Facing Cancer: Yo soy un Corazón by Katherine McDaniel

This poem explores a woman's thoughts about her cancer diagnosis. Can creativity help us deal with life's twists and turns? Several years ago, I participated in a program sponsored by Houston Grand Opera called Houston Artists Respond. People from community centers in Houston, Texas, made videos in which they shared their experiences, parts of their lives. These … Continue reading Facing Cancer: Yo soy un Corazón by Katherine McDaniel

Gluten Sensitivity and the Artist: Avoiding Wheat Flour in Art Supplies

We use products every day with no thought for how they are made or their ingredients. This ignorance is dangerous. Gluten sensitivity can be a serious problem for those who build objects or create works in the physical realm, from painters to construction workers. For background on this condition, a growing problem for people all … Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity and the Artist: Avoiding Wheat Flour in Art Supplies

Vampires vs Zombies: A Shift in Consciousness

Popular culture is an interesting barometer for shifts in thought. What do modern portrayals of vampires and zombies tell us? It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. ― Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  I hate the vamp jobs. They think they're so … Continue reading Vampires vs Zombies: A Shift in Consciousness