Archive for February, 2010

PLASTIC–The fabric of our lives February 26, 2010 1 Comment

Main Entry: plastic Function: noun Date: 1905 1 : a plastic substance; specifically : any of numerous organic synthetic or processed materials that are mostly thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers of high molecular weight and that can be made into objects, films, or filaments
2 : credit cards used for payment —called also plastic money from Merriam […]

BOTTLE CAPS February 16, 2010 No Comments

February 15, 2010 “It’s logical to say that what I do is an act of faith.  It came to me and I worked it out.” –Walker Evans In1999 I made my very first mandala out of bottle caps and jar lids.  It was part of a show entitled Hello Again curated by Susan Subtle for […]

What Kind of Cheese Did Thomas Edison Eat? And what was it wrapped in anyway? February 8, 2010 3 Comments

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison This past week has been an up and down journey in my quest to live without disposable plastic. It seems my job is to figure out how to do this and have a normal life as well. In short, I […]

Paying Attention February 1, 2010 3 Comments

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life. Thich Nhat Hanh February 1, 2010 The title of this entry sounds Buddhist to me, or slightly like  something one of my elementary school teachers might have said to her class in frustration, “Pay Attention.” Paying attention is what I have been trying to do when I […]