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Oct 20, 2014 / 16 notes

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ccmicheau:

Breakfast cereal toys of yesteryears from my childhood, these are 20 + years old too.

Looks super cool. These were the kind of toys of make earrings out of 3-5 years ago, when I was so super cool vintage chic retro old school. But I have tiny ears for a giant and I looked a fool.

My mama keeps threatening to throw out my old toys, but since she accidentally threw out my journals and novels I made when I was 8-10 (which would have won me so many awards) she feels guilty and thus keeps it all. Cos when I have kids they won’t have no new shit - it will be old hand me downs from the 80s I got in the 90s from neighbours with kids 10 years older than me, like effed up easy bake ovens, a skip-it with a broken counter, and Barbie and Sindy dolls with all their hair chopped off dressed in punk/goth clothes I sewed for them on my tiny geriatric Singer sewing machine.

That Alvin would make a great earring tho…

Lol I want to see your Barbies in their goth gear. That’s Dale !!!

Oops!

Thank you blipsterinsverige I spent all of last night painting cereal. I’m gonna add the other crap you see on cereal boxes soon.

I’m hurt ! Who throws out classic toys ?!! Lead paint on the them be damned, who does that ?! Do you have pics of the dollies and earrings ?

I still have my Michael Jordan action figures from Space Jam, my main  has on my favorite pair of Air Jordans which makes me overlook how the toy look nothing like him.

The cereal is looking good. Do you have a close up pic of them? I’m still amazed at the the great colours you can get with acrylic. It’s cos of you actually that I spend a crap load of money on acrylic inks last week - just cos you made me a believer of acrylics again. I’m ashamed I was an oil paint snob for the last 5 years.

Toys from my childhood I still have a lot of. But clothes - besides some baby grow ish from the 60s my grandmother gave my mother in the late 80s for me - I don’t have hardly any clothes from when I was a kid. I broke my parents heart cos I grew way too quickly and for many years they had to keep buying me new crap cos I outgrew clothes every 6 months. I do have an old 70s snorkel parker my papa’s pal gave him for me when I was 6. It was a Mens small. It was a tent. But my parents believed I’d ‘grow into it’… I got teased mercilessly at school for it, but I still use it now when it’s raining and despite having to be matched a million times, it’s still the hotness…

I am super flattered, you bought acrylic inks ?! Lemme see ? Wow, I bet you’ll get some great pieces out of them. Yes you can get quite a few colors with them since you have a good eye for it like me. It’s fun mixing colors although I need to learn how to do so without watering them down while rinsing the brush out when going to the next color. I have some clothes from my high school days still, tshirts from 1999-2003 that I now lounge around the house in. House clothes pretty much. That grow into thing, I remember that. So many oversized jackets.

Yep - a shitload of them - a couple of yellows including Indian yellow and a basic cadmium and a ‘lemon yellow’ whatever that is, a couple variations of reds including ALIZARIN CRIMSON (screams with glee), a magenta that is more rose madder pink and GORGEOUS, and some blues including a really pretty turquoise/green - all primary based colours so I can make different shades. I bought in 2 brands - Daler Rowney (gotta support London art products) and something called Schminke which is German and my painter friends rave about cos apparently it’s full of a shit load of pigment and watering it down provides many different varieties of shades. I love shades me. I’ll take a pic tomorrow so you can see.

I save plastic yoghurt cartons and jars - my whole apartment complex saves their empty jars for me and old towels and clothes for rags cos I go through a lot. I mix colours in jars  watered down so they don’t dry out and I can use them again if the shades come out good. But the good think with these inks is that you can have a ‘watercolour’ vibe going on or if you just don’t water down the colour then it’s pretty thick looking too. The inks also cut down my waiting time as they dry so fast. If using turpentine and a fast drying medium to thin out oils I still have to wait 2 whole days before it dries - if painted in washes - but now I have to wait a maximum of 30 minutes. I love it, so cheers.

That sounds great, I can’t wait to see them I’ve heard good things about Shminke in passing probably from an oil painting classmate. I’m gonna frost the cereal and tag you in an updated photo.

Oct 20, 2014 / 16 notes

Breakfast cereal toys of yesteryears from my childhood, these are 20 + years old too.

