I’m feeling the gestalt of this piece, which is truly life-changing for me. This was my first attempt at drawing myself. I have had a surprising amount of anxiety about drawing. I almost never draw anything, and it has never felt good. It never occurred to me to draw myself until a few months […]
I have been making things all my life. But until a couple months ago, I was a craftsman. I didn’t really understand the difference between arts and crafts. For as long as I can remember, I have been enormously anxious about drawing. I have always felt that I wouldn’t be able to draw a representation […]
I’m celebrating the holidays this year by Astrosplaining some Angels I Have Met (TM), people who were in my orbit in Chicago, like the adorable Lee Godie. This has been a pretty great year. Looking back on 2017, honestly I slept most of the time. I really needed it, I feel like a new woman. […]
When I arrive at the Pearly Gates, I want to make sure I have something to say for myself. I don’t want it to be said that I left the American Soviet-Themed Housewares community hanging. Their needs are important to me, and I’m proving it. A chicken in every pot, a hammer and sickle on […]
From HuffingtonPost. “We often underestimate how important handwork was in China’s pre-industrial economy,” she told HuffPost. “The intense pressure on women to work with their hands, to spin, weave, sew, and stitch cloth, bedding and textile products for their families and for sale has gone unrecognized.” …“It’s very rare to find people who notice the […]
Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has lots of neat stuff to download for free, including the Rosicrucian Compendium linked here. Definitely worth a look for any student of tarot, astrology, art, mystery schools, or cool stuff.