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Listen - the best kept secret on Tumblr right now is natlas-shrugged. She is selling commissioned artwork for $20, and she drew this for me! Like, I told her what I wanted, and she drew it! How cool is that! 
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I’m so excited about this beautiful watercolor, and you too could experience the joy of opening an envelope of art that’s exactly what you’ve always wanted! And now I don’t have to get a giant tattoo of this, since I can put it on my wall. Think of how much money and tattoo ink I’m saving.
Save the world, get some crazy awesome art. Natlas-shrugged.

Listen - the best kept secret on Tumblr right now is natlas-shrugged. She is selling commissioned artwork for $20, and she drew this for me! Like, I told her what I wanted, and she drew it! How cool is that! 

Plus, in addition to some amazing art, you get the satisfaction of supporting our very own pennilesstraveler's younger sister! And she's GOOD. Check it out.

I’m so excited about this beautiful watercolor, and you too could experience the joy of opening an envelope of art that’s exactly what you’ve always wanted! And now I don’t have to get a giant tattoo of this, since I can put it on my wall. Think of how much money and tattoo ink I’m saving.

Save the world, get some crazy awesome art. Natlas-shrugged.

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aseriousmann:

I was recently commissioned to photograph five generations of descendants of Solomon Northup, author of “12 Years a Slave”. The feature can be seen in this week’s newsstand ‘Oscar’s Edition’ of The Hollywood Reporter as well as here.


However small, I feel honored to play a role in the sharing of Solomon Northup’s legacy. It was definitely an experience that I’ll always treasure. Enjoy!

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columbusdispatch:

An Ohio law says that schools have to identify artistically gifted students in addition to academically gifted students. But how do you score a student’s acting ability, or the quality of her brushstrokes?
And experts say that schools focus so much on educating children to a minimum standard that they don’t have many resources for high-achievers in general. The resources schools do have go toward academically gifted students, not those gifted in the arts.
Photo by Columbus Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson

columbusdispatch:

An Ohio law says that schools have to identify artistically gifted students in addition to academically gifted students.

But how do you score a student’s acting ability, or the quality of her brushstrokes?

And experts say that schools focus so much on educating children to a minimum standard that they don’t have many resources for high-achievers in general. The resources schools do have go toward academically gifted students, not those gifted in the arts.

Photo by Columbus Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson

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ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

persephoneholly:

ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

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Sunlight Through the CeilingiPhone cameraLauren Holler, 2014.

owu360:

Sunlight Through the Ceiling
iPhone camera
Lauren Holler, 2014.

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Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (via larmoyante)

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ohneooo:

Pastel Icebergs by Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman perfectly masters drawing with pastels. Recently, the artist reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive record, discovered in a series of beautiful images.

Wow

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sinuousmag:

"American Royalty" by Sam Spratt commissioned by Childish Gambino

Sam Spratt’s commissioned illustrations for actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.

"What began as cover art for his mixtape ‘Royalty’ evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.

The collection of 10 illustrations cover a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.” Prints available at royalty.samspratt.com.

Love this

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Your largest fear carries your greatest growth This is so obvious and yet sometimes so easy to lose sight of (via fiddleddee)

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inkmurder:

Skinny

YES YES YES. I hate when people equate thinness with health - this gives me unfair privilege that I didn’t earn and don’t deserve. I know so many people heavier than me who are much stronger and healthier - and having been very sick lately, I miss the strength and presence of my own body.

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Reblogged from reshmarambles
Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’ Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (via florida-sounds)

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Reblogged from rupikaur
when my mother was pregnant with her second child, i was 4
i pointed at her swollen belly confused at how my mother
had gotten so big in such little time
my father scooped me in his tree trunk arms and said
the closest thing to god on this earth is a woman’s body
it’s where life comes from
and to have a grown man tell me something so powerful at such a young age changed me to see that the entire universe rested at my mother’s feet
rupi kaur  (via soaphie)

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Reblogged from toolsfortoday
For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us. Audre Lourde (via toolsfortoday)

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