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The world is talking to me about petroglyphs (in that way where things line up a little and then you start noticing more of them.)

There was a glorious tunic dress I got at the thrift store with hand embroidered petroglyph-style fabric, which I passed on to my mother since it fits her without alterations. Pinterest and now the craft stores are full of ideas & paint markers for drawing on rocks. There was the paleoart take on what we can learn about the woolly rhinoceros from looking at art by its contemporaries. And then this glorious article came across twitter the other day: What the Caves are trying to tell us, and I don't remember hearing about the liner scratch marks before either, but they remind me of the reindeer birthing goddesses & the various stone-age petroglyphs that still carry the old gods through into modern central European cross stitch patterns.

Also, I want more fiction weird edge-of-the-imagination speculative stone age cultures and a world where every rock & maybe tree used to be covered with herds of ice age large mammals and the ones in the deep caves are just the only ones we have left.

I am restraining myself from finishing up getting rid of the wallpaper on the stairs (a noble goal, but not today's priority) so I can paint cave art all over those walls. I *might* have to use that as a theme for another pair of painted jeans, tho. Except that then I'd need to make a string skirt to wear with them... (We'll see how long this lasts; so far I'm just at the stage of google image searches & requesting library books.)

Date: 2017-09-22 09:30 pm (UTC)
mme_starstuff: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_starstuff
That article is fantastic, thank you for sharing.

My house came with some hideous wallpaper we didn't have time at first to take down properly, so we scribbled over it like children for the first few months of home ownership. Perhaps yours could do with some petroglyphs.

Date: 2017-09-23 04:50 am (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Also, I want more fiction weird edge-of-the-imagination speculative stone age cultures and a world where every rock & maybe tree used to be covered with herds of ice age large mammals and the ones in the deep caves are just the only ones we have left.

That would be why I imprinted on Jean M. Auel's Earth's Children series in middle school, despite the fact that those books (I read the first four) are not in fact very good at all. But I painted and drew petroglyphs on everything and chipped flint badly and tried to teach myself medicinal plants and regret nothing except that I wasn't better at either skill.

I am restraining myself from finishing up getting rid of the wallpaper on the stairs (a noble goal, but not today's priority) so I can paint cave art all over those walls.

I see no reason not to have cave art in your stairwell.

[edit] Except that then I'd need to make a string skirt to wear with them...

You've seen this poem?
Edited Date: 2017-09-23 04:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-24 01:45 am (UTC)
sovay: (Rotwang)
From: [personal profile] sovay
My obsession with string skirts dates back to reading Women's Work; the First 20,000 years shortly after college, but so far the only one I've actually managed to make was in doll scale.

That's still extremely cool.

I actually never read the Earth's Children series; I think someone told me they had a lot of sex in them at a time when that was a dealbreaker, but I remember loving the cover pictures.

It is kind of impressive to me in retrospect how many truly god-awful sex scenes I slogged through for the sake of the paleontology/worldbuilding, but here we are.

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