Seeking shade. 🌿 The ‘Laguna Sunset’ bardot top looking like a dream on @aliidee 🌸 The bardot top is perfect for summer made from an incredibly soft performance knit. The ‘Laguna Sunset’ print features an abstract pattern of purple & plum flowers with green leaves & specks of golden sunlight. ☀️ Available in the shop! • Link in bio. •
Doll Repaint "Beauty Through Pain"
Because most friends and family don't follow this account, I feel that this is a safe place for me to express what's been going on. I'm really truly sorry for being active than inactive on here the past year. I'll be completely raw with you - I've been in and out of an extremely dark depression and for a while had an issue with suicide. I don't like talking about it, but because we don't speak about it - it's like taboo. I'm really sorry to the friendships that I've disappeared from, as you were all a very great support group with our art. I have a very great marriage, a happy home, I volunteer, exercise like a maniac, and countless things to be thankful for, but when a person undergoes trauma - it's embedded into their mind. I feel like two people in one body. Some days you can bear it, and then some days taking a shower is one of the scariest things you'll have to do. You want to feel clean but someone has taken that away from you. And it doesn't matter how many years and support groups you go through, you'll always have this fear and paranoia completely engulfing you. Some nights I have sleep paralysis and it's like it's happening all over again, your body hurts, you feel disgusting and you feel lifeless and used. I hide my depression from people that have physically met me because how do you explain this to someone who has always said, "You're always so figured out and happy." So you keep it all in, like shoving it into a suitcase to throw under your bed. Out of sight out of mind. I don't think I'd be here if it weren't for the undying love and support of my husband and the way my dogs rush at me at the sound of my tears. Sometimes we have moments where we aren't okay - and that in itself is OKAY.Things you can't control is never something to be ashamed of
This is it.
I mean, this has to be it, right? This lack of humanity, & this over abundance of selfishness has to be as low as this whole thing can go, right?
Children, who have already experienced the trauma of living in a dangerous area,
Children, who have already experienced the trauma of leaving their own homes,
Children, who have already experienced the trauma of undertaking a dangerous journey,
Children, who have already experienced a lifetimes worth of trauma,
Children, who had finally reached a place where they thought could find safety with their family,
are now Children, who have to experience the ultimate trauma of being separated from their families.
And for what? No good reason.
This is it. This has got to be it. 💔
Textile piece by @seregarcia. Find more at www.serenagarciadallavenezia.com
Serena Garcia’s work is the perfect foil to the High Renaissance painters I learned about in class this past semester. Where those men (and they were all men) valued symmetry, contained spaces — both of the image area and within the image area, flat surfaces without a trace of the brushstroke, and representative images, Garcia’s pieces are organic, irregular, textured, without subject or image. She also uses handicrafts — sewing, felting and quilting — which have been scorned as women’s work in the past, and not afforded the status of art. I cannot help but think of Michelangelo dissing Sebastiano del Piombo’s use of oils as womanly. He would be horrified by Garcia, which would please me enormously. Also, where I want so badly to lick Ian Davenport’s painting but know I would come out the other side of that experiment VERY disappointed, I’m willing to get thrown out of the gallery to get a snuggle and squeeze in on this one. It’s just so inviting! 😍