Just over a year ago, my friend Casey Weibust and I tossed around ideas about combining dolls and books. That first casual conversation has turned into a new project for me (and an obsession): Rag Tag Emmas. So called since the dolls are made from bits and pieces and (according to the Urban Thesaurus) “Emma” is slang for “cool librarian!” I’ll be posting the “back story” for each doll in a series of posts. Starting with The Guardian of the Chakras The Guardian is 16 inches high on a five… Read more Rag Tag Emmas: The Guardian of the Chakras →
Here is my first response to a writing/illustrating challenge based on an exercise from Ursula Le Guin’s book Steering the Craft.
Dream: 1: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep 2: an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream (vision, daydream, reverie) 3: something notable… Read more The Real World →
Art is a human activity, consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that other… Read more Emotion and Art →
Music plays an essential role in my creative process. The texture, rhythms, instrumentation and tone of the pieces I listen to while I’m working help to create the flow that… Read more Siren Songs →
Throughout the history of art, decoration and domestic handicrafts have been regarded as women’s work, and as such, not considered “high” or fine art. Quilting, embroidery, needlework, china painting, and… Read more Women’s Work →
“Eight forces sustain creation: Movement and stillness, Solidification and fluidity, Extension and contraction, Unification and division.” Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
Who was Electa Barrett? I’ve been exploring a box of photographs that belong to my husband’s family and that focus on the Gildersleeve family of Gildersleeve CT. One envelope held… Read more Detective Work →