September 27, 2013
Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others? | Can You Really Learn to Draw? | LiveScience

Based on their research, the psychologists recommended the following techniques for getting better at drawing: Focus on scaling a drawing to fit the size of the paper; anchor an object in its surroundings by showing how it sits in space; focus on the distance between elements of the object and on their relative sizes; and focus on the size and shape of “negative space,” or the empty space between parts of the object. Lastly, they recommend thinking of “lines” as what they really are — boundaries between light and dark areas.

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September 25, 2013
"Artists can be very competitive. As an artist, I struggle with that myself. It is an irrational competitiveness that stems from the fear that another artist’s success means less success for me, or that there is not enough space in the world for both of us. In truth, another artist’s success is just proof that it can be done and therefore I, too, can be successful… There are already too many critics and naysayers out there who will put down our creative dreams. We creatives should look out for one another and empower each other."

— ~ Feanne writing for Anne Of Carversville / Rihanna Shows Us How Artists Can Empower Each Other In ‘Half Of Me’ Documentary

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September 24, 2013
Just wrote an article about the “target-market female” narrative, the cult of consumerism, making history “her story”, and the importance of crafting our own identities instead of allowing others to define us. It’s been years since I wrote for Anne, and I’m happy to be back! :)
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A Day In The Life Of A Target-Market Female is a powerful postmodern short story by Katie Brinksworth at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The events are surreal, yet the tale is strangely familiar to every woman who has ever read a magazine or watched a commercial. It’s both comic and tragic as we recognize the ploys of advertising, and our own susceptibility to the lies of marketing. Read more.
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Just wrote an article about the “target-market female” narrative, the cult of consumerism, making history “her story”, and the importance of crafting our own identities instead of allowing others to define us. It’s been years since I wrote for Anne, and I’m happy to be back! :)

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A Day In The Life Of A Target-Market Female is a powerful postmodern short story by Katie Brinksworth at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. The events are surreal, yet the tale is strangely familiar to every woman who has ever read a magazine or watched a commercial. It’s both comic and tragic as we recognize the ploys of advertising, and our own susceptibility to the lies of marketing. Read more.

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September 23, 2013
Give your ideas away freely. When you light someone else’s candle, you’ll lose nothing, and there will be two lights instead of just one. (via I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and Imagination, Illustrated by Sendak | Brain Pickings)

Give your ideas away freely. When you light someone else’s candle, you’ll lose nothing, and there will be two lights instead of just one. (via I’ll Be You and You Be Me: A Vintage Ode to Friendship and Imagination, Illustrated by Sendak | Brain Pickings)

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September 20, 2013
My drawing from 10 years ago!

My drawing from 10 years ago!

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September 17, 2013
How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love | Brain Pickings

Ignore everyone. Eschew prestige. Don’t need approval. Put in the hours. Fall in love with your work. If money weren’t an issue, what would you do?

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September 10, 2013
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

Kurt Vonnegut (via weepling)

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege, via w-y-e)

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September 6, 2013
"When fear rules our lives, even the most amazing calling in life can be downgraded to a career. On the trajectory of fear, careers wane through the grey purgatory of jobs, and jobs break down in quivering heaps at the fiery gates of slavery."

— Matt Steel

(Source: mobileinc.co.uk)

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September 5, 2013
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of my favourite artists, and so is Grant Snider! :) Such inspiring energy. (via Georgia’s World — Who Needs Art? — Medium)

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of my favourite artists, and so is Grant Snider! :) Such inspiring energy. (via Georgia’s World — Who Needs Art? — Medium)

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September 4, 2013
Home (via INCIDENTAL COMICS: Self Portrait)

Home (via INCIDENTAL COMICS: Self Portrait)

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