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betweenthesaharaandthesea:

Collections that Leave You Breathless—> Suneet Varma | India Bridal Fashion Week | 2013 The Golden Bracelet

 

(Source: , via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

katzmatt:

co-ver:

Video games are great, they let you try your craziest fantasies. For example, on the sims, you can have a job and a house

In skyrim you can eat 100 cheese wheels in under a minute 

(via erinis)

whowasntthere:

championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.

(Source: sapphiology, via snarkopticon)

michaelpalin:

a plus-side to being my friend is that you can come to my house in your pajamas and i will not judge you because i will also be in my pajamas

(Source: owenhartofficial, via snarkopticon)

joey-poeyart:

I paint license plates. These are most, but not all that I’ve done since 2008.

Story time for those who want to know more:

WAAAAY back in 2003 I got a hold of my old license plates from my car I had in high school. On a whim, I thought it’d be fun to paint on them. So I did and they were pretty awful, admittedly (I’ll dig up the photos someday). Nothing came of it for 4 years. Flash forward to 2007. I don’t know what made me think of them, but when I graduated college and was bored and looking for interesting things to do with my art, I remembered the plates and did one as a gift for a friend. When other friends saw that, THEY wanted one. I was happy to oblige, they’re fun! Pretty soon people asked for them as a commission so I started offering them at cons. By the end of 2008 I looked back and realized I had done more than 20 of them in a year. I continued doing them by commission and as gifts for friends until around 2011 I noticed my art was stagnating. Paint pens can’t do the tiniest of detail on metal and you can’t fit very big words or intricate styles.  I was getting unhappy with my work and I finally had a job that meant I didn’t need to extra income. I finished the plates I owed and closed commissions completely. Finally, around this year, 2014, I started getting back into my art and felt refreshed after a long break. I’m not doing these by commission except for rare circumstances, but now I enjoy doing them as gifts for friends again.

Looking back, I’m proud of the amount of these I’ve done and I think most have stood the test of time well. Only a few in there make me cringe.  I would love to track these down and ask people if they’d be willing to let me borrow them for an art show. But that would be a HUGE undertaking as you can see by the amount of work and the number of people I would need to contact. Imagining a wall filled with these would be very cool. Maybe some day.

Some FAQ’s and tidbits about these:

  • I’m always asked where I get them from. The plates are either given to me by friends or I buy them online off ebay. A large bulk came from an antique store which sold a giant box of Ohio plates and my good friend, Beanie, who gifted me something like 50 of them from Illinois.
  • Nearly all were done in decocolor paint pens. A few were done with acrylic paint, but it’s harder to get crisp, smooth lines that way so I stick to paint pens.
  • No, I’m not taking commissions for them anymore. Sorry.
  • I spray them with clear matte to keep them from chipping or being tacky. It also makes photos easier as it cuts down on glare.
  • I still have something in the realm of 80 or so unpainted plates left in my collection. We plan to use them to decorate our basement.
  • The one that says “TooieBird” in yellow and orange was commissioned by tooie the first time I ever met her. I had no idea at the time that years later she and I would marry. <3

If you bought one of these, thank you. It’s been a crazy ride for all the years I’ve done these and it’s neat to be known for something.

(via stokerbramwell)

straitlaceddame:

lucy-corsetry:

The first two illustrations are mere speculation of the position of a tightlacer’s organs, drawn by an artist who only had a basic knowledge of anatomy, during a time when Germ Theory was not even widely accepted.

The second two photos are real MRI scans of modern tightlacer Eden Berlin, in a non-ferrous corset made by TO.mTO, presented by Dr. Eckhart von Hirschhausen. Liver and stomach are slightly shifted above the waist, and the morphology of the liver is barely changed. Kidneys and lungs show no notable change either. The most affected organ is the large intestine, which by nature is flexible and easily flattens/ moves aside - otherwise peristalsis, pregnancy, yoga or basic twisting or movement of the torso would be impossible.

For more info, I’ve written a post about it on my website here.

It’s time to stop perpetuating baseless myths about how corsets affect your internal organs and look to modern science.

