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How Does My Humanity Touch Your Humanity #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #repost @diogorodrigues with ๐Ÿ’@fatblackcatspaw for "๐Ÿ‘ing" the FBS #slaps #slapstickers #truestory I keep thinking "Post Kanye In The White House" moment, asking myself are all my long rants as "Food" pulling a Kanye" on you... yes and no and #sorrynotsorry too. The more I keep my ear to the ground the more I understand why the #FOMO exists and the longer you are off the #socialmedia rollercoaster the more #JOMO you feel. See @fluxtrends for the latter definition. A "frosh" and shiny new Republican Senator wrote a book called #them He states quite a few stats and ideas circling around loneliness and something I am professional at with moving around my entire life. "We hate each other because" of the collapse of community, friendships, and rootedness which has caused us to go from having 3.2 close and trustworthy friends in person to 1.8. I have more than 3.2 friends in my real life, maybe not in New York, but I was very relieved I could count humans past 3. Everything that #BenSasse said about #socialmedia in light of the current interviews about personalities in the present ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ administration including recent tweets had me downloading it quick in my edible audibles. A 13 year old on a subway said "I have no future" I went a little ballistic on her knowing I was tired of blanket statements. I encouraged her to compare 1942 to 2018 day by day and "If you do, let me know if you live remotely like any one of those people. One of my BFF was born that very year" My husband is trying to teach my daughter to regard facts as the foundation of a good debate. I'm trying to teach her that Princess Diana spoke to the world when she shook the hands of a person with AIDS. She shook his hand in the day people thought you could get everything from the toilet seat. She touched our Humanity proving a handshake or a hug in person would not contract AIDS. That's a fact. #domesticgraffitiartist #redandwhite #like #comment #tag Pure Chance
Even As Far As Alaska....It's Hard To Let Go When New York Is Calling.... #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #repost ๐Ÿ™ @livapuce #domesticgraffitiartist #texttilegraffiti ใƒปใƒปใƒป A glimpse of New York. Street art by @foodbabysoul @thebushwickcollective Moving image history at Museum of Moving Image โ€ข โ€ข #newyork #streetart #stopmotion #bushwick #museumofmovingimage #brooklyn #queens #movingimage #history #bushwickcollective #art #subway
Street Life Art Life Fake Life Real #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ @bkstreetart and ๐Ÿ˜˜ @mrtolltroll for the heads up ๐Ÿ‘ #domesticgraffitiartist #textilegraffiti ใƒปใƒปใƒป BSA Images Of The Week: 10.07.18 โ€œThis week Banksy shredded his piece at Sothebyโ€™s and Kavanaugh was approved to shred your future. Dang, a lot of people got seriously punked bro. Other than that we have to say to New York, we love you because of your fabulous diversity โ€“ and the fact that you prove every day that we can all get along really well even though we are all kinds of cultures and languages and backgrounds.โ€ This Sundayโ€™s collection includes: Cash4, City Kitty, d.w. krsna, Dede, Kobra, Mark DiSuvero, Mer, Mr. Toll Troll, Mr. Tongue, Izzrad, Nitzan Mintz, Nobs, Onis, Pleks, Pork, Sickid, Stray Ones, and Subway Doodle. @pleksbastard @mrtolltroll @strayones @subwaydoodle @sickid1 @porknewyork @cash4smells @dedebandaid @nitzanmintz @mysturtongue @citykittystreet @becooldonttrip @kobrastreetart @dwkrsna #markdisuvero @izzrad #nobs #onis #mer #bsaimagesoftheweek #jaimerojo
A great addition to our pavement book-box #FoodBabySoul comes to #CraighallPark . Who or what is @foodbabysoul See www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/welcome-to-suburbia-foodbabysoul-we-love-your-work. Thanks @CountFrodo for getting this fabulous fabric bombing for us. We love it.
