April 18, 2014

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April 18, 2014

muffinpines:

this is pretty much just a redo of my other tutorial cause i hated how that one turned out, but someone asked for tips so I thought I’d do it before college legit starts on monday omg

just some ideas to play around with!!!

It’s hard coming up with just general tips for drawing, but if you have anything more specific you have troubles with just ask this weekend and I’ll do tutorials cause im bored anyway lmaooo

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April 16, 2014

mechanical-jewel:

doctornerdington:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc).

Handy, basic visual reference tool.

Then it becomes The Great War, inter-war, The War, The Cold War, the “holy shit not that much war this decade”, and The War on Terror.

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April 15, 2014
"

1. Make sure you own a nice bed.

2. Sleep in it frequently.

3. Remember how nice it feels to flip over your pillow to the cooler side.

4. Check your pulse and hum along to the rhythm because it is music.

5. Write clear and make a lot of spelling errors. Get the poison out and don’t worry about it being neat.

6. If you can, do not shut people out. You will have good days and they should see them.

7. If you feel overwhelmed, go outside and scream. Find a nice empty park in the middle of the night and scream as loud as you can until your throat is bleeding. The world wants to hear you.

8. Let yourself fall in love. Believe it or not, there are people out there who want your blacks and blues.

9. Keep waking up.

10. Keep waking up.

11. Keep waking up. Maybe with someone next to you.

"

— tips on how to keep going (via alecstasy)

(Source: alonesomes, via suchastart)

April 13, 2014
psych2go:

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psych2go:

You can follow FaceBook here

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April 13, 2014

catedrals:

sailingaugust:

“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” 

- Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene

this story is everything to me and I will never forget it as long as I live

(Source: thelightsoffame)

April 11, 2014
bannanaz:
Set up a movie theatre
Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers
Build a super simple tree house
Add a beer cooler to your patio table.
Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.
Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.
Make a giant Scrabble set
Build a fire pit
Build a giant hammock swing.
Light up some wine bottle tiki torches for a nighttime party.
Build a backyard beach.
Sprout a sofa
Go camping in your own backyard.
Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.
Replace the diving board with a trampoline.
Build a teepee.
Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.
Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.
Build a simple gazebo
Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.
Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.
Build a backyard pizza oven.
Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.
Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.
 Put in a porch bed.
Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.
 Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.
A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.
Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence
Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.
Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

bannanaz:

  1. Set up a movie theatre
  2. Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers
  3. Build a super simple tree house
  4. Add a beer cooler to your patio table.
  5. Drill holes in your fence and fill with marbles.
  6. Turn an old bunk bed into a stargazing loft retreat.
  7. Make a giant Scrabble set
  8. Build a fire pit
  9. Build a giant hammock swing.
  10. Light up some wine bottle tiki torches for a nighttime party.
  11. Build a backyard beach.
  12. Sprout a sofa
  13. Go camping in your own backyard.
  14. Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook.
  15. Replace the diving board with a trampoline.
  16. Build a teepee.
  17. Make these simple tables out of $30 whiskey barrels.
  18. Upcycle tires to make a jungle gym.
  19. Build a simple gazebo
  20. Create an outdoor tunnel system for your indoor cat.
  21. Make a simple canopy by stringing a rope between two trees and hanging sheets off of it.
  22. Build a backyard pizza oven.
  23. Construct this simple bar for outside entertaining.
  24. Build a stove for an outdoor kitchen with this Ikea hack.
  25.  Put in a porch bed.
  26. Spray-paint a lawn Twister game.
  27.  Fashion an amazing set of speakers using wooden salad bowls.
  28. A wooden pallet sectional is easy to put together and provides lots of extra seating for outdoor parties.
  29. Create an outdoor art haven by mounting a giant chalkboard against the fence
  30. Build a small outdoor greenhouse out of reclaimed storm windows.
  31. Make little hideouts of hula hoops and shower curtains.

(via lu-chan11)

April 10, 2014
Words You May Not Have Known Exist But Do
Impious: not showing respect or reverence, esp. for a god
Dismal: depressing; dreary
Consign: deliver (something) to a person's custody, typically in order for it to be sold.
Superlative: of the highest degree or quality
Buffet: (esp. of wind or waves) strike repeatedly and violently; batter.
Indubitable: that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable.
Unwonted: unaccustomed or unusual.
Rapacious: aggressively greedy or grasping
Remonstrance: a forcefully reproachful protest.
Officious: assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters.
Temerity: excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
Implicitly: in a way that is not directly expressed; tacitly – or – without qualification: absolutely.
Ablution: the act of washing oneself (often used for humorously formal effect).
Auspicious: conducive to success; favorable.
Cogitate: think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.
Impertinence: lack of respect; rudeness
Emanate: (of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source)
Voracious: wanting or devouring great quantities of food
April 9, 2014

fuocogo:

heysawbones:

alliartist:

music-holic:

And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins 

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

That was beautiful

I cried a few tears and felt better about humanity’s endeavors.

on a side note: look at how fun classical music can be

April 9, 2014
groveatlanticinc:

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry
Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

groveatlanticinc:

incidentalcomics:

Understanding Poetry

Happy National Poetry Month! This comic was inspired by one of my favorite poems, "The New Poetry Handbook" by Mark Strand. This month on Incidental Comics, I’ll be exploring the world of poetry. A place, as Marianne Moore famously said, of  ”imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

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April 8, 2014
mentalsymphony:

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. 
Through passion, I gain strength. 
Through strength, I gain power. 
Through power, I gain victory. 
Through victory, my chains are broken. 
The Force shall free me.

mentalsymphony:

Peace is a lie, there is only passion. 

Through passion, I gain strength. 

Through strength, I gain power. 

Through power, I gain victory. 

Through victory, my chains are broken. 

The Force shall free me.

(via bigbryan)

April 8, 2014

lifemadesimple:

Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

(via bigbryan)

April 7, 2014

haxpunch:

My first time doing anything like this. I hope it helps!

((Yes, I know it’s got severe Tumblr Nose. That was how I drew noses then and this was to show how I drew noses. I used to think it was cute but I’ve veered away from it now. To anyone using this, please try to downplay the red!))

(via artist-refs)

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