Hi Trouble and Ninja! I am following you for a long time and you both are such a inspiration for me. This is my second submission. I take this picture on a beach in Greece where I used to swim every morning, when the sun is still low and there are no people around and the sea is so calm and welcome. When I see it, the atmosphere  and the emotion reminds me of the sculpture called Dying Slave by the great Michelangelo. It was never ”dying” for me - I always imagine him as fully relaxed and a little bit naughty, aware of his own power, just like I felt that morning. Of course I cannot compete the beauty of this genius piece of art but as your blog art give inspiration :)

When it comes to making great art, you’re looking in the right place. And finding artist like Michelangelo to look up to can lead to a life time of inspiration. Keep researching and practising and thanks for sharing your submission with us. 

Hi Trouble and Ninja!
 I am following you for a long time and you both are such a inspiration for me. This is my second submission. I take this picture on a beach in Greece where I used to swim every morning, when the sun is still low and there are no people around and the sea is so calm and welcome. When I see it, the atmosphere  and the emotion reminds me of the sculpture called Dying Slave by the great Michelangelo. It was never ”dying” for me - I always imagine him as fully relaxed and a little bit naughty, aware of his own power, just like I felt that morning. Of course I cannot compete the beauty of this genius piece of art but as
 your blog art give inspiration :)

When it comes to making great art, you’re looking in the right place. And finding artist like Michelangelo to look up to can lead to a life time of inspiration. Keep researching and practising and thanks for sharing your submission with us. 


Dear Ninja,
Since apparently I’m the only one in my family who can’t draw I had to pull all the digital art  tricks to make myself into a piece of art.
fpr1

Very clever submission, I didn’t even think to suggest people make digital art, but maybe your submission will encourage some photoshop handy spectators out there to try their hand at creating something for Submission Sunday art week as well. -Trouble

Dear Ninja,

Since apparently I’m the only one in my family who can’t draw I had to pull all the digital art  tricks to make myself into a piece of art.

fpr1

Very clever submission, I didn’t even think to suggest people make digital art, but maybe your submission will encourage some photoshop handy spectators out there to try their hand at creating something for Submission Sunday art week as well. 
-Trouble


Wonderlust Photoworks (Editing courtesy of Alveoli Photography) - Desolate Elements II (2014)
There’s a zen proverb that runs somewhere along the lines of comparing yourself to someone else is like sticking your head in a bucket of glue.
I constantly offer this advice to others; but rarely heed it myself.
The last two years have been very difficult for me. Trauma, loss and angst compounded by unemployment and persistent health problems. During this time, creativity—the only thing in my life that has presented consistent refuge—has been limited to thinking the work I’m trying to make doesn’t matter. I get stuck in this self-defeating-Orson-Welles-made-Citizen-Kane-at-26/Arundathi-Roy-wrote-The-God-of-Small-Things-at-28-what-have-I-done-of-any-consequence loop.
I’m always so focused on how precious little time humans have and as a result I focus on trying to make everything count to the fullest. It’s not a bad way to live so long as you give yourself permission to make mistakes. Mistakes are how you learn + grow emotionally, spiritually and artistically. I forget that so often…
The above is a frame from a video I shot several months ago. I don’t like shooting video—I’m an analog snob—but desperate times, desperate measures. The video itself was a disaster and I haven’t looked at it since I shot it. But when I saw that this weeks theme was ‘art’, I searched desperately for something to submit. Re-watching the awful video, this one frame jumped out at me so with the a little help from Alveoli Photography to clean it up I decided to share it as a reminder to myself and others that showing up is just as if not more important than having a devastating aesthetic sensibility.

Sometimes we have to create many things to get one thing we are happy with, and it this case it seems like you captured hundreds or thousands of frames for your video and found one frame you were happy with. I think in the end it was definitely worth it, and I’m glad you put in the time to find the right moment and thanks for sharing it with us. 

