Incoming and outgoing mail! More photos at the blog!
I like the idea of white ink on kraft paper. Must try this.
1. Everyone has bills lying around, right? Whether they are from your own bills, or your parent’s, I’m sure there are some of these self addressable return envelopes around your home. In picture 1 is a few examples of what I’m speaking about. These have a “security patterns” on their insides. Some have actually pretty neat designs! In this tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to turn these envelopes inside-out to use as unique envelopes to send our pen pals.
2. Your first move will be to turn your bill envelope over onto its back. The way that these envelopes are put together vary but no matter what the steps are very similar. See picture number 2. Arrows are pointing to where the envelope is glued together. You want to separate the envelope at the glued areas. From my own trial and error, I’ve learned that slowly tearing them apart by hand works best. Be careful not to damage the envelope too terribly.
3. Once you have your envelope separated at the glued areas it should look like picture 3 or similar.
4. Flip your envelope over so the design that was on the inside is now facing down. Your next move is to fold up the bottom flap.
5. You will now need either glue or tape. Any kind will work. In this tutorial I used a glue stick. See picture 5. You will be gluing or taping the flaps on either side down to the middle. If you are using glue, put your glue were the arrows in picture 5 indicate. If you are using tape, fold down one side at a time and tape them to the middle.
6. At this point your envelope should look like picture 6 is from back.
7. It should look like picture number 7 from the front. Your inside-out envelope is complete all but decorating, addressing and applying postage.
8. In picture number 8 is something I like to do to my own inside-out bill envelopes. I put a scrap piece of patterned paper in the empty window. You can glue or tape it down to the inside of the envelope so it wont move during the mailing process.
I hope this unique and easy way to create an envelope for your pen pals will be helpful to you all! Please message us if you have any questions. We are always here to help!! You can check out some examples of inside-out bill envelopes I have sent to my own pen pals here, here and here.
Thanks and as always,
Outgoing mail to some pretty rad folks, including someone I had met at a Toronto Airbnb. #penpals #letterwriting #snailmail #snailmailrevolution #outgoing
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
True story from a day-in-the-life. Here’s a piece of advice. When you contact someone to do work for you, don’t put them in the uncomfortable position of having to decide whether your money is worth having to deal with creepy subtext in your messages to them. >:I
Comic-a-day: Day 10 of 31
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See previous Comic-a-day comics HERE.
So delicate Flowergirls by Lim Zhi Wei / Love Limzy, Malaysian artist.
Many women who have been sexually abused (like many survivors of concentration camps and ritual torture) report having distanced themselves as a conscious strategy for coping with the abuse. With women, this dissociation often becomes a part of their sexuality per se and of their experience of the world, especially their experience of men. Women widely report this sensation during sex. Not feeling pain, including during sex, may have a similar etiology. As one pornography model put it,
O: I had quite a bit of difficulty as a child. I was suicidal for a time, because I never felt attached to my body. I just felt completely detached from my body; I felt like a completely separate entity from it. I still see my body as a tool, something to be used.
DR: Give me an example of how today you sense not being attached to your body.
O: I don’t feel pain.
DR: What do you mean, literally?
O: I really don’t feel pain. …
DR: When there is no camera and you are having sexual relations, are you still on camera?
O: Yes. I’m on camera 24 hours a day. …
DR: Who are you?
O: Who? Olympia Dancing-Doll: The Sweet with the Super-Supreme.
DR: What the hell is that?
O: That’s the title of my act. …
DR: [Pointing to her.] This is a body. Is it your body?
DR: Are you your body?
O: No. I’m not my body, but it is my body.
Women often begin alienating themselves from their body’s self-preserving reactions under conditions under which they cannot stop the pain from being inflicted, and then find the deadening process difficult to reverse. Some then seek out escalating pain to feel sexual or to feel alive or to feel anything at all. One particularly devastating and confusing consequence of sexual abuse for women’s sexuality - and a crisis for consciousness - occurs when one’s body experiences abuse as pleasurable. Feeling loved and aroused and comforted during incest, or orgasm during rape, are examples. Because body is widely regarded as access to unmediated truth in this culture, women feel betrayed by their bodies and seek mental justifications (Freudian derepression theory provides an excellent one) for why their body’s reactions are their own true reactions, and their values and consciousness (which interprets the event as a violation) is socially imposed. That is, they come to believe they really wanted the rape or the incest and interpret violation as their own sexuality.
A punk stops during a gay pride parade to allow a mesmerized child to touch his jacket spikes.
I lost control about reblogging this picture.
and this is the perfect “fuck you” to people who stereotype people like this.
literally one of my favourite pictures ever
nothing more punk than letting small children touch your clothes spikes or hair spikes