BOSSY FEMME… INTERNET VS. CRAFTS
At this point, I easily consume hundreds of inspiring/interesting images per hour when I’m online. I bookmark, like, heart, or pin maybe ten or so of those. I plan to actually make or try one or two of those things. But even at that rate, I can’t make two sweaters in one day. I don’t have time to bake fancy cakes when I am working double shifts. The difference between the time it takes to actually make cool stuff and the time it takes to find cool stuff online is just staggering.
This post is a gentle reminder to myself to think about the process of creation involved in the media I consume. I scroll past so many things in a few seconds that would have taken days or months to make. I think that remembering this is one way to be respectful of the bloggers/designers/artists/crafters whose work I take time to follow (at the expense of my own creative process!).
Bursting! With Feelings! About the internet! And also, crafts! @ BOSSYFEMME.COM
this is pretty much what i’ve been thinking about non-stop for the past month. iris is the best.
This is worth applying to music, as well. We are just inundated in a flood of new music at all times, and it’s only a little bit easier to make it than it ever used to be. It is a lot easier to be swept away by a seemingly infinite amount of it. I hate to allow it to be devalued according to old models of supply and demand.
“Slow down,” says Dr Peter Venkman in the renovated fire hall, “Chew your food.”
The physical act of typing very fast on small devices has undeniably impacted spelling, grammar and punctuation, encouraging a degree of illiteracy that has become the new social norm. As goes our grammatical literacy, do our social and cultural literacies follow?
- artist Shawn Huckins, in the statement accompanying his paintings juxtaposing common SMS abbreviations with traditional renderings of American Revolutionary figures (ROFL + George Washington, e.g.), demonstrates that he as an inverse understanding of the term “illiteracy.”
If people are sending and receiving messages in words, then they are literate. The democratization of grammar is indicative of INCREASED literacy, but decreased fear of putative hierarchical authority on the matter.
Furthermore, I’ve never read a text message with a sentence as flat-out untenable in a formal grammatical sense as “As goes our grammatical literacy…” This dude is a great painter, and a horrible social theorist.
Thank you Ira Glass
So many frustrated people I know who have such great potential but want to skip the baby steps. This may also be the takeaway lesson from What About Bob?
This is old news (and also kind of NOT news, which I love about it), but I just saw the headline today and it instantly became maybe my favourite headline I’ve ever seen.
Like NO SHIT, huh? The POPE saw something blasphemous in a sculpture of a crucified frog? Boy, that guy needs to get off the Internet! HEY THE POPE: GET A FUCKING JOB.
The story is just marvelous. It seems that the president of the Alto Aldige region of the city of Bolzano, Italy, was so offended when a local museum put the piece on display that he went on hunger strike so long that he was hospitalized. He said, “Surely this is not a work of art but a blasphemy and a disgusting piece of trash that upsets many people,” giving some evidence to support a possible argument that he has never heard of what art is.
But really if you are the president of something and your response to a little ceramic statue is to go on hunger strike? You are not qualified for your job.
And the Pope? Shut up about things! Yeah it’s blasphemous, you idiot; gold star!
Either Speed-Spooning (it’s exactly like speed-dating, but you spoon the person), or Deathmatch, a singles night for suicidal people (this idea is based on the notion that people kill themselves because they are very alone).
Sherwin Tija, in response to the question, “If you could throw any event in Toronto—your craziest, most fantastical idea—what would it be?”
Ahh I need to make rent money! Get FREE SHIPPING with any purchase over $30 at my Etsy shop - there’s Patton Oswalt & Dan Telfer posters, Pixies and Fucked Up prints and little 5x7 daily sketch prints!
Something for everyone - shop for Christmas or something!
Mike did the fantastic cover artwork for the vinyl edition of Humble & Brilliant, but he has also done SO MUCH MORE that you can put all over flat surfaces! His posters for Patton Oswalt, The Pixies, Sloan and other exciting acts are, themselves, VERY EXCITING. His new cover of The Coast magazine featuring FUCKED UP is super clever and wise!
Oh my god just go and put some art in your house why don’t you!??