Oct 16, 2014 / 9 notes

blipsterinsverige I hope you’re happy ! I’ll be adding more stuff tonight. I got my mojo back !

gladi8rs:

ctron164:

elegantpaws:

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elegantpaws:

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luzfosca:

Fritz Henle, Cleaning woman in MOMA, 1950s
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when I experience the daily racism and microaggressions of art history grad school, I remember that these spaces were made with our exclusion in mind

No. You are quite wrong. You see you weren’t even a thought. This WAS a space for pure intellectualism and art appreciation. In short, not your RACIAL bailiwick, what with being NATURALLY servile, devoid of aesthetic sensibilities and an appreciation for the gentle arts that make you human.
Why I love this shot, she defies the mentality.
Oh and this is not my still below and I will get in no end of trouble for it…but it is so apropos.

from Beyoncefashion blog.

Stacey !!


LOL! Amen, Boo. Your tags madame.

Aww shucks, Thank you ! It was funny at times being a black student in art history courses and seeing  Black figures in either mythological settings as magi  or servants next to their mistresses to exemplify just how clear and fair her complexion was. Then the rare pieces where black people were just there, that was something else altogether. I remember seeing this HUGE Artemesia Gentileschi painting at the Met where she painted over a black jester she had in the painting. 

Yup
Oct 12, 2014 / 4,015 notes

gladi8rs:

ctron164:

elegantpaws:

ctron164:

elegantpaws:

divalopment:

luzfosca:

Fritz Henle, Cleaning woman in MOMA, 1950s

source

when I experience the daily racism and microaggressions of art history grad school, I remember that these spaces were made with our exclusion in mind

No. You are quite wrong. You see you weren’t even a thought. This WAS a space for pure intellectualism and art appreciation. In short, not your RACIAL bailiwick, what with being NATURALLY servile, devoid of aesthetic sensibilities and an appreciation for the gentle arts that make you human.

Why I love this shot, she defies the mentality.

Oh and this is not my still below and I will get in no end of trouble for it…but it is so apropos.

from Beyoncefashion blog.

Stacey !!

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LOL! Amen, Boo. Your tags madame.

Aww shucks, Thank you ! It was funny at times being a black student in art history courses and seeing  Black figures in either mythological settings as magi  or servants next to their mistresses to exemplify just how clear and fair her complexion was. Then the rare pieces where black people were just there, that was something else altogether. I remember seeing this HUGE Artemesia Gentileschi painting at the Met where she painted over a black jester she had in the painting. 

Yup

Oct 2, 2014 / 1 note

That sneaker painting idea we discussed elegantpaws

Oct 2, 2014 / 1 note

blipsterinsverige this is where the sketch is now, thoughts ? Suggestions ? My other art friend likes the composition and says just let it flow

Sep 30, 2014 / 21 notes

blipsterinsverige:

ccmicheau:

ccmicheau:

Planned Shrinkage

So I did this in 2009 on illustration boards with a very rudimentary idea of color mixing and knowing how to handle acrylic.

:D blipsterinsverige​ You’re are awesome. I don’t frame things because only in the last 3 years have really been proud of anything I’ve painted. I used to hate painting because I didn’t have a firm grasp of the medium then when I began to it was on illustration boards at FIT, then I when I abruptly left for SVA across town I was complimented on my knack for colors because of sketchbook paintings and teased for not knowing how to stretch a canvas. I learned how to last year and it’s been awesome since then now my issue storage and materials. 

What kind of paper are your drawings on ? blipsterinsverige

I mainly use two - a hemp mix which is great for heavy duty charcoal (I make my own charcoal so the more rich pigment needs summat to hold onto) and just cheap arse drawing paper which is a bit thick but costs about 90 euro cents a sheet. I normally buy 25 sheets in a bulk back cos you save some cents. Both sizes are A0 - 84.1 x 118.4cm, 33.11 x 46.61 inches.

I’m thinking I need bigger paper tho so I will buy a huge roll of paper so I can make large scale drawings in ink. I’m really into inks.

You sound so legit, how the hell do you make charcoal ? Now I feel like I should’ve gone to SVA first. I’ve barely scratched the surface of creativity ! Wow that sounds messy but fun. I remember the whole paper controversy in art school, everything was about tooth, acidity and archival quality and we usually had to cut them on our own after buying sheets. I’m still scared of paper cutters because I’m terrible at measurements. 

Did you finish that last painting you were working on with the Doo-wop group in it ?

Sep 30, 2014 / 21 notes

blipsterinsverige:

ccmicheau:

Planned Shrinkage

So I did this in 2009 on illustration boards with a very rudimentary idea of color mixing and knowing how to handle acrylic.

