Why do I never get to learn about African mythology it’s just never around. These are all incredibly awesome.
These posters are so cool. Ugh, I love Obba so much!
“African mythology is never around” because our culture is so terribly ethnocentric. These are gorgeous.
Forever Love by Tom Ford
“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condemns this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewelry, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire.”
I cannot properly express how much I love this.
I keep advocating this mindset not because approaching age myself but because Everyone else will be too and they damn well better enjoy getting here —-
who wants to be surrounded by a bunch of sad sack regrets about having lost youthful inexperience?.
the patchwork girl of oz, for claudia’s fifth birthday. i can hardly wait until thursday morning to give it to her… in fact i plan to just sneak it into her bed late wednesday night. :)
First commission of the new year! Believe it or not, this is a family portrait and it is the kind of family portrait that I enjoy doing, This was done for the fine folks running Krampuslauf Philadelphia and it was a ton of fun to do. This was done digitally via the Cintiq. I do think I am getting better at this.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (this is technically my birthday present although i guess really the framing of it will be.)
krampuslauf philadelphia 2012: the official video.
soundtrack: “o sinnerman/shalom chaverim” by phat man dee.
Object Name: Festival Hat
Place Made: Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi
Period: Late 19th to mid 20th century
Date: 1880 - 1950
Dimensions: L 17 cm x W 11 cm x H 17 cm x 25 cm in diameter
Materials: Silk; silk floss; gold foil/leaf; cardboard; cotton thread
Techniques: Satin; brocaded; embroidered; satin stitch; couched; Peking stitch; stem stitch; netted; appliquéd; glued
Notes from the Textile Museum of Canada: For special occasions, Chinese mothers dress their young children in hats representing powerful animals such as tigers. It was believed that tigers frightened away evil spirits and ensured a prosperous future.