Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration



Globe found in the Dauphin’s large study at Versailles
In 1781 Louis XVI commissioned Mancelle to make the celestial and terrestrial globe, enclosing a second globe featuring land and underwater reliefs, for his son’s education.   This is a very fascinating piece to me for a few reasons.  Firstly, it is interesting to see how much they knew about geography of the world.  Secondly, this globe is huge... I keep expecting it to be one of  those furniture pieces with a minibar inside.   


Like most things it gets me thinking.  Whenever I see a globe I always enjoy searching out for my current location, the places I have been, and the places I long to be.   As I spin a globe, I can hear the song It's a Small World After All.  Walt really had something with that ride he designed.  While at times our world seems so huge other times we each have had those moments when we realize just how small it is.  No matter your geography we all have basic human needs and wants. One of the wants I constantly see in myself and others is the need for acceptance.  
I can admit that being a person who has always enjoyed participating in and partaking of the arts has made it sometimes hard to find my niche.   And since I have started my writing journey finding those I connect with has been done in the blogosphere.   Well during my unannounced/unplanned absence from my blog I got to live in my niche.  I attended LDStorymakers.  I felt at home with people who have a passion for the same things as myself.   It may have been my first writer's conference but it will certainly will not be my last.  My only regret is that I didn't get to attend both days and meet more people.  

I hope you know where to find your niche.


6 Awesome Reactions:

Kristina P. said...

AMber, I was hoping to see some pictures from your blog lunch! I hope it went well. Sorry I couldn't be there. I had snot draining out of my nose all day.

Carolyn V. said...

Storymakers was awesome! I can't wait for the next conference. =)

Lara said...

I'm so glad you could go to Storymakers.

Sometimes I think I found my niche, but then I move on. I'm weird that way. Maybe I just have lots of niches. :)

Melanie J said...

Going to a writing conference is one of the best ways to feel accepted and at home. I'm glad you got to do it. I'll see you at the next one!

Lloyd said...

What an interesting and informative blog. God bless, Lloyd

Patti said...

I really need to come next year.