Dispatch from LA
MARY ANN MOSS
July 2, 2010
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July 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm
I love everything about your video’s. Love the sign language that goes along with each page…and yes the cheek pinching was awesome…I laughed. Did you pinch her cheeks for real too? I bet she was a fabulous cook. I am so envious of your travels, but have a sense of where you’ve been because you share your journals. Thank you Thank you so much Mary Ann. You inspire me in ways no one else has touched upon.
emily cline says
July 20, 2010 at 6:45 am
I nearly passed out from watching your video. I completely stopped breathing. thank you. oh, my: thank you.
(1) the photos you used in the travel journal & in your blog: do you print those at home or at Target or Shutterfly or what?
(2) Who created your web site/blog?
(3) how do you insert photos with those really great postcard “frames” &/or handwriting around them?
July 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
I loved watching your fingers walking to the special bits on the page, pointing them our to us, and tickling or pinching them! wonderful, wonderful journal!
thanks for sharing!
July 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Frankly, I think I am missing the part of a brain that can gather together such lusciousness and make it make sense and weave together and hold the parts that were all separate yesterday and put them together.
July 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm
This journal is beyond amazing. I love all the flaps and different sized pages.
Fran Meneley says
July 5, 2010 at 7:22 am
Crushed I am by ALL the beauty in this post. LOVED seeing your Merida journal, so nice to see it live, page by beautiful page. You must be starting on your Istanbul one soon? Holy is what we bring to the page, indeed. Summer rules!
Jamie W. says
July 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm
I LOVED that video! Those 4 minutes went by way too fast. Thanks for sharing! Your bird walking at the end had me cracking up!
Carmen Tangherlini says
July 4, 2010 at 9:37 am
You are sooooo talented. I love your wonderful sense of humor that flows so effortlessly as your hands happily show us your fun filled creation! Thank you for all of your creative inspiration!
July 4, 2010 at 8:54 am
beautifully inspiring ~ thank you for being uniquely you (and not an imitation of anyone else)
July 4, 2010 at 7:01 am
I echo the others. Your journal is great. Loved the birds doing their part in creating the video. Thank you so much for sharing.
Michele R. Unger says
July 3, 2010 at 9:20 pm
I was fascinated with how expressive your hands were during the video. As wonderful as your journal is, your hands with their “tickling” and “tapping” and cheek pinching added a dimension that was even more personal. Have you seen the documentary 1000 Journals? One of the participants talks about how the journal she held and/or worked in felt “holy” to her. Watching your hands touch your journal, turning the pages and pointing out little details, felt the same way to me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, “holy” art with us.
Erica from ATL says
July 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm
hee hee – love how you pinched Lupita’s cheeks! so cute!! This journal is awesome!!!
July 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm
Loved the video, loved the journal.
Mary Ann, you have no idea how much I envy you being able to have hibiscuses (hibisqui?) We had one when I was little and I’ve always wanted one of my own but I’ve never lived where you could grow them. Please keep on showing pictures of the ones you have.
July 3, 2010 at 10:04 am
Love,Love,Love all those flaps and fold out pieces. I want that tape, I know you said you got it on etsy but I don’t find the clear decorated. UGH!!! Not that I would have a travel journal as great as yours, heck I hope to travel first! LOVE YOUR ART!
Lisa Hoffman says
July 3, 2010 at 8:27 am
INSPIRATION lives here with the music on, dancing. A frilly drink and bare feet and a big, big box of candy. The air smells like cake and flowers. Cats loll on every surface. This is a very, VERY good place.
susan w says
July 3, 2010 at 7:48 am
i am getting an error message when i try play the video..could be just this morning or.. not sure
July 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Love it….the birds doing all the talking! Wonderful inspiring journal..TFS!
Susie LaFond says
July 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm
Loved seeing your journal from Merida. Your journals are so engaging. ROD’s simply ROCK. It’s like having been there among all the beauty. I ADORED the end of the video, the little hand motions with the bird pic…that was so totally worth watching again and again and again not to mention all the wonder in the pages and the personal animations and the flower photo;l stolen kiss…spectacular, spectacular!!!!!! Happy 4th. stay safe and have an amazing weekend Mary Ann. You are the BESTest ever when it comes to expression and sharing it.
Mary Ann Moss says
July 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm
karen those cheeks belonged to the beloved Lupita who cooked several meals for us at the house we rented.
karen smith says
July 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Very fun to watch.I thought my sound was “off” at first! I love the motions with your fingers too! Especially when you pinched your own cheeks! I think I will work on MY journal tonight~I love what you share on the blog.
July 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm
Life is holy. Sadly, most religions do not convey this message anymore.
Your Mérida travel journal is delightful and the singing of the birds was the “dot on the i”, with all those wonderful birds in the journal.
ellen kelley says
July 2, 2010 at 8:56 pm
We all have our own “sense” of religion, be it formal or personal. We all practice our own prayers in such different ways. I would never say that you are not “religious”. I would say that you have such a reverence for life, for color, senses, awareness and the opening beauty around you. Look at what you create and what you do for others and for those little children. I would say that you embody (sp?) the goodness that is inherent in all religions. A reverence for life and thankfulness and joy…what could be more of a prayer than that?
We all need to practice awareness of the wonder and beauty around us and send out a joyful thanks in our own way. I see and know that you do that.
susan crane says
July 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm
recipe for a perfect friday……a long delicious thunderstorm, a “date” with that dreamy Dr. House, a glass of Our Daily Red in hand, a new video by Ms. Mary Ann Moss! Let the happy dance ensue……
July 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Okay.so. first. loved the video! Especially how your fingers told the story as you flipped the pages..the finger tapping on top of the critters heads, the walking across the pages, the 2 thumbs up..delightful! And the bird siging outside your house was a most perfect “soundtrack”
Second. Hands down Ms Moss you make the most spectacular journals.ever.
Howdy, I'm Mary Ann Moss, the chimp at the helm of this ship. I've been blogging right here since 2007 and exploring the world & driving getaway cars since 1963.
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