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Sex sells – a view from the other side

These ads are unbelievably sexy. Also, very powerful and thought-provoking. When I first saw them the other day, after "Fwoar!", I thought "Ha! In yo face objectifying male-chauvinist pigs!". Seeing them today I thought (fwoar! again) THIS is why women's bodies have for so long been used in advertising! When it's not a woman being… Continue reading Sex sells – a view from the other side

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Arts funding and ‘The Glasgow Effect’

Creative Scotland posted some information today about the project Ellie Harrison has been given £15,000 to undertake. Many people are, understandably, upset for a variety of reasons but this post makes it clear it's intended as a research project - and quite an interesting one too, imo. The main problem seems to be with Ellie… Continue reading Arts funding and ‘The Glasgow Effect’

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I don’t know much about art…

Warning - ranting ahead! So, some 'artist' has printed out other people's Instagram pics and sold them for obscene amounts of cash. Putting aside all issues of copyright, intellectual property, theft or whatever - how the feck can this be considered art? He just took screenshots and printed them out! His 'artwork' required absolutely no artistry. Of any kind.… Continue reading I don’t know much about art…

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More thoughts about introversion

I found another good article on introversion today - 10 Best Activities To Do With Introverts - though it should really be called '10 things for introverts to do mainly on their own'... These are so true for me. Single-player athletic activities? I enjoy yoga, hiking, running, cycling, skiing and geocaching - activities I can happily practice… Continue reading More thoughts about introversion

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Samhain – again

tumshie lanterns It's Samhain again already! Traditionally, in Scotland, the New Year was marked at this time. It's the end of the harvest period, the crops are in and winter is coming. It seems like a good time to look back at the past year to me. This year has been the best I've had… Continue reading Samhain – again