Posts Tagged ‘mending’

One Mending-Aktion at a Time

May 3, 2012

This HEMMING of these blue pants is for VELVET

my friend’s mom who has Alzheimer’s … and here are 2 new buttons on my black apron to remember the mendings for VELVET


VERB WOMAN in Hamilton

October 16, 2010

Verb Woman is coming to a public locale near you.

VERB WOMAN: mending aktion @ Jane’s Boing-Boing Class

July 3, 2010

… to dance while sitting in a chair quietly mending

… listening, breathing,      embody-ing

… sensing, feeling, thinking, releasing

… healing, lubricating, ease-ing, allowing

… emptying, filling, sighing, laughing

… dancing, rebounding, extending, hollowing

… centre-ing, grounding, boing-ing boing-ing boing-ing

Thanks to JANE ELLISON, THE BOINGERS, & WESTERN FRONT ! xoxoxo Love, Verb Woman xoxox

Mending Aktion #2 — Gachet Gallery

September 18, 2009

10:30 am VERB WOMAN Bicycles, Busses and Skytrains to GACHET GALLERY in Vancouver’s DTES

biking off

noon  VERB WOMAN Greeted by High Tea Spread


noon – 5:00 pm MENDING (Hems, Sleeves, Replacing Lost Buttons)

LLara bSharonbutton1M2



GIVING Health & Fitness Advice — TALKING — LISTENING



MENDING and other verbs are being collected, remembered, performed, videotaped, projected on walls
then re-performed, re-videotaped, re-projected on walls
and then re-re-performed, re-re-re-videotaped, re-re-projected … etc….
similar to creation of geographical strata (i.e. coal)
by pressures of time, weight, history.

VERB WOMAN is creating an essay about creation/disintegration.

We are always Forgetting. Disintegrating.
Our shared and contested histories
personal,  community, official (?) history of country or art practices.
As I  develop VERB WOMAN
I realize this work is drawn from and dedicated to my mother
who recently died from Alzheimer’s.
(above photo: Dancing with Mom, by G.Klein)

MENDING: Aktion #2

September 12, 2009


September 17th   from noon – 5:00 pm — Bring your fallen hem, your torn sleeve, or your broken heart…

stitches88 East Cordova;  Vancouver, BC   604-687-2468

MENDING: Aktion #1 Centre A Gallery

August 2, 2009

sewing Frugality without creativity is deprivationAmy Dacyczyn makiko

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well   mended …  Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways

it can change someone else’s life foreverMargaret Cho

orchestra sewing

Tears at times have all the weight of speech Ovid

If you want to know what God thinks of money,  just look at the people he gave it to …   Dorothy  Parker

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakesMahatma Gandhi


Eighty percent of success is showing upWoody Allen braRandy A woman is like a tea bag — you never know how strong she is

until she gets in hot waterEleanor Roosevelt


PHOTOS: by The Line