Tuesday, September 20, 2005


This picture sums up for me what we are as doorkeepers/handmaidens. The sculpture, by Auguste Rodin, is entitled the 'cathedral'. The hands are protective, enfolding, offering sanctuary. All who enter our doors will find peace from the world outside and inspiration for their lives.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Grand Canyon - Movie

Made by the director of "The Big Chill" in 1991
"Grand Canyon" loses none of its relevance, especially
for current issues. Lawrence Kasdan and his
wife Meg wrote this and you can see her
hand in it. Themes are self-questioning
and ultimately self-realisation. Deals with
conquering fears and finding the meaning of
life, and also themes of violence and prejudice.
A great film - and the actors are all first class.
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Saturday, September 03, 2005

My Bad!

My bad! I thought you were calling for Baba's Ax Maidens...well, now that I'm here I do believe I'll stick around.
Anita Marie

Baba's Hand Maiden

This is the profile, from Karen, that got me thinking. I am always most dangerous when I am thinking.

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Hands in Prayer by Michael Green

My name is Karen Roberts and this is my shop. I started with a few old maps, and, well—you can see all the treasures I have collected. Here you will find all manner of items, and some are indeed handmade. But as you notice, that’s not the exact name of the place.

Throughout my life, I have been somewhat of an eclectic, picking up and putting down many arts, crafts, identities, and philosophies. As I have grown older, I have come to the realization that I am merely a handmaid for the creative energy of the universe, a midwife of sorts, if you will.

My task is to allow this energy to flow through my hands and into others, which is why I am here at Soul Food. I have entered this community to pick up, set down, transform, share and absorb the creative energies of those who gather in the name of art.

At one time I knew for certain in my heart that I would be an artist…this dream fell by the wayside, but is being rediscovered once again as I reach mid-life. It is my hope that by offering these items for your perusal, you will once again claim that spark within yourself. Make your purchases wisely or rashly, whatever takes your fancy. For when you buy something from me, you don’t buy the thing—you buy the dream. Please, step inside and look around. I’ll just be here in the back opening myself to the creative energy of the universe.