"You Don't Ever Have To Do Anything Sensational For People To Love You" #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #truestory Rented movies on my flight to Alaska. On my way to celebrate 90 years of Granny Jane. She is a mother to me. The person I thought of when asked by #MisterRogers "Take one minute to think about those who have helped you become who you are today" Holding back tears sandwiched in the middle for hours, I took this video with the #wip I brought from SA using bracelets I bought from a Jewish private school to talk about bullying at poor school. This FBS is too late for the Oct #notobullying hats but #neverthelessshepersisted I didn't realize you cannot hear his words. Fred Roger was about silence as much as words. As FBS ๐Ÿ’Œ love letters to my daughter...this #documentary made sense. Reading his 2002 commencement speech @dartmouthcollege is like watching the film minus all the heat he took doused with frustrations he had in his time as a tv personality. He was brought out of retirement to help children cope with 911. In an upcoming film, Tom Hanks will star. Meanwhile, back in Washington DC the senator of Alaska @senlisamurkowski made a "lone" choice "against the grain" of her party. A friend used to say to me in SA "No good deed goes unpunished" My plane was full of junior high kids and one boy wore a MAGA hat. I stood at the dreaded toilet waiting my turn, looking at him reminding myself that even though I would not choose to wear it, he is still a good kid with his values with a whole life of choices ahead of him. If I had to, I would take a bullet for him to give him a chance at life regardless of what he wears, because I feel "he's my neighbor" I will stand up for his future as best I can because it would be the best of me that I could offer in the moment. He is not my child but he is a child who might meet my child on a plane or on #socialmedia as adults one day. #youneverknow I can't stay so silent #sorrynotsorry I recognized watching that I mean #goodenough for your children as I do my one and only. And yes, I will pay my taxes and #vote before I return to NYC. Please vote for your choices. #domesticgraffitiartist It's OK To Be A WIP
Anak2 ibu tak nak makan?? Makanan tak ada rasa? Pening pikir anak tak mau makan? Pening kan jadi ibu?macam2 yang nak dipikir. Ibu2 WAJIB cuba seasoning #ElamiaHomemadeBabyFood ni. Hanya tabur2 saje. Tak payah pening2 dah๐Ÿ˜Š Baby ECZEMA pun bole cuba gunakan.Insyaallah #ElamiaHomemadeBabyFood #babyfood #foodbabynymusttry #foodbabysoul #babylove #babymama #foodstyling #foodblogger
Has It Been A Week Yet? #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #digitaladdiction #truestory I cheated. Yesterday. My driver wanted to follow me. He handed me his phone. "Show me" so I did. I felt like a dealer. I felt a sense of failure. Must forgive. Try and try again. A friend sent me a newsletter from @fluxtrends by @dionchang of which features an article about #microrewards and #feedback #addiction that we all dig into cutting the cyber "roast beast". It's worth your search. My FBS says so because this post will make me high on a natural opioid. So please don't #like it. No alcoholic beverages after an AA meeting please. I replace IG with "easy reading" by devouring all the "audibles" like hors d'ouvres that come in byte size podcasts, books and essays which has me thinking that #listening is the new #storytelling because I don't know which is faster "In one ear ๐Ÿ‘‚and out the other๐Ÿ‘‚" or "flipping visually๐Ÿ‘€" Very quickly I realize that I have "information bulimia" making that thing for repetition more about becoming a Grinch's state of being as he complained of the Who's down in Whoville (In #socialmedia it's #nownow Who's Who In Whoville Following Who) by exclaiming "and then! Oh the noise! Oh the noise!" Ending in his ๐Ÿ’” #fomo being โค๏ธby joining in. How long the euphoria lasted past Christmas after you got everything you ever wanted? Dr Seuss didn't tell us. Read the @fluxtrends newsletter if you took the time to read this. Tap on reference articles if you do not understand the difference between feedback occasionally from peers vs instantaneously. This isn't as harmless or "just for work" as one might think. My FBS didn't flick to see your photos, (top photo tho was my friend's cat beauty, I so want to steal ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฑ) Didn't go to my home page to gauge my artistic #socialanxiety at all. I did a search, found reposts, and quit after #threesacharm Missing the "blurbage" like baggage most because those connections are for my #selfie about #myselfie because one can't force those connections for others. Always personal work. To live it, to connect to it, to let it go, finally to get it. #domesticgraffitiartist #textilegraffiti #scrapimpact #sleeve @five8ths Resilient โค๏ธ&โœŒ๏ธ
Darn! #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #darn #mend #stitching #socks @fab_scrap #truestory Just one more post is like saying, "A little sip, just one taste, a final byte .." #digitaladdiction My daughter said as I announced my idea to quit IG till I pass through the withdrawals "You won't last that long" She knows me well and it says so much right? This is a hard #habit to break and #believeme nobody will think this is credible #nownow Today #volunteering at #fabscrap I met a millennial who asked me if I thought IG was a good "thing" which opened the floodgates to an ocean so I parted that cyberspace like a white haired Moses. Meeting @devonraejones in person and not online means we could b&c (be&see) each other alive, certain we are not ๐Ÿค–s. As the only 2 volunteers, we spoke about everything including that mountain of fabric trash behind us. She is #nownow following me backwards because my forwards is clearing not just that clutter of the world clamoring/glamouring for attention/power , but to stop calculating my #selfienonselfie social/arts/crafts currency included. It's hard to stay away because "content" comes towards my FBS like this bunch of #fastfashion socks fake destroyed. I just "fixed" them and #myselfie simultaneously if you know what I mean #samesame #sameonlydifferent ๐Ÿ™ for all the ๐Ÿ‘‹ and I feel like a #liarliarpantsonfire feeling the #shame of my lack of credibility...but yesterday's #senatejudiciarycommittee hearing changed the world for survivors of sexual abuse and for the plight of people put in jail wrongly accused of sexual assault charges. My FBS asked, "If the wealthy educated majority treat themselves like this then what are the "hearings" like for the poor minorities?" This is why #ruptureandrepair is deeply important to understanding why contrast of good/evil truth/lie left/right all want to be heard, believed, as an individual story packaged the way they tell it. Wether you believe anyone is a subjective choice. Only you can deal with those consequences. