Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt – a craftivist project from Australia

I have been working on this passion-craftivist project since the holidays now… It is my contribution, a quilt square, to the international Craftivist project, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt (#UDHRQuilt), I’ve done Article 29. Below is an image of my Nanny (right), and her dearest sister Betty (left). They were extremely close to oneContinue reading “Universal Declaration of Human Rights Quilt – a craftivist project from Australia”

A long, hot knit to (the) finish!

While I wait to hear about my dissertation from UNB, I have been spending time with my children at my husband’s family cottage near Fredericton. The weather here is hot and my children are happy that I am no longer married to my computer. We’re playing, “frogging”, swimming, snacking, and I knit on my finalContinue reading “A long, hot knit to (the) finish!”

‘It is proper to speak the truth’

My supervisor frequently reminds me to own the many realities of my current situation, and to not take for granted the work/art that goes into making a home and a life (the art of homelife?)… I am/do – try/ing – each day. So many different things occur in every family in the run of aContinue reading “‘It is proper to speak the truth’”

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom

(*the following essay can be found online at:  http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/04/portrait-motherhood-creativity-c-v-r.html) A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom: Is domestic life the enemy of creative work? by Kim Brooks The question of what effect domestic life might have on creative work, both in the abstract and in my actual life, first dawned on me 14Continue reading “A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Mom”