Wonderlust Photoworks (Editing courtesy of Alveoli Photography) - Desolate Elements II (2014)

There’s a zen proverb that runs somewhere along the lines of comparing yourself to someone else is like sticking your head in a bucket of glue.

I constantly offer this advice to others; but rarely heed it myself.

The last two years have been very difficult for me. Trauma, loss and angst compounded by unemployment and persistent health problems. During this time, creativity—the only thing in my life that has presented consistent refuge—has been limited to thinking the work I’m trying to make doesn’t matter. I get stuck in this self-defeating-Orson-Welles-made-Citizen-Kane-at-26/Arundathi-Roy-wrote-The-God-of-Small-Things-at-28-what-have-I-done-of-any-consequence loop.

I’m always so focused on how precious little time humans have and as a result I focus on trying to make everything count to the fullest. It’s not a bad way to live so long as you give yourself permission to make mistakes. Mistakes are how you learn + grow emotionally, spiritually and artistically. I forget that so often…

The above is a frame from a video I shot several months ago. I don’t like shooting video—I’m an analog snob—but desperate times, desperate measures. The video itself was a disaster and I haven’t looked at it since I shot it. But when I saw that this weeks theme was ‘art’, I searched desperately for something to submit. Re-watching the awful video, this one frame jumped out at me so with the a little help from Alveoli Photography to clean it up I decided to share it as a reminder to myself and others that showing up is just as if not more important than having a devastating aesthetic sensibility.

Sometimes we have to create many things to get one thing we are happy with, and it this case it seems like you captured hundreds or thousands of frames for your video and found one frame you were happy with. I think in the end it was definitely worth it, and I’m glad you put in the time to find the right moment and thanks for sharing it with us. 


Hey Ninja and Trouble,  This is my first submission, I’ve been following for a while but have never been quite sure what to submit before. When the theme Art came up this week I was really pleased - something I’m really interested in and passionate about. This is a photograph I took for my Art Alevel, it was about reinterpreting the past, so I did my project on the sexualisation of famous characters from fairy tales, novels and plays - this one was inspired by Ophelia, hope you like it!

That’s a really interesting project choice, I’d definitely be interested in seeing more from your series. The story of Ophelia is so tragic and is definitely one of Shakespeare’s character that have resonated with me the most. Your interpretation of her story is done in such a beautiful way in your submission. I really love the contrast and focal effect. -Trouble

Hey Ninja and Trouble,  
This is my first submission, I’ve been following for a while but have never been quite sure what to submit before. When the theme Art came up this week I was really pleased - something I’m really interested in and passionate about. This is a photograph I took for my Art Alevel, it was about reinterpreting the past, so I did my project on the sexualisation of famous characters from fairy tales, novels and plays - this one was inspired by Ophelia, hope you like it!

That’s a really interesting project choice, I’d definitely be interested in seeing more from your series. The story of Ophelia is so tragic and is definitely one of Shakespeare’s character that have resonated with me the most. Your interpretation of her story is done in such a beautiful way in your submission. I really love the contrast and focal effect. 
-Trouble


not so long I read Warhol’s biography and I’ve found him so fascinating and appealing that I became nearly obsessed. Warhol was a complicated man and the more eccentric and bizarre his ideas were, the more infatuated I was with him. the theme this Sunday is art so I decided to pay tribute to one of my favourite, the most brilliant and the most creative and one and only, Andy Warhol. I wish I could have at least a quarter of his talent. xo tawdry

The conversation of Warhol continues. I’m really enjoying learning about the influences of our ninjas. You have a muselike quality to you, not unlike his Edie, and I’m sure Andy would have loved your company. Thanks for sharing again with us. -Trouble

not so long I read Warhol’s biography and I’ve found him so fascinating and appealing that I became nearly obsessed. Warhol was a complicated man and the more eccentric and bizarre his ideas were, the more infatuated I was with him. the theme this Sunday is art so I decided to pay tribute to one of my favourite, the most brilliant and the most creative and one and only, Andy Warhol. I wish I could have at least a quarter of his talent. xo tawdry

