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Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Ba-ack

Tumblr is getting too busy and shutting down, so I'm back to a more reliable platform.

During my hiatus I have been having an existential crisis, been slacking on housework (bane of my existence), making home-made salted caramel fudge, working night-fill, re-reading Harry Potter from the first book through, finding retro pieces to fill out my wardrobe, studying wicca, playing 'Enslaved', watching Food Documentaries, looking for full-time work (an exercise in futility at this point), living vicariously through Family and Friends on the other wide of the world, dreaming up my Bucket List, going on weekly trips to the Library and Ikea and making plans for my return to Burlesque...
If our ruinous civilization is built on a struggle of good versus evil, then its healing demands the opposite: self-acceptance, self-love, and self-trust. Contrary to our best intentions, we will never end the evil and violence of our civilization by trying harder to overcome, regulate, and control a human nature we deem evil, for the war on human nature, no less than the war on nature, generates only more separation, more violence, more hatred. "You can kill the haters," said Martin Luther King, "but you cannot kill the hate." The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. The same applies internally. You can go to war against parts of yourself you think are bad, but even if you win, like the Bolsheviks and the Maoists, the victors become the new villains. The separation from self that the campaign of willpower entails cannot but be projected, eventually, in some form, onto the outside world.
Yeah, sure, self-acceptance. . . the concept is pretty much a cliché these days. In its full expression though, the path to Reunion of self-acceptance, self-love, and self-trust is utterly radical, challenging cherished doctrines of how to be a good person. Let me state it as purely as I can: the path to salvation for us as individuals and as a society lies in being more selfish, not less.
Ascent of Humanity

 Nubby Twiglet

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


No more Burlesque for me :(
But I have discovered Tumblr.
I like it better than Blogger and don;t see the point in having both.
I will be exporting my posts from here onto there and then closing this one down.
The new Lady Viviane Mae
Click it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Things I Love...

Hot Milo
My son wearing his 'Bumblebee' costume morning noon and night
Tumblr photography and reading all the insightful opinions on the wearing purple on Wednesday for the 'It gets better' campaign
Skyping the Family in the USA
Coconut M&Ms
Putting up Christmas Decorations at work while singing along to Regina Spektor
My sister being awesome organised and supportive
Planning a day with my boys to the Museum
Baking Cornbread from scratch then devouring way too much fresh from the oven with honey butter
Reading books on Poetry (my mum's old high school poetry book, Chaucer to Plath... it's pretty amazing), Maori Treasures (a flute made out of a human arm bone!), Art Nouveau (always loving anything Mucha related) and the last book in the 'Fablehaven' series 'Keys of the Demon Prison'
My boyfriend who makes me laugh
Watching Poh's Kitchen and kinda going 'wha?' when a guy put milk in his bolognaise sauce... and the subsequent laughter from the BF
Being introspective about myself, banishing guilt and negative language.
Full Moon
Homemade Nacho's with loads of avocado and mexi-beans and CHEESEY goodness while watching Jurassic Park
Actually having conversations with my son. He is nearly 4 and has just started stringing coherent sentences together and have enough attention span to sit down and tell me about stuff he does at Dad's house, his favourite shapes and Transformers, Iron Man... asking how many days until he see's my bf's 9yr old son who is with us on weekends. My son worships my BF's son. It's very very cute.
Caramel Crown bikkies
Doing Radio Music Survey's and saying Beyonce's 'Sweet Dreams' is a favourite of mine (Must be Blared when going Clubbing fo' sho') (also the Video Clip remind's me heaps of the old German silent film 'Metropolis' you should check it out. Lady Gaga references the movie as well)
Getting an email back from Gala Darling (fangirl squee)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eminem - Not Afraid

Say what you like about Eminem, I love this song.

