Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Pizza Party Time!

And now . . . 
embroidery taken to
a whole new level!

Monday, 20 March 2023

Happy Spring Equinox!

Today is the Spring Equinox
in the northern hemisphere.

In pagan circles it is a day to honour
the Goddess of Spring known as
Ostara or Eostre (from whose name
the word "Easter" comes).

Her sacred animal
is the rabbit or hare.

And hey! 2023 is

May your joys multiply
like bunnies in Spring!

Friday, 17 March 2023

Let the Shenanigans Begin!

So Irish Heritage Day has rolled around once again,
and that means only one thing to
a mixed Irish descendant such as myself.

Fun, green beer, and mockery!

And Now, An Important Message From
Her Royal Highness the Cat:

"Don't forget that Saint Patrick is not the only saint
whose feast day is March 17. It is also the feast day of
Saint Gertrude of Nivelles,
the patron saint of cats and the people who love them."

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Thursday Art Date With Rain -- "Grayscale"

Rain's art prompt today correlates to how I've done art for most of my life -- drawing in graphite pencil. Without art instruction or supplies when I was young, it's what was accessible and available to me back in those days. So I'm very familiar with searching out and trying to replicate the visual nuances of grayscale.

I still enjoy drawing in graphite and continue to find it a rewarding challenge. Here's some new drawings from a recent course I took called "Birds and Flowers in Graphite." My favourite is the hawk.

[Art and photos of art © Debra She Who Seeks 2023; first image is from the internet]

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Feeling Stabby Today?


i'd make a caesar joke but someone's already taken a stab at it 22 times before

Update: Twitter HQ - March 15th, 2023 CE --

Monday, 13 March 2023

An Environmentally Sustainable Wardrobe

Sheesh, guess where I just bought new jeans -- d'oh!

Speaking of clothes, a recent report from a Berlin sustainability think-tank, the Hot or Cool Institute, calculates how many items of clothing the average person in a four-season G20 country such as ours really needs to fall within what the institute calls a "fair consumption space." This is defined as "a space where consumption levels stay below environmentally unsustainable levels yet above sufficiency levels that allow individuals to fulfil their basic needs." (See the news item found here).

The environmentally sustainable wardrobe number is 85 items in total. Clothing categories include coats and shoes, but not underwear and accessories.

Out of idle curiosity, I undertook a scientific investigation into my own closets and chests of drawers. This is the resulting data:

Coats: 5
Tops: 40
Pants, Shorts: 16
Sleepwear: 8
Athletic Wear: 3
Shoes: 10 pairs

Grand Total: 82 items

Phew! Just in under the wire!

And the kicker is that I don't even wear 30 of those items at all or only on a rare basis. For example, 5 pairs of shoes fall into this category. Most of these unused or rarely used items are kept "just in case I need them again some day," such as a few work-related dress pants, tops and shoes or my swimwear items. None of those items have been worn in the last 5 years or longer.

If those rarely worn items are removed from the calculation, my "actually worn" wardrobe total falls to 52 items

So either I'm some kind of

Environmental Superstar

or I'm walking around like a


Hmm, I don't think I'll ask people to cast their votes on that particular issue.