The ‘sum total’ of my research..

(If theory, could be a mathematical equation, then the solution to my dissertation question would be as follows..) “The (gender) of the artist matters” Parker & Pollock, (1981). Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology, London, Routledge p.50. + (plus) I work in tapestry primarily for its materiality and its capacity to shift within traditions, to shuttleContinue reading “The ‘sum total’ of my research..”

La Festa Gracia (preparing out on the street now, it’s getting so close!)

I am so grateful to Mireia at JIWAR for introducing me to the wonderful community of residents in and around Berga. The sum total of my Spanish language capabilities is “Gracia” (thank you), “Sin bolsa” (‘no bag’ from trips to the grocery store..), “Vale, vale” (‘ok, ok’ you hear this a lot when people are carryingContinue reading “La Festa Gracia (preparing out on the street now, it’s getting so close!)”

A beautiful woman in my life turns 40

My little sister turns 40 today. She is my confidant, the one I can always count on to understand my frustrations, keep my secrets, and celebrate with me my successes. In short, my sister Rian is the very best of what any woman might strive to be as a person, and to hope for in aContinue reading “A beautiful woman in my life turns 40”

The peonies bloomed ON my birthday.

I’m not much for believing in ‘signs’, all the same look what nature ‘crafted’ for me this past Tuesday. I had been waiting for these bulbs to burst open for what seemed like weeks, and they chose June 21st to make their appearance. The anniversary of my birth. I find their  beauty simply intoxicating. I did turnContinue reading “The peonies bloomed ON my birthday.”

YAY! They are off!

Dear Friends, Thank you for your words of encouragement these past months as I have ‘blogged’ my way through the making/writing of my Literature Comprehensive exam ( thanks to you especially Dad! xo). I am happy to report that they (the handmade USB stick packages) have now officially been delivered/mailed! It is my sincerest hopeContinue reading “YAY! They are off!”