Vaccines in the time of Covid

One year after quarantine began, I have achieved the unimaginable: the immunization protection from this deadly disease. Going out into the public, still masked, with my immunization card in hand, brought out the following dichotomies and then some: I feel safer from, yet less trusting of anyone without a mask. I feel happy that lifeContinue reading “Vaccines in the time of Covid”

A Patch Work Life: The Hands On Guide To Living Piece By Piece

Quilt:Voluminous layersCountless hues and valuesEmbedded with meaningPersonal herstoryMinuscule patches that speaks volumesEnsconcing with warmth and protectionHand Stitched patternsEndless sizes, shapes and formsPiecing, Stitching, Darning, Mending, Ripping Producing Quilts:The next one is always better than the one beforeOrganized cutting and construction stepsStaying at the machine until the entire set is piecedProcess over productCreating something original comesContinue reading “A Patch Work Life: The Hands On Guide To Living Piece By Piece”

Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000

A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi, written Christmas Eve, Anno Domini 1513 I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, youContinue reading “Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000”

Program Application-Artist Statement

For over forty years I have been fashioning fiberart that celebrates the loving and healing capacity of spirit. In the seventies, an article in MS magazine about quilt making as a women’s art form lead me to patchwork as my chosen means of expression. In the eighties, leadership in our local fiberarts guild helped meContinue reading “Program Application-Artist Statement”

Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018

NRM BagPanche Silk Robe TieSarah’s MolasSadye’s Lingerie BagHeath’s Buddah WheelJapanese Kimono FabricIndigo Dress Hem from Victoria,BCRiding PantsJ.Jill Dressy SkirtMax Studio Dress from Annie’s GraduationE.B.Pepper PJ Pants Suit in a BagLeftover KilimHowie’s Tux RemnantsJo’s Handwoven RemnantsHeath’s Corduroy ShirtHand Embroidered Wool Kashmiri Shawl from Tsultrim Allione WorkshopChristmas, Buddha Day, Valentine, Kawanza from 1994 CalendarSilkDenim’s Hand Stitched CorduroyContinue reading “Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018”

Ichi-go ichi-e: this is the moment

A simple practical idea from the art of tea or Sadou, the way of tea. Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会) is a concept expressing the ideal roughly translated that means one time, one meeting or one encounter; one opportunity. In the way of tea we respect and honor the moment as a once-in-a-lifetime gathering, a simple encounterContinue reading “Ichi-go ichi-e: this is the moment”

The Power of Seventy

Seventy is made of two perfect numbers, seven- representing perfection and ten- representing the ten commandments and the completeness of The Holy One’s law, symbolizing perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. Midrash: The Holy One, Who has seventy Names, gave the Torah, which has seventy names, to Israel, which has seventy names (NumbersContinue reading “The Power of Seventy”

Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom: Faith. Belief. Practice: The Exhibit

At this stage of my life, everything fabric, patch, thread, takes on multiple meaning. It’s the same for breath, thought, action and so it is for the three categories of work on display: Bed Quilts made from gleaned scraps of my fabric collection; Kabbalah theme quilts from tee-shirt remnants; work from personal materials of memory.Continue reading “Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom: Faith. Belief. Practice: The Exhibit”

Your Presence is Requested

Using BubbeWisdom, I create art to inspire growth and learning that emphasizes process rather than the achievement of an outcome; moving beyond everyday triviality into a depth of spirit that enacts dignity and humility with love, humor and perspective. Louise Silk Louise Silk:BubbeWisdom now showing at the American Jewish Museum of the JCC of GreaterContinue reading “Your Presence is Requested”

Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom

I began this blog in November of 2010. I have posted 430 times and received 51,620 views. Bubbe Wisdom: Why call it Bubbe Wisdom? Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother. When I was growing up a Bubbe was an old woman whose domain was her kitchen. She was known for her “bubbe-meises” old wives’ tales basedContinue reading “Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom”