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2017-06-20 02:05 pm

yeah, i poemed

in reponse to this lovely bit on Terri Windling's blog; here is a bit of what I was replying to:

"Art slips through, and us with it -- slips past the border police and the currency controls, to talk as we've always wanted to, about matters of the spirit and the heart, to imagine a world not dominated by numbers, to find in colors and poetry and sand an equivalence to our deepest feelings, a language for who we are." -- Jeanette Winterson, published in The World Split Open


Art Slips Through

there are always cracks
no matter how high the wall,
how strong the barricades,
no matter how carefully written
the unjust laws, how many
faceless soldiers they find
to enforce their brutish rule
(the soldiers are not faceless,
the blockades always leak;
we always find a way)

art slips through.
graffiti'd words on an underpass,
spoken word in a underground cafe,
scrap paper woodblock printed
or run off on an old ditto machine
(remember the smell?
those things last forever
it's a good thing;
we use what we have)

art slips through
secrets coded in woven fabric
a call to resist in the words of a song
a new way of looking at the world
in stories told by the old
(never think that revolution
is only the province of the young
we come in all sizes, all ages)

art slips through,
through the gaps in the canon stories,
the only ones that are authorized,
that only the authorized may tell;
through the quiet between the songs,
the only ones allowed to be played
on the only radio station
that's allowed to broadcast
(good thing we had
that pirate radio station
back then,
it was good practice)

art slips through.
there are always gaps,
always cracks.
there's always an underpass
nobody's watching,
always a soldier
(not faceless at all)
who'll let that whistled tune
slip by,
always a place
you can leave your stack
of scrap paper,
hand printed zines,
where they will be found
by those who need to read
the things we are writing.
there is always a way.
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2017-06-19 04:26 pm

can’t stop the signal

they can try all they want to keep us down • we won’t be silenced

$5 from this will go to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico • trans people being kinda liminal & all • seemed appropriate


materials • the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law, who salvages it from the generators he repairs for a living


size • the entire piece is 3 3/4″ tall & 1 1/2″ wide


Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-06-16 08:12 pm

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stupid boobs, can i just not

mostly i want top surgery because: dysphoria

this time of year it is 90% because: run around outside topless

yeah it is 'legal' in many places for 'women' to go outside topless BUT

1) NOT A GIRL

2) too many asshole cis guys assholing
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2017-06-12 01:13 pm

sweat, tears, or the sea

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. – Isak Dinesen

sometimes the way to deal with the overwhelming horribleness is to do a thing about it • sometimes we need to take time to mourn • sometimes we just need to get away

$5 from this will go to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico • trans people being kinda liminal & all • seemed appropriate


materials • i traded for the bluegreen glass donut with a friend of mine from colorado • she got lip balm • it works

• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law, who salvages it from the generators he repairs for a living


size • the entire piece is just under 3″ tall

• & about an inch wide at its widest point


Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-06-11 03:37 pm

jewelry & donations

note mostly to self: still gotta send the ACLU $20 & that'll be finished

but NOW i am sending all the donations from people buying my jewelry to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, which has their center right here in Albuquerque.

i wanted to support something smaller & more local than the ACLU; they're fine & all, & also they are already getting a zillion bucks from all over the country, basically they're doing p okay these days

but trans people? we're still getting thrown under the bus on the regular. i've heard too many stories this weekend about Pride stuff that stopped after the LG & forgot the BT, nevermind the Q, A, & everyone else. trans people still take way too much shit.

& the TGRCNM is RIGHT HERE. like they're having a nonbinary support group thing tomorrow night & i might go. they probably get like thirty-four cents in donations a month & what i might be able to scrape up for them is likely to make an actual difference. (okay I'm p sure they're getting more than than but even so.)

so today i did all the tedious editingstuff i needed to do to get that going (& now my eyes are sort of crossing, ow)

anyway if you want pretties made out of trash & shit & also want to support trans folk in New Mexico in a semi-direct sort of way y'all head over here, i'm tryna post a new piece every week or so, it'll be AWESOME
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2017-06-09 05:31 pm

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My friend [personal profile] sithjawa lives in southern California & does plant things, including growing seedlings & doing grafts of rare fruits. (I admit that I do not entirely understand this, you are probably best off looking at their posting.)

Which is here, where they offer to propagate treens and/or vines upon request. Basically, if you're in the southern CA area & like cool fruiting plants, go look at their post.
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2017-06-09 12:03 pm

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Ever tried to catch
a butterfly? It's a tricky thing;
so light, the least breeze or breath
wafts it away, up, down,
over there, where has it
gone, I see it! There! Perhaps
it will land, on a flower, on your hand,
on the page, to settle there;
perhaps it will float off,
caught in the least breeze,
the too-quickly taken breath.
But wait a moment, wait two,
perhaps the breeze will bring it round again.
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2017-06-08 11:59 am

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a friend of mine made a villanelle, go look
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2017-06-05 01:10 pm

keepin cool

sometimes you gotta take a break from the resistance • just to keep cool • marching’s hot work • sit down & have a drink of something cool

$5 from this will go to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico • trans people being kinda liminal & all • seemed appropriate


materials • i found the seaglass while mudlarking along the banks of fountain creek in colorado • technically i suppose it’s creek glass

• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law, who salvages it from the generators he repairs for a living


size • the entire piece is just about 2″ tall

• the copper u is a little over 2″ wide

• & the creek glass is about 1″ wide


Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-06-04 12:06 pm

electrolytes?

electrolytes!

turns out they're sort of essential for actually functioning in a way that works.

many thanks to Steph who pointed this out, because this week Steph has the brain

i built a spinach salad the size of my FACE with also pine nuts, extra-sharp cheddar, red romaine, basil, tarragon, meyer lemon olive oil, & balsamic vinegar, all of which has the electrolytes, & then i eated it all, it was THE TASTIEST

& then just to be really sure i ate an entire bag of chips

things are better, i was still really tired yesterday but i think that is more to do with i walked a bunch & then there was a yard sale & then TEN SURPRISE PEOPLE at the house all afternoon GUYS THIS IS NOT COOL

so yeah drinking lots of water, watching electrolytes, this seems to be working. it is a good.
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2017-06-01 03:15 pm

so tired

got home from the show Monday, it's Thursday, I'm still so tired I want to cry

i'm reminded of when i was living with my mom, & my sister asked why didn't i come into mom's trophy store to work during the week between weekend shows, because i didn't have anything going on those days

um

i ... have a job already?

which involves taking the weekdays to restock, tend the website, pack & ship orders, & yes, rest between shows?

but i guess none of that counts

(insert long rant about capitalism & Mammon here)
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2017-05-31 03:50 pm

05/31 — Grand Outlandish

so before we could even leave for the event we hadda do something about the trailer, because it was in Pitlike Condition

there were shelfbits not being used so we Did a Thing



photo by Beth Brillante, Valkyre Productions

it is all organizey, i like that



photo by Beth Brillante, Valkyre Productions

the shelves sort of bent on the way to the event but didn’t actually fall over til we had it unloaded, so hey, that was pretty good

the site is very pretty & has TREES i like that part



photo by Dharma Fuller

also an obelisk, which, okay, i guess it’s an al-Barran thing



photo by Christian Brillante

this dude got a list-legal rattan banjo & also some twinkies, because THAT was perfect

(if this is a reference you do not get, you might enjoy watching Zombieland, it is low-scary & low-gross as zombie movies go)



photo by Kate Reña

i found a tiny moth



photo by Kate Reña

also there were of course cats, here is Obligatory Boys Snuggling On Bed Pic



photo by Christian Brillante

Minion with Cat



photo by Christian Brillante

Other Minion, with Other Cat



photo by Dharma Fuller

Other Other Minion, with Stubborn Stake & Most Excellent Expression ZOMG



photo by Dharma Fuller

admittedly the thing WAS pretty stuck



photo by Dharma Fuller

eventually we got the thing out (& by ‘we’ i mean ‘the minions’) & we finished packing & went home

as it turns out having minions means that at the end of the event, i am tired? but not entirely exhausted?

also that i am achy? but not in agony?

WHOA

Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-05-17 03:05 pm
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done now

(Salt River Canyon in Arizona, February 2010)

but the important part is that even the most adventuresome of cats can Run Out & be Done Now Mom

anyway it’s a really nice 4×6″ postcard • (that’s 10ish by 15ish centimeters) • you could write something on it & send it to a friend • or stick it on your fridge • even send it to Loiosh if you wanted though he’d rather have nip

(i know the shipping is ridic • i will figure out how to fix it • in the meantime i will refund you the ridic part • sorry about that)

Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-05-15 12:54 pm

fight the good fight

I’ve always believed that all you need is one man to make a difference. To stand up when others are told to sit down. To speak loudly for those who have no voice. And to fight the good fight.”

$5 from this will go to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico • trans people being kinda liminal & all • seemed appropriate


materials • i traded for the beads, with a friend of mine from Colorado

• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law, who salvages it from the generators he repairs for a living


size • the entire piece is just about 4 1/2″ tall

• & about 2 1/4″ wide at its widest point


Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-05-13 09:23 am

Mother's Day.

Do Not Want.
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2017-05-08 01:48 pm

let kindness be your defiant resistance

(but remember that ‘kind’ isn’t the same as ‘nice’ • & it sure doesn’t mean being a pushover)

$5 from this will go to the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico • trans people being kinda liminal & all • seemed appropriate


materials • i was gifted the purple beads by a friend of mine

• the copper wire was gifted to me by my brother-in-law, who salvages it from the generators he repairs for a living


size • the entire piece is just about 4″ tall

• & the copper u is 1 1/2″ wide


Originally published at The Vagabond Tabby. You can comment here or there.

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2017-05-05 12:22 pm

*\o/*

Pocket friends, my bank account is in WAY better shape today than it was yesterday, y'all are the BEST, thank you!
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2017-05-04 10:06 am

urgh

so being poor is SPECTACULARLY expensive, i really could have used the $60 i just lost to overdraft fees on, you know, SOAP LABELS OR DISPLAY BOXES, if any of y'all were at all inclined to buy something, now would be a REALLY GOOD TIME
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2017-05-01 01:08 pm

Shock rooms, or, making a space that's safe

This is a thing I'm thinking about doing at SCA events, whenever there's room in the tent, because it's sliiiiightly necessary.

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith on shock rooms.
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2017-04-30 02:09 pm

Emotional First Aid

[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith has put together a long post on emotional first aid, something we here in L-America could stand to know a LOT more about.