Saturday, 19 December 2015

laughing and not being normal


I dyed my hair green again! It came out quite differently to last time, kind of like broccoli with the different shades, but I've also been compared to a mermaid, a Pre-Raphaelite water nymph, and a Christmas tree. It's quite vibrant which is fun.



This is the only version of laughing and not being normal that I can find, I think all the Art Angels videos have been removed from Youtube. Grimes is wearing fairy wings though so it's all good.





I felt the need for red lipstick, despite being moderately anti-make up, because *:・゚✧ art nerd and complimentary colours *:・゚✧. Also I look unintentionally Christmassy. I borrowed the white faux fur from my sister, I think it's the same coat I wore as the White Witch from Narnia when we were younger *almost goes off on a tangent about how fabulous Tilda Swinton is*.





I really really love gifs. They are so much more fun than photos! If you get them right then they're kind of eerily alive. I also made a video, I'm definitely hoping to make more videos as they're so much easier than I ever realised and I love the way they capture something in a more tangible way than a photo, like you can experience the thing and see how it moves and how it feels to be there.


At first I thought these photos below were rubbish as stills, but BAM they make the coolest gif. I think this one is my favourite. So swishy.

 

 I'm currently watching this video (this post isn't all about me, I promise!), it's pretty sad what's happening in Iceland right now. Björk and other activists are fighting to protect the Icelandic highlands by turning the area into a national park, but their government wants to use the beautiful wilderness for economic development which sucks! This is Europe's biggest area of untouched land and it's possible that it will be turned into roads and power stations.
 

 
 In the words of Björk “We have a very small but very greedy group of rednecks who want to privatize all the land in the highlands and just build. Right now they have planned 50 projects in the highlands, in the space of 5 to 10 years there will be no more highlands.”

Credit to http://www.alexnail.com/ - he has loads more amazing photos too.

“My personal fount is the highlands...this is where I started writing my melodies. This is where I come from, what I’m made of. I feel I owe it to the highlands. That’s my personal story to fight them.”

10 comments:

  1. this is sick - broccoli is the best vegetable!! seeing her majesty grimes live in march, so pumped x

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    1. thank you! ah congrats, that will be amazing! x

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  2. That green hair is beautifully mermaidy (just dyed my hair blue, so understand the love of hair dye :) ) xoxo

    www.thelittleenigma.blogspot.com

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  3. That hair is so cool! I've been wanting to dye my hair green for such a long time, though I'm probably going to wait until next summer to do it <3

    WonderGoth

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    1. Thank you! Yeah you should definitely try it :)

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  4. colored hair is the best, yours looks awesome!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  5. I seriously have a crush on your blog. Seriously. I can't stop scrolling, and I'm so mesmerized by all these gifs. I do agree that they're so much more better than photos, and I've been injecting more of them into my blog posts. I love your hair of course - I really want to dye it green and this is just the shade I want! The video is also a sight for sore eyes - you are so pretty. xx

    Andrea | Collars and Bones

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    1. Wow, thank you so much!! I'm going to go have a look at your gifs now haha xx

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