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reapergrellsutcliff:

REAPERGRELLSUTCLIFF CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!You guys are amazing! All of you!  I just reached a follower mark that I never fathomed I would see, and I want to celebrate! So, I am holding a giveaway!There will be 3 winners of this giveaway! And the contest will run for 2 weeks.
The 1st place winner will receive:
-A copy of Yana Toboso’s Black Butler Artworks Book volume 1 (2014). -Your choice of an 8x12 - 12x18 print of one of my artworks.-Your choice of 2 three ounce pouches of my Black Butler Tea Blends.-A ‘quick paint’ (example here 1, 2) digital art piece by me, of a character of your choice.-A Cards Against Humanity Second Expansion Deck.
The 2nd place winner will receive:
-A copy of Nijishitsuji 1, Black Butler Manga Anthology Book.-A copy of Nijishitsuji 2, Black Butler Manga Anthology Book.-A ‘sketch’ (example here 1, 2) digital art piece by me, of a character of your choice.-Your choice of 1 three ounce pouch of my Black Butler Tea Blends.
The 3rd place winner will receive:
-A copy of Yana Toboso’s Character Guide Art Book-Your choice of 1 three ounce pouch of my Black Butler Tea Blends.
———-Rules:
The giveaway prizes are limited to US residences ONLY. (I am so sorry to my out of the U.S. followers! I regret having to limit it, but shipping is just too much for me to ship out of the states. If you live outside of the U.S. and you want to pay for the shipping costs, I will ship it to you.) Otherwise, I will only pay for the shipping to U.S. residents.
You may reblog up to 2 times a day.
Likes don’t count.
You have to be following me to win the 1st place prize.  But you don’t have to be following me to win 2nd, and 3rd. (but it would be nice ^_~ )
The contest ends on August 2nd, 2014.
The winners will be chosen randomly from all entries.
I will contact the winners once the contest ends, and they will have 3 days to get back to me with their shipping address and necessary information.
You MUST have your ask box open, and respond privately. If you do not have your ask box open, and do not respond within the stated time, another winner will be randomly selected.
Good Luck!
**Disclaimer Concerning Drawings**-I will draw well known characters, as well as original characters. But please keep in mind my art style; the beings I draw are humanoid in design, please do not ask me to draw things like a transformer, furry, my little pony, or a mercedes benz.-If you select a character that isn’t from the Kuroshitsuji universe, be prepared to supply me with ample links to pictures for character reference. The same goes for OCs, a lot of info will be needed.-I retain artistic license: “The freedom to create an artwork on the artist’s interpretation.” Meaning, you are welcome to suggest a pose etc.. but if it isn’t working out, or if I think another pose/angle/composition/look etc.. would be better, then I will do it that way instead.-Please keep in mind that I am a -very slow- artist, and it may take me forever to complete your piece, but I won’t forget about you. — Likewise if you see me working on other projects instead of yours, it doesn’t mean I have scrapped yours. Sometimes I juggle many things at a time :)

reapergrellsutcliff:

REAPERGRELLSUTCLIFF CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!

You guys are amazing! All of you!  I just reached a follower mark that I never fathomed I would see, and I want to celebrate! So, I am holding a giveaway!

There will be 3 winners of this giveaway! And the contest will run for 2 weeks.

  • The 1st place winner will receive:

-A copy of Yana Toboso’s Black Butler Artworks Book volume 1 (2014).
-Your choice of an 8x12 - 12x18 print of one of my artworks.
-Your choice of 2 three ounce pouches of my Black Butler Tea Blends.
-A ‘quick paint’ (example here 1, 2) digital art piece by me, of a character of your choice.
-A Cards Against Humanity Second Expansion Deck.

  • The 2nd place winner will receive:

-A copy of Nijishitsuji 1, Black Butler Manga Anthology Book.
-A copy of Nijishitsuji 2, Black Butler Manga Anthology Book.
-A ‘sketch’ (example here 1, 2) digital art piece by me, of a character of your choice.
-Your choice of 1 three ounce pouch of my Black Butler Tea Blends.

