Friday, June 23, 2017

Beautiful Freaks... welcome here.

OK, YES IT'S BEEN A WHILE... and YES I forgot (sorta kinda) how to post, and as I cough & splutter over my computer screen (I would have been cursing too but I've lost my voice) I realise there are some events that just need celebrating... ok & truth be told haven't shaved my legs, but their not quite sideshow alley length... yet... BUT THAT IS HOW SERIOUS I AM ABOUT TAKING PART in the...
BEAUTIFUL FREAKS FEST! Oh YES... ROLL UP, ROLL UP, 2 of my favourite Beautiful Freaks are having a blogfest, the WICKED & SHARP FANGED Magaly who has been released from her cage is hosting with the SUPREMELY DELICIOUSLY SPOOKY & VERY GOTH Emma
Love me

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As promised I have added onto this post (see below) with 2 more sweet freaks & want to remind all, there are many like us out there, recognising & sharing the unique beauty we find captures our imagination & often our hearts... not judging by the superficial as seems is a modern day pandemic & I wish all of you a magical blogfest and may the townsfolk never chase you with pitchforks & burning torches (yes... it is they that are the true, and often ugly freaks) xox
Portrait of Emma's Beautiful Freak... Drusilla

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Emma's Drusilla has claimed her position in my 'Beautiful Freaks' post & her exploits with other creatures of gothic beauty can be absorbed in Miss Wicked's (Magaly's) tales of the 'Camp Cute, Creepy and (quite conveniently) Remote' kind... start anywhere... read them all, because there is always room for a new hero to muse over ;)

 
I pull on my long striped socks & feel beautiful

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Whether a mole, hairy legs, missing limbs, or excess ones... all of us are 1 comment, 1 arseholes comment away from of taking on the 'freak mantle' like it is bad, because sometimes those full of bland & bile can feel better by instilling a sense of 'not good enough (insert words here) pretty/smart/fast/strong/thin/talented enough, in those they need to destroy to feel better... We are all freaks, it is called being human, not perfect, not produced by a machine, and I find that... beautiful

Thanks for dropping by, promise I'll be by to to see, read, absorb you real soon xox freak ;)

Monday, April 24, 2017

ORANGE ALERT!!! Hide your pussys...

Joining again Ms Wicked's Protest & Outrage and reading the posts which I am enlightened by... to fellow posters, or should I say 'protesters'... loving it & pleased I could join in as I am not poeticising in words... BUT I am in pictures… :)
OK...
Sexism is so ingrained in society, I'm outraged a tiny fingered foul excuse for a unenlightened human can give advice on how to treat women “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” and still become leader of the USA… WTF, forget about what political persuasion you are, a supporter of Republican, Democrat, Green, or the Shooter, Fisher & Farmers Party, THAT is FOUL, FRICKIN DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!  

I am not American, I sit over here in Oz & see angry elitist homophobic, racist, sexist, climate change deniers, the extreme right, the most capitalist of white old men, the last of the dinosaurs, drag their knuckles around Parliament House and break out in a blood pressure induced sweat if someone mentions funding social welfare, public education, public healthcare, housing affordability or the worst... maybe a small cut to their inflated travel allowances & retirement perks.

So yes, there are shit-heads everywhere in positions of power, but this dude, this pussy grabbing dude... 

I am a female, with sisters, daughters, mother and friends, and if I heard ANY of them say "Just grab a guy by the dick. You can do anything"... well, I would think they were not fit to work in any position in society led alone lead a country, & if a man thinks boasting about pussy grabbing is 'normal' bloke talk he's delusional or just has no respect, for women, his mother, his daughters, fellow workers... and amazed any male witness to this didn't have a quiet word with him... or if more physical, it may have resulted in a SMACKDOWN, or a bodyslam, Westlemania style... (remember Trump being much more convincing when he went up against Vince McMahon in Battle of the Billionaires) sorry I digress.

Guess this is my protest for today, certainly every male & female I know was outraged but you know what tickled me (yes pink)... a movement of people demanding respect, in their hundreds, thousands then countless... women, men, children, supporters on all sides of the political spectrum, & it was watched by the world... Respect looked strong, respect looked awesome, and almost everyone looked Pretty in Pink... 

Does my bum ego look BIG in this?


Read ya soon & Thanks for dropping by to my protest & artrage ;)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"If I had a gun I'd shoot them"... RIP Grandma Mac... who (thankfully) never carried a gun.

I barely uttered a word in my childhood, content to absorb & scribble, now... now I have a sackful of words (most I can't spell and often have trouble pronouncing, and rhyming(?) well shit a brick, no hope)... any-who Ms Wicked's Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2017 has given us all a platform over the next few days to share what makes us... 'mad as a cut snake'... 