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" but if it is busted...I hope it knocks your socks off into taking action. #domesticgraffitiartist #vote FBS On The Mend
I Lied #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #Ibelievedhewasgoingtorapeme #ididnotsexuallyassaultanyone #senatejudiciarycommittee #truestory This rehab is like a diet. I will start by noon. This historic hearing is #nownow The opening statements are worth your time. Wether you believe or think it's a #lie it is your #choice I can promise you that all the problems in our world is about a #hearing being heard and having the chance to be believed. Story telling is a huge buzzword but stories can be tales, jokes, marketing, propaganda, fiction or non fiction biography or auto biography. Even good ole gossip. You choose. Most people/minorities, especially those abused bullied and oppressed want a fair hearing and want a chance to be #believed and feel validated by speaking their truth. Truth is historic. Truth sets you free. Truth can be innocence until proven guilty. Your truth is often very subjective. But #believeme #truth is better than lies. Feels better too. Please #vote in November so that the people who represent you speak your truth if you trust democracy in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ government. #domesticgraffitiartist #scrapimpact #ransomlettering The Truth Is "I before E except after C/See"
The Internet Troll On A Pole #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #streetphotography @livapuce #truestory I am going to join "Selener" and do a rehab off IG long before somebody tries to make me like Amy and I say "no no no". Does not mean I am leaving FBS for good but for #nownow because I think I have maxed out this chapter of the body of work. However long it takes to get the shakes and the sweats and talk about it with folks who keep me sane, I am going to listen to my gut feeling I call my Foodbabysoul and reboot for the next creative chapter. I will still be placing artwork on the streets of NYC Paris JHB Germany Finland AK because those are my homes and I am a professional art maker. I just won't be posting instantly so that I can fully go through the physical consequences of the digital addiction that I think is real and playing out in lives online . I don't think these would be authentic ๐Ÿ’Œ letters if I don't share with my daughter the withdrawals and repercussions that this last few years means. To help or prevent a social media junkie you have to stop being one. I will be back when I think I am close to that virtual virgin state I was in before FBS but we all know that one can never truly be a virgin twice. My kid got a phone moving to New York. She is still a social media virgin. Game changers live by example. Also delete my news app. I will be watching the hearing tomorrow on TV to gawk at the display the world will see by how ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ treats people in this digital age by the "highest court of the land" encore. It's zeitgeist after zeitgeist and I want to pay attention in a different way than from this phone screen "fablet". I will check this post in the morning and hand over this phone to my husband to put in his desk at work. The email part needs fixing anyway. All these photos need to be put somewhere before I lose them all again. Why #nownow ? The @oprahmagazine wishing Selena "well on her way" in my discovery page was the #threesacharm tipping point for my FBS. The art of survival is having good instincts. That might mean #quitwhileyourahead but #nevergiveup #domesticgraffitiartist #selfienonselfie textilegraffiti #parispoleglobe Trolling Fiber Arts
Why Three's A Charm #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #lucky3 #threesacharm #truestory A 2 tree job. "These don't fit nicely" ...I said "I will make a 3rd! " and the best one with the โ™ป๏ธ #scrapimpact ๐Ÿ“š for @brixtonbeautiful #support @read_educational_trust How? @countfrodo Always using info coming in 3's as a sign or a megaphone voice within that says "listen" It is my #gutfeeling label Foodbabysoul health wealth regime. In ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, every few minutes a person, often a woman, is being abused sexually. #nownow there must be lawyers/politicans in their offices pounding water bottles against walls and desks as a 3rd accusation against the Supreme Court nominee who "under oath" said "I never ever..." Here is my answer why 3 is charming ...because we all know that there will be a 4th, 5th, 6th... Often, I don't wait until 3, you just know "get the fuck outta here" to quote @trevornoah right at the get go but in the Supreme Court case in ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ One is innocent until proven guilty right. How this plays out will send a huge message to girls PERIOD. I want to interpret the outcome of what used to take place in your living room on tv but is in the palm of many children's hands. A very good time to choose to talk to tweenagers about revenge porn and screen shots because they are not going to tell you they are doing it. If you don't, the www will. This kind of ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ politicking started with the "Blue Dress" era and it's a weapon of choice. It destroys people on your right and on your left as you walk down the street. Perhaps.. nobody reads these long connections about connectivity for my kid, but like that "stain of shame" this will be within earshot of my daughter. I want her to know some truths about sex. Protecting yourself is not just about a condom anymore. Major STD reality in my book but it is about educating people on their digital foot prints ๐Ÿ‘ฃ. If they can dig in your past when you played vinyl , as the saying goes they don't have to dig far too know what your kid ate for breakfast, or to put you in a "special place in hell" from church to the gymnastics. I call myself #domesticgraffitiartist because I tag my home. #textilegraffiti Sharing Information Is The Answer
