January 2009 archive

cakes & cherry blossoms

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I was feeling a bit down yesterday afternoon so I took a lovely walk in the sunshine to Crixa Cakes. It’s one of the very strong benefits of my neighborhood (along with Ici, Tail of the Yak, & Ital Calabash) & a cozy place to sit and draw. To be honest, the walk itself cheered […]

9 times 9

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1. Aspen ~ A multimedia magazine of the arts published by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Each issue came in a customized box filled with booklets, phonograph recordings, posters, postcards — one issue even included a spool of Super-8 movie film. Be sure to read Letters from Vali in no. 9. 2. Annie Besant ~  […]

bread & puppet prizes

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Growing up in Vermont meant summer at Bread & Puppet’s Domestic Resurrection Circus. It was an important part of the formative years of my life, visually, politically, and socially. I was exposed to communal camping, food, working together, art on a scale I hadn’t imagined before, and life life life. We’d camp all weekend, bring […]

Madame Yevonde

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I love coming across groundbreaking female artists from the past, it’s so refreshing and inspiring! By 1921 Madame Yevonde had become a well-known and respected portrait photographer. In the early 1930s, Yevonde began experimenting with colour photography. The introduction of colour photography was not universally popular; indeed photographers and public alike were so used to […]

we find our histories

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I spent the long weekend in San Diego, as my mother is there for a month taking care of her parents. For me, being around family is surreal – we are not “family people” inherently, and witnessing behaviours and being around this curious tribe that looks like you and acts like you is strange but […]