March 23rd, 2018 | Craft, D.I.Y., Spiritual, Traditional, art, cultural, feature, feminine, figurines, medical, Paleolithic, self-perspective, self-representation, venus
Posting this article to honor Lady Day (March 25th)
Source: Toward Decolonizing Gender: Female Vision in the Upper Paleolithic by Catherine Hodge McCoid and Leroy D. McDermott American Anthropologist, June 1996
Abstract: Examining McDermott’s hypothesis that the earliest known images of the human body from the European Upper Paleolithic (Venus figurines) were self-representations by women. When examined, this proposal becomes so compelling that the only remaining question is, Why did it take so long to consider the logical possibility that a female point of view was involved?
All of us look at the world and, at least partially, see what is inside our own heads. The the extent that we do not recognize this, we remain behind our cultural screens.
June 27th, 2012
Click here to buy a unique handmade bilum on www.artfire.com now! Limited number available. The last time I spent more than a couple days in Papua New Guinea I learned how to make a bilum from a wonderful highland woman by the name of Kapaim. She was very patient with me--I was determined to ...
February 15th, 2011
I originally stumbled across this great Instructable detailing how to make a straw slow-cooker, and was so thrilled by it that I soon made one myself. After the first attempt I discovered that it made a great incubator for home-made yogurt (I currently incubate my yogurt for around 24 hours for maxi ...
February 13th, 2011
I got a lovely, delicate handmade necklace and earring combo in exchange for sending this Teya Danel of Dangles Jewellery a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) so she could start making her own kombucha. She lives out on Vancouver Island and makes very cool jewellery. Please send her a n ...