Monday, January 12, 2009

Magazine Submissions and A Tag

If you will remember I posted an opportunity to submit to a magazine called The Truth About The Fact. I decided to take that opportunity and submitted a few images (photos and photos of art work) myself. One of the submissions was this photo taken in a Stockholm, Sweden hotel bathroom. I had never seen this before nor since...granted, this was not a 5 star hotel, but it was not a 1 star, either. :) I think it is not only funny, but clever. It is in black and white because that is what the magazine needed for the submissions.Now I have also been tagged by Jessica Torrant. The tag is to list six unusual things about myself and tag six other people letting them know they have been tagged. I am also to link to my tagger. So here are my six things:

1. My son says I am made of surplus parts :)
2. I love the movie What Dreams May Come
3. I love Marmite
4. I am really into Victorian novels written by women at the moment
5. Snowy winter days in front of a fire with my journal, a good book and cups of excellent, strong English tea is very appealing to me.
6. My sweet husband usually leaves "Sunrise Earth" on the tv for me to watch when I first get up in the morning (if you do not know it you should find it. The photography is excellent and it is only soothing music.)

So there you have it. Who do I tag...every reader who would like to take the challenge. Now visit Jessica's blog...you are going to enjoy her very much!

Have a Great Day!

30 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a funny bathroom. Hope it gets picked.
Why did you like the movie you mentioned. What dreams may come? Just curious. I have heard of it, but never saw it.

Kim said...

Hi Cris,

Well you never know what they might be looking for when you submit something to a magazine. I made quite a few submissions (there were no limits), so we will see what they decide.

"What Dreams May Come" (with Robin Williams) is so emotional. It begins with a lot of love and a lot of sadness. The art of the film and the art and life of the artist is such an appealing conversation. Now, here is the thing, even with all of this sadness the ending is so happy. Emotionally, this film runs the spectrum. I love that...and it ends happy which is so important for me. Does this make sense? If you like movies which are emotional, then this is a good one for you.

I hope all is well with you, Cris.

Love,

Kim

~Babs said...

Great photo,,,also I think the concept is cool. So very practical,,,I like practical.

My boyfriend always says he was put together with 'spare parts'.
#:-D

yvette said...

it will be economical but why is it changed then into how it is now???

Jessie Lilac said...

I had to look long and hard at the photo to see what was wrong, then I noticed there weren't any taps on the sink?
Your husband sounds very sweet, what a lovely thing to do for you!x

Cestandrea said...

I love this picture Kim, and the concept. It is so simple that it is beautiful:)

Kim said...

Hello Yvette,

Now that IS the question...why the change?

That is why I love the comments, there are so many things I do not think about.

Thanks!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Jess,

I know what you mean. The same thing happened to us when we first walked into that bathroom...uh? It was a funny scene.

I do have a sweet husband...he knows my need for simple quiet in the morning. It is also to his benefit by the time he gets home in the evening. :)

Have a Great Day, Jess!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Andrea,

I love it, too, for that same reason.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Babs,

My brain is loopy today (okay, it can be loopy every day), so I apologize for not being sequential here. I can say in my imagination you are a practical person (also my experience with mid-westerners). This was just far too good to let go, so I had to share it.

Now speaking of being practical...being made of spare parts seems a bit practical to me, too. What do ya' think? That boyfriend of yours sounds like a pretty nice guy to me, though. Maybe you should keep him. :)

Thanks Babs,

Love,

Kim

sukipoet said...

I like simple and practical too. It does look very swedish. I wonder what that means, you were made of spare parts? I dont really get it. I meant the implication about it???

The movie sounds good. I wrote it down. What Victorian novels are you reading. Do you like Gaskell? They are often social commentary. Geo Eliot (I love most of hers).

Kim said...

Hi Suki,

I think what he meant was that I approach things in a unique way. In his 19 year old brain the spare part comment is about that being the way things are and he can do nothing about it. :) Then again, who knows what he really means.

I love that movie...let me know if you watch it. Of course, there is Austen, the Brontes, I am now working on my first Gaskell (so far I am enjoying that, too) and Eliot is very good. The thing about these women is they are the beginning to published women writers in the English language, and to me that is a huge thing. I was not so lucky in school to be introduced to these wonderful writers. I feel so grateful to them. Do you have any other ideas for me?

Thanks Suki!

Love,

Kim

sukipoet said...

KIm, when I was in college, the majority of writers studied were men. That was the problem. Virginia Woolf was mentioned and that's about it except for a few poets like Christina Rosetti and EB Browning. I studied English lit as my major in undergrad school but it wasnt until a number of years later that I really explored the women writers of that early period or any period. I read a lot of bks that talked abt women writers and then went on to find their bks. But I know you like happy ending bks, and many of my authors might not be that way. I will try to think some up.

soulbrush said...

ha ha spare parts, like it. i'm into dickens right now, he's terrific. in the mornings all i want is silence, sweet silence.....i sent some of my stuff to the mag as well...when will we know?

Kim said...

