June 25th, 2013
Day 1 of my year of tea.
Today is my 21st birthday (woopwoop!) and it seems like a good day to start a resolution for the year.
Seems fitting that Read My Lips be my first tea since it was one of my first loose-leaf tea purchases (from Davids Tea like almost all of my teas). It has remained one of my favourites, if not my favourite, over the last 2 years. This will be an interesting endeavor and one I am going to try really hard to keep with. Bringing you a picture of the day’s tea as well as a description of anything relevant that is going on in my life.
december bulletin board :)
this is my bulletin board :)
That cat is not even playful, he is downright -concerned- about this fucking penguin aelinawhwa
CAT: ARE YOU OKAY SMALL WIBBLY ANIMAL
S-sir? Sir, what are you-
Sir, are you-
Sir, please stop.
Are you okay?
I can’t remember if I blogged this or not but oh my fucking cute.
omfg this is hilarious
For a show at Birzeit University, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali chose to create a portrait of Leila Khaled, the woman known as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy.” Unlike a typical portrait, Shomali’s medium of choice for this project is lipstick. Rather than painting the iconic member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine with paints or even drawing her image with lipstick, the artist uses a custom-built board on which fully intact tubes of lipsticks are affixed—3,500 tubes, to be exact.
Using 14 different colors, Shomali has managed to recreate the famous image of the revolutionary woman wearing a kaffiyeh and holding an AK-47. Though it’s not entirely clear why Khaled’s pixelated portrait titled The Icon is made specifically out of lipstick, the piece is open to interpretations. One theory could be the intriguing and controversial juxtaposition of a powerful and independent woman with an item that is associated with frivolous materialism and femininity and how it parallels the contrasting image of Khaled herself, a woman adorned with a traditional Arab headdress typically worn by men while holding a destructive firearm.
check out the time-lapse video
Check out my article on Dormify: