The pregnant body. So much cellulite, so many red stretch marks, so many aches and stress (sneeze) pee. So much weight gain, lumps and bumps. So many things I would normally absolutely obsess and negatively ruminate about over and over. Years of horrible self criticism and body unhappiness. But after all that, this body has been making our little piglet. Keeping her safe, and letting her grow. What a bloody wonder. So I felt a little risqué beach shoot was in order. Celebrate my bump and my body!!! Not long to go!!! 😱😀😀❤️🐷 WOOOHOOOOOOO #beyoncestyle#37weekspregnant#pregnantbody#femalebody#stretchmarksandcellulite#mybody
Meses de trabajo resumidos en unas líneas ✨🌿 Friends from Chicago! See you next Thursday night at @linedoteditions to open this show and share a beer!
This show is very special to me because it represents a new time in my life, new womanhood full of acceptance and pride.
Hope to see y’all there!
William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875. At the Edge of the Brook. Oil on canvas. Private collection.
The famous realism painter Bouguereau has portrayed a peasant girl sitting by the edge of a river. The pretty young girl sits barefoot on a rock and holds her arms crossed on her leg, which rests bent on the other. A rather atypical pose for a girl being portrayed. Her dress is slightly gathered together so that her purple underdress becomes visible. She looks at us insistently and wears a wreath of flowers on her head. This otherwise so unspectacular portrait becomes exciting by its expressiveness. The innocence of the young girl seems to shine the observer through the high use of radiant color and her flawless complexion. Her posture is also completely relaxed. Bouguereau thus creates a feeling of trust which the young lady brings to the viewer and which should not be broken under any circumstances. Bouguereau is known for his symbolism, which can be applied here to the meaning of the river in life, the crossed posture of the arms, the colorful flowers in the hair and the intergrown branches. Everything leads to the exciting life time, the innocence, the search for one's own identity, the tearing out and being rooted in youth. During his career Bouguereau painted a lot of peasants which improved the image of rural life at that time.
#art #history#arthistory#historyofarts#painting#artwork#artoftheday#artist#artofinstagram#epoche#period#classic#genre#realistic#mythology#classicism#french#portrait#oilpainting#famous#museum#gallery#artgallery#williambouguereau#painter#bouguereau#edgeofthebrook#femalebody#artpralinees #artpraliné
‘Discharged’ Freehand crochet in cotton yarn mounted on cotton knickers (2019) by Suzanne Little. This piece is part of our current exhibition ‘re: birth’ open daily 11-5 @st_margaretsh (gallery 1, 3rd floor) until October 12th.
. “During pregnancy we become hyper-aware of each change happening within our bodies. Discharge is often the first sign of something going wrong or birth beginning. Or both.
This piece is part of a series I am working on about my own experiences of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). Each piece of discharge signifies a change in pregnancy: brown discharge (old blood); liquor (amniotic fluid); and blood (fresh). Each has its own texture and shape. All are mounted on clean cotton knickers for context and hung on hooks.
After leaking amniotic fluid and bleeding at 26 weeks pregnant, my shocked partner and I were told that I was in labour.
The doctors had asked to see my pads and from then on, what my knickers contained became a constant source of scrutiny by the health professionals and me. These pieces of crochet represent the different warning signs of early labour I experienced.
It was important to crochet this work as when I left hospital, still pregnant at 27 weeks, I was confined to bed rest. I was only able to remain calm and well by crocheting and knitting baby clothes, something I did not expect to have the chance to do before PPROM. When I became anxious, I found I would begin to bleed again.
My little girl was born via a VBAC at 39 weeks, 12 weeks later. We survived.” @suzanne.morton.martin
It was so wonderful to meet Suzanne and her baby girl at yesterday’s exhibition preview ❤️ Come along and see the show for yourself! Full details on our website- link in our profile. .
How to let go of all the negative emotions stuck in our body?
Hadra, a spiritual trance dance, is an ancient tradition in North Africa, very popular in my home country Tunisia.
My father’s family was nomadic people who travelled through the African continent and settled down finally in Tunisia. They always lived in tents. They got their first ‘house’ in the late 50’s (it was more a clay hut than a house).