This is probably the most important thing I’ve reblogged all year.  I’d like to think this will stir more modern scientific demonstrations on the subject!

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

unamusedsloth:

Comic strip artists from the 40’s draw their characters while blindfolded

(Source: unamusedsloth, via stokerbramwell)

bluepueblo:

Library, Chantilly, France
photo via lana

bluepueblo:

Library, Chantilly, France

photo via lana

(via ghosts-in-the-library)

jonnovstheinternet:

Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression

Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.

However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.

The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.

It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.

[via]

(via snarkopticon)

kyssthis16:

alexandraerin:

sangorox:

whimmy-bam:

sirileigh:

prllnce:

meggchan:

Mine is mostly cognitive.

I have all three. Well oops.

Dammit! So do I!

No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.
THANK YOU FOR THIS.
So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.
(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)

Hey guys the more you know I have Physical and Behavioural wee

I’m so far in the behavioral corner.

I have all three, but Physical and Behavioral are my main ones. I get dry mouth like nobody’s business, my hands tend to twitch something terrible, and my heartbeat goes all types of erratic. It’s really a problem. 

kyssthis16:

alexandraerin:

sangorox:

whimmy-bam:

sirileigh:

prllnce:

meggchan:

Mine is mostly cognitive.

I have all three. Well oops.

Dammit! So do I!

No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.

(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)

Hey guys the more you know I have Physical and Behavioural wee

I’m so far in the behavioral corner.

I have all three, but Physical and Behavioral are my main ones. I get dry mouth like nobody’s business, my hands tend to twitch something terrible, and my heartbeat goes all types of erratic. It’s really a problem. 

(via n-y-m-p-h-i-c)

sailor-lovehandles:

The interior of a girl in love

sailor-lovehandles:

The interior of a girl in love

(via stokerbramwell)

betweenthesaharaandthesea:

Collections that Leave You Breathless—> Suneet Varma | India Bridal Fashion Week | 2013 The Golden Bracelet

 

(Source: , via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

katzmatt:

co-ver:

Video games are great, they let you try your craziest fantasies. For example, on the sims, you can have a job and a house

In skyrim you can eat 100 cheese wheels in under a minute 

(via erinis)

whowasntthere:

championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.

(Source: sapphiology, via snarkopticon)

(Source: oliveoy, via phobs-heh)

michaelpalin:

a plus-side to being my friend is that you can come to my house in your pajamas and i will not judge you because i will also be in my pajamas

(Source: owenhartofficial, via snarkopticon)

joey-poeyart:

I paint license plates. These are most, but not all that I’ve done since 2008.

Story time for those who want to know more:

WAAAAY back in 2003 I got a hold of my old license plates from my car I had in high school. On a whim, I thought it’d be fun to paint on them. So I did and they were pretty awful, admittedly (I’ll dig up the photos someday). Nothing came of it for 4 years. Flash forward to 2007. I don’t know what made me think of them, but when I graduated college and was bored and looking for interesting things to do with my art, I remembered the plates and did one as a gift for a friend. When other friends saw that, THEY wanted one. I was happy to oblige, they’re fun! Pretty soon people asked for them as a commission so I started offering them at cons. By the end of 2008 I looked back and realized I had done more than 20 of them in a year. I continued doing them by commission and as gifts for friends until around 2011 I noticed my art was stagnating. Paint pens can’t do the tiniest of detail on metal and you can’t fit very big words or intricate styles.  I was getting unhappy with my work and I finally had a job that meant I didn’t need to extra income. I finished the plates I owed and closed commissions completely. Finally, around this year, 2014, I started getting back into my art and felt refreshed after a long break. I’m not doing these by commission except for rare circumstances, but now I enjoy doing them as gifts for friends again.

Looking back, I’m proud of the amount of these I’ve done and I think most have stood the test of time well. Only a few in there make me cringe.  I would love to track these down and ask people if they’d be willing to let me borrow them for an art show. But that would be a HUGE undertaking as you can see by the amount of work and the number of people I would need to contact. Imagining a wall filled with these would be very cool. Maybe some day.

