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Greetings and salutations on this 2013 holiday season...

I've put ETSY into vacation mode so that I can edit images for listings and recharge over the holidaze.
I'm hoping to relaunch the ETSY shop on Monday January 6th.

Ulrike Muller's project HERSTORY INVENTORY is officially in book format and your's truly is one of the many talented ladies that is part of the ground breaking project. Here is some info about the project and the book:

Dear Friends,
We’re proud and excited to announce the publication of Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists, forthcoming in early 2014.
Today we are reaching out to you with a special offer. Order NOW and receive the book FRESH OFF THE PRESS in February 2014! If you are one of the first 50, you’ll ALSO receive a special-edition Herstory Inventory tote bag that features Nancy Brooks Brody’s drawing for Herstory Inventory. Please take this opportunity to support this amazing project and forward this email to all your friends and colleagues.
Herstory Inventory originated in 2007, when the artist Ulrike Müller found an inventory list describing a collection of feminist T-shirts in the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn. Ulrike invited 100 artists to retranslate the descriptions into drawings. The result, Herstory Inventory: 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists (2009–2012), is a collaborative rethinking of feminist imagery that reflects a wide range of political desires and representational strategies. We have been working with Ulrike and the designer Tiffany Malakooti to transpose Herstory Inventory onto 272 printed pages. In addition to color reproductions of the full inventory, the book includes a narrative chronology of the project, edited from Ulrike’s email correspondence with the participants. The Herstory Inventory publication will further the life of this this open-ended endeavor.
Gratitude! And very much looking forward to sharing the book with you.
Barbara Schröder and Karen Kelly
Dancing Foxes Press

Participating Artists: A.K. Burns, A.L. Steiner, Adriana Minoliti, Alhena Katsof, Allyson Mitchell, Amy Linton, Amy Sillman, Anni Viinikainen, B. E. Wiest, Barbara Eichhorn, Carola Dertnig, Carrie Yamaoka, Cauleen Smith, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Chitra Ganesh, Chris Castillo, Cristina Gómez Barrio, Dawn Kasper, Dean Daderko, Edie Fake, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Emily Roysdon, Erika Vogt, Faith Wilding, Fiona Rukschcio, Fox Hysen, Gabriela Santiago, Georgia Sydney Lassner, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Dana Bishop-Root, Gregg Bordowitz, Guadalupe Rosales, Hans Scheirl, Iris Andraschek, Jamie Chan, JD Samson, Jennifer Montgomery, Jibz Cameron, Jocelyn Davis, Johanna and Mona Gustavsson, Johanna Kirsch, Jonah Groeneboer, Joy Episalla, Julie Evanoff, K8 Hardy, Kate Huh, Katherine Hubbard, Kathleen Hanna, Keltie Ferris, Kim Kelly, Lee Maida, Lee Relvas, Leidy Churchman, Leigh Ruple, Lily Benson, Linda Bilda, Linda Stillman, Lisa Lenarz, Louise Fishman, Lovett/Codagnone, Lucy Dodd, Malin Arnell, Marget Long, Maria Gafarova, Mariah Garnett, Marie-Thérèse Escribano, Marlene McCarty, Math Bass, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Michaela Mélian, Michele Araujo, Michelle Dizon, Mitra Wakil, Monica/Nico Peck, Moyra Davey, MPA, Myriam Lanau, Nancy Brooks Brody, Nicole Eisenman, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Pam Lins, Patricia Reschenbach, R. H. Quaytman, Ricarda Denzer, Robert Bordo, Robin Hustle, Sadie Benning, Sam Miller, Samara Davis, Shelly Silver, Simone Bader, Sowon Kwon, Tara Mateik, Taylor Davis, Terrilynn, Therese Roth, Travis Boyer, Ulrike Müller, Wolfgang Mayer, Wynne Greenwood, Xylor Jane, and Zoe Leonard. 

Weekly inspirational quotes:

'A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.'- Edmond and Jules De Goncourt.

'It is never too late to become what you MIGHT HAVE BEEN.'- George Eliot

'Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.'- Goethe

'Don't explain why it can't be done. Discover how it can be done.' -Mo Tao


14 Art does the brain good

This article validates so much of my thinking. As my dad used to say 'teach a child to create and he will never learn to destroy'...or something to that effect.

Great article, I had to share :;smile::


'Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it's the only one you have.'- Emilee Chartier

'An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.'- Robert Frost

'An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision.' - James MacNeill Whistler.

'I never finish a painting -- I just stop working on it for a while.' - Arshile Gorky.

'Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up.' -Chuck Close


Lucky 13th blog

I stumbled across this gem this evening. I find reason #18 very valid. And I'm well on my way to #16


The inspiration quotes from last week:

'We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.'- Robin S Sharma 

'On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.'- Jackson Pollock

'No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.'- Victor Hugo

'If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever be done.'- Ludwig Wittgenstein