Kiss them. Kiss them everyday, for you don’t know which will be their last.
The “get these fucking prints out of my sight” giveaway
- So, I have an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 printer
- I use it for the high-quality 13”x19” Limited Ed. prints in my official shop but recently it has been out to make my head explode by casually putting a random ink splotch on otherwise perfect prints
- I am seething with rage!!!!! because it only happens randomly so I don’t know what’s wrong and also I use very expensive paper and ink SO EACH TINY SPLATTER costs me a fuckload
- I don’t want to throw out the prints because they look fine otherwise but I also can’t look at them any longer cause THEY ARE FAILURES AND MAKE ME SO ANGRY!!!!
- People who follow me on Twitter can attest to my total meltdown and tantrum because of this
- They’ve suggested that I sell them as discounted Artist’s Proofs or something but INSTEAD I am going to do a giveaway
- Next Saturday, March 16th, I will pick one or two
loserswinners to receive these prints free of charge. They normally cost $80-$95, and I don’t sell some of these pieces anywhere else, so I figure if anyone wants ‘em and doesn’t mind the imperfections…
- The prints are 13”x19” and will be signed and dated and marked “PROOF.” I’ll ship anywhere.
- I don’t fucking care how many times you reblog
- But try and reblog at least once because the goal is that maybe someone who sees this post is a Printer Whisperer and can tell me why the fuck my printer is being such a douchebag
- I don’t fucking care if you’re following me
- Get these fuckiNG FAILURES out of my sight!!!!11
Beili Liu - The Mending Project (2011)
“…Hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling in a shimmery cloud. The piece involved the artist sitting at a small black table, hand-mending patches of fabric together which visitors were encouraged to cut themselves near the entrance. As the performance continued, the piece grew as one continuous cloth and lay spread on the floor.
The hovering mass of the downward-pointed scissors represent the distant fear and looming violence present in today’s cultural climate. The sharp blades above the artist are put in contrast by the silent and simple act of mending. The dichotomous result of the instant fear superimposed with the calming effect of the sewing created a surreal atmosphere in the room.”
this is awesome but holy shit fuckin’ terrifying
Anyone else find it strange that when 6-year-old girls play house and declare their desire to have kids of their own, people say, “Aww, that’s so cute,” but when a 20-something-year-old woman, who has researched the facts and considered her own aptitude for motherhood, says she doesn’t want children - then there must be something wrong?
I’ve never really had any sort of maternal instinct towards children. I do not like being around them much… I think I’d prefer to have animals and plants as my children. Just cause they’re not human doesn’t mean I can’t care for them.
Personally I don’t think it’s strange that little girls want children. We’re women; it’s our basic, animal instinct to have children. It’s what we were biologically built to do. Humans have become a very sophisticated species so we do have the ability to choose whether we want kids or not, but I do believe that at some point during a woman’s life, they will want something to care for. Maybe not children per se, but we need to focus our maternal energy towards something.
I’ve spent my entire life telling my biological instincts to piss off and I’m not about to stop
Exactly. Personally I don’t believe in any ‘maternal energy’ bullshit. There is no proper research to suggest that women have ‘maternal energy’ that seperates them from men. Many people are caring, many people love to care for things. Being a woman has nothing to do with it.
Nor is it scientifically proven that cisgendered women have a ‘biological instinct’ to have kids with the exception of a short period in their thirties when their body signals that it’s fertility is starting to decrease. The idea that this makes women into irrational children-craving maniacs is wide spread, yet just as untrue as the idea that PMS changes women into serial killers. Women are just as capable of making rational decisions about their lives as men and are not at the mercy of their hormones. It’s ridiculously sexist to claim otherwise.
Cisgendered women were born ability to have children. They are also born with ability to learn how to climb mountains, to become truck drivers and to memorize Cicero. This does not mean they are born with an inherent desire to do any of those things. Wanting children is not more natural or instinctive, nor is not wanting children unnatural, abnormal or a phase.