umq:

At first glance, you may think the photograph above, taken by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova, is a composite or was enhanced in Photoshop.

Think again. Yes, that is a living, breathing brown bear kissing the palm of a gorgeous woman — as if they had both stepped right out of the pages of a fairy tale.

Swooning already? You’ll find that the rest of Katerina‘s body of work is just as magical and provocative.

(Source: joel, via antumbral)

Tags: photohraphy

misspelledlife:

SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS

brilliant

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Tags: eco

ask-frostfall said: 79) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?

davidrazi:

Pursuing a career in art.

Just… this. Yes, I agree. 

skunkandburningtires:

"The school bully wanted to pummel me every day after school. I would walk home, and he would wait for me. He would come out from behind a corner and — just like in some old movie — he would start beating on me. One day he came after me, and I said, ‘Stop! I will draw you a picture of Darth Vader if you leave me alone.’

"And he had his fist cocked, and he said, ‘Really?’

"And I said, ‘Yeah, and it’ll be GOOD. I promise.’"

Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon writer/director Dean DeBlois on when he began to suspect he might have a future in art

(Quote via the AMAZING 2+ hour documentary, The Making of Lilo & Stitch, included on the 2 DVD version of Lilo & Stitch: Big Wave Edition DVD — currently just $9.98 on Amazon!)

this is… my life. 

(via growingback)

Years

And so it goes from one year to the next

despite any attempt on the behalf of our water-logged vessels raised in protest; part of what we are is thrown into the sea

Lost— but not unknown 

you will sooner fight a thousand battles and harbor a thousand more scars than ever stand beneath the moon that pulls the tide and not feel that tide pulling you

the churning cusps of silver reflect something of a fleeting eternity and identities consumed being pulled in tandem by the moon

thoughts shriek away from the shore and crash back with consistency,

with this we are satiated

we wait to be taken by day

returning to mourn another lost shred of what we were, a new sliver wedged inside our skin 

and even after a thousand battles and a thousands scars the tide still whispers a promise to devour,

a promise that never wanes with the moon. 

Tags: poetry

"I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the Big Bang.’
The sun said, ‘It hurts to become.’"

— Andrea Gibson (via themuslimavenger)

Tags: quotes poetry

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."

— Mark Twain (via themuslimavenger)

magrittee:

Salvador Dali - Adolescence

magrittee:

Salvador Dali - Adolescence

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Tags: art painting

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penlandschool:

"If you have a hard time being in a lush region with temperamental weather shifts, or have problems with the sound of cicadas, or cannot deal with having limited Internet connection, or dislike eating wholesome meals in the company of people you barely know, or don’t like having roommates or sharing a bathroom, then maybe, just maybe, you might consider a pass on the Penland experience (or at least take your meals to go and/or request a single room.)
But not me.  Penland, thank you for this amazing journey. I hope to return soon!”
—Ursula Gullow, from her blog
 

penlandschool:

"If you have a hard time being in a lush region with temperamental weather shifts, or have problems with the sound of cicadas, or cannot deal with having limited Internet connection, or dislike eating wholesome meals in the company of people you barely know, or don’t like having roommates or sharing a bathroom, then maybe, just maybe, you might consider a pass on the Penland experience (or at least take your meals to go and/or request a single room.)

But not me.  Penland, thank you for this amazing journey. I hope to return soon!”

Ursula Gullow, from her blog

 

(via stormphyre)

Tags: printmaking


Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

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Tags: eco art

the-clayprofessor:

Nice work.

the-clayprofessor:

Nice work.

(Source: studioyunomi, via stormphyre)

Tags: ceramics

designcloud:

Principles of Design Poster by Efil Türk.

The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.

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queerknox:

less “you’re not fat; you’re pretty” more “you’re fat and pretty” it’s possible to be both bye

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