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liza cowan
Artist, activist, blogger, seller of cool things.
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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 2 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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Yes. You can buy a large scale digital download of our Alice Austen cover at Smallequals.com, which is Liza Cowan's etsy store. shop HERE Famous 1976 cover of DYKE, A Quarterly Photo, The Darned Club, taken in 1891 by Alice Austen, renowned American photographer. DYKE A Quarterly cover designed by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at DYKE A Quarterly
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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
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Think of your budget as a map. Extravagance is going outside the boundaries of your budget. This will vary from person to person, family to family. The first step to staying within your means is to make a budget. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a money expert or a financial advisor. The ideas I'm sharing are things I've learned and try to stick to. . You never know when an emergency will hit. Or if there will be a big ticket item... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm not a money expert or a financial advisor. The ideas I'm sharing are some things I've learned and try to stick to. . CASH I figured out my monthly fixed expenses and a general idea of monthly necessary variables... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 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 3, 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 3, 2017 at See Saw
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I'm doing a series on Financial Literacy, as far as I understand it, on Instagram. I'm not a financial expert, or advisor. These are just some ideas I've learned and try to stick to. I'll be posting them here, as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at See Saw
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I wrote the following article in 1990 about two trips I made to The Berkshire Conference on The History of Women, one in 1987 and one in 1990. In it I point out the differences I saw in the two... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at See Saw
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I wrote the following article in 1990 about two trips I made to The Berkshire Conference on The History of Women, one in 1987 and one in 1990. In it I point out the differences I saw in the two conferences, and my different responses to them, in the pivotal... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at DYKE A Quarterly
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If The New York Times say so, it must be true. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at See Saw
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The Future Is Female This quote ran yesterday in The Washington Post, and they also ran three of Liza Cowan's photos, all about the now-famous slogan, t-shirt and button, The Future Is Female. We were pleased that they reposted this quote, which Liza originally wrote for an interview with Charlotte... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at DYKE A Quarterly