28 June 2009

It starts with one...

Today is the Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens (1577).
Self Portrait with Isabella Brant:

Venus and Adonis

The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus:

The Garden of Love:

Today is the birthday of John Dillinger. To some he's a legendary bank robber, and to others he's a character being portrayed by Johnny Depp in the new movie, Public Enemies.

I have to discus the gay rights movement now. Today in 1969, members of a NY gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, rioted after the club was raided by the police. This was said to be the start of the gay liberation movement.
31 years later in 2000, the US supreme court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America had a constitutional right to exclude gay members.
Fast forward 8 years from that day to 2008, and the Presbyterian church votes to amend its constitution to allow openly gay and lesbian clergy.
I don't know where you all stand on the issue, but as for me, I do support. I think it is wrong to judge someone based on sexual preference. In response to that, I must say that some gay pride assemblies can go a bit overboard, especially when they dress in skimpy village people outfits. Although I appreciate Hollywood's take on the issue, making movies such as MILk and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

This is what I wore yesterday. I seemed to be inspired by ballet poses while taking these pictures. I'm just trying to find new ways to pose.

I finished customizing that magazine holder I wrote about yesterday. I like it because it will add color to those drab white dorms. I was going to do the second one, but I wanted your opinion: Do you think that I should paint the other one exactly like this one, or mix it up? Any design suggestions would be a great. Thank you.

This is what it looked like at first:

This is the front where I did doodles and dots:

The second color is a little lighter than the first because I ran out of that color.


emma said...

cute skirt!

Sher said...

You know what I love about ancient paintings? Is that the full figured women were the beauty standard.

Cute new poses :) A nice change up. I'm trying new ones too.

And go ahead and paint the other one. I would go with two separate colors so they do NOT match ;)

Morena G.Y. said...

Ah what a cute outfit!

Thanks for your comments lately.
I've been so horrible about replying to them.

Keep stopping by. :)

yasemin said...

your DIY is great.^^

yumiko said...

nice skirt! i am actually for gay rights, i have two gay guy-friends and they are perfectly nice

coco said...

I watched Milk a few weeks ago and I fell in love with it. Sean Penn was amazing.

E said...

Lovely color on that skirt. Also, I kind of wish those ruffled collars in the first painting would come back into fashion again/

indigotangerine said...

i strongly support the gay rights movement. i have some gay friends and it seems ridiculous that they don't get the same rights as me. Milk and Brokeback Mountain are two of the most beautiful movies i've ever seen.
On a more frivolous note, that skirt color is lovely.