I am not a photographer. We are all visual recorders. I studied photography pre digital age. I’ve dated a professional photographer. I know lots of real photographers. I am not one. But I sure am addicted to taking pix with my iphone and posting on instagram. I’ve tried to scale back the visual recording (I believe it’s become an all too easy replacement of making things with my hands – this I don’t like)
Soft skeletons hand sewn
Remember HGTV’s show “Crafters Coast to Coast”? I loved that show! In an episode* in 2005, Andrew Knipe showed us how to make skeleton dolls out of old dish towels. I made one or two out of towels (I still have the first one) and quickly moved to scrap fabric, cloth napkins or t-shirts. I hadn’t realized that I’ve been making these skeleton dolls for 15 years. Always about this time of year. Well, actually, way before Halloween so that I can sell them or give a gifts. I sometimes make two or ten.
Rosie, the bartender, didn’t drink alcohol. Luke, the Chinese owner, took us to Chinatown for cocktails. Tall ginger chef and short closeted colored man each had a wandering eye – on different sides. Perfect red nails read the paper as she said, “I’ll squeeze the fat around your neck,” to the man taking up space next to her at 6:15 a.m.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been reading about Yin Yang. Mostly in relation to Female Male energy. I’ve noticed men have more female energy and women more male energy. That’s all I’ll say about that otherwise I’ll write until noon when I should be working on a poster design that’s on deck. I’m drawn…