Category: Open Arts

Unweaving the Whitewashed Legacy of the Cross-Stitch

Shocked at how few fotos** there are here but loved reading this — cross-stitch is a skill I learned well as a kid and something I still find very therapeutic, though this article sheds the obvious imperial light on the form of sewing. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/cross-stitching-trend-story?utm_source=pocket-newtab ** If you do not have social media you may not

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yet another gift from AEON

This brief video just enchanted me. The man, the story, the art! I find myself deeply attracted to this work. I have always loved lists, catalogues, field guides of any kind, anything that involves visual discernment. Blackstock’s work takes it to a whole new level. Especially when one considers the breadth of it! WWII aircraft,

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I apologize, in advance…

I almost didn’t post this because, well, it is just really hard to read. I was weeping through much of it, sinking deep into the sorrow for all things lost as a result of our greed, our acquisitiveness, our sheer numbers. Our obliviousness! So, it is in the spirit of not being oblivious, of taking

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Down Splash by Michelle Foshee

Lucky enough to have such rad friends who write poetry that is relatable, contemporary and heartfelt. Happy to share fellow reader Michelle’s poetry with you here– LINK TO CHAPBOOK I love the food references especially, as well as the accessible language — I also think it’s very cool Michelle spent her stimulus cash on poetry

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