The conversation of Warhol continues. I’m really enjoying learning about the influences of our ninjas. You have a muselike quality to you, not unlike his Edie, and I’m sure Andy would have loved your company. Thanks for sharing again with us. 
-Trouble


Hi there Ninja and/or Trouble :) Happy SS to you as always haha. Earlier this week I was stuck in a random-searches-on-wikipedia binge and ended up reading about Andy Warhol. When I first saw the theme was art, I didn’t know quite what I wanted to do as my actual artistic abilities are quite minimal. That being said, I thought back to reading about Andy Warhol & decided to use his famous colored portraits for inspiration.

It really fascinates me how people find their inspiration, and how an artist like Andy Warhol continues to have his finger print and influence people so many years later. Thanks for referencing a bit of modern art history I’m sure Andy would be pleased to see your sexy submission. 

Hi there Ninja and/or Trouble :) Happy SS to you as always haha. Earlier this week I was stuck in a random-searches-on-wikipedia binge and ended up reading about Andy Warhol. When I first saw the theme was art, I didn’t know quite what I wanted to do as my actual artistic abilities are quite minimal. That being said, I thought back to reading about Andy Warhol & decided to use his famous colored portraits for inspiration.

It really fascinates me how people find their inspiration, and how an artist like Andy Warhol continues to have his finger print and influence people so many years later. Thanks for referencing a bit of modern art history I’m sure Andy would be pleased to see your sexy submission. 


Hello Ninja, Trouble, and all the other folks out there!
I’ve not submitted in awhile, and was so caught up with a concept that even checking to see if there was a theme this week slipped my mind. Oops!
But due to some recent inexplicable weight gain, none of my jeans fit anymore. The solution? Toss most of ‘em in the donation bin and get some new ones! 
Because when life gives you weight gain, use it as an excuse for a shopping spree! But of course it’s just as important to see how the jeans look as you’re taking them off as they look when they’re on.
As always, thank you for all that you do.
xoxo TheUnicornKittenKween

It’s can be helpful to know how to look your best while removing clothes and I think everyone would agree you look very fucking sexy taking your new jeans and NN knickers off. And the shadows around your body and arms are all so nice the lighting is perfect and the white curtain makes the sun radiate around you. Great work dear, you are an incredible model. 

Hello Ninja, Trouble, and all the other folks out there!

I’ve not submitted in awhile, and was so caught up with a concept that even checking to see if there was a theme this week slipped my mind. Oops!

But due to some recent inexplicable weight gain, none of my jeans fit anymore. The solution? Toss most of ‘em in the donation bin and get some new ones! 

Because when life gives you weight gain, use it as an excuse for a shopping spree! But of course it’s just as important to see how the jeans look as you’re taking them off as they look when they’re on.

As always, thank you for all that you do.

xoxo TheUnicornKittenKween

It’s can be helpful to know how to look your best while removing clothes and I think everyone would agree you look very fucking sexy taking your new jeans and NN knickers off. And the shadows around your body and arms are all so nice the lighting is perfect and the white curtain makes the sun radiate around you. Great work dear, you are an incredible model. 


Hey Ninja & Trouble,
Having a bit of a rough week so I’d thought I’d transform my feelings into something artistic. Because they do say that misery is always beautiful, and visually it helps me see how there is something quite mesmerising about tragic emotions. I titled this photo “The Fallen Stripper”
Much love, xXx 

Wow, so gorgeous. Your pose is so classic and reminiscent of Romanticism but your heels and the pole are such iconic modern images, it’s a really beautiful contrast. I love that you’ve portrayed sadness and vulnerability so artfully as well. Thanks for sharing your artform with us this week. -Trouble

Hey Ninja & Trouble,

Having a bit of a rough week so I’d thought I’d transform my feelings into something artistic. Because they do say that misery is always beautiful, and visually it helps me see how there is something quite mesmerising about tragic emotions. I titled this photo “The Fallen Stripper”

