Sunday, April 20, 2008
Two Things Challenge: Masculine / Feminine
This week's Two Things Challenge is Masculine / Feminine. I started out by looking up these two words in the dictionary and searching for synonyms and antonyms. Not that I don't know what the words mean, but I was also trying to avoid stereotypical interpretations of the words. That didn't help, so I walked away from it, went and saw Gladys Knight and Saints Unified Voices perform at a church in Alexandria, went to Krispy Kreme, tried to catch Andrea's sister at an art exhibit but missed her, came home, and was inspired. (Personally, I think it was the donuts that gave me my inspiration!)
The first photo interprets Masculine and is a shot of three watches I own. They're all Fossil and they're all men's watches. Obviously, they're a bit on the large side, particularly for a woman with small wrists, but I like these watches because the faces are big and easily seen. I especially like them when I'm in a meeting and I want to be aware of what the time is without having to strain to read my watch.
The second photo interprets Feminine and is a shot of three St. Petersburg tea cups and saucers known as Russian Blues. I have a small collection of cups and saucers, but these are my most prized and priceless ones. The set in the center was a gift from my sister, when she traveled to St. Petersburg during Spring Break nearly 10 years ago. The set on the right, I purchased from a dealer in Atlanta. The set on the left was a gift from my paternal grandmother. When you come to my house for a meal, I serve tea with dessert. You're allowed to chose any tea cup from my collection except these.
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 04/08