“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Monday, June 06, 2011

nicole emanuel


Nicole Emanuel is a painter, mother of two, writer and arts organizer. She is the 2011 ArtsKC Awards featured artist/awards designer and a 2009 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient.

A first-generation American, born in 1961 to a South African father and French mother, Nicole lived in and around New York City until 1980. From 1980-82, she studied Philosophy and Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, until she accidentally moved to San Francisco for 9 years while on a 2-week vacation. San Francisco was home, from 1982 to 1990, where she married Luke McGlynn. They have also lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Kansas City area, where they are raising their two children, Molly and Owen.



Read what Nicole has to say about her doll:

"Here is is how I see it: the Earth is the woman and we are ALL the children, so we are ONE family. I would not let my brothers and sisters suffer.

'On Children'

by Sweet Honey in the Rock

Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself
They come through you but they are not from you and though they are with you
They belong not to you
You can give them your love but not your thoughts
They have their own thoughts
You can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in a place of tomorrow
Which you cannot visit not even in your dreams
You can strive to be like them
But you cannot make them just like you
Strive to be like them
But you cannot make them just like you


From 'The Great Curve' by the Talking Heads

The world moves on a womans hips
The world moves and it bounces and hops
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
She's gonna hold/it move/it hold it/move it hold/it move it hold/it move it
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up"

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