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

Yeah, It's been a ride...
I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one
Now some of you might still be in that place
If you're trying to get out, just follow me
I'll get you there

You can try and read my lyrics off of this paper before I lay 'em
But you won't take this thing out these words before I say 'em
Cause ain't no way I'm let you stop me from causing mayhem
When I say 'em or do something I do it, I don't give a damn
What you think, I'm doing this for me, so fuck the world
Feed it beans, it's gassed up, if a thing's stopping me
I'mma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly
And all those who look down on me I'm tearing down your balcony
No if ands or buts don't try to ask him why or how can he
From Infinite down to the last Relapse album he's still shit'n
Whether he's on salary, paid hourly
Until he bows out or he shit's his bowels out of him
Whichever comes first, for better or worse
He's married to the game, like a fuck you for christmas
His gift is a curse, forget the earth he's got the urge
To pull his dick from the dirt and fuck the universe

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

Ok quit playin' with the scissors and shit, and cut the crap
I shouldn't have to rhyme these words in the rhythm for you to know it's a rap
You said you was king, you lied through your teeth
For that fuck your feelings, instead of getting crowned you're getting capped
And to the fans, I'll never let you down again, I'm back
I promise to never go back on that promise, in fact
Let's be honest, that last Relapse CD was "ehhhh"
Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground
Relax, I ain't going back to that now
All I'm tryna say is get back, click-clack BLAOW
Cause I ain't playin' around
There's a game called circle and I don't know how
I'm way too up to back down
But I think I'm still tryna figure this crap out
Thought I had it mapped out but I guess I didn't
This fucking black cloud still follow's me around
But it's time to exercise these demons
These motherfuckers are doing jumping jacks now!

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road

And I just can't keep living this way
So starting today, I'm breaking out of this cage
I'm standing up, Imma face my demons
I'm manning up, Imma hold my ground
I've had enough, now I'm so fed up
Time to put my life back together right now

It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me
Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you
So I could come back a brand new me, you helped see me through
And don't even realise what you did, believe me you
I been through the ringer, but they can do little to the middle finger
I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the king of
My world, haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead
No more beef flingers, no more drama from now on, I promise
To focus soley on handling my responsibility's as a father
So I solemnly swear to always treat this roof like my daughters and raise it
You couldn't lift a single shingle on it
Cause the way I feel, I'm strong enough to go to the club
Or the corner pub and lift the whole liquor counter up
Cause I'm raising the bar, I shoot for the moon
But I'm too busy gazing at stars, I feel amazing and

I'm not afraid to take a stand
Everybody come take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just let you know that, you're not alone
Holla if you feel that you've been down the same road


My new Tumblr account is teething.

I am liking it already more than the Blogger platform, except that I am a little confused as to how to input Pic's from sources outside Tumblr... any help?


So because of emotional and financial troubles, I'm unfortunately gonna have to step back from the Burlesque scene. Boo.
This blog will now be going in a more artsy direction I think... we'll see.

Let's see where the White Rabbit leads me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Black Milk Clothing... just came out with an R2D2 swimsuit... I think I NEED this.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tumblr Sharing...

Derrière chaque visage humain, il y a un démon qui pleure.
 Behind each human face, there is a demon which cries.
Some amazing blogs I have found today:

La Danse Macabre
Dark Art and French Quotes

Gray Sky
Paintings, Sculptures, Photos, Snippets of life, Russian, Movie Stills, basically anything inspirational.
It’s getting to the point where I am too self conscious to post everything I want to say on here. For the past two hours I have been trying to find the right words to describe a multitude of different things (from specific moments in my early years to recent laugh-worthy stories), however, it is pointless. I have to stop bottling up so much inside. I need someone in real life to talk to.

Pixel Noir
Design, Music, Reminiscing, Photography...
 Did Italian graphic designers really make the leaning tower lean? I think so.

I am thinking of creating a Tumblr, but I'm not sure...

'B' to the 'L' to the 'U' to the 'E'

The Doghouse Diaries

Only in Australia!!!

Will you see an billboard promoting manliness in drinking milk and having a mistress.

