Monthly Archives: June 2013

Handed Down

My grandmother, Mimi, taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. She started me with a potholder before I could cook, and a big needle, and thick yarn. Before long, she also taught me to stitch and tat (make lace for you non-needleworkers.) She told me that all of the women in our family were good stitchers. My mother couldn’t do any of this, and so the “skips a generation” theory came to excuse my mom from the lineage. Continue reading

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Artists Who Write

I have always loved artists who write, whom many others would call writers who draw.  They are role models as they could not leave their art behind for words or vice versa.  I can’t either, and for me, the two … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2013

perhaps this father’s day means more to me because two of the three men i spent my early years with are dead, my two youngest brothers. when my brother stephen last visited, i wrote quite a lot. i hadn’t journaled in … Continue reading

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PROCESS: From Acrylics to Oil Paints, 2

Rewrote and posted under dkatiepowellart, as I am moving most of my artwork-centered posts to my art blog.

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