As a child, I went few times a year with my father’s family to nomadic camps in the desert. One of my vivid memories was the trance dance. That was WILD!
The main function of these spiritual dances was emotional release. The idea was that to enter the realms of God and reach the Divine, one has to let go of the emotional burden that is keeping us stuck in drama and turmoil in the material world.
When dancing the Hadra, people were free to do whatever they wanted when they entered the state of Trance, as long as they don’t hurt themselves or somebody else. Even to tear their clothes off and dance naked! That was a surrealistic sight in a Muslim country where nudity in the public space is strictly forbidden!
I remember once that one lady … read the full blog at:
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PS. I would love to initiate you to the Hadra ritual in my home country Tunisia, in the privacy and warmth of my Goddess retreat in Tunisia 17-21 September (2 places left)!!
Read all about it at: https://kaouthar.com/retreat
3 weeks ago
Isnt it amazing what the female body can do? We are FANTASTIC! ⬅️ Left, 9 months pregnant and 80kg (!!). ➡️ Right, 5 month old handsome son and 50kg again. Back to normal shape, back at work but stronger than ever because.. Im a MOTHER! 😍
Mothers dont sleep, eat poorly (cus who has the time?!) yet we love like never before, keep our babies healthy, alive, provide for them.. Im so amazed by this experience. Im 10 times the woman I used to be, all because of this superpower called motherhood.
Milian - there is nothing I love more in this world. You are my world. My inspiration. My motivation. My energy. My everything.
Sometimes walls are just walls, and sometimes they are the physical manifestation of a whole lot more.
Building an additional treatment room, choosing paint colours, buying light fixtures, changing door knobs, swapping sinks .... all of this (and a hell of a lot more) is the first tangible thing in this greater meaning that is my work and my life and my vision for this creation.
I just got the keys y'all and shits just getting started ✌️
Ich bin froh um jeden Sieg, jede Niederlage, jede Freude, jeden Schmerz, jeden Erfolg und jeden Fail aus der Vergangenheit. Ich habe eine riesengrosse Selbstfindungsphase durchgemacht und bin - unter anderen auf Grund all dieser Learnings - überzeugt, dass ich mehr als bereit bin, eine wundervolle Mama zu werden🤱🏼
Ich glaube, dass ich meinem Kind sehr viel Fürsorge, Verständnis und Liebe entgegenbringen kann und dass es, so fern es möchte, viel von mir lernen kann.
Was auch immer es anstellt, ich werde immer hinter ihm stehen, ein offenes Ohr haben, ehrlich zu ihm sein, es unterstützen und ermutigen❤️
Sein eigenes Kind aufzuziehen muss die wunderschönste Aufgabe sein. Von einfach hat niemand gesprochen.
Aber: As long as there is love, everything is doable!❤️
#momtobe #schwangerschaft#veganpregnancy #babyglück #liebeimbauch
2 months ago
MY SUMMER BODY IS JUST MY WINTER BODY WITH A TAN…..💁🏼♀️☀️🥰....
No matter what size I’ve been in my life, whether it be my old size 26 or my now size 10, I've worn bikinis and swimsuits to the beach without a second thought about who’s around or who's watching! 😜🙊True to my nature, this Aussie girl was always more concerned about getting a good tan rather than worrying if people could see my rolls, bumps, stretch marks and the rest! ….And to this day ive never changed that! 🙌🏽I’ve always lived my life like no one is watching, and not cared what people thought. The only time I made a change to my body, is when I CARED what I thought and wanted to better myself mentally and physically for my health and wellbeing. 🙏🏽I’m blessed to be on this earth, and i will be damned if i waste it not doing what i truly want, based on the opinions or judgement of others!! I owe it to myself to live every day to the fullest and be at my best, live as healthy as i can and make every day count doing what I wish! 😊So as long as you are happy with yourself and making the most of your own situation, what ever that may be, whip out your 'all year round body' and do whatever you damn well want!😍😍😍😍
Throwback to when it was just us 2...well kind of. 😂 Oh and to when I had time for a manicure and had actual boobs! Still in awe that my body did that and our little Rudi was in there growing to the beautiful little human he is. 💙 #tbt