Much love, xXx 

Wow, so gorgeous. Your pose is so classic and reminiscent of Romanticism but your heels and the pole are such iconic modern images, it’s a really beautiful contrast. I love that you’ve portrayed sadness and vulnerability so artfully as well. Thanks for sharing your artform with us this week. 
-Trouble


Ninja and Trouble,
I haven’t had much time for photographing (or tumbling) lately, but when I saw this week’s theme I just had to participate. I immediately knew what I wanted to capture.
We’re in the middle of a move, and have already packed almost all of our stuff. The stuff that’s left is a complete mess of boxes and bin bags. I normally don’t compose my backgrounds very much. If it’s messy in my home, then I want the mess to be part of the picture. But this time I actually put a lot of effort into the composition. I only wish I would have had better light and a decent camera (but the later won’t take too long now…!).
The paintings are made by my love. The one in the middle was a gift for me, and it’s titled “Awaiting The Great Collapse”, after my blog. It’s the first in a series, and I love them all incredibly much. What could be more perfect, than to celebrate this painting for the NN art theme?
Then there’s a small sculpture on the left. That’s made by Pauline Wästgårds (whom I had a photo shoot with last weekend), when I was modeling for a sculpture class at the art school this spring. You normally don’t get to see much of the finished product when modeling, so I’m really happy to own this sculpture.
I loved the idea more than I love the result, but you’re always your own worst critic, right? Really excited to see what all the other ninjas will come up with!
xx The Fox

This is definitely your best composition yet, your submission has three separate areas that all work so well together. The layers of the bed at the bottom, your body, the painting and sculpture and the two paintings above you showing the curve of a women and a birds hand. And all the shadowy details surround the painting in the middle, making it stand out the brightest. I don’t think you could have lit this photo better, and the camera you used is perfectly sufficient, you really captured something beautiful. It’s very nice to see you back on SS thanks for your thought and effort.  

Ninja and Trouble,

I haven’t had much time for photographing (or tumbling) lately, but when I saw this week’s theme I just had to participate. I immediately knew what I wanted to capture.

We’re in the middle of a move, and have already packed almost all of our stuff. The stuff that’s left is a complete mess of boxes and bin bags. I normally don’t compose my backgrounds very much. If it’s messy in my home, then I want the mess to be part of the picture. But this time I actually put a lot of effort into the composition. I only wish I would have had better light and a decent camera (but the later won’t take too long now…!).

The paintings are made by my love. The one in the middle was a gift for me, and it’s titled “Awaiting The Great Collapse”, after my blog. It’s the first in a series, and I love them all incredibly much. What could be more perfect, than to celebrate this painting for the NN art theme?

Then there’s a small sculpture on the left. That’s made by Pauline Wästgårds (whom I had a photo shoot with last weekend), when I was modeling for a sculpture class at the art school this spring. You normally don’t get to see much of the finished product when modeling, so I’m really happy to own this sculpture.

I loved the idea more than I love the result, but you’re always your own worst critic, right? Really excited to see what all the other ninjas will come up with!

xx The Fox

This is definitely your best composition yet, your submission has three separate areas that all work so well together. The layers of the bed at the bottom, your body, the painting and sculpture and the two paintings above you showing the curve of a women and a birds hand. And all the shadowy details surround the painting in the middle, making it stand out the brightest. I don’t think you could have lit this photo better, and the camera you used is perfectly sufficient, you really captured something beautiful. It’s very nice to see you back on SS thanks for your thought and effort.  