What's The Problem #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #repost @vivi.blanco10 #99problems #truestory Once you hand a kid a smart phone, wether you like it or not, they are turned on. So to round out the numbers here on my current thoughts about keeping social media at bay, if you don't have haters like @selenagomez the most followed person on Instagram who announced she is taking a social media break on her page because @oprahmagazine as well felt it important to post that news being the "She" the real Queen of wellness empires and all things woke and not broke ...Let's just say, if you don't have haters you are likely not to go very far away and for long inside this everybody's on line anyway age of digital aristocracy and internet surf-dumb/serfdom #samesame @nytimes wrote an article on Gwyneth on how haters "Made" her but @washingtonpost just posted an article about how hater's gossip finished SNL's Chevy Chase. There is such a thing as bad publicity that sticks like gum and dog shit on your shoe. It's a different kind of "kind" #nownow #justdoit @theatlantic ran an article on how puberty wrecks self esteem in girls. "Social Media (the Internet) can multiply social stress ๐Ÿš€....There is no distance anymore only constant instant public condemnation or praise" Think of social media as eating a steady diet of Top Ramen Noodles. So why is my FBS on here? To watch, listen, participate (just IG) while daring to make art in it that illustrates to my daughter why this is happening as it unfolds over time like the shady breeding of one cat's ears. I want to be there for the rescue, to know what it feels like, just in case nobody "likes" her if she ever chooses to fall backwards in this pool like I did. These are ๐Ÿ’Œ letters to my daughter. #domesticgraffitiartist #textilegraffiti #scrapimpact #ransomlettering Start Stitchin Not Bitchin
Ups & Downs of Pussy Kitties #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #collabisfab @kitty_knitter #poppy #coquelicot #parispoleglobe #truestory The #selfienonselfies of non named Fold and Unfold took awhile because they still need space and to get used to the whole house. After plural visits to the vet they were pretty mangy sister cats, and I wondered if they ever felt good. Now 15 weeks old, I hear them night chasing upstairs through the paper thin floors of my studio. Double the trouble at 3.2 lbs and 8 paws running. It's like having babies. Speaking of trouble I watched a documentary called "Swiped, Hooking Up in the Digital Age" Afterwards I watched the current ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธaffairs on several news channels for perspective. One actor heading to prison. He is the first convicted high powered sex offender in the "me too era" accused before the "Black Dress" Golden Globes. Plus one politician #nownow up for a life appointment to the "highest court in the land" unless sexual allegations against him are believed. All sex before the internet. Then the Catholic Church. Yes, I am going to keep talking to my teen about modern day sex and revenge porn. My husband insists on self defense classes. My most remarkable notes from the film are "two-fold". 1: The apps resemble video games. They flash and blip as it matches and rewards for a date, just like I clicker train the kittens. I have never used a laser pointer but I have learned they mess with dogs heads bad. They don't know If screen dating messes with heads yet but, they don't want people to really fall in love because they make more money using info from users as they swipe right. Another idea is that you look for love/sex in an atmosphere of commercial context. Meaning selling your availability in a market environment to hook up by creating publicity for your competitive attractiveness. I am the last person to be judging the modern day app lifestyle, but one thing I do know, the two inventors of this app IG just resigned and walked away with a billion dollars today. #domesticgraffitiartist #yarnbomb #๐Ÿ™ #repost (see tags for ๐Ÿ“ธ credit) Digital Cattery Portrait
Angel Skully ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’€ #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #repost @countfrodo @read_educational_trust #truestory I am working higher than a kite with a mix of adrenaline and โ˜•๏ธ because I am in love with my work, listening to a great book a 70 year old friend mentioned twice and suddenly my phone goes nuts, like it's screaming an alarm I have never heard ๐Ÿ˜ณ. It's the city of NYC announcing flash flooding warnings. That just goes to show if you have a phone they can get to you. I thought of Hawaii instantly after my phone calmed down. So on that note, The Count flooded his book boxes over the weekend with fresh ๐Ÿ“š. Please if you live in SA, throw an old book or two in your "boot" backseat or glove compartment so that when you drive by a ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ library, and you borrow a book put a new one in. A fun drive to box with kids or a jogging book drop. Consider this my ๐Ÿšจto hook you and book you. The collaged skulls ๐Ÿ’€are #sameonlydifferent little bits of #scrapimpact from @klipajeans and they are #selfienonselfies of The Count himself who likes a good Agent/Angel Skully...The Food Group driver installed this and @lizatlancasterguesthouse came out "Excuse me?" And the driver likely sitting on her lawn said "Its this lady in America, she does this for a man we call Count Frodo" What a story! I swear my FBS gets weirder by the post but it's all true. #domesticgraffitiartist #textilegraffiti Heavenly Reading
