✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ it’s giveaway time!!! ✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
To thanks my many followers of their unconditional support as well as to make art a bit more accessible, I make the decision to pull out a super sweet art prints, stickers and snail mail goods giveaway!
The winner will receive the followings:
4 high quality prints (8” X 11”):
- ‘Feed my heart’ by Lindsay Campbell*
-‘Haywood’ by Lindsay Campbell*
-‘Mural’ by Lindsay Campbell*
*I’m not sure if these prints are still available! If you want to buy want, contact her directly; this might be the last chance to get them! :)
-5 Handmade Starchild Stela Stickers
-A lot of cute commercial stickers including Hello Kitty, Carebears and a lots of cats! :)
Snail Mail stuff:
-A set of vintage letter papers and enveloppes
-A small set of Hello Kitty letter papers and enveloppes
-3 vintage Montreal postcards for you to subvert
-Cats and dogs valentines
& I will propably add more!
The winner gets everything!
The rules are simple:
-You need to follow me, CatsAndGraffitis
-You need to reblog this (as much as you want)
-You need to leave your ask box open
That’s it! I will pick the winner randomly in two weeks, Friday June 7th, 2013!
Yayy! Let me know if you have any questions.
WIN ALL OF THIS MAGIC!
coming to an end soon!
edit: I want to add, my reaction to this was to laugh and say, “cute!”.
I will maybe write about this stuff more later, but- you don’t like it, so… cool, I guess? I’m not going to, like, start a tag-crossing-out war or something! For lots of reasons- mostly, you can have your opinion. It’s not really cool to do this with it, but whatever! I don’t own the street/the spaces I write on. And that’s a big theme in why I do this, because, like, I know that already. This is not really demonstrating anything I wasn’t already aware of, I guess? That the street isn’t mine, and I’m not really allowed to do much of anything on the street (tag, sticker, walk down, whatever) without it being critiqued or commented on.
Yeah- my tag is fluorescent pink! And it’s got a heart (actually my friend did this one, she feels I don’t do near enough hearts)! And my name is GIRL! And do you really think I didn’t choose those things really, super deliberately? Like they are a totally calculated thing? I like the “stereotype” comment, because it’s really spot on- Cloudy called it!
Also, I write in a way that’s super “teen girl writing about her crush in her diary with pink gel pen” when I tag. Not because I can’t try and tag in a more traditional handstyle, but more because fuck that idea. I’m not here to make a really awesome handstyle- and don’t get me wrong, so many of them are beautiful! I fall in love everywhere I go! But I’m not interested in doing the same. And that’s okay.
(I totally didn’t mean to write a tiny essay and my tea went cold.)
Stand up for your fellow female writers and artists. Girliness is great! So is not-girliness! Get over ittttt
I understand where your coming from but isn’t it great to not be stuck in the same box. The graffiti game isn’t fair, girls all over the world fight to not be stereotyped. why do we all have to only use pink? or do bubbly letters? write hearts next to our hearts? why do all the names have to sound girly? lust, love, lips, star??? on and on. fuck that i want to do it all, rollers, fills, straight letters, icons anything i can do to better myself as a artist. I love when people see my tag and think a guy wrote it. I’m not saying I don’t like using pink or drawing hearts. I just feel like i shouldnt limit myself to just one idea. It’s bad enough that graffiti is competitive on its own but adding gender just makes it worse. you know what guy graffiti writer does when he sees a tag like that? he goes over it with the thought that it was just another stupid girl scribbling dumb things for no reason. sometimes things like this makes other girl writers get downplayed. I’m not hating, I wish more girl writers went harder.
I used to feel the same way. I didn’t want to be put in the box with lady pink or lady tribe or Fafi or any of the other girls who did “girly” stuff or slept with writers.
HOWEVER too many girls get judgy of the girly stuff, lash out, get catty, put down other female artist because they don’t agree with how they express their femininity in their work. These girls often say they “aren’t like other girls” that they are “just one of the guys” but this is a bad way to view the situation. That attitude reinforces the idea the femininity is weak and bad and masculinity is strong. The idea that you can’t like unicorns and nailpolish and be a bad bitch who breaks bro’s faces with a baseball bat.
DONT put down other girls for the way they express themselves. They may be very self-aware of the image they are creating and may be creating that image purposefully
DO start meaningful conversations about feminism and misogyny in the context of street art/graffiti.
DO DO YOU. If you want to write girl stuff with unicorns on the wall go do it. If you want to write chrome and black blockbusters, go and do it. Don’t take shit from nobody.
I paint lavender and pink decapitated jaguar heads. I have a girl gang and a machete and we punch boys and paint eachother’s nails. IT’S ALL GOOD IN THE GIRLHOOD.
talk critically about street art, lose followers
Such an important topic though.