I took a bunch of photos today on my walk with Maya and James and Grandma and it was beautiful and sunny out and everything and everyone was pretty but I am using the internet from my phone so I will upload the rest later. I picked this one to upload partly cause Maya is so pretty and charming and photogenic so I have a ton of good ones of her and partly because I was using it to show Grandpa a bunch of stuff you can do with raw photos. I edited a few while showing him stuff but the other ones mostly had stuff wrong with them (white balance, overexposed etc) while this one was already one of my best shots and it was more like just turning the volume up versus actually changing the mood significantly or correcting stuff. I am excited to do more photography due to my photography class this term as well.
karlie kloss at masaya volcano national park by ryan mcginley for t, the new york times style magazine.
“it’s about 4 o’clock on a thursday, and a caftan-bedecked karlie kloss is perched on the edge of a gigantic, fuming volcano crater, her bare legs and feet dangling into the hazy void. ‘make it look more adventurous,’ calls out ryan mcginley, the photographer snapping her from an equally precarious spot on a nearby outcropping of rock. ‘it’s pretty damn adventurous,’ kloss yells back.”
I am SO, SO EXCITED to share my SVA thesis film at long last!!!!! This is what I spent most of the past year working on. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever made, and I still couldn’t have done it without the help and support of a bunch of really awesome people. I strongly recommend watching it in HD and I hope you like it a lot! 🙂
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An absolutely GORGEOUS animation by an amazingly talented person I had the privilege to meet this year at SVA! Watch it now!!!
No guys, I need to stop and talk about something in this movie and how fucking revolutionary it was; something that I haven’t seen in a movie before or since.
This is a movie about a kid who leaves her birth family.
Not a kid who find that they have a secret lineage or something that allows them to find their ‘true family’ – this is a movie about a kid whose true birth family is made up of bad people. So she gets out. And that is played as the right thing to do. She isn’t punished for it or made to feel bad about ‘abandoning her family’. There isn’t an underlying ‘but they’re your family and you have to love them’ or ‘they’re your family and they love you even if they don’t show it well or do hurtful things’ message of the kind that I see OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in media. Matilda gets out and lives happily ever after because of it.
We need a million more movies like this to counter the metric shit ton of movies that directly counter this message.
I just ate a lot of sugar after not eating all day – I’m crazy!
Since I’m sick in bed today, my day consisted primarily of the following three activities:
2. organizing and adding to itunes the bounty of music that has been provided to me through dropbox for the past 7 months
3. googling Kristina Horner, and to a lesser extent both Alex Day and Luke Conard. Okay, I know her personal life and break ups are not really any of my business, but humans are naturally curious about one another’s lives right? I think Kristina seems downright lovely in her youtube videos. I love both the song Hey Kristina, and Mrs. Nerimon, largely to the adorable factor. I have watched some of Alex’s videos, and especially looked into some with Kristina in them, but I am not as much of a fan. I absolutely love Sondre Lerche and this song though, and their voices harmonize beautifully.I also enjoy Luke Conard’s music videos, and watch his vlogs when I’m out of other subscriptions sometimes. I think his current gf, Ingrid, is also very sweet and I enjoy her videos despite not being that into makeup, or like even brushing my hair. However, the videos of Luke and Kristina when they were dating are some of my favourites, and looking back on two peoples lives, two people who I don’t even know, and feeling the way I do is an interesting phenomenon. I have an upcoming blog post that will maybe delve deeper into this pondering.
I find it peculiar and strangely and wonderfully human that I can feel nostalgic for a past that is not even mine.
I clicked through to this blog thinking it was going to be stamps.
It wasn’t, but it is lovely, my favourite sort of blog, a blend of poetry and photography, a glimps at someones life, someone who makes things.
I have read 15 pages now and my heart feels strange, and it feels like a betrayal to follow the masses of people I do when there are people who write and draw like this, and somehow magically bring the realness, the liveness of the real world to these pixels.
So ridiculously cool. This really makes me want to try out making something of my own from quilled paper. I have seen the technique in the past but this is definately the neatest thing I’ve seen made with it.
P.S. I am constantly having to prevent myself from every neat thing bookpaperscissors blogs. They’re my #1 tumblr crush with something ridiculous like 20% now, and they’re moderating a new tumblr tag #artistsontumblr. Definately very awesome, you should check it out.