Happy New Year - Crash!
I wish everyone a good 1998, and I hope it goes better than my first
day of the year!
Happy to be home, I decided, for the heck of it, to see what America
Online was all about, and join it, at least for the free fifty hours they
Well, I changed my mind after trying for too long, unsuccessfully, to
connect to the 'Net through one of their local phone lines. So I dumped
their software from my computer, and then couldn't get back to my own Internet
provider, Erols, here in Washington. Sweat beads appeared on my ample forehead
as I realized that things were going crazy on my machine.
But it was too late to work on it any more, so I went to bed. Visions
of not updating this Web site when promised (see my statement on the first
page), and not answering e-mail kept me tossing all night.
So when I finally again had time to really work on the problem, yesterday,
my Norton Utilities told me my disk was so damaged that it couldn't be repaired,
and that I must reformat the disk.
"Reformat the disk" are three words that terrify me. It means
wiping the hard drive clean and starting over! I had never had to do it
Just last night, after 10 hours of rescuing files and trying to piece
things together again, did I reestablish my e-mail and Internet contacts,
and hastily get together what you're seeing right now. Whew! It's amazing
how dependent on my computer I've become.
Because of this, I offer this shortened version of the MUM update this
week, which includes advertising from Germany and
the USA. The interesting e-mail and other items will appear next week.
That is, if my computer holds up!
Calling All Menstrual Painters, I!
A recent visitor to the museum left this request:
I am creating a show on menstruation and menopause, and looking for
work in all media. It can be from a spiritual, cultural, personal, or historical
The show runs 9 - 19 April 1998 at the Pentucket Arts Center, Haverhill,
As soon as you can, contact Amy Shutt, Bradford College, Box 511, Bradford,
MA 01835 (U.S.A.). Phone: (978) 469-1323, or e-mail: email@example.com
I need your work or proposals as soon as possible!
Calling All Menstrual Painters, II!
And here's another request:
Hi, I'm a student from Australia trying to contact some feminist
artists who use menstrual blood as a medium - are you able to help me out?
It would be much appreciated.
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