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On my way to a Memory

'Rorschach' style ink splot
‘Rorschach’ style inkblot

What’s Going On…

  • A smoking dog
  • An acrobatic balancing act
  • Silhouetted profiles of conjoined twin girls with almond-shaped eyes
  • Black sheep
  • Coal dust
  • Oil spill
  • A rodent exodus
  • A large bird in flight with his landing gear down
  • A blackened baguette
  • Black tears sprouting
  • Pelvic structures
  • White bright star
  • Big frog leap frog
  • Black fractals
  • Animal tails
  • Fragments

See where it takes you… … and trust you won’t be tested.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

To Paint things Apart

"Untitled"  24"x36" Acrylic on Canvas
“Untitled” 24″x36″ Acrylic on Canvas

In this image I want to mock, or echo, a different order.  As the pieces come apart, they are dismissed, and I digress rapidly into an order that has not been established until now.  In the same way I work when I’m making a film, I edit, and delete sequences.  Many paintings are “lost” during this technique as the more immediate ones emerge to replace them.

Abstract painting is a way of giving meaning to my inward searches.  I’m strongly attached to what I see in nature.  Color, form, line, and texture, are elements I paint to pull apart so as to see them differently.

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“Chow-Chow Woozy”

"Collective Individualism"

My approach to interior living is to treat each area as studio space.  Over a period of thirty years I have seen, heard, read, invented, collected, curated and saved hundreds of Design Ideas.

I regularly toss around these flights of fancy.  They add zing and expressive meaning to my LifeSTyle and environment.  Time spent patterning new designs refreshes my surroundings and charges my inner life.

I’m creating “Chow-Chow Woozy” to post a sampling, from my museum of ideas, and offer my Readers ‘a new way of seeing’.

Decoration:

  • Setting everyday objects under glass (a bell jar) can render them with a curious importance.  ie.  A stack of Men’s Shirt Collars, or A Pile of Tiny Colorful Books.
  • Empty Wooden Spools, from thread, become revitalized by winding lovely Ribbons around them and newly displaying them.
  • A Teak Coffee Table can be painted white; advancing it from Mid-Century Modern to Minimalism.
  • A Polished Concrete Floor, with Glass Tile Inserts, emulates a “Mondrian” Painting.
  • Glossy Design Magazines can be stacked and tied with thick black Straps, or Heavy Rope, to make Occasional Tables.  NY Times Newspapers will work well too.
  • When a Kitchen does not have a window above the sink, glass shelves can stretch across the wall above it, to give an atmosphere of light and reflection.
  • White floors & Black Doors.

A Heavy Old Dresser, purchased from a Thrift Store, can be raised up on legs to make it suitable as a Kitchen Island.  Often I love to see a big Wooden Work Table, instead of an Island, placed in the centre of a busy Kitchen.  A table becomes an offering of space ready for: baking, doing homework, potting plants, arranging flowers, preparing a meal, making a watercolor, wrapping gifts… all possible.

Decor:

  • Newspaper giftwrap wound up with red & gold plaid ribbon.
  • Gold Foil crumpled around plant pots.
  • Silver Star Confetti.

Scatter Rose Petals between two layers of Tulle and tie with a Floral patterned Ribbon.  Use this as an alternative to disposable paper giftwrap.

  • Two to three foot Topiary Trees, decorated with twinkling lights and delicate thin ribbon, look festive in all settings.
  • Old Sheets of Music (from a library) add a vintage touch when framed in Gilt.
  • Broken pieces of China can be displayed under glass in Frames.

Fragment from my Journal:

A transparent and light-filled glass room as a background… to the heaviest, most Baroque door frames, anchoring a delicate pink marble floor… sigh…

I love the feeling of being open to experimenting with LifeSTyle, by mixing simple (DIY) Do-It-Yourself projects, with more amplified Interior Designs.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

 

 

Pass Me a *Pipe

Mens-Navy-Blue-Double-Breasted-BlazerA man’s blazer is a mark of the ‘establishment’ and differs from a sports jacket chiefly in the material. A blazer is made of a solid dark color, usually navy, sometimes black, and on occasion bottle green, or red.

Sports jackets have plastic or leather buttons whereas blazers are usually embellished with nautical-style brass or gold-tone buttons. The buttons should not be shiny or garish. If they are, detach them, and look into having them dipped in bleach to remove the lacquer finish and speed up tarnishing. A navy or black soft wool and cashmere blazer can be modernized by replacing the brass buttons with black horn.

