While everyone is talking Thanksgiving turkey, I’m putting out my favorite Christmas decorations, stacking up Christmas music, lighting holiday incense and soaking in the sights and sounds and smells.
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Hattip to whoever tipped me off to this ingenious "Map of Sexuality," created by graphic designer (and polyamory advocate) Franklin Veaux.
Located on the website of SymToys, the map is interactive: Users can create a personalized sexuality map by placing flags marked "Things I've Tried' and "Things I'd Like to Try."
It's like a mashup of Google Maps and the Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, except that the geography is completely made up and the sexual practices listed far exceed the Good Vibrations' repertoire.
You can mark what you've done and what you'd like to do, then embed your personal map on your blog as, I suppose, a kind of brag sheet, or a to-do list for the next person you plan to sleep with.
When I started my research into the material culture of Sarawak, I came
across the story of an extraordinary German/Australian woman who had
lived and traveled in Sarawak from the 1940s to 1960s. She was with her
husband, Alastair, who worked as a Sarawak government official. She had
books of evocative black and white photographs of tribal life
mid-century published by Malaysian publishers, with the captions in
four languages, Iban, Malay, Chinese and English.
Prior to moving to Sarawak, Hedda had also lived and traveled through China in the 1930s.
On December 5th & 6th Obscurae will premier with one-of-a-kind framed photographs of details in Braddock, PA -- showcased and given away in Braddock. I've had the immense pleasure of working on this show with Jodi Morrison and Ryan, Brubaker, and I'm so excited about the event itself that I keep forgetting to post about it here!
There's a family legend about my great-grandmother, born Mary Swan but known in adult life as Mrs. Brizzolara, which moniker the neighborhood kids could not pronounce and so she became "Mrs. B." or, to us in stories, simply Bee. The legend is that she was always Too Busy Rolling Bandages For the Red Cross to bother cleaning her house. This would have been circa World War I.
I am happy to annouce that the That Painter Lady website re-do is complete!! In celebration of the new site, I am offering a sweepstakes / giveaway for everyone to be a part of.
Prizes include a texture paint package from Deco Art, Fabulous painting & decorating books from Amazon, and my faux finishing videos.
Art-making is a personal thing. As I sit down to make a work, I control the brush along with the choices of color, composition, expression, and overall mood. The work I am creating is very much mine until I'm satisfied with the way it looks.
This time last year I knew what I was going to do for the rest of my life--a graphic designer. I enrolled in the graduate graphic design program at a local university. I spent an unbelievable amount on art supplies, textbooks, and software. I was ready to go.