This is Chakka. One of the fantastic women to participate in this project by letting me draw her portrait. (Her portrait is the “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation” piece). Here she is at the STWTS opening on April 12th in Brooklyn, NY.
More from #donttellwomentosmile: standing in front of one of @tlynnfaz ‘s defaced posters.
Was just insulted to my face today with this statement, I quote, “A woman like you should respect a man like me.” Everything went dark at that point.
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
Big life decision: NO MORE MEAT
If you truly are my friend, you will respect my life decision and show this by keeping your snide comments to yourself and forcing me to be like you (a meat eater). Thank you.
An Insomniac’s note
But before anything else, a brief comment about this new tumblr format: It’s so Facebookey. Spare me, really. Really? No dedicated page for posting text. And no, changing opacity does not necessarily free me from distraction. I see a dog’s face on the radar. NO. This is tacky.
I am really, really, really stressed out from work right now. The thought of it stresses me out.
How can someone get stressed out over chocolate? And Disney?
I guess, because there’s no room for creativity and other whimsical interests. Take that elsewhere. No need to remind myself that I signed up for this (stress included) in exchange for $$$. Yep, the hiring managers emphasized from the very beginning that this was going to be a repetitive job. Can’t say they didn’t warn me so I have no right to complain…to THEM. Nope. I am just complaining to the universe. And that includes me since my world revolves around…me.
Egotistical. Narcissistic. Call me whatever. I learned a long time ago not to give a flying fuck. I have cushioned myself from plenty of disappointments by not taking things personally and by just focusing on my thoughts and feelings. In the end, all we really listen to is ourselves. Even if we are completely wrong about everything.
So let me be wrong about this: this sense that I will never amount to something great.
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Yeah, I guess I’m on a bandwagon but I can’t help it if I’m smitten. This is what I worked on last night. It’s not complete, but it’s the first thing I’ve painted in over a year.