I just wanted to share this

Here’s a video made by Spaghetto, an Italian director/producer working in Hollywood. I like this video a lot, as well as her other videos I have watched. So here it is:

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You’ll like her other videos. I can just tell.

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Some things I’ve been working on

These days, I’ve been feeling kind of cruddy about things in life that shouldn’t matter. I have no control over my Debbie Downer attitude lately. So I try to make things to distract myself.

Here’s a few.

Been loving typography lately. Let me know what you think.

Arizona monsoon has been offering some great cloud porn lately. So rare here.

Thinking I might offer these up as Instacanv.as options or just prints.

Keep on keepin on.

 

I’m just going to say it

Here’s how I feel about guns: they are stupid. The idea that man has to run around with a piece of equipment aimed at destruction of life just seems barbaric and unnecessary to me. I’m probably going to catch a lot of flack for this, but since once again a disturbed individual has opened fire on the innocent, I’m just going to put it out there. Also it should be stated that I’m not some idealistic and naive believer in man’s ability to be good without the structure of laws and defense.

I understand the point the NRA and other gun lovers want to make: that bad things would be less likely to happen if more people ran around with guns. But do we really want to be a society that has to go to the f**king movie theatre strapped? It seems to me that if everyone was strapped, it would be placing us more in a state of danger than not. Mankind, as a whole, is not a smart species. Individuals can be smart, not people.

There are certain individuals that turn to violence in lieu of rationality a little too quickly. Those people, when armed with weapons, pose a threat. Those people shouldn’t have guns.

Without proper training and knowledge, the possession of a firearm can have psychological affects on an individual. A new sense of entitlement, desire to fire the damn thing, and ego are all things I see in people who own guns.

But mostly what I see in people I know that own guns are a bunch of wimpy ass boys who are so excited by the idea of destruction that having a gun fills that little void inside. It makes them feel manly, and has little to do with the idea of protection. I can’t help but state that property isn’t worth someone’s life.

I sometimes find myself pondering the ownership of a handgun to keep at home in the event of a break in. Protecting myself as a woman (as in my body, not my property) is of importance, more so than men protecting their flat screen TV’s. In these instances I remember the culture of fear the media has instilled upon us. And I question whether or not I would want to live with the reality of taking another person’s life. In the event of “me or them” of course I would choose myself. It’s just a slippery slope once that line is crossed.

And, yes, I have shot a gun before. A real one. It was fun, but not enough for me to run out and buy one because I’m so afraid of imaginary circumstances that have less chance of happening than me dying in a car accident. Fear of mortality is man’s downfall.

Social Media Fork

Ah social media. It is the very fiber of our being nowadays. Even the people who claim to be against it are using some form of it; posting things from the internet to Tumblr pages, Pinning recipes to Pinterest. It’s all connected, everyone just has there preferred methods. I am not up on all of the latest trends in tech and media, but I’m not so in the dark that I pretend “it’s just not my thing.” Last summer, while I was in LA, I rediscovered Twitter as a far more interesting social media platform than Facebook. I had found a place to put all of those comical thoughts that come to me when no one is around. Almost like a friend that may or may not be paying close attention to what you’re drunkenly babbling about. Then I let my Tweeting fade away into nothing but the occasional Instagram shot, for my comedic voice seemed to have been lost to the perils of not giving a fuck. About anything. It was a terrible time of absolute boredom to which I am making a slow comeback.

So now I find myself at a fork in my social media road. I have one Twitter, to which I post new listings on occasion for my photography, and my sarcastic comedic thoughts. But should these two be separate? The social media of business would say that I should keep business and leisure separate. But that would require TWO accounts. I am a lazy individual and I do not want to be bothered with this nonsense of keeping up two different profiles. I feel like my personality should be a part of the experience. Maybe, kind of, a little bit. For the here and now, let’s just assume this can work: being offensive and selling things.

BTW: to follow me on Twitter or Instagram, Bethanie_m.

New Shop Opening

Hello and welcome to the fun house.

I would like to share with you that I have a new shop, Instacanv.as. They are an awesome shop that stretches Insagram pictures on to canvases to be hung on your lovely wall and enjoyed. I finally opened my own shop and have put what I feel are my best works up.

Here are just a few as a sneak peak:

LA Under Water

Peek a Boo

No title, maybe I’ll think of one later

Flying High

You can view the rest at instacanv.as/bethanie_m

I still have an Etsy, as well as Society6. I am going to attempt to keep up with my photography as much as possible now that I am all done with school. However, I work my new job as well as my old job on the weekends, so I am still as busy as ever.

love, wookie.