This ad campaign of 'man up' is part of a huge wave of anti-metrosexual sentiment here in Australia. Personally I love metro men. I know who this ad is targeting. Men like my Boyfriend who get up at 5am to go to work in the morning. They want something in their belly, but not a full meal... so they go for coffee milk. I know my Boyfriends Ute is flooded with Ice Breaks, his brand of choice. The flavoured milk market in Australia among Tradies is pretty big.
So basically, a Tradie would love this ad.
A Metrosexual man probably wouldn't drink coffee milk anyway, they would go down to Gloria Jeans and order a Macchiato with Hazelnut Flavour. And there is nothing wrong with either of these choices.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Interview with Myself

That my depression will keep me from being my best self

Alternately Flat and Stressed

Curled up after a hot shower in bed reading a good book with good chocolate

Georgia O'Keeffe, a true artist who lived solitary in the desert and defied conventions

Lady Gaga. She is a persona larger than life, who lives and breathes awareness, symbolism, art and chaos.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

My sister, she is tall, exotic, at times soft, other times arrogant. She always speaks her mind, doesn't really care about other people think, and I treasure my relationship with her, even if she is a bitch sometimes.

My books

When I take my son to an art gallery, and he wants to go to the kids section and make things

I am extremely emotive, I seem to feel things harder than most people

I have very little emotional control, and the fact I can't take rejection in any form.

I hate it when people are close minded and can't see the world clearly. The world is full of many shades of grey, not just Black and White

Loose leaf tea. Good Chocolate. Corsets.

The one I have yet to take to Paris

My nose has a weird bump. My boobs are huge (and saggy) My belly has a line where the muscles kind of grew apart when I was pregnant, and it never has quite gone back the way it was. Some days I love these flaws and work with them, they make me who I am. Other days I am extremely insecure about them.

Unselfishness. I once lived my life only to make others happy. All it did was make me miserable.

There is truth and lies in every aspect of life, My biggest lie is the persona and mask I put on when I walk out into the world. But everybody does it. If I didn't, if I showed myself truly, the vulnerability would be exploited.

You know?

I would not have Depression. People underestimate the power in which it can take over every minute of every day and deprive me of colour, joy and motivation.

My son.

In a small Queenslander on some land in the bush, but still close to shops and the city. I would love to own some weird animals, a llama, a deer...



Anger and Rejection

I have very few close friends, because I am waiting for a friend who can handle my intensity.

In my sleep.

A jaguar.

A sculpture

Kia Kaha. Maori for 'Be Strong'

My son

Friday, October 15, 2010

Delight, Enchantment and Madness...

Finishing the His Dark Materials series for the third time in as many years. Evrytime time I read them, I get something new, especially the last book, The Amber Spyglass. So much better than Narnia, which I have read... zillions of times.

God of Cake
I had tasted cake and there was no going back.  My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation.  I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sheer power of my desire to eat it. -Hyperbole and a Half
Salmon marinated in Coriander, Garlic and Lemon.

Singing along to the Musak at my nightfill position, ripping open boxes, getting free donuts.

White Chocolate Tim Tam Slams
This is the act of using a Tim Tam to drink tea, hot choc, milo or coffee, by biting off to opposite corners and then using it as a straw to suck up hot tea. Note that the structural integrity of the Tim Tam will become catastrophically reduced soon after this process is started, and the whole biscuit must be crammed into your mouth as soon as this happens, lest your tea will be filled with pieces of melted tim tam.

threadless had a great offer going for 10.10.10... get a tshirt for $10! So I ordered the one above.

Waiting to get a parcel from the USA, with coconut M&Ms, a Bumblebee costume and clothes and toy for my 3yr old boy. Mint Milky Ways and New York Peppermint Patties.

Sleeping in

Maori Tattoo design

Checking out Venues and Dresses for my sisters Wedding next April.

The American Tea Party is officially stupid.

Meeting new people at the Bombshell Burlesque Class.

Watching Vintage Burlesque on youtube

Watching this Blog grow, planning on ways to make it better.

What are you infactuated with this week?

Mark Ryden

Facebook: Inked
by deryck at Custom Ink Tattooing Ltd - Cambridge ------ this is a copy of a mark ryden picture called rose......

Other Mark Ryden Art (I would love to eventually get a print)

The Last Rabbit: from the Collection Bunnies and Bees

White Oak Tree Nymph: Collection 'The Tree Show'

Incarnation Drawing

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maggie Gyllenhaal


Modelling Agent Provocateur. LOVE...

