July 30, 2006

red caterpillar

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A red caterpillar dropped out of the air and onto our table while our panel was speaking at BlogHer. The little creature pulsed forward across the tablecloth towards the damp spot left by the water pitcher, with the grace of a belly dancer, and the confidence of certain stardom.

She was admired, mo-blogged, podcast, and removed from the room on the top of an index card and Ms. Jen, Mrs. Kennedy, and I went back to talking about blogs as art vs. blogs as galleries or containers for art.

The day, like yesterday, contained so many conversations. Ideas sparked, and burst into being. Last year I attended the conference remotely, listening to podcasts during the fall as they became available, while I was walking to and from work. That gave me a great taste of the event, but nothing matches the serendipity and excitment of face-to-face meeting.

When the podcasts for the conference become available, I'll link to them, and if you are interested in women and blogging - think seriously about making your way to BlogHer'07.

Posted by EGP at July 30, 2006 9:51 AM
Comments

It's fascinating to see an artistic interpretation of that mini-event.

I can't say enough good things about your panel at Blogher and how inspiring it was to me (and about how beautiful your drawings and paintings are).

Posted by: supa at July 31, 2006 3:50 PM

Wasn't that catepillar spectacular!

Thank you so much for your presentation and for sharing your sketchbooks with us. I have renewed nt enthusiasm for branching out creatively because of that panel.

The whole BlogHer weekend for me was full of serendipitous moments, as it should be.

Posted by: Tricia at August 1, 2006 6:06 PM

Thank you both.

And I think the following photo link is my favorite view of the entire caterpillar incident:

http://blogs.earthlink.net/2006/07/why_hello_1.php

Posted by: Elizabeth at August 1, 2006 11:53 PM