When People Touch The Work #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #๐Ÿ“ธ @907anne #truestory My FBS has 1000 things to say about how one can touch lives. Can't help but be "soppy" at times and dagger stabbing at others, because for me the middle, is a death sentence. I had DM convo about saying "๐Ÿ™" There are people who choose not say or want a "Thanks" because of expectations. 1: If you expect it and never get one you might feel sad. 2: One gives unconditionally of themselves and doesn't do it for the thanks and praise. "I want my kids not to do it for the money, praise but out of the kindness of the โค๏ธ" My FBS firmly believes in and chooses manners. I believe one says ๐Ÿ™ and states why. In my observation of the social media liking method, as one is being rated and accruing online status, there is this "like" which has many translations. I choose not to let that "like" speak for me or define me especially in saying thank you. One's written behavior online will be calculated into one's transparency as much as one's currency and numbers. I will never be able to thank these women in this photo in person, but I am very grateful in my art heart and soul for them physically taking that time. Our time is so fragmented that this is a ๐ŸŽof moments to me from them. Thank you all so very much for this time you spend like coin looking at or reading my creative FBS endeavors. #domesticgraffitiartist #treewrap #textilegraffiti You Touch A โค๏ธ
Voilร  #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #photographer #producer @livapuce #๐Ÿ™ #๐Ÿ“ธ @mkdickinson89 #truestory ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ this picture because the subject (is a generous example of women supporting women), and that #parispoleglobe is so small. Liva's camera competes for position, lighting, and angle. It's certainly a communication from photographer to model. It's pouring โ˜”๏ธ in Brooklyn today. Yes, meaning guilt free sewing! I was working my new sewing machine up late last night. I love working. I am struggling between working in a great city and looking at my sewing machine foot all day. Also ignoring kittyhood for children grow up so fast. Left the Whale belly tho and joined the YMCA. I overheard big discussions over the trans woman in the locker room issue. One guy said "Look, I spent 14 years in jail already and I promised my mama I would never go back" What has that got to do with this picture? Absolutely nothing and everything because the world outside isn't fake. I recognize photo editing as not unlike making a drawing. One has a raw image and through the editing process one creates an original. That includes the placement within the viewfinder to the click then then then. Because IG is my subject, I cull from it modes of operation and representation that reels people in. IG is like overhearing a conversation, judging the content, without saying a word with your eyes. Documentation is everything and incredibly valuable. #domesticgraffitiartist #textilegraffiti Behind The Scenes
"Grime And Glory" #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ @sundaytimesfashion #lifestyle #๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธJozi #truestory This article came to me via a wake up SMS ping from a friend in JHB. An unlikely suspect meaning the last person on Earth kind of feeling but the very best voice you would want to hear from out of the Blue Planet. It's a magical feeling that someone who may have never ever seen your work knows it's you because they still read the papers old school style. My husband said to me last week "If one read the New York Times everyday, a person would become very smart" It's because writers take 26 letters with some punctuation and change your life path with words arranged in heartfelt meaning. "read read and read some more" I pinched the screen and found the writer @ufriedaho who is very generous to her town. At this instant gifting me because she reconnected me to a friend across the ocean and a whole city celebrating their heritage for the moment. My FBS is very sentimental. I live imbued by memories. Currently I have been slow dancing with the devil of fear in my own country and of this new city. My apartment is the whale that swallowed me. I have been in this belly for 3 weeks. I am supposed to be in one city and I promised myself as my own God I would leave the last one and renew...Start everything on a Monday is my mantra....I feel the whale heaving...and I am rolling off the tip of her tongue clicks.... #channeling #macygray #dosomething #songoftheday #getup #domesticgraffitiartist #scrapimpact #textilegraffiti The Great Escape
Sluggish Political Improvements Does Not Out Weigh The Pressure Of Politics On Our Shoulders #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #pressure #politics #truestory With more women in the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Senate making history than ever before, they face more partisanship that is reinforced and shaped by automated workings of technology feeding each of us one sided messages than ever before too. The founding fathers of democracy didn't have Twitter accounts nor did they factor them in when building a democracy. We used to influence each other in person. It's one reason why tracking systems on the www plays havoc on politics in the palm of your hand. My husband told me that Hitler made cheap (free-ish) mass produced radios in the 30's so that all households could listen to only certain channels called the Volkssampfanger. His mom told him that at certain times one could catch the @bbcnews between frequencies under your pillow. So while everyone is urging