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DOT and DASH - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - coastal surf

  • Revlon - coastal surf + zealous
  • Sinful Colors - out of this world + big daddy + bright lucite + cloud 9 + let’s talk
  • O.P.I. - My boyfriend scales walls + moonraker + you’re such a budapest
  • Sally Hansen - white on + black out
  • Love & Beauty - mint + hot pink
  • N.Y.C - high line green
  • Milani - green impressions

This is the last look using Revlon - coastal surf. Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

Dot Dot Dash Subscribeathon

Perth writing and arts publication Dot Dot Dash are hosting a series of events this week to boost their readership and make a few $ to aid the production of future issues. Underground (that hack literary street ‘zine I hang out with and you may recall me referring to previously) were recently contacted by Dot Dot Dash to gain our support in promoting the events and providing door prizes. 

To read more enter: http://dotdotdash.org/

In particular, we’d like to promote two of these events: Saturday night is 'Sacred’ night, a kind of show 'n’ tell for adults held at the Blue Room Theatre. Seats are limited and (with my work roster pending) I’m hoping to get along to it. Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230256300376998/ 

Sunday night is the Gambit Launch Party at the Bakery to celebrate the release of Dot Dot Dash’s 8th issue (hey, Underground are set to release their 8th issue this month too! It’s great when the world comes together like that). Some of us - myself included hopefully - from Underground will be in attendance and we’ll be providing a totally awesome door prize. Tickets can be purchased at the Bakery website and you can learn more about the event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/143980125708293/

Now, with a taste for the literary scene going on around Perth, go forth and join in the festivities and fun of the Dot Dot Dash Subscribeathon

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The artwork of Meredith Dittmar

Meredith Dittmar is an artist living and playing in Portland OR. Born near Boston Mass, she grew up in a world of pet pigs, horses, hay-forts and spy games . Follow this with an education in computer science, a career in interactive design, a compulsive need to create, and a drive to Seek and you get the major elements of her person and work.

Dittmars human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain t…hreads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness . Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.

Dittmars work is featured in the books Dot dot Dash and Mascotte 2, along with numerous magazines and online publications. She is currently featured in the June 2010 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. In conjunction with her artwork she works as an independent character designer and maintains her company Corporatepig, through which she continues to create thousands of unique handmade characters called “My Guys”. http://www.corporatepig.com/
Dot Dot Dash Gambit Launch

Monday night at the Bakery launched issue 8 of Dot Dot Dash and served as a farewell to the editor of the magazine who has moved on to pursue further studies. Chris and I were there to promote Underground and mingle with some friendly people. It was a good night. Chris was concerned that I may have raced up for nothing since I got there a bit late and things had died down a bit. But I assured him it was no drama and the worst part is only that it takes 20 minutes just to get to the freeway from where I live.

High-lights included a poetry reading by Jake Dennis, who we realised, during his reading of ‘In Singapore’, we had published a couple of issues ago in Underground; the Exquisite Corpse writing game (waiting for a scanned copy to upload!); and Super Smash Bros on the N64, which I totally sucked at, but a game which some others played with the same supremacy they had when they were eight. Childhood gaming skills, it seems, die hard. 

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Top 10 music videos vol.1 (in random order)

  1. Zedd - Beautiful Now

Let’s live tonight like fireflies
And one by one light up the sky
We disappear and pass the crown

  1. Silversun Pickups - Dots and Dashes

I’m already born
I’m already wise
I’m already worn
I’m already wonderin’ what am I
I’m already rough
I’m already lean
I’m already wanting to be obscene
I’m already cursed
I’m already dry
I’m already wonderin’ what am I

  1. Halsey - Colors

You’re dripping like a saturated sunrise
You’re spilling like an overflowing sink
You’re ripped at every edge but you’re a masterpiece

  1. Hayley Kiyoko - Girls Like Girls

Tell the neighbors I’m not sorry if I’m breaking walls down
Building your girl’s second story, ripping all your floors out

  1. Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better

She said it’s not ‘now or never’,
Wait ten years we’ll be together,
I said “Better late than never,
Just don’t make me wait forever”