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Karoda
Louisville, Kentucky
Among the earliest blogs by an African American quilter.
Interests: literature, history, art, cooking, photography, crafts, poetry, genealogy, digging all things in cloth and stitch, experiences from the african diaspora, refashioning old furniture and household items, peace and justice....
Recent Activity
This will be the last entry on the blog. New address is chitlincircuitstudio.blogspot.com. I still have to learn the ins and outs of blogspot...but I will forge ahead. I hope all those who follow my blog will continue to join me in the new location. I'll keep this one up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Yes, yes, yes...thank you Lord (stomping feet, head bowed, right hand held high, left hand over heart)...yesterday I was feeling the power, (I GOT THE POWER...hearing the voice in that song that I can't name...anybody???). I held up to a long day at the Chitlin' Circuit, my studio, and made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Not much went as expected this weekend...University of Louisville lost to University of Kentucky. I didn't make it to Trolley Hop or to the studio yesterday and today. The upside of what wasn't expected was meeting my great-nephew, the newest edition to our family, yesterday and my sisters and great-niece... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Update How good it feels to write a new blog post!!!! How good it feels that Spring is here!!!! Louisville is #3 in the nation for the worse pollen count. It wrecked a little bit of havoc on my lungs in spite of the emotional uplift the warmer temps gave... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Joyful Celebration (top) and A New World (bottom) Artist holds image copyright on all images in this post. What I do: I work primarily with polymer clay. I’ve dabbled in other mediums such as photography and acrylics, but when I was introduced to polymer clay, I fell in love with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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click image to go to website By the start of fall...I'll have all 500 pencils! I read about the 500 pencils some years ago on the QuiltArt email list. It took me months of hemming and hawning but I broke down and ordered the 25 pencil/month plan. By the start... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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It takes me on average about 45 minutes to do one boat. I have around 125 remaining. I've lost 2 days from the studio due to soar throat and irritated sinuses and upper chest. The temps have dropped back down highs in the low 40s. My great grandmother called this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Fred is another Mellwoodian artist. He is located in Bldg. B #302. Karen Davis: Tell us what you do and why? Fred Miller: What? My art is metal sculptures. I primarily use aluminum. I buy the aluminum in sheets, cut the needed pieces, bend and fit them, weld them together... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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My weekends are anchored by little league basketball. Both of my grandsons, ages 3 and 5, are playing. Before it turned cold (although today it was 61 and sunny, reasons for it be damn, ya know I wasn't complaining!), I was taking the 5 year old to his bus stop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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ELEMENTS: An exhibit from Mellwood Arts Center Tenants, Pigment Gallery@Mellwood, Louisville, Kentucky, January 9, 2012-March 10, 2012 I currently have 8 pieces in this exhibit. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Last Saturday I met up with Lauren for breakfast at Toast and after some great catching up conversation we drove over the bridge to New Albany, Indiana to see the Form Not Function Exhibit. Just as we were arriving (and unbeknownst to us) the end of the juror's gallery talk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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Last Saturday I met up with Lauren for breakfast at Toast and after some great catching up conversation we drove over the bridge to New Albany, Indiana to see the Form Not Function Exhibit. Just as we were arriving (and unbeknownst to us) the end of the juror's gallery talk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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photo by Deborah Stanley 2011 1. Share what you do and WHY? Tracy Pennington: I make mosaics. During a difficult time in my life, a counselor suggested I do something artistic as therapy. I wandered around Hobby Lobby looking for something to do. I walked out with a beginner's mosaic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Seamless Skin
This will be my 3rd year in a row to give "learning curves" (reading and following exercises with daily accountability) another attempt. In previous years I maintained a seperate blog page to share my schedule with any blog visitors who might have been interested in joining me, but then the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Seamless Skin
This morning I started reading Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter by Carolyn Woods. Organization is just an ongoing reality that I seem to address at least every 6 months. The start of a new year is a good time as any to deal with it. My 2 main causes of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Seamless Skin
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I'm good, I'm very good! Peter has been on vacation for most of December. It is wonderful to see him so relaxed and not carrying around work all the time, even though work does make life sweet most days. We've been enjoying coffee together in the mornings, and grandkids, watching... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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Our Police Chief, Robert White, is leaving Louisville for Denver, Colorado. The 2.5 years before he arrived were horrific ones marked by vigilante police justice and poorly trained officers that resulted in 10-11 deaths of suspects...one while incarcerated, one while already handcuffed with his hands behind his back, one mentally... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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When we are in and open to visitors, we hang our "shingle" out. Here is mine with some added bling. This article on craft techniques' influencing art made me reflect on my own self-critic on the pace I create. I do work slow and sometimes, mainly when I want to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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It all started due to a mispelled name on a list for the pop-up gallery. Deborah spelled Uneena's name with one e and 3 n's. To make up for the innocent mistake, Deborah made Uneena a sign with her studio name engraved in wood...we all oohed and ahhed over and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at Seamless Skin
the past becomes soft, thin, light enough to carry...but does it vanish?
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Seeing one's work hang and in place is just as much a part of the creative process as making the work. Two thoughts, my small and medium sized pieces definitely could use better support when hanging. Because of the size I thought having a bottom sleeve for a slat would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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so really not to much new is happening in the studio. Tomorrow is the last day to see Stanzas: Mixed Media Art Quilts at the Iroquois library branch. It is my intent to make it back over with the camera tomorrow. Those of you who are in a constant flux... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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She hasn't been sewed down yet...the original She was made in recycled teepee fabric and was lost to eternity shortly thereafter but not before I had scanned it...so this is She, Reinvented. It about 1.5' x 2'. Looking for moonlighting Elves (heard they work well in winter) who are willing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Seamless Skin
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winter hasn't started, but I don't give a crap about technicalities once temperatures dip into the low 40s and today starting this afternoon, the temp will fall into the 30s. For any new readers, I hate winter! The mixed media artist's panel at the library went off very well. After... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Seamless Skin