Sunday, July 13, 2008

Homeward Bound

The 2008 Chocolate & Chat Tour is now history, finishing on a high note in Kelowna with distinguished guests including on-line friend, author and CWILL BC member Karen Autio, and the distinguished Jack Whyte (looking very dapper in his golfing hat). Many thanks to Curtis, Conrad and the staff at the Orchard Hill Chapters for making us feel so welcome.

After dinner, James and I went out for a celebratory ice cream, and while we were in line, we discussed the preponderance of body art in women compared to just a few years ago. This led me to remember a most remarkable video I had seen recently, depicting women in Art over a period of 500 years.

This video montage was put together by animation artist Phillip Scott Johnson, with music by Yoyo Ma. I love it for the sense of shifting fashions in beauty, and for the resultant sense of fragility in life and loveliness.

More tomorrow on the tour -- likely a Comic Life version. Don't forget to check James' blog, too -- for perhaps he has the strength to be more articulate than I right now.



Lottery Girl said...

AWESOME video!

Kathy said...

Karen Autio and Jack in a golf hat? Where are the photos, pray tell? :)

kc dyer said...

Thanks, Lotto Girl!

And I'm sorry Kathy, but sadly, the pictures of Karen A. and Jack suffered from some of the same lack of focus your humble blogger did on the final day of the tour. Alas -- but their loyal faces live on in my memory!