As a child things are like a picnic for a while, right(?)... before cracks open and 'danger danger Will Robinson' sweeps in & things don't make sense anymore, the world shifts... As a child, a boy that smiled when delivering fruit & cans of soup in brown paper bags to our home each week, played ball in the family's front yard, one week returned back to work to murder old Mrs Green, his employer at the corner grocery store, life... life rips innocence away, innocence is an illusion, arseholes are all around, seeping into a haven formally known as utopia to the uninitiated, and once spotted no child ever sees the world as safe again...  

I am angry that innocence and unbounded trust of youth is replaced by fear each and everyday, and what we are taught to value, goodness, consideration of others, respect, concern, being 'nice' to one another is always trumped by manipulation, deceit, control, corruption, greed... we are damaged by the dark side, if not... seduced.
Protest & Outrage dear ones, because the world has gone to hell in a handbag, and no wall is going to protect anyone, and seems like the good guys aren't the ones with guns, but they do have the words and art to rage on.


 Thanks for visiting... I'll post ya soon, working on my solution to make the world a better place ;)



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 7 & 8

Had some fun with cardboard glue, assorted ripped papers, charcoal, metallic pencil & acrylic paint... results below, & now under the tireless host Martha29 Faces continues...

Day 8 - "Taking the Plunge"

Detail...


Day 7 "...and then my ice-block melted"
 Detail...
Thanks for dropping by & if feeling inspired it's not too late sign up, catch ya next time and have sunshiny day ;)

Monday, February 6, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 5 & 6

So...  I will change direction tomoz methinks... but have loved these textures, colours, miss-matched decades/ideals I have slapped on canvas boards (feeling like a poorman's time lord, without Tardis but with scissors & glue) adding hopefully faces (no time for hair etc) that can bring it into perspective, showing not everything old is great or enlightened, but we can tramp-oline into a better world bouncing (let's leave Trump out of it) into awesomeness if we can accept rather than judge our differences... (maybe I should not have had that glass of wine before posting ;) )
Day 6
"I wanna be a cowboy"



Day 5
"Should I wear white?"

So that's it, thanks for dropping by & will be checking out ALL the 29 Faces blogs I promise, creeping around & stalking ;) Probs post every coupla days but hoping to 'art' every day to be part of the awesome '29 Faces' in Feb experience... run by the super energised & sweet Martha at Ayala Art (not too late to join) and anyway my sweet babe Memphis has challenged me... and so up for it... at the moment anyway... ;)
Catch ya soon x

Sunday, February 5, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 4
"Shock of the Old"... Looking through old 60's Princess Christmas Annuals... Mind blowing in so many ways... what females could be in the future...

Close up...

 29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 4
"Is that all there Is?" loved the pretty origami papers & tissues, took me back to scissors & glue, visions of past...

 Close up...


Thursday, February 2, 2017

29 Faces Feb 2017 - Day 2

Day 2... "Through her eyes everything was golden"
Acrylic on vintage joss paper adhered to canvas...
Close up... Day 2... Golden Eyes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Day 1 - 29 Faces

Thank you Martha for holding this Challenge,  I needed a kick start to get back to my paints & create... so many other things in my headspace so I guess this is 'SunshineShelles' form of yoga (without lycra, or whatever... well maybe with a vino)...  I am so happy my daughter 'MangaMem' said she would join me in this, so we are excited & ready to go... anyone else that would like to join in... a face a day, over the month, please do it, believe me, it is fun & no one worries if you huff & puff or don't even make it to the finish line (sad but true... closest I came was 2 short)  ;) Rules & linky are HERE and Face Feb 1 below...

Face 1 Feb 1... Past Vision

Friday, October 21, 2016

We're gonna need a Bigger bandaid!

It is that magical time of the year when the terribly WICKED Magaly Guerrero hosts 'Witches in Fiction' A Blog Celebration with no dress code, no height restrictions, everyone is welcome, just leave your prejudices at the door and join the think tank for... 'Spelling Healing into a Rotting World'

This theme had me stumped, for many reasons... The world is & continuing to be F-ed over, corruption sees our poorest go hungry and food trashed to keep it's value, greed sees the sickest go without medicine, profit margins bloat the wealthiest, funnelling millions into offshore accounts, while merely living has others in debt above their heads, education is doled out to those with means who can pay regardless of talent or intelligence, corporations destroying the future, the environment, climate, soil, food, air for our children... this rotting world is in need of healing, BIG TIME.

I believe the solutions are still within our reach.

After much thought on this mega frustrating puzzle, I think the answers are there but interpretation, like some exotic language, not quite grasped, implementation of the solution is still being s l o w l y interpreted,

 I know 1 thing... WE CAN CHANGE THINGS, we can heal this rotting world, 1 good deed (maybe 2), 1 good word (maybe 3), 1 smile (4), 1 simple statement (nah, more), 1 protest against lies in the government whose politicians wages we pay (F no, shout out against that crap), holding the media to account for journalism being no more than paid infomercials, having the strength to say, no more, this is shit, we can be better than this... let's start a 'healing' epidemic, get your First Aid Kit, and plaster over the weeping sores that are festering in society and say the change is here, because each small action multiplied by many, is powerful, and is a great start to heal this rotting world.

