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“It’s grimy, it’s dirty” : For Ninja and Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord

I am your Butterfly

(I fall to the ground like a wingless)

You are my Samurai

I need your protection, need your protection…*


Blend this moment with the deathbed.

Reckon up the children of men.

Transform your injurers into your benefactors.

Walk the great streets that reek melancholy.

Surrender is no more and heaven tides alongside minds who deserve to die fuck you
Surrender is fuck you
in the rain at the grave cold rain and lightening back dropping kick stopping Fuck you surrender is fuck you

The polarity shifts to An implied understanding.

Negotiation successful.

What your broken plaything is -As to my birth, I am.

She has no name.

I have no name.

A woman is more dangerous than a loaded pistol

A doomsday angel

Snuffing a cigarette
Before the curtain is called

Predators wearing spittle grins
A gaping hole left by them

You thought your love would save her

Change her,

chain her to your bed

but it breaked her Instead

Pretty Wise

Surrender is

ice cold crow ca-caw caw

fire in the chakra

Evening tide

Sunsets wide

Surrender is my alibi

Into your hands deliver eyes

of Ra

How Can an Angel Break My Heart?

Scorched and tumbling earth

You are the muse’s favorite

You are an angel

and I am blind

We are irreconcilable

though compasses align

Hot syrup from the spoon is anodyne

*Italics by Die Antwoord


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The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens; a multimedia interpretation of a sentence, by LaLa

original paintings Acrylic on 8X10 printer paper w ransom note style courier new font; Video filming, production, directing, reading, editing by LaLa. Sentence by Wallace Stevens.

 

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it’s the little things, a moment in time spanned with faernworks

Faern, photo by Julie Michelle http://calibersf.com/julie-michelle/

Faern, at the Columbarium, February 2010, photo by Julie Michelle http://iliveheresf.com/

Faern is kind of a mysterious one; petite and graceful. She speaks with a low rich voice that is at once calm and yet impossible to ignore. She’s the type who you just know has delicious little secrets and delightful ideas. As an artist, she is driven. Anyone who knows her even a little knows she’s a Tasmanian Devil of multi-talent and she’s thoroughly the moody artist when she can’t be engaged in the making of some thing.

“I love shooting the crowd at festivals. So here is one of my faves from “Llightning in a Bottle 2008, - or termed, LiB is one of my favorite events and the crew there has always been extremely welcoming to me, as well as supportive of me there through my hard times. This picture was shot from a tall installation they created above the DJ booth, now, that was one hard little crow's nest to get out of- but man the energy coming at us up there was immense.” ~ faernworks

“I love shooting the crowd at festivals. So here is one of my faves from “Lightning in a Bottle," (2008) or LiB which is one of my favorite events and the crew there has always been extremely welcoming to me, as well as supportive of me there through my hard times. This picture was shot from a tall installation they created above the DJ booth. Now, that was one hard little crow's nest to get out of- but man the energy coming at us up there was immense.” ~ faernworks

photo by Faern, model Amy LeBlanc http://www.amyleblanc.com/, wearing a callibug design, http://www.callibugdesigns.com/

Amy LeBlanc http://www.amyleblanc.com/, wearing a callibug design, http://www.callibugdesigns.com/, photo by faernworks

ozomatli, photo by faernworks

ozomatli, photo by faernworks

"My most recent adventures including yoga festivals~ this past summer I found myself at the Wanderlust festival in Tahoe with Yoga Tree SF

"This past summer I found myself at the Wanderlust festival in Tahoe with Yoga Tree SF. That's KK Ledford, she teaches Anusara Yoga at Yoga Tree SF, Hayes Studio." http://www.wildmoonwisdom.com" ~ faernworks

One of the leading yoga, DJ, performance art and festival photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Faern has worked with everyone from ozomatli when they are at the Fillmore, to Bad Unkl Sista, Yoga Tree San Francisco to Common Ground Magazine.

Anastazia Louise, Bad Unkl Sista, photo by faernworks

Surly, Bad Unkl Sista, photo by faernworks

Interlude-Actuate, "Anticipate-Expand" from faernworks

Interlude : Actuate, "Anticipate : Expand" from faernworks

“In my newest series- ‘Interlude : Actuate’  , which I have termed a ‘photo mixed media project,’ I use a polymer base medium in my method of creating the pieces~ which is basically acrylic paint without the color.”

