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Famiss, Women's Success Literature and History
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Best Book for Women Entrepreneurs: Birthing the Elephant: The Woman's Go-fo
2009-03-11 15:59:00
"Change can be daunting, but the status quo can be worse." – Birthing the Elephant Looking at the cover of Birthing the Elephant: The Woman’s Go-for-it! Guide to Overcoming the Big Challenges of Launching a Business (2008) did not prepare me for the influence it would have in my life.Finally! Someone wrote a business book with guts! Finally someone had the courage to say out loud "Launching your own business will take its toll on your bank account, your self esteem, and your family." They didn't gloss over the mistakes people make in business as if it is expected and so trivial that the mistakes only merit a few paragraphs.The authors of this little book, Karin Abarbanel and Bruce Freeman, seem to have been following me around in my head for the last three years while I helped my husband launch and stabilize his business and explored and launched my own. They described the ups and downs of business as stages. Hearing that they were stages was comforting to me – that means that...
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"Laughter is Healing," Australian Speaker's Approach to Self-Improvement
2009-01-04 15:09:00
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a humorous lady from down under, Nancy Wylde. Nancy Wylde is author of the book "Ticket to Freedom: A Self-Empowerment Guide for Women" (2008) and a motivational speaker.Attendees to her seminars are in for a surprise because at Nancy's seminars, the focus is on them. She doesn't bombard them with what she wants to talk about; rather she customizes her seminars to the individual interests of the participants.When I asked Nancy about her speaking style, she replied:I usually have a topic to follow and then am open for some questions. Once again, I don't feel I have all the answers. I prefer if I am not viewed as one who "knows it all" because quite frankly I don't. Each of us is unique. What works for one person does not always work for another.I had an elderly woman of 95 years ask me how she can gain financial independence from her husband. This was a rather awkward question because I wondered, "Why would you want to be independent now?" H...
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Get Publishers and Book Agents to Notice You
2008-12-28 17:58:00
6 Reasons to Use a Blog to Build Readership Before You Publish and Attract Agents and Publishers Free Audio: 1 hour and 20 minutes of real examples and useful resources which will help you understand how to use a blog to market and improve your writing.I am really excited to share my ideas on how to use a blog and Web 2.0 to launch or build your writing career and how to attract readers, agents, and publishers to your writing.I've given this talk several times but never took the time to record it.This free talk is an hour and twenty minutes long. This talk is perfect for women writers who are hesitant to write online or who haven't started a blog yet and wonder how to make a blog effectively market them online. It is an intro to blogging filled with suggestions that will also help you market the blog.To making your invisible, faMiss...Allison Frederickhttp://www.famisswomen.com/ - online marketing for Creative Women in Business & the ArtsClick here to access free audio download...
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Set Goals, Make Friends in the Process: Announcing Accountability Girlfrien
2008-12-26 19:04:00
Just in time for New Year's Resolutions, I've started a new network called Accountability Girlfriends. If you've been tempted to not even bother setting goals this year, think again. Maybe you just need a cheerleading team to encourage you and push you a bit. This new social network will give you the chance to set goals and share them with other women. We'll all help keep you accountable so that you can make more happen in your life. Also, it is the chance to help other women make their dreams come true. Share tips and resources with other women to help them achieve their goals. This is a place for humor, ideas, friends, and success. Visit Accountability Girlfriends by faMissWomen.comLooking for more? Please visit http://famiss.blogspot.com -FaMiss Women - Women's Success Profiles, including books & movie reviews highlighting historical and modern women experiences. Women's Success Profiles is a feature of www.faMissWomen.com, a company dedicated to helping talented women beco...
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Fun Way to Create a Free Jingle for Your Business
2008-12-18 16:59:00
Jingle Generator - Spread Your Company Info in a Fun WayThis is a fun, free tool presented by Quickbooks. Pick from a variety of pre-formulated jingles, add your company information and see what the wacky musician, Tommy Silk creates for you.Even if you don't want a jingle for your company, visit this site because it is a great example of how to use your artistic talents to meet current needs in a unique way.The Jingle GeneratorListen to the faMissWomen.com jingle. It is to the 1980's song "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love Tonight" by The Outfield (a song I used to love). It is a bit cheesy, and may not reinforce your brand, but still fun.Looking for more? Please visit http://famiss.blogspot.com -FaMiss Women - Women's Success Profiles, including books & movie reviews highlighting historical and modern women experiences. Women's Success Profiles is a feature of www.faMissWomen.com, a company dedicated to helping talented women become visible online.
