Author: rachaelrice

transformation.

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 →

On Mother’s Day

I want to celebrate all the motherlovers and unmothered motherless others     I want to summon, gather and make noise for all tied tubes, hyster sisters, severed bloodlines and lineage breakers     I want to jump out of giant uterus shaped cake and give every stepmom in the world a bouquet of herbs no self-described shamanic practitioner cantillating… Read more →

The Love Offensive Giveaway!

Photography helps people see themselves as you see them. It’s a gift to show someone their beauty. I want you to know about this 5-week ecourse The Love Offensive. Check out the promo video here: The Love Offensive with Tara Morris from Tara Morris on Vimeo. I am producing this course that begins Monday April 18th because the teacher in me respects… Read more →