Keeping positive and other things I won’t stick to in 2015

Hey lovelies, sorry for the silent treatment these past few months, sometimes life just gets in the way. Any way this is one of them new year resolution posts, well no I won’t call them resolutions, more like pledges. So here they are:

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  1. Keeping Positive – Keeping positive and being happy has always been an issue for me, my brain seems to enjoy misery. So I plan on taking steps to become a happier person. My girl even bought me a little book of mindfulness for Christmas as a joke but we’ll see who’s laughing when I’m the epitome of happiness!pilates
  2. Get Fitter – I’ve always wanted to try out apilates class and I’ve finally signed up for a 5 week course ready to start this month :). I’m expecting to be surrounded by old ladies who are much more flexible than me, it’s going to be really embarrassing when they can touch their toes and I can’t get past my knees!books2
  3. Less TV more reading – TV absorbs me. So I pledge to read more and watch less and maybe then I can get through my mountain of books and write some reviews!

I could keep going on but I thought it best to leave it at 3, this way when I look back I won’t feel as bad when I haven’t kept to any of them!

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Slamsister Designs

I don’t know about you but when I need a card for my special lady there is definitely a lack of choice! Well Emma Dobbs, the woman behind the illustrations of Slamsister Designs is here to change this. Slamsister Designs create really cool greetings cards and prints specifically for lesbians.  pic4

“My goal is to create a huge selection so that anyone who looks on the site will find something – it’s a huge task, but as Sandy said to me once, we’re going to do it, but it’s one card at a time.”

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Some of you may recognise Emma’s work as she and her wife Sandy have been to various Prides this Summer selling cards and prints!

Emma draws each design and takes her inspiration from pop art, cartoons and American comics, which I think she pulls off perfectly!pic3

I love this style, it’s bright and fun, exactly what celebrating love should be like. My personal favourites are the ‘Just Married’ cards, if only I was getting married!

So what’s in the pipeline for Slamsister Designs? Emma is currently working on a 2015 Calendar, (you can find sneak peaks on the Slamsister twitter page), larger art prints, posters and hopefully a 2015 diary!

So ladies if you need a birthday or anniversary card, know someone who’s getting married or just want to say I love you, check out Slamsister Designs! pic2

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Lesbian Couples – Art

OITNBRosie Ablewhite is another incredible artist I’ve had the pleasure to discover! As a freelance artist Rosie is kept pretty busy with client requests. I can see why as her art has such a distinctive style which really drew me to her work.

“With watered ink or acrylics you have no choice but to work fast and that leaves you with a very bold mark, as well as drips and distinctive brush strokes. I really enjoyed how this made my portraits more dynamic and now I only work in this way if I can!”

When Rosie gets the chance she creates beautiful pieces showing iconic lesbian couples (real or fictional). My personal favourite is Piper and Vause, I love the touch of orange (pictured above).

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I asked Rosie if she would consider doing an art series of lesbian couples…

“I most certainly would, I feel like it’s something that I’m always trying to find the time to do! Sadly when you work freelance, all the work seems to come at once and then you have to go and stretch out those neglected limbs and interact with other humans!”

Rosie is a versatile artist and isn’t just restricted to this style of painting either. Look at these amazing portraits of Alex Vause and Ellen Page. vause

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So if anyone wants to commission an art project then do let Rosie know! I’m envisioning a book deal, a gallery opening, featuring in magasines…. 😉

You can find Rosie on wordpress, twitter and tumblr!

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Sapphic Sketches

circle of loveI’m a big art lover but lately I’ve found a distinct lack of lesbian love depicted in art. No matter what I type in to my computer my search results show up nothing! Well that’s not true, there’s usually a lot of videos of a certain nature…

So I’m on a mission to find as many artists who create lesbian art, be that paintings, drawings, animations, sculptures, photography etc. and create a blog series! If anyone has any recommendations then please get in touch.

10:04:12Anyway on to my first artist :)…

Sapphic Sketches is a series of amazing erotic lesbian art created by Jodi Sandler. What I love about Sapphic Sketches is how Jodi can keep the sexual nature of her pieces through the use of minimalistic lines.

My two favourite pieces are pictured above. They are some of Jodi’s more minimalistic sketches, both with clean, crisp lines yet you instantly see the embrace between the lovers. I think that’s what I love about them most!

Sapphic Sketches reminds me that lesbian love isn’t complicated, it isn’t messy, it’s simple, it’s fluid, it’s to be enjoyed.

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11:17:10You can find Sapphic Sketches on twitter @SapphicSketches or visit the website for more of Jodi’s work!

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Day 3: Sappho — the ultimate Lesbian hipster

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I’m only on day three and I’m already weary of having to spell out that, “while homosexuality has been around for centuries, here are the first documented/recorded/depicted examples of such-and-such”. And I’m sure most of you also already realize this, but please, bear with me while we catch everyone (all three others reading this) up. Also, I’m two glasses of champagne in, so EVERYONE please bear with me…this will be a struggle.

While lesbianism, as an act has been around for centuries, the earliest known recording of lesbianism is mentioned in something called the Code of Hammurabi — sounds sexual and elite doesn’t it? The Code, not unlike today’s Constitution — was a strict set of laws set by the Babylonian king, Hammurabi around 1772 BCE. Based on Babylonian law interpreted through the Code of Hammurabi, there was a new class of women recognized — the “salzikrum.” Salzikrum, a compound…

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HerShe

Maybe I just wanted to brag but one of my posts is currently featuring in HerShe magazine and that’s pretty cool if you ask me :). Their chosen post is my Lesbian Pulp Fiction post, so maybe I need to write less and include really cool pictures of half-naked ladies and I’d be a famous blogger? Well I could give it ago!

If you’ve never been on the HerShe website I definitely recommend you checking it out (and I’m not just being biased) there is some pretty neat stuff on there. I particularly enjoyed reading How Does Your Garden Grow? by Edie Wyatt. Here’s a little excerpt…

“I prefer to keep myself completely clean shaven.  But this is a post-becoming-a-lesbian thing. In my life before, I was a bit… hairier, as if I wasn’t so concerned about how the dining was for my male paramours.  And to be honest, I guess I wasn’t? I mean, I wasn’t unkempt. But…what I’m trying to say is that there was quite a bit of (neatly groomed) hair down there and I never really thought much about it.”

Anyway if you’re anything like me and you like to read cool stuff from like-minded ladies then go check out HerShe!

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Thank You

I’ve reached 100 wordpress followers and that’s pretty damn cool! I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s enjoyed my blog. When I started this wordpress account I didn’t even know if I would stick to it but nearly 5 months later I’m still posting and that’s some achievement for me!

I really love the diversity of the blogs I read here and I’ve never felt closer to the LBGTQ community so thank you all!

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