“Icebergs behoove the soul (both being self-made from elements least visible) to see themselves: fleshed, fair, erected, indivisible.” — Elizabeth Bishop
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has a textile retrospective, lady b-ballers, sad cats, makers in action and sea sponge in wood.
Somehow I’d never heard of American textile artist Sheila Hicks until today. The Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art is holding a retrospective, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, which opens March 24, 2011. [Via Reference Library]
Is there anything more meditative than watching a maker exercise their talents? Photographer Jennifer Causey’s latest project, The Makers, documents days in the lives of perfumers, potters, florists and chefs. What can’t a pair of able hands accomplish?
I was often confused for an athlete when I was younger. By dint of being tall, it was assumed that I’d be coordinated (ha!) or a whiz at dunking a basketball. Needless to say, I was — well, not a whiz, by any means. However, if I’d been able to wear a monogrammed sweater and a full circle skirt as uniform while playing basketball (and, y’know, lived 100 years ago), I’d most likely be in one of these solemn team photos. [Wolf Eyebrows]
As a cat lady, I heartily approve of any and all photographs of squashed-faced exotic breeds. However, this series of cat show photos creates a confusing mess of emotions in me: should I be sad for these pageant kitties, or more so for the owners? Why do cats need to have their nails painted? And why do I still find this whole absurd mess to be cute? [Via Urban Honking]
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