Serena Rees, co-founder of Agent Provocateur, said: "Maggie is not an obvious sex symbol."
"She is interesting looking, confident and beautiful in a way that is non-threatening, which makes her appealing to men and women alike."

Agent Provocateur

Bombshell Burlesque Academy To Do List

For my Chair Tease Class I need to get:
Stay up stockings
Garter Belt
Lace and Ribbon
Heels with No Strap
Halterneck Bra
Halterneck Long Fishtail Gown

I already Have:
Brown Stole
White Gloves
High Control Briefs

How am I going to do this?

The first Wednesday night lesson of the Bombshell Burlesque Academy was last night, with Kat Fink teaching Hair, and Viola teaching a Bellydance Burlesque Fusion 'Dance of the Seven Veils' and a 'Chair Tease', which is more old school Traditional Strip.
Classes are $20 each, if you pay as you go, you can find more information here

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


My favourite comic book character is Daken
The Dark Wolverine Comics are amazing!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miss Burlesque Final

Prescription Tattoo's?

Tattoos are no more just to beautify someone’s body or just way of expression. Scientists at Draper Laboratory have given tattoos another meaning. They will soon be prescribing semi-permanent medical tattoos a noninvasive way for diabetic people to keep tabs on their glucose levels. The “Prescription” Tattoos composed of nanoparticles when injected into the skin will respond to glucose in the bloodstream by fluorescing like DayGlo under infrared light thereby letting the diabetic patient to determine if an insulin shot is necessary. That’s sounds amazing for tattoos can be stroke of luck of many diabetic people.

 Well that would be an improvement on the current method of pricking a finger every day. Just wave your little tattoo under a light to see your glucose level. That's pretty damn awesome.


Hell yes, we are!


Gala Darling has finally done another style tips post, one tip for each day of the week! Tuesday's tip is:
Tuesday 12th October
Do this on every Tuesday from now on! Write in your Filofax, Moleskine, calendar page or phone, “Organise weekend”! This way, you’ll always have something to do, you have three days to prepare & get excited about it, & you can give anyone else you want to bring along ample notice! (Thanks, Tim Ferriss!)
Ever since it's opening, I have wanted really bad to go to the Mana Bar.
It's a Video Game Bar.
As in a bar you sit down and button mash to kill zombies, race cartoons and save damsels in distress - while drinking cocktails.
And the cocktails look great:
Mana Potion

 Ocarina of Lime

Did I mention it's Free Entry? And they are sponsoring the Brisbane Zombie Walk?
Now I just need to find someone to go with... any takers?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dr. McNinja

What Would Batman Do?

Symbolism: Water


This week the symbol I will be dissecting is: WATER.


Some Burlesque Routines with Water:
Dita Von Teese does Perrier Ad
Also a Cointreau Performance in Tokyo (skip to 2.00 to see the performance)
Lovely Male Burlesque Cirque Aerial and Bath Act
1953 Bettie Page having a Bubble Bath

Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
  • Bruce Lee as quoted in Bruce Lee : A Warrior's Journey (2000)

Classical Element
 As a classical Greek symbol, Water was said by Aristotle to be both Cold and Wet, placing it between Air and Earth. In Ancient Greek medicine, each element was also ascribed a humour, Water was ascribed to 'Phlegm', symbolising feminine attributes, the Brain, Winter Cold and the Alchemical element of Mercury.

The Enuma Elis, a textbook written in the 16th or 18th Centuries BC, ascribes the element of water as the Sea.

'Ap' is the Vedic Sanskrit word for Water. In the Rigveda, several Hymns are dedicated to water.
1. MAY we obtain this day from you, O Waters, that wave of pure refreshment, which the pious
Made erst the special beverage of Indra, bright, stainless, rich in sweets and dropping fatness.
2 May the Floods' Offspring, he whose course is rapid, protect that wave most rich in sweets, O Waters,
That shall make Indra and the Vasus joyful. This may we gain from you to-day, we pious.
3 All-purifying, joying in their nature, to paths of Gods the Goddesses move onward.
They never violate the laws of Indra. Present the oil-rich offering to the Rivers.
4 Whom Sūrya with his bright beams hath attracted, and Indra dug the path for them to travel,
May these Streams give us ample room and freedom. Preserve us evermore, ye Gods, with blessings.

