The next trend should be boys in thigh highs
I am very excited for next Tuesday, August 5, to get here. Art History Paper Dolls will be in stores and I can finally share what I’ve been working on for a while now!
Without sounding too Zach Braff-y here, this Tumblr community has been such a generous and safe place to take first steps at something. Somehow making a living as an illustrator started 5 years ago with some really wonky, rough-around-the-edges Arrested Development paper dolls and a Tumblr account. You guys thought they were fun enough to share, and kept sharing them. And like for so many other “creative” Tumblrers, every like and reblog since has encouraged and challenged me to try and be better. So, thank you.
Sappiness aside, I am very, very excited to get to put this little experiment of humor, education, and interactive paper craft out into the world. If you like Art History (or hate it and want to take voodoo-style revenge for those damned 10-page papers!), you can find it Tuesday in your local bookstore and online.
But for now, here’s Mr. Jackson Pollock!
[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]
So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.
Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:
And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:
Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.
And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.
The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.
A court gown “The Colour of the King’s Eyes” from 1786.
The court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette was known for their imaginative names when it came to the colours used in their wardrobes, with one particular shade of brown even being named “Caca Dauphin” after the newborn dauphin’s bowel movements, or a blondish colour called “Cheveux de la Reine” that was the same shade as Marie Antoinette’s hair.