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Hey Welcome! I’m Crispina ffrench
Artist, Educator, Empowerer, Plant Eater,
Nature Lover, Cookie Baker, Climate Change Activist
I’m glad you are here, Now let’s make shift happen.

Weekly Theme - Preparation

I am preparing for a future of change.  

It feels like we are muddling through a time when no one really knows what to expect, how to stay healthy, where one stands in their heart and morals, how to be supportive to the most vulnerable among us or what our future holds.  

Will the kids go back to school in the fall?  Can we safely spend time at the beach this summer? Are we actually pivoting our culture to serve all equally?  Are there enough white Americans ready to abolish the misshapen systems that have alienated and maligned our black neighbors?  Have we allowed ourselves time to restore our environmental health for the good of all?

This week’s theme helps me find the ground.  

Preparation.

I am preparing for all the good imaginable.  My preparation includes educating myself in black experience in our culture today and historically and diving in to my creative process.  I’m celebrating the fact that we are all paying more attention to the most important things for humanity on Earth.  Sheltering at home has had its benefits on us.  While we are cooped up at home we are watching as George Floyd is brutally murdered.  We are not too busy to pay attention.  White people in the USA are FINALLY able to collectively understand that drastic systemic changes are imperative for the fair treatment of all.  It is clear that our leaders and systems pitting us against each other keeps us quiet and worried – keeps us powerless.

While this country is rising up to challenge the outdated, biased, racist and prejudice systems that set different limits and levels of tolerance for different colored people, I celebrating quietly with my head full.  I am deep in learning, listening, gathering information from my friends who are not Caucasian.  I am reading and learning and eager to handoff some of the comfort of my privilege to those who have not had that comfort before.  I am prepared to shine light and share the excess I have to find balance.

AND

I dive into my making process.  My process takes me to a place where collaging discarded garments together allows me to build secret collaborations across race and time and distance.  I construct picnic blankets using worn jeans from men who have worked hard and maybe have not had the luxury to kickback and picnic.  In some magical way they are now picnicking. Those men might not see eye to eye with the other 14, men who wore the recycled jeans collaged into one of my picnic blankets but together they make up something much more useful, much more joyful, and yeah, and whole lot more connected than a sum of their parts. Every day these components come together with the help of my trusty sewing machine and I realize that the day is coming when we are brought together as humans working toward the same goal – living in harmony on planet Earth.  The day is coming when we realize that our divisiveness has been spoon fed us by the people in power and we are graciously declining.  I am preparing for that.  I am holding my hand out to lift you up to that beautiful future that we have the power to create.

Oh, and the picnic blankets will be listed in my shop update tomorrow, June 8th at noon.

Weekly Theme - Preparation

I am preparing for a future of change.  

It feels like we are muddling through a time when no one really knows what to expect, how to stay healthy, where one stands in their heart and morals, how to be supportive to the most vulnerable among us or what our future holds.  

Will the kids go back to school in the fall?  Can we safely spend time at the beach this summer? Are we actually pivoting our culture to serve all equally?  Are there enough white Americans ready to abolish the misshapen systems that have alienated and maligned our black neighbors?  Have we allowed ourselves time to restore our environmental health for the good of all?

This week’s theme helps me find the ground.  

Preparation.

I am preparing for all the good imaginable.  My preparation includes educating myself in black experience in our culture today and historically and diving in to my creative process.  I’m celebrating the fact that we are all paying more attention to the most important things for humanity on Earth.  Sheltering at home has had its benefits on us.  While we are cooped up at home we are watching as George Floyd is brutally murdered.  We are not too busy to pay attention.  White people in the USA are FINALLY able to collectively understand that drastic systemic changes are imperative for the fair treatment of all.  It is clear that our leaders and systems pitting us against each other keeps us quiet and worried – keeps us powerless.

While this country is rising up to challenge the outdated, biased, racist and prejudice systems that set different limits and levels of tolerance for different colored people, I celebrating quietly with my head full.  I am deep in learning, listening, gathering information from my friends who are not Caucasian.  I am reading and learning and eager to handoff some of the comfort of my privilege to those who have not had that comfort before.  I am prepared to shine light and share the excess I have to find balance.

AND

I dive into my making process.  My process takes me to a place where collaging discarded garments together allows me to build secret collaborations across race and time and distance.  I construct picnic blankets using worn jeans from men who have worked hard and maybe have not had the luxury to kickback and picnic.  In some magical way they are now picnicking. Those men might not see eye to eye with the other 14, men who wore the recycled jeans collaged into one of my picnic blankets but together they make up something much more useful, much more joyful, and yeah, and whole lot more connected than a sum of their parts. Every day these components come together with the help of my trusty sewing machine and I realize that the day is coming when we are brought together as humans working toward the same goal – living in harmony on planet Earth.  The day is coming when we realize that our divisiveness has been spoon fed us by the people in power and we are graciously declining.  I am preparing for that.  I am holding my hand out to lift you up to that beautiful future that we have the power to create.

Oh, and the picnic blankets will be listed in my shop update tomorrow, June 8th at noon.

Weekly Theme - Preparation

I am preparing for a future of change.  

It feels like we are muddling through a time when no one really knows what to expect, how to stay healthy, where one stands in their heart and morals, how to be supportive to the most vulnerable among us or what our future holds.  

Will the kids go back to school in the fall?  Can we safely spend time at the beach this summer? Are we actually pivoting our culture to serve all equally?  Are there enough white Americans ready to abolish the misshapen systems that have alienated and maligned our black neighbors?  Have we allowed ourselves time to restore our environmental health for the good of all?

This week’s theme helps me find the ground.  

Preparation.

I am preparing for all the good imaginable.  My preparation includes educating myself in black experience in our culture today and historically and diving in to my creative process.  I’m celebrating the fact that we are all paying more attention to the most important things for humanity on Earth.  Sheltering at home has had its benefits on us.  While we are cooped up at home we are watching as George Floyd is brutally murdered.  We are not too busy to pay attention.  White people in the USA are FINALLY able to collectively understand that drastic systemic changes are imperative for the fair treatment of all.  It is clear that our leaders and systems pitting us against each other keeps us quiet and worried – keeps us powerless.

While this country is rising up to challenge the outdated, biased, racist and prejudice systems that set different limits and levels of tolerance for different colored people, I celebrating quietly with my head full.  I am deep in learning, listening, gathering information from my friends who are not Caucasian.  I am reading and learning and eager to handoff some of the comfort of my privilege to those who have not had that comfort before.  I am prepared to shine light and share the excess I have to find balance.

AND

I dive into my making process.  My process takes me to a place where collaging discarded garments together allows me to build secret collaborations across race and time and distance.  I construct picnic blankets using worn jeans from men who have worked hard and maybe have not had the luxury to kickback and picnic.  In some magical way they are now picnicking. Those men might not see eye to eye with the other 14, men who wore the recycled jeans collaged into one of my picnic blankets but together they make up something much more useful, much more joyful, and yeah, and whole lot more connected than a sum of their parts. Every day these components come together with the help of my trusty sewing machine and I realize that the day is coming when we are brought together as humans working toward the same goal – living in harmony on planet Earth.  The day is coming when we realize that our divisiveness has been spoon fed us by the people in power and we are graciously declining.  I am preparing for that.  I am holding my hand out to lift you up to that beautiful future that we have the power to create.

Oh, and the picnic blankets will be listed in my shop update tomorrow, June 8th at noon.

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