In Hindu philosophy, the term refers to water as an element, one of the Panchamahabhuta, or "five great elements". In Hinduism, it is also the name of the deva, a personification of water, (one of the Vasus in most later Puranic lists). The element Water is also associated with Chandra or the Moon, and Shukra or Venus, who represent feelings, intuition and imagination. Water is also linked to the north east direction.

Those born under the Signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are said to have Dominant Water Personalities. People with Water personalities are extremely sensitive souls and natural healers. They have strong intuition, compassion and feel emotional energy in all forms.


Water signs always bring their water and their emotions into their surroundings, and into others. Unless there is a fine balance - they either are known for exposing their sensitivity, or burying what they feel. Water rules sensitivity and emotions, and its elements find it necessary to "touch" or "feel" what is going on around them. This can be both physical or emotional. Too much fluid or feelings can make some water signs appear to be moody, needy, or controlling. Water is naturally a deep and cool element, and it is also tasty, moist, soothing, intriguing and beautiful. Too much water or emotions can be forceful, stormy, tormented, overwhelming, and dangerous. But on a balanced energy - their intention is always good and meaningful, as they are care-givers.

Trying to control a Water God or Water Goddess - can be like trying to control the forceful ocean while sitting in a rowboat. Water is strong and focused on what others do and how it makes them feel.
Calming those tidal waves and raw emotions does not happen instantly or easily. It takes alot of time until Water is able to control their own fury. Like the sea, the they are serene and gentle... but under pressure, they represent the Perfect Storm, consuming and destructive. Should you hurt them or their feelings, they will become revengeful, vowing to wipe out anyone or anything that stands in their path. Like the captain of his ship, the captain doesn't try to test or challenge the strength of the waters, but accept that it is easier to go down with the ship - rather than to fight. He understands and appreciates the overwhelming depth and it's dangerous force. Water is to be enjoyed - but also respected. Water God and Water Goddess need love, and you need to really communicate and express that if you REALLY want to know them. Like the seas, they are deep, mysterious, and always pressured by some sort of outside influence. They are constantly changing their unsteady moods, and their rough seas always seem to be brewing something deep inside of them... which eventually rises to the top. Changing WITH their bouncy emotions, will make the rough waters alittle easier to deal with until the storm ends. They offer unconditional love and understanding, but if you don't appreciate what they offer - their waters will dry up, as they turn off the their faucet.... to walk away and replenish what they feel you have taken advantage of them.

I am a Scorpio water personality, and this description fits me to a tee.

Water is one of the five elements that appear in most Wiccan and Pagan traditions. Common Wiccan attributions for water include:
  • Cardinal direction:West
  • Season: Winter
  • Time of Day: Dusk/Twilight
  • Time of Life: Adulthood
  • Elemental Being: Undine
  • Colors: Ocean Blue, Sea Green, Dusky Violet, and Grey
  • Magical Tools: cup
  • Tarot suit: Cups in the Minor Arcana
  • Energy, inspiration, passion
  • Altar Tool: Cup
  • Feminine energy
  • Other correspondences include emotions, love, compassion, healing, dreams, divination, intuition, psychic abilities

The manifestations of the element of water are rivers, oceans, lakes, wells, fog, all drinks, and the rain. Animals, especially the dolphin, seal, turtle, frog, and all types of fish, are also thought to personify the element of water. Other mythic and legendary creatures of water include the Mermaid, Oread, Naiad, Sea Serpent, and Dragon.
Water's place on the pentagram is the right hand point.

is the low point of matter, or the matter's dying or hiding stage. Water is the fifth one of Wu Xing. Water is the most yin in character of the Five elements, its energy is downward and inward and its motion is stillness and conserving. It is associated with the planet Mercury, the north, winter and cold, darkness, night and the colour black. It is also associated with the moon, which was believed to cause the dew to fall at night. It governs the Kidney and Urinary bladder and is associated with the ears and bones. The negative emotion associated with water is fear, while the positive emotion is calmness. Its Primal Spirit is represented by the Black Tortoise.

