Saturday, October 18, 2014

actegratuit:

Renaissance-Style Insect Drawings by Alex Konahin

Thursday, October 16, 2014
stophatingyourbody:

#RP @myythoughts: 10 Steps to Positive Body Image 1. Appreciate all that your body can do.  2. Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like.  3. Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep.  4. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body 5. Surround yourself with positive people.  6. Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person.  7. Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body.  Work with your body, not against it. 8. Become a critical viewer of social and media messages.  Do something nice for yourself—something that lets your body know you appreciate it.  9. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others.  10. Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world. ————- To read more (please type in the link yourself): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/10-steps-positive-body-image or http://bodypositive.com/index.html ————— Hopefully these will help some people out there 😊 Stay beautiful, internet!

stophatingyourbody:

#RP @myythoughts: 10 Steps to Positive Body Image
1. Appreciate all that your body can do.
2. Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like. 
3. Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep.
4. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body
5. Surround yourself with positive people. 
6. Shut down those voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are a “bad” person. 
7. Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body.  Work with your body, not against it.
8. Become a critical viewer of social and media messages.
Do something nice for yourself—something that lets your body know you appreciate it.
9. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others. 
10. Sometimes reaching out to other people can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world.
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To read more (please type in the link yourself): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/10-steps-positive-body-image or http://bodypositive.com/index.html
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Hopefully these will help some people out there 😊
Stay beautiful, internet!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
austinkleon:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein


  It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.


My favorite thing about this book is its the origin story: Mary Shelley grew up in a ridiculously intellectual house and conceived Frankenstein at the age of 18 in The Year Without A Summer on Lake Geneva in Switzerland while hanging out in a circle with Lord Byron, who suggested that they all invent a ghost story. Her life from then on was totally crazy.

Filed under: my reading year 2014

austinkleon:

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.

My favorite thing about this book is its the origin story: Mary Shelley grew up in a ridiculously intellectual house and conceived Frankenstein at the age of 18 in The Year Without A Summer on Lake Geneva in Switzerland while hanging out in a circle with Lord Byron, who suggested that they all invent a ghost story. Her life from then on was totally crazy.

Filed under: my reading year 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014

qinni:

download Full Version here

Miyazaki repetitive background. I did this for my tumblr background (it can repeat and flow nicely because the edges link back to each other). I’m gonna set it up soon. 

You can use it too (for personal websites only though!), but please don’t erase the watermarks and please have a link where it credits and links back to either my dA or my tumbr! thanks!

hope you guys like it :3.

fattytofitty:

ivyarchive:

mymodernmet:

Illustrator Lili Chin's adorable series Dogs of the World illustrates 192 breeds of dogs grouped according to geographical origin.

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PUPPIES OF THE WORLD 😍😍😍

completelylostprincess:

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Source

"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

This is so beautiful.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014
We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong. Britt Nicole (via ocean-chasing)