I realized the other day that I’ve seen a lot of beautiful things lately, and also read some very worthwhile stuff, and so I figured it might be time to share some of it, as I haven’t done that in quite a while. I’m calling it Friday Fizz, and considering doing it more often. Thoughts on this? Yay? Nay?
. . .
Just for the record, half this stuff I probably found on Pinterest, my newest visual obsession.
I made the acquaintance of this fantastic coloring book, Girls Not Chicks, when I was moseying around Brooklyn with Michelle and Tiffany a couple weeks ago. My happy little queer feminist mind was instantly in love. Clearly, someone needs to have a birthday so I can buy this for them.
And this is funny and wonderful (and gay). Mary’s been requesting a print of it every day for the past week.
Speaking of gifts, did I tell you about some of the completely delightful birthday gifts I got? Good gracious; I’m feeling loved.
Tiffany sent me this beautiful print (on a wood block!) that she made. I’ll be honest: I’ve had my eye on this ever since she first started making them months ago.
And because she knows how very, very much I adore Portland, Elizabeth sent me her special package of Portland note cards. It’s going to be hard for me to send them to people, but I may manage to let go of one or two.
And oh! Good gracious! I have to share with you a brilliant treat that Adriana made for me. It’s a pillow with my logo on it! Eeeek! So genius and special, it sits in an honored spot in the middle of our technicolor couch.
Apostrophe humor. I love it. I love it so much.
Rachel Maddow on the ethics of coming out.
I think about privilege a lot. Courtney Martin has a thought-provoking article on Moving Past Acknowledging Privilege in The American Prospect.
Read this. “Fifty years after the invention of the birth-control pill, we are all so busy celebrating our contraceptive options—and defending our access to them—that we tend to forget how few we have.”
In case there’s anyone out there who isn’t yet aware, Teahouse Studio is now up and running. And I’m trying desperately to figure out how to make a trip to the Bay Area.
Sara was a fellow resident in my weird, weird freshman dorm in college. I’ve watched her career from afar since then, and her work is breathtaking, without fail.
Amy shared this fantastic piece this week on the stupidity of self-improvement speak. And I said, “Hallelujah.”
And lastly, we have Leonie, sharing with us how to get more things created by ignoring everybody.
. . .
Wishing everyone a weekend full of correctly utilized apostrophes.