Sunday, January 25, 2009
"Like a vine CLIMBING and clinging to the foundation of support so I climb and cling to all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations, striving with every inspired thought and action toward full expression of the things inside of me I long to see manifest. Once expressed, I trust that in the end, like a lifeless vine my brown roots and fossilized impression will remain just as vibrant, just as potent and just as empowering as if I where there like the once rich green ivy foliage of times gone by." May this be your heart's desire also. ~ Geechee Girl Coy
Friday, January 23, 2009
For my birthday my Big sister V is going to do a black and white portrait of me from a recent photo. I would like your help in deciding which photo to use.
Most recently I purchased a table top book entitled Jacqueline Kennedy The White House Years. It depicts the oh so fabulous fashions she wore from 1961 - 1963 and all the marvelous additions and renovations she conducted while in residence. In the beginning pages is a timeless charcol illustration of her by Rene Bouche. It is her pre-inaugural portait and it was featured in Vogue 1961. When I saw it I knew then that I desiring a good thing, having an illustration done of me during this very eventful era of my life.
Take a look at the photographs I am considering and let me know which photo you think is the most flattering and will remain the most memorable as a black and white portrait. I know which I really like, but I value your opinion so please post an entry with your suggestion using the descriptions I provided below.
No. 1 Curly-Cue-Coy
No. 2 Smiles-4-Miles
No. 3 Mona-Geechee
Geechee Girl Coy
Monday, January 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Coy's Resolve is to:
Live well, love hard and prosper;
Lead by example;
Excavate, illuminate and celebrate her authentic self;
Create from the heart, handmade moments and goodies for herself and others;
Cultivate rewarding relationships;
Facilitate the dreams of others, for her cup is full, when she fills the cup of others;
Glean from her trailblazing and trendsetting Big Sis. V and this Blogging Colony of incredible Artisans all the inspiration her heart and hand can hold that will equip her to create her own artistic expressions through her love of words and scroll work;
Make it rain as only she can do and hope that it inspires you to make it rain too!
Hope you like it!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Hey Yawl, January 2nd was my B-Day and it was awesome! I learned from a wise woman that past a certain age B-Day's should be celebrated broader and longer. I wholeheartedly agree! Just like a fine wine with age we only get better. Rare, highly valued, sought after and only brought out to serve the best. Like a true treasure, when you pop our cork, just let us sit for a moment and breathe, then drink deep and enjoy! See! Now I bet you can hardly wait to celebrate your coming BDays with a little more longevity.
I believe one of the greatest gifts is listening. After that displaying the fact that you have heard via thoughtful and tangible PDA’s Public displays of affection or acts. For example this year I received some of the most remarkable B-Day gifts. Not that I am so hard to please, but in the last few years or so I've been on a journey to discover myself, cause not really knowing what you like or what you are really into can be a drag and just plan sad. Therefore, having dug deep into myself I've found nuggets of truth that I have come to really value.
On New Year's Eve from my big sis. V I received a big designer bag in my accent color for life, red!! From my boo, I got the DVD series of one of my favorite actors and performers of all time FRED “Freaking” ASTAIRE!!!! I love that dude. He was so suave, cool, elegant and debonair, and most of all his rhythmic delivery while walking, talking, singing, dancing or just snapping his finger and swaggering along were priceless. Another set of sweet moments came with all the FB Face Book love I have received since I wrote on my wall "Coy is loving all the B-Day FB love coming her way, and came my way it did!!!! Thanks everybody.
Some of the most righteous gifts came from a few of my sistahgirlfriends. Like a set of four, white plates with black scroll work. Scroll work is one of my most wonderifically favorite things. My smile was sooooooo big. In my quest to brand 2Geechee Girls in your mind and heart, I said in passing "I would love to have a jumbo clear umbrella with the geechee girl logo on it for my B-Day." along with dinner at my new favorite restaurant.
So what do they do? They punk me and place in a beautiful gift bag all wrapped in tissue a .99 cent umbrella that they attempted to replicate the Geechee Girl logo on. Lame, uh? It sure was, but did Geechee Girl Coy know that? Heck no. I started almost screaming in giddy excitement in the middle of restaurant as I pull out the Dollar Store umbrella, unsnapped it and fully extended it as I exclaimed how happy I am and how wonderful this is and they are. Little did I know I was being punked and V was in on it too. As you can see they drew their version of V’s logo, stick figures and all. LOL!
After dinner at another place, and almost at the end of the evening, my girlfriend goes to the car in the cold and brings back the real deal, this incredible thoughtfully appointed basket full of the most fabulous Geechee Girl must haves to inspire me to dream, blog and share it all with you thus, this long entry! Shhhhhhhh, I’m getting better, at least it’s entertaining, right?
In the basket was, of course, a very generous gift certificate to, you guessed it, Cuban Pete’s! the perfect red mug, red designer ink pens, geechee girl folders, a red picture frame, beautifully colored journals and my very own geechee girl hot cup with the logo for my favorite morning libation, hazel nut coffee, light with two Splenda! It is so good to be loved, but even better to be known and celebrated for being you! Enjoying B-Day delights from Winter till Spring!
Geechee Girl Coy