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Margaret’s Magazines

As a Canadian writer, I find it appropriate that my mother’s name was Margaret, as in Atwood, Avison, and Laurence. Though she had some talent in drawing and became a school-teacher, she made a last contribution to the cultural world: … Continue reading

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Fits Like a Glove

This is an image that I made for my digital magazine project, WöM, by harvesting images from my mother’s collection of 1940-60s women’s magazines. This was the era when it was cool to get your feet X-rayed in the shoe … Continue reading

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Beaded Leather Obi

This is the project, finally completed, which gave me a sewing injury I’ve been nursing since the fall. I’d come across an old canvas corset – a man’s corset, my husband thinks – that I’d picked up twenty years ago … Continue reading

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Black and Blue Leather Second-hand Rose Dress

Much is made of the supposed eroticism of leather as a material. I wasn’t attracted to it for this reason, but more for its long half-life, and mostly after seeing some pictures of the Fulani tribes of Africa. Some of … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Waterfall Scarf

As a person who tends to think too much, (and sometimes about cancer) it’s nice to find something to do that relieves this – working with my hands in this case, doing something not terribly important. I only have to … Continue reading

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