:D blipsterinsverige​ You’re are awesome. I don’t frame things because only in the last 3 years have really been proud of anything I’ve painted. I used to hate painting because I didn’t have a firm grasp of the medium then when I began to it was on illustration boards at FIT, then I when I abruptly left for SVA across town I was complimented on my knack for colors because of sketchbook paintings and teased for not knowing how to stretch a canvas. I learned how to last year and it’s been awesome since then now my issue storage and materials. 

I dunno what illustration boards are - are they like canvas on board or am I being grossly ignorant here? Looks real good - the colours are very vibrant for it being acrylic, but word on the street is that you can buy some acrylics with a rich pigment to rival oil paint. Let me know if that’s true. You have changed a lot since 2009 - more confident in application, which I suppose is a natural progression when you’ve practiced more on something. When I first started painting, I was like ‘omg OMG OMG OMG!’ Every single second. I couldn’t hear myself think. Now I’m like ‘omg, aww this song is my fave, don’t fuck up, Oooh this is my jam - dance break, OMG this looks like shit, don’t fuck up, is the sky red? What if trees don’t like the word tree, woo hoo I’m dizzy, don’t fuck up.’ Lol

You should have beat those folks up who teased you for not being able to stretch a canvas. I mean unless you want bigger frames than those found at art stores you don’t need to know how to do it. I used to stretch with my fingers and kill my hands, wrist, arms and shoulders in the process. But then I moved to Amsterdam and was put in the fine arts department and all painters had this metal contraption that they stretched canvases with. I felt like such a fraud and an amateur - which I kind of am.

Thank you,  that means a lot coming from you.

Illustration boards are an absolute step down from canvases. They’re very cheap, kind of like cardboard but with a hot or coldpress surfaces that are meant to get quick illustrations out of the way. I learned at my second school they don’t age well and are not meant for serious pieces you want hang or keep for archival purposes. My first art school’s illustration dept. was so backwards. The chair was a joke and our curriculum didn’t imbue us with enough confidence to want to hold on to our work after the fact. They had us buy gouche to learn how to paint and THEN had us buy acrylics and then in our junior year oils. It was a hot mess. I wasted sooooo much paint  I could punch something just thinking about it now because I couldn’t afford to. I didn’t have the means. 

This piece was one of the very first where I was beginning to feel ok with acrylic paint, still wasted a lot of paint on it though and the piece is TINY compared to what I’ve been doing since. I got better at it by painting Michael Jackson portraits in my sketchbook. I’ll scan those later so you can see what I mean, but those MJ portraits got me into SVA. I learned how to stretch canvases in the spring of 2013 and I’ve done so for the most part since then, although the Barbie piece and cereal pieces are on old store bought canvases.  Now I want to switch to linen and Golden paint brand. I know better because I feel safer painting and remember I get how the shit works now.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/nielsen-bainbridge-cold-press-illustration-board/

Illustration boards are gross although I still have my assignments from 2008-2010 that I did on them still for sentimental reasons.

Sep 30, 2014 / 21 notes

ccmicheau:

Planned Shrinkage

So I did this in 2009 on illustration boards with a very rudimentary idea of color mixing and knowing how to handle acrylic.

:D blipsterinsverige​ You’re are awesome. I don’t frame things because only in the last 3 years have really been proud of anything I’ve painted. I used to hate painting because I didn’t have a firm grasp of the medium then when I began to it was on illustration boards at FIT, then I when I abruptly left for SVA across town I was complimented on my knack for colors because of sketchbook paintings and teased for not knowing how to stretch a canvas. I learned how to last year and it’s been awesome since then now my issue storage and materials. 

What kind of paper are your drawings on ? blipsterinsverige

Sep 30, 2014 / 21 notes

Planned Shrinkage

So I did this in 2009 on illustration boards with a very rudimentary idea of color mixing and knowing how to handle acrylic.

:D blipsterinsverige​ You’re are awesome. I don’t frame things because only in the last 3 years have really been proud of anything I’ve painted. I used to hate painting because I didn’t have a firm grasp of the medium then when I began to it was on illustration boards at FIT, then I when I abruptly left for SVA across town I was complimented on my knack for colors because of sketchbook paintings and teased for not knowing how to stretch a canvas. I learned how to last year and it’s been awesome since then now my issue storage and materials.