everyone to #vote I want to send good vibes and amazing strength for the women in the Senate esp @senlisamurkowski from my state of Alaska while the world watches the Supreme Court nomination hearings . Every big change is going through a paper shredder and split into several pieces taking so long for action. Big things require sacrifice and in today's "me" culture nobody wants to take it on. Watching a documentary on the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธpresident I said "This is an open book." My husband replied "One never really knows how to act until one is in direct confrontation with it" Of all the countries with democracies I have lived in ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธpours the most private money into politicians with the least amount of voting turn out. Senator Lisa Murkowski won an historic write in campaign which is very inspiring to all young people who think about future public service. People ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒwant to see big politics change something, anything, doesn't matter what side you are on they just want to see and be part of something besides this gridlock of nastiness and lack of deep discourse. If this too shall pass, and go faster than a slug race, please #votevotevote #domesticgraffitiartist #collabisfab #tb #slug @bindingthings Voting Takes The Weight Off A Senator's Shoulders
Gnarly Pretty #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #calouses #๐Ÿ“ธ @livapuce #truestory I went to the pharmacy in SA and said "I think I have warts" The Irish pharmacist who let me do her tree when I was starting out said "Those are callouses my friend, you have ballet feet for hands from all that "cuttin" you do with scissors over the years" Liva took 2 pictures. I chose the calloused picture over the more beautiful hands because the @mariannefasslerofficial shirt is so pretty I want you to see that just as much because you can't help looking around Liva's vision. By the way, that is a large coffee in France...its how they fit all that food on those little tables. Portion control. I am going to switch back this column to my original Insta book about the Paris Pole Globe that I was writing about before the last SA trip. I am thinking about my street art as back drops to our lives using the @cafelaperle location where Liva and @mkdickinson89 joined for caffeine with me talking while working, they talking and meeting for the first time over a "women traveling alone" app website or not sure really but I just know I didn't have it traveling in Europe alone as a young student. There is nothing in life but change and people to meet and fashion that cares about the #handmade #homemade #crafted #details as luxury as @leopardfrock . I am getting all the new fashion ads in my feeds, ๐Ÿ—ฃ to all you laughing at me and my pearls, everyone is wearing them apres moi ๐Ÿ˜‚, plaids anyone, but the best is the punting of the "made by people" aspect. Getting people to be aware of the idea that the work behind the scenes matters as much as the perception before you is part of the choices that change how we use our voices. This is just a picture but everything in it like the bag so never gave back to @907anne means my friend is always with me. #domesticgraffitiartist #selfienonselfie Front And Center
The FBS Food Chain #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #employment #๐Ÿ™ #truestory You all know I pay the Food Group when I am in SA if I have a big job lot. It's always ad hoc. When I met @andrew.lindsay.9421 @spazaart he showed me a print that featured JAG in his lovely line drawings. (Check it out on the gallery page) Through @mariannefasslerofficial I did a job for @friendsofjag and when I saw the print I put 2+2 together. I told the artist, "You might be able to sell this lovely print at JAG. You could hire my printer for quality printing...I will ask a person who can tell me how it works" The rest is history, you can support not only the Johannesburg Art Gallery museum, by visiting regularly, but support locals making an artistic living at their gift shop. It's tiny baby steps but it's steps ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃforward. So when people say "Our goal is to reach or make a difference for one ... person ... one child ... one #fillintheblank " This is it... this is my one person who earned a little more money than the day before in ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. #piecework #inspiration #ifyoudontbelievenoonewill #domesticgraffitiartist #silkscreenprinting #mavieenrose #scrapimpact #fabric #africanwax @blackcoffeeza Art Is Job Creation
Work Everyday #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #๐Ÿ“ธ @livapuce #workworkwork #truestory Been home for 3 weeks, I work everyday but not cranking, just redefining, repositioning, repeating trying to dig deep to get to being what advertisers and media say is truth. A writer once told me "You "need" to be on a different platform", Aren't they all #samesame I got a DM From somebody who said "You make me think ๐Ÿค”" First, no person can make you do anything at your own will, they inspire the actions or feelings one chooses to do or to be. If you fuck up, it informs your next choice. #nofearoffailure It is easy for me to return that compliment because they respond to engagement of conversation and I thrive on artistic exchange. My FBS says, that gut feeling, is that I aspire to activate as many choice action verbs for the betterment of a viewer through my choices and doings over time. I don't "need" anything but what biology dictates for a human to be alive, the rest I define as wanting. I usually don't engage because of who people are but by what they actually do and most of all how they treat people. It can get high tech contemporary...but that is the prehistoric frontal lobe of mine for sure. #domesticgraffitiartist #selfienonselfie Be It Writing Reading Listening โ™ป๏ธ And Throwing Back Work .... Without Reflection You Can't See Yourself