Interlude-Actuate, "Maintain-Adorn" from faernworks

Interlude : Actuate, "Maintain : Adorn" from faernworks

“In this project I am not only exploring the things that cause us to pause, and then move on- but I am also studying the marriage of my materials, something that is so beyond satisfying for me it goes beyond escaping into my work. Also, in creating ‘Interlude: Actuate’ it requires a lot of community support, the models volunteer, I collect surfaces from the neighborhood to work on or some are donated to me as well.”

Interlude-Actuate, "Recess-Cultivate" from faernworks

Interlude : Actuate, "Recess : Cultivate" from faernworks

“In my creative mind the past few years I have been exploring the ways in which we bind ourselves, what that means and how we can benefit from that. There are things we impress upon ourselves intentionally, whether we realize this or not, this is an integral part of passing through, moving forward, or activating. With this project, ‘Interlude : Actuate,’ I have chosen to address this part of the growth process visually while allowing for the connection to the natural progression of life. With the combination of fine art photographic techniques and printing with a mixed media process using acrylic and India ink.”

Out of a recent personal tragedy in her life has sprung the blog project called, “it’s the little things.”

february magnolia by faernworks

february magnolia by faernworks

For a week now a flurry (or perhaps a fury) of blog posts have appeared on Faern-In-The-Works, with snippets and flashes of a carefully noticed life: Nothing is taken for granted, everything is studied, no stone is not contemplated.

windows by faernworks

windows by faernworks

Faern is keeping busy by observing everything.

Century by faernworks

Century by faernworks

The little things are noted down with short, prose-like musings and are featured alongside vibrant and surprising photographs that celebrate life; quietly.

That ultimate sense of gratefulness encompasses and informs all of Faern’s current work.

the bus, SF, by faernworks

the bus, SF, by faernworks

“One thing that has happened recently, especially NOW is that I have drastically changed my perception of my work and Self in the past year. I am much more focused now in a multitude of fashions, that’s why taking a sort of hiatus from my client work and art series’ took such a chunk out of my psyche temporarily.”

Surly, Bad Unkl Sista, photo by faernworks concept and photo by Anastazia Louise and faernworks

“I’m still trying to find that chunk, it will turn up sooner or later.”

"One day in the "realm of the accidental" I came across “mistake media” and a love was born. And after years of working together on many projects from performance photography where I crawl around after the performers in Bad Unkl Sista to styling images together, Anastazia Louise and I have a very special bond."

“I am extremely happy to support my family in these hard times, but that doesn’t take away a sort of separation anxiety from the actual process- the work itself never stops but the making of it is an integral part of my being.”

anastazia Louise, Bad Unkl Sista, photo in a collection entitled, Blue Sky Sista by faernworks

Anastazia Louise, Bad Unkl Sista, photo in a collection entitled, Blue Sky Sista by faernworks

“The ‘its the little things’ came from this space, this place of missing my process combined with huge things happening all around me, but what I am faced with must come down to the little things, because the big things are nothing without the support structure of how we see these little parts of life and living.”

Silvie Hibdon teaches all over the city from crunch to subbing classes at Yoga Tree, SF, photo by faernworks

Silvie Hibdon teaches all over the city from crunch to subbing classes at Yoga Tree, SF, photo by faernworks

One of the things that surely keeps her a working artist in San Francisco, one of the most competitive art hubs in the world, is her ability to be extremely flexible. Being a certified yoga instructor herself, Faern is able to not only collaborate with her fellow yogi on location, lighting, and clothing, but also help choose appropriate poses and aide in spotting and finally take the photograph. More of her professional yoga photos are available on her Web site.

Marni Sclaroff of Yoga Loft and Yoga Kula,  SF photo by faernworks

Marni Sclaroff of Yoga Loft and Yoga Kula, SF, photo by faernworks

So when I say flexible, I mean that literallyand figuratively. She recently relayed on the phone to me about her adventures in yoga photography.

“A lot of times it will just be me and the yogi I’m photographing. I have to spot them and make sure they’re in the pose correctly,” she said. “Then I have to run and hurry up and get the photo. My latest yoga photoshoot was just me and Catherine, and she’s standing on her head on a little foot bridge. She can’t tip one way or the other…”

Catherine Davis, private instruction, photo by faernworks

Catherine Davis, private instruction, photo by faernworks

“Is that because she’d fall?” I asked.

