Growing Up Little

A woman exploring the world of BDSM and sharing what she discovers…

Acrostic Book Poem Challenge!

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This challenge is part of Bout of Books 8.0 and the challenge has been hosted by I Read, Ergo I Write.

The instructions of the challenge are: 

– Pick a book! Any book!
– Write the title vertically on a sheet of paper.
– Next to each letter, write an adjective or a line or verse that describes the book.

So… without further ado…  here is what I came up with for my current read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, which has become one of my favourite reads of all time.

 

Picture of Dorian Gray Book Cover  T – Thoughts and philosophies

  H – Heavily influenced by friends,

  E –  Erode away his vulnerable soul.

  P – Posing for the

  I –  Image painted by an adoring friend,

  C –  Captured his fleeting moment of youthful innocence.

  T –  Truth is hidden

  U –  Under lock and key

  R –  Revealed by drawing back the curtain –

  E –  Evil, misdeeds, guilt, and sin.

  O –  Obsessively

  F –  Fearing others will discover the

  D –  Destruction within his Adonis exterior.

  O –  Obvious to viewers of the portrait,

  R –  Reality of who he truly has become can not be

  I –  Ignored.

  A –  Art once created by an adoring friend,

  N –  Nourished his

  G –  Guilt

  R –  Ripping

  A –  Apart more than just his treasured

  Y –  Youth but his stained soul.

 

 

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Who Is Ana Serrano?

I stumbled upon the work on Ana Serrano on Pinterest… which eventually led me to her website.

Who is Ana Serrano?

Ana Serrano is a first generation Mexican American born in Los Angeles, California in 1983. Inspired by both of the cultural contexts in her life, she creates work utilizing a variety of mediums including drawing, collage, sculpture, and motion. Her work bears reference to those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within this segment of society. A current theme explored in her work is the socio-cultural aspects of drug trafficking, and the branding and acceptance of the drug lord lifestyle. She is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

I find her work fascinating and unique.  Here are some examples of what she does:

Art by Ana Serrano

Art by Ana Serrano

 

From what I can tell… (in the examples of her work I am showing here)…  she uses mostly cardboard, paper, paint and photos, to create replica’s of buildings or places that she has photographed herself.

Some more examples:

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A few others….

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I adore her work!  I love discovering new artists!

To learn more about her… visit her website.

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Fat Positive Book Giveaway!

The Nearsighted Owl is having a Giveaway…

One person will win a Kindle edition or paperback copy of all three books:
Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion
Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body
Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir
Three follow-up winners will win a 4×6 print of their choice from her shop.
Prints like this:
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Actually… what the heck am I doing….  I should not be telling ALL of you!  I entered the contest!  The more people who enter, the worse my chances of winning….
Hmmm…. On second thought… please DO NOT go to her fantastic and fat activist blog, which is full of great stuff!
(I obviously didn’t think THAT one all the way through!  Sounds like me, doesn’t it?)
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Fat Art – Chris Campbell

Fat Art

 

Floating Flower by Chris Campbell

Floating Flower by Chris Campbell

 

 

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Shadow and Light – Artwork

I love stumbling upon artists that I end up loving.  The beauty in this piece below…  I adore it!

Check this out…

 

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Azberbaijan-based artist Rashad Alakbarov creates wonderful shadow art using everyday objects and reflecting their shadows to create wonderful cityscapes and portraits.  Special thanks to blog:  Twisted Sifter… where I stumbled upon his work!

To check out more of Rashad Alakbarov’s work check him out on:  Facebook

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An extended visit with Daddy

I am so excited.  I will be spending TWO whole days with Daddy this week.  Usually it’s only one!  I have decided to leave a day earlier, just because there is snow due and I’m worried about getting caught up in the mess of it.  So I’m going in a day early… that way I will be stress free, no chance of the roads closing and messing up our plans!  We will get to spend all Wednesday together and then all of Friday too!

On Thursday, I will shop and entertain myself for the day.  Which will be fun too!

For Daddy, of course

For Daddy, of course

 

Getting away from the current pressures I have at home… will be a nice, revitalizing break as well.  Time for me.  It’s okay – I deserve it.

I plan to bring all my colouring books and doodle pads and crayons, markers, pencil crayons with me.  Might get to do some with Daddy and some when Daddy isn’t around to play too.  This one… I haven’t given to him yet but plan too!  I hope he will like it.  I like the rainbow in it.  I love rainbows and I love unicorns too.  I wish there were a nice way to make white show up in crayons on paper…but it never looks right unfortunately!  So a pink unicorn it is!

Then there is this velvet marker picture…

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Another picture for Daddy.  These velvet pictures are fun and super easy to do.  Colouring takes me and makes me Little.  That glorious place of innocence and vulnerability.  The world goes away and it all becomes about what the best colour choices are.  It’s a wonderful, very zen feeling.

I will be seeing Daddy very soon and I am so desperately looking forward to being little for long stretches of time.  Being under his safe watch… being able to go further on that tether of reality… get lost for longer, for deeper…  One day… might that tether snap?  I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be the worst thing to ever happen to someone.  What do you guys think?

Reality…. the value of it.  What is it’s worth?  Any ideas?

Curious.

 
 

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Art

Paint on wood.  Artist:  Oliver Clegg

Paint on wood. Artist: Oliver Clegg

 

Thought this was absolutely beautiful and wanted to share with all of you.

Artist:  Oliver Clegg.

 

 

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Beauty In All Sizes

Beauty In All Sizes

Big and Beautiful

Through another fantastic blogger livingintherabbithole, I stumbled upon Yossi Loloi, an interesting artist, check out Yossi’s work:  http://www.fullbeautyproject.com/

I encourage everyone to take a peek at his work and to keep an open mind about what true beauty really is.

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Artist Statement

In my work I portray what larger women represent to me. I focus on their fullness and femininity, as a form of protest against discrimination set by media and by today’s society. What larger women embody to me is simply a different form of beauty. I believe we own ‘freedom of taste’ and one shouldn’t be reluctant of expressing his inclination towards it. Limiting this freedom is living in a dictatorship of esthetics. I believe there are several ways to what is perceived as beauty, it is not measurable and has not got a standard size. I photograph my models nude and serene, to create a comfortable, proud and constructive representation of themselves in front of the viewer.

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