The Beckoning of Lovely


September 29, 2010, 8:08 am
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About The Beckoning of Lovely 10/10/10

* Again, thank you all for coming!

* We are working on the video now.  These things take some time. We hope to have it posted by November 10th.

* IMPORTANT: If you or anyone you know has any video clips of the event, please send them our way.  We would love to incorporate as much of your footage into the film as possible. (can even be from your iphone, Flip camera, etc.)  Contact us at missamykr at yahoo dot com.

*  Here is a brief synopsis of how our 10/10/10 evening together unfolded.  Thank you to the blog“Living on the Lip of Insanity” for this thoughtful summation.

* More credits to follow in the film but have to give a heartfelt shout out to these folks right this very minute:

The band Scattered Trees

–  Classical Revolution Chicago

–  Redmoon Theater

–  WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

–  World’s Smallest Postal Service

–  Filmmaker Steve Delahoyde

–  John Green

Tech Support:

Brian Stojak

Monica Zaffarano

Ava Berry

Justin Kaufmann

Jason Rosenthal

xo

amy

 

What’s going on with

The Beckoning of Lovely…

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The Beckoning of Lovely: 10/10/10

See all the details above!


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On 9/09/09 we quietly returned to The Bean sculpture in Millennium Park to honor and celebrate all that has happened with this project in the last year, month and a day. Here is what happened.

[ Shot and edited by Steve Delahoyde.  Original music by Nick Gage. ]

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We hope to be the first feature film produced entirely with funding from the universe. We think we can pull this off if enough people chip in just 2 dollars. (100% of the money goes to the production costs such as shooting, editing, soundtrack, etc.)

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Click here for the video “2 U from the Beckoning of Lovely,” which explains the funded-by-the-universe idea in a short, simple way.

Click here to donate $2.

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P4.OINT TWO:

Home-1 Wanna see the project’s main (and rather nifty) online home base?

Click here.the project’s full-on home base.

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The 70 winning finalists!   We received over 500 “lovely submissions” from around the world in all categories of creations. The work was reviewed by three separate panels of Supremely Excellent Judges;  after careful tallying and much contemplation, here, ladies and gentlemen, are the lovely finalists!…

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International Winners:

DENISE LITCHFIELD  (Guerilla Knitting) AUSTRALIA

JOWINA PEREZ  (Photography)  GUAM

ULRIKE STURM  (Illustration)  GERMANY

SUZANNE BONNEFOND (Photography)  FRANCE

RON SHEYAN  (Visual Art – Environment/Site)  CANADA

TYLER BRETT  (Song)  CANADA

OLGA LEMPERT  (Photography/Story)  LITHUANIA

ILAN Y. COHEN  (Poetry)  ISRAEL

ANDREA BIRD  (Mixed Media Collage)  CANADA

DEAN CLARKSON  (Graphic Art)  ENGLAND

KELLY ARMITAGE  (Photography)  AUSTRALIA

DADA SOUL  (Song)  UNITED KINGDOM

HELENA & MATS TÖRNKVIST  (Photography)  SWEDEN

THE TRAVELING NEIGHBORHOOD  (Wandering Artists Collective)  INTERNATIONAL

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Winners from the United States:

SUZANNE SIEGEL  (Photography)

MARIANNE SPELLMAN  (Story/Observation)

GLORIA DOUGHERTY  (Photography)

PETER PRATO  (Photography)

KATE STAVISH/SARAH AHEARN-BELLEMARE (Poetry and Art)

BECKY & TED FERGUSON  (Song/Photography)

JESSI TOBIN (Outdoor Messages)

MICHELLE SCHAEFER  (Song)

CURTIS WATKINS  (Photography)

DENA TARLIN & THE PERFORMA-CHORDS  (Song)

JENNIFER ELSTON  (Story/Photography)

RACHEL JENDRZEJEWSKI  (Found Art)

ANGELA CAZEL JAHN  (Installation Art)

RACHEL REYNOLDS  (Interactive Art by David Horvitz)

LINDSAY ELLER  (Photography)

LAURA BERGER  (Illustration)

