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eyelidprojections:

far away i’m sure

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etsy:

"Having this business feels like stepping fully into who I truly am – like moving into a house the universe built for me. (Not to go all woo-woo on you, but there you go.) For the first time, at 37, I feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. I mean, I have no idea how to run a company – my business card should really say “Educated Guesser” – and I have infinitely more responsibility today than I did in my former career, but I experience so much less daily stress now. Of course, there’s still stress, but it’s different: it’s the stress of growing and learning, versus the stress of spending my life doing something that didn’t quite fit." - Emily McDowell

Read more» Featured Shop: Emily McDowell | The Etsy Blog

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jetgreguar:

itscarororo:

oolongearlgrey:

everydaycomics:

HANDS!!! sorry for my bad hand writing

The point I’m trying to drive home, is that draw things the way that best suits you.  How-to-books had me all mixed up in my teen years, but then I decided to break the rules and do things my way.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 

useful

shit i should mess around w/ this

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gingerhaze:

stephanieshaferart:

DONE. HARRY POTTER THESIS.
Gonna have prints of these eventually. Screen prints and digital prints available in December. 

duuuuude these are AMAZING

gingerhaze:

stephanieshaferart:

DONE. HARRY POTTER THESIS.

Gonna have prints of these eventually. Screen prints and digital prints available in December. 

duuuuude these are AMAZING

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thelastofthewine:

themomentswelongfor:

odditiesoflife:

The Most Beautiful Trees in the World

  1. Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. Photo by unknown.
  2. Red maples trees path. Photo by Ildiko Neer.
  3. Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Photo by Brian Young.
  4. Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Photo by Christopher Schoenbohm.
  5. Amazing Angel Oak Tree, Charlston, Photo by Mark Requidan.
  6. Cherry blossom tree path, Germany. Photo by Shoeven.
  7. California in autumn. Photo by Mizzy Pacheco.
  8. Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Photo by Falke.
  9. Ponthus beech tree in Brocéliande forest, France. Photo by Christophe Kiciak.
  10. Beautiful cherry blossom road. Photo by unknown.

Majestic.

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Wonderful colours … inspiring

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Claire’s fancy-pants HISTORICAL FASHION MASTER POST

shoomlah:

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So my historical costuming resources list from 2011 was less than a page long- I’m not saying that I’ve learned a lot in the past three years, but this list is now sitting pretty at a solid nine pages.  Whew.  And people wonder why I want to redo this damn series.

This list is by no means an exhaustive one- it’s a list of (primarily western) historical fashion resources, both online and offline, that is limited to what I know, own, or use!  It’s a work in progress, and I’m definitely hoping to expand on it as my knowledge base grows.  First things first, how about a little:

ADVICE FOR RESEARCHING HISTORICAL FASHION

  • Read, and read about more than just costuming.  Allowing yourself to understand the cultural and historical context surrounding the clothing of a particular region/period can be invaluable in sussing out good costume design.  Looking at pictures is all well and good, but reading about societal pressures, about construction techniques, daily routines, local symbolism, whatever else will really help you understand the rhyme and reason behind costuming from any given context.
  • Expand your costume vocabulary.  When you’re delving into a new topic, costuming or otherwise, picking up new terminology is essential to proper understanding and furthering your research.  Write down or take note of terms as you come across them- google them, look up synonyms, and use those words as a jumping off point for more research.  What’s a wire rebato?  How does it differ from a supportasse?  Inquiring minds want to know.
  • Double-check your sources.  Especially on the internet, and double especially on tumblr.  I love it, but it’s ground zero for rapidly spreading misinformation.  Books are usually your safest bet, but also take into account their date of publication, who’s writing them- an author’s biases can severely mangle their original source material.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Do everything you can to find out information on your own, but feel free to reach out to people with more specialized areas of knowledge for help!  Be considerate about it- the people you’re asking are busy as well- but a specific line of questioning that proves you’re passionate and that you respect their subject matter expertise can work wonders.

Okay, onto the links!

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting off the internet and looking into books!  God bless the internet, but books are (generally, this isn’t a rule) better-researched and better-sourced.  Bibliographies also mean each individual books can be a jumping off point for further research, which is always a fantastic thing.

Remember- owning books is awesome and you should absolutely assemble your own library of resources, but LIBRARIES.  Libraries.  You’ll be surprised to find what books are available to you at your local library.

GENERAL / SURVEYS

Patterns fo Fashion books
Detailed, hand-drawn diagrams of historical fashion, inside and out.  Pretty amazing stuff.

Fashion in Detail books
Not what you want if you’re looking for photos of entire costumes- note the “in detail” bit up there.  Just a beautiful series, and great reference for all the little things you might miss otherwise.  The V&A has an amazing fashion collection, and it’s great to see them share it with the world.

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sircuddlebuns:

Skip the Use - Nameless World

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS! THE SONG AND THE ANIMATION ARE SO GOOD I AM HAVING AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE PLEASE WATCH THIS YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY

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theshadowstudio:

I had a request in my Etsy shop for  larger version of one of my hand-cut silhouettes. Since I designed the silhouettes to be clear and visible in very small pendant necklaces, I thought that it might look too plain for an 8x10ish silhouette, so I wanted to try adding some more detail, and here’s the result.
I’m actually pretty happy with this; I think I’d like to start a series! The silhouette outline was cut with scissors; the interior stained glass detail was done with an X-acto knife.

theshadowstudio:

I had a request in my Etsy shop for  larger version of one of my hand-cut silhouettes. Since I designed the silhouettes to be clear and visible in very small pendant necklaces, I thought that it might look too plain for an 8x10ish silhouette, so I wanted to try adding some more detail, and here’s the result.

I’m actually pretty happy with this; I think I’d like to start a series! The silhouette outline was cut with scissors; the interior stained glass detail was done with an X-acto knife.

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