Refashion: The Amazing Yellow T-shirt

This refashion was not supposed to happen when and how it did. I had great plans for this oversized yellow t-shirt, yet another find from the 1€ rack. It happened when it did because when I was going to take my boys out to the park on Saturday morning, my youngest had a crisis andContinue reading “Refashion: The Amazing Yellow T-shirt”

Refashion: The Amazing Green T-shirt

I may have mentioned this before, but my philosopher husband (who you met in last week’s podcast!) has a very exciting take on creativity, one that I have taken as a license to invest in my creative endeavors with renewed enthusiasm. His philosopher’s hot take might sound a little bit strange, coming as it doesContinue reading “Refashion: The Amazing Green T-shirt”

Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt

Please allow me a theoretical digression before I show off my latest refashioning project: Remember how I told you that I have been suffering under the fog of my hormones lately? Remember how I was complaining, à la Justin McElroy, that my womb was wandering and I was feeling a little bit hysterical? Remember howContinue reading “Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt”

Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt

I came across this quote that really spoke to me: Everything that you make, that’s made by your energy, is partially made out of you. It’s made out of whatever experiences you’ve had. So you can knit little booties and they will be made out of your rage. You can get your rage out ofContinue reading “Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt”

The Sublimation of Red Leggings

Yesterday, I went on a theoretical tangent about the Freudian concept of Sublimation: the act of redirecting socially unacceptable impulses into activities that those that are acceptable. I also discussed research on the creative process, by which adrenaline constantly raises the bar for the artist, causing him to seek out newer, more dangerous novel experiencesContinue reading “The Sublimation of Red Leggings”

Sublimation

As you know, I have a theory about everything. The fact that I pull most of my theories out of thin air doesn’t ever really bother me. In my last missive on hormonal rage and refashioning, I theorized that the act of creating helped create an escape hatch for the rage. I stand by thisContinue reading “Sublimation”