Apologies for not posting in quite some time. Here's some recent work. I can now also be found on behance (here), instagram (here, or @gr4c3cr0n1n), and on adobe myportfolio (here).
See ya later!
Recently, two "feminist" icons (Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright) "scolded" young women for backing Bernie Sanders (http://nyti.ms/1S8Iuq6). Steinem said, "And, when you’re young, you’re thinking, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie...” and Albright said "We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done. There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!"
As a young, female Bernie supporter, I can't help but notice how sexist these remarks and the behavior of other Clinton supports have been. Voting for a woman because she is a woman is not a good way to pick a president. It is not sexist to vote for someone who cares about all Americans over a woman who cares about none but herself. I cannot justify supporting a candidate who supported the Iraq War, supported mass incarceration and harsher drug legislation while FLOTUS, and did not support marriage equality until it would reflect badly upon her to not.
I hope other young women who are Bernie supporters or are unsure of who to support do not feel bullied by Clinton and the other "feminists" who say your not a real feminist for not supporting her. Do not be afraid to form your own political opinions and identities.
EDIT: Gloria Steinem has said her comments were "misinterpreted" (ya know, instead of owning up to what she actually said).
today was the first beach day of 2016. it was pretty cold (i.e. below freezing !)
! the birthday girl !
This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That / Drafts
For one of my classes I am working on a project that I'm calling This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That. This project is a poster that combines 3 styles (mine are Surf, New Age, and Cowboy/Western) and a process book that contains our preliminary iterations. The final poster will be 24" x 36". The posters below are my drafts.
First things first, here's a selfie project I did this weekend for a blog that I'm soon to be contributing to (I think). It's my take on one of Warhol's many Marilyn screen prints (seen below). It's just something to fill in the space, seeing as I haven't posted since July and haven't really photographed work in a while.
Another thing is the I finally! opened! an! etsy! shop! after a while of saying yeah i'm going to do that soon. Right now, I'm selling hand designed Christmas card packs, but hopefully soon will add prints, zines, and more cards that aren't Christmas. I hope you check it out!
today, my friends and i had a nice little picnic at Wantagh Park in Wantagh, NY. i've made a decision to try to photograph more this summer to get some practice.
Wantagh Park's got a nice place to dock your boats. well, i don't know how nice it is for actually docking the boats, but it's nice to look at.
and they have a pretty fun fitness trail.
a few weeks ago, my mother, my brother and i went to the planting fields arboretum in oyster bay, new york. i finally went through the photos and picked and edited my favorite few.
the flowers have pretty names! they might have been my favorite part.
and a pic that mom took of me (that i subsequently edited):
this morning, i found out that folk singer/songwriter/dulcimer player jean ritchie died on 1 june. she was a truly amazing woman. r.i.p., the mother of folk.
As a proponent of hand-made DIY gifts, I'd like to take this moment to share the mother's day card i made for my mother! Personally, the best cards are the ones with big hearts on the front, but when the only gift I gave her on mothers day is flowers (in my defense, i gave her a book a few weeks ago!), it wasn't an issue to take an hour and a half from studying to make her a nice card!
As for hand type, all I can say is that I definitely need practice! I've gotten better over the past few years but obviously haven't perfected anything!