Archive for the ‘Guilt’ Category

Soul of a Mother

By chloe | Aug 01st, 2011 | Guilt, My Own Stuff, Poetry, The Emotional Life, love |

 

Reach her in the morning by peeking under the bed:
be subtle.
Reach her in the evening by shaking out the contents [...]

Why I’m against ArtPrize and why I entered it, anyway

By chloe | Jul 12th, 2011 | Arts Opportunities, Guilt, Media, My Own Stuff, Other art happenings and resources, Painting, Upcoming Arts Events in Grand Rapids, Upcoming Arts Opportunities in Grand Rapids, Visual Arts, anger |

It is my belief that ArtPrize does not contribute to the actual unity of the local arts scene in any [...]

Dirt Ceilings

By chloe | Jul 03rd, 2011 | Environment, Guilt, My Own Stuff, Poetry, Uncategorized, children, love |

it claims that the rain swallows it whole
and that the sun has mistakenly derived a cult, 
in it’s name.
But when they [...]

Love It Or Lose It (Or Do Both)

By chloe | Oct 26th, 2010 | Discipline, Guilt, Natural parenting, recipies, and homemaking, Psychology, The Emotional Life, children, love |

My experience as a mother can’t be reduced to Facebook status updates and cute Hallmark cards. I don’t tell people [...]

The Cycle of Cleaning House (or Achieve: Part Two)

By chloe | Oct 18th, 2010 | Discipline, Environment, Guilt, My Own Stuff, Natural parenting, recipies, and homemaking, Painting, Psychology, The Emotional Life, Visual Arts, children, love |

In the story of Baba Yaga, the wild woman hag Baba Yaga lives in a hut with chicken legs. The [...]

Achieve

By chloe | Oct 17th, 2010 | Discipline, Guilt, My Own Stuff, Natural parenting, recipies, and homemaking, Painting, Psychology, Science, The Emotional Life, Visual Arts, children, love |

One of the most difficult parts, for me, about reconciling my art and my motherhood is that- in some ways-there [...]

Helping Hands

By chloe | Oct 06th, 2010 | Discipline, Guilt, Natural parenting, recipies, and homemaking, Painting, Psychology, The Emotional Life, children, love |

I have lofty goals. I know they’re lofty. I want to be a good attachment parent. I want to be [...]

If This Were Enough

By chloe | Sep 30th, 2010 | Discipline, Guilt, Poetry, Psychology, The Emotional Life, Writing, anger, children, love |

 
If this were enough
there would be a quiet village
there would be a gate
around the streets and fields and pastures:
there would [...]

Artists Spotlight- Debra Dieppa

By chloe | Sep 08th, 2010 | Arts Opportunities, Guilt, Media, My Own Stuff, Other art happenings and resources, Painting, Psychology, Spotlight on a Creative Mother, The Emotional Life, Upcoming Arts Events in Grand Rapids, Upcoming Arts Opportunities in Grand Rapids, Visual Arts, children, love |

Debra Dieppais the next of our spotlighted artists from the Kali Factor’s Destination 1111 show. She is a mother and an artist [...]

Keep A Lid On It

By chloe | Sep 02nd, 2010 | Guilt, Media, Psychology, The Emotional Life, anger, love |

By splitting the sex roles down the middle, we fail to encourage women both in their action and their protection of themselves. We end up portraying a female population that is passive and helpless- not just in the popular, traditional ways- not just the no-sports-glass-ceiling-prim-and-proper-lady ways- but also in ways that permeate the image we have of ourselves.