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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Saturday, March 07, 2009

International Women's Day pages...

These are two pages I created last night in honor of International Women's Day which is this Sunday. I was very tired last night and had to quit after only 2 pages...I also screwed up what I was writing on some of the pages.
You can read more about International Women's Day and find events in your area here.
Don't forget our history. Stand up and speak out for the voiceless.

Don't forget "Bread and Roses".
As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing: "Bread and roses! Bread and roses!"
As we come marching, marching, we battle too for men,
For they are women's children, and we mother them again.
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!
As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women dead
Go crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread.
Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.
Yes, it is bread we fight for -- but we fight for roses, too!
As we come marching, marching, we bring the greater days.
The rising of the women means the rising of the race.
No more the drudge and idler -- ten that toil where one reposes,
But a sharing of life's glories: Bread and roses! Bread and roses!
-James Oppenheim

7 comments:

Artzy Diva said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly:
I need a book and art supply fix....please more recommendations.....NOW!!!! I need to spend money like a serious hole in my head.....but...I need a lift, and your recs in the past have "fit the bill."
Melanie

iHanna said...

Happy internationla women's day Kelly! Great colorful pages!

Joy Logan said...

Kelly these last few entries are so kewl! I must learn to let go and play more.

rscoach said...

As I read the poem (which I had forgotten about) I was reminded of another time in LA - we had a Women's Bldg downtown - which always hosted an Int'l Women's Day event with art and poetry and women! Like many other things that were important it closed and got lost in our history - It makes me think of two favorite women's bookstores that also are no more - there was a women's bookstore in Sherman Oaks called "Bread & Roses" it was right across from Stanley's Restaurant on Ventura Blvd. and then the best ever women's bookstore in Westwood - The Sisterhood Bookstore - (http://www.inkwellweb.com/Sisterhood/Sisterhood.htm) where I spent countless hours before they sadly lost out to the competition - Borders Books who built a store across the street - sad day in our women's history - Reva (Los Angeles)

Seth said...

Beautiful spread. There is so much synergy between the two pages.

Colette said...

Can I ask what type of book do you journal in? What paper is best? Where do you get them?