As a young architect and wanna-be fine artist, I am absolutely mesmerized by artist Jeremy Mann.
The way he instills the somber energy and flow in his cityscapes, bringing them to just the right level of abstraction, makes you feel as though you are there with him in a dream you can’t quite remember clearly.
If you liked the all satin quilt, you’ll love the all satin AND VELVET quilt I’m making that’s currently trying to defeat my soul. Have you ever tried to sew satin to crushed velvet? Go try and sew your bed comforter to a Downy dryer sheet. Or sew your own hair to a cheese puff. Or a butterfly to another, more delicate butterfly. With palsy.
THIS THIS THIS is why whenever I’m with a child, for every time I hear a gendered comment about their abilities I respond with a counter-example. Kids need to hear both on both sides: boys need to hear that it’s okay to be sensitive and to cry and to play with babies, and girls need to hear it’s okay to get dirty and ask questions.
I do this with my granddaughters. For every time I tell them how pretty they look I make sure to back that up with three compliments about their strength, intelligence, and capability. I honestly try to keep track because it’s an easy trap to fall into.
(FULL DISCLOSURE: One of my granddaughters is a one-year-old baby, so I’m straight up lying to her about at least two of those things at any given time. It’s the principle. THE PRINCIPLE.)