Take it Eaaaasy
Take it Eaaaasy
Are you sad?
Here is a collage poem I wrote today
I love how much knowledge/culture sharing takes place on this platform, I really do. When used in healthy amounts, I think this site is an awesome place to discover new art, become inspired and do some major DIY educating. I am particularly inspired by the discussions in contemporary feminism and qpoc/woc/trans communities that are constantly dishing out really refreshing and deeply relevant perspectives on how humans should start existing amongst one another.
But I do find it problematic how people’s work can become easily obscured and forever lost (unsourced) in the boundless sea of thousands upon thousands of dashboards.
I think it’s important to create some common virtual consent when it comes to reblogging and/or using people’s work on this site. There are so many images I see that are completely unsourced/anonymous (because sourcing things fucks up people’s blog aesthetic) and it honestly sucks. So many times I wish I could see more of that artist’s work, who they are and how I can get ahold of them.
I love sources because they allow you to contact the artist/maker of that image, discover more of their work and most importantly: you get to connect with and even contact that person. I’ve started such cool dialogues with artists internationally thanks to this site and proper sourcing.
It’s exciting to see people connect with what I’m sharing here on this site. The dialogue that it starts is really why I make anything at all: so that we as people can feel less alone in this fucked up world. So that we can start having conversations about the things that scare us. So that I can inspire others to express even the shittiest of feelings, to keep going so that I can continue being inspired by others.
It’s not so fun when something you cared about, put your very raw/vulnerable feelings into, gets thrown into a virtual swirl of reblogging without a source. I don’t really like signing things with my name or plugging them with my contact info. That’s what a hyperlink is for, plain and straightforward. Basically, it’d be really efficient and thoughtful if people could keep sources on original material.
What do you think?
Do you ever catch yourself mid-action?
Got invited to share a few pieces/sell zines at Vox Publicum (Uppsala, SE) this Saturday in celebration of International Women’s Day // fingers crossed for posi vibes
New zine / still warm off the messed up press
Past 2 days have been really productive in terms of making cards for cool people under 10. I’m proud.
White flesh myths
Hi Melbourne, get ready for some visual snuggles.
Today’s thoughts: textures, contrast, cream, racism/classism, grossly disproportionate wealth, moisture.
My mind’s finally feeling juicy enough to get back on the tiny-book track. I even intend to hand sew the spines and color copy, oh shit!
This little do-dad is called:
Animals- a visual exploration of feelings as textures.