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How to Jump: four personal stories about dealing with life’s obstacles and moving forward

One of the unexpected (duh!) ways we're finding our journey meaningful is the way things don't go by our plans, and how we might deal with these setbacks. We've written about a few of them here, and no doubt will continue to share our "failures" as we make our way around. But today, I want to share some personal, heartfelt stories from four of our collaborators and friends. Enjoy, use these tips … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 4): Lee Moore Crawford, Franco, and Aaron Mandel

Lee Moore Crawford When we asked, what made you interested in STITCH?, Lee said: "I really enjoy having Akira, Dipika and Kush here in downtown Durham and they sparked my interest, knowing their aesthetics and mindset. The community based dialogue is a real inspiration and something not easy to create for large groups of artists." Lee is making flower paintings for STITCH to order with a … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 3): Tamara Bagnell, Frank Myers, John Stern

Tamara Galiano Bagnell "The word that spoke to me most was 'evolving', so I chose to base my idea around that," says Tamara, when we asked how she came up with her prototype for STITCH. "I will be using the words 'Durham' and 'Evolving,' and string, nails, wood, and plexiglass to compose a complicated web of intersecting threads,  somewhat reminiscent of 'string art,' from which the two words … [Read more...]

Can there be true dialogue in the era of Facebook?

Hypocritically, after more than a year of resisting, I just (re)joined Facebook. Treading strange waters here, because I don't fundamentally "Like" this platform that puts "sponsored ads" in where you wouldn't ordinarily have them, in a regular conversation offline. You'd also be freer to say what you think, wouldn't you?, if you weren't leaving a digital trail of record? I am one who has … [Read more...]