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Marketing Yourself Online with Integrity: Lessons from Madame Helena Rubins
2008-12-08 17:18:00
The beauty about online businesses is that you can work in your bedroom slippers, on a Tahiti beach, or at the local coffee shop and your customers will never know.The anonymity of the internet is very attractive to those who operate a business or product but are a bit shy. We let the internet do the talking for us. There is; however, a danger in taking full advantage of the anonymity of the internet and that is losing your integrity.When I write an article and post it online, does that substantiate a claim that I am an international author? Many people would say yes but I disagree. Let's say I am enjoying a party at my best friend's house. She introduces me to a book agent as an international best selling author because my best friend has seen my email signature that says "Allison Frederick, International Author" (this a self-proclaimed title I included in my email based on the fact that I write online).The book agent is intrigued, wondering why she hasn't heard of me before. Sh...
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Does Marketing Yourself Have to Be Painful?
2008-11-22 23:50:00
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty." - Georgia O'KeeffeI've been blessed with many readers who are interested in famous women in history. I've been encouraged by your comments and the number of people who enjoy reading what I write. I never could have imagined this opportunity a year ago.Just last year I began sharing my writing online. At first I was so nervous about sharing that I used a psuedonym. Then I was trying to attract an agent for my upcoming novel, A Portrait of Josephine. I wanted to let the agent know I had a "platform" (to use the industry lingo) but most of my online writing was in my psuedonym. I quickly changed that. Boldly I slapped my name on everything. I have to admit, I felt awkward about doing so.But then I looked at successful women around me. They were promoting their name or brand unabashidly. Vera Wang has created an empire - a far cry from wedding gowns. Georgia O'Keeffe was a shy woman and n...
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Can You Immobilize Yourself with Too Many Questions? - Documentary Review:
2008-11-18 16:58:00
Documentary Review : Searching for Debra Winger (2002) by Rosanna ArquetteRating: B+This documentary is referenced in several books on women and career. I finally requested a copy from my library. When people talk about this documentary, they often sum it up as a film about how aging female actors survive in Hollywood. I think this grossly underestimates the applicability for those of us outside of Hollywood. This film is sensitive, personal, and brave. I am delighted that Arquette took the time to interview a few dozen successful women who demonstrate that there are still struggles in managing their career even if they are super-stars.Arquette interviews many successful actors including: Meg Ryan, Vanessa Redgrave, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone and finally Debra Winger. Her interviews focus on what matters most for many women "How can you achieve balance in your life?" "Can we have it all?" She nearly asks. "How do we balance career and family?" "How can you live with th...
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Quantum of Solace:Women in Leadership - a Woman’s Review
2008-11-15 15:56:00
On principle against the overt sexism, machismo, and "escapism" relationships with women, I avoided historical James Bond movies entirely, until in a moment of kindness, I agreed to see Daniel Craig's first Bond movie with my husband. Casino Royale was better than I expected and the women didn't seem to be such classic "play things" I thought I briefly witnessed in the earlier Bond films.On opening day, I once again found myself in front of Bond on screen in Quantum of Solace and found that I loved the movie. I enjoyed the complicated storyline and while the action scenes were abundant, they didn't last so long that I found my mind wandering too far from the story.I like Daniel Craig's portrayal of James Bond best in Quantum of Solace because he seemed powerful, intelligent, in control, and sophisticated without appearing smug and conceited. His performance is so convincing because he didn't even seem to be trying to be Bond – he just is Bond.But the actor that arrested me mo...
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Women's History Inclusion Still Has a Long Way to Go
2008-10-29 12:08:00
I write about women in history because I learned little of women's accomplishments as I was growing up. Their history was so absent from my history lessons and books that it never occured to me that there were many women in history who made contributions. Minorities also feel this way. There is a void of historical experience education for women and minorities. I write these articles to try and combat this lack of education and to introduce women to themselves and their past.I erroneously assumed that girls growing up now didn't grow up with this void. In an era where women executives ran massive companies like eBay and hold positions like Secretary of State, I expected that newly written historical accounts would integrate women rather than rely on sharing their history in their own separate sphere. It seems we still have a ways to go.Recently I enjoyed a wonderful mini-series developed by the BBC entitled The Impressionists (2006). The year of production is the key, it was relea...
