Kittehs

Lola models Il Gatto (Guernicat).

Lola and Gray being adorable:

Lola models Il Gatto (Guernicat). Lola and Gray being

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Il Gatto

Il Gatto, approx. 36″ by 48″. (It’s actually well squared with nice right angles, the photo distorts it because I held my wide-angle-lens snapshot consumer camera out over a bed to take the picture.)

This is my first all-traditionally-pieced quilt, no trapplique or applique, just squares and triangles sewn together with 1/4″ seams. Since I don’t get excited about traditional quilt designs, but wanted to try traditional techniques, I designed this insane vicious cat. After Kaye England’s class last month I bought some of her fancy acrylic rulers, a straight stitch plate for my Janome, and some cotton thread. They paid off: although the top isn’t perfect, it came together pretty

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Make Art, Not Law

Crossposted from Questioncopyright.org

Photo by Ravi Swami, London UK

QCO Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley’s interview with at Baixa Cultura, conducted by email with journalist and photographer André Solnik. The English below is the original; Baixa Cultura translated Nina’s answers.

1. When your interest on free culture has begun?

For a long time I thought copyright terms were too long and the law could use reform, but I didn’t really understand Free Culture until October 2008, after months on the film festival circuit with my then-illegal feature Sita Sings the Blues. Free Culture was too audacious a concept for me to think about clearly until then. One morning I finally got it — freeing my work would be better for

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R.I.P. Roger Ebert

I am so grateful I got to meet Roger Ebert in 2009, when he screened Sita Sings the Blues at Ebertfest. He couldn’t speak then, but he stood onstage while his computer’s synthetic voice read his comments and looked intently in my eyes to make sure I was taking it in. He really wanted me to receive his gift, which was hard because it was so generous.

Roger Ebert and Nina Paley at Eberfest 2009. Photo by Chris Anderson

Here is his longer review of Sita Sings the Blues, which brought many, many viewers to it.

I am so grateful I got to meet Roger Ebert in 2009, when he screened Sita

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Adorable Gray

An animated gif of the adorable gray cat (currently called “Gray” until his real name emerges) my Momz and I adopted from the Humane Society. He’s getting along well with Lola, whom we adopted a few weeks earlier.

Now we have 2 perfect cats, we’re not adopting any more.

An animated gif of the adorable gray cat (currently called “Gray” until his real name emerges) my Momz and I adopted from the Humane Society. He’s getting along

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Quilted Silk

I quilted a 13″ This Land Is Mine silk pocket square.

This was my first time quilting on real silk – easier than polyester, and it feels amazing to the touch.

I included hanging pockets on the back…

but really I think it’s a matzoh cover.

I quilted a 13″ This Land Is Mine silk pocket square. This was my first time quilting on real silk – easier than polyester, and it feels amazing to

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New Merch! “This Land Is Mine” Silk Pocket Square

A fine haberdasher asked me to design this fine 100% silk 13″ x 13″ pocket square with designs from This Land Is Mine. They are very fancy! $45-a-piece fancy, which is what fine haberdasherous silk pocket squares go for. Buy yours here.

Product Description
“This Land Is Mine” pocket square: millennia of violent territorial disputes distilled into a charming, non-violent, 100% silk 13″x13″ pocket square. Square made in France; history made in the Levant. (Alternate video link at vimeo. Note: pocket square does not play video.)

 

A fine haberdasher asked me to design this fine 100% silk 13″ x 13″ pocket square with designs from This Land Is Mine. They are very fancy! $45-a-piece

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