BEN FLOETER & NATALIE WRIGHT (Visual Arts – Environment/Site)

KELLY TURPIN  (Photography)

NINA BUNIN  (Painting)

TODD LIEF  (Music/News Story)

REED SEIFER  (Art)

LAURA MASSARELLA  (Story)

TONY ROGERS  (Song)

DAKOTA LANE  (Short Story)

JASON DEAN  (Photography)

TRACY HUDASH  (Story)

MEGHAN BROSNAN  (Photography)

ELAINE SCHENOT  (Photography)

ERIKA DEITERS  (Visual Arts/News Story)

KRISTIN ZECCHINELLI  (Photography)

SAVANNAH BOEGE  (Story)

MEGAN BAYLEY  (Photography)

JUDI SCHMITT  (Garden/Landscape)

ALLIE CAVENDER  (Photography)

CHERYL STERNMAN RULE  (Blog)

CHRISTINA BURRESS  (Short Film)

BRIAN AND CATHRYN LOVELY  (Offspring)

SHAY BRACKNEY  (Photography)

AVA BERRY  (Garden/Landscaping)

*ELLEN  (Photography)

MARCEY GOLDSTEIN  (Photography)

KAREN WALROND (Photography)

HANNAH HOLLENWEGER  (Photography)

FAITH COHEN  (Photography)

TERI ELLIOTT  (Story)

CHUCK BECKER  (Photography)

KATHLEEN COFFEE  (Song)

MORGAN KENDALL  (Photography)

LANCE HOWELL  (Performance Living)

ANDREW STIEFEL  (Music Video)

ALLISON ZEMA  (Photography)

LAURA BERNSTEIN (Poetry)

ALYSSA HENDRIX  (Song)

CHRIS PARKHURST  (Photography)

MARY MORRISON  (Photography)

JOLENE SULLIVAN  (Photography)

JASON COHN (Song)

IVY DODSON  (Song)

THE WELL WISHERS  (Song)

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POINT SIX:

If you’re looking for The Beckoning of Lovely Perfume (inspired by the film, created by The Body Chemistri Shop, and oh does it smell nice), click here.

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POINT SEVEN:

Two people met and fell in love at the original 8/08/08 Beckoning event in Chicago.  I was informed of this just a couple months ago.  As they were both heading off to different colleges, connecting face to face again proved to be difficult.  They stayed in constant touch throughout the school year. They returned to the Bean Sculpture (where I arrived with my yellow umbrella, and where they met) exactly a year later, on 8/08 this summer.  It was there that they had their first kiss.  This is real and true, and, in the context of loveliness being beckoned, it feels like one of the most important things of all to share with you here.


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POINT EIGHT:

The Beckoning of Lovely has grown to include men and women of all ages, from all corners of the globe.  You will find the members of our Cabinet listed below.

 

Senior Advise Her

Jeff Kohen (New Zealand)


Nice President

Kate Swoboda (California)


Secretary of the Treasured (cataloguing and safekeeping of submissions)

Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski (Denver)


Chief of Gaffe (help avoid and learn from mistakes)

Julie Pelc (California)


Special Agents

Joana Cabral (Portugal)

Annie Langseth (North Dakota)

Rachel Jendrzejewski (Poland)

Lindsey Eller (Eastern Europe)


 

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(leave ‘em) Speech(less) Writer

Morgan Ertel (New York City)


 

Olfactory Girl (Creator of The Beckoning of Lovely perfume)

Heidi Sauhammel (Chicago)

This perfume exists and is available through Heidi’s shop!