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Women's History Inclusion Still Has a Long Way to Go
2008-10-29 12:08:00
I write about women in history because I learned little of women's accomplishments as I was growing up. Their history was so absent from my history lessons and books that it never occured to me that there were many women in history who made contributions. Minorities also feel this way. There is a void of historical experience education for women and minorities. I write these articles to try and combat this lack of education and to introduce women to themselves and their past.I erroneously assumed that girls growing up now didn't grow up with this void. In an era where women executives ran massive companies like eBay and hold positions like Secretary of State, I expected that newly written historical accounts would integrate women rather than rely on sharing their history in their own separate sphere. It seems we still have a ways to go.Recently I enjoyed a wonderful mini-series developed by the BBC entitled The Impressionists (2006). The year of production is the key, it was relea...
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My Health Care Plan
2008-10-17 16:00:00
This subject is aberrant for this blog; however, this blog is about women's issues and health care in America is certainly a woman's (and man's) issue.Universal health care would bankrupt the American economy and lead to poorer health. Few people value free things. I believe that Americans would take even less responsibility for their health choices if they had unlimited access to free health care.My health plan is as follows:Free Health ClinicsAll hospitals should have an adjunct free clinic open to anyone and everyone. This facility should share administrative facilities with emergency rooms but otherwise be independent.To attract talented practitioners to the free clinics, doctors and employees should have their education costs written off over the course of time they work in the clinic, say 20% per year. Additionally the clinics should have ideal work conditions including access to current technologies, sufficient staff to avoid overtime and work sharing schedules to attract ...
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My Health Care Plan
2008-10-17 16:00:00
This subject is aberrant for this blog; however, this blog is about women's issues and health care in America is certainly a woman's (and man's) issue.Universal health care would bankrupt the American economy and lead to poorer health. Few people value free things. I believe that Americans would take even less responsibility for their health choices if they had unlimited access to free health care.My health plan is as follows:Free Health ClinicsAll hospitals should have an adjunct free clinic open to anyone and everyone. This facility should share administrative facilities with emergency rooms but otherwise be independent.To attract talented practitioners to the free clinics, doctors and employees should have their education costs written off over the course of time they work in the clinic, say 20% per year. Additionally the clinics should have ideal work conditions including access to current technologies, sufficient staff to avoid overtime and work sharing schedules to attract ...
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Accomplished Women Have Fears Too: What Do They Do About It?
2008-10-15 16:36:00
Book review: On Becoming Fearless: Love, Work, and Life by Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffingtonPost.comMany of us have had our fill of traditional self help books. Sure they are helpful but after a while they all seem the same. Arianna's book, Fearless, sounds like a self help book but it breaks the mold. This book is calming and invigorating at the same time. She fills the pages with examples of women pushing through their fears whether they are fictional characters, historical heroes, or modern day leaders. She flawlessly blends anecdotal stories that struck to the core of my psyche.So why pick up a book on fearlessness? One reason fear holds us back is our failure to recognize we have fear. Fear implies weakness. No one wants to be perceived as weak so we distract ourselves by exploring our psychology, read self improvement books, and make ourselves better in every way except one. We ignore the elephant in the room – fear.Arianna writes: "To live in fear is the worst form...
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To Be or Not to Be a Mother, That is the Question
2008-10-08 15:57:00
(portrait of Laura Bassi, Italian professor)I am entering the sunset phase of my reproductive years and for the first time, I hear the clock ticking.Should I succumb to the age old call of passing down my genes? Are my genes good enough to pass down? Or should I select a child who is already here, adopt someone who is lost its mother? Would I be a good mom or would I drive my child into years of therapy?Do most women question whether they should go ahead and turn their bodies and their lives over to another human being? How are they so willing to relinquish control over to their creation? Aren't they afraid it will turn on them as Mary Shelly's Frankenstein or Gertrude Bell's Iraq did?I have many hesitations to willingly giving birth to a child and I suspect I am not alone in my ambivalence. I've read the countless tales of talented women artists who never produced another painting after they had children. Granted, many of these women lived in an era when child raising and house...
