2010/10/17

Flower Power Cat

Here's the creative output of my weekend:
I made a cat!
Out of some vintage 70ies-fabric and little flowers I crocheted and a boa because every cat needs a little glamour, don't you think?



LOVE
Tanja♥

2010/10/12

Art and Color, an Hommage to Andy Warhol

I am obsessed by colors, some colors can, just like music or a certain smell or taste, provoque emotions that are very strong. Memories of times long ago, very special moments, sometimes pure happiness.
The artist who has always impressed me most is Andy Warhol. He gave art a complete new face, litterally. 
I especially love his portraits and his flowers.
And I like his way of living art in different forms, paintings, prints, photographies, music, general lifestyle and his opinions.
(Jay Johnson, A W, Candy Darling photo Richard Avedon)
The world fascinates me...








(all pictures Google search)

LOVE, LIGHT and more LOVE,
Tanja ♥

PS: my favourite living artist? Someone who uses color the way AW did. I really admire the artwork of 
Pato Paez-Harris
http://patopaez.carbonmade.com/
or find him on Twitter @PatoPaez

2010/10/10

Viva la Diva

Always be yourself

Divas, they have style, they are eccentrics, they are not trying to look "young" but they still are amazing, maybe even more now, than when they were young. 

When you're a woman and you're young and beautiful, things are easy. People love beauty, everybody likes to look a you, everybody thinks you're a nice person because you look like a nice person. Sometimes you are in danger to lose your personality because of your beauty. When I was young, I looked like a porcelain-doll. I had white skin, a perfect complexion, long dark hair, dark blue eyes and I was slim. But very often, I had the impression, that people didn't look at me, they just saw the facade. 

Then came Punk and I cut my hair ultra short punk style. I wore DocMartens boots. I colored my hair in weird colors. My boss said I wouldn't look like a woman anymore. The other girls at the office thought it was great but said they would never have the courage, because their boyfriends wouldn't like it. Wow!

I style myself for myself and never ever to please a man! So that's another reason why I love the women in my Diva-list, and maybe you can imagine why some women are not on this list.

Vivienne Westwood at LFW

Anna Piaggi the eccentric Diva

Anna Piaggi from Italian Vogue

The amazing Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper a powerfull Diva

Vivienne Westwood and Pamela Anderson

Vivienne Westwood and Pamela Anderson

Vivienne Westwood Diva

Vivienne Westwood cool!

Vivienne Westwood now and then
LOVE
Tanja

PS: there's a minus for Anna Piaggi because she wears real fur and a plus for Pamela Anderson because she supports PETA
PS2: I still have the dark blue eyes ;-)

all pictures Google search

2010/10/09

follow me home...

You might already follow me on Twitter, so today I invite you to my home :)
It's nice and cozy and I'm sitting right here on my couch
This is my red couch, favourite place when I'm home

it's a room with a view as you can see

that's my beauty section

and the movie section

this was my very first painting, it's very old now, it's called 
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

the flower paintings on the wall are by my mom, the chaos is by me ;-)
 Love
Tanja


2010/10/01

about ageing

"I want to grow old without facelifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I've made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you" -   --  Marilyn Monroe