I’ve been working SO hard to get ready for The GAG’s fundraiser next week (Tuesday, May 9th) at the Wilser’s Room. Hope to see many of you there! Here’s how it works: IMPORTANT: YOU bring (with all do respect, as I am certain that you really are reading carefully but still, let me repeat “YOU” BRING) a pre-washed – maybe even recycled – cotton T shirt, pillowcase, market bag, or other scrap of fabric with you to the pub. Cover […]
A month or so ago, I did an interview with Nathalie Sturgeon of the Brunswickan Newspaper. I was reading back over my answers to a couple of the questions that she asked me, and realized that I would like to share them here in my blog. So here goes! NS: Tell me about yourself. DH: I am a person who is engaged in living my daily life as a pattern of my beliefs. My socio-political markers are that: I am […]
Mum always taught us to say thank you, and I’m sorry when appropriate. In our little family I’m the birthday rememberer, the gift wrapper, and the note writer as those things matter to me deeply. At least, I thought that I was until yesterday morning. Our youngest came down stairs yesterday morning asking for “a bag you can’t see through”. Now I was in the middle of making lunches so I only had a Ziplock bag to offer him which, […]
Yesterday afternoon I attended the University of New Brunswick’s 3rd Annual Powwow. It was a powerful afternoon of dancing for my mother, my two children, my niece and me. We had the privilege of witnessing: -Women’s Northern Traditional -Men’s Grass Dance -Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance -Women’s Jingle Dance Also, near the end, there was a special request from the family of Jade Sabattis. After the traditional dances, a dance was performed in honour of the beautiful young woman from the […]
I took this from my desk 5 minutes ago.. Two Sewing by poet Hazel Hall The Wind is sewing with needles of rain. With shining needles of rain It stitches into the thin Cloth of earth. In, In, in, in. Oh, the wind has often sewed with me. One, two, three. Spring must have fine things To wear like other springs. Of silken green the grass must be Embroidered. One and two and three. Then every crocus must be made […]
“…changing the emphasis of what’s important.” – Margaret Kilgallen Jessica Tang Cuz this human can embroider the hell out of any subject!! http://www.textileartist.org/jessica-tang-tracing-silhouette/ Mariko Paterson Read this essay by Mariko – and see for yourself why she is just so DAMN COOL! http://ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramics-monthly/article/working-potters-mariko-paterson/ Kathleen Hanna (and Bikini Kill & Le Tigre) …for her music lyrics, her refusal to conform, and her courage to defy. http://bust.com/music/9474-kathleen-hanna-tells-all-in-new-documentary.html Amelia Butcher http://www.ameliabutcher.ca/cake-ladies-maiden-mother-crone.html Sally Nixon http://sallynixon.com/ [The Fake] Chicks on Speed For their art, pushing […]
…yet, (working on chapter 3) I swear that this photo from ‘Boredpanda.com’ does accurately describes how I slept last night. I woke up this morning – in my clothes, and still in my son’t bed with our nighttime book – and got up to change and make coffee.