Saturday, August 4, 2012

the return of miss magenta

Ok. so you have permission to hit me.
Or even kick me a little bit hard.

I have been an extremely bad blogger.

As cliche as it sounds, the reality is I have caught the tumblr bug, and been posting on there. ALOT. missmagenta.tumblr.com

But alas, as much as I am enjoying being a rampant poster on the other side of the web, something is drawing me back here.
Maybe it is because I haven't really had the chance to post ramble.
And let's face it, if it wasn't for dry, semi-self-centered drivel, where would this blog be, dear friends?

It is now (somehow) August.

I enjoy this month because it means that spring is on it's way and I can slowly stop wearing socks and a dozen layers of various clothing, so I don't freeze to death.

Although, let it be said, I do prefer the cold. Maybe not blizzard/psycho/madness weather, but a brisk, sunny afternoon? Yes, please.

New things:
-Watching Misfits for the first time. I am taking full advantage of my day's off and attempting to watch the shows on my waaay, overdue MUSTWATCH list.
i am only up to ep.2 so far. It is not what i expected.
Actually, i can't even remember if I knew what it was about the first time I wanted to see it. The characters are good and I can see where Skins got a lot of cues from.
I think the plot was the most surprising thing for me. I guess I thought it would be more like Skins...but i am actually pleased that it is taken on it's own form.

I think it will be like any TV series that i watch...it takes a bit of time and unfolding, then..... BAM!!.... hooked!!
Speaking of Skins, this so-called "hooked-ness" only occurred during series 1 and 2.
I did watch the following seasons, but as I am sure it has been said MANYMANYMANY times before...the series really lost it's raw, cutting -edge slant, which is what made the show so fucking brilliant in the first place.

- Re-reading The Bell Jar. Love it, every time.

- Planning on some DIY clothing/ re-vamping projects....I'll keep you posted.

- Just completed some (rough) sketches of a new, body of work based on solidarity that has been in works for about six months now. I am not sure how many pieces I will have in total, but I am excited with the concept and also the notion of completing a series of works. (Something I have not done since I was at College)
The works will be done on paper and canvas and probably use black ink, a'la Joy Hester meets Charles Blackman/Brett Whiteley style. Updates soon.

- Re-discovering: Mazzy Star, my love for florals (i went off them for a bit) pyramid studs, Clare Bowditch's sophomore, album "The Moon Looked On."

- Still considering cutting my hair. I am really stuck on the decision. i know it is fairly, vain thing to be yammering on about a possible, dream haircut....but am angry that i just can't step out and take the plunge. (Ha!! "Plunge" , it WOULD be a few inches and a bit of lopping and there...it is hardly a Plunge.)  I have an affinity with long, mermaid hair which I have never had...i think this other fantasy is also obscuring the process. Whadaya think? keep or chop???

Ok, so this was a small update. I am reallllllyyyyy hoping that the next one will not be too far away.

Here is a little collage of outfits, dreams, books and things.



Xx MM




Monday, November 28, 2011

inspiraaatioonPOST3


For the sake of . ..
not being able to help/control myself ,
If it is OK with you ,
I would like to . ..
share some more
general loveliness & merriment .. .






epitomeofperfection:  GET IN MY CLOSET.  i want so bad.
My dream jacket....

adriofthedead:  dong-cassette:  paranoidandroid42:  wrightstoned420:  tannanana:   This is Marc Quinn’s most famous piece of work, Self, made using 4.5 litres of his own blood, which was slowly extracted from his body over a period of five months and frozen in a cast of his face. Quinn has been making these roughly every five years since 1991, and each one must be maintained carefully in fridges. The fragility of the media means exhibiting is difficult - the head has to be placed into a glass case which is chilled from underneath. It reminds the audience of the fragility of existence and the precise conditions necessary for the flourishing of life.
This is Marc Quinn’s most famous piece of work, Self, made using 4.5 litres of his own blood, which was slowly extracted from his body over a period of five months and frozen in a cast of his face. Quinn has been making these roughly every five years since 1991, and each one must be maintained carefully in fridges. The fragility of the media means exhibiting is difficult - the head has to be placed into a glass case which is chilled from underneath. It reminds the audience of the fragility of existence and the precise conditions necessary for the flourishing of life.
yumyumcult:  nijntje (or miffy for you english folks)!

goindigo:  love

moderngirlblitz:  kateordie:  hellowaveforms:  vezarina:  Note to self: REMEMBER THIS  This is an excellent PSA. Writers and artists of Tumblr, just do your own thing. Some people will like it, some people won’t. Not everyone will like it, and you don’t have to put your head into a blender when that happens. Just remember the cardinal rules. 1. Don’t try to be like anyone else or follow their style. Heed your own voice. Don’t be a second-rate Neil Gaiman, be a first-rate YOU. 2. Don’t quit. The most successful writers and artists I know aren’t necessarily the most talented, but they are the most persistent. 3. It’s natural to feel self-doubt. Recognise it for what it is: a push to improve yourself and never stay stagnant. If you don’t hear your inner critic at all, that means your ego has completely taken over and is romping around like a T-Rex on the loose. 4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Easier said than done, I know, I do it all the time. “Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.”  5. Don’t forget: this is all supposed to be fun. The moment it stops being fun, then it’s time to either move on to something else, or re-examine your motives.  Reblogging for the late-night crowd who may have missed it, and for this awesome commentary. :) The column is HERE  dittodittoditto!
i took this advice today.



dream hair

im so bored that i put on blue eyeshadow just to see if it makes me look cheap it does but you can’t even see it on webcam so this is pointless
loveeeee....http://ceedling.tumblr.com
annnnd
http://kittencreamery.tumblr.com/
oh and,
http://owls-love-tea.tumblr.com/



REPRESENT...

MINE, please?
This is the cake I want for my birthday. k thanks.
WHATISTHISMADNESS?







yesterday’s haul and yes, that is a heinz pickle pin



my-little-underground:  texaschainsawmascara:  pussybow:  here is another outfit pic, check out my blog to find out where i got everything: pussybow.blogspot.com :-)  the fat bitch with a blog tag needs to be used more often, I decided  I second this idea.   thirded

zombiepornandunicorns:  Perfect in Pink












<3


heck yes...











do urself a favour and look her up. Yayoi Kusama.

thank you , http://toridori69.tumblr.com/ for all your delightful pictures

at the templeton on my barfday, doesn’t rach take the best pictures?
me today god I am annoying I reblog my own photos whatever idgaf

bon-bon:  New outfit post on FAT AUS xx  dream girl


THAT frock!! :o
Bronny...FAT-AUS.com :D

new post
STINA . .. http://francesbabyhouseman.tumblr.com

she made that bag...droooool







kittencreamery:  I drew a picture of Moonbrains a while ago  queen
GPOY







and last but not least ; my favourite songstress of the present...
MISS LANIE LANE...