Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plugging Away...

Howdy, Readers,

I am working on a bunch of different kinds of projects I'm really excited about right now, but nothing is quite finished enough for a feature here, so today I thought I'd do a bit of plugging for some incredibly diverse artists and events. In fact, some might argue that I've chosen a strange medley for this post, but I'd like to believe that there is room for so much in our artistic and philosophical sphere...different views and different types of expressions that maybe don't have to be so far apart...

First of all, those of you who have been reading the last few weeks know that I've been working on a lot of paper crafts--a huge part of my inspiration has come from Mixed Method. The name of this awesome blog implies my favorite part about it--the variety. You are equally as likely to come across an amazing manicure like these turquoise marbled nails as you are to discover these nifty shaker cards

I was also excited this week to see the opening of the ArtifactGirl etsy shop showcasing collected vintage and antique pieces. 

If you're in the Baltimore area, consider coming to see A Bucket of Blood, the Roger Corman film adapted as a play by the stellar Melissa LaMartina. I think the IMDb's description says it all: "A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works." If you're still not convinced, the YouTube trailer is pretty hilarious. A Bucket of Blood will be at the Yellow Sign Theater February 19-22, February 26-March 1, and March 5-8. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets

And finally, thanks to Facebook, I was invited to this incredibly interesting and thought provoking online exhibit entitled "Body Anxiety." To quote The Hundred's article about the exhibit, "The show features only female identified artists dealing with the female body as it exists online." In Sleek's article, Nathan Ma describes the exhibit thusly, "But what is contemporary femininity? While the dissemination of text, images and ideas on this topic seems at an all-time high, the scope of these concepts is still remarkably focused around male fantasies. 'Body Anxiety', which launched on 24 January, aims to empower women by letting them write their own narratives on gendered appropriation."

Yes, we did just transverse crafts, artifacts, B movies, and female empowerment.

Until next time,

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