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  10:50:00 pm, by Airycat   , 815 words  
Categories: Studio Journal

Art Studio

Mom left me an art studio.

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  08:04:00 pm, by Airycat   , 178 words  
Categories: Book Reviews, General Non-fiction

Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

I read, and watch, a lot of true crime stories and often find myself wondering why. What is the attraction? Even though a book may be good, this genre usually leaves me dissatisfied. That's what I like most about Ghettoside. It did not leave me dissatisfied.

This book is a combination of true crime and sociology. Leovy traces this crime the way most are done, in a kind of redrum fashion, but she also looks at the larger picture. She discusses the microculture of ghetto life and gang life, and also how those outside the ghetto misunderstand the whys if not the whats. She gives us some whys. She gives relevant historical context. And she gives hope, showing ways the real problem is being helpfully addressed in some areas. 

This book is not the answer to all of the problems of ghetto life, being poor and non-white, but I believe it gives a fair and accurate view of one very misunderstood aspect of the difficulties and problems. It made me aware in a way I was not aware before. 

4 stars

  04:38:00 am, by Airycat   , 89 words  
Categories: Machine Embroidery

Clean the Bath

In my quest to create useable art, I made a couple more cleaning cloths.

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  12:13:00 am, by Airycat   , 257 words  
Categories: Needlework, Machine Embroidery


Although I've been horrible at posting here, and haven't done as much needlework  (of any kind) as I'd like, I have done some.

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  05:23:00 am, by Airycat   , 545 words  
Categories: Needlework, Quilting, Hand Embroidery


Well, I am thankful! I started it in the fall of 2013. I got some leaf designs from Urban Threads and decided to do the hand stitching.

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