My posts are probably a weird mix of pretty shots and blurry cell phone pics. 😂 Photography is a hobby I’m really passionate about and I am rarely without my camera. That being said, I also just shoot with my phone to try to document things Oliver does without the distraction of my full DSLR. This little walk was pretty special because he said his first full sentence/asked a question, which was ‘Can I pick it?’ Meaning can he shred the little flowers from their stems in great giant fistfuls. 😂😂😂
#neighborhoodwalks#firstsente nce #canipickit#pickingflowers#bloom#childhoodmoments
My first completed drawing using prisma colors, I gotta say I really love these pencils. But I really need to practice more on paper so I can get the proportions right without having to erase 1 billion times 😂
Personally I like the concept sketch better because it feels like its less stiff, but that's just me, Idk what do you guys think??? #art#girl#flowers#prismacolors#pickingflowers#bluedress#traditionalart
A next patch for @futurests from @thetravelingpatchcollective and their monthly exchange.
One thing that really speaks to me about art and creating is the intergenerational aspect of it all. People, spanning across ages, can create and appreciate art, which can help to come to better understandings of one another, and also to connect us through experience.
I speak a lot on looking/being perceived as young, and this is not to say that being young is negative, in fact o believe this line of thinking is a form of ageism, and also that their are many benefits to youth, as well as all walks of life. We as a society tend to devalue those who are young, and those who are old the most, but the ways in which we do this are different.
Youth are portrayed as naive, stubborn, selfish, among many other things. And what I experience, walking through the world as an adult who looks like a youth, is that people tend to not pay any amount of respect to youth. The way that people speak to me when I am first approached, to how that shifts when they realize I am almost 30, is a stark contrast. This is a problem, not only because I AM an adult, and I deserve respect, but also because youth DESERVE to be respected too. We should treat children and youth for what they are, people. Should the content change? Yes in some cases, make things age appropriate, but should the delivery change? Probable not that much. Not only would hat help to build a youths self esteem and self worth, but it can help to model what real conversations look like. A human's learning process is often greatly aided by modelling and repetitions.
Furthermore, what is the worst that can happen? You give a child some amount of respect, and they don't do the same to you? That's ok. Think about who has the power in this situation, and consider how you could have a positive impact on someone's journey instead of reinforcing this great divide we create between generations.
Just some thoughts... #feet#flowerembroidery#modernembroidery#handmade#patch#pink#monochromatic#notnude#queerembroidery#pickingflowers#intergenerational
Happy Friday, lovelies! Here is a tiny bouquet I picked for you in Maine, which started tiny but got bigger and bigger as I found more and more beauty along the path. I’m on vacation to see family and do some hiking, so I will likely have less of my own art to share with you for the next few days, but more nature. I love exploring new places because there are often new plants I don’t usually see! Aren’t these colors lovely?
Pretoria, you're bloomin' gorgeous! 💐
Take a look at these majestic photos from jacaranda season in Pretoria, (also known as South Africa's 'jacaranda city' due to its 70,000 trees that bloom annually each October and November!) Have you been around for jacaranda season? Make sure to share your photos with us! These were captured by photographer @unclescrooch on Instagram. #MeetSouthAfrica