Author: rachaelrice

transformation.

On Cleaving and Collapse

Reflecting upon the deep collective work done at Magical/Radical, I’ve been thinking, as I do, all the time it seems, about cleaving – and about togetherness, and what it’s going to take – what it’s really going to take for us to individually and collectively midwife this time of collapse.   And I’ve been thinking about having an online business,… Read more →

Wild Mothering

WILD MOTHER It’s a strange thing to find oneself called “mother” when one has lived decades child-free not just by choice but by design. Biologically, I am no mother, having no uterus, having never given birth, having never even been pregnant. Moreover, I’ve never wanted a mother identity. It was less of a “choice” and more of an “orientation.”  … Read more →

On My Teaching

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” ― Paulo Freire   I never went to art school. I never studied with any “masters” unless… Read more →

It Wasn’t A Protest, It Was A Parade: Notes from the Women’s March in PDX

With gratitude and appreciation to Margaret Jacobson and the other organizers.   Having All The Feelings about today’s ginormous women’s march in PDX. Seeing that many people, some hanging out of skyscraper windows waving flags gave me little of the hasta la victoria siempre-itis for a second and I got a little choked up. I saw a lot of people… Read more →

Signs of Solidarity

Last week a bunch of women (several I’ve only “met” on Instagram) gathered at my home to make some art that could be printed and posted in response to the racist, xenophobic and hateful rhetoric becoming increasingly common in the wake of the election. I called for submissions and we incorporated some of those suggestions into our works. Feel free to… Read more →

Artists For Love?

I have been asked to create artwork under the hashtag #artistsforlove, a self-described “movement” just launched by Flora Bowley + Kelly Rae Roberts. If you’ve been following me lately, you’ll see I’ve been up to my own collective art making in response to the dystopian hellscape unfolding before us in the wake of the election.   I want my little corner… Read more →

On Election Day

Whether you’re ignoring the spectacle, voting third party, canvassing door to door   Whether you’re with her or against her   Whether you’re collapse-conscious upgrading your starseed DNA awaiting alien abduction bingeing on Netflix or twirling your spindle stick over a pile of cattail tinder   Whether you’re mystified, enraged, or just straight faced emoji about the whole thing  … Read more →

Hold The Moon In Your Hands

There are 20 new original moon paintings over in my Etsy shop. They’re only $25 each and I hope they find their way into your hands.   Made on heavy watercolor paper, these pieces are all 100% original, unique, handpainted works using a combination of watercolor, gouache, acrylic ink, golden high flow fluid acrylics, india ink, + pen.   The gold… Read more →

The End Of My DreamCatcher Career

I posted this recently on my Facebook page(s) but wanted to elaborate a bit here, especially about cultural appropriation, which is so much more than something people fight about on Tumblr.   One way a bioregional animist friend of mine explained cultural appropriation was to “steal from the ancestors without giving back.” It’s the practice of one privileged group (often… Read more →

September Workshops: Indigo Shibori + Mixed Media Textiles

#MagicalRadical Art Camp was beyond the beyond of what I had hoped for. “Free, real, warm.” “Luscious, Full, Supportive.” “So badass! Blissful. Rejuvenating.” I’m offering two shorter workshops in September: Indigo Shibori Dying + Stamping, and Basic Weaving + Mixed Media Macramé Scholarships + payment plans are available. Space is limited however. But come check out my Portland pink palace.… Read more →

Magical Radical Art Camp!

A Three-Day Summer Camp for Makers + Creatives in Portland, Oregon August 6-8, 2016 Evoking the spirit of summers when there were long stretches of uninterrupted time to play, make, create, and explore. When playing outside was the best way to learn.     Three long summer days to just use your hands. Rose petal pulp, the edge of a feather,… Read more →