It had been over a decade since I had last caught up with Sabrina. Years she had spent traveling, publishing books and teaching. Years I had spent mostly in schools studying art and teaching. I had moved back to California to escape the cold of my third February in Chicago. Sabrina was visiting family... READ MORE
~ by Corey
1 tablespoonful of Brown sugar
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 lb fresh ground pork
1 diced, cored red pepper
2 diced medium red or sweet onions
8 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1.5 cups dry oatmeal
1 large egg
3 tbs Worcester sauce
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs parsley flakes
1 tbs oregano
3-4 cloves of chopped garlic
1 14 ounce can (well drained) diced fire-roasted tomatoes
3 tbs catsup
Roll up your sleeves. Take off any rings or watches- trust me... This is hands-on hand mixing. Make sure you have two loaf pans ready. Glass preferred.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Go with a very large bowl or stock pot. Begin by bending meats, then add egg and all spices and liquids. Next add cheese oatmeal. Knead until the mixture is uniform. Add all remaining ingredients.
2. Randy's Donuts
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Trent's favorite human Laura German Reynolds.
Laura German Reynolds
Available for purchase:
Some pics of Laura and Trent.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to art curator and writer Carrie Scott.
In concert with curating exhibitions and building both private and public art collections, Carrie Scott & Partners works closely with a number of artists and photographers - including Nick Knight, David Sims, Lord Snowdon, Walter & Zoniel, Marina Shacola, Hugo Rittson Thomas and Federico Pestilli - to establish strong and sustained markets on their behalf. CS&P participates in many aspects of this process, from selecting pieces in their archive, assisting and overseeing artwork production, and putting together a considered sales strategy that sees placement of the work in museum and exhibition settings.
Founder and Managing Partner of Carrie Scott & Partners, Carrie Scott has been a curator and arts writer since 2004. She has developed Modern and Contemporary collections in Europe and the United States, working with numerous businesses, executives and collectors to help them establish, manage, and maintain both corporate and personal art collections.
Since early 2010, Scott has also worked side-by-side with visionary fashion photographer Nick Knight to create the SHOWstudio Shop where she curated exhibitions at the gallery that featured high profile contemporary artists like Douglas Gordon, Raymond Pettibon, Keith Tyson, Terrence Ko, and Anj Smith, alongside the work of dynamic young artists like Tim A. Shaw, Courtney Andrews, Charlotte Kingsnorth, and Walter Hugo. The SHOWstudio’s gallery is now globally recognized as a pioneering, ground-breaking platform that nurtures and encourages creativity by combining the different art forms together in one space.
Before starting Carrie Scott & Partners in 2009, Scott was Director of Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, where she worked closely with artists such as Beth Campbell, Matthew Day Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Mika Rottenberg, Adam McEwen, and Storm Tharp. Prior to that, she was noted curator of the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University's Lee Center, and Director of the James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
In 2017, Scott will appear as a presenter on The Art Show, an entirely new art series that richly captures the artists of our lifetime that have inspired collectors and art lovers alike.
The following is a piece written by Carrie about Sabrina's work:
Sabrina Ward Harrison published her first book, Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself, at the age of 23. Written between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, Spilling Open was an intimate and moving picture of the contradictions young women face as they are asked to grow into societal norms of femininity. Her tender honesty and singular aesthetic energy turned Harrison into the voice of a generation.
Though she went on to publish four more books, to call Harrison an author isn’t accurate. Books were certainly her unique way to distribute the work, but her practice has always begun in her compositions. Harrison’s canvases – whether the pages of a book or a wood paneled painting – appear effortless; flowing bold, singular marks pivot and plot across colored fields of energy. These saturated areas of color, hand written words and beautifully worked surfaces, create a combination of iconography that is immediately recognizable and Harrison’s own.
Marked by repetition, intuition, and cultural references – as well as an endurance of symbolism and diaristic expression – means there is an undeniable continuity in the vocabulary of Harrison’s work. But it is the bravery in laying herself bare that brings an edge to the work that is also at once palpable and undeniably powerful. Central to Harrison’s practice is her exploration of the most intimate of experiences in universal form. Harrison’s oeuvre explores questions about love, faith, and identity, embracing the pain and pleasure of living. Her conscious mark-making results in reasoned surfaces that are balanced between purposeful text and powerful imagery.
