After spending almost ten minutes in the goddam bread aisle at the grocery store, just trying to find one package of sandwich rolls that wasn’t full of bullshit garbage.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker stealthily signed a bill into law on Friday requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals in order to perform abortions, and women to first have an ultrasound to “bond” with the fetus. The law, which brings the number of abortion clinics in the state down to two, goes into effect on Monday.
Signed in a private ceremony and announced in a press release proclaiming, “This bill improves a woman’s ability to make an informed choice that will protect her physical and mental health now and in the future,” the new law was immediately met with a lawsuit and restraining order filed in federal court by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services, which is being represented by the ACLU.
Go fuck yourself, Scott Walker.
Happy 50th Birthday, Russell T. Davies!
Two Years Ago, John Boehner promised to be “Laser Focused on Jobs and the Economy” So what has the GOP House been up to?
House Bills passed:
46 Bills on Abortion
113 Bills on Religion
73 Bills on Family Relationships
36 Bills on Marriage
72 Bills on Firearms
604 Bills on Taxation
437 Bills on…
so this guy who goes to wheaton college posted on facebook “i miss wheaton”
and i was all
and he was all, “i don’t get it”
Come by for a drink and shop our artisan wares from 10 crafty vendors.
Lots of beautiful handmade goodness for your gift giving.
The Monro Pub Holiday Artisans Fair
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So some gallery artist hanging at SCOPE just traced my friend Jason Levesque’s photos and called them his own.
Fuck plagiarists. Fuck tracers. Fuck privileged dickbags who think it’s okay to steal the work of people who aren’t in their niche and pass it off as their own in a major art fair. Jason’s work should be hanging in SCOPE, not Josafat Miranda’s
Walking around Art Basel, this weekend I came across a few pieces in the Scope show that looked pretty familiar. There was a sampling of 3 pieces presented by the Robert Fontaine Gallery all by the same artist. I recognized my photography in two of them and the third was a copy of my good friend Marie Killen’s photo. When i got home a quick google search reveled that nearly his entire body of work was comprised of other peoples photography. No credits were given, though that wouldn’t have put the artist in the clear. Josafat Miranda hadn’t bothered to change the composition or content in any appreciable way, even though that too would not have put him in the clear.
For me, photography was a hobby, something i did for fun. But it was art. These weren’t candids, they were carefully composed, edited photos. The model traveled, did her makeup and helped style the shoot. Put simply, it was a collaborative artistic endeavor by me and the model Tracy P.
Marie Killen is a wildly talented photographer living in North Carolina. Photography is her passion and craft and she does it extremely well. In my opinion she’s one of the best photographers in her genre. Her shoots require far more work and planning than mine ever did. She’s developed, through hard work and practice, a recognizable style.
What Josafat Miranda has done here reveals a total disrespect for photography as an art form. He’s quickly and with very little creative altercation, harvesting the yield of someone else’s hard work. What makes a painting strong, isn’t just the brush strokes and the rendering method, more, much more, than that is the composition, the subject matter and the hundreds of creative decisions that go into making an original piece of art.
I am working on a new project, which involves haircombs, beading stitches and wrapping.
I have applied for copyrights on my designs and I am disclosing them now for the first time.
They have all been carefully crafted, one bead at a time. I then double (or even triple!) wrap the designs around each haircomb. Sometimes wrapping can help center the pattern, but it also adds durability and strength.
Please enjoy browsing through my photos and feel free to leave comments, or even repost.
Thank you for checking out my craft blog.