Hey Ninja and Trouble,I got so excited when I found out that this weeks theme was art !I haven’t had alot of time to myself lately with being out on a nursing placement and having assignments and exams during this time so I haven’t really had the opportunity until today to capture some pictures. Sometimes i find that when you reach an art block, its best to go back through old artworks you have done for inspiration, this artwork is without a doubt my favorite (it was done with finger painting)I hope you guys are having an awesome day and I look forward to seeing what everyone submits this week :)DLM xx

Finger painting can be a really nice meditative activity. I like your use of colour and shape. Glad you got some alone time to take some photos, your lingerie looks really cute as well. -Trouble

Hey Ninja and Trouble,
I got so excited when I found out that this weeks theme was art !
I haven’t had alot of time to myself lately with being out on a nursing placement and having assignments and exams during this time so I haven’t really had the opportunity until today to capture some pictures. Sometimes i find that when you reach an art block, its best to go back through old artworks you have done for inspiration, this artwork is without a doubt my favorite (it was done with finger painting)

I hope you guys are having an awesome day and I look forward to seeing what everyone submits this week :)

DLM xx

Finger painting can be a really nice meditative activity. I like your use of colour and shape. Glad you got some alone time to take some photos, your lingerie looks really cute as well. 
-Trouble


I just felt like submitting two images today. This also is a drawing I did, last year, but I still like it. It was inspired by a good friend of mine. We had discussed vibrators and of course crowned the hitachi magic wand as the Supreme. My friend has the prettiest blonde hair and the softest pale skin and the cutest frilly socks. 

I’m so happy you decided to share even more of your work, and what an amazing piece to share. I love your colour palette and mixing of textures plus the hitachi wand background pattern is too good. Will definitely be sure to check out more of you work. -Trouble

I just felt like submitting two images today. This also is a drawing I did, last year, but I still like it. It was inspired by a good friend of mine. We had discussed vibrators and of course crowned the hitachi magic wand as the Supreme. My friend has the prettiest blonde hair and the softest pale skin and the cutest frilly socks. 

I’m so happy you decided to share even more of your work, and what an amazing piece to share. I love your colour palette and mixing of textures plus the hitachi wand background pattern is too good. Will definitely be sure to check out more of you work. 
-Trouble


This drawing is inspired by a dream of mine, I was sitting naked in an empty, pink bath tub and there was this huge vibrator/fish hybrid swimming/floating through the air towards my lady parts. Instead of being scared I just was like “Hello buddy!” and got myself fucked by a god damn swimming vibrator. This sexual dream confuses me, but it made me tingle head to toe. 

I couldn’t believe it when this submission came in as just a few weeks ago Ninja and I went to go see a dear friend’s performance art piece Sea Foam Blue 3 and the poster for it looks shockingly similar. It makes me wish you had been there (and everyone for that matter because it was one of the best things I’ve seen all year and handled sexuality so beautifully). Definitely look it up and learn more about Wives Collective you may just find your dream isn’t that far from their vision. Thanks for sharing your dream and contributing such a great piece to art week.-Trouble

This drawing is inspired by a dream of mine, I was sitting naked in an empty, pink bath tub and there was this huge vibrator/fish hybrid swimming/floating through the air towards my lady parts. Instead of being scared I just was like “Hello buddy!” and got myself fucked by a god damn swimming vibrator. This sexual dream confuses me, but it made me tingle head to toe. 

I couldn’t believe it when this submission came in as just a few weeks ago Ninja and I went to go see a dear friend’s performance art piece Sea Foam Blue 3 and the poster for it looks shockingly similar. It makes me wish you had been there (and everyone for that matter because it was one of the best things I’ve seen all year and handled sexuality so beautifully). Definitely look it up and learn more about Wives Collective you may just find your dream isn’t that far from their vision. Thanks for sharing your dream and contributing such a great piece to art week.
-Trouble


We both live and breathe art, so we couldn’t resist submitting to this week’s SS theme. We’re having a very lazy saturday after an intense week at work and taking some pictures naked seems like the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
xx

There’s something about the streaky mirror and the fact that your Klimt painting is just sitting on the chair and you’re sitting in a resting position that I like. It feels transitional, like you’ve just moved in and unpacked and have one last painting to hang but decided to strip down instead. It looks like you two have a really nice space to relax and unwind in and I bet those big windows let in the kind of light that would make it impossible not to want to take photos together all the time. -Trouble

