This is one of 19 short interviews with the co-contributors to a beautiful book about Inspiration, by Christine Mason Miller. Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World will begin shipping this month. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.
Christine (a/k/a/ Swirly) created cards for each of us contributors, and kept them under wraps until the publication date of each "60 Seconds With" post. I love the journal page she selected for me, it sings!
About the book: In Desire to Inspire, readers will be introduced to twenty extraordinary women – writers, artists and entrepreneurs – all of whom share a unique example of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. The stories and examples explore the roots of their desire to inspire and how they manage to pursue their passions in the midst of all the twists and turns life has given them. In addition to a beautiful collection of quotes, stories, and anecdotes, readers are given substantive, encouraging exercises aimed at supporting their own journey towards a meaningful, mindful life.
The Cinema You Dream About -- El Cine que sueñas, a 1000 Journals Experiment started by Alicante, Spain based Belen Torregrosa, and film studio and school Ciudad de la Luz, is taking off, with a brand new blog, and a Facebook group, featuring journal pages, videos, events, and interviews with international participants about their cinematic inspiration.
The journals are starting to travel far and wide, and more and more images are coming back. Wherever you are, if you want to participate, contact Belen at [email protected]
If you're in San Francisco tomorrow afternoon, don't miss this performance piece: Based on journal entries written by teen patients at UCSF Children's Hospital, 100 Journals, The Play captures experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization, brought to life by local student performers from several S.F. High Schools.
This spin-off of the 1000 and 1001 Journals Projects has enabled pediatric patients to connect with
each other, the staff, and their families in wonderfully creative and
profound ways. The books are passed from patient to patient, encouraging
them to express their thoughts, feelings, and dreams through writing
and drawing. In collaboration with UCSF, students from University High
School, the Urban School, and Wallenberg High School have translated the
experiences conveyed in the journals into a three dimensional
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco RSVP to Kate Vidinsky at (415) 476-2557 or [email protected] More infos here.
Belen just announced another Spanish 1000 Journals screening, this time in Navarra. The details:
University of Navarra, Tuesday, 02/02/2010, 6:00 PM, at the Aula Ciencias Sociales FCOM. The English language announcement is here.
The screening will be followed by a creative session with the theme journals "The Cinema You Dream About," started by the film school Ciudad de la Luz. All this is part of the competition "Expresarte," to promote arts and creativity, lead by Prof. Jorge Latorre. The screening is co-organized by Prof. Monica Codina. One student posted this in the Pink Line Delegation blog. And the beautiful artwork above is the cover of Journal Nº4, by Javi Múñoz, an illustrator from Navarra. The first pages have been filled, and you can see them on Belen's blog, here.
Update, Friday February 12th: Belen wrote today, "I'm back from Pamplona, it was beautiful! Here are a few pictures from the event. A professor from the Politecnico in Milan was there and he took one of our Cinema You Dream About journals to Italy. (He is in the picture of the audience, seated in the middle.) There weren't too many people at the screening, but regardless, the people who were there were into it, and the project got great news in the press, and on the radio and internet."
The Fnac Forum (Alicante) presents "Share Your Art," an experiment which aims to promote creativity for all citizens. The experiment "comparte tu arte" is based on the idea that every page contains something good, so we don't want anybody throwing away any of the pages. Let us see the artist inside you. Today, we want to liberate 50 blank journals to become ambassadors of free and spontaneous art (...). Write, paint, draw what you want, any artistic manifestation will be ok, just leave your mark. We will organize an exhibition with the most beautiful entries, once all the journals have been filled. People interested in taking a traveling journal can register in the Fnac Library. They will have 15 days to work in their journal.
If you are in Spain, here are the contact details:
Film Studio and Academy Ciudad de La Luz, one of Europe's most modern film facilities, in Alicante, Spain, will start a Journals Project Experiment, "EL CINE QUE SUEÑAS -the cinema you dream about." Belén Torregrosa pitched our film and the project and will help to launch a whole new set of journals at Ciudad, for film makers, students, and teachers to collaborate.
Spanish director Bigas Luna (Jamon, Jamon) made one of the first entries in the journals:
Belén wrote a beautiful text, in Spanish, to introduce the experiment, here.
A screening of our film at Ciudad de La Luz will kick off the events. The screening is scheduled for Friday, December 4th, 2009, at 4:00 PM, at the Film Academy. More on Belén's blog, Coolnalism.
Update 12/16: I just discovered this picture at Valencia, Spain magazine El Torrenti. Caption: La directora
general de Ciudad de la Luz, Elsa Martínez, el director del Centro de
Estudios, Luis Cruz, y la responsable del proyecto España, Belén
Torregrosa, han presentado hoy “El cine que sueñas” en el Centro de
Estudios Ciudad de la Luz.
And here is another picture, from Victoria Marrero's Be Curious blog:
The designer of our title sequence, LindA Zacks, just opened a fabulous virtual shop. If you like LindA's work, you will love to own LindA gear: bags, pillows, wall art, her books, but especially, the journals. They come in two sizes: 6 inches wide, 9 inches high (15 x 23 cm), for $22; the large format is 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm), for $25. Check out the cover art here.
Over at 1001 Journals, Someguy's announcing a call for submissions: Share your journals, share your stories.
We're putting together a 1001 Journals book proposal to shop around to publishers, and need your input. To get the publishers excited, we'd like to share some remarkable journal entries, and stories that go along with them. If you'd like us to consider including your journal / entries / story in the proposal, please email us the following:
• Your Username • The journal number • Your city, state, and country • A brief description of the entries, and why they're amazing (make sure they've been added to the 1001J site, where we can review them) • If there's a story, please include it with as much detail as you can
Don't have anything to submit? You've got time, create something unique and interesting. This is your chance to get published. Not on 1001journals.com? Sign up and start sharing journals.
Journal Contributions could range from amazing art or writing to controversial entries, humor, raw emotion, confessions, interaction between contributors, conflicts, rants, oddities, and so on.
Journal Stories might be something interesting that happened with the journal, or in your life involving the journal. Was the journal left in a library? Taken on spring break? Was it used as a marriage proposal? Perhaps you discovered it for sale in a thrift store, or shared it with reformed convicts. Let us know.