(This beautiful bed is by Shawn Lovell Metalworks; all pics enlarge)
The Bears Are Awake––What's Up With You?
Ancestors! The weekend before last, a glimpse of spring in New York had folks estimating the time it
would take to shed their winter weight, dusting off stored wardrobes, then running around town to
supplement their look with spring pieces––shopping bags were everywhere, baby. Mr. K and I sloughed off our winter sleep with a couples massage at the No. 1 date spa in the city––Supple! Many thanks to Kitty and Chanda, our respective masseuses. Whooee! Our evening wrapped up with a fabu dinner of Kimchee and BBQ at Hangang Korean Restaurant in Lil' Korea (34 West 32nd St. between Broadway and Fifth). If you live here and haven't been to the last 24 hour block in NYC––you're still asleep!
So Yo, Snap Out Of It!
Is my motto for the spring season. Knitters and crocheters! Make a note of what row you're on, put away your work for now and get to steppin', with some people, places and things to capture your attention, and either attend or attend to. I'll list, and as you'll want to dig deeper, their respective pages will under the New York sidebar.
August Wilson's Women
Is open until April 10th, and I'ma be there looking for you, so hit the Nuyorican Poets Cafe! When will you get to see a performance of this stature from the perspective of the women?
Cuddly Repulsion––Ain't He Cute?In 3 days you must go to Gallery Hanahou to see "Out of the Black", a show of new works by my friend, the copiously imaginative and insightful Matt Campbell (check out his link), who will explore our fascination/repulsion with the objects and pollution we create and consume. Says Matt, '"We invade the habitats of other life forms and take them over and drive
them out. We know it’s bad but we can’t stop - because we love all the
cool shiny new stuff we make. We love technology - we love Tuna and we
just want to keep eating it."'
Represent! It's Your Time Now
A big shout to my sisterfriends, the divine Carolyn Butts of African Voices Magazine!
Reel Sisters Women of Color in Film, is accepting submissions for its
13th annual festival. This most important and compelling festival showcases the best in narrative (Courtney Lilly's excellently hilarious "I'm Through With White Girls"), documentaries (Alice Brewton Hurwitz's brave Lillie and Leander), animation (Michelle Bodden's award winning "Obara & The Merchants"), and shorts (Christine Turner's "Rubber Soles" was a standout, right Mr. K?). Teen film makers can holla' back too!
Okay, I gotta' run and pick up my sewing machine from the mechanic, but I'll put up the pages as soon as I return; for real!
Postprint: I returned and the pages are up, so get on it! Thanks, and if you have time, check out my new spinning blog––In It To Spin It. I'm spinning yarn in the city, oh yeah!