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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
2K3B_Bubby_s.jpg It’s A Meat Factory, It’s A Cruise Ship, It’s The New And Improved Whitney by LouiseSilk
I have many memories of going to the Biennials held at The Whitney Museum in NYC. There I was introduced to many of my mentors, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Elizabeth Murray, Chuck Close to name jus...
4B2H_airplane_sunset.jpg Summer Solstice by LouiseSilk
Our summer solstice arrives this Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. bringing us to a place in space where the entire Northern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night along with the highe...
AARQ_Social_Animal.jpg The Social Animal by LouiseSilk
I don’t like David Brooks. When I watch PBS and someone turns to him with a question, I cringe. Knowing he is an orthodox Jew doesn’t help at all- His conservative critical view informs my gut that...
KOVQ_WhyYoga.jpeg Advice From A Master by LouiseSilk
The purpose of yoga is to facilitate the profound inner relaxation that accompanies fearlessness. The release from fear is what finally precipitates the full flowering of love. In this state you wi...
Howie and Weezie What’s In A Name by LouiseSilk
If my Dad were alive today, he would be 96. One of the many things he protected me from was the bureaucracy of established processes, complicated rules, and strict orders- until yesterday. I was bo...
68ML_Bat_Mitzvah_pic.jpg I Am My Mummy by LouiseSilk
Sarah and I share this day of our birth. So a little herstory. My Bat Mitzvah when she was 2. Our exhibit at Three Rivers when she was in junior high. Schlepping on my 60th birthday. And today, as ...
BET9_Louise_Bourgeois.jpg In The Process Of Seeing by LouiseSilk
a photograph is not an opinion. Or is it? Susan Sontag It’s useful to remember that things are happening right in front of you… you don’t have to complicate the situation. You can take what is give...
Early, early work The Hard Drive by LouiseSilk
For the past year or so, my computer has been crashing. I’ll be right in the middle of something and these white and gray lines take over the screen and there is nothing to do but to lose whatever ...
8SAL_Evan_and_Sarah.jpg A Modern Quilting Bee by LouiseSilk
In olden days, on farms and ranches of the Middle and Far West creating a quilt top, whether pieced, applique, or embroidery, was usually a solitary activity. Women constructed their quilt tops dur...
KE9A_GS.jpg A Whole New Braddock by LouiseSilk
I’ve been going to Braddock for over six years now- mostly to participate in events organized by my stepdaughter, Dana . Each time I shake my head in the wonder of how she ended up there and rememb...