You know how sometimes you think that you've read all the instructions to meet a deadline and at the last moment realized that you got it all wrong? Well I waited until the last minuet to complete this piece and on the day I was going to ship it I re-read the qualification and realized that the size was wrong. This is what happens when you procrastinate, "Triennial Gathering".
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Here's a quote from , Dr. Aleia Brown "While the work in the Carolyn L. Mazloomi- Women of Color Quilters Networkis invaluable for its contributions to women's studies and Black history and culture, it is still important that we have documentation that the collection has been appraised at over $500,000. Thank you Dr.Mazloomi for your generous donation to the Michigan State University Museum!
My dissertation and book project is largely based on the work and the women who contributed their work to this collection. Thank you Ed Johnetta Miller, Peggie Hartwell, April Anue, Dindga McCannon, Dorothy Burge, Trish Williams, Marion Coleman, Carole Staples, Bisa Butler, Deborah Fell, Peggy Lucas, Latifah Shakir, Lauren Austin, Sylvia Hernandez, Sheila A White, Deborah Fell. Please share widely, and especially with other Network members". For more info check out the link here: http://museum.msu.edu/?q=node%2F308
Dizzy - 2003 by Dr Carolyn Mazloomi
Monday, May 1, 2017
Wabi-Sabi: Finding Beauty in the Imperfect
In these days of a throwaway society, it’s good to make do with what we have cherishing the memories they hold. Wabi-sabi is the Japanese term for finding beauty in the imperfect. There is beauty in the worn out bench by the garage where you sit on a hot summer day and listen to the grasshoppers chant. That old tree in the back yard isn’t pretty, but conveys beauty in its strength and character, from making it through the thunderstorm and only losing a limb or starting to rot with moss and lichens growing on its trunk while the woodpeckers search for insects. Look to the natural aging of leaves from bright chartreuse to crumbled brown skeletal remains to understand the meaning of Wabi-Sabi.
The focus of the artists work for this exhibit, “Wabi-Sabi: Finding Beauty in the Imperfect” gives representation to what satisfies their soul in simple ways. We engage viewers and invite them to reflect and see in their own lives the imperfect yet simple pleasures of present and past, and the ever-changing life cycle of the natural world around us.