  • The 3rd place winner will receive:

-A copy of Yana Toboso’s Character Guide Art Book
-Your choice of 1 three ounce pouch of my Black Butler Tea Blends.

———-

Rules:

  • The giveaway prizes are limited to US residences ONLY. (I am so sorry to my out of the U.S. followers! I regret having to limit it, but shipping is just too much for me to ship out of the states. If you live outside of the U.S. and you want to pay for the shipping costs, I will ship it to you.) Otherwise, I will only pay for the shipping to U.S. residents.
  • You may reblog up to 2 times a day.
  • Likes don’t count.
  • You have to be following me to win the 1st place prize.  But you don’t have to be following me to win 2nd, and 3rd. (but it would be nice ^_~ )
  • The contest ends on August 2nd, 2014.
  • The winners will be chosen randomly from all entries.
  • I will contact the winners once the contest ends, and they will have 3 days to get back to me with their shipping address and necessary information.
  • You MUST have your ask box open, and respond privately. If you do not have your ask box open, and do not respond within the stated time, another winner will be randomly selected.
  • Good Luck!

**Disclaimer Concerning Drawings**
-I will draw well known characters, as well as original characters. But please keep in mind my art style; the beings I draw are humanoid in design, please do not ask me to draw things like a transformer, furry, my little pony, or a mercedes benz.
-If you select a character that isn’t from the Kuroshitsuji universe, be prepared to supply me with ample links to pictures for character reference. The same goes for OCs, a lot of info will be needed.
-I retain artistic license: “The freedom to create an artwork on the artist’s interpretation.” Meaning, you are welcome to suggest a pose etc.. but if it isn’t working out, or if I think another pose/angle/composition/look etc.. would be better, then I will do it that way instead.
-Please keep in mind that I am a -very slow- artist, and it may take me forever to complete your piece, but I won’t forget about you. — Likewise if you see me working on other projects instead of yours, it doesn’t mean I have scrapped yours. Sometimes I juggle many things at a time :)

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justrollinon:

slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

That’s awesome :) 

This is awesome 😊

justrollinon:

slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

That’s awesome :)

This is awesome 😊

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I was going to bake a butter cake tonight, but Blanding is shelling again. The cake would fall. Ugh - I want cake! I know this is the least worst problem, but I thought I would bitch at Tumblr.

— 13 hours ago

homebeccer:

"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"

no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs

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— 1 day ago with 47175 notes

I think people who say shit like, “Welcome to America, now speak English” have never set about learning another language. Acquiring a language as an adult is not that easy, at least for some people.

— 1 day ago
deaprojekt:

Joseph Cornell Holding an Untitled Bottle Object photo Duane Michals

deaprojekt:

Joseph Cornell Holding an Untitled Bottle Object photo Duane Michals

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fired-earth:

artsy:

“I’m making something I want to see, that pleases my eye. I look for materials that are really poignant, that are compelling to me. And if I could tell you why they were compelling to me, I wouldn’t be a visual artist—I’d be a poet.”—Nancy Rubins

Great sculpture, great comment on Artist Statements.

I think I will quote this if I ever get around to writing an artist statement.

fired-earth:

artsy:

I’m making something I want to see, that pleases my eye. I look for materials that are really poignant, that are compelling to me. And if I could tell you why they were compelling to me, I wouldn’t be a visual artist—I’d be a poet.”—Nancy Rubins

Great sculpture, great comment on Artist Statements.

I think I will quote this if I ever get around to writing an artist statement.

— 3 days ago with 89 notes

I was about to say that I wished it would rain books, but then I remembered how much it can hurt when a book falls on you.

— 3 days ago
demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once


This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

Impressive! (Also, grafting is not the same thing as creating GMO plants.)

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

Impressive! (Also, grafting is not the same thing as creating GMO plants.)

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