This delightful book, based on well-researched material, provides colourful visuals and useful insights that elevate women’s craftworks. Like my friend, Reet, who celebrates the art of drawn-thread work with a group of women that meets each week to work on [...]
The word “scratchings” also invokes a hastiness, an unedited, first-thoughts approach to one’s work; perhaps even a sort of illiteracy. Viidikas’ use of the metaphor might imply a view of her early work as unpolished, indicating that she undervalued her [...]
He pulled the rest of the fabric from the tangle on the table and shook it out. Light as a breath, the cloth billowed into the air and shimmered. Long afterwards, whenever Maxine thought about their meeting, it was framed [...]
His hands, hardened from carrying the gun, torn from thorns, bitten by mosquitoes and sucked by leeches, moved down the calf of her leg. He dribbled water onto her knee. Massaged her ankle. Somehow he was licking her, he was [...]
Loaded Hearts (2010) is Adrienne’s first completed novel. Spanning four continents, three decades and two generations, it delves into family secrets, the counter culture, identity, place and belonging.