Thursday, February 15, 2018

World Press Photo Contest

The stories behind these images are just as compelling as the images themselves.

Degrees of anger in three US states: a journey made in the weeks after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville

The practice of breast ironing for girls between the ages of eight and 12 in Cameroon is carried out in the belief that this will delay maturity and help prevent rapes or sexual advances

 Sex workers pictured in their apartments, in St. Petersburg, Russia

12 August 2017. People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA
See all the nominations, here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fashion Muse No.2

 Isabella Thordsen knows how to balance tomboy grudge boots & band tees with glam-girl fur jackets & red lipstick better than anyone else I've seen (and apparently loves taking photos of herself while out to eat)! If I ever have trouble getting dressed in the morning, I know who's website I will be checking now for inspiration.

Lemon Squeeze

Friday, February 9, 2018

My Collage Art

 If you didn't already know, I make collage art and sell it on Etsy
All of the prints below are available (and many more) at Shell Herbs Art

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Birth In A Hallway

These pictures of a woman giving birth in an ER hallway have gone viral, and I see why!
Birth is normal and natural, but in the modern US birth model we have pathologized labor by treating women as though they are incapable of natural birth and must utilize interventions to bring forth life.
When I see birth being shown in all its power and glory, it is truly exciting to me! Seeing that women really can (and do!) give birth any way, in (almost) any position is inspiring! 
Speaking of positions, lying on your back (supine) is one of the worst ways to deliver a baby! It closes off your pelvis and works against gravity. In fact, women only routinely started giving birth lying flat on their backs when birth moved from the home to the hospital, making it easier for the doctors, but not for the women in labor!
See more pictures here!

Guerilla Flowers

More "flower flashes" by the amazing Lewis Miller

We Tried To Not Leak On Our Period•Ladylike

And I thought I was the only disaster who couldn't get through her period without getting blood on everything! Also, you should watch more videos produced by Ladylike because they kill it.

Three Artists No.38

I can't help it, women & girls as the subject matter of art are always my favorite.
1.) Jonathan Viner's retro cartoon-esque beauties

2.) Lisa Wright's charming yet haunting portraits

 3.) Jenn Mann's pop culture inspired oil paintings
Plus-a picture of her working to get an idea of the humongous scale of her art!