"If At First You Don't Succeed" #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #icarestreetwear #truestory My shirts are the ๐Ÿ’ฃ but they tanked on the day. ๐Ÿ˜ณ A big ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ—ฃ @spazaart for the support and thinking about FBS all the way. Due to unforeseen family events and clearly communication issues of which you as the top of the "Food" pyramid must absorb an ocean away, you "try try again" something else...Plus I saw one of those Cardi B moments when she said "Those bitches are never going to show you that they're failing" let me be the exception to Cardi's rule. The exception is the perception. That is ๐Ÿ—, it is only in what one thinks is a failure. The Food Group are taking these last 36 into their own hands and I am letting them. Delegation and allowing others the chance to do things anew is the way to go. If they sell money profits still goes towards Newtown Heads restoration even if the funds rolling in are endless, then start a savings account for the future repairs. These shirts are a #collabisfab and my gut feeling, my FBS, always about the designer Carlo Gibson @klipajeans is that he is always way before his time. He has a Klipa shirt like this with a giant king protea on it that is so beautiful...no jokes. I think you can get it at Rosebank or in Cape Town...ask him...Anyway, if you want one you have to find out what street the Food Group is on and what day in Jozi or @foodbabysoulfood #youchoose #domesticgraffitiartist #dressinghumanity #textilegraffiti Statuesque Dressing
Renovation #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #textilegraffiti #truestory Todays goals. Honestly, I just have a fondness for the green in this photo, plus the lines but I am renovating this piece. In Alaska I was sewing and a friend said to me "I have no more desire to put anything out in the world or express my views anymore" She is predominantly a FB person, an early adopter to social media. I fully understand. As I observe the waning of social media usage in general by early followers, one iger sent a DM after the first posted goodbye ๐Ÿ’Œletter that said "Its not just the boredom with IG, it's the toxicity of the habit." Here is a great example. My husband works for a non profit. He takes large sums of money and guides "wealth, power, and philanthropy". Having one of these well respected folks in our "gilded" age on the phone, the person says " We are both very busy. Let's keep in touch, I have been following you on IG and FB for sometime...." My reply was ๐Ÿ˜‚ "You are lying" and my husband said "No. Without having an IG or a FB presence he'll know just how incredibly busy I am" Then I laughed ๐Ÿ˜‚ harder. All these "elite" folks are powering a lot of issues and government policy. I am not done with IG for the moment because I think the awareness of the impact social media usage has on lives and processes be it in the arts, or government, are creating power rifts and shifts. Basically it changes the way we use our senses over time especially in regards to trust, authenticity and perhaps judgement. Our second brain our gut feeling that Foodbabysoul is devouring the evidence. #domesticgraffitiartist #patchwork Wash Rinse Repeat
Picking Another ๐ŸŒนIn Exchange For Another ๐Ÿ’Œ #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ @alison.price #truestory This painter was back in Paris after hatching Monarch butterflies. She wrote a comment "I have been everywhere looking" and when people are searching I always think "It's the last place you are going to look" then this flew into my feed! Dang well into the night right? Paris is like that tho. But then she hashtagged #publicartchallenge That made my โค๏ธsing on the top of my lungs because I was already singing your praises. I want to pay this ๐ŸŒนforward to another human who wrote back to me checking on them writing" Hey!! Iโ€™m good thanks! How are you?? Iโ€™m basically off IG. I just have no desire to come on, kinda over it, itโ€™s strange. Wasnโ€™t a conscious decision or anything, just donโ€™t feel like it anymore ๐Ÿ˜„ the stress of the โ€œperfect pictureโ€, the likes, the comparisons...just doesnโ€™t inspire or make me happy anymore?" I am singing these praises too because I think this is wonderful too. #lettinggo As much as we say #nevergiveup If it does not feel good "don't just do it" I will miss her just like the previous ๐ŸŒน but I respect her as much as Alison for making this experience fun on the ground as much as in space. Thank you both. #domesticgraffitiartist #parispoleglobe #yarnbomb #yarnbombing #knitbomb #mavieenrose Say โค๏ธWith Roses
Boo(k)-Box ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ  #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #littlelibrary #littlelibraries #๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ @read_educational_trust @countfrodo #readyourselffree #icarestreetwear #truestory Boo!๐Ÿ‘ป Boo? Boo-hoo? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ BooBoo? ๐Ÿค•Boo Who? What's so scary? Why so sad? The little library concept has been around for a while but not often in countries where people live hand to mouth and who are often receiving hand outs from food to clothing to name it and #nownow books. The book libraries get raided. The books are free right? First ... pioneering is a bitch for anything esp after reading articles and blogs sent to me by The Count with good points. How many languages in SA plus the vast amount of immigrants that these books are trying to reach? Who has libraries anymore when you can download? Anyone need kindling? Can I sell these books? These are sacrificial books. Every loss the founding reading program suffers, one has got to believe that idea is fantastic and your surplus of donated books is simply to test the waters of education to follow. How long did it take you to figure out IG? #nevergiveup A #free library box is as much about freedom as is this incredible opportunity where you can borrow information the old school way and return it to share and pay forward. This has to be taught. Just like which fork is for what food? Please ask how you can help by tapping the tags on this post. You got books to give? Can you drive books? Can you translate that sign be the #globalcitizen #justdoit Do the Madiba .. help make this work positively in your community. Buy a box. Start with your house and watch it go viral in your country. Go to @littlefreelibrary #littlefreelibrary and see for yourself. #ifyoudontbelievenoonewill #domesticgraffitiartist Book A Box In Your Neighborhood...Support Existing Libraries ... Free People Read
