Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Heart Headed Woman - A Brief Appreciation of Whiskey Monday

"If you take your heart out of the equation, you're left with your brain. I don't think so well with my brain." Whiskey Monday
That line sums up what I love about Whiskey Monday. No matter how smart and funny, her writing and visual works are always grounded in deep authentic feeling. Her creative expression is a beautiful marriage of head and heart which transforms her very personal joys and challenges into art that speaks to universal experience. 

Whiskey is a constant source of inspiration for me, not only through the evolving originality of her work, but  also in the artistry of her life. When her mother suffered a brain trauma and her sister was diagnosed with cancer, Whiskey turned her life upside down to care for them full time, along with a young niece and her own two teen daughters. Although many people give lip service to "grist to the mill," Whiskey embodies the ideal through transformative writing and art.

I could go on and on, but I'll stop here and invite you to go to the source and see her blog, photostream and twitter feed.

Here (with permission) are a couple of my favorite images:

Keep 'em Spinning (Single Frame Stories Challenge)

6 comments:

Mr. Crap Mariner said...

She has turned my mad microrants into magic.

-ls/cm

Chestnut Rau said...

Whiskey is an inspiration to me on a daily basis. Thank you for posting this BG.

Whiskey Monday said...

Oh gosh. I don't even know how to respond! Thank you!!

Now stop looking at me. ;)

The Reckster said...

Whiskey Monday, Makes me want to be a woman. Oh Botgirl did that. Shoot.

sororNishi said...

Yes, yes, yes.

Wizzy Gynoid said...

yeah, whiskey is extraordinary.