Jy blaai in die argief vir 2010 Julie.

by Pronk

Afrikamasutra Update 2

Julie 30, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Hallo julle, ek het rerig soveel sports met hierdie ding! hier is solank ‘n voorskets vir die Afrikamasutra website se banier wat ek beblan. Onthou nou, dis ‘n voorskets, die regte painting gaan nou die naweek gebeur.

Ek dink dat 2 vroue so bymekaar verskriklik eroties is, vir my persoonlik, baie meer so as ‘n man en ‘n vrou saam (moenie vrees nie, ek beplan om wel heelwat van die posisies te “illustreer” met ‘n man en ‘n vrou saam…

Hulle eet pizza – daar moet nou regs ‘n tier ook ingeskilder word. Die meisie regs voer hom ‘n skyfie pizza. Op die kussings is allerhande afrikaanse uitdrukkings gekerspit borduur.

Julle moet ‘n heerlike naweek he, hoor! Hierdie naweek gaan ek weer dans. Julle kan saamkom as julle wil!

by Pronk

Afrikamasutra update

Julie 29, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Die Olifante is rusteloos vanaand, my lief…

Haai julle

Daar is nou ‘n afrikamasutra website, wat deur die skryfster geskep is. Gaan kyk gerus by: www.afrikamasutra.net

Ek het aangebied om vir haar die banier oor te doen, want ons klomp kunstenaars reken die ene wat sy tans daar op het, is heeltemal te lig in die broek. So oor 2 weke kan julle my nuwe bannertjie gaan uitcheck. Ek het elke aand vreeslik baie binnepret met die skep daarvan!

Mooi dag vir julle!

by Pronk

Afrikama Sutra!

Julie 26, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Haai julle. Ek het allemintige groot nuus. Ek is een van 4 kunstenaars wat genader is om illustrasies te doen vir die Kama Sutra wat nou in Afrikaans vertaal gaan word! en hoe dan nou anders? hoe kon hulle nou nie vir Moi gebruik nie? DIS MY TIPE PROJEK DIE!

Ek het geen twyfel dat dit ‘n opskuddintjie of 2 in die Afrikaanse boekbedryf gaan veroorsaak nie, en ons skud daarmee saam ook ons vere reg om dit volgende jaar op die KKNK te gaan lanseer met ‘n baie groot splash en event vol allerhande verrassings. So hou hier dop as julle deel daarvan wil wees.

Elke kunstenaar moet 10 illustrasies doen en ons kan enige aspek van die teks illustreer. Ek gaan veral konsentreer op die posisies met dierename, soos die olifant en die hert… hygend hert! bok-bok staan styf….’n bok vir sports… hmmm.

Ek sal die werk hier opsit soos ek aangaan en sal julle input waardeer.

Heerlike week, almal!!!

by Pronk

Olieverf

Julie 23, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

“n Vriendin se nou die dag vir my dat sy dit haat om met olieverf te werk. Sy vind dit ‘n baie intimiderende medium. Ek ook. Ek HAAT olie!. In die eerste plek is dit ‘n gemors om skoon te maak. As jy op jou klere mors is dit neusie verby…en dan is terpentyn ook nog giftig. As een van my kinders dit perongeluk moet inkry…

In die 2e plek vat dit baie lank om droog te word. Weet julle daar is van Rembrandt se werke wat nou nog nie droog is nie! ‘n mens doen ‘n onderskildering en dan moet jy 2 weke of so wag voordat dit droog genoeg is sodat jy weer bo op daardie laag kan werk. En as jy nou nog ADD is soos ek, dan het jy lankal al belangstelling verloor of 60 ander paintings uitgedink.

Verder is olieverf ook net vir my te dof.  Toe ek op universiteit gedwing was om daarmee te werk, het ek konstant na kleure gesoek wat eenvoudig nie bestaan nie (hier is mos ‘n koeliebazaar hierbinne in my…dink al daai soort kleure…). Ek dink Jan Vermeiren werk met ongelooflike olieverfkleur, maar ekself kon dit nog nooit regkry nie.

Olieverf is ook geneig om so teen mens se kwas op te klim en dan bly dit daar bo, daar waar die kwas en die steeltjie bymekaarkom en jy kry dit om die dood nie op die doek nie. Dis baie frustrerend (hoekom lyk die woord frustrerend nou vir my so snaaks? Is dit nie hoe mens dit spel nie?)

Ek hou van gouache. Dis ‘n watergebasseerde verf en dit word vinnig droog en die kleure is mooi helder. Mens kan dit dik of dun aanwend, nes jy verkies.

by Pronk

Hallo julle!

Julie 20, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Ek is nou amptelik ‘n litnetblogger! Welkom aan myself!

Nou gaan ek julle uitcheck met my evil eye hier bo.

by Pronk

Wat as (2e poging)

Julie 20, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Man Up

What if men everywhere had to conform to beauty standards set by women?

