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Apr 21

johannaost:

Glass Slipper by Johanna Öst

johannaost:

Glass Slipper by Johanna Öst

your art is better than you think it is

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boysinbarrettes:

absolutefucker:

3liza:

3liza:

the use of red, particularly a certain flush of very saturated carmine, in Twin Peaks. all the other colors in every shot (which are mostly blueish, desaturated greens, the colors of my childhood in the pacific northwest) are just serving that carmine. having only watched season one so far (except the finale, so no spoilers please) I haven’t decided yet if it’s a purely aesthetic choice or if it signals something plot related or if lynch just wants the audience to think it does.

it reminds me of the use of the same color, often stressed against mint green, in Daughters of Darkness, which is probably the most beautiful vampire movie ever filmed and which we watched by accident during Sweatshop one time.

one of the interesting things about the choice of that color is that it’s the farthest thing from Laura Palmer as she exists within the timeline of the show (that is to say, post-murder). her body is famously and iconically a beautiful (and totally unrealistic) shade of drowned blue, with mica “sequins” that make her look like a ballerina in costume for Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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the mica is actually location-accurate; the beaches of the PNW are mostly pebble, and the cliffs surrounding them are made of sandstone shot with veins of mica, a glittery, brittle silicate mineral used to make eyeshadow. the “sand” of beaches in that region is coarse, primary formed of multicolored shell particles, granite with mica spangles, and flat mica flecks from the mica veins crumbling out of the sandstone cliffs.  i spent most of my childhood beach hours covered in the same glitter.

carmine being an orangey-red, it forms a complement or near-complement (triadic complement) to laura’s death palette of desaturated blues, within which she “fades into the background” of her environment, literally returning to the earth.  

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this is waY COOLER than eye lines been drawn everywhere

reblogging again, pro-click right here

do not fucking diss eye lines

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HEY I GOT A PATREON NOW -

heyreallygiger:

heyreallygiger:

admittedly i did not set up this whole “song for a buck” thing very well but i spent a bunch of time drawing terrible pikachus and filling out personal info and now i have a patreon so its easy!!! i’ve already got a few lined up and [spoiler alert] there should be an r. kelly song up by around tomorrow so, pretty exciting, check it out, i love to have american dollars the end

im gonna be really annoying about this sorry

johannaost:

Ginger! For the time being. Will soon embark on another hair experiment.

johannaost:

Ginger! For the time being. Will soon embark on another hair experiment.

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grimelords:

a good street art project would be to go around attaching small gallery plaques next to tags explaining the piece’s motivation as a reclamation of public space from advertising and for the people who inhabit it to have a tangible say in their city. a better project perhaps would be to tag local landmarks indiscriminately with no explanation

I am incredibly shitty at sleeping and incredibly good at looking disheveled in a cute way and being very productive at 2:41AM and also searching the dark web

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jon hamm’s giant head