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Thursday, July 27, 2006

please make it stop


Vanessa Tiegs makes "menstrual paintings." discuss.

36 Comments:

Anonymous Jessie said...

Ummm...

Ew.

That is all.

7/27/2006 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help but link your last entry to this entry. Some SAHM's and SAHD's can get great ideas from Vanessa. Forget scrapbooking. How about baby journals painted with your sweet, precious' baby poo.

7/27/2006 2:59 PM  
Anonymous JustLinda said...

I WOULD celebrate my menstrual cycle but I'm just way too busy celebrating my toe fungus. Perhaps next year?

7/27/2006 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EWWWWWWWWWWW!

That is so totally disgusting. I am horrified and traumatized forever.

Let me say it again: EWWWWWWWWWW!

7/27/2006 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

It's like a train wreck. Must-stop-thinking-of-that-image.

7/27/2006 3:39 PM  
Anonymous samantha Jo Campen said...

MNG you owe me a new laptop because I just vomited all over it and now it's ruined.

You'll be hearing from my lawyer.

7/27/2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Lashell said...

This Heifer has nothing else better to do with her time.......

This is pure TRIFLING!!!!

7/27/2006 4:59 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

for the record, i think some of her paintings (or would they be "taintings?") are pretty freakin' neat-o.

7/27/2006 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I agree, MNG. My first thought was 'that's a beautiful image'...it's only when you learn the medium that gives it a twist. Hmm. I've never been a huge fan of bleeding and quite enjoying a 9-month reprieve, but it's pretty amazing too, and what makes it more disgusting than say, some choice male excretions? It's sad to me to hear women especially denigrating our own bodies that way. "The Curse," etc. It's how we get the precious kidlets, after all.

7/27/2006 5:53 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

neat-o, i should stress, in a flakey nut-filled bananas fruit-cake sort of way.

7/27/2006 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that when a boy becomes a man (has sex) there is much rejoicing and back slapping and "good for you son/boy/friend"
And when a girl becomes a woman (gets her period) there is an embarasment factor, pms jokes, and shame.
It's a wonderful life giving cycle. It's not "blood" it's a life force and a vital part of being a woman. I think her pictures are wonderful and celebratory. I'm surprised that so many women out there think it's gross and even that a man, with a wife and children, who's experienced first hand the beauty of our blood would think so little of something so great.

7/27/2006 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow....in response to anonymous, I've given birth to a child and I am planning to give birth to another child this Fall. I"m amazed at what my body was able to do and that it's given birth to one amazing baby, but I'm not about to paint my hallway in my menstral blood.

7/27/2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

anonymous -- you're absolutely right. to make it up to you, i will send you a little painting i am working on this very minute (as i type with one hand) made from my vital, life-giving semen. celebrate cycles, baby! what goes around, uh, comes around.

7/27/2006 6:24 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

My baby daughter does something similar, but her medium is brown and her canvas is her diaper. And she doesn't even need a paint brush! Now if I could only post pictures on the internet or sell the "artwork" for money......

7/27/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Mrs Independent said...

Well, that's put me off my lunch.........bleeuuurrrccchhh

7/27/2006 8:38 PM  
Blogger Nefarious Nina said...

I looked and looked and...did she mention anywhere...is that oil or water based?

7/27/2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger Nefarious Nina said...

Also? Restoration...would you use Massengill? Vinegar & Water?

GULORDY! God knows I respect my lady parts, but when people start celebrating things like that? It gives me cramps.

7/27/2006 8:43 PM  
Anonymous monkeyaker said...

Oh, that's nothing new. I bought Martha Stewart's menstrual blood at K-mart to paint my livingroom last fall. Then I made a rug out of my own pubic hair to really make the room *pop*.

7/27/2006 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Oh. Man. I thought that painting was really cool.

Until I read the caption.

Eeew.

7/27/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Hmmm...I always wondered why the need to bleen every month. Maybe this is the answer. Ugh!

7/28/2006 12:07 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Oh, I meant bleed, not bleen.

7/28/2006 12:08 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

And that is why I will never be an artist. Because I am not gross.

I really have no desire to hang some woman's menstrual blood up on a nice big wall in my living room. I wouldn't hang my own there; what do I need with hers?

Ick!

7/28/2006 12:08 AM  
Anonymous bloody hell said...

Painting with ANY kind of blood is off-putting, no? How is it that her asserting that it's menstrual blood turns it into some kind of celebration of womanhood? Guess what... we've all got blood! And I think it's not going too far to say that we should keep it to ourselves as much as possible.

7/28/2006 1:23 AM  
Blogger stay-at-home mommy said...

Blech.

7/28/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

Life force, MY ASS. It's blood, people. blood. And although I'm strangely interested in how she gathers the materils for her canvasses, I'll be honest. If my child, at some point, started painting with his/ her own blood, I'd be taking them to a shrink.

Oh, and one more thing: eww.

7/28/2006 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Toronto Mommy said...

Dude - where do you find this stuff???

7/28/2006 11:50 AM  
Blogger Pregnant In Texas said...

Two words: The Keeper (www.thekeeperinc.com). That is how she collects the medium for her art. It is an alternative to pads and tampons that many women (myself included) prefer over TSS or bleach.

Just saying....I've never thought about using what I collected for paint, though. I wonder if blood is like rust - Do you think it gets darker over time? Would the art appreciate or depreciate in value in that circumstance?

7/28/2006 2:19 PM  
Anonymous janis said...

Wouldn't such a painting start to smell afte a while?

I actually think it's kinda kewl.

In a weird, "flakey nut-filled bananas fruit-cake sort of way" as the Master said earlier.

7/28/2006 5:37 PM  
Blogger desiree said...

Oh. My. God.

That just single handedly destroyed my whole weekend.

At first I thought it was representative of menstration until I read the bottom which indicates that the medium is the actual substance itself.

I just liked over from sallyacious. I think I would like your blog if I wasn't busy vomiting now.

7/28/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger keggy said...

Who said "The medium IS the message"? I think they were just talking about Television at the time, though. I too kinda grooved on the actual image, but then... yarg. The idea of smearing and dripping bodily fluids of ANY type on a canvas override any aesthetic or thoughtful enjoyment I might get out of it!

Dude. It's blood. It just is. Don't celebrate it, don't curse it, it is what it is and it smells a wee bit.

How, though. HOW do you find this? Were you googling "menses art" or something? And if so, WHY?

7/28/2006 9:36 PM  
Blogger onyx said...

Ummmm why?

7/29/2006 12:35 AM  
Blogger Mrs Independent said...

Maybe that painter should meet this one - Pricasso - http://www.penileart.com/home.html

7/30/2006 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

OMG - HO ON EARTH DID YOU COME ACROSS THIS? it is so foul, i dont even know where to begin...

8/01/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

I was like "Hey that looks cool!" then after reading what it is...I'm feeling a little sick...

8/01/2006 10:30 PM  
Blogger jibber.jabber said...

that looks as unpleasant as the mood swings in my ex. hmmmm... "ecstatic flight"...

flight... yes, run run run!!
ecstatic... depends on who you ask.

m.

8/09/2006 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just gotta ask, WHY???? Good `ol paint not good enough? If that swan was done in pretty much anything but the blood streaming from your genitalia I would like one. As it is its just damn creepy. I see the symbolism but EWWWWWWW. So do you photograph it and then burn it or do you have blood on your walls around the house?

Red socks/no brassier (Burn the bras Please)or something might be a better/less provocative way of celebrating the fact that your a independent woman. From my point of view anyways.

-Half cereal/half bored

6/07/2008 4:13 PM  

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