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Feel Like You Don't Know Palin? Meet the Most "Green" Candidate
2008-09-13 16:34:00
Many people, actor Matt Damon included, balk at the idea of Governor Sarah Palin as Vice President because they say they don't know her. That is a worthy argument, so what do you do when you don't know someone? Do you simply dismiss them or do you get to know them? Open-minded people tend to start inquiring. My inquiries led me to an interview of Governor Palin with Larry Kudlow of CNBC earlier this summer. She was not the nominee at that time and although she was being considered by the Republican Party, it seems that neither President Nominee McCain nor Governor Sarah Palin thought that she would be selected.The energy word here is Anwar. This sacred word to environmentalists and democrats is nearly a professional death sentence for anyone who is willing to consider drilling there. As Governor Palin commented in her acceptance speech, many people from the lower 48 states don't want to drill in Anwar but the people in Alaska (say those who have a greater likelihood of having bee...
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Feel Like You Don't Know Palin? Meet the Most "Green" Candidate
2008-09-13 16:34:00
Many people, actor Matt Damon included, balk at the idea of Governor Sarah Palin as Vice President because they say they don't know her. That is a worthy argument, so what do you do when you don't know someone? Do you simply dismiss them or do you get to know them? Open-minded people tend to start inquiring. My inquiries led me to an interview of Governor Palin with Larry Kudlow of CNBC earlier this summer. She was not the nominee at that time and although she was being considered by the Republican Party, it seems that neither President Nominee McCain nor Governor Sarah Palin thought that she would be selected.The energy word here is Anwar. This sacred word to environmentalists and democrats is nearly a professional death sentence for anyone who is willing to consider drilling there. As Governor Palin commented in her acceptance speech, many people from the lower 48 states don't want to drill in Anwar but the people in Alaska (say those who have a greater likelihood of having bee...
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Allison Frederick's upcoming novel - A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-l
2008-09-08 23:41:00
A Portrait of Josephine is a soon-to-be published novel by the editor of FaMiss, Allison Frederick.A classic mentor/apprentice story with female empowerment.21st century graduate student Abby Archer, and her mentor, Galena Conner, a British milk farmer’s wife from the late 1880s journey through deception to uncover their feminine strength. Based on the spirit of artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Eva Hesse.PrologueGalenaCliffside in Somerhaven, the British Isles Late 1800'sIt might sound strange that I knew her immediately. Her body swollen like a sausage, her black hair caked with sand and seaweed. But her eyes were wide open, and those eyes could escape me no more. I would know them anywhere. Galena stopped, pulling a strand of hair from her chapped thin lips. The wind, unruly in its usual way thrust the hair back with haste.She paused, and took a long, steady breath. Her grey woolen shawl beat in rhythm along with her hair in the wind but the rest of her was unmoved, almost indis...
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Allison Frederick's upcoming novel - A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-l
2008-09-08 23:41:00
A Portrait of Josephine is a soon-to-be published novel by the editor of FaMiss, Allison Frederick.A classic mentor/apprentice story with female empowerment.21st century graduate student Abby Archer, and her mentor, Galena Conner, a British milk farmer?s wife from the late 1880s journey through deception to uncover their feminine strength. Based on the spirit of artists Georgia O?Keeffe and Eva Hesse.PrologueGalenaCliffside in Somerhaven, the British Isles Late 1800'sYou may find it strange that I knew her immediately. Her body swollen like a sausage, her black hair caked with sand and seaweed. But her eyes were wide open, and those eyes escaped me no more, well, I would know them anywhere. Galena stops, pulling a strand of hair from her chapped thin lips. The wind, unruly in its usual way thrusts the hair back with haste.She pauses, taking a long, steady breath. Her grey woolen shawl beats in rhythm along with her hair in the wind but the rest of her is unmoved, nearly blurring in...
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Gather's First Chapters Contest Gives Opportunities for New Authors
2008-09-07 14:50:00
The fun social networking website, Gather.com offers a contest called "First Chapters." In this contest, writers share their first chapter with the Gather community and then they vote whether they liked the chapter or not. If the writer receives a high enough score, then the writer's story moves onto the next chapter where readers will vote again. What a fun, dynamic way to draw attention to a novel. In this same spirit, we are running our own contest.Publishers and agents are attracted to manuscripts that have potential. They feel even better about books that already have the support of readers. For this reason, I am asking for your help. Your vote could help a novel be published. The process is simple and free.Looking for more?A Portrait of Josephine is a soon-to-be published novel by Allison Frederick. It is a classic mentor/apprentice story about female empowerment between a young, graduate student from the 21 century named Abby Archer, and her mentor, Galena Conner, a British ...
