Dr. Cornel Westâ€™s title at Harvard is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy. I like the name of his subject but I shortened it to Practical Philosophy. And here itâ€™s more personal than public.
I am struggling with white supremacy, activism vs contemplation, and the place of arts and crafts in general. Itâ€™s good to struggle.
I was going to cover all the black and white checks in my base tablecloth. Then I thought Iâ€™d expose some of them following Judeâ€™s concept of â€œmagic.â€ Now Iâ€™m thinking Iâ€™ll expose some of them as an expression of the anti-racist struggle. But itâ€™s such a mild gesture really.
White Artists Need to Start Addressing White Supremacy in Their Work, Literary Hub, by Angela Pelster-Wiebe, August 29, 2018
The place of color? Iâ€™m somehow unable to post colorful images on Instagram. It feels disrespectful of the moment/movement we are in.
I have to say Iâ€™m really enjoying stitching down these yellow woven strips with Deb Lacativaâ€™s dyed floss. Some of the squares will fade because they are dyed with turmeric.
I had a dream about Deb Lacativa last night. I donâ€™t know her except from her blog. In my dream, she vigorously told some guests she had to go work on their â€œwgalo.â€ (More Whiffs, Glimmers and Left Oeuvres, name of her website.) She held up a lovely piece of stitching for admiration. She was in a wheelchair. I donâ€™t know where I got that idea. I felt blessed and energized.