My babe Memphis did not blog but wanted to join in & wrote/illustrated her response to Magaly's call, I love the response...



















So I am off to bed and will come see you all over the weekend, remember a kind word, a hug, to just give a shit about each other and the future of our planet is a great place to start, give of yourself, costs nothing, is priceless and may just make the world a better place ;)

Uggh I almost forgot to say, go enter (please please) for a chance to win some totally desirable creations (including the painting ''Healing", Moleskin noteboook & pocket brush pen from me), and other delights from the beautiful healing warriors who have sponsored this WIF 2016 blog celebration... that's all, avagoodone & hugs to all from Oz xox

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Burton Blog Bash... just because I want to :)

OK, yes it's been a while, and YES I HAVE MISSED YOU... hehe

So I'm Back, From Outer Space (Oh crappola has anyone else now got Gloria Gaynor appearing in their mental feedback?) Just kidding... virtual space, really just hibernating as I tend to do, us cave dwellers need some treats left out to entice us back into blog land, and nothing could be sweeter or more delicious than the devilish dynamic duo of Emma (Little Gothic Horrors) and Holly (Holly's Horrorland) who are celebrating (get your homemade foil alien & alliteration protection hats on)... the Burton Blog Bash!

Sooooo... I was thinking about Timmy's latest movie (well I fell in love with Mr Burton so long ago I feel I can call that creative darling something a little more intimate) his movie (by the way I hope to see on the weekend)... 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'. When out of the blue it struck me... perhaps because I was stalking Emma's blog (don't tell her), I thought... what about the 'original' peculiar children, Wednesday & her sibling Pugsley birthed into the world by Charles Addams???

Then serendipity thrushed (is that a word or a venereal disease?) anyway exposed let's say, on my facebook feed, a post of a new 'Burton Bar' in New York while I was procrastinating in creative contemplation... and I thought, YES... This is where grown up Pugsley could now find a job, and sweet Wednesday could sip her chosen poison and insult other patrons until she slid so low on her bar stool only the ends of her plaits would remain in sight...

I loved those 2... and they so SHOULD have been in a Burton film... but now... the peculiar adults, have a sanctuary in New York.


Truthfully I have NO idea how a toilet roll seems to appear in most my photos... soz, just realised :/


So yes, so happy to have been invited... now off to check other 'Bash' participants, and, well maybe pour a glass of something red ;) Have a peculiar weekend my loves x

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Use your Big words if possible...

I often have a problem with 'words' not only am I extremely 'spelling' challenged, my pronounciation (frag I spelt that wrong) often sees me using small words (like you guessed it... those of the 4 letter variety)... anyway... I have been language deserted of late, and it has kept me from partaking to the max in my Wicked darlin' Magaly's Dark Poetry extravaganza... then I remembered something, a 'loophole' if you like... Ms Wicked stated us verbally inadequate (& Chihuahua tamers) could "create art based on the prompts, just add a bit of poetry to it"... sooooo, I am just going to 'wing it' and throw in some prompt related art... and think of a poetic word or two on the fly... soz in advance, but in catchup mode...

Idiots Herding the Blind...


















Blind fools that seek knowledge what lipliner a Kardasian wears yet no interest in politics, seduced & gullible, empty headed they hand their children and earth as fodder to the elite to use in wealth creation for those born for greater things... all the while watching reality TV pumped out by media barons, with delusions that they to can have it all, the good life, equality, if only, if only they get that lipliner. 
Stupid majority emptiness fed
While overseers bleed them... dead.

The Poesy of Side Effects
















Swallow it, you can sleep, smile, fly
Swallow it, you can change, or die.

Let's Haibun her a tale
Well a poetic image response to a visual prompt...
Eyes half closed, memories of past and vision of now, madonna's fleshy cage, protector of bouquets releases her seeds.

Of Peculiar Fun & Me.  
I entertain myself, inside my head, 
I visit the night creatures, sometimes with dread
Nothing's impossible, it's peculiar fun
and keeps me indoors out of the sun.

Legendary Beings in Love
Fell in love, my beautiful Kong
your lover left you, without a so long.

On her Day Gaia Wails
Well, this artwork I did a few years ago... I called it "Who will sing for the Children" & I would like to share it for Day 10 with a few words from the point of view from Gaia... 
 

I gave you paradise & you fu@ked it all.

Guess Gaia resorts to small words too ;)
OK...
Thanks for visiting dudes and please check out the inspired posts of the talented participants taking part in the 'Dark Poetry' extravaganza  ;)