I don’t know why it does click through thing with kicktarter embeds but just click the link. Talk to me about commissions through it, please, for real.
Im sure most of my followers on here are at least peripherally aware of a page I help moderate called transhousingnetwork because I reblog posts from there often.
It is a page where trans people who are in need of shelter (most often temporary, emergency shelter) but who are unable to or feel unsafe getting it elsewhere. The way this page works is by way of people who are willing to read, signal boost and respond to “need couch’ posts and hopefully submit “have couch” posts advertising available space.
Demand for emergency shelter for trans people is especially high in all major metro areas but especially those in California (especially the Bay Area and Los Angeles) and the Pacific Northwest (especially Portland, Seattle, and Olympia) which tend to be major centers of refuge for a lot of trans people.
I’m making this post to spread awareness of the blog transhousingnetwork and especially to encourage anyone residing in one of those major metro centers on the west coast to signal boost or respond to some of the recent posts up on there and to submit “have couch” posts if you are able.
A lot of the people who are posting on there are on the street or imminently facing homelessness and in many cases have been turned away from or faced harassment, violence, and sexual assault in shelters and this page is their last resort.
Thanks everyone who reads this and can help
For Immediate Release, 9/21/2014
Daughters of Mercury
A Kickstarter toward a series of a dozen or more full scale oil portraits of trans women
by Janet Bruesselbachdaughtersofmercury.com
Launch: September 21, 2014
Ends: October 26, 2014, 10:00pm
Janet Bruesselbach is the painter and curator, trained at RISD and the New York Academy of Art, behind Teleportraiture (2012) and I Hate Art (2011).
Daughters of Mercury intends to depict the diversity of women and expand what society considers a female body. The portraits will range from fantastical nudes to professional realism, including models of color, size, and disability. Daughters of Mercury will celebrate the beauty and personality of ordinary and extraordinary women, whose depictions often stigmatize, degender, or oversexualize them.
The Kickstarter rewards include a wall calendar with all the portraits and accompanying text by the models, high quality prints, and the purchase or commission of an original painting. The project cannot happen without at least $20,000 of funding. Hiring and paying the models is critical, and additional funds go toward travel expenses, and the artist’s materials and time.
A push goal of $30K more will fund an exhibition, to which all backers will receive invitations. Offers for spaces are welcome, especially in New York. Reaching double the goal will allow for two calendars and double the paintings.
Please release to understanding art and/or gender interested audiences.
You may contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org
I dunno I think there is a metaphor in there somewhere. Happyness is liek whale shit, valuable can’t be brought or sold, found in unexpected places and only comes from whales?
Now this is just bullshit, which is much more low value and prevalent. All I need to be happy is $20K this month.
You’re right that it only comes from whales though.
probablyhuman replied to your post “luisperezart replied to your post “I feel like whale shit” Whale shit…”
Even then it’s illegal to sell it.
Depends where you are, I guess. The metaphor is long over at this point.
Ed Emshwiller - No Truce With Terra, 1964.
(regex fractal: “2”, with triangles)
your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”
your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”
your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix
you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous
there is dignity in just being
it is ok to be
you merely have to be
I am not anxious because I don’t know how marketing works. I am anxious because I know exactly how marketing works, and the advice of people who think the former is the LEAST efficient way of marketing.