 

Lemen Aides

Jen Lemen (Washington, DC)

Rachelle Mee-Chapman (Denmark)


 

Stuff-I-Dignitaries (gathering and hunting of more lovely)

Nicole Iwawaki (California)

Megan Young (New Zealand)

Karen Hardie (Australia)

Albert Huber (student, Brown University)

Fiona Robyn (UK)

 

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Supremely Excellent Judges (International Panel)

Beth Kephart  (Pennsylvania)

Anne Carmack (Los Angeles)

Sarah Unger (New Jersey)

Brian Warfield (Philadelphia)

Katy Morgan  (Virginia)

Natalie Antoci (Los Angeles)

Elisabeth Zachary Snider (Tennessee)

Becky Banayan (Massachusetts)

Elliot Quick (New York City)

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Supremely Excellent Judges (Chicago-based Panel)

Eileen Button

Dale Stewart

Amy Giovannetti

Sarah Gardner

Jolene Sullivan

Laura Berger

Julie Witcoff

Dena Tarlin

Valerie Foltz

Adam Ziemkiewicz

Lief Justice:  Todd Lief

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Supremely Excellent Judges (Teen Panel)

Kristin Hinton (Louisiana)

Alex Dahlberg (Montreal)

Megan Chapman (Iowa)

Rachel Oshinksy (Boston)

Bee Gallagher (North Carolina)

Ally Schmidt (Missouri)

Allegra Rosenberg (Chicago)

James Langham (England)

Caillie Bullion-Howard

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U.S. Hostmaster General (create and implement Beckoning of Lovely gatherings around country)

Rebecca Goodstein (Washington, D.C.)

 

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Seeker of the House (coordinate house-stops on tour this spring)

Robin Burisek (Illinois)


Community Organizers

Lindsay Phillips (Florida)

Amie Hollis (Nashville)

Sarah Abreu  (California)

Kathryn Jennings (Salt Lake City)

Sheila Delaney (Minneapolis)

Teresa Bright (Iowa)


First Husband

Jason Rosenthal


(Krouse) House Majority Leader

Ann Krouse  (my mom)

 

* connotes Secretary position


Department of Homeland Obscurity (PR, press, media)

Amy L. Hayden (Chicago)

Sara Mobilia (New York)

Grace Kendall (Virginia)

Mary Talalay (Maryland)

Jordan Cooper Monroe (California)

William Michael Geraghty (Reno)


Department of Energy (teens)

* Caroline Gaspard  (New Orleans)

Lydia Wohlenhaus (Indiana)

Kat Schober (Austin)

Nina Wessels (Georgia)

Haley Deshotels (Atlanta)

Nicole Hicks (Ohio)

Hannah Powers (Illinois)

Christa Leary (Connecticut)

Emily McLaughlin (Pennsylvania)

Cara Fisher (Ohio)


Department of Labor (moms)

* Rebecca Kavanagh (Michigan)

Brigid Korce (Colorado)

Mary Duan (Berkeley)

Sarah Baldry

Martie Sanders

Lindsay Anderson (Canada)

Betsy Kennedy (Florida)

Christine Bernardo (Guam)

Amysue Chase (Massachusetts)


Department of Education (educators and college students)

* Roberta Ruark (Seattle)

Svante Odmark (Sweden)

Tracy Barnett (San Francisco)

Amanda Grosgebauer (Texas)

Amy Walters (London/Exeter)

Mary Wyatt (Detroit)

Erica England (Florida)

Alyssa Jocson (Seattle)


Department of the Interior (focus on intuition/spiritual/soulful)

* Sarah Grayson  (Mexico)

Elizabeth Picone (Houston)

Sam Smith (Oklahoma)

Alan Sinnett (Massachusetts)

Linda Thomas (Michigan)

Susan McLaughlin Karp (Illinois)

Amy Gray

Micah Sewell

Patty Norman (California)

Liz Ling (Illinois)

Faith Cohen (Indianapolis)


Department of Immense (big thinkers, dreamers, do-ers)

* Meg Goodmanson

Lisa Coughlin (Illinois)

Billie Jo Joy (Massachusetts)

Jeremiah Alexis (New York City)

Troy W. Pottgen

Carol Weiler (Chicago)

Emily Whitehill Richter (Kentucky)

Monique Smith

Kim Candlish

Lauren Dirgo (North Carolina)

Michelle Stinson

Matt Ross

Shelley Jarrard (Salt Lake City)

Amanda Sapir (Arizona)

Tarren Renn (New Hampshire)

Joana Smith (Houston)

Deidre Reed (Los Angeles)

Don Gagnon (Rhode Island)

Andrea Lynn McKeen (Massachusetts)

Roni Dylan Vellanueva (Australia)

Christine Campbell (Canada)

Judy Cole

Paul Pino (Gainsville)


Ally Forces (people named Ally who are simply on our side)

Ally Hoekwater

James Ally Staton

Ally Schmidt

Ally Rosenberg

Aly(sa) Rose

Allie C. aka Little Willow

Dakota Lane (Dakota means “ally”)


Ally Commander: Ally Zema


 

Choreographer

Jennifer Li Jackson  (Los Angeles)


 

Music

Nick Gage  (Chicago)

Marc Jackson  (Los Angeles)

 

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Log Cabin owner and host of our forthcoming “(Missing) Piece Talks”

Heidi Rettig (Montana)


Project Mascot

Abraham Elston, age 11 months  (Indiana)


Story Tellers (specializing in brevity and clarity, respectively)

Kate Morrison (Los Angeles)

John Farbrother  (Chicago)


 

Bank Tellers (they’ll tell us what they can do to help)

Ellyn, Nikki and Kara Bank (Chicago)


Intern

Madison Page  (student UCLA)


The men behind the curtain/wheel:

Steve Delahoyde (helps with all things film-related)

Brian Stojak  (helps with all things, period)

 

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The Transition Team

Hugh Musick (Chicago)

John Williams (Chicago)

Cathy Berner (Houston)

Charise Mericle Harper (New York)

John Green (Indianapolis)

Dana Hirt (Chicago)

Brian Koppelman (New York)

Thank you also to Katie Froelich for her speed reading skills and help.

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Ambassadors of Lovely

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Heidi Storm (Minnesota, USA)

Marilyn McCredy (New York, USA)

Lisle Soukup Poulsen (Illinois, USA)

Kira Larsen (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Lisa Coughlin (Illinois, USA)

Lisa Higgins (Washington, USA)

Gina Namkung (New Mexico, USA)

Cindy Salam (California, USA)

Elizabeth LoBaido (Michigan, USA)

Sophie Taft (Illinois, USA)

Caryl St. Claire (Wisconsin, USA)

Helena Tornkvist (Sweden)

Nancy Jones (Alabama, USA)

Joi Kaminski (Illinois, USA)

Natasha Corela (California, USA)

Andy Fergus (British Columbia, Canada)

Amy Rennert (California, USA)

Gary Hernandez (Illinois, USA)

Annie Lambeth (Idaho, USA)

Madilyne Fogarty (Nevada, USA)

Jessica Ruston (England)

Samantha Uphold (Indiana, USA)

Olga Lempert (Lithuania)

Svante Odmark (Sweden)

Rachelle Mee-Chapman (Denmark)

Wendy Ritter (Ohio, USA)

Jana Bowman (North Carolina, USA)

Amysue Chase (Massachusetts, USA)

Jennifer Swartz (Rhode Island, USA)

Nicole Coyle (New Jersey, USA)

Tammy Coble (Georgia, USA)

Lori Patrick (Washington, USA)

Jennifer Sauls (Georgia, USA)

Lisa Tuckett (Washington, USA)

Molly Adler (Virginia, USA)

Lainey Molin (Maryland, USA)

Tamie Harkins (Arizona, USA)

Holly Hinkle (West Virginia, USA)

Kirsten Olson (Delaware, USA)

Stephanie McGovern (Virginia, USA)

Tracy Kohloff-Blauser (Wisconsin, USA)

Jeff Watt (Illinois, USA)

John Williams (Illinois, USA)

Karen Holmes (Ohio, USA)

Celibelle Falcon (Puerto Rico)

Lexi Star Higgins (New York, USA)

Jennifer Siler Reed (California, USA)

Becky Spevack (Pennsylvania, USA)

Theresa Marks (Hawaii, USA)

Todd Hansen (New Mexico, USA)

Christine Mcentee (Virginia, USA)

Stacey M. Curry (Nebraska, USA)

Rosemari Roast (Connecticut, USA)

Ashley Anavarre (Louisiana, USA)

Maya Bender (Minnesota, USA)

