And here we are, emerging into 2022.
And despite the ongoing Covid Cataclysm, I feel more positive about “things” than I have at any other time during the last two years.
Perhaps I’m channeling the “Golden Years” of the 1920s; emerging from the fear and austerity of the First World War, into an era of high spirits and hedonism, before the Great Depression sets in.
Or perhaps “Crazy Years” might be a more apt term!
I already adore the Jazz classics from Louie Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and of course Ella Fitzgerald and Bessie Smith.
Or maybe it’s just that I’m tired of hiding out at home. I need to start taking Artist Dates, and getting out into the world to fill my creative well. Get back into less distanced places like museums, galleries and restaurants.
I’m ready to move out of my brain focusing black clothes, and back into colour; emerging from my mourning and into the reds, oranges and yellows of the new dawn.
Perhaps it’s time to adopt a modernish version of flapper style – straight, loose, knee-length frocks with drop waists and cute cut-out almond toed Mary Jane shoes.
I’m half way there with my plumpish, boyish, rectangle body shape!
And coincidentally, the National Gallery of Victoria is holding a Chanel Exhibition until 25 April.
Time to emerge from hiding, to get out there and get back into things.
Maybe I’ll see you there?
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