1.07.2013

her eyelashes held secrets her lips would never tell.

her eyelashes held secrets her lips would never tell.
at first, i just wanted to learn how to draw a messy bun, but that escalated into a project in which the subject is a girl who has been judged for her appearance all her life. what may at first look like typical facial features (eyebrows, lashes, nose, lips) are actually words that outline her face. phrases that make sense and some that don't, but all are things that she wants to tell the people who sneer at her for the clothes she wears and her overall thinness that is actually naturally attained.

basically, with whatever medium of art that i choose, i want to tell a story. i want to create depth in 2-dimensional beings and i want them to fly off the page and live. but most importantly, i want you to see that there is a story in everyone. in fact, everyone is a story. and simply looking at them and judging what they wear or what they look like isn't going to get that story told. so dig a little deeper. reach a little higher. and you'll get the prize.

seriously, though, i love messy buns.
-kiss kiss kiss, to write love on her arms-

36 comments :

  1. this is beautiful.

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  2. OH WOW. I love this, darling -- you're a genius. It brings a whole new dimension to the phrase "art with words." x

    ( the alcove )

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  3. This is so wonderful Jocee, really thought provoking and beautiful. And it's a great drawing too!
    Kimmy x

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  4. Oh gosh this is beautiful. You are amazing, Jocee.

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  5. I love it! So beautifully simple. <3

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  6. THIS IS GENIOUS. manohman you've done it again, Jocee. love! and the message is awesome. :) <3

    xo
    lucia

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  7. Oh brilliant, I say. A job well done! When I saw this, I might have flipped out over it a little. Love it! You are so talented in so many different areas, but this is amazing!

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  8. AJKSOINGAIUWHU8GBOURG8ISDOGOSIUOHNOGUISKU!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. no but seriously. this is one of the most beautiful pieces of art i've ever seen. no. lie.

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  10. JOCEE.JOCEE.JOCEE. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DO IT. You're amazing at art, and writing, and being pretty, etc etc..

    JUST stop.

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  11. THIS - THIS IS JUST AMAZING. can I marry your brain? again.

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  12. This is beautiful. It tells a story with one glance. Well, done!

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  13. messy buns= loveliness. ( if I can ever get one to work. consistently. ) xo :)

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  14. I love messy buns!!! :) I can't wait till my hair's long enough so I can make it look good! hahaaha I think sock buns are too perfect tho - not really a fan of those!

    Love,
    manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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  15. you did it. however simple it tells a story. i wish all artists could do what you do. :)

    -Carli

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  16. Woooaahhhh, that picture is awesome. At first I thought it was from the internet!
    I agree with each and every comment above.
    You're amazing...and I thought I could draw...*hangs head in shame* Well, not as good as some people in my school, but I could draw something decent now and then. But...this...drawing...it's amazing.

    Speechless (again),
    ~Jenny

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  17. I love this so much -- i think you well met your goal of telling a story! you are such an eloquent writer too xxx tresclaire.blogspot.com

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  18. uhm, you're amazing. such a creative idea! love it. if i may, i might create my own version in my journal. it's just so perfect. ugh.
    but seriously though, you're so right. we gotta stop the judging. everybody has a bigger story then you can just see on the outside. actually, most times you can never even see the story. just the image. also, the messy bun.. you nailed it. oh and they're my favorites. it just so happens i wear my hair like that daily. it's almost sad. xx | natalia

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  19. Wow! This is genius. This is art. Love.

    Blessings!

    -Madi

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  20. I hate you. Mostly because you do all the things I wish I could do. How many talents do you have, dude! This is so incredible. And you are too. I'm printing this out (if you don't mind) and hanging it on my wall to be reminded of its message daily. This kind of goes along with my short story I'm writing too. Also, your handwriting is kind of insanely awesome and we need to write letters. Just as soon as I send you your birthday gift. I'm trying to add stuff to it that are as perfect as you but I'm failing. Oh well, it'll have to do.

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    1. i love you, abby, you daring, darling sweet girl you.
      also i don't care if you send me a cupcake that's... expired. you are so over-the-top amazing for thinking of me and i'm honoured to be called your friend, so, whatever it is, it'll most certainly do.
      also take a picture of the picture on your wall so i can see. yes? yes.

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    2. Whoa, UHM, I totally just had an amazing idea. And btw, you better write your name somewhere on this because I'm gonna sell it.

      Just kidding. But I totally might print it out too.
      PS, you and your talents are awesome- completely agreeing with Abby.

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  21. this is really great jocee. really inspiring. ☺

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  22. This is stunning. I love the thought and meaning you put into your art...how it tells a story instead of just being. You're so incredibly talented -keep it up, dear girl.

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  23. incredible, jocee! I didn't realize you had the hidden talent of amazing drawing :)

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  24. this is great, jocee! i think the reason why this is so beautiful and amazing is because of the story behind it. love the concept of words on facial features - so creative! lovely drawing, m'dear. :)

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  25. As i have said to one blogger friend and now to another: you talented little chickadee you ;)
    xx,
    Sophie

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  26. Did you draw this?! It's so wonderful! Wow. The drawing truly represents a lot.

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  27. I love this, I want to print it out and frame it. :) or you could just make another one and send it to me ;)) but seriously this is beautiful and meaningful.

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  28. Wow, I love your project idea! Beautiful drawing and message behind it! I'm sure the final product will be amazing! :)

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  29. That's just a beautiful idea. pee ess, I'm so glad I found you again! I switched up emails and accounts and had trouble finding you!

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  30. this is sooo beautiful!!! totally love it. girl you made my day with that!!

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  31. Love this to bits. Such a lovely concept. My printer is broken, so I won't be printing it out... but I'm definitely going to pin it, if it's okay... xo m

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  32. girl. you can DRAW. this is seriously so so beautiful. thank you for sharing this awesomeness. xx

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  33. asdfghjkl. this post is so amazing.

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sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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