Hello! I'm Yoana from Bulgaria. I'm a photography student and I love art.

 

There are a handful of young artists I know who turn a skeptical eye to the golden promises the professionalization of the arts hold out. I am always happy when I have conversations with these holdouts because it is distressing to see how many really talented people give in to the demands of the market place.Yet we live at a time where the infiltration of the marketplace is almost impossible to avoid, for anyone including older artists like me. It is a constant struggle to not give in the forces that demand dumbing down and homogenization.It takes takes enormous vigilance to not succumb to it’s tyranny, to honor your own trajectory, no matter how modest it may seem in the eyes of the world.There is simply no substitute for the developmental arc, no matter what you engage in, making art or being a shoemaker. Once you develop your vocabulary and your personal style it is very easy to make your art into product but in focusing on making product, you lose out on learning how to make art.

Good Parenting: Exhibit 1 (overheard at work today)

6-year old: Mommy, why is that man dressed like a lady?

Mother: That is a lady. She was just born with the wrong body.

6-year old: How did that happen?

Mother: Nobody really knows. But she's working to fix it, and that's what's important.

6-year old: Okay! *runs up to obviously self-conscious woman*

6-year old: Hey! Miss!

Lady: ...yes?

6-year old: You look really pretty in your skirt!

Lady: Thank you!

*Kid skips back to her mom, and literally everyone in the vicinity smiles*

I'd just like to point out that it wasn't hard to explain this to a child at all...... Next excuse please?

promiscuous-petal:

enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

devynmunoz:

crazyideasfromaweirdperson:

Dear parents of LGBT+ young people:

You should be less worried about your offspring being influenced into their LGBT+ identities by people they met online, and more worried about the fact that they go online to meet people that will give them the acceptance and support that you haven’t.

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(Source: crazyideasfromawhiteperson)

I’VE BEEN TAGGED IN A POST SO HERE IT GOES:

Rules

Rule #1, always post the rules.

Rule #2, answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 10 new ones.

Rule #3, tag 10 people then link them in the post.

Rule #4, tell them you tagged them.

Rule #5, tell the person that tagged you when you’ve answered the questions.

Questions:

1-How do you feel right now? – I feel good :)

2-How do you see yourself in 10 years? – Happy. That’s all I want.

3-Where would you go if I handed you a ticket right now? – To London.

4-Is there a song that describes you better than you can? – Probably “My kind of love” by Emeli Sandé.

5-Are you artistic? – I have my artistic moments. :p

6-Fave TV show? – I have a lot, I can’t choose just one.

7-Tea or coffee? – Tea :3

8-Are you an egoist? – Sometimes…I’m sorry.

9-Are you patient? – More then you could ever imagine. :D

10-Do you dream and do you remember your dreams the next day? – I do, but I don’t always remember my dreams. I wish I could record them somehow :)

MY QUESTIONS:

1. What makes you happy?

2. If you could do anything right now, what would you do?

3. Is there anything you regret?

4. What is your favorite song right now?

5. What inspires you?

6. What pisses you off?

7. Have you ever stolen something?

8. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to?

9. What’s your favorite book?

10. What’s your favorite meal?

Who I’m tagging:

http://braveryacceptancelove.tumblr.com/ , http://kllartpop.tumblr.com/ , http://pacornish.tumblr.com/ , http://-cigarettestainedlies.tumblr.com/ , http://sexycornish.tumblr.com/ , http://i-recommend-vodka.tumblr.com/ , http://need-u-more-than-dope.tumblr.com/ , http://jewelsandcocaine.tumblr.com/ , http://smokingbal.tumblr.com/ , http://falseisabelle.tumblr.com/

lhatethisplace:

wwhatevvah:

harleynoir:

welldiggersdaughter:

Sanctuary. by alexstoddard on Flickr.

ok let’s look at this closely
it’s 6 in the morning
you carried a massive fishtank which no doubt costs like a hundred bucks into the woods 
then you either dragged a hose or used buckets (since there’s no way anyone can carry that much water) to fill that thing up 
then you set a timer on your camera (or asked a friend) and got in it and had to keep submerging yourself in cold water at 6 in the morning until you got a good shot where you weren’t a blur and you weren’t drowning
this photo is beautiful but what

That’s what you do for art.

Reblogging for the last comment.

lhatethisplace:

wwhatevvah:

harleynoir:

welldiggersdaughter:

Sanctuary. by alexstoddard on Flickr.

ok let’s look at this closely

it’s 6 in the morning

you carried a massive fishtank which no doubt costs like a hundred bucks into the woods 

then you either dragged a hose or used buckets (since there’s no way anyone can carry that much water) to fill that thing up 

then you set a timer on your camera (or asked a friend) and got in it and had to keep submerging yourself in cold water at 6 in the morning until you got a good shot where you weren’t a blur and you weren’t drowning

this photo is beautiful but what

That’s what you do for art.

Reblogging for the last comment.

Most art critics—the ones writing for specialized art journals, where most art criticism today is found—do little more than mimic the academic discourses of art history and art theory, often poorly, as they apply them to specific instances of art making. So it is with the yelper, who does little more than mimic, often poorly, the vocabulary and style of marketing and journalism. The more the art critic writes the more people pay attention to their name, to their opinion, even though these opinions have no effect on the landscape of the art world, the mechanisms of the market. If the art critic writes enough reviews, they will be invited to gallery dinners where critics are served free food and drinks, and so it is with Yelp—if you yelp enough, your account is ­designated Elite, your ­reviews are elevated to the top of a business’ page, and you’re invited to attend Elite events where yelpers are served free food and drinks.

italian-luxury:

Florence | Italy | Source
Florence was the first city in Europe to have paved streets, 1339 C.E.The city is best know for leather and gold. It has home to many famous names. Amerigo Vespucci, Galileo Galielei, Donatello, Raffaele. Gucci was also founded in Florence.


I love Florence so much :)))

italian-luxury:

Florence | Italy | Source

Florence was the first city in Europe to have paved streets, 1339 C.E.The city is best know for leather and gold. It has home to many famous names. Amerigo Vespucci, Galileo Galielei, Donatello, Raffaele. Gucci was also founded in Florence.

I love Florence so much :)))