Happy to release the third image of the series: The Guardian.
It is the balance to Ascent and Descent, and I definitely look forward to doing many more images in this world.
Original is 15.5x10.5”, Ballpoint Pen and 22K Gold Leaf on Moleskine
As before it is available on my inPrnt page: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/rebecca_yanovskaya/
And a bit of news: On March 7-9 I will have a table at the Toronto Comicon, I hope to see a lot of people there! Come say hello!
Strange creations of body-painting by the Japanese artist Chooo-San, aka Hikarucho.
I WAITED THE WHOLE YEAR TO POST THIS!!!!
All of the various coverage about Phillip Seymour Hoffman and addiction is really getting to me, both because people’s misc. opinions about drugs and drug addiction send me into a roller coaster of emotional states but also because I find it supremely frustrating that it takes the death of a prominent white man for people to have a conversation about drug use that’s about addiction and aw how sad, meanwhile countless POC are imprisoned every year for minor drug offenses.
If you are white, you’re an addict. If you’re a POC, you’re a violent criminal. Ugh.
This post needs to immediately follow any discussion of PSH’s death, which is why I’m doing just that.
"So it’s in that spirit that I’d like to say this: Phil Hoffman, this kind, decent, magnificent, thunderous actor, who was never outwardly “right” for any role but who completely dominated the real estate upon which every one of his characters walked, did not die from an overdose of heroin—he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the proper amount then everything would have been fine. He didn’t die because he was partying too hard or because he was depressed—he died because he was an addict on a day of the week with a y in it.”
I know a lot of people are struggling with depression. I’ve been in a dark place, but I’ve come out on the other side, and thankfully I’m still enjoying the sun. But I could not have done it on my own, and I know that.
So I’m starting a tag on my blog where I’ll reblog happy, inspiring things so if you’re ever feeling down, you can go through this tag. Hopefully you will feel a little better. If nothing else, you can know that I am here for you and I will support you when you feel like it’s hard for you to stand.
A volunteer participates in LSD research
Viejas | CA | 1966
Photographer Credit | AP Services
How white supremacists destroyed Black people with their drug culture and alcohol and weapons of mass destruction.
The thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy. - John 10:10
Freshly Foraged wild Leeks & Field Garlic.
In honor of the two conflicting holidays
I’ve been thinking about a sideblog thats completely drug-related, not in a recreational way but for critiquing the intersection between recreational and pharmaceutical drug culture, general drug history and discussion, answering questions, dispelling myths (particularly the really harmful ones) and letting people share real drug experience stories. Drug users tend to be a lonely group of people, except for other drug users, and having a community dedicated to informed discussion goes a long way. Bluelight saved my life many times back in the day, by giving me a resource and community that I could turn to and educate myself and not do something completely stupid and potentially lethal.
But yeah, I’ve been throwing that idea around, any suggestions or comments?
i basically have received a stoner 4-day weekend; went to a free yonder show with some friends from back home on friday, bicycle day was yesterday, today is 4/20 and tomorrow i will see the knife. woooooooooooooo