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    from a bio textbook illus by charley harper 1961 via insidemyhideaway

    The frog is dead! Long live the frog!

    There’s no rational explanation for how much I love frogs. I mean, there might be a rational tidbitual oddment I could lay down for you  but all the tidy, comprehensible bullet points in the world wouldn’t do justice to how deeply fascinated and charmed and shivered I am by those little half-blood princes, those darling swimmers who leave the water to tuck the soft green of themselves into the grass so they can lie in wait for me, so they can leap in ambush and make me bark a laugh of surprise at their ridiculous bodies, hurled up from the grass, bounced high, airborne.

    Published on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:11 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, anatomy, big happies, biology, consciousness, dreamy, environment, evolution, fauna, Flickr, green, illustration, intersection, joy, literature, loveness, mono no aware, music, painting, photography, playfulness, poetry, science, the happies, transformation, tumblr, unruly, video, water | No Comments
    El Rio interviews Ghetto Frida

    Department of If Loving the Interwebs is Wrong Then I Don’t Wanna Be Right

    Humanity is bad and terrible and capable of the most horrific acts of cruelty and venality. But oh my god, when a beautiful brain does beautiful brain things, it makes me remember that some of us are not only unbad and unterrible, but really fucking wonderful. What I’m thinking of here is this thing I found on the webs that are inter, this fabulous wonderful thing. To be precise, this thing:

    Published on Nov 26, 2010 at 10:20 am.
    Filled under: alchemy, bad attitude, badass, big happies, body art, comics, drawing, fashion, Flickr, graphic, hair & makeup, iconoclasm, illustration, indie, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, internet, intersection, interview, joy, novel, painting, project, street, the happies, transformation, unruly, urban, video | No Comments
    Picture 2

    Watch me dance the multitask mambo

    This is what I can do:

    Published on Sep 06, 2010 at 11:11 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, agitprop, bahahahaha, domestic arts, home, intersection | No Comments
    Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak's photostream

    butcher & seam

    Butcher’s charts take it all apart.

    Sewing patterns put it all together.

    The sundering and the reconciling … they interest me, both. I maybe love taxidermy because it requires both; I should maybe love the jigsaw puzzle more than I do, for the same reason.

    Published on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:03 pm.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, anatomy, architecture, art, artisanry, badass, big happies, book, ceramics, clothes, connection, craft, decay, design, design, domestic arts, drawing, dreamy, embroidery, epiphany, fashion, fauna, flora, food, freedom, fuck you and the horse you rode in on, gaming, geekery, graphic, handmade, holy shit, home, illustration, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, internet, intersection, joy, language, loveness, making, mono no aware, music, packaging, painting, photography, playfulness, project, risk-taking, science, sculpture, shiver, smash, swoon, technology, textile, transformation, transgression, wabi sabi, words, work, writing, yum | 2 Comments
    09 Lighting Books" by Airan Kang via illusion.scene360

    The poetry of objects: spinality

    Often I think of the poetry of objects
    about the way a seam is resolved
    or the way a spine grows
    about the things we make with our bodies
    and the bones from out of our bodies

    Published on Jun 30, 2010 at 8:21 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, anatomy, architecture, art, artisanry, book, ceramics, clothes, connection, craft, design, domicile, dreamy, embroidery, fashion, fauna, flora, furniture, glass, holy shit, home, hybrid, iconoclasm, illustration, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, intersection, jewellery, joy, language, loveness, making, metal, painting, paper, photography, playfulness, project, risk-taking, science, sculpture, sentipensante, shiver, swoon, technology, textile, the happies, transformation, transgression, words, work, writing, yum | 2 Comments
    Picture 6

    Department of Shit That Makes Me Happy

    Oh. My. God. The happies, they are upon me.

    Published on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:43 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, anatomy, art, artisanry, badass, body art, clothes, craft, drawing, embroidery, hair & makeup, hybrid, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, intersection, metal, packaging, painting, playfulness, project, remembrance, sculpture, textile | No Comments
    Odilon Redon, Ophelia, 1910, collection of A.D. Lasker, via thinkingwithshakespear.org

    The river

    I make playlists on my iPod and they’re often very theme-y because I am nothing if not a theme-y woman — I like to group and organise. I like to find patterns, or, in their absence, make them. Maybe that’s the curatorial urge. Or the librarian’s urge. Anyway, I have a playlist on my iPod called “river” and I listen to the songs on that playlist a lot, especially when I am despairing because those songs are very cathartic to hear and especially when I am all joyed-up because those songs are very cathartic to hear.

