Saturday, December 26, 2009

Make it Handmade

The holidays have me thinking a lot about how important handmade objects are in my life and handmade do it yourself lifestyles are in the context of the environmental crisis we face today. Seeing cheaply made plastics (and more) from oer seas bought and exchanged as welcome gifts got me doing a lot of thinking
this online resource still makes me feel hopeful....


read lovingly...

if you missed the news or unfortunate lack of progress from Copenhagen recently catch up with it at democracy now

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cannibals – sustainable art

video link here
"Pammela Springfield asks that all her gallery artists be a gas tank away from the door and show only work created in the past year. In this way the art at Cannibals is always local and fresh. The art is also “recycled” in the most expansive definition of the term – art from re-purposed materials that were headed for the landfill, but also recycled images that our conscious minds would like to forget. Pammela eloquently reminds us of why we need these unsettling images and the artists who make them."

Cannibals: 518 Northwest 21st Avenue, Portland, OR

(via – and video by – Will Leurs at Taylor Street Studio).