Mar 5, 2015

Demons inside her head

Self created movie stills. I don't have demons in my head though, don't worry.

Jan 14, 2015

2015, here we go!

Happy New 2015 everyone! I hope you all had a few wonderful festive days at the end of December, I sure had. The last few weeks I was busy finishing my internship (at a company that developes craft supplies, how cool!) and ofcourse, I was working on the first issue of Holy Glitter Zine. The first issue, Kitschy Magic, is out now, yaaaaay!! Take a look at it here!! I'm so proud of it, it's my little sweetheart :) And oh boy, there were 10 lovely contributors who all sent photo series, artwork and poems! That was so wonderful :)

Anyway, since it's a new year, I decided to set some new goals for myself. It's not something I normally do, but since I don't like resolutions, I thought this was a neat way to start 2015 :) I made it a fun list, but I wrote it in Dutch, so here are my goals for this year in English:

publish at least two issues of Holy Glitter Zine
create a personal website (using programming)
open the Holy Glitter Shop (with selfmade goodies!)
write a story (just for myself, no one else has to read it)
finish at least reading 10 books this year

Dec 19, 2014

90s kids

Hey everyone, some time ago I celebrated my 20th birthday. Even though I hate not being a teen anymore and getting nearer to an age where I'm supposed to be grown-up, I absolutely looooved the party I threw. I've always loved theme parties and this year I thought it was time for a 90s themed party, hurray! So I already started collecting 90s toys and candy in September and on November the 28th, I decorated the room and invited some friends over. It was so wonderful! Many people were dressed up in 90s style clothing, one awesome friend made a one-hour long compilation of 90s clips, tv programs and commercials, we danced to the Macarena, played a game with a fortune teller, had cheesy tattoos from gums and ate A LOT of candy. It was my absolute favorite birthday party ever!
Here are some pics made with a disposable camera :)

Oct 7, 2014

Holy kid

I've always liked the kitsch side of religion, but lately I've gathered the courage to express that feeling in public. I'm not a Christian believer myself, and I know that many people (who are) wouldn't respect the fact that I'm walking around with Jesus' T-shirts and giant crosses on the back of my jackets. Anyway, it looks like 'using religion in an expressive way' has been kind of a trend lately. I've not only seen it in fashion (remember Jean Paul Gaultier's 2007 collection?), but also in crafting ideas, living accessoires (Holy Mary-shaped candles etc.) and in art ofcourse (a BIKE!). 'Wearing religion' has become some kind of accessoire these days, which even non-believers can afford to wear. And I have to admit, I'm one of them.

Don't get me wrong, I totally respect Christianity in all its forms. The fact that I don't believe, doesn't mean that I don't find it very interesting and sometimes even fascinating.

Anyhow, I (too) like to 'use' the kitschy outcomes of Christianity as accessoires in life. I love crafting kitschy/religious things, wearing a rosary just because I think it's beautiful and crocheting a cross so I can sew it to the back of my denim jacket and wear it in public. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, as long as I don't ridicule religion or hurt Christians by doing so.

I didn't mean to give this post such a serious atmosphere when I started it, but it feels right to express myself like this :) To enlighten this post for a bit, here's a small moodboard with craft ideas I would love to wear/make myself someday.