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Weddings

Dinner Dates

Films

Graduations

Brunches

Blazer Don’ts

Funerals

Job Interviews

Evenings at the Opera

IPOs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_public_offering

Brisses http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brisses

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Five Ways to Wear a Blazer

  • Relaxed, with an ivory white turtleneck sweater and jeans.
  • Classic, with mid-tone grey flannels, white dress shirt, and solid blue-red silk tie.
  • Funky, with a white vintage T-shirt, tooled leather belt, and jeans.
  • Collegiate, with a grey cashmere hoodie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodie, woven belt, and putty colored casual cotton pants.
  • Celebrity Style, with layers of denim; beginning with a bleached denim ‘cowboy’ shirt and a Levi’s medium blue denim jacket, studded leather belt, and off-white jeans.

*Pipe:  Optional

©2015 Nicole Rigets

Erasure

©2015 Nicole Rigets

“… you can go back into it and find something else…”, someone said.

“Ripping out a page steals the silence.” N.Rigets

Found Poems go back to the time of T.S. Elliott

 

“Launch each Moment”Sita

 

 

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Dream VII

Fully developed

fantasy vision life.

Can’t sleep

dream.

Demoralizing inward

strength to go,

have your tongue and swallow anger,

Embark painful self

I envy.

Thrilling people

turn the page.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

Many chapters had been roughly torn from a paperback… I received three pages.  I searched to find a poem by connecting an assemblage of words between, above, and below the printed text in front of me.  This is how ‘Dream VII’ was written.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

Unconcerned Dismay

"Breathing into the Past"
“Breathing into the Past”

 “Into rose petals… past the breeze from a window… Love me I love you”

"Whispers from the Past"
“Whispers of Sentiment”

 

Another day of discovery arrives in fog… fog, in a hue,the very same as this   text I’ve chosen.  

 

"Committed to Memory"
“Committed to Memory”

 

 

 

Wild experimentation has led to a myriad of possibilities using tools and techniques from Apple, WP, and accidental goodies.

 

 Copyright ©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

I Rely on My Scream

I’m a Risk Taker:  a Cable Walker… these traits forced me to change the Theme of my Blog on New Year’s Day. WordPress offered to spike my creativity and my intuition led me to sign up for Blogging 101.

Yesterday I began following 5 New Topics and 5 New Blogs to expand my Social Community. What began as a Homework assignment soon evolved into a pleasing search for other’s perspectives on interests and values, habits and experiences I’m curious about.

'Camera Collage'
‘Camera Collage’

The outcome was fresh insight into defining my personal standards… and since this is a new start, it’s a perfect fit. I’ve now expanded my interests to include: Books, Musings & Personal, Crafts, Food, and Travel.

… and the scream ended when I received help from new friends on The Commons after I took a lunge into the air by deleting my Pages and… well it all worked out.  Now for my next rise and fall.

©2015 Nicole Rigets

 

Unforgettable WordPress

Your Annual Report from WordPress.com

Hi nicolerigets,

Remember me? I’m your website.

I miss you, and so do other people. Did you know that 590 people visited me in 2014, even though you didn’t publish anything new? They like what you have to say!

Maybe you should give them more of what they’re enjoying! How about logging in, looking at what was popular last year and writing about something similar

Your adoring public misses you!

Following this Message I was offered an opportunity to take a complimentary course in  Blogging 101.

My Annual Report from WordPress reminded me of how much I missed writing Blog posts.  Writing manually, using a fountain pen, I work in my Journal almost daily.  This process is different than Blogging because it’s much slower and more contemplative.  When I’m typing on the computer, or along a ‘vintage’ typewriter, words take action, form and shape, and become more than inner sounds.

“High Frequency”
My life is a deck of cards; I never know what will be dealt out to me next. This factor has influenced my blog, and to describe the blog, I would say it’s a “pastiche” of fifteen years journaling and living everyday as a process in the making of art.  I think of this pastiche as a myriad of movements and impressions affecting the pitch and frequency of my life; turning it up and down without my consent.

I’m a published Photographer, Artist and Designer.  In 2004 I graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver B.C. with a BFA and a Major in Photography.  I live by the sea in West Vancouver.

I’ve just changed the appearance of my Blog, to the ‘Hive” theme, and I’m excited to be learning how to assimilate the features it offers into my upcoming Posts relating to Color & Design, Painting, Writing, Photography, Fashion, Poetry, Collage, and Jewellery as wearable Sculpture.  Thank you WordPress for bringing me into 2015… you are Loved! <3

©2015 Nicole Rigets

2011 in Review… My Thanks to WordPress.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Ten for 2011 POW!!!!!!

This Year I’m Blasting Off in New Directions!

  1. I’m the current in the wire.
  2. I’m firing up my spirit.
  3. I’m turning action into a living philosophy.
  4. I’m working up a new balancing act.
  5. I’m liberating my time.
  6. I’m vanquishing my fears.
  7. I’m counting on the unpredictable.
  8. I’m moving to a Midas touch.
  9. I’m cherishing what I have.
  10. I’m breathing in love.

Thank you all for following my Blog throughout 2010… 2011 is going to be GRRREAT!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Copyright © 2010 Nicole Rigets