Exciting New NEW$!!

0 comments — posted 2012 Mar by Ryan Reid

Ok, guys, I like Australians....they have nice accents.

So, when the blog/online store Lost At E Minor (based out of Aussie land) contacted me to feature me on their shop I was doubly excited!

I am now a featured artist there and you can buy a few of my pieces on the shop. 

Yay! 

http://shop.lostateminor.com/collections/featured-artist-ryan-elisabeth





Darlene Dame from Life's Golden Moments does story on me....

0 comments — posted 2012 Feb by Ryan Reid

This morning Darlene Dame did a post on my jewelry.

I met Darlene at POOL Tradeshow and she is the bestest! I love her photography & her and her husband have to be the cutest couple ever. She curates her blog Life's Golden Moments.

Here is a link to her post:

http://dardame.blogspot.com/2012/02/ryan-elisabeth.html


POOL Tradeshow begins!!!!

0 comments — posted 2012 Feb by Ryan Reid



Going over to Mandalay Bay Convention Center to set up for POOL Tradeshow!!!
So excited for the madness to begin (not that it already hasn't).
Wish me luck.
xx

Sundance comes to an end :(

0 comments — posted 2012 Jan by Ryan Reid

 Sundance is over... as of yesterday. It's a little sad but what a great festival! I saw so many great films.. over 20! 

All day I've been on a creative high and keep thinking about ways my life would be filmed if it were a movie haha. I definitely saw the power of storytelling and it inspired me to keep working on the screen play that I've had in the works. 

Anywayyy, I will add two more film teasers of the movies I saw.


First, was an amazing and well-timed documentary about Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. Through his art and twitter, Wei Wei has become a cultural icon and revolutionary force against the China's communist government.

I put a pin of Ai Wei Wei flipping off Tiananmen Square on my backpack. It somehow makes me feel powerful.


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry TEASER from Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Vimeo.


Second, is the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Written, directed, animated, edited, and acted out by New York City artist Terence Nance. He was there at the film afterwards and I have to admit I kind of have a crush on him. What a talented dude!

The story is his heart felt account of love. I'd like to compare it to a BETTER, more artistic, more natural and indie version of 500 Days of Summer. The animations were fantastic, the music was great (all done by Terence), and it just felt real.


An Oversimplification of Her Beauty • Teaser from Terence Nance • Terence Etc. on Vimeo.

A few other Sundance films...

0 comments — posted 2012 Jan by Ryan Reid

I just can't help but talk about all the amazing films I've seen... So I will put up the trailers and hope that you can get your hands on them.

First, the documentary "1/2 Revolution" about the Egyptian revolution:


 


Second, the wonderful film "Corpo Celeste" written and directed by a 25 yr. old Italian girl. "Corpo Celeste" is about a young teenagers struggle with religion and growing up:



Seeing more films tomorrow!! I will update you. Wooh! I love movies. ok bye.



Sundancin'

0 comments — posted 2012 Jan by Ryan Reid

Hey Guys!

So I'm taking a little break right before the trade show and spending a few days at Sundance Film Festival in Park City with my family. My parents have been coming to this film festival for 15 years! 

Anyway, I saw this movie yesterday. About the performance artist Marina Abramovic. It was absolutely fabulous and gave me goose bumps all over. What an amazing, strong lady. 

Watch the trailer:

Trailer - Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present from Show of Force on Vimeo.


And check out their site:

http://marinafilm.com/

POOL Tradeshow

0 comments — posted 2012 Jan by Ryan Reid

 Hi ya'll !!!
So I'm back from Paris and things are getting moving again. 
Currently preparing for POOL Tradeshow in February. I have an exciting new line inspired by Paris in the works as well as some one of a kind pieces. 
Oh and Happy NEW YEAR! 
http://www.pooltradeshow.com/

Gertrude Stein

0 comments — posted 2011 Jul by Ryan Reid

I'm currently reading Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast". It is his memoir about the time he spent in Paris in the 20's. In one of the chapters I just finished he discusses his relationship with Gertrude Stein. She seemed like a cool lady from his descriptions and representation of her so I looked her up for a better understanding of who she was.

My favorite thing I came across were some quotes, so I will share them with you all.

"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears".

"America is my country, but Paris is my hometown".

"Why do something if it can be done."

"To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write".

EXCITING NEWS!!

0 comments — posted 2011 Jun by Ryan Reid

There is greatness on the horizons! ARZU STUDIO HOPE has decided to partner with me on As Time Goes By, my most recent line of necklaces. We are kicking it off this week with media presence.


ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. 


Ten percent of the profits are donated to ARZU STUDIO HOPE for each necklace sold.


ARZU STUDIO HOPE's website.

Songs I Came Upon Today

0 comments — posted 2011 Jun by Ryan Reid

SUPER CHEESY SONGZ BUT ALSO AWESOME. ***also please check out the complete leopard outfit. I want!

 




Women in Advertising

0 comments — posted 2011 Jun by Ryan Reid

Watch this and then ponder (it happens naturally).

 

Mmmmhmmm

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The Beauty Myth

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

I'm reading a fabulous book right now that I would highly recommend to anyone struggling with body image. The book is called "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf. My fabulously smart cousin and fellow feminist Mattie recommended it to me. It is really addressing issues I have been pondering and gives me answers I have been searching for. Check it out ya'llllll!


Oprah & Alicia

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

Yeah yeah so it's Oprah's last show today. I'm not embarrassed to say that I love Oprah. I think she's fantastic, informative, giving, etc etc. Anyway, on her show yesterday Alicia Keys sang Superwoman. I first heard her sing this live at a convention that brings worldwide non-profits together. It was really moving for me and ever since I have liked the song.



Hester Street Fair!

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

So I had the amazing opportunity of selling at the Hester Street Fair in NYC's Lower East Side this past Saturday. It was a full day of fun and was the debut of my new collection "As Time Goes By". There was a good response to the pieces and I created connections. People kept saying we (my sales associate and I) looked like fairies/gypsies from a foreign land. Bringing women empowerment in on our shoulders. I also met some awesome older ladies who sported the necklaces like old pros. 

Overall a successful day! Here are some pics.







The Wounded Deer

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

 

Patti

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

I definitely recommend reading Patti Smith's new book "Just Kids". It is truly fantastic. I read it for my book club and we met in Chelsea Hotel. Such a great read for a New Yorker because of all the historical context it gives the city. I was also struck with the pure awesomeness that is Patti Smith. Like can one person be any cooler??

 


Marilyn

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

 

Support Women

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

Go see the movie Bridesmaids. Support a cast of all women, a female comedian as the leading lady, and a more diverse image of women than is usually shown in major motion pictures!


Emma Lazarus

0 comments — posted 2011 May by Ryan Reid

I was walking home from yoga yesterday and came across a plaque saying that Emma Lazarus had lived in this building in my neighborhood. When I got home I looked her up. She's a pretty awesome lady. Lived in New York in the early 1800's, was a Jewish immigrant, created a lot of programs to help fellow Jewish immigrants and was a renowned poet. She wrote this poem for the plaque on the Statue of Liberty. 

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"