Carolee Essentials

10 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Ternocon exhibition The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and SM Mall of Asia collaborate for the Ternocon 2018 Exhibit tour which starts on June 12th at the Atrium, Main Mall of SM Mall of Asia. It will work until June 19th. Ternocon 2018 was a Terno– convention and competition for regional designers initiated by […]

29 May 19
kate fisher

Evaluation In my proposal set out to explore the contrast of the living and the inanimate. I wanted to continue to look at meat in more detail and focus on our relationship with inanimate objects. I aimed to build up a strong foundation of research looking in depth at inanimate objects and anthropomorphism on the […]

23 May 19
Carolee Lawson's Blog

Have you decided that it is time to get the ductwork in your home replaced? If so, you’ll need to decide whether you want to pay for flexible ductwork installation. Many people believe that they’ll be able to do it on their own. This may or may not be the case. So, you should take […]

20 May 19
Carolee Lawson's Blog

Running a commercial business can be much more difficult than you could ever imagine. If you’re not fully prepared, there is a good chance that your endeavor is going to turn sour very quickly. One thing that you have to take into consideration is the comfort of your customers when they’re inside of your store. […]

04 Apr 19

  Whether or not a feline is a member of your family, catnip (Nepeta cataria) can be a valuable herb to add to your garden.  Its attractive gray-green foliage has slightly scalloped leaves, and is seldom bothered by insect or disease damage.  It’s an easy-to-grow perennial that will do well in full to partial sun […]

29 Mar 19
folly matters

Last November I went to Denmark and dressed up like a pig. I had some interesting conversations with the few people who attended the performance (two were gallery staff at Viborg Kunstal) and lounged about Viborg, a small, wealthy town in the Jutland countryside. I also had some reflective discussions with my friend and Medieval […]

21 Mar 19

  It may be hard to believe, looking out the window at endless white snow, or long stretches of beige lawn and bare trees, but soon the grass will be green and flowers will begin to bloom.  If you are among the wise and don’t treat your lawn, you may be lucky and violets will […]

18 Mar 19

  Famous as a groundcover for shady areas, sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is also a fairy plant, often called “Fairy Parasols.”  All of the members of the Galium family are noted for their pointed leaves that form a “ruff” around the stem, rather like an umbrella.  Sweet woodruff has dainty, star-shaped white blooms in spring.  […]

13 Mar 19
Artfully Learning

This edition of Quotes From the Field (see previous posts) scrutinizes quotes from artists including Carolee Schneemann, Fred Tomaselli, and Allan Kaprow. The common thread that I’ve drawn from each of these quotes is the idea that the arts are not just necessary for artists, but rather, a universally important discipline for building well-rounded social, […]

11 Mar 19

Anticipating that the first of the plants will be moved from the basement to the greenhouse soon, I transplanted more flats even though they had to go in awkward places here and there.  With all the “regular” growing space totally filled, the only criteria now is LEVEL!  I’ve learned over the years that seedlings actually […]

10 Mar 19

                        Preservation: What We Keep   “This place could be beautiful, right? You could make this place beautiful.”- Maggie Smith   My parents are in the process of moving into an assisted-living residence, down-sizing from a home of fifty years, a home with “good […]

09 Mar 19
Serial Digest

ANN, JASON, M.J., TOM, SARA, ELEANOR, STEVE We start with a rollback. Ann tells the person knocking at the door to enter and is surprised to see that it’s Jason. She says she’s not going back to Madison. Jason doesn’t intend to force her to do anything, but they have unfinished business. She looks a […]

08 Feb 19

    While there are two types of chamomile, generally the annual “German” (Matricaria recutita) chamomile is the most used.  It has tall (15-18”) stems of dainty white daisy flowers that are used for teas, culinary, and medicinal purposes.  If not all flowers are harvested, it generally self-seeds.  The “Roman” (Chamaemelum nobile, formerly Anthemis nobile) […]

06 Feb 19

With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, it’s time to prepare some of the herbal “remedies” that will help romance blossom.  Here are some of my favorite romantic herbs:    Roses are perhaps the first herb that comes to mind for romance, and therefore is a traditional  Valentine’s gift.  Roses signify “true love” in the language of flowers […]

04 Feb 19

   What cook’s garden could be complete without parsley?  Without doubt one of the most used herbs in the kitchen, parsley is not only a source of lively, fresh flavor but of valuable vitamins (A, B1, B2, C and niacin, calcium and iron) as well.  It has historically been used as a breath freshener, which […]

17 Jan 19

Now that the plan for the vegetable portion of the potager is fairly well in hand, it’s time to focus again on the flowers.  A bit of thought was given to flowers way back in early October, when it was time to place an order with GEO in order to get a hefty discount.  For […]