From the monthly archives:

May 2012

Mother Artist/Artist Mother

May 31, 2012

One wonderful part about running an art project about motherhood is that people understand when my job as a mother has to take priority over my job as an artist. Last week, Micah was very sick with a nasty bacterial infection, and I couldn’t attend the workshop. If I had been running it by myself, [...]

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Paper Dolls

May 15, 2012

Back to our regularly scheduled workshops! To my pleasant surprise today, all of the people who missed the second week came back, and we had four new people, including one woman with a five week old baby. I commended her for coming–she’s definitely the newest mother we’ve ever had. She said she was really happy [...]

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A Mother’s Day Film Release

May 13, 2012

Two summers ago, I ran a five week project with an incredible group of mothers in Madison, Wisconsin that culminated in Good Eater, a site-specific installation about food and motherhood in the most beautiful community gardens I’ve ever seen. I still miss those women terribly. I was so lucky that Brijetta Hall Waller, a talented [...]

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Good Enough

May 11, 2012

We had a really nice drop-in workshop on Wednesday, although I was wrong to worry about it being mobbed. That felt a little frustrating, because it was just a logistical issue. We were set up in the room next door to the regular drop-in program room, and people were so used to going to that [...]

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Resist the Pressure

May 8, 2012

There’s a short piece in the Toronto Star about Greetings From Motherland this week, in advance of Mother’s Day. The reporter asked us to share tips on how to resist the pressure to be a perfect mother. It’s our first press coverage in Toronto, which is great, right in advance of the drop-in workshop tomorrow. [...]

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May 3, 2012

It’s been a crazy week. I had a Canada Council for the Arts grant due the same day as the second workshop, and only started writing it last Thursday. Writing grants is difficult, but since I’ve received a couple now, it always seems worth it to try. Canada Council grants are notoriously hard to get, [...]

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