Alison Harra (New York, USA)

Melody McWilliam (Washington, USA)

Willow Collins (Virginia, USA)

Ami M. Smith (West Virginia, USA)

Karen Mizen (United Kingdom)

Nina Johnson (Michigan, USA)

Ruth Pimentel (Massachusetts, USA)

Beth Silver (Virginia, USA)

Chris Fleming (Illinois, USA)

Amanda Blake Soule (Maine, USA)

Jean Fendick (Oregon, USA)

Debra Siegel (Ohio, USA)

Becky Lee (Texas, USA)

Cathy Berner (Texas, USA)

Rebecca Trawick (California, USA)

Pamela Polland (Hawaii, USA)

Traci Bunkers (Kansas, USA)

Susan Cairnie (British Columbia, Canada)

Marge Duff (Illinois, USA)

Rebecca Drew (Pennsylvania, USA)

Dawn Thompson (Ohio, USA)

Ashley Santoro (Ontario, Canada)

Sunny Wilderman (Indiana, USA)

Elizabeth Allen (Georgia, USA)

Margarita Korol (Illinois, USA)

Linda Daniels (Illinois, USA)

Carol Knowles (Illinois, USA)

Rene Redfern (Illinois, USA)

Kristen Orser (Illinois, USA)

Charise Mericle Harper (New York, USA)

Stacy Julian (Washington, USA)

Julie Alvarez (Argentina)

Melissa Sauk (Pennsylvania, USA)

Pattie Donahue (Illinois, USA)

Gina Bentley (Washington, USA)

Sierra Meador (Florida, USA)

Heidi Blackwelder (Utah, USA)

Mykell Walton (Idaho, USA)

Yael Werber (Massachusetts, USA)

Michael Floden (Illinois, USA)

Nili Yelin (Illinois, USA)

Erica Garcia (Illinois, USA)

Barbara Flynn (Pennsylvania, USA)

Jessie Senese (Illinois, USA)

Brandi Reynolds (Texas, USA)

Rebecca Goodstein (District of Columbia, USA)

Lucia Blinn (Florida, USA)

Alex Dahlberg (Quebec, Canada)

Christine Campbell (New Brunswick, Canada)

Joan Boyle (California, USA)

Elisabeth Zachary Snider (Tennessee, USA)

Dr. Mehret Mandefro (Pennsylvania, USA)

Betsy Kennedy (Florida, USA)

Haley Schultheis (Texas, USA)

Mary Canning (Australia)

Becky Hermann (Michigan, USA)

Ruth Morrison (New York, USA)

Jennifer Coy (Texas, USA)

Lisa Parks (Virginia, USA)

Jen Renninger (Florida, USA)

Jennifer Heyser (Georgia, USA)

Barbara Israel (Maryland, USA)

Lacey A. Schwartz (New York, USA)

Peggy Reinholt (Delaware, USA)

Lois Doyle (Illinois, USA)

Karen Nelson (New York, USA)

Chelsea Gomez (Texas, USA)

Candice Hayden (Florida, USA)

Jill Dryer Bartolucci (Illinois, USA)

Becky Pollitt (England)

William Redd (North Carolina, USA)

Christine Sneddon (California, USA)

Heather Leide (Minnesota, USA)

Liisa Kaarsoo (Alberta, Canada)

Lisa Myers (Oklahoma, USA)

Jill Harvey (Georgia, USA)

Sherri Levek (Arizona, USA)

Rose Palafox (Texas, USA)

Lindsey Swan (Oregon, USA)

Jenny Nickoli (Alabama, USA)

Abbey Bowerman (England)

Mark Montondo (New York, USA)

Alessandra de Souza (California, USA)

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The Beckoning of Lovely: A Feature Film Featuring You

Directed by Steve Delahoyde and Amy

Main narration: Steve

First song by Nick Gage nmgage2000@yahoo.com

Second song by Jon Brion Film

conceived, written and produced by Amy

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WHAT’S THE WHOLE POINT?

Make. The. Most. Of. Your. Time. Here.




November 14, 2008, 12:08 am
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Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands alone.

Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here.

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