I love hearing elderly people talk about their lives.
Especially, from this time period. These people were born in the late 1800s. So much changed during their lifetimes. I can't even fathom it. It makes me think of my great-great-grandma. She was born in 1888. I met her once. I was a young child but I still remember visiting her. She passed about 5 years later at 104 years old. How amazing would it be to have recordings of her talking about her life. It's crazy how much is lost when someone passes away.
Anyway, their lives seem so much nicer than life now. Everything seemed more calm, more free. Obviously, the starvation and poverty is heartbreaking. But, not needing a driver's license, the lack of regulations, rules, and people, just seems so nice.
I don't have TikTok.
But, I enjoy watching this guy scroll through. There's a ton of wild stuff out there and watching this channel makes me want to download TikTok just to scroll through the Soft White Underbelly type of content. It never ceases to amaze me how many unique and interesting characters there are in the world...
This channel is some of the best content on YouTube.
It's commonly said that history is written by the victors. And, I believe, in current times, the truth is decided by those who control the media. It leaves me wondering what the truth really is and with Really Graceful, I feel like I get much closer to what may have actually happened in the past and what is really happening now.
Graphic design and history commingle.
I probably love this YouTube creator so much because she combines two of my favorite things: historical figures and design. She aims to create what these people may have looked like. And, I love a good recreation. It can satisfy the curious side of me that wishes it really knew what historical figures looked like, how they spoke, what they wore, and where they lived. Whenever I see ruins, I always paint a picture, or 10, in my head of what it may have looked like when it was first constructed. What color(s) was it painted, who went there, what did they wear, what did it sound like, and so on. And, I do the same with statues of people, black and white photos, paintings, you get the picture. So, check out her videos below to bring a little history to life today.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?