Boom Festival 2018 was absolutely beautiful. It took place back in the summer, and I have been wanting to share one glorious thing. You’re already seeing her: this gigantic and beautiful artwork of the Goddess. She was situated right next to the main stage. She’s made out of wood, and her heart is filled with nature. And how impressive she already looks like this; in she evening she would transform to an even more magnificent work of art through exquisite light projections, highlighting all different details of her, and changing rapidly so to form this living breathtaking presence. I am gigantically impressed by Boom Festival, by the beautiful location which is prepared with so much care, with artworks situated basically everywhere. The transformation between day and night was very impressive too. I really hope to go back there again, potentially in the summer of 2020. The picture is taken from the official Boom Festival 2018 art gallery, and specifically from the work of esWEB. You can check out the gallery to see more of Boom …
Evolution! From this edition onward this rubric is about female power instead of female empowerment. The word ’empowerment’ implies that the person ‘to be empowered’ does not already have power (of their own). I personally do think female power sounds more powerful than its predecessor, so there: a change in name.
Read this post to read about a celebrity who stopped wearing make up two years ago, to discover an amazing visionary artist and to check out my newest body-positive textile items! Plus an amazing one I spotted on the go.
The yoni is everywhere! This image is a picture of a tree, a wooden door. I totally love it. I see that it resembles female sexuality and spirituality beautifully.
Artist Sophia Wallace aims to improve the role female pleasure organs have in our cultures and our bedrooms. She does this through her ongoing art project called Clitoracy. Do check out her website, texts and artworks including the first – and beautiful – anatomically correct sculpture of the clitoris and TEDx Talk! They’re amazing and needed. Artwork in the image from street art page. I think it’s absolutely stunning. I wish I had something like that. Oh yes, I do!
“He knows not where he’s going For the ocean will decide – It’s not the DESTINATION… … It’s the glory of THE RIDE” For everyone who doesn’t know where they are going: be more like zen dog. Having a goal can surely help you, but most important is being happy in this very moment. This moment is all there will ever be. So let us enjoy the ride while it lasts, instead of focussing only on future destinations. I like zen dog as an example. Happily floating in his little boat… We people make everything so difficult. Let’s take it easy. 🙂 Zen dog post card via Really Good, I miss you post card via Flying Tiger See also: Why your life is not a journey (~ Alan Watts and David Lindberg)
‘If you’ve ever been sad, then you’re already a member. The Sad Ghost Club is a club for anyone who’s ever felt sad or lost. It’s the club for those who don’t feel like they’re part of any other club.’ Founders Laura and Lize started their small creative project of making comic books, zines, apparel and merchandise to spread awareness of mental health. They also work together with mental health charities and they organise workshops and talks which help young people to understand and learn about their mental health. Some years ago I noticed The Sad Ghost Club on Tumblr, where their comics get reposted all the time for their cuteness, accuracy and empathy. Most of us feel sad in their lives every now and then. It helps to feel understood and supported. – Click for larger and more readable image.* – There are comics about feelings, situation and ideas people or ghosts go through, but there are also more positive, happy images, and special comic pages offering good advice for who is feeling sad. …
This is a drawing created by the artist Chiara Bautista. I love her art so much. She has a lot of images featuring these two figures, but there’s also others. I especially love this one, because when I found it, it felt so true. Sometimes when I’m really living in the now, I feel so much love. I have asked myself: So what do I do now? Where to go with all this love? Which is pretty awesome. Check out Chiara’s Facebook page for more of her work.
This post is about a really cool community art project: Post Secret, for which people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
This results in enormously impressive honesty on insecurities and vulnerability. It gives insight in so many different forms of conflict and trouble in human nature, in relationships, in society, etc. I find it really interesting to get to read the secrets different people harbour. It is so real, so recognizable. We all have secrets, be it small or bigger ones. We have troubles coping with our feelings. We are so similar.
And as a bonus for the upcoming days: Merry Christmas! 🙂 Young Peary caribou, based on a picture of Jim Brandenburg which appeared in the National Geographic 100 best wildlife pictures edition of January 13, 2003. The background is snow, as you can see.
Thinking of resolutions and new beginnings, reminded me of this poster. There’s so much truth in there and it’s so soothing to read those words. I would love to see it hanging in my room, but I don’t fully see where it would fit. I need more surfaces in my life. You can order the poster here on Holstee.com. The print also comes as postcards – those would make awesome presents! But don’t forget to keep one yourself.