Friday, 24 July 2009

A meme for next week?

Anybody remember Venn diagrams? They were circles used to illustrate relationships - these circles overlapped - and at one time were used greatly in Junior schools. I've been retired some years now, so I don't know whether they are still used. I always felt they were open to misuse with children just learning about relationships.
However - the phrase caught my eye this morning and gave me an idea. We all fit into one of
two "circles" - male or "female" but then we become much more divergent. a might be interested in writing, or painting, or gardening; b might lean towards solo-singing, bird-watching or embroidery. One thing is certain though -those of us who have any interest (or all-consuming passion for that matter) in a subject, are likely to have someone who we find inspirational. Just off the top of my head - I like textile art and try to do it - my inspiration for this is a fantastic pair of textile artists - Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. I buy their books, I go to look at their work - I aspire to reach somewhere near their standard.
So - bloggers out there - how do you fancy one day next week (that gives you a bit of room to think about it) doing a post on who most inspires you - in which area - and why. I suppose those of us who try to write prose or poetry would find it easy to name the poet/writer who had most inspired us, who's work we read and admired. Maybe it would be more difficult for some people - but then my mother, who I wrote about yesterday, was always an inspiration to me for the way she dealt with any kind of trouble in the family. So there is huge scope there.
If you would like to join in please do. If you would like everyone to know you have joined in - if you send me a note I will make a list on Monday morning giving all the bloggers who intend to post "My inspiration", I hope you all like the idea. On second thoughts - to make the reading of blogs much easier - shall we say Wednesday is THE INSPIRATION DAY? What do you think?

28 comments:

Hilary said...

I love the idea....sign me up!!!

steven said...

hi weaver, venn diagrams are used in ontario from junior kindergarten (4 years old) right through!!! i bet they're used differently from the time when i was in school. i'm in for inspiration wednesday. that'll be interesting!!! have a lovely day. steven

mrsnesbitt said...

Wednesday is my ABC Wednesday meme, 3rs year now. This Round I am having a theme, our strive towards a more sustainable way of life, so I guess this is inspirational...I could try and combine the two memes so yes I'm up for it.

mkreider said...

Interesting idea. Wonderful blog by the way!

Cathy said...

I'll give it a try.

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Weaver, sounds like a fun idea, I'll be waiting to read what all have to say. Sorry I'll pass this time, I just finished a "Words" meme this week, it more or less defines me and my interests. You can find it at, http://butterfliesandcandles.blogspot.com/ I'm all meme'd out. haha

Pondside said...

That sounds do-able. Put me on the list, please!

Dominic Rivron said...

Put me on your list, please.

Heather said...

A great idea Weaver. I shall tie a knot in something to remind me! I shall have to compile a shortlist as so many people have infuenced me.

Titus said...

Completely in! Not that easy though.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh this sounds like a good idea, it may make for a very long post though....

Jenn Jilks said...

A beautiful idea, Weaver. I would be happy to join you.

I hope you know I ued your blog in vain today.
http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/
I'm having fun with photos and ideas. They say it is a way to prevent dementia. As if! :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

P.S. They use Ven diagrams in Ontario in many math lessons. They even makes these delightful plastic thingies (technical term!) to help teachers teach the topic!

It makes me think of my granddaughter (18 mos.) who classifies everything by 'duck', anything with feathers, and so on!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Great idea, Weaver! I shall join in: I may have to include two people who inspire me, one giraffe and one human!!

Penny said...

I will join in, but like Heather I will have to short list to see who is the mist infuental, there could be a lot.
Will put it up on my Wednesday whuch ay be slightly different to yours.

gleaner said...

Sign me up!

What a wonderful way to give thanks to all the beautiful people who have inspired us.

Oh dear, I loved Venn diagrams when I was a little girl, maybe they are the reason I have a habit of looking for how things are connected to other things, I thought it was Carl Jung, but indeed, maybe it goes back earlier to my days colouring Venn diagrams.

I'll try post on your Wednesday which I think is my Tuesday! well either day..

Robin Mac said...

This should make fascinating reading - I will give it a go - on my Wednesday, a bit earlier than yours! Shall have to ask my teacher friends if venn diagrams are still used in Australia, they certainly were many many moons ago when I was at school. cheers, Robin

Arija said...

Grreat idea, I'm committed to two other memes as well, but what the heck, I'm sure I can slip yours in as well. I'd love to take part.

acornmoon said...

Good idea, count me in!

Linda said...

I would love to join Inspiration Wednesday, please. It will take some thinking but i am up for it. This is a very wonderful idea! I use Venn diagrams with my students all the time in every subject area. Ontario. Have fun today! Sixty is quickly approaching for me. Summer get togethers are always enjoyable.

n2theblue said...

yes, thank you, i will post something for your inspiration wednesday, and look forward to reading what others will share.

Jane Moxey said...

Please sign me up. LIke others I'm going to have to think about this topic, which will be fun to do! Thanks!

Coastcard said...

Yes, a great idea, Weaver. I would very much hope to take part, though I have still to translate my idea for an artwork into the reality for Seth's 1 August revelation.

Please count me in - with that proviso! (I've been away - and am just back, so lots to attend to!).

And yes, how well I recall Venn Diagrams: I even used the concept with the 'cap' symbol in a poem published in 'Manifold' magazine. I could just about manage Venn Diagrams and Topology, but found the rest of New (SMP) Maths an utter nightmare!

Seth said...

Add me to the list!! I will definitely have to give this one some serious thought!! Thanks for coming up with the idea!

Golden West said...

Yes, please count me in for Wednesday's inspiration theme - looking forward to it!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks to you all for being so sporting. Anything goes, as Seth said with his bundles. I will publish a list of all participators on Tuesday. Look forward to a good read on Wednesday.

Sara said...

Is it too late for me to join? Sorry I've been poorly!

Linda said...

Hi,
Does this Wednesday inspiration continue? I would love to join. I have just found your blog through Life at Willow Manor. I will be reading your blog. I live in the USA but have always been fascinated by Yorkshire. Anway, if you are continuing with Inspiration Wednesday, I would like to be there next Wednesday.
Thank you.