@Moonflame: It's funny how cats really claim their spots, right? Lovely blanket I crocheted a similar one for our windowsill, and the first few months, our kitties purposefully lay down right next to it. No human was going to tell them what to do!
@calliemae: I'm sure your brother will love it. I love that quote, it is still as inspirational with your brother's change of words as in its original version.
@madcrafter: tatted wire? I'm already impressed by regular tatting! :O Your piece works very well, you really managed to capture the divine aspect. Well done!
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical creatures
Project Name: The ungraspable nature of the internet / beloved monster
Project Page Link (if available): (not yet)
Yesterday, a whole lot of the internet was all about a series of private celebrity shots that were obtained through hacking and then spread on line. The news that this had happened, and mainly the vast majority of the reactions to this news, was really triggering for me. I was sickened by how many people are blaming the victims (as if they should just accept that because they are celebrities, their privacy is forfeited!) and how many people admitted to viewing the content, and more revoltingly: were begging to have this non-consensually published content shared with them to help them get it off. It just so disgusted me that people would so disrespect other's to obtain their own high, and I was quite repulsed by the rhetoric used to justify their snooping. Luckily, I also encountered people who were similarly enraged and who also disapproved of these vultures, that helped me maintain some of my faith in humanity as a whole, and the other gender in specific.
I knew that if I just went to bed, I would have trouble sleeping and probably have bad dreams too, so I decided I would take out some art supplies and craft to calm my anger and settle my emotions. I don't really have a talent for painting & drawing though, so I vented my anger in the painting of the background, and I settled my emotions in words. I hadn't really intended to also draw on monsters, but I got so wrapped up in the process that I wrote "How Do I Doy " and realised I missed a space. That turned into the tentacled thing, and I then decided to add more monsters, because having just one would be weird. I really wish I didn't have to cover up that error though, I'm just not skilled enough to render my imaginary monsters in a picture.
It was hard for me to make this piece, because it required me to regain control of the nasty feelings in my head. I knew I had to get them out, but I didn't quite know how. Some parts of the words came clearly, others I just didn't know how to phrase adequately. It might not look like it, but I spent four hours on this piece, often just staring and inventorying what it was that I felt and what I wanted to express. I really love the internet, because it brings so many good things in my life, but sometimes, it's just plain scary! When I finally did go to bed (at four fifteen in the morning... Classes only restart in two weeks for me!) I am happy to say that I was able to drift off smoothly, and I did sleep soundly without distressing dreams. Art. It's cheaper than therapy!
Edit: Let me just add the text too, I forgot that our images get scaled down a bit, it might be hard to read.
You are a multi-headed BEAST!
How are you at once so sweet,
and yet ... so cruel?
When I am open to your touch,
I can revel in your caress
or flinch away in fright.
Do I Do You?
I don't quite know...
Yet at the risk of getting hurt,
I still dive deep
your sunken treasures.
These days, I get how Hagrid found beauty in his monsters!