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Thistle tattoo inspiration
Jul 24

Thistle tattoo inspiration

artnet:

In surreal news, a Japanese artist launched a Bonsai Tree and a bouquet of flowers into space. Take a look at the incredible, extraterrestrial images
Jul 23

artnet:

In surreal news, a Japanese artist launched a Bonsai Tree and a bouquet of flowers into space. 

Take a look at the incredible, extraterrestrial images

politicalprof:

The combination “ough” can be pronounced nine different ways (in English alone). I.e.,

A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, and, after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.

ht: EE

Jul 23
From the “English is weird” files …

"Spoken language is an inaccurate form of communication. Singing is more accurate. But a scream… a scream is the most honest and accurate form of expression."

- From Chuck’s new craft essay ‘Consider This: Coping,’ the first in a series to be featured on LitReactor.com.  Read it here: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/news/new-craft-essay-consider-this-coping (via chuckpalahniuk)

Jul 17
lastnightsreading:

Philippe Petit at Green-Wood Cemetery, 4/3014
Jul 17

lastnightsreading:

Philippe Petit at Green-Wood Cemetery, 4/3014

Jul 17

(Source: dailydoseofstuf, via thatkindofwoman)

"I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain."

- Jonathan Carroll (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Dec 18

myampgoesto11:

My Amp Goes To 11 Artist Submission | Jesús Chapa-Malacara: Esprit de Corps 

Brooklyn and Boston-based multi-media artist Jesús Chapa-Malacara is a creative director and former contemporary ballet dancer. A student of art his whole life, he studied photography under David Hilliard and Todd Papageorge as an undergraduate at Yale, where he earned a BA in Political Science.

"In art my passion lies in storytelling and exploring "the how," be it physically, conceptually or politically. I strive for photography that is intentional and thoughtful, that explores technical aspects—light, composition, post-production—as much as it examines the particularities of its subjects.

The photographs capture both the movement and line of professional ballet dancers, via an in-camera (not Photoshop) technique I’ve developed.  A former dancer myself, as dancers, we spend a lot of time thinking about all the movement in between the poses, sometimes even more than we think about the poses themselves.  I set out to tell that story.  The resulting photographs make for a rare and breathtaking combination that illustrates how dancers move through space. My aim is to document the entire language of ballet over the long term.  Each photograph captures one movement within the ballet lexicon from beginning to end; each is an encapsulated, full “portrait” of one of ballet’s specific, codified movements, every little detail dancers work years perfecting.”