    Published on Mar 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm.
    Filled under: alchemy, architecture, art, artisanry, catharsis, concatenation, connection, consciousness, craft, dreamy, environment, epiphany, freedom, illustration, intersection, iPod, loveness, making, music, painting, paper, poetry, risk-taking, sculpture, shiver, smash, swoon, textile, the happies, transformation, transgression, video, vintage | 2 Comments
    Amsterdam

    Remortar

    Imagine if we could remove the mortar that holds all the disparate elements of our selves together. Remove it and fiddle the bricks of character around a bit and repoint, so that we could be remade. Or maybe that’s too drastic (altho’ I am a woman who likes the grand gesture) — it’s not a complete rebuild that interests me but the jimjummery of a rejig.

    Published on Mar 22, 2010 at 11:07 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, architecture, art, artisanry, badass, craft, decay, design, diy, dreamy, environment, event, holy shit, iconoclasm, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, intersection, loveness, making, playfulness, project, risk-taking, sculpture, street, swoon, transformation, transgression, work, yum | 1 Comment
    Untitled #1 (Cloud, Mountain), from the series The Vertical Shadows

    Let’s get lost: the Chet Bakerness of running

    Here’s a thing I just realised. Chet Baker had it right: let’s get lost. That’s what running is, for me: a getting lost, the way you can get lost in very few things, maybe only love and sex and music and physical exertion and the way the air smells in the woods in the fall or the way a cold lake feels on your body when you jump in naked and let all that cold swirl across all your bare skin to leave you gasping and shuddering in a strange beautiful release that’s almost like the moment of orgasm, in the pleasure/pain aspect of it and also in the being completely present in your body aspect of it.

    Published on Mar 03, 2010 at 6:23 am.
    Filled under: alchemy, art, artisanry, badass, catharsis, clothes, dreamy, environment, epiphany, fashion, film, furniture, glass, handmade, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, intersection, interview, jewellery, music, painting, photography, poetry, risk-taking, running, science, sculpture, shiver, textile, transformation, weather | No Comments
    Antler Girl by Beci Orpin

    A is for aggregation: antlerpeople

    When I grow up, I want to be a people. A people with antlers.

    Published on Feb 17, 2010 at 6:29 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, anatomy, art, artisanry, ceramics, clothes, concatenation, craft, dreamy, embroidery, fashion, fauna, hybrid, illustration, intersection, north, painting, photography, textile, transformation, transgression | 4 Comments
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    The art is so much better at night

    I run. I like to run, a lot.

    Correction.

    I love to run. Love it, with big crazy heartsing heartpound loveness.

    Published on Jan 30, 2010 at 10:37 am.
    Filled under: art, connection, epiphany, flora, holy shit, intersection, loveness, mono no aware, running, shiver, wabi sabi, yum | 2 Comments
    69_leemawdsley0317

    Smash

    I took my kids to see Zombieland the other day. (Because yes, I am an awesome mother.) It was a highly enjoyable experience, more than any of us had anticipated, honestly, and chief among the many excellent moments was the scene in which the four nonzombies who are our heroes realize the rules of quotidian life no longer pertain and lay waste to a souvenir shop, smashing and crushing and pulverising all the cheap tat that stocks the shop’s shelves. It is an exhilarating moment, for sure, because transgression so often is, and transgression that involves destruction? Ding ding ding! We have a winner, folks!

    Published on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:11 am.
    Filled under: alchemy, art, badass, catharsis, ceramics, comics, glass, insane-in-the-best-possible-way, intersection, loveness, mono no aware, performance, photography, sculpture, shiver, smash, transformation, transgression, yum | 5 Comments
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    Ghadah’s studio

    It is such a miracle, this ridiculous Internet thing. Just a few days ago, I was sitting bundled in sweaters in an old farmhouse in Quebec, looking out the kitchen window at the blazing colours of autumn while simultaneously peeking into the studio of artist Ghadah Alkandari; the thing about Ghadah’s studio is that it’s located in Kuwait, half a world away from me. But with a click of the Send button on her Mac, she was able to show me a little piece of her reality and that is an eventuality I like very much. And oh my, how I like publishing these images so that you too can step into Ghadah’s world for a moment or two.

    Published on Oct 29, 2009 at 9:04 am.
    Filled under: art, home, intersection, making, work | 2 Comments
    one of my exhibitions

    The did of id

    I don’t know why I always want to know “why” but I do. Even when the answer to “why?” is “because” or “dunno” or “what’s it to ya, mofo?” Even then, I still wanna know. Why, I wonder. Why am I like that? Dunno, really. Because, I guess. What’s it to ya anyway, mofo?

    Published on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:25 am.
    Filled under: art, badass, blog, catharsis, chaos, concatenation, connection, dreamy, epiphany, illustration, intersection, language, literature, loveness, making, risk-taking, sentipensante, shiver, transformation, transgression, uncategorized, words, work, yum | 3 Comments
    Costume from Shockheaded Peter, via www.monstersandcritics.com

    Char

    I am very, very afraid of fire. Very, very afraid of it and very, very — o so very — compelled by it.

