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liza cowan
Artist, activist, blogger, seller of cool things.
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From 2005, here's an interview with me about my FAKE! Series. Taped in Burlington, Vermont by Paul Larson at Mountain Lake PBS. This interview was originally done on video, and after they had rebroadcast it several times over the years,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at See Saw
I'm sure you've loved her well. Thanks for writing. Liza
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2018 on William Steig: Poor Pitiful Pearl at See Saw
Hi Heidi, I'm so glad you found her! Yay Pearl!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2018 on William Steig: Poor Pitiful Pearl at See Saw
Betty, that's so sweet. I'm so glad you finally got your Pearl, and I'm sure Pearl is happy to have found you as well.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2018 on William Steig: Poor Pitiful Pearl at See Saw
Possibly not unique, but certainly rare. Lucky you!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2018 on DIAMOND DYES and WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO. at See Saw
Sweet, sweet story. I hope you find her a sweater! cheers, Liza
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2018 on William Steig: Poor Pitiful Pearl at See Saw
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CUP BY LIZA COWAN DESIGN AT WWW.SMALLEQUALS.COM Ladies are tamed women. Be Feral. Cup from smallequals.com. Take a clue from Nancy Drew. Get out there and be adventurous, follow leads, solve crime, help people, be best friends with a girl... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at See Saw
Thanks so much for this story. I"m so glad you have Pearl in your life again. Cheers, Liza
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2017 on William Steig: Poor Pitiful Pearl at See Saw
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The Museum of Modern Art has a major exhibition called "Is Fashion Modern?" Part of the exhibtion covers t-shirts. Coordinating with the exhibition, the museum publishes a blog with some wonderful articles. I'm honored that they wanted to know the backstory of my photograph of Alix Dobkin wearing "the future... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at DYKE A Quarterly
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The Museum of Modern Art has a major exhibition called "Is Fashion Modern?" Part of the exhibtion covers t-shirts. Coordinating with the exhibition, the museum publishes a blog with some wonderful articles. I'm honored that they wanted to know the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at See Saw
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Cross posted from my blog at smallequal.com I love when people say “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.” That’s all you need to know. Sure, the more you know about art history, art theory... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at See Saw
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This is true. I chafe against the limits of branding my shop, my products, my art. And I chafe against the idea of competition. Must we participate in this paradigm? I'm left with this paradox. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at See Saw
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Life is often a hall of mirrors, infinite regression. I accept that. My online shop is hosted by etsy. The etsy pattern platform has a blog. Which I use. Here's a post from my blog at smallequals.com It's a repeat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at See Saw
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Yay. Three cups are now in the shop! All designed by me, Liza Cowan. They passed all my tests: colors are bright and vivid, images are fun and correctly placed. And they are really nice to drink from. Three cups... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at See Saw
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Posted Oct 1, 2017 at See Saw
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In the ten years I've been doing this blog, you've seen me introduce a host of new products. Some sold well. Others didn't. Running a business is always a process. Or, as the trendies say now, a "journey." Now I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at See Saw
I made my first gif. You can curate your own art wall with digital downloads from my shop via GIPHY Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a financial expert of advisor. These are just some things I've learned. I started keeping a budget in July of 2015. I learned how to by reading books, blogs and online articles. . I have saved thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a financial expert, or a financial advisor. These are just some things I've learned and think about. Numbers can tell a story, but can a story help clarify numbers? I don't think so. When you are thinking about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a financial expert or a financial consultant. These are just some ideas I've learned and thought about. My dishwasher died last week. It was one that came with the house when I bought it three years ago, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a money expert, or a financial planner. These are just some things I think about and try to live by. I have heard all of these...and I've said them all, too. But an excuse is not a plan.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a money expert, or a financial advisor. The ideas I'm sharing are just a synthesis of things I've learned and try to stick to. Budget is key. I don't use a lot of online apps, though they are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a money expert, or a financial advisor. The ideas I'm sharing are just a synthesis of things I've learned and try to stick to. Keep a spending journal. In addition to figuring out your monthly "nut" (see my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at See Saw
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We all have things we need, and we need to pay for them. Healthful, nutritious food, A roof over our heads, clothing to keep us warm or dry. In this era, we need other basics, like health insurance, education, transportation.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at See Saw
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Spending within your means is one way to be thrifty. Putting money into a money market savings account, or other growth account, is another way to be thrifty. But "thrift" must also include good stewardship, not only of your personal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at See Saw