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Sketches from the State Museum of Hesse, Darmstadt (Hessisches Landesmuseum)

📋 SO TRUE LOVELIES. NUDE IS AN IDEAL CLASSIC MOTIF TO PRACTICE. EVEN IN THE SAME POSE, THE MODEL ALWAYS LOOKS DIFFERENT.

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Poetry: The Thing We Die for Lack Of

😍 “MY EYES WERE BLIND, AND SOMETHING STARTED IN MY SOUL” (“Mis ojos estaban ciegos, y algo empezó en mi alma”). OH DARLINGS , THESE WORDS BY PABLO NERUDA WITH THE WORK BY KLEE, ARE IN MY OPINION PURE PLEASURE.

Deborah J. Brasket

Paul Klee, Versunkene Landschaft, 1918

Paul Klee, Versunkene Landschaft, 1918

Wallace Stevens once famously said: “You can’t get the news from poems, but men die every day for lack of what is found there.”

It may be hard to argue the truthfulness of that statement when we consider the widespread unpopularity of reading poetry. A recent study finds that “since 2002, the share of poetry-readers has contracted by 45 percent—resulting in the steepest decline in participation in any literary genre.”

Poetry, it appears, is less popular than knitting, jazz, and dance. Perhaps that’s why we need the month of April to celebrate poetry, to help curb the decline and rekindle a comeback.

But Stevens wasn’t arguing that we die from the lack of reading poetry, but from the lack of what is found in there, the thing that inspires poets to put pen to paper, and artists to pick up their brushes, and musicians to…

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Fragments

👀 🔶 WELL DARLINGS, AS YOU CAN SEE, WITH MIXED MEDIA WE CAN GET US STUNNING EFFECTS LIKE THIS. THANKS OLORIEL !

Color me in Cyanide and Cherry

Mixed media / September 2020

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Ask the artist: 10 questions with Sandra Wyman

📣 WELL DEARS, I’M PLEASED TO INTRODUCE YOU THE GREAT ARTIST SANDRA WYMAN. I’M SURE YOU WILL LIKE HER WORK. THANK YOU HELENA, FOR YOUR WONDERFUL POST.

Ask the artist

Featured image: Not Just DNA by Sandra Wyman. All images used in this article courtesy the artist.

Who are you and what do you make or do? Sandra Wyman: maker, artist, political activist, retired teacher, Argentine tango dancer.  Introverted, passionate, bipolar. I make art quilts and mixed media pieces.  I also draw and paint.

Who are your main influences? Not so much who as what.  Whilst I love many artists – amongst them textile artist Jo Budd, painter Mark Rothko, and sculptor Peter Randall Page – my chief influences are natural forms and patterns, and words, especially poetry.

Moving On - SWAbove: ‘Moving On’ by Sandra Wyman.

Where might we have come across your work before? I’ve taken part in group exhibitions with textile groups Contemporary Quilt, Etcetera, and Cwilt Cymru, recently at Stockport Art Gallery, Macclesfield Silk Museum and Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes.

You have mentioned previously that your work has had…

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Women’s Health

💁 HELLO SISTERS! COURTNEY ALWAYS HAS A SKETCH FOR EVERY TIME OF THE DAY, OF ANY ROUTINE ACTIVITY IN A BOLD AND ELEGANT WAY. CONGRATS!

Courtney Buckland Art

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red, red yarn

🔺🔻 SO TRUE DEARS, HER RED YARN IS A NATURAL PRIDE.

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November 26, 2020 · 10:07 PM

Feminism: The misconceptions and The Truth

💜✊ WELL DEARS, TODAY IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. I THINK A GOOD DAY FOR REBLOG THIS INTERESTING BLOG. (Don’t miss visit the gorgeous illustrations of the link below. You will enjoy) . THANK YOU PRECIOUS!

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Feminism is still an unpopular word.

As a feminist, you’re seen as unnecessarily angry, aggressive, impulsive, unattractive and sometimes, even possessed by an evil spirit in some parts of Africa. In Nigeria, you’re labelled as a “Feminist witch.” Over time, Feminists have been depicted with a very popular image: an ugly woman with unshaved legs and armpits, who doesn’t wear deodorants and has awful hatred for men. Some believe Feminists are a group of mad women and brain washed men who want to annihilate men from the surface of the Earth. Others simply settle with the idea that it is a “Man-hating agenda.” A lot of people decide that if you must call yourself a feminist, then you must have nothing to do with men, hence, they criticize you harshly, if you have a husband, boyfriend or simply like to enjoy good sex with a man. Men who join in…

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Frida Khalo, a contracorriente: biografía pintada

💁 WELL LOVELIES, THE EXPLANATION BY FRIDA ABOUT HER ART IS VERY EXACT.

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Frida Khalo: Frida Khalo: “La columna rota”. 1944

Una pone: Frida Khalo (México, 1907-1054), pintora mexicana casada con Diego Rivera, unida a los ideales de los muralistas mexicanos y bla. bla bla…, mas esos datos que sitúan una vida fijándola en el tiempo histórico aquí no sirven para nada, generalmente no sirven, pero en este caso es como poner puertas al campo; ¿cómo se puede describir a un ave fénix, sin caer en el tópico, a alguien que como ella, con un cuerpo destrozado, se reinventa todos los días desde el dolor más atroz, hilvanando esperanzas desde el fondo de un pozo? Frida es una lección magistral de vida; cuando Bretón la define como una surrealista espontánea, ella responde: “Se me tomaba por una surrealista. Ello no es correcto, yo nunca he pintado sueños, lo que yo he representado era mi realidad”. Claro, ella lleva sus frustraciones, traiciones, desencantos como ningún pintor…

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Blessée par la “nature” des hommes

🎨📖 WELL SISTERS, TODAY WE’VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING BY THE GREAT BERTHE MORISOT AND A VERY INTERESTING THOUGHTS.

Ils furent là, toujours débuts, avec deux petites amourettes, contentes de trouver un tourniquet 

Elle le regarda, heureuse, avec gratitude 

“Dieu merci, mon mari est formidable”

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loud & clear

👩🏽‍🏫 SO TRUE, DEARS. BAD RELATIONS, GREAT SKETCHES. CONGRATS, MAMA!

Quixotic Mama

i analyzed
my dreams
this morning
& got an unanimous answer
my dreams say,
“fuck you”
fuck you & the horse
you rode in on
just
whatever dude
whatever
ever
ever
…ever
fuck off for real
like
totally.

this one goes out to my ex-husband. my second ex-husband, who won’t stay out of my subconscious for some reason. i guess my subconscious just wants to make doubly tripply sure i do not get back together with him–again.
thanks for watching out for me, subconscious!

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