Craft on the go
Digital Zine of the month #3/march 2014
Women stories represented in art
The shiny rhinestones in the studio by mickalene Thomas
No nature by Carroll Dunham ,mixed media painting on wood
Gravity of love by shinique smith
Women can use any material ,ordinary or unique to make history in art and craft
The queen of beautification ,Martha stewart
Craft on the go
Rapunzel at Bonnie & Maude Presents: You Are Hair
Rapunzel is about a lot more than hair—like many fairy tales, it carries a moral lesson. And the moral of Rapunzel is surprisingly subversive.
On March 11, I (Sophie) will explain the rebelliousness of Rapunzel as part of “You Are Hair,” a live variety show organized by Kseniya Yarosh & Eleanor Kagan, the hosts of the Brooklyn-based film podcast Bonnie & Maude. From their website:
Join us for an evening of funny and insightful stories and presentations on the subject of female hair as seen in movies, television, and pop culture. We will untangle the trope of the fiery redhead, rediscover the true story of Rapunzel, strip away the portrayal of body hair in the film Human Nature, and root into how we see African-American hair on the big screen and beyond-cé. Plus, NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg will share with us the secrets of “Canadian hair” and some never-before-seen photos from her personal archives.
L.V. Anderson, Tessa Brown, Sophie Bushwick, Ophira Eisenberg, Aisha Harris, Allegra Oxborough, Cassie Wagler
Can’t wait, Sophie!
etsyfindoftheday | CURATION CRAZYBLITZ | 3.5.14
requested by: lonelyhearts-club-band
looking for: tapestries for a dorm room wall <3
- hand block-printed multi-colored tapestries by cloud9jewels (featured)
- double spiral rainbow tie dye tapestry by doyoudreamoutloud
- other shops with with lots of tapestry options: craftaurahome and labhanshi
- and take a less literal, more fashion-forward tapestry approach with the ‘pearl’ tapestry & leather cross-body shoulder bag from giftshopbrooklyn
A Form of Happiness: Dopamine
We have all felt the rush and experienced the feeling of happiness, and Speculative Design artist Jessica Charlesworth, along with her husband, Product Designer Tim Parsons, has made it tangible. The couples’ A Form of Happiness project has masterfully resulted in their creation of a wood and magnetic representation of the neurotransmitter responsible for releasing the chemical that fuels our desire for happiness. The effects of the organic chemical, dopamine, are likened to the euphoric feeling and pleasurable physical reaction to things such as searching through sale racks while shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, or the pleasure received from engaging in sexual activity.
A Form of Happiness, displayed as the physical model of dopamine, is part of a kit that allows user to assemble the wooden pieces into the chemical compound strand. Each part is held together by embedded neodymium magnets. The kit includes examples of the various roles that the physical piece could take on and provides a more vivid display of what occurs during moments when dopamine is released. Charlesworth and Parsons pose the question, ‘What makes you happy?’ and while the answers will vary by person, as their model and kit prove, the feeling is the same for everyone. Happiness is a simple chemical reaction we seek it throughout life; a chemical bit of magic.
- Lee Jones