet, whose work focused on race and black power. She was a pioneer in theatre arts, blending poetry, music, dance and drama. The 'choreopoem' shook the theatre world and challenged the traditional three-act structure.
I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on. Josephine Baker
In 1926, the 20 year old Josephine Baker left America and landed in Paris, where she fascinated the French with her outrageous dancing style and was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, was a fearless civil rights activist, and created her own Rainbow Tribe family of adopted children. And she showed the French a few things about dressing in style.
There are no mistakes, only opportunities. Tina Fey
The ogee pattern first appeared in the middle east and by the 14th century Europe it was used in Venetian Gothic and Gothic Revival architectural styles. This old world pattern has travelled through history and now decorates our contemporary homes.
Tina Fey is an award winning actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. For her enormous contribution to the entertainment industry, she has been voted the Entertainer of the year and won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Tina is known for her commitment to charity works and global development projects.
The three inspirational quotations in this blog appear on a variety of home decor products in the Text & Tonic design series. They're available on my website. May they always inspire you.
I'm looking forward to writing my next blog about three more fascinating women and their words of wisdom.
Until then, hasta luego amigos.