The Acquisition of Knowledge chapter of the Kama Sutra includes, among other things, a list of 64 Arts that girls should be trained in. Whether these skills and inefficiencies are intended for all women-to-be or just those who would go on to be concubines is unclear, but they wouldn’t be the only society to restrict knowledge among women who keep to the domestic sphere.
Times are different, now, and learning new skills is not restricted by gender, age or station in life. Still, there’s something poetic about a list titled the 64 Arts and I thought it would be fun to work my way through that list. Some things I’m already familiar with–which just means I’ve got a chance to apply that knowledge to daily life in ways I may not have, before–while others are foreign to me, giving me the opportunity to share the process of exploration and learning.
And if folks want to join me in the exploration, all the better!
Jennifer “Scraps” Walker…
…is a comic artist looking to branch out into illustrations
…is a writer
…is a bookkeeper
…was a Pastry Chef
…is writing a cookbook
…has been divorced twice and couldn’t be happier about it
…was born in Louisiana but now lives in Florida
…is in a committed relationship with a wonderful man
…is conservative but has an open mind
…is a refugee from organized religion
…is a great hostess
…is a creative person
…has a home studio called “The Abyss”
…is always looking for another creative outlet
…is a knitter
…owns close to 100 pairs of shoes
…is the girl next doorPin It