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Gather's First Chapters Contest Gives Opportunities for New Authors
2008-09-07 14:50:00
The fun social networking website, Gather.com offers a contest called "First Chapters." In this contest, writers share their first chapter with the Gather community and then they vote whether they liked the chapter or not. If the writer receives a high enough score, then the writer's story moves onto the next chapter where readers will vote again. What a fun, dynamic way to draw attention to a novel. In this same spirit, we are running our own contest.Publishers and agents are attracted to manuscripts that have potential. They feel even better about books that already have the support of readers. For this reason, I am asking for your help. Your vote could help a novel be published. The process is simple and free.Looking for more?A Portrait of Josephine is a soon-to-be published novel by Allison Frederick. It is a classic mentor/apprentice story about female empowerment between a young, graduate student from the 21 century named Abby Archer, and her mentor, Galena Conner, a British ...
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Building a Brand So Sweet: See's Chocolates
2008-09-01 00:29:00
Building a Brand So Sweet , it Lasts for Generations: The Story of See's Chocolates An inspiring business success story always gets the juices flowing as the reader feels the flow of success and wise decisions bringing them along for the ride. Combine the rush of a good story with a story about chocolate and you have an irresistible combination.It all began with the matriarchal figure of Mary See. Mary's recipes for chocolates and candies built the See's Candy Empire that has wooed America since 1921. See's Candies uses the finest quality ingredients and always has. That is one of the secrets to their success. Even during the Depression, they didn't cut corners. Their customers can always count on a quality candy and that is why their customers keep coming back. Does your customer have the same, quality experience over and over again?The See Candy story is a classic American success story. They were descendents of Ireland, whose family immigrated to Ontario. Mary's son, Charles,...
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Building a Brand So Sweet: See's Chocolates
2008-09-01 00:29:00
Building a Brand So Sweet , it Lasts for Generations: The Story of See's Chocolates An inspiring business success story always gets the juices flowing as the reader feels the flow of success and wise decisions bringing them along for the ride. Combine the rush of a good story with a story about chocolate and you have an irresistible combination.It all began with the matriarchal figure of Mary See. Mary's recipes for chocolates and candies built the See's Candy Empire that has wooed America since 1921. See's Candies uses the finest quality ingredients and always has. That is one of the secrets to their success. Even during the Depression, they didn't cut corners. Their customers can always count on a quality candy and that is why their customers keep coming back. Does your customer have the same, quality experience over and over again?The See Candy story is a classic American success story. They were descendents of Ireland, whose family immigrated to Ontario. Mary's son, Charles,...
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Georgia O?Keeffe exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine ?
2008-08-21 17:49:00
I recently learned of a unique exhibit of 18 pieces of Georgia O'Keeffe's work and 60 photographs of her and her life. The art exhibit runs through September 7, 2008 at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine ."For the first time, the exhibition pairs paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera includes works by famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Eliot Porter, Todd Webb, and Arnold Newman. The exhibition will also include examples of O'Keeffe's paintings and works on paper that mark major moments in the development of her art"*If you live in the area or are looking for a last minute Labor Day vacation, I encourage you to check out this exhibit.O'Keeffe was both the artist and the subject of art. This exhibit shows how both roles fortified her career.Looking for more? Another FaMiss article about O?Keeffe: Changing Our Dreams into What We Do: Georgia O?Keeffe vs. Sylvia PlathPodca...
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Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine
2008-08-21 17:49:00
I recently learned of a unique exhibit of 18 pieces of Georgia O'Keeffe's work and 60 photographs of her and her life. The art exhibit runs through September 7, 2008 at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine ."For the first time, the exhibition pairs paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. Georgia O'Keeffe and the Camera includes works by famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Eliot Porter, Todd Webb, and Arnold Newman. The exhibition will also include examples of O'Keeffe's paintings and works on paper that mark major moments in the development of her art"*If you live in the area or are looking for a last minute Labor Day vacation, I encourage you to check out this exhibit.O'Keeffe was both the artist and the subject of art. This exhibit shows how both roles fortified her career.Looking for more?Another FaMiss article about O’Keeffe: Changing Our Dreams into What We Do: Georgia O’Keeffe vs. Sylvia PlathPo...
