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In the Studio | Laura Berger 

We’re featuring the creative space of Chicago based artist Laura Berger whose paintings are often characterized by female characters in beautiful color tones occupying minimal spaces.  Like her art, her studio is a balance of space: The shift in her studio started with her own creative process having changed as her paintings have grown, so has her need to keep herself creative, organized and focused. 

Photographs courtesy of the artist. 

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My favorite murals

Decided to check out two of my favorite murals today in Wicker Park - I love the art in Chicago! The lower one by our friend Laura Berger is so sweet and summery. Perfect for the bright and warm day we’re having today. I needed to keep my outfit easy to walk around. This tunic top is a great layering piece and these booties are my favorite AND they’re vegan!

Serene Tunic Top - Simply Be
Leggings - Torrid
Tank Top - Forever 21+
Silver Boots - BC Footwear

Music Vibes

Tagged by @mysonisthesun who wanted to know abt some of my current fav songs (*huggle*<3) … so here we go!

Instructions: List ten songs you’re currently vibing on, then tag people!

1. Never ever-  Röyksopp ft. Susanne Sundfør (very catchy!!)

2. Love you now- Oh, be clever (sweeeeet <33)

3. I want to love -  Years & Years

4. Teardrop-  Massive Attack

5.  Diamond Sky -  Elliot Berger ft. Laura Brehm (Precious voice!!)

6. Superhuman -  Juventa feat. Kelly Sweet (Culture Code Remix)

7. Lucky One - EXO

8.  Make You Feel Loved- Cade

9. I Don’t Wanna -  Jane XØ

10. Beautiful Mess -  Kristian Kostov

Here you have a mix of the ones I play on repeat haha X3. Hope you find something new or interesting to listen to <33

Now I tag : @guardiandae @virushoney (you told me once you enjoy my music so … hope you like some of these, also it’s your turn to show me some of your fav songs hon), @keishota, @hydrachea, @puropolz, @pelissa, @youzankiel and everyone willing to share some songs with us!

anonymous asked:

good art blogs?

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peeeace x

Comic book writer B. Clay Moore is urging fans of comics to revisit the history of female superheroes and their costumes.

Best known for the “Hawaiian Dick” series, Moore wrote a Facebook post (which he later expanded for a piece in Comic Book Resources) that focused on the misconception that female superheroes were created for the sole purpose of providing eye candy to heterosexual male readers. “There’s this conventional wisdom in place that female superheroes were always designed with titillation in mind,” wrote Moore. “Forget the strange, psychosexual implications inherent in that idea. The fact is that most female superheroes up through the ’70s (maybe into the ’80s) were created to attract female readers, not to pander to boys.”

Moore uses the example of Batgirl to illustrate his point. The character was introduced by DC and the producers behind the “Batman” TV show as a means of drawing more female viewers. He later identifies Ms. Marvel as a clumsy acknowledgement of the feminist movement of the ‘70s – “even borrowing part of the character’s name from Gloria Steinem’s quite liberal and explicitly feminist Ms. magazine.”

So what went wrong? How did so many female characters end up hypersexualized caricatures? According to Moore, “with the shrinking of the broader demographic, and with comics moving primarily into comic-book shops, publishers (and creators) started shifting the focus to pandering to a male-dominated readership, and that’s when costumes and drawings of women really started to become over-the-top sales pitches to raging boners.”

In Moore’s estimation, the current trend of trying to appeal to a broader readership – i.e., one that acknowledges that very nearly half of all comic-book readers are female – is not a new approach, but rather a renewed interest in serving a female market. He suggests that, instead of complaining about there being fewer boobs and butts in the medium, comic aficionados should rejoice: “What’s happening now is a good thing for comics, because it’s a return to the idea that the medium doesn’t exist for the enjoyment of a single, narrow demographic.” A-fucking-men.

Now seems like an appropriate time to mention that the female Thor is outselling her male predecessor by 30 percent. And yet, DC and Marvel have planned 18 movies about superdudes for the next few years – and only 2 about superheroines.

—  Laura Berger, “History Lesson: Female Heroines: Were not created to excite Men.”