You know what, kids…

You go out and you create, ok? You get the idea for the thing. You draw the thing. And if it turns out super shitty, draw some more. You follow trends or you don’t follow trends, and you respect other people and you respect yourselves. and be chill to other artists, even if you don’t see eye to eye about arty-farty things like aesthetics or whatever. Oh and you don’t ever be afraid to wander around and try all the art paths you can find.

Life is too damn short to listen to other people telling you what is and is not acceptable to draw and what is and is not original. You’ll find your happy art niche and you’ll find friends who’ll join you in that little art niche and it will be the best art niche ever, ok? 

now go draw us something I’m proud of you, sweeties. *smooches and shoos you off to play*

nomdeplummy:

I may have written an angsty Daddy!Booker and Anna fic. Not sure what to call it. Songbird maybe?

PG-13 for language, trigger warning for implications of suicide.

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He knows he’s a bad father.

He doesn’t need the women gossiping in the hallway of the tenement building to tell him that. They sit on the stairs and knit or crochet or nurse babies and they whisper and pass judgement among themselves and the whispering stops when he stands unsteadily in front of Mrs. McCollum’s door and knocks. They can see him swaying. They can smell the liquor from where they sit. He knows he’s drunk and he knows what they think and he doesn’t care.

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Evening reblug

lostsplendor:

All Steel: London Shop Window, c. 1946 via Stockholm Transport Museum

lostsplendor:

All Steel: London Shop Window, c. 1946 via Stockholm Transport Museum

nomdeplummy:

I may have written an angsty Daddy!Booker and Anna fic. Not sure what to call it. Songbird maybe?

PG-13 for language, trigger warning for implications of suicide.

***

He knows he’s a bad father.

He doesn’t need the women gossiping in the hallway of the tenement building to tell him that. They sit on the stairs and knit or crochet or nurse babies and they whisper and pass judgement among themselves and the whispering stops when he stands unsteadily in front of Mrs. McCollum’s door and knocks. They can see him swaying. They can smell the liquor from where they sit. He knows he’s drunk and he knows what they think and he doesn’t care.

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morning reblug

jeannepompadour:

Paul Cesar Helleu, unknown date

jeannepompadour:

Paul Cesar Helleu, unknown date

omnificent-orion:

amongthegentlymad said: a doge sitting up and begging?
This turned out pretty wonky but I didn’t want to spend too much time on it. It kind of reminds me of my old dog which is kind of sad but oh well. I like snuffly fuzzy dogs. Dogs are great. I miss her a lot.

Awe that is so cute! Love the animation ^^ Doge is all like “ehhh ehhh…nah not gonna do it ” what program do you use?

omnificent-orion:

amongthegentlymad said: a doge sitting up and begging?

This turned out pretty wonky but I didn’t want to spend too much time on it. It kind of reminds me of my old dog which is kind of sad but oh well. I like snuffly fuzzy dogs. Dogs are great. I miss her a lot.

Awe that is so cute! Love the animation ^^ Doge is all like “ehhh ehhh…nah not gonna do it ” what program do you use?

archiemcphee:

The Mexican city of Toluca is home to an awesome stained glass wonder called the Cosmovitral. Constructed in 1910, the Art Nouveau-style building was originally designed to house the city’s first permanent market. It functioned as such until its closure in 1975 when the market was relocated. After its closure artist Leopoldo Flores persuaded the city government to convert the building into an art space.

"Flores envisioned something magnificent for the space. He saw a huge stained glass mural encircling the entire building and running across the ceiling. Below and within its confines he proposed a botanical garden. The art would show the relationship between man and the universe, the flora that which places man in his ecological environment. The name for the project which has also become the name of the building would be Cosmovitral. An amalgamation of the Spanish words for cosmos and glass, the project would take four years from development to completion.”

Although the ceiling wasn’t completed until 1990, the Cosmovitral opened to the public in 1980. Today its botannical garden contains over 500 plant species from both Mexico State and around the world. The building’s spectacular stained glass centerpiece is called the Hombre Sol or “Sun Man”.

Visit Kuriositas to learn more about and view more photos of Toluca’s astonishing Cosmovitral.

Update On Palette Thingy and Life In General

current mood: old lady

  • Grandma is home from rehabilitation center (she was in there after fracturing her pelvis and shoulder) My mom, aunts and myself are taking turns staying with her, and I was with her this past weekend. It was pleasant but I’m worn out
  • Got some initial sketches done for the palette challenge and started coloring. Will update with finished pieces as I am able to do so, thank you for your patience, darlings! 
  • Woke up this morning with a gawdawful pain in my leg and hip and went to the doctor to make sure it wasn’t serious or life-threatening like a blood clot. They are thinking inflammation, sciatica, or arthritis, rheumatoid or regular idk but I’ve been getting funny catches in my hip and they also had me do an x-ray to check out my hip. Lovely. Now all I have to do is get a cane and start shouting at kids to get off my damn lawn. When did I get old, sigh.
  • On the other hand, being forced to sit on my bum all day long allowed me to play a bit of catch-up on my Tumblr as well as some other blogs and webcomics I follow. Also hello new followers please make yourselves at home!
  • Going to hobble off now and work on my sketches some more. Have a good night!

Sir John Soane (10 September 1753 – 20 January 1837) notable English architect. His former home and office is now a museum filled with an eccentric collection of antiquities and architectural artifacts. I dearly wish to go there one of these days!

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