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Friday, 12 September 2014

Arty Farty: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I have quite a love of digging through oooold photographs.
I found this one in a family album.
This is my great grandma, and she was a pretty special lady.
In this picture she is in her nursing uniform.
I love finding out the stories of these women of the 'olden days',
having to make a path for themselves in a world dominated by men. 
I did a little art series juxtaposing the beautiful oldness of the photographs with typography showing 
my favourite feminism quotes. 
'I Am Woman' is one of my all time favourite songs
and pretty much the feminism anthem. 
It rocks... just like you.

Roar like a lion today. 







Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Style: Oh! Spring how I love you


How much do you love spring!
The sun is out!
The birds are out!
The flowers are out!
The snakes are out (oh)...

Maybe not the snakes. 
Utterly terrified. 

But as you can see I am combating my fear because the fruit is also out, 
and I can make lemonade. 
(there was some dispute as to whether these were in fact oranges or lemons 
(said the bells of St Clements) but we did eventually discern that they were the latter. 



I might even share my lemonade recipe 
(because you're just all so spesh and it's so spring). 

I love that weather where it's still cold enough to wear pants, 
but warm enough to go bare sleeved and sandal clad. 

I also love when an entire outfit is op shopped!
YAY! 

Wishing you safety from slithery bitey things and lovely weather, 
Miranda

Monday, 8 September 2014

Arty Farty: A Decade Of Change

Hey guys, 
I thought you might appreciate a little peek into what my life is revolving around 
right now. 

This is the first piece in a series of ten,
focusing on the 1960's in Australia. 

I've been using pointillism as it's representative of pixels,
like the events would be portrayed on television 
to families at the time. 

I wanted to explore Australian events of major change because 
I feel like significant events happened here too,
that are relatively unknown to the rest of the world.

This picture is of Frank McFarlane, 
known as the father of immunology 
for his work in the bodies immune response, 
specifically around clonal expansion and deletion. 

Because science. Anyway, he was 
awarded the Nobel Prize. 

(interesting side note: Alfred Nobel
decided to invent the Nobel prize to deflect attention 
from the fact that he also invented dynamite...
there were a lot of people not too pleased with him at the time!) 

So, 
this is my first image in the works :) 


(Please excuse my just-showered hair, I told my dad not to take it with flash haha) 

Hope you like it! 

I'll post the finished product soon...

once I finish it ;) 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

!!!!!!EXCITEMENT!!!!!!


OH MY GIDDY AUNT 
MAC is releasing a Rocky Horror make up collection!
I am excited beyond belief and had to share the news with someone. 

Now I can be Magenta erryday. 
(I really can't pull off 'erryday' in real life but here I can sound cool with no judgement or sad looks)
;)

seriously, 
I can't even. 

Arty Farty: This is possibly the best thing I've ever seen


 Art History + High Street fashion trends = a totally new hybridisation of brilliance.

How darling are these appropriations?!? 
The Frida Kahlo one is currently my lock screen because I love it so...
it even replaced my previous Rocky Horror one!
(shock, I know... something earthly can actually compete with Tim Curry) 

Enjoy.
x











Friday, 5 September 2014

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

For Studio Arts this year I've been researching feminism. 
I knew a fair bit about the first and second waves, but I didn't actually know much about the 'third wave' and now the feminism backlash that is so controversial. 

After our ancestors fought for us to have it as good as we do today (though there is still a fair way to go until equality) I was shocked and frankly rather disgusted at the latest 'I don't need feminism' craze. 

(Check out this link where Kitty Flanagan addresses the issue: both hilarious and brilliant! http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-5/kitty-flanagan-on-feminism). 

But it got me thinking: why is this happening? 
I decided to investigate. 
What do people actually think feminism is? 
Do they understand?
Do they feel equal?
Do they feel stereotyped?
Do we still need feminism?
What does feminism mean to them? 

I made a survey and handed it out to women I know.
Teachers, fellow students, sisters, friends.

Here are the results. 





I think these results are very enlightening and interesting. 

Thoughts? 

What does feminism mean to you?