alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
I’m back from Pride. I’m glad I went, but I am very tired and my main impression of the last like five hours is ‘continuous overwhelm.’ On the plus side I went and I did not melt down though I did a lot of blinking with a blank stare while not really fully processing. And I ran into several people that were good to run into.

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Many good things today. The next one of them will be getting some water and some hopefully fully edible food into my body, so yeah.

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About KT Tape: Thank you to everyone who discussed it, recommended it, used it, tried it, looked for an alternative to it, etc in my reading-bubble. I got some and I got a free demo of it applied to my shoulder and it seems to be a good helpful thing. We’ll see.

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About art: if anyone feel inspired to make an art piece in any medium based on my recent post about art, or any of my posts, please feel free to go ahead. Any art you make is all yours and I acknowledge that, and I will be delighted that I’ve inspired you, should that in fact be the case. Should you be hoping I will be a customer, please know I am unlikely to be able to commission / purchase a fully developed artwork for anything like what it’s worth. However I am extremely likely to support many many artists and writers, over time, to the tune of a cup of overpriced coffee, which is my metric for remotely feasible spending. And more than I ought to spend as often as I in fact do so, but creative work is important.

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Also about art: I have realized that many of physical creative projects I like best are a collaborative effort with nature and/or found objects that provide a shaping effect on the result but don't predetermine it, not working with a blank slate. Like making nature blocks from chunks of scrap wood and assorted sticks, or sand sculptures, or shell jewelry. Or beading with tumbled stones. Or gardening, in a sense. Or adding color, curlicues, and reinterpeted symbolism to simply line drawn shapes and signs. Writing is different but also draws on experience to provide context and rich detail. Though I do enjoy clay and fingerpaint and oil pastels - texture-rich things. And life sketching with pencils or charcoals. And I haven't practiced some of these in years. Huh. I wonder why.

Date: 18 Jun 2017 03:23 (UTC)
umadoshi: (hands full of light and water (roxicons))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'm glad there were good things today! Hooray for Pride being a good time, even if it got overwhelming. (Much sympathy on that front.)

Date: 18 Jun 2017 03:26 (UTC)
thebonesofferalletters: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters
So glad you had a good time.

Date: 18 Jun 2017 08:16 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
The purrrple cat lady I draw for you tomorrow will be a present for you.

Date: 18 Jun 2017 08:16 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
As it was always going to be, I hasten to add. :-)

Date: 18 Jun 2017 16:56 (UTC)
antisocialite_forum: A group of small round pumpkins in a very green pumpkin patch (Pumpkin Patch)
From: [personal profile] antisocialite_forum
Ooh KT tape. The people here usually use little squares of it to protect the ankles from abrasive footwear, but it was really useful a while ago when Will S. was having knee troubles.

Yay Pride? It can be really overwhelming. x.x

- Techie

Date: 18 Jun 2017 23:27 (UTC)
antisocialite_forum: A group of small round pumpkins in a very green pumpkin patch (Pumpkin Patch)
From: [personal profile] antisocialite_forum
That can be tricky. IMO use however much you need. When Will was figuring out what parts of body's feet needed extra support he said he might as well be wearing a sock with how much the tape would cover. :/ He didn't have enough for that and ended up doing a couple strips on one foot. Any support is helpful though.

- Techie

Date: 18 Jun 2017 19:42 (UTC)
vladdraculea: Photo of two flower pots with a variety of little flowers (Vlad)
From: [personal profile] vladdraculea
Yay for Pride funz, KT Tape helping, and art encouragements!

We haven't done any art in a long time either, mainly because legal blindness-related leaning over to see what we're doing + getting old and having neck and back problems usually means NOPE. So lately it's mostly only been digital stuff, though we don't have good art programs on our Desktop except GIMP which would be great if it weren't so buggy.

— Vlad (& Ben in the background)

Date: 18 Jun 2017 22:03 (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Yay for surviving Pride! That is also often my default state of mind in big crowds, though having Loiosh along helps a LOT with staying focused. I cal pull everything in & just let it be me & my boy for a moment, even when everything else is loud & big & EVERYTHING. He is a good baby.

& that's some of my favourite kind of art, too -- found stuff, pasted together in Ways, along with Crap I Found On The Side Of The Road. There was a guy at the art thing I went to this weekend who does pieces like that -- kind of like some of my jewelry, but bigger. He has me wanting to do bigger stuff too.

Date: 19 Jun 2017 05:38 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
We're glad you enjoyed your time despite sensory overload! Please post any purple cat pics if you are gifted them ^^

I feel like there's a dearth of handcrafted things in my life and in the world in general >//> I also feel like found objects are often themselves works of art, so it makes sense to try to bring out their beauty?

Date: 19 Jun 2017 14:38 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
Purple catperson progresses well, had deep discussion with husband about Julia sets and how to work this into a tortoiseshell like pattern.

I'm mostly a line artist but can work some colour into this one I think.

Date: 20 Jun 2017 01:26 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
Think pen and ink type drawing, that's my style.

Give me the colours you'd like worked into the Julia tortoiseshell pattern.

Also, I am in a country which commonly uses the term tortoiseshell as a very, very broad term, covering all domestic cats with more than three colours. Other countries have more distinct descriptions like calico. Tell me what tortoiseshell means to you in this instance.

Date: 20 Jun 2017 01:34 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
Hold my beer, I got this!

Date: 20 Jun 2017 01:47 (UTC)
leecetheartist: A lime green dragon head, with twin horns, and red trim. Very gentle looking, with a couple spirals of smoke from nose. (Default)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
Ah, shucks.

Have a sip, the gluten free raspberry beer from Wilde is quite nice!

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