martes, septiembre 15

Pure Love

My son Noah worked yesteday 5 hours on this washing cloth.  He was very chalenged knowing what his mom can do with thread and decided to do also a fancy colour-changeing thing. Everything was neatly sewed up so no threads show.  We used it straight away to clean the mess he made while eating nachos with avocado. 
His little piece of work remeinds me of the love we put in all things handmade and it brings me to vodoo.  Yo know the dolls used for voodoo have hairs of the person in question and so on.  The principle of vodoo is putting your thoughts into this doll as so to believe you had the person itself in front of you.  Well, I supouse that handmade things have got the same magical powers voodoo dolls have (in positive).  They are filled with love and positive thoughts from the maker.  But should the maker get to be in a hard situation, for example beacause of bad working conditions, you would also get this bad feelings into the things that are being made by the hands that are suffering. So poor working conditions would be like poisson for the consumers?  I let you think about it...

jueves, septiembre 3

Fundación chol-chol and other

Finally I could make friends with youtube and now I beleive to know how to embed the video from the mapuche women.

Funny about this organisation ist that first they tryed to aid the mapuche families by teaching the men and generating jobs for them.  After a few years work, they wanted to know how the families life standard had progressed with the proyect and dicovered that the men were earning more but this was not at all reflected in a better life for the family (i let you guess why).  So, they took up the work with the women and started by offering a knitting course and saw that there were much more people interested as expected.  Now with the old knowledge of the women and some new techniques learned in the courses, the families are getting by much better than before and the women do not have to spend hours and day in the markets selling their textiles for ridiculous prices.

Help women, change the world.

And so I leave again to paint a table for my doughters room, cook, clean and do administration all in an our before the kids come back from school.  Bye!