I sometimes feel like being an artist is quite frightening (when I’m not worried it’s totally indulgent) for so many reasons, especially as it’s something that I didn’t ever decide, but was rather heaved upon my shoulders by the world, held together with wax, and without my prior consultation wholly commanded my life and thrust me, in spite of any… Read more →
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 →
“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 →
Our sisterhoods need to evolve. They’re so often a slurry of cultural appropriation, spiritual bypassing, neoliberalism, multilevel marketing, and random woo punctuated by various signals of authority, virtue and performative vulnerability from their leaders. We can do better.
#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 →
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 →
This article was featured in Elephant Journal. Please give it a click. Recently, a brilliant yoga teacher said to the class, “The opposite of holding on isn’t letting go. It’s digestion.” Contemplating this idea and the claw marks on everything I’ve let go of it occurs to me… Everything gets eaten. We take in all kinds of nourishment, chew… Read more →
I’m producing an e-course. It’s called The Love Offensive: 21 Days on the Power of Photography. My dear friend Tara Morris is teaching it, and she is shit-your-pants funny. Like cry-laugh emoji face funny. But she’s also one of the East Coast’s most successful photographers. Check out the promo video here: Anyway, wow — there are a lot of e-courses… Read more →