likeafieldmouse:

Simple morning shout-out to anyone setting out on some new & daunting endeavor & feeling those extreme fluctuations between self-doubt & self-confidence:

You can do it. 

unimpressedcats:

get in ma belly 

(Source: beben-eleben)

fer1972:

Classic Paintings on Trashed Cans by Kim Alsbrooks

On technique: The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn’t work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered.

Then the portraits are found that are complimentary to the particular trash. Generally I depict miniature portraits from the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century more or less). The trash is gessoed in the oval shape, image drawn in graphite, painted in oils and varnished.

(via unconsumption)

artnet:

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” - Jackson Pollock 
From Einstein to Pollock, we’re honoring some of the greatest men in history with portraits by some of the greatest artists. 

artnet:

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” - Jackson Pollock

From Einstein to Pollock, we’re honoring some of the greatest men in history with portraits by some of the greatest artists. 

fantasticcatadventures:

"ma’am we asked for your resume…this is just a bunch of pages of cat pictures stapled together with glitter glued on them" 

(via unimpressedcats)

washingtonpost:

Hand gestures of protest around the world.

likeafieldmouse:

Frank Hallam Day - Ship Hulls (published 2011)

"

As per my mother’s rule, I read all six of Addy’s books before being gifted the doll. But unlike Felicity’s, I didn’t often revisit them for pleasure. In my constant search for American historical fiction with protagonists of colour written for young readers, I often come across the same problem I did when I was younger: it’s all really depressing.

…White characters not only get a wider variety of books to choose from, but books in a wider variety of settings. Characters of colour in American hist-fic tend to exist strictly within certain boundaries of time or not at all. African-Americans exist within the boundaries of slavery, the Jim Crow South, or the Civil Rights movement. Native Americans exist in the mythical west until about 1870 or so, Asian-Americans exist during World War 2, only in the west (and only from Eastern countries), and I had to reach out to our followers to fill in the gaps my childhood reading material left when it came to Latin@s.

…This isn’t to encourage the erasure or minimalisation of the realities that people of colour have historically faced, but rather a desire for authors and publishers to realise that all of us existed in America outside the times of our most publicised oppressions. And that, even during the most difficult times, we still had lives that didn’t necessarily completely revolve around the overhead political themes of the day.

"

— Today on The R, Kendra’s talking young adult historical fiction and handing  out some book recs that might make history a little more enjoyable for young readers. (via racialicious)