Musings of the Amused

HOW DOES SHE THINK THIS WAY

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shortlifelongart asked: Do you draw every day? How do you keep mentally fresh when you're so productive?? (I REALLY ADMIRE THAT ABOUT YOU...)

starlock:

Thank you, Lizzie!!

I actually don’t draw every day. I know that’s it’s popular to tell artists “draw and practice every day (or you’re not legitimate)!” but the truth is, if I forced myself to draw for the sake of filling some arbitrary quota I’d burn out fast. Keeping myself interested in my work is a combination of having multiple projects going on at once, not taking myself too seriously, allowing myself to have interests outside of drawing, and, in a few cases, slogging through dissatisfaction in order to meet a deadline~

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queensimia:

ariakitty:

reinaelsa:

iamladyloin:

nyooms:

i-want-cheese:

How to balance a checkbook

why is this on my dash. what the fuck im not 40 

Honestly you should start doing this when you start working.

You don’t have to be 40 to know valuable life skills tbh

I know people in their 50’s who don’t know how to do this. You need to know how to do this when you get your first job. It will make your life so much easier.

Dude, it’s NEVER too early to start implementing basic financial skills. Hell, I wish someone had sat down with me when I was 13 and taught me all this then.

My god do I need this. See, why don’t they teach this kind of thing at school? Or how to do your taxes? (rhetorical question, I know exactly why, it’s not on the SATs! WHEEEE)

Filed under finances crazy important life skills reference

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spx:

Allie BROSH, Rebecca Mok, and the INDIANA posse kicking it large.

Oh snap I think I know those peeps in the first pic! *looks in the mirror, and at npetrovic , bfleuter

SPX WAS WONDERFUL, I had a really lovely time and am so glad for everyone who took interest in my work. Or my friend’s work! Sharing a table between 5 people was a challenge but we made it work for us really well.

Can’t wait to go to future SPX, whether as an exhibitor or attendee!

Filed under SPX Small Press Expo gpoy is it a gpoy if someone else takes it

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How does painting work

what am I doing. Why did I think this was a good idea. It SHOULD look very cool but aaaaaah

Filed under rambles

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wolves-whales-and-waves:

griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?

I knew eels were fantastic but this? This just adds to the list of EELS WHAT EVEN THE FUCK HOW YOU SO COOL.

(via crispyref)

Filed under eels I love eels inspiration science

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Blog Name Change!

Since I can’t switch which blog is my primary and kind of loathe the amount of work (and lost notes) that would come with manually switching my things around, I’ve changed the name of this blog to closer resemble my portfolio site, at least for the time being. If it proves confusing, I’ll change it, but I realized it kind of bothered me that while I’ve told people my account is thestudyofmonsters, any follows or reblogs or likes I do won’t seem to be associated.

So for now, trying out having them at least RESEMBLE each other. WONDERFUL PEOPLE FROM SPX I SAID I’D FIND ON TUMBLR I SWEAR I HAVE NOT IGNORED YOU.

Anyways, so StudyingMonsters it is, for now C:

… Now to look into what I gotta do to connect my custom domain to tumblr…

Filed under rambles thestudyofmonsters spx

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chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

(via aterribleidea)

Filed under AUGH net neutrality what even the hell

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0-memento-mori-0:

shoveaspockinit:

alrights:

lilacballad:

# I JUST WANT TO IMAGINE THE STORY BEHIND THE NECESSITY OF THESE CUPS FOR A MINUTE

same omg

Painters don’t have to imagine the story. They have probably lived it more than once.

Not just Painters, anyone that has painted something and had a drink on hand has done this.
I have a tip, don’t drink tea when painting. You will make this mistake more times than is allowed.

Sadly, this Solution (pun!? you decide!) only fixes ONE of the two issues that having a drink about while painting will cause. Namely, how long do you think you have before you accidentally turn that coffee into Paint Water by not looking where you’re dunking the brush ;D

0-memento-mori-0:

shoveaspockinit:

alrights:

lilacballad:

# I JUST WANT TO IMAGINE THE STORY BEHIND THE NECESSITY OF THESE CUPS FOR A MINUTE

same omg

Painters don’t have to imagine the story. They have probably lived it more than once.

Not just Painters, anyone that has painted something and had a drink on hand has done this.

I have a tip, don’t drink tea when painting. You will make this mistake more times than is allowed.

Sadly, this Solution (pun!? you decide!) only fixes ONE of the two issues that having a drink about while painting will cause.

Namely, how long do you think you have before you accidentally turn that coffee into Paint Water by not looking where you’re dunking the brush ;D

(Source: princusbeau, via neinneinneinneinneinnein)

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