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Jul 14, 2014

It always baffled me as a teen to see girls who were so self aware that they dotted their i’s with round circles or hearts. Also, people who make tiny squeaking noises instead of sneezes. 

suzeart:

I have lied to a lot of hairdressers.

me.
Apr 27, 2014 / 88,002 notes

suzeart:

I have lied to a lot of hairdressers.

me.

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Feb 5, 2014 / 3,371 notes

juliedillon:

latimes:

California’s calamitous drought drags on

It’s dry in California - historically dry. Water is in short supply, the air is noticeably without moisture, farms are parched and just look at the photo above of the state’s dwindling snow cover. It pretty much speaks for itself.

Meanwhile, various interests are turning to the political realm to try and ensure they get theirs when it comes to H2O.

And the drought has been particularly harsh on agriculture:

Ranchers have begun liquidating herds. Growers are considering tearing out thirsty tree crops such as nut orchards and citrus groves. And tens of thousands of additional acres of prime California soil could go unplanted if farmers don’t get enough water to irrigate them.

Read more on the drought’s effect on California here.

Photos: David McNew / Getty Images, Frederic J. Brown / Associated Press, NOAA, Randall Benton / Los Angeles Times

This is getting pretty scary. The big river where I ride my bike is almost completely dried in some places, stinking of dead fish and rot. Our big local lake, which was already low last year,  is now so low that you can walk across the lake bed in some areas. We were flying back home  from vacation last week, and there was hardly any snow on any of the mountains, and all the lakes and rivers were visibly, scarily low. We’ve had droughts in the past, but I don’t remember it being this bad before. 

PS, From what I can tell, our drought sounds like it’s connected to all the unusually cold and icy weather in the east coast of the US. A high pressure system, caused by abnormal high water temperatures off the west coast, pushed all of the west coast’s usual storm systems up north where they then hurled down all their moisture in the form of freezing ice and snow on the rest of the country. It’s been crappy for everyone. 

It starts

Jan 10, 2014 / 577,636 notes

beatonna:

thinkofmewhenuforgetyourseatbelt:

This elderly couple took a photo in their small garden outside their house for every season of the year, come rain, snow or shine.

They stood in the same spot for every season and showed off their beautiful little garden, which they were obviously very proud of.

I’m mesmerized by these wonderful pictures.  Many emotions to be felt.

Tears forever.

15 minute sketch for #Wizarding Wednesday. Master has given Dobby a sock!
Jan 8, 2014 / 5 notes

15 minute sketch for #Wizarding Wednesday. Master has given Dobby a sock!

hollywoodgrrl:

demons:

Women firefighters try to douse the flames at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941.
Oct 20, 2013 / 1,231 notes

hollywoodgrrl:

demons:

Women firefighters try to douse the flames at Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941.

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Oct 10, 2013

100 things I love

100 things I love*

maps

books

stories

flying

illustration

design

sewing

leather & wool

white sheets (crisp)

seafoam green

learning

art history

history (general)

typography

calligraphy

illuminations

handwriting

printing with colin

drawing

people

colin

mom & dad

sisters

lucy

dogs (general)

bunnies

the smell of horses

baby animals

crows

rainy days

stormy days

snowy days

making lists

feeling organized

sad movies

fantasy novels

pretty book covers

letterpress

nice pens

baking

ice cream

libraries

coffee

pretty baked goods

martha stewart

haircuts

falling in love

helping someone

surprising someone

giving gifts

making things

sewing

knitting

solving problems

knowing the answer

traveling

being at home

fire places

theatre

acting

writing

paper

learning new things

doing things myself

impressing people

being self-sufficient

costumes

coffee shops

antique stores

ghost paint signs on buildings

old coins

cool rocks

foreign languages

accents & dialects

fall

Grand Marais

stars

full moons

winter sunrises/sunsets

music

classical music

new tools

fresh towels

old theaters with chandeliers and heavy velvet curtains

dancing

discovering new music

punching down bread dough

airports

brick houses

flowers

golden harvest haze

first day of school feeling

dressing up

upcycling

bicycles

laughing

the sacred silence and smell of old churches

Sundays

new books

candlelight 

*in no particular order. Because sometimes its good to make a list.

Oct 8, 2013 / 1,032 notes

cjwho:

Sheen by Greg Coulton

"After producing ‘Mortlake’ a few of my neighbours in the nearby suburb of ‘Sheen’ asked if I could produce something for them.
The piece is a historical celebration of the area, featuring details and iconography to depict its illustrious past.”

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WOAH. 

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beatonna:

typeverything:

typeverything, vintage tin

beautiful
Sep 18, 2013 / 1,841 notes

beatonna:

typeverything:

typeverything, vintage tin

beautiful

itswalky:

Shortpacked!: A slightly-older cartoonist’s advice

The other side of the coin
Sep 2, 2013 / 870 notes

itswalky:

Shortpacked!: A slightly-older cartoonist’s advice

The other side of the coin

Aug 27, 2013 / 139,469 notes

vixyish:

zenpencils:

BILL WATTERSON ‘A cartoonist’s advice’

"Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake."

I’ve always had a hard time shaking the Protestant-work-ethic-guilt feeling that I must be lazy for having done exactly that.

Thanks, Bill.

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New poster promoting Good Night, Gold Dust’s August Schedule
Jul 18, 2013 / 2 notes

New poster promoting Good Night, Gold Dust’s August Schedule

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caseyboots:

I hope you like this thing I made.

I hate drawing clouds, but I love drawing car crashes.