    Published on Sep 21, 2009 at 7:29 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, architecture, art, artisanry, ceramics, concatenation, decay, domicile, epiphany, fauna, furniture, holy shit, industrial, intersection, mono no aware, painting, photography, smash, textile, theatre, transformation, wabi sabi | 3 Comments
    green-berry-tea

    Green Berry Tea

    Okay, this is just the loveliest thing, this project by Nathalia Ponomareva. I wish we lived in a world where all the daily objects of life could be similarly delightful.

    Published on Sep 03, 2009 at 4:19 pm.
    Filled under: artisanry, badass, consumerism, domestic arts, dreamy, fauna, home, intersection, packaging, transformation, yum | 4 Comments
    aluminum-bra-by-simone-walsh

    just burn that sucker and be done with it

    by guest blogger rachel cheetham douglas

    i went bra shopping the other week. i have a small collection of racerback tops that just sit there in my closet, year after year, because i don’t have any racerback bras to wear underneath. well, that’s not true. i have two racerback bras, but i can’t wear them because they’re itchy and hateful and itchy and they ride up and did i mention they’re itchy? itchy is a funny word. say it. you almost feel a little japanese. or maybe i’m overcaffeinated today. whatever, the point is that god
    damn i hate those bras.

    Published on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:25 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, anatomy, art, badass, bahahahaha, ceramics, clothes, corsetry, craft, design, domestic arts, gender, handmade, intersection, making, painting, paper, photography, rowr, sculpture, textile, words, yum | 3 Comments
    in-silence-detail-by-chiharu-shiota-2008

    A is for Aggregation: filamental

    It’s a wrap.

    Published on Aug 05, 2009 at 8:24 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, alchemy, art, dreamy, holy shit, intersection, making, textile, transgression | 4 Comments
    vicissitudes-2-by-jason-decaires-taylor-via-wwwunderwatersculpturecom

    The run-on sentence of entropy
    Don’t you like it when time and the elements have their way with the physical world?
    Published on Aug 04, 2009 at 12:33 pm.
    Filled under: alchemy, art, artisanry, decay, design, dreamy, environment, epiphany, flora, furniture, green, holy shit, intersection, loveness, mono no aware, painting, photography, sculpture, shiver, transformation, transgression, wabi sabi, yum | 6 Comments
    tolstoy-freedom-bookshop-sm-from-notomatos-flickr-set

    Give it up for Mister! Leo! Tolstoy!

    Leo Tolstory rocks my world, man.

    Published on Jul 21, 2009 at 8:32 am.
    Filled under: art, artisanry, book, comics, connection, craft, design, design, domestic arts, epiphany, exhibition, furniture, graphic, hybrid, illustration, intersection, literature, making, novel | 2 Comments
    bedroom-ribs

    Sometimes art just happens

    Sometimes art just happens. Look at the corset (or maybe it’s a ribcage) on my bedroom wall.

    Published on Jul 16, 2009 at 8:58 am.
    Filled under: alchemy, anatomy, art, corsetry, intersection, mono no aware, shiver | 1 Comment
    matson-daffodil

    The seahorse in the daffodil

    The other night I was drinking whiskey and thinking about Fibonacci numbers and thinking about Katinka Matson’s scanned flower images and thinking about how once upon a time I looked at her daffodils and realised how 

    Published on Jul 15, 2009 at 9:07 am.
    Filled under: anatomy, art, concatenation, connection, dreamy, epiphany, fauna, flora, intersection, loveness, photography, science, sentipensante, shiver, swoon | 1 Comment
    cootie_catcher-by-paul-blais

    I: The whole notion of participatory makeocracy: part the beginning

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all, just like you: the Internet is a fœtid swamp of depravity and conjecture and rumour and fibbery and inaccuracy and pointlessness and Lindsay Lohan’s twat, and I can’t really come up with a compelling argument to dissuade anyone of such notions.

    Published on Jul 02, 2009 at 8:55 am.
    Filled under: alchemy, alt, art, artisanry, badass, concatenation, consumerism, craft, design, diy, geekery, handmade, hybrid, indie, internet, intersection, letterpress, loveness, repurpose, technology, textile, upcycle | 1 Comment
    i-am-brave-i-must-be-braver-by-jude-norris

    A is for Aggregation: antlers

     Aggregation rules.

    Published on Jul 01, 2009 at 11:02 am.
    Filled under: aggregation, anatomy, art, artisanry, badass, body art, ceramics, craft, crochet, dreamy, fauna, glass, hybrid, intersection, north, painting, paper, photography, sculpture, shiver, swoon, yum | 3 Comments
    with-sm1

    I like the word “with”

    I like the word “with”. Maybe because writing is so not a “with” activity. It’s really a pretty terrible pastime: lonely; painful; scary; frustrating; slow.  But it’s also the way I learn what I think — I often don’t truly know until I start the ridiculous process of corralling the headchaos.

    Published on Jun 30, 2009 at 9:01 am.
    Filled under: chaos, connection, intersection, words | 2 Comments