Paper Crafts · Process and Techniques

Women’s Work

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 sewing—none of these have been deemed worthy artistic equivalents to the grand mediums of painting and sculpture. The age-old aesthetic hierarchy that privileges certain forms… Continue reading Women’s Work


Every picture tells at least one story

A couple of years ago I hit the yard sale jackpot:  a whole carton of vintage photos for a wonderful (affordable) price.  Hundreds of photos:  formal, informal, serious and silly, from the late 1800’s through the 1970’s.  Two years later I’m still finding delightful surprises when I browse through them. Some of the photos beg… Continue reading Every picture tells at least one story