Suki, you know as I was thinking about what I wrote to you I realized I do feel cheated by not being introduced to these women writers who are so important to who women are today. I did not study English Literature, but I think I can understand what you mean. When Elizabeth was at VC, she studied a lot women writers (and she is the one who got me going here). In her grad program (a more traditional experience) there seems to be far less. So I am not sure what that says...traditional education in the US still has a problem making this connection outside of womens studies?

It is interesting as I can see where a lot of the early women writers would have been depressed. To think of these brilliant women who could not allow their voice to be heard is difficult to grasp, isn't it? Clearly it is not only literature, but just about everything. Now reading Gaskill I can really grasp the oppression even more.

Do not worry about it, but if you think of something. You know I really enjoyed Sandel, too.

Thanks Suki! I love these talks with you.

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Soul,

Dickens sounds wonderful. My son enjoys him from time to time.

Oh Silence is a great gift to me, too, Soul. Sometimes I just feel as though if I can stop the noise, I can stop the madness...then other times I am okay with it. I often wonder if it is hormones for me. :)

I am not sure when we will hear about the magazine selection. I will try to track down Elizabeth on that. I haven't thought to ask...just assumed we would get an email one day - or not. LOL Maybe I am just trying to remain neutral since she is a co-editor. I think there are several of us who have submitted, though.

Thanks Soul...

Love,

Kim

fiona long said...

Ooh Kim! It looks like I'm not the only one fascinated by plumbing!

I saw someone else who was in a huge art fair in London last night. Here's a link to it: http://www.judithvanbilderbeek.nl/v1/details.php?image_id=113

(I love Marmite too....now I'm not allowed to eat Bovril on toast anymore!)

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Kim said...

Hi Fiona, I have missed you, but know you have been very busy! :)

Well, I think you have the real fascination with plumbing...this was just far too good to pass up. :) Thank you so much for Judith's web site. I am eager to explore her work...oh those London Art Fairs are too good! I know you had a great time. Did Adam go, too?

Marmite...oh how I love it and pay dearly for it here. I never went the Bovril route...I think that has meat products as a part of the ingredients. You are better with Marmite, anyway. :)

Thanks Fiona! It is good to have you back!

Love,

Kim

sukipoet said...

I have always assumed Marmite is like a jelly but am I wrong???

Kim said...

Hi Suki,

Marmite is a yeast extract. It is often used on bread, but is not sweet like jelly. It is actually rather salty. If you like strong flavors you might like it, but if you do not there is no way you would like it. Marmite is also one of those things people either love or hate. I find it great on grainy bread topped with a good, strong English cheddar. I also love a cup of hot, black tea with it. The Aussies like Vegemite which is similar from what I hear, although I really do not know. You can check out more about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite

Do you think you would like it?

Love,

Kim

Lynette said...

Kim, that photo is really brilliant and what an odd looking bathtub! Your husband sounds really sweet and I have to look up 'Sunrise Earth'. Is it on a cable channel?

Into the Blystic said...

Hi Kim
Great to find out more about you! I love that movie too! so suggestive of what might be?? I loved Jane Eyre! and often relate to the mad woman in the attic lol! namaste Elis.

Kim said...

Hi Lynette,

I think maybe that bathtub was meant to be dropped into a frame not stand alone...at least that is the way it appeared to me. It was an older style but quite charming. Yes, my husband is a sweetheart. I think I really have driven him as crazy over the years as he has driven me. Our life goals are absolutely parallel...we just often work towards them in a completely different way (total opposites). He has learned something as tiny as leaving Sunrise Earth on the TV is so touching to me. Yes, it is on a cable channel...for me, it is near the HD major networks.

Have a Wonderful Day, Lynette!

Love,

Kim

Kim said...

Hi Elis,

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is 'running through the painting'...the unchecked joy in that is over the top for me. Not a lot of people know the movie, but the ones who do usually adore it. All this talk makes me want to see it again.

Tee Hee...the mad woman in the attic! I think you probably identify with a different kind of madness, though!

Thanks Elis,

Love,

Kim

marianne said...

Haha being Swedish I can imagine this in Sweden!!
I love that movie too! So much!
Nice a few more facts about you!
Hope you are doing fine Kim!
hug >M<

Kim said...

Hi Marianne,

It was so funny for us. With all of your travels I am sure this is such a minor funny, though. Why do you say you can imagine it being in Sweden?

Oh, the movie! I need to watch it again, it is so cool!

I am doing well...I do hope for better health for your parents and hope you find things better there.

Love,

Kim

Dianne said...

Hi Kim,
It is great to read your five things that keep your spirit happy and healthy. I agree, waking up slowly and naturally is such a precious thing. Thanks for the link to my site!
Love Dianne x x

Dianne said...

Oops, I ment to write the last comment on your previous posting!! Talk about economy of piping! I love the bathroom photo. Yummy Marmite, can you get this in the USA?

Kim said...

Of course Dianne, you are very welcome.

You have me really laughing here with your term "economy of piping" - how funny is that? It is a cool photo to be sure...no doubt about it.

I am grateful one only needs a tiny bit of Marmite at a time. The addition of Marmite to a grilled cheese is like gourmet food to me. :) If I purchased very much Marmite here in the States I would have to take on the Swedish pipe economy idea. The cost is sinful.

You are right, waking slowly is a true gift to myself.

Thanks Dianne!

Love,

Kim