1. 22:50 19th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from frogmakesart

    Tags: mermaidmermaids

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    frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

    frogmakesart:

    That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

     
  2. 21:40

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    Reblogged from yingjue

    Tags: mermaidmermaids

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    yingjue:

#7 Days of Color started by victoriaying
-yingjue

    yingjue:

    #7 Days of Color started by victoriaying

    -yingjue

     
  3. 20:30

    Notes: 63

    Reblogged from nauticalnymphs

    Tags: mermaidmermaids

    nauticalnymphs:

lenaandeve
     
  4. 19:20

    Notes: 3110

    Reblogged from fuckyeahbookarts

    Tags: books!

     
  5. 18:10

    Notes: 231

    Reblogged from sweetrosefromhelstone

    Tags: women together

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    fashion1930s:

Two fashionable ladies having some tea outside.
the-flawless-moon:

England, 1931 [Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

    fashion1930s:

    Two fashionable ladies having some tea outside.

    the-flawless-moon:

    England, 1931 [Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

    (Source: telegraph.co.uk)

     
  6. 22:50 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 76

    Reblogged from theshadowstudio

    Tags: books!awesome women

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    theshadowstudio:

Self portrait as you’ll find me most of the time when I’m not messing around with paper and scissors.

    theshadowstudio:

    Self portrait as you’ll find me most of the time when I’m not messing around with paper and scissors.

     
  7. alternate names for black boys
    by Danez Smith


    1. smoke above the burning bush
    2. archnemesis of summer night
    3. first son of soil
    4. coal awaiting spark & wind
    5. guilty until proven dead
    6. oil heavy starlight
    7. monster until proven ghost
    8. gone
    9. phoenix who forgets to un-ash
    10. going, going, gone
    11. gods of shovels & black veils
    12. what once passed for kindling
    13. fireworks at dawn
    14. brilliant, shadow hued coral
    15. (I thought to leave this blank
    but who am I to name us nothing?)
    16. prayer who learned to bite & sprint
    17. a mother’s joy & clutched breath

    — 

    As the world watched the tumultuous events in Ferguson, Mo., over the last week, a new hashtag was born: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. The meme was photographic: what images would the media use if I died? But the question, at its heart, was one of naming.

    Kid or criminal? Victim or threat? Brother, son, friend — or thug? One of us, or other?

    Danez Smith grapples with the power of naming, and the powerlessness of being named, in this poem. Poetry Magazine tweeted it out earlier today, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

    — Camila

    (via nprbooks)

     
  8. 21:40

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    Reblogged from poetsorg

    Tags: Edward Hirschpoetrypoetswriterswriting

    Lorca reminds us that cradle songs were invented by women desperate to put their children to sleep. The women soothe their children by expressing their own weariness.
     
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    aseaofquotes:

Naomi Shihab Nye, “Shoulders”

    aseaofquotes:

    Naomi Shihab Nye, “Shoulders”

     
  10. 21:15

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    Reblogged from liceham

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    humansofnewyork:

“She speaks more languages than anyone in the family. Because she plays with all the children in the street.” (Erbil, Iraq)

    humansofnewyork:

    “She speaks more languages than anyone in the family. Because she plays with all the children in the street.” (Erbil, Iraq)

     
  11. 20:30

    Notes: 1029

    Reblogged from girlinlondon

    Tags: books!writingwriters

    girlinlondon:

    16 Of The Best Opening Lines From Children’s Books

    1. “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.”
    The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    2. “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
    3. “Not every 13-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty.”
    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
    4. “‘Where’s Papa going with that axe?’ said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.”
    Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
    5. “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    6. “On the morning I was scheduled to die, a large barefoot man with a bushy red beard waddled past my house.”
    Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
    7. “Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity—Good.”
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    8. “Johnny never knew for certain why he started seeing the dead.”
    Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett
    9. “Thunder crashed, louder than anything Hollyleaf had heard before.”
    Warriors: The Untold Stories by Erin Hunter
    10. “How five crows managed to lift a twenty-pound baby boy into the air was beyond Prue, but that was certainly the least of her worries.”
    Wildwood by Colin Meloy
    11. “The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world.”
    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
    12. “I didn’t know how long I had been in the king’s prison.”
    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
    13. “Sophie had waited all her life to be kidnapped.”
    The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
    14. “Marley was dead, to begin with.”
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    15. “Sometimes there’s no warning.”
    Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5: Oath Breaker by Michelle Paver
    16. “It certainly seemed like it was going to be another normal evening at Amelia Bedelia’s house.”
    Amelia Bedelia Unleashed by Herman Parish

    (Source: amandaonwriting)

     
  12. To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
    — Ludwig van Beethoven

    (Source: mahlerfreak)

     
  13. Prince, you are what you are through the accident of birth; what I am, I am through myself. There have been and will be thousands of princes; there is only one Beethoven.
    — Ludwig van Beethoven, in a letter to Prince Karl Lichnowsky from 1806 (via jackthemusicologist)
     
  14. All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
    — Leo Tolstoy  (via sumiremiu)

    (Source: likeafieldmouse)

     
  15. 21:40

    Notes: 4273

    Reblogged from explodinganyway

    Tags: beautiful

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    tweetspeakpoetry:

Michael lives with Down syndrome. But maybe that is what gives him his particular, beautiful vision and painting ability.
See more of Michael’s art.

    tweetspeakpoetry:

    Michael lives with Down syndrome. But maybe that is what gives him his particular, beautiful vision and painting ability.

    See more of Michael’s art.