 

Courtesy of Duke University Library

A century of beauty ads

We sure spend a lot of time talking about ideal female beauty—and why women spend so much time obsessing about it. But what if we lived in a world where women had always been the kings, the presidents, the bosses (and, thus, the arbiters of beauty)? Perhaps we’d call it a “Gynocracy”—a place where superficial women would set the standards for attractiveness, and men would have to conform to them. It would be a place where ugly men would have a hard time getting a date or a promotion, and the women would burn off steam over beers at a restaurant called Hunks, where all the waiters must have 30-inch waists and grapefruit-sized biceps.

You certainly wouldn’t see many paunchy, balding, older guys on TV. Sitcoms would feature couples where the men are tall, muscular, and hot, while the wives are chubby and witty. Salons, cosmetic-surgery offices and Weight Watchers meetings would be filled with men who spend a fortune trying to get that iconic masculine “V” shape women crave. And the maintenance—ah, the maintenance!—would shock men in our world. Think if you took a random group of men from your office and told them that they had to conform to the standard grooming norms of the Gynocracy. The rules might look something like this:

1. Weekly Forearm Waxing

No hairy arms or knuckles. It’s a crazy fashion thing that just sort of evolved—like the way women had to start shaving their legs a hundred years ago. To keep up with the beauty ideal in the Gynocracy, men have to wax or shave their forearms. To avoid it, some men just keep their sleeves rolled down—even in the summer. But if they want to wear short sleeves, or get a date with a woman, they absolutely have to be smooth and shaven from the elbow down. Sure, they could rebel, and show up to work hairy, but it’d be like a woman in our world sitting in a meeting with thick black hair on her legs. It’d be a STATEMENT.

2. For the Short Guy: Heels or Leg Extenders

Any guy shorter than 5 feet 10 feels uncomfortable in the Gynocracy—magazines are filled with tall men, as are the boardrooms. So, most short men wear big wedge heels. Once again, a guy could choose not to conform, but it might be tough when all the other men are wearing heels. Plus, lots of guys like the way they look with longer legs.

3. Hair Replacement

Being bald or even having thinning hair is just as unacceptable in the Gynocracy. Sure, some guys go natural, but they tend to be Men’s Studies professors at liberal universities. So guys who are unlucky enough to be losing their hair usually wear hats, or get hair replacement. Even the ones with thinning hair get extensions—and the salons are just full of men trying to get that fashionable, thick, wavy hair women like so much. Some say they’re doing it for themselves.

4. Hair Coloring for Him

There simply aren’t gray-haired men. Women can let themselves go gray, or even have white hair—people think they look smarter, hotter, more “distinguished.” But men? Never. So guys of a certain age who don’t want to look like they’ve passed their “use-by” date are always running off at lunchtime to get their roots done.

5. Tummy Tucks and Ab Work

Because the style for men in the Gynocracy is to wear skin-tight T shirts, men are obsessed with having a flat stomach. Older guys with the intractable paunches that sometimes come with middle age have a very hard time with these fashions. They either look sad in their tight shirts with belly rolls, or they cover up with frumpy “Chico’s for Men” shirts that make them look old and dated. And of course female bosses are always paying more attention to the young guys in the tight shirts, so just for economic survival, some guys have resorted to wearing full torso girdles called Manx—which is murder in the summer.

Some men in the Gynocracy do rebel. They ask: why won’t women love us for who we are, or for our money, or our success, instead of our flowing hair and broad shoulders? The women shrug their shoulders. “We can’t help it,” they say. “It’s pure biology and evolution.” Occasionally some unattractive guys break the mold. (One was even secretary of state!) And there are a few TV newsmen who are getting close to 50—but they’re really talented. And then there was that little frumpy guy who ran for president. He got a respectable number of votes—though he could never take off his suit jacket without all the political columnists writing about how his butt looked flat in pants. Secretly, no one really blamed his wife for cheating on him—he did seem like shrew—always bossing everyone around and insisting on people doing things “his way.”

Men in the Gynocracy would have to make time for hotness maintenance and still do all the other things necessary for success. They’d exhaust themselves trying to juggle family and work. Some would slowly give up. Others would try and change the standards and try to get women to like male models with beer bellies. Maybe some women would see beyond the superficial and say: “I don’t care if you have stubble on your forearms, your gray roots are showing and when you take off your Manx, your belly expands like a balloon, I’m crazy about you. Sit down near me and have a beer.” Surely there’d be women in the Gynocracy like that. In fact I even know a few men who do it for us here in this world.

by Pronk

Ek is terug!

Julie 16, 2010 in Sonder kategorie

Hallo almal! Ek is weer aanlyn en sal weer meer gereeld begin om ‘n bydrea te lewer. hou maar dop hier. My lewe is ook tjokvol van die mees ongelooflike projekte en dinge wat gaan gebeur, maar daaroor sal ek later meer volledig skryf. Ek dink ek gaan nou maar ook in engels begin blog, want dis gelink aan my Pronk page op facebook en ek sien ek het ‘n allemintage klomp oorsese fans (ahem, ahem)

Mooiloop tot later