Urban Cosie #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #yarnbomb #brooklynstreetart #streetartbrooklyn #urbancosie #brooklynorb #๐Ÿ“ธ @livapuce #truestory I think this looks like The Cat In The Hat for nothing other than the tilt. Art is what you make of it, so is Instagram and all other choices we put out there. Most of the time, it's getting the work done and then just getting it out there. #domesticgraffitiartist #yarnbomb #yarnbombing #knitbomb #mavieenrose Brooklyn Orb
Repost from @foodbabysoul Repost by @icrossedthebrooklynbridge - Yellow Cab Yarnbomb Brooklyn Bridge #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #brooklynorb #truestory This is just shoelace tied on. It's a coin purse. #finderskeepers #brooklynbridge I actually turned around to go tie it tighter but somebody was already taking a ๐Ÿ“ธ so I bolted. #newyorkstreetart #brooklynstreetart We had ramen in Chinatown and #nownow we will walk off dinner heading home. #domesticgraffitiartist #redandwhite #silkscreen #redandwhite #like #comment #tag #yarnbomb #knitbomb #crochet ๐Ÿ’ฃ#yarnfitti #streetarteverywhere A New Chapter
๐ŸŒน As ๐Ÿ’Œ #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #repost @astridrask #parispoleglobe #truestory This iger posted one of my first ever parispoleglobes from so long ago. I have followed her ever since...She sent this to me saying "Happy they are still here!" It's Like sending me a real #๐ŸŒนToday I got a ๐Ÿ’Œ from an iger saying "I wish you all the best in your work, your family, your life" This repost is the passing the ๐ŸŒนon to her as she leaves social media for who knows how long. I'll miss our comment chats very much. I periodically check on followers if they are quiet for a long time because as more ๐Ÿค–bots and automatic comments and insta hashtag followers are used as click bait in your brains real human being people are priceless in the air in the same way they are on the ground. They can be swell, and give encouragement to keep working. I have a friend who won't deal with my account unless she reads what I write. I appreciate that deeply. People don't have a whole lot of time for taking in more. That's real. I have come to accept how people choose to live online. @quirky_way wrote an editorial about shopkeeping and what she said about customer interactions was that "the loneliness is papable" amongst other things. IG is small business and very big business to some, but even though I am not perfect by any means even if I mean well, both of these people taking that time for my FBS, a person they have never met means a great deal. #channeling #steviewonder #sendoneyoulove #songoftheday #domesticgraffitiartist #yarnbombing #parisstreetart #streetartparis "Make Sure That She Knows It's A Flower From The Heart"
On The Subject Of Materiality #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #detail #custom #bespoketailoring #tailoring #truestory The specifications I asked for, button up pockets so my phone won't fall out are a really important creature feature of this #shirtdress Liz made it happen as #patchwork . #ihaveathingforcollars I love that we can see the whole structure of the sewing piece by piece. I tried to patch the photo like the shirt but it became about the photo not the shirt and this is so about the shirt. I saw a stat somewhere that if you just wear your clothes 9 months longer, you help the environment by a lot. Noticed at the Emmy's that one โญ๏ธ wore a dress twice and she was heralded for it. Is that about us watching or them wearing? My point is that I would rather afford one great piece over 30 others I throw away. One that is architecture for my unique body. These cotton fabrics were sourced @fab_scrap as a souvenir of my time volunteering in NYC. Memories can be created into necessities. I wear my FBS On My body. #icarestreetwear One awesome detail is that the monogram is found on the outside as an embroidery trim. It's a luxury to be able to have clothing made but like a trip to save up for, one can plan and budget for anything luxurious. You're worth it like that commercial says. #ifyoudontbelievenoonewill #domesticgraffitiartist My Scrap Patched Up Plaids Are In
Proof of Miracles #foodbabysoul #foodforthought #๐Ÿ™ #repost @iberenger #truestory Who believes? I would not have myself but... #toseeitistobelieveit I couldn't believe it it either when I saw it. To top it off he made an even more interesting headline egging me on. Besides that, he makes #articulatedvandalism that I like very much. Reposts are not a visual brag, they are a calling card to dial up, just tap their handle and see who they are where they come from what they do. It's also some gratitude for seeing the work and it's like this ๐Ÿ‘‹ and ๐Ÿ™ passing each other by on the cyber street. I would rather show you my FBS through the eyes of others than show you my materialism. A friend broke down social media and said "Insta is picture bragging and Twitter is opinion bragging" I would die on Twitter. Yesterday I saw a post saying "We try to keep it light" and then they have a heavy post about hectic shit in the midst of light and airy fairy and I'm like "no wonder". There are consequences to all this I agree. I have been using the weather for 2.5 weeks in this picture to keep calm and carry on. Meanwhile my head is channeling #whitneyhouston #mariahcarey #whenyoubelieve #songoftheday #domesticgraffitiartist #yarnbomb #knitbomb #yarnbombing #brooklynbridge #urbancosie If You Believe
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