Please enjoy a sneak peek at Opulent Mobility at the Makery!
The opening is Sunday, January 7th from 1-4 PM at the Los Angeles Makery (260 S. Los Angeles St, LA CA 90012). There will be live music from GRAMMY© nominated composer Tom Peters and ASL interpreting for our Deaf audience members.
We're doing a panel talk on neurodivergence and art on the 21st and another on chronic illness and art on January 28th. Check the teaser page for details and pretty pictures.
And many thanks to all those who have helped keep Opulent Mobility alive and well. Can you believe that next year will be the tenth anniversary!? I sincerely hope to have the book I'm writing on this magical, frustrating, and rewarding experience ready by then.
You are awesome.
All through November I am interviewing the artists of Opulent Mobility. As of today, I've met with Bronte Grimm, Patricia Fortlage, Ellen Mansfield, and Priya Ray of DIY Abled. So excited to share their art and their stories with you!
These interviews will have ASL interpretation and will go online beginning December 10. Please click the links to find out more about the artists and artists and stay tuned for the exhibit in January!
My friend Johanna Siegmann and I know how hard it is for self-employed folks to stay focused, motivated, and upbeat all on our own. We want to start a once a month meet up called Employer Lounge- Brainstorming for Freelancers.
Want to join us? Contact me! Any field, any job is fine, as long as you are self-employed and want feedback, ideas, support, and motivation from fellow freelancers. Totally casual. Let's toss some ideas around and keep ourselves afloat!
James Baldwin says this so much better than I can.
“The world is held together, really it is held together, by the love and the passion of a very few people. Otherwise of course you can despair. Walk down any street in any city, any afternoon, and look around you. What you've got to remember it that everyone you look at is also you... You could be that monster, and you have to decide, in yourself, not to be.”
Let's not give in to that inner monster.
Sending so much love,
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.