via Kentaro Okawara's Vision of Love [Interview]
Inside Stef Choi is a world brimming with whimsical characters who love us unconditionally no matter how messed up we are.
Larry Yes is a socially-engaged artist, songwriter, and musician whose work focuses on positivity, humor, and fostering social bonds through creativity. In his nearly 30-year musical career, he has collaborated with Michael Hurley, Mirah, Josephine Foster, Sonny and the Sunsets, Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) The Blue Flowers, The Art of Flying, Bob Corn, Pink … Continue reading Larry Yes and his Radical Positivity
Sawako Ninomiya was born on August 12, 1980. She is an embroidery artist, based in Tokyo. She works on different projects, teaching embroidery to women living in poor areas of India as well as planning exhibitions and making art for the exhibitions. She has organized two group shows at Hello! Good Morning! in Portland, Oregon … Continue reading Embroidery Artist Sawako Ninomiya
Serapio Medrano is a Mexican ceramicist living in Tonala near Guadalajara. Serapio is the son of Candelario Medrano, a famous ceramicist from the 1970s. Candelario was a pipe-maker who began making sculptures out of the clay he was using. These pictures of his dad hang in his room. Two of his sculptures in the El … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Serapio Medrano
This post could also be titled, "Where Did My Baby Go" or "Aliens Took Over My Child's Body." When my son, Milo, was around 8, my father-in-law casually said, "you know, by the age of 13 he'll be gone." Then he made a whooshing sound. At the time, I was thinking, "13? This kid loves … Continue reading How to Get Your Tween to Acknowledge Your Existence
Mason bees are easy bees to raise! But why would you want to? Because these days, bees need all the help they can get. Amiright? Also, mason bees are excellent pollinators, and they don't sting. They come out early when the temperature reaches about 50 degrees. They are excellent pollinators to increase your fruit yield … Continue reading How to Make a Mason Bee House
Juan Jose' and his son, Abel Juan Jose Ramos Medrano is the grandson of the renowned sculptor, Candelario Medrano. Candelario was a sewer pipe maker who began making ceramic sculptures out of the pipe clay. This became known as the “betus” clay tradition of ceramic art. The subjects of these playful artform are often … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Juan Jose Ramos Medrano
This past year, my wife and I traveled to Guadalara, Mexico to purchase original folk art for our gift shop, Hello! Good Morning!. We stayed with Stan and Jose´ at their wonderful bed and breakfast, Casa de Las Flores. Stan and Jose´ have been collecting art for over 30 years and have an incredible array … Continue reading Masks from Mexico
A few images from the march in Portland, Oregon.