Time flies and it´s been, what, two weeks since I posted? More, actually, as that last one was scheduled. It is just such an uninspiring time of year.
My inner feminist was triggered by the following advert at the bus shelter on my street, it´s for a highschool that specializes in technology and IT. Two serious-looking boys, clearly focused on what they are doing, probably programming a virus that will end all wars. Two smiling girls, one whole-heartedly focused on the boys, and the other having that odd smile that women have in adverts while eating salad alone, you know what I mean.
Another thing that has upset my feminist sensibilities is the kind of positive yet weird and creepy feedback women get on facebook when they change their profile photos. Many of these photos/selfies look absolutely nothing like the person and are changed very often. I have facebook friends I am not entirely sure who they are (or is it the same girl having many facebook accounts?). I have decided never to “like” a new profile photo. I can´t think of a more devious – and naiv, considering it is meant to do the opposite – way to undermine someone´s self-esteem than to applaud this kind of self-objectification. (I am here on facebook, if you like to hook up there.)
It was deadly cold outside for weeks, now it´s all melting away and the ice roads closed the day after they opened, which makes winter boring. I have bound myself a new sketchbook, a larger one, and am determined to faithfully art journal in it every day even if I have nothing more exciting to draw than fika; I am very inspired by Danny Gregory right now. Below is my first sketch, a Saturday sketch across the fika table, where the husband is nursing his broken leg with his favourite boiled sausages and blue candy while watching movies about Stasi on youtube. I guess we all have our weird little interests.