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gwendolyn weston
✨ c a p r i c o r n ✨ gentle software detangler , my favourite colour is purple. πŸ’œ she/her.
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gwendolyn weston Jun 9
Replying to @rmondello
😫 I wish I could have seen it in person!!!
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gwendolyn weston Jun 9
Replying to @rmondello
Ahhhhh do noooot tell me this is a purple safari hoodie it is SO CUTE
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gwendolyn weston Jun 4
Hello hi! Would love to get coffee again this year, if you're up for it. :)
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gwendolyn weston Jun 3
Replying to @catehstn
omg yesss that'd be hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ
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gwendolyn weston Jun 3
that's such a nice purple sweater
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gwendolyn weston May 31
Replying to @catehstn
I love drawing flowers, will you send me a picture of your beautiful arrangement plz πŸ’œ
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gwendolyn weston May 21
So many gems in this write-up by on honing your skills in layers: β€œIt was like trying to learn architecture by drawing a cathedral and guessing how to backwards construct the whole thing... don’t focus on the whole, just make the parts."
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Black&QueerChanda Prescod-Weinstein πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸŒˆ May 19
Replying to @IBJIYONGI
What Dr. Jacquelyn Bolman was saying to us was that those of us who are descended from non-European peoples were told that our weaving was primitive but it was math. It was algorithm. That we have always been mathematicians. I walked away crying.
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Black&QueerChanda Prescod-Weinstein πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸŒˆ May 19
The first person to point this out to me was a Lakota biologist who was chatting with me and a Kanaka Maoli mathematician ⁦⁩ circa 2014. Indigenous peoples said this so many times. Bittersweet to see it acknowledged from others first.
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gwendolyn weston May 18
Replying to @basthomas
Thank you!!! 😊
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Elliot May 18
Replying to @purpleyay
This thread means so much today. It’s amazing how doing something simple like taking time for art can have bigger ramifications in your accesss to/appreciation for beauty. A fantastic reminder πŸ™
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gwendolyn weston May 18
Replying to @HiElliotKeeler
I'm glad to hear it!! πŸ’• Jenny Odell has a whole chapter about this in her latest book, but essentially: "When you the pattern of your attention has changed, you render your reality differently. You being to move and act in a different kind of world."
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gwendolyn weston May 18
Replying to @purpleyay
It’s like when you discover the one brush in photoshop with a cool texture that makes anything look good so then you only use that one and never bother learning what any of the other brushes even look like.
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gwendolyn weston May 18
Added onto a piece from yesterday, and wowww pastels are so fun I can’t stop making colourful messes.
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
All this to say, if you’re looking for a fun exercise in deep attention and curiosity (and a reason to get yourself flowers more!!!), I recommend making some botanical art!! πŸŽ¨πŸŒΈπŸ’–
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
Also, having the excuse to keep flowers on my desk has made my desk setup feel so much more pleasant.
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
Instead of being anxious about some correct way to draw this flower (becuz lol I don’t know what I’m doing), I instead almost think about it as if I’m giving a presentation: what level of detail and interpretation will represent how I enjoy noticing this flower?
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
And because there’s so many details to notice, so many mediums to mix & match, this exercise in portraying something beautiful also becomes β€” an exercise in curating information.
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
Or maybe I just want to study the detail of an individual flower and figure out how to draw shapes that will portray every delicate bend and curl.
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gwendolyn weston May 17
Replying to @purpleyay
Or maybe I notice the vibrant colours and play with delineating the petals using darker and lighter colours.
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