“Well that and the postures have to be just right; they have to show the essence of the person as well as the alignment of the asana or pose.”

Chrisandra Fox of Yoga Tree, SF, photo by faernworks

Chrisandra Fox of Yoga Tree, SF, photo by faernworks

On top of her work behind the scenes Faern also models and has recently started guest blogging with her debut and recent photo shoot with Julie Michelle  at the Columbarium both  published on the i live here: SF blog earlier this week featuring a prose piece Faern wrote for them. The piece resounds with the theme of all of her current work, “These little things / they are just here, and there / it’s the little things that remind / me its ok to cry, while also they / help me fight back the tears.”

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle

La La:  How did you and Julie decide on the location ?

Faern: We had been emailing for weeks about different spots in the city- which wasn’t easy for me because I use the city a lot for my own work so I have a lot of things that I just love about this place […] the whole time we were e-mailing I had the Columbarium in the back of my mind.

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle

La La: What was it like being in front of the camera?

Faern: This is NEVER an easy thing for me, I have gotten better over the years of forcing myself to be there sometimes and having so many friends that use cameras now, but there have been times in the past that I acted like I was in witness relocation or something […] I can fit behind a lampost pretty well. And for this project, I volunteered, I mean, what? me? choose to do something like that… Lord, that is one rare occurance… but even in being in front of the camera I felt like I was sort of behind… reading the lighting, recording the details. I even had my camera with me also, but I chose to not take it out for fear of distraction and habit, it’s an easy object to hide behind, the camera, especially when you have been handling one since the age of three or four.

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle

La La: I like that the style of clothing and jewelry is vintage.

Faern: I have always been into vintage clothing. I went to the Rose Bowl monthly market and went through every piece of vintage anything, and that dress was my find, it reminds me of times past. Then the necklace, well I know this great artist couple and one of them started making this vintage reconstruction jewelry that I had been looking at a lot… I think I got the necklace first actually- I can’t remember, but anyhow, Velvet Otterhound knows about the little things- so I had to bring that piece with me.

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle.

Faern at the Columbarium, SF, February, 2010, photo by Julie Michelle.

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Gorgeous Vintage Redesign, an interview with Velvet Otterhound in San Francisco

Dress up for the grown-ups: Welcome to the unbelievably unusual and stunning vintage redesigned jewelry of Velvet Otterhound.

Nouveau Angel Fairy and Baroque Pearl Necklace and Brooch- Vintage Redesign
Nouveau Angel Fairy and Baroque Pearl Necklace and Brooch- Vintage Redesign

Rhinestone Lion Tassel Silver Necklace- Vintage Redesign
Rhinestone Lion Tassel Silver Necklace- Vintage Redesign

How did you get into vintage jewelry? Who or what inspires you?

VO: I was born in SF and my grandmother had tons of fabulous jewelry and clothes from the 40s and 50s. I got used to that type of styling. After she died our attic was filled with her stuff. I used to play up there, wrapping real fox stoles around my neck and putting on her jewelry.

Drawer Handle Flower Abalone Brass and Silver Necklace- Vintage Redesign

Drawer Handle Flower Abalone Brass and Silver Necklace- Vintage Redesign

How did you start to get seriously into jewelry making?

VO: My family moved to Clearlake, CA., and when I got into my teen years I got more into wearing jewelry, but Clearlake doesn’t have much in the way of jewelry stores and it was before the internet. I was left to find old pieces at the church thrift stores and re-make them into something I liked.

Nouveau Angel Fairy and Baroque Pearl Necklace and Brooch- Vintage Redesign

Nouveau Angel Fairy and Baroque Pearl Necklace and Brooch- Vintage Redesign

 

What’s a memorable piece you have made?

VO: My wedding necklace in 2006 was made from one of my grandmother’s earrings.

Nouveau Silver Bird and Faceted Jade Necklace- Vintage Redesign

Nouveau Silver Bird and Faceted Jade Necklace- Vintage Redesign

How would you describe your work?

VO: I kind of get a little more fantastical with my pieces. They make me happy!

Just in time for Valentine's Day! Vintage redesigned necklaces for $35 and under.

42 “Answer to the Ultimate Question” Necklace

Silver clam and pearl

Red Siam Silver Inlay

Paris Charm and Garnet

Ruby Red Carved Lucite Flowers

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