Good news…Our Bitty Kitty ran to get a treat tonight after he came home last night listless and cranky. He has a cyst. We await the results. No matter, he’s in good spirits and has a lovely appetite. Meanwhile, I am halfway through the Summer 2 session and already miss my American Swagger class, but… Continue reading coming up roses
On this 4th of July, I am thinking of the people who inspire me artistically and otherwise. Some of them contribute to my ability to live freely. The beautiful print posted above arrived yesterday. It was made by Phoebe Beasley, the only artist to twice receive the Presidential Seal. She spoke at the University of… Continue reading freedom over me
New windowsill bed made of mohair for our oldest kitty whose joints are clearly hurting. He loves sitting on things that are warm. In typical kitty fashion, he is indifferent. We shall see how it goes. Maybe this will be sewn onto one of my hand made skirts or sweaters. Meanwhile, I love how this… Continue reading musings
Having fun today sending out more mail art postcards. Happy to be outside for a bit. Had a good week of playing horseshoes. Speaking of outside, as posted elsewhere, JB and I just went to our fave post office. Cracking up at how some of the front yards in Tuscaloosa County need to be in… Continue reading won’t you be my neighbor?
In recent weeks, I have had a few friends ask me about the cost of the things I make with my hands as I attempt to get through this tough time. I have tried selling in Etsy shops. I have tried selling at festivals. I am trying a festival again. I look forward to a… Continue reading let me say this…
I canned yesterday. Blueberries from our yard are now jam and the best jam I’ve ever made. I felt my way through it – just like my grandmother. Yummy! Also enjoying the squash flowers I asked my husband to make. Inspired after hearing mention of them on HBO’s Insecure. Had no idea those beautiful blossoms… Continue reading musings
This was an especially hard week in a year of hard weeks for our country. I remain grateful for my health, family and two specific ways to breathe through it all: making stuff with my hands and gardening (or growing stuff with my hands). Latest piece made from dried roses, gardenias and gladiolas. I sent… Continue reading hard week
When not sewing or doing more expected academic work, I have been working on these three collages made of all sorts of things including vintage photographs and faces I painted on tea bags using Japanese ink. One of them is titled “Se sentit.” English translation: felt. I feel so much these days. Do you? I… Continue reading Se sentit
“Coming Up Roses.” That’s what I named this piece. The roses are from our yard. Three different types. The piece is on found wood. The roses suggests seasons. I pray we are just living through a season. I know that we are. Now, how to survive it? I have turned to art since March 25th… Continue reading comin up roses
Earlier this week, Alejandrina Cue, a beautiful artist I met in Cuba who now lives in my beloved South Florida, shared this self-portrait, which inspired my own. Mine is hardly on the level of what she produced (i.e. she is far more expressive; I hesitate. A lot). Both pieces speak to the kinship and friendship… Continue reading artist. friend.