Saturday, April 14, 2018

muc muc

OK, I love these and so want to make them in the most thrifty way possible. I find them cuddly. I like the idea that I can use a sharpie for the eyes and a bit of blush on the face.

So the Muc Muc is considered a Polish doll. Still, there is a folk feel to it. Maybe old country with a modern spin, finding a use for those leftover sweaters you've already made a hat out of. And sometimes, it's a good feeling to make something and to give a truly homemade gift. It's a great way to keep a memory of a piece of clothing. I also find them rather cuddly and huggable.

I work with someone who does a lot detailed work when she creates her sock creatures. As of yet, I have not been able to just go with the sock and let the sock do its thing. Yeah, she's that kind of artist.

I have found Grace Yen's sock art to be a lot of inspiration. Look her up on Pinterest.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April is Poetry Month!

A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.

Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.