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 cermacist from the 1970's. 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 this 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.
What is Satan's pet name for you? Which demon spawned you in Hades? In which city did you come through your portal from hell? What was the name of the first girl you turned into a witch? Which demon do you find the most annoying? Which human organ do you consider to be the most … Continue reading 7 Security Questions for Damascus Goats
In theory, inclusion riders are a great idea. But the problem with inclusion riders is they don't address a more fundamental problem we have in our films and television shows: The racial and gender bias inherent in most screenplays. Including this one.
Only Japan could have created such awesome costumes. Here's why.