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Changing Our Dreams into What We Do: Georgia O’Keeffe vs. Sylvia Plath
2008-08-17 15:03:00
Some people have such an innate sense of what they want and who they are. I have never been that kind of person. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is my icon, my model for self-certainty. It seems she never wavered from her painting. Her boldness and confidence governed her daily decisions which supported her artistic life. She married a much older man, a man who was also in the arts; a gallery owner, champion of artists, and famous photographer. O'Keeffe seemed to blossom in this partnership, becoming even more strong and assured. She had the confidence to break away not only from her traditional master painters but also from the styles of the male painters of her time. Her painting "Red, White, and Blue" (1931) was a jibe to her contemporaries. In an interview (see the youTube video below), a much older O'Keeffe lit up with orneriness as she described what this painting meant to her. She said that at that time all the artists were discussing the "Great American" this and the "Great ...
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Changing Our Dreams into What We Do: Georgia O?Keeffe vs. Sylvia Plath
2008-08-17 15:03:00
Some people have such an innate sense of what they want and who they are. I have never been that kind of person. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is my icon, my model for self-certainty. It seems she never wavered from her painting. Her boldness and confidence governed her daily decisions which supported her artistic life. She married a much older man, a man who was also in the arts; a gallery owner, champion of artists, and famous photographer. O'Keeffe seemed to blossom in this partnership, becoming even more strong and assured. She had the confidence to break away not only from her traditional master painters but also from the styles of the male painters of her time. Her painting "Red, White, and Blue" (1931) was a jibe to her contemporaries. In an interview (see the youTube video below), a much older O'Keeffe lit up with orneriness as she described what this painting meant to her. She said that at that time all the artists were discussing the "Great American" this and the "Great ...
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Women Who are Happy at Work: Are You One of Them?
2008-08-12 17:44:00
Book Review: Be Happy at Work : 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why (2005) by Joanne GordonAs I watch the summer 2008 Olympics, I wonder why in the world I never considered beach volley ball to be a career option for me. I watch those women and wonder if they fret on Sunday afternoon, dreading the return to work on Monday morning and I doubt it. Why was I so narrow in my thinking when I chose my careers? Why did I think that disliking the job was part of my penance which justified my pay check? Why did I think that I didn’t need to be happy at my job? Now, I wasn't always unhappy in my jobs but I certainly held my fair share of crappy jobs, but this was normal, right?The book Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why not only makes a perfect gift for a girl about to graduate high school or college but it is also perfect for someone who finds herself in a career transition, is job hunting, or hates going to work.Joanne Gordon selected 100 women in a variety of fie...
Women Who are Happy at Work: Are You One of Them?
2008-08-12 17:44:00
Book Review: Be Happy at Work : 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why (2005) by Joanne GordonAs I watch the summer 2008 Olympics, I wonder why in the world I never considered beach volley ball to be a career option for me. I watch those women and wonder if they fret on Sunday afternoon, dreading the return to work on Monday morning and I doubt it. Why was I so narrow in my thinking when I chose my careers? Why did I think that disliking the job was part of my penance which justified my pay check? Why did I think that I didn?t need to be happy at my job? Now, I wasn't always unhappy in my jobs but I certainly held my fair share of crappy jobs, but this was normal, right?The book Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs, and Why not only makes a perfect gift for a girl about to graduate high school or college but it is also perfect for someone who finds herself in a career transition, is job hunting, or hates going to work.Joanne Gordon selected 100 women in a variety of field...
Got the Middle of the Week Work Blues? Rx -Ellen DeGeneres
2008-07-30 16:21:00
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it."So the question is - Why be normal? Enjoy the rest of the week.Looking for more? Please visit FaMiss - Women's Success History & Literature, including books & movie reviews highlighting historical and modern women experiences.Looking for more? Please visit http://famiss.blogspot.com -FaMiss Women - Women's Success Profiles, including books & movie reviews highlighting historical and modern women experiences. Women's Success Profiles is a feature of www.faMissWomen.com, a company dedicated to helping talented women become visible online.
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