We both live and breathe art, so we couldn’t resist submitting to this week’s SS theme. We’re having a very lazy saturday after an intense week at work and taking some pictures naked seems like the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

xx

There’s something about the streaky mirror and the fact that your Klimt painting is just sitting on the chair and you’re sitting in a resting position that I like. It feels transitional, like you’ve just moved in and unpacked and have one last painting to hang but decided to strip down instead. It looks like you two have a really nice space to relax and unwind in and I bet those big windows let in the kind of light that would make it impossible not to want to take photos together all the time. 
-Trouble


Hello ninja, 
I was inspired by this weeks art theme, and I’m glad I get to participate this year. I realized it had been forever since I’ve drawn because when I went looking for supplies I found I had barely any (no eraser, this was done on computer paper, etc.) but I wanted to create something. I was inspired by this photo by troisdumatin. Pencil and charcoal was always my thing, and I wanted to play with smearing it like the paint was smeared in the photo. I look at it now and see all the imperfections, but it was nice to have a short little exercise, and I hope to do this more often. Love, ESD

I was happy to see you posting so many drawings and paintings that were inspired by your photos this morning, and it is so sweet of you to add to the cycle and draw someone else’s photograph. You did a great job capturing and recreating the beauty of the original image, hopefully this will inspire you to work with charcoal and pencil more often. I know I would definitely like to see more drawings from you. 

Hello ninja, 

I was inspired by this weeks art theme, and I’m glad I get to participate this year. I realized it had been forever since I’ve drawn because when I went looking for supplies I found I had barely any (no eraser, this was done on computer paper, etc.) but I wanted to create something. I was inspired by this photo by troisdumatin. Pencil and charcoal was always my thing, and I wanted to play with smearing it like the paint was smeared in the photo. I look at it now and see all the imperfections, but it was nice to have a short little exercise, and I hope to do this more often. Love, ESD

I was happy to see you posting so many drawings and paintings that were inspired by your photos this morning, and it is so sweet of you to add to the cycle and draw someone else’s photograph. You did a great job capturing and recreating the beauty of the original image, hopefully this will inspire you to work with charcoal and pencil more often. I know I would definitely like to see more drawings from you. 


"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."
Henry David Thoreau
Ninja, Trouble,
I must admit, I was excited to discover that this week’s theme is art. As an artist myself, I find beauty in everything. From the beautiful things in this world to the terrible things, they all exist to serve their own unique purpose.
The two paintings on the far left and the painting on the far right are my own. The other two are originally from Russia—the country in which I was conceived.
Yoga is an art form. And just like any other art form, there is no “right” way to do it. All that truly matters is that the subject loves and enjoys every single moment of their creation.
Hope you all are well,
ny

I really admire your dedication to using yoga in all of your photos and submissions. It’s clear the practice has helped you feel your body is a sculpture that you can form into beautiful and strong shapes. And thank you for showing off some of your paintings, I’m definitely impressed you’re a very talented ninja. I’m glad you were excited about the theme this week.

"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."

Henry David Thoreau

Ninja, Trouble,

I must admit, I was excited to discover that this week’s theme is art. As an artist myself, I find beauty in everything. From the beautiful things in this world to the terrible things, they all exist to serve their own unique purpose.

The two paintings on the far left and the painting on the far right are my own. The other two are originally from Russia—the country in which I was conceived.

Yoga is an art form. And just like any other art form, there is no “right” way to do it. All that truly matters is that the subject loves and enjoys every single moment of their creation.

Hope you all are well,

ny

I really admire your dedication to using yoga in all of your photos and submissions. It’s clear the practice has helped you feel your body is a sculpture that you can form into beautiful and strong shapes. And thank you for showing off some of your paintings, I’m definitely impressed you’re a very talented ninja. I’m glad you were excited about the theme this week.