In Chinese Taoist thought, water is representative of intelligence and wisdom, flexibility, softness and pliancy; however, an over-abundance of the element is said to cause difficulty in choosing something and sticking to it. In the same way, Water can be fluid and weak, but can also wield great power when it floods and overwhelms the land. In the birth and nurturing cycle, Water spawns Wood, and is spawned by metal. In the conquest cycle, Water overcomes Fire, and in turn is overcome by Earth.
Water also plays an important role in Chinese Astrology. In Chinese astrology water is included in the 10 heavenly stems (the five elements in their yin and yang forms), which combine with the 12 earthly branches (or Chinese signs of the zodiac), to form the 60 year cycle. Yang water years end in 2 (eg 1992), while Yin years end in 3 (eg 1993). Water governs the Chinese zodiac signs Pig, Rat and Ox.
  • Translation: There is nothing softer and weaker than water,
    And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things.
    For this reason there is no substitute for it.
  • Laozi, Tao te Ching, Ch. 78.
Water usually represents wealth and money luck in Feng Shui, although it might differ in some subjective scenarios. Black, White, Grey and Blue colors represent Water.

Tangaroa,Tangaroa,Tangaroa, Siva in Cook Strait by Michael Tuffery

In Maori Mythos, Tangaroa (also called Takaroa) is the God of the Sea, Son of Ranganui, God of the Sky and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother. He joined with his brothers in forcing his parents apart so the world could begin. There was tension between Tangaroa (the sea) and Tane (the forest). Before making sea expeditions the Maori would make offerings to Tangaroa to soothe any anger there might be against them, being Tane's people.

In Mangaia (Cook Islands), Tangaroa is a child of Vatea (daylight) and Papa (foundation) and the younger twin brother of Rongo. Rongo and Tangaroa share food and fish: Tangaroa's share is everything that is red (the red taro, red fish and so on). Tangaroa is said to have yellow hair and when Mangaians first saw Europeans they thought they must be Tangaroa's children.

Modern World
Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 Common Round-About sign, same shape as Alchemical Water Symbol; also used as a Yield road sign.

TLC - Waterfalls
1994. Me and my sister used to dance and sing to this song over and over and over. Because we are cool like that.
"Peace" fingers making a downward V shape.
Modern Religious Education can ascribe many meanings to many symbols, and they all work, because that's how powerful Symbols are.

In Dan Brown's Book "The DaVince Code", the V, or 'Cup' also symbolised the Holy Grail.

The Water Cycle, as I was taught in school.

I want to finish this post by saying that Water, is one of the things we take for granted in the Modern World. We are so so lucky that we have a tap that will give us safe drinking water, that we don't have to sorry about parasites or human excrement in our water. So many people around the world do not have the Luxury of Clean Drinking Water. Be Grateful.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Routine Musings


Hopefully I can make it to this year's Brisbane Zombie Walk to support the Brain Foundation. Starting 2.30pm on Sunday the 24th October at Wickham Street and stumbling it's way into Fortitude Valley.

I have my head swimming with idea's for a Zombie Routine I may or may not be performing at the after party.

Theme: Cadaverous Criminal
Music: Fiona Apple - Criminal
Costume: Dirty, Gritty, Unravelled Wool and Picked Lace
Makeup: Bruised, Blue, and Bloody
Dance: Slow, Long and Lean with Sharp Shimmies.
Sydney Morning Herald
A sanguine, seeping spurt of a show perfect for Halloween It will be featuring Dirt, Gore and Glamour rolled into a Demonic Delight. Watch the Lady Viviane Mae as a Zombie dicorticate not only layers of livery but also shreds of stale skin!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Regina Spektor - Hallelujah (09-13-2005)

Miss Burlesque Australia

Last night was the Miss Burlesque Australia at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.

