Category Archives: Mend & Repair

Spoglia at Trastevere

“Spoglia”* from the Latin “spoils” is the repurposing of architectural elements. And Rome is full of them. Here is a small house that looks as if it’s been “excavated” from a wall at Trastevere. Next to a column inserted in … Continue reading

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The Mended Curb

What is beauty if not that which gives our senses pleasure? In 1904, George Santayana wrote his mentor, William James, about the aesthetic experience and its need to be stimulated. But unfortunately, writes Santayana, “one gets so dry in America … Continue reading

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Stitching to escape the noise within

My mom’s in a hospital that’s far away. This makes it difficult for me to focus on anything. But, to turn down the volume of my thoughts, I needed to move my hands. So I mended a potholder. -30-

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Remnants

Originally posted on Muy Marcottage:
My friend Alexandra gave me a bag of remnants that she, in turn, had gotten from a friend. I was moved by how each piece of fabric had been washed, ironed, and folded. Such reverence…

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A Mended Umbrella

During the summer, I often use a corner on our terrace as an outdoor studio. As it faces west, the terrace is a great place to be in the morning. That is, until about 11 a.m. when the sun makes … Continue reading

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