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liza cowan
Artist, activist, blogger, seller of cool things.
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I know. I started a the beginning, to give context. Then edited from there. I kept the posts that I thought were the most interesting, and deleted a lot of the others.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2016 on When a blog becomes a book. at See Saw
Well, I have some papers there already, so chances are it will.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2016 on When a blog becomes a book. at See Saw
Technologies change. I like to think of this blog as an eternal resource, but that's probably foolish. While it seems that for now online sources have been able to store information while updating their capabilities, who knows what can happen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at See Saw
Poor Pitiful Pearl refrigerator magnet from Small Equals My 2009 post about the doll Poor Pitiful Pearl has been one of the most popular of all my posts. This classic doll, designed in 1958 by author, illustrator William Steig, rests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at See Saw
That's so funny! I'm glad you like my blog. I have many clever ways to hang curtains that don't involve sewing. I like to switch things up all the time.
I've been meaning to try selling my designs as digital printable downloads for quite some time. No more stocking printed inventory, no more shipping costs. The buyer just pays, gets an immediate download, and takes the file to the printer... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at See Saw
A few images from DYKE, A Quarterly will be featured in an upcoming show at The Museum Of The City Of NY called Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in 20th Century NY. The show opens October 7th 2016. We've been working for months with curator Stephen Vider, figuring out... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at DYKE A Quarterly
Victorian Trade Card Girl with Dogs Trade Cards = Victorian lithographed deliciousness. You know I have huge collections of trade cards from the Burlington, VT company Wells Richardson, but I also have collected some others over the years. I've decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at See Saw
Red Bird button. Small Equals. ©Liza Cowan I have always believed that beautiful things need not be expensive. In fact, I prefer the things I make to be available for not that much money. Sure, sometimes I've put a large... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at See Saw
Hi Diana, Thanks for writing. I have no idea where you might find that article. If you do find it, I'd love to read it. There was someone working on Mary Morris's papers, she wrote to me once. I no longer have her name or email address. Maybe McCalls keeps an archive? Maybe they have an archivist or librarian. That's all I can think of at the moment. Best of luck! And any interesting tidbits you find about Mary...I'd love to see them. She was wonderful. thanks.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2016 on Mary Morris and Polly Cowan at See Saw
From i-D magazine. By Charlotte Gush. December 7, 2015. Original here: In 1975, Liza Cowan photographed her girlfriend wearing a T-shirt that read ‘The Future Is Female’. Fast forward to 2015 and a replica bought by Annie Clark for girlfriend Cara Delevingne has caused an Instagram-based feminist fashion frenzy. i-D... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at DYKE A Quarterly
Amazons, Allons-Y New from Small Equals, Amazons, Allons-Y button. Based on my series, now in wearable form. Very chic, so cool, must have. Available at Small Equals (that's me!) Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at See Saw
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at See Saw
CLICK THIS IMAGE TO SIGN UP FOR MAD MIMI Do you send business email? So many people do. I have been using Mad Mimi for my emails since 2009. I loved them then, and now they are even better. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at See Saw
DYKE A Quarterly of Lesbian Culture and Analysis, was published in NY City in the mid 1970s. Editors Liza Cowan and Penny House created a magazine that was as beautiful as it was radical, and as personal as it was political. After it ceased publication in 1979, it languished in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at DYKE A Quarterly
Otherwild, a shop in Los Angeles Regular readers of this blog will know of my interest in Retail Theater. Now from Design*Sponge (one of my favorite blogs) comes this story about the Los Angeles store, Otherwild, and its owner, Rachel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at See Saw
DYKE, A Quarterly #5, 1977, featured this historical essay by JR Roberts, with illustrations by Roberta Gregory. Click images to enlarge. "While reading the book, Sisters Of The Road: The Autobiography of Box Car Bertha (1937) I came across more than a dozen references to Lesbians during the 1920’s and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at DYKE A Quarterly
the future is female, 1974 Labyris Books was the first feminist bookstore in NYC. It was owned by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios, fresh from their experiences at the takeover of the 5th Street Women's building. The slogan of the store was "the future is female" and in 1974 they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at DYKE A Quarterly
The Future Is Female I made these buttons in 1974 for Labyris Books, the first feminist bookstore in NYC. Hard to believe I still have a bunch of them. They also came in other colors, but I don't have any.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at See Saw
The editor of Vermont's premiere weekly newspaper, SevenDaysVt, follows me on Pinterest, and decided that a feature about my DIY home tips would be of interest to the paper's readers. This is from their quarterly special insert on homes, Nest.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at See Saw
I must have ordered these 1960's Russian/Soviet botanical match box labels years ago and tucked them away in a little glassine envelope. Rummaging through my boxes of postcards yesterday, I came across them and popped them into the scanner. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at See Saw
SeeSaw is now on facebook, with links from our archives PLUS interesting things I've found around the web. Here's what's been on this week. SeeSaw on Facebook here THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN-BOOK Source:…/black_history_road_trip_negro_moto… "In 1936 a Harlem postal worker... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at See Saw
Thank you Jewel. Your opinion means a lot to me.
Join SeeSaw on Facebook. HERE I'll be posting new material and golden oldies from the SeeSaw vaults. But wait, I'll also be scouting the web for great things about art, collecting, ephemera, exhibitions, and all kinds of related happenings that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at See Saw