Congratulations to all the girls:

* Miss Burlesque TAS MISS BECKY LOU
* Miss Burlesque WA CLARA CUPCAKES
* Miss Burlesque SA FLAVELLA L’AMOUR
And First Runners Up – Also competing at the Grand Final are:
* Miss Burlesque Brisbane AMELIE LULU
* Miss Burlesque Sydney DANICA LEE
* Miss Burlesque Hobart RUBY RIGHT
* Miss Burlesque Perth GINGER LAMINGE
* Miss Burlesque Melbourne PEACHEY DREAM
* Miss Burlesque Adelaide LUNA ECLIPSE
And Wild Cards:

* RITA FONTAINE (NSW) Chosen by Jac Bowie
* SAPPHIRE DEMURE (SA) Chosen by Cassandra Atkins
Photo by Dominic Kieler from Miss Burlesque Australia Facebook
The Judges were:
IMOGEN KELLY (Australia’s Queen of Burlesque)
VIXEN NOIR (Erotic Performance Artiste Extraordinaire USA)
GLITTA SUPERNOVA (Founder of Gurlesque, Producer, Performer)

LOLA THE VAMP (Burlesque Star) I love her so so much!!

JO HUI (Editor of Burlesque Magazine
DOLORES DAIQUIRI (Australian Burlesque Festival)

The Winner was RITA FONTAINE!!!!
Huge Congratulations and Excitement for you!!! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Woe is me!!!!

So I am trying to stick to my blog schedule and post a positive, upbeat, gratitude post. I probably need it, because I can feel my Depression setting back in. It's hard to fight it when I hardly have the motivation to do anything. But here we go:

My son is repeating everything after me and ending it upwards like asking a question... example. "Honey, upstairs, It's time for your bath." "Time for my Bath???!!!".... "Yes..."
Listening to Angus & Julia Stone, Megan Washington, Sarah Blasko and Regina Spektor.
Drinking loose-leaf Chai tea, and dunking choc chip cookies in.
Still reading 'His Dark Material's', up to the last book in the series "The Amber Spyglass" The movie the Golden Compass was OK, didn't really do the book justice or keep it open for movies 2 and 3, which is disappointing.
First Shift at Work; Listening to music, ripping open boxes and trying to find where the hell they go.
Jasmine and Vanilla Bath Ballistic from Lush
Hot tubbing with my sister and cousin visiting from Melbourne; going out to dinner at the local, playing pool.
Dancing the "Wiggly-Woo" from Playschool (dopey fun with a giggly 3yr old)
Thinking up solo routines; Birds? Props! Housewife? Sad and slow? Upbeat and Catchy? So Many Ideas!!!!
Moccona in the morning (so much better than the Nescafe my BF likes!)
Thinking about a Mad Hatters Costume Tea Party for my 26th Birthday next month... And a Dr. Seuss Party for the little man's 4th in December.
Because I am also in a bit of a rotten mood (been bored, lonely and stressed this week...) I am also doing a Hates list

Paid on Wednesday, Gone by Friday. Try that for about 5 months. And we aren't being frivolous... It's all going to bills.
The fact that I have no energy to keep up with my son most of the time; he really needs to go to daycare where he can use some of that up and make some friends.
Car needs a service, Cat needs the Vet, I need some clothes (Seriously I am wearing out my wardrobe), Teeth need work, Presents for Christmas, Costumes and Classes for Burlesque...
I seriously need some coin. Any ideas?
Being ignored, pushed aside and rejected in any form gets me really really riled up. It shouldn't. But it does.
Putting on 5kgs when I should be losing it... Damn this Depression and loss of motivation
Cat; Hairball and Vomit on the Couch, Piss in the Kitchen, Shit in the Laundry and Flea's in my Bed!!!! Arghhhhhh.

So yeah... I did start the Blog to follow my journey in the Brisbane Burlesque scene, but that is only one side of me, and I am wondering how much of myself to reveal in this Blog. Obviously I love Art, Literature, Symbolism, Tattoo's. I can't relate every single post back to Burlesque. I think it's enough to say at this point, that I am still very much the Beginner, with more going on in my life other than Dancing. In fact that is only a minuscule part of me compared to how I spend the rest of my time. I strive to capture that glamour and poise and take it into the rest of my life, but I cannot just change how I react, dress, think or feel overnight. It's an ongoing process.
Who I am at the Moment:
Who I Want to be like:
Kimtortion by halotraction
Discouragement is a bitch.
Comments anyone?