Some FAQ’s and tidbits about these:

  • I’m always asked where I get them from. The plates are either given to me by friends or I buy them online off ebay. A large bulk came from an antique store which sold a giant box of Ohio plates and my good friend, Beanie, who gifted me something like 50 of them from Illinois.
  • Nearly all were done in decocolor paint pens. A few were done with acrylic paint, but it’s harder to get crisp, smooth lines that way so I stick to paint pens.
  • No, I’m not taking commissions for them anymore. Sorry.
  • I spray them with clear matte to keep them from chipping or being tacky. It also makes photos easier as it cuts down on glare.
  • I still have something in the realm of 80 or so unpainted plates left in my collection. We plan to use them to decorate our basement.
  • The one that says “TooieBird” in yellow and orange was commissioned by tooie the first time I ever met her. I had no idea at the time that years later she and I would marry. <3

If you bought one of these, thank you. It’s been a crazy ride for all the years I’ve done these and it’s neat to be known for something.

(via stokerbramwell)

straitlaceddame:

lucy-corsetry:

The first two illustrations are mere speculation of the position of a tightlacer’s organs, drawn by an artist who only had a basic knowledge of anatomy, during a time when Germ Theory was not even widely accepted.

The second two photos are real MRI scans of modern tightlacer Eden Berlin, in a non-ferrous corset made by TO.mTO, presented by Dr. Eckhart von Hirschhausen. Liver and stomach are slightly shifted above the waist, and the morphology of the liver is barely changed. Kidneys and lungs show no notable change either. The most affected organ is the large intestine, which by nature is flexible and easily flattens/ moves aside - otherwise peristalsis, pregnancy, yoga or basic twisting or movement of the torso would be impossible.

For more info, I’ve written a post about it on my website here.

It’s time to stop perpetuating baseless myths about how corsets affect your internal organs and look to modern science.

This is probably the most important thing I’ve reblogged all year.  I’d like to think this will stir more modern scientific demonstrations on the subject!

(via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

unamusedsloth:

Comic strip artists from the 40’s draw their characters while blindfolded

(Source: unamusedsloth, via stokerbramwell)

bluepueblo:

Library, Chantilly, France
photo via lana

bluepueblo:

Library, Chantilly, France

photo via lana

(via ghosts-in-the-library)

jonnovstheinternet:

Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression

Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.

However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.

The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.

It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.

[via]

(via snarkopticon)

kyssthis16:

alexandraerin:

sangorox:

whimmy-bam:

sirileigh:

prllnce:

meggchan:

Mine is mostly cognitive.

I have all three. Well oops.

Dammit! So do I!

No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.
THANK YOU FOR THIS.
So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.
(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)

Hey guys the more you know I have Physical and Behavioural wee

I’m so far in the behavioral corner.

I have all three, but Physical and Behavioral are my main ones. I get dry mouth like nobody’s business, my hands tend to twitch something terrible, and my heartbeat goes all types of erratic. It’s really a problem. 

kyssthis16:

alexandraerin:

sangorox:

whimmy-bam:

sirileigh:

prllnce:

meggchan:

Mine is mostly cognitive.

I have all three. Well oops.

Dammit! So do I!

No one has said this yet, so I feel I must.

THANK YOU FOR THIS.

So many people don’t seem to understand that social anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some people will just dismiss that you have social anxiety if you don’t fit into what they perceive it to be, and that lack of understanding can be really hurtful. So thank you for this.

(And as my personal comment, I fit into behavioural and cognitive.)

Hey guys the more you know I have Physical and Behavioural wee

I’m so far in the behavioral corner.

I have all three, but Physical and Behavioral are my main ones. I get dry mouth like nobody’s business, my hands tend to twitch something terrible, and my heartbeat goes all types of erratic. It’s really a problem. 

(via n-y-m-p-h-i-c)

sailor-lovehandles:

The interior of a girl in love

sailor-lovehandles:

The interior of a girl in love

(via stokerbramwell)

(Source: memewhore, via stokerbramwell)

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