We all have a few pop culture references that are so specific that we rarely say them out loud, knowing that they will fall on ears that don’t get them, yet so persistent that they haunt us time after time. One of mine, and I think it too often, is: Jerry: I was under the … Continue reading Not Orphans
Back in America print and magazines are languishing but in Japan there’s a magazine for everything. There is even a four-times a year Bellydance Japan magazine... and I contributed heavily to their MOOK about how to create bellydance costumes. So, it was a dangerous discovery when I realized I could buy used copies of old … Continue reading Dolly * Dolly Vol.4 Ryo Hada doll trunk.
Let’s meet the girl behind the project I’ve been keeping secret. She’s my favorite corvid-human hybrid, Rookling. Her project happened simultaneously alongside Archie. Rookling, her polychrome hair mushrooming around her face, thick lashes and extra lashes on top of that, the eyes of Liza Minnelli, and such aptitude, y’all...such aptitudes...such a mind for images and … Continue reading For Rookling: The Secret Project.
The first Thimble Person Mary meets is the Sewing Bird. Frankly, the sewing bird is the only character I'd want to encounter and even then the stilted rhymes would grind me down. You can see the Sewing Bird on the table in this illustration...it's the only thimble person on whom eyes make sense. The rest … Continue reading The Sewing Bird
I'd assumed that Carry Nation was a short woman, like the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. I was wrong. She was about 6-feet tall. Let that sink in. Google shows me that male soldiers (21 year olds) of the time averaged about 5'8" and women of a similar age were a little over 5'3". She … Continue reading Carry A Nation
This might be an odd place to start a blog. I don't care. I started watching the Ken Burn's PBS Prohibition a few nights ago and a friend (Hey, Jill!) told me that she'd be excited to read what I thought. America DRANK. Physicians used to recommend whiskey and cider and rum and beer as … Continue reading Prohibition part 1.