HI! i'm super bummed because i meant to make this post last weekend but i've been really busy with finishing my final studio projects and research essays and blah blah blah finals week etc! but good news, today i had my last exam and now i'm free for 2 weeks (and a bit) to do whatever i like!
i guess you can read this post and listen to a pretty song okay!
so something i've been doing a lot recently is writing research essays. luckily they aren't so bad when you get to write about someone you admire (i'm talking to you frida!!!). unfortunately when i was printing out some articles on frida kahlo, my printer ran out of ink and cut off her painting Thinking of Death. i didn't want to throw it away since it's too pretty, so i doodled around it instead~
more fidgety exam doodles
ALSO I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS
(((okay well first let's begin by saying that i had to return the camera lens i was renting from my school so i only have a semi-broken lens to work with now so my apologies for these photos)))
ANYWHOO last week my most favourite person ever, caitlin, sent me the coolest package ever filled with cute-sy stickers and her incredible food zine, some old photos, a pressed flower a wee sheep figurine and so much more ah YOU SPOILED ME CAITLIN! i'm happy to say that caitlin and i are going to be collaborating on a collections zine sometime in the future so if you lovely folks collect anything let me or caitlin know!!
here's me looking sad, but on the inside i'm really happy because i'm wearing a fuzzy sweater and skeleton earrings that caitlin sent me
i was trying to channel my inner Mark Renton from trainspotting (minus the heroin and digging into toilet stuff). i think it's because just the other day i had a dream that there were two Rentons hanging upside down and all of a sudden their heads opened up into two black holes and they kept trying to suck me in!!!! (he is babely though come on)
i also had another research essay where i had to write about a work of art that had an significant impact on a historical event. i decided to write about Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, and its impact on the second wave feminist movement. I think it's one of the most beautiful installations i've ever seen ah it was so so difficult writing this essay and not using "alksjdhlaiusdhlkajsdhas dI JUST LOVE ITKAJSDHKLAJSD" in any of my points. so this piece is meant to celebrate the achievements of prominent women in history and encompasses a floor bearing the names of 999 women that supports a table set for 39 women recognized but insufficiently honoured by our civilization. each place setting is unique and portrays vaginal imagery that stirred up a lot of controversy back in the day! (i seriously don't get it though i think the colourful plates are stellar)
anyhoo here are some cool pictures of the piece
and here's judy chicago!!!
anyway i promise that the next posts will be better since i have more time on my hand and i'm going to try and make it a little more christmassy since this post is lacking some festive love!
byebyebye thanks for reading i love you mwah