Harrison is the creator of 5 groundbreaking published books; the first one, Spilling Open, was published when she was 23. She has gone onto publish, Brave on the Rocks, Messy Thrilling Life, The True and The Questions and The Story is Happening. Sabrina was born in Montreal Canada and moved to California with her family at 9. She went onto study photography and graphic design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
She has taught creativity worldwide for 2 decades with a belief she holds strong to, that, "we must create what we most need to find" After fantastic years in Northern California and New York City, She is currently exploring the midwest in the wonderful city of Madison Wisconsin, which reminds her of her childhood in Canada.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Allison Davis, artist, therapist, and participant in the first True Living Experience in Madison Wisconsin.
1. Allison's home workspace for encaustic.
2. Encaustic is awesome.
3. Madison sidewalk quote.
5. The full-circle rainbow is called a "sun halo"
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to Ayesha Ophelia, creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto
Ayesha Ophelia is the creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto, a women's space for inspired living. Her personal manifesto consists of a strong sisterhood, spirituality, a radical self love practice, and adventure. She moonlights as a creative consultant with an emphasis on online marketing, social media, and graphic design. Holy Rebellion is her new Youtube channel where she shares inspired content that speaks to the union of our sacred/holy and human selves. She is in the process of creating a healing center in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.'
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent share some of their favorite Instagram accounts.
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Tuesday, 12 November, 2013
There once was a little brown haired girl who loved to roar. Each morning she would rub the sleep out of her eyes and roar.
“Good Morning,” greeted her dad.
“Rawr,” shouted the little girl until she felt it rumble in her heart. She smiled and then skipped off to play.
Sitting quietly in the grass, the girl concentrated on the activity she labored on.
Up walked a freckled faced boy who asked, “whatcha doing?”
“Rawr,” yelled the brown haired girl as she happily held out her project. The boy was un-phased by her undertaking and walked away.
Later the girl saw a group of giggly youngsters gathered around in a circle laughing. She strolled up to the assembly, edged her way in, and listened as they all chatted.
“What do you think?” asked a girl in yellow and white polka dots.
“Rawr,” hollered the brown haired girl as she laughed. Some snickered while the rest of the group looked at her with confusion. But she just hopped away while her hair bounced behind her.
Day in and day out, the roaring continued. Some wondered if she was angry. Some wondered if she was silly. But most didn’t care to stick around to understand the roar. Until one day she was approached by a curly headed boy.
His shaggy hair covered the tops of his ears as he marched up to the girl in fascination. He opened his mouth and barely whispered the words, “hello, brown haired girl.”
“Rawr,” screamed the girl in uneasy retort to the squeaky boy she could hardly hear.
“Why do you always roar?” softly questioned the fluffy mass of curls.
“Because all of my favorite things roar,” answered the girl. “The ocean. The thunder. Even the sound of laughter. Why are you so silent?” countered the spunky girl to the hushed little boy.
“Because all of my favorite things are quiet,” responded the boy. “A breeze. The snow. The warm feeling I feel in my heart.”
The brown haired girl reflected upon the things the boy told her. For the first time, she meditated on this new way of exchange. She closed her eyes tight and held her breath nervously. Then when she was ready to speak, she opened her mouth and almost inaudibly declared, “I like you and your curls.”
“Rawr,” bellowed the boy.
And they both skipped off together.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk about getting out of ruts and returning to why.
1. Natures Bakery (Newtons)
2. Barnana Banana Bites. This company is our building neighbor. Great people and they own a banana car. There are many tasty flavors but my current favorite is peanut butter.
3. Twyla Tharp
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with Corey about first meetings and building stuff.
1. From Sabrina's first book, "Spilling Open".
3. Some more good reading about introverts and extroverts:
5. If you're in Portland make sure to go check out this mural painted by Julia Skerry (friend and truly fantastic intern for Room in the Trees) and Chris Bigalke at Sasquatch's Brewing Co's a new tasting room in the NW industrial area at 2531 NW 30th. They are slated to open to the public on April 21st. You can see more photos at instagram.com/glowdeer.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with long time friend Molly Franks about life growing up in La Canada, what to do when faced with a free unicorn, and how opportunities for creative living show up in daily life.
1. "Today, my hair sounds like a party popper." Molly is the originator of hair speak.
2. Take a moment to check out Molly's organization.
3. Decorative elephant with usual dimensions.
4. Repurposed level necklace holder.
4. This is an excellent TED talk recommended by Molly that we referred to in our conversation.
Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with collaborative artists Patrice Dworkin and Jackie Leishman about their ongoing work creating and exhibiting art together as "The Fourth Artist".
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