hi everyone!!!!! as most of you know, ive been selling my art as stickers on redbubble for a little while now. i havent been able to make anything else bc of file sizes, but now that ive figured out how to resize my art without losing quality i am very happy to announce that most of the designs in my shop are now available as a TON of cool stuff
there are shirts, notebooks, phone cases, tote bags and sooo much more! blow your dough and go deluxe ;D if theres any art of mine youd like to see in store or as a certain product, just message me and ill see if i can make it happen for you! i appreciate the support so much as an artist trying to make it 💞✨
Maya Stovall employs a mix of anthropological observation and urban
intervention to create what she considers performance and ethnography.
Stovall’s current research focuses on Detroit, where she grew up. The
subjects in her video for the 2017 Biennial are her neighbors in the
McDougall-Hunt area on the city’s east side. In Liquor Store Theatre,
she dances on the sidewalks and streets outside neighborhood liquor
stores, combining elements of ballet and contemporary movement. After
each performance, she invites her audience—largely these establishments’
patrons and other passersby—to share their recollections of and
predictions for Detroit, which she records on video. The artist focused
on liquor stores in particular because they serve as hubs of both
commerce and community, with individuals selling clothing, electronic
goods, and other everyday items in their immediate vicinity. They are,
in Stovall’s words, “a backstage view of ongoing life in a neighborhood,
in spite of narratives of abandonment.”
[Maya Stovall (b. 1982), still from Liquor Store Theatre vol. 1, no. 1, 2014. Digital video, color, sound; 4 min. Courtesy the artist, Eric Johnston, and Todd Stovall. Photograph by Eric Johnston]
so i went to a moma (museum of modern art) pop up store at nordstroms and had to buy this cute l’il monster for myself (it has horns, cute claws and a tail!), a big grey one for my nephew and a big green one for his best bud! this l’il guy fits my older model iphone perfectly while the others fit the kids’ supersized phones.
You dear, sweet summer child. Muji pens are a lifestyle. Muji pens have changed my life. I have shown Muji pens to relatives, friends, and even random cashiers, and they have all been in awe of Muji pens. My sister offers to buy them from me. Apparently, people at her church want to buy them off of her.
Okay, to actually answer your question: Muji is a Japanese company which makes a variety of pens, notebooks and related products. I first encountered Muji pens not, surprisingly, through tumblr but actually in person! NYC’s Museum Of Modern Art gift stores stock Muji pens in a variety of colors and nib sizes. I fell in love and bought three .50 nibs with black gel ink. I treasured them. These were the first pens I have ever used until the ink was completely gone and dry as dust. And even then I clung to them with prayers and hopes they could still work.
It turns out, you can buy these things in places other than New York City. Who’dve thought?? I bought a ten-pack for about $11 on Amazon, only to realize I’d actually bought a pack of .38 nibs. Which sounds insane, and took some getting used to, but oh my gosh. These pens are insane and gorgeous and so awesome. I showed one to a cashier who professed an interest in calligraphy, and they went from “wow, .38?? that’s super tiny” to “oh my gosh. what did you say these were called? i need one. i need 20 of them.” THESE PENS HAVE INK SMOOTHER THAN UNICORN TEARS AND LIL NIBS STRONG AS STEEL. ALSO: THEY COME IN FREAKING RAINBOW COLORS.
YOU CAN BUY .75, .50 AND .38 SIZE NIBS AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR COLOR CHOICES DIRECTLY FROM THE MUJI WEBSITE, OR CHECK ‘EM ON AMAZON. GODSPEED AND HAPPY WRITING YOU GORGEOUS CREATURE<33