"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes - YouTube

A much better use of the beat from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines album. This one is funny AND educational, and will get stuck in your head.

blacksirensolo:

idrawgood:

solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!

Another goodun!

Good advice, and even though I’m not an artist (in the drawing sense) I think it’s applicable to all sorts of creative endeavors and tasks a person takes on for self-expression.

(via dancingheron)

Amanda and Nikki playing on the beach.

(Also: I love panorama photography.)

Amanda and Nikki playing on the beach.

(Also: I love panorama photography.)

Road trip shots on our way to camping by the beach!

Waiting in line for Pulled Pork sandwich before the Lego Movie outdoors starts.

Waiting in line for Pulled Pork sandwich before the Lego Movie outdoors starts.

Apparently this is a thing; a delicious, fantastic thing.

Summer exists solely for ice cream.

Apparently this is a thing; a delicious, fantastic thing.

Summer exists solely for ice cream.

(Source: momofuku, via elleiