2. eatsleepdraw:


    Art Snacks for July!- Higgins Pigment-Based Ink (in magenta/red)

    - Connoisseur Round Taklon All Media Brush (it’s a super thin brush)

    - Cretacolor Aqua Monolith Woodless Watercolor Pencil (in light gray)

    - And a Magnesium Double-hole Wedge Sharpener by Kum (to sharpen the pencil)

    With a brush that thin I thought it would be fun to try to draw with it. I also noticed the ink spreads well in water, so jellyfish happened. All in all, fun box this month.

    ArtSnacks is like a magazine subscription but instead of a magazine you get 4 or 5 different art products to try out.

    Learn more about ArtSnacks here.


  3. What is the RCMP doing in my haven? 

  4. Så här ser ut den lågst vaningen av UBC’s Koerners biblioteket: Helt tomt av människor, tyst, och lite smuts på skrivbord från taket. Bara behöver några eluttag, då bli det paradiset. #vscocam #ubc #koerner #lovinglife #vancouver

  6. mudwerks:

    lina cavalieri 1908 (by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding)

    (via trpv1)

  11. frails:

    this could be us but u playin

    (Source: awwww-cute)

  12. memoriastoica:

    Honda Point Disaster was the largest peacetime loss of U.S. Navy ships. On the evening of September 8, 1923, seven destroyers, while traveling at 20 knots (37 km/h), ran aground at Honda Point, a few miles from the northern side of the Santa Barbara Channel off Point Arguello on the coast in Santa Barbara County, California. Two other ships grounded, but were able to maneuver free of the rocks. Twenty-three sailors died in the disaster.

    (via thinknorth)

  13. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Hong Chun Zhang

    1. My Grandmother’s Cage

    The cage represents the patriarchal society that kept women bound to the private space within the home. Grandmother also had bound feet. The practice that crushed the bones and deformed the feet of young girls so they can have the outward appearance tiny delicate feet. The goal was to have a “Three Inch Golden Lotus” (sancun jinlian), but the actual result was unbelievable pain that lasted a lifetime. In this picture, grandmother is sewing a normal size pair of cotton shoes because her daughter was the first women in her family to break the cycle of bound feet.

    2. My Mother’s Cage

    Unlike my grandmother, the cage door is open. Mother had more freedom as a women in the Communist Chinese society. Her feet were not bound and she had a number of career opportunities. Still, my mother did not have the frredom to say or do what she wanted. Her cage was the restrictions of the day and Maoist Thought, especially during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). The Chinese character on the cup is (weibing or hongweibing); the Red Guard.

    3. My Cage

    Compared to my grandmother and my mother’s generations, Chinese society has progressed and the situation for young urban women in China has improved. The cage is open and I can sit on the outside. The Chinese character on the cup is fu meaning good fortune.

    Also notice that the feet are uncovered and slightly exaggerated (larger than normal).

  14. loveforallbears:

    Brown bears hunt salmon in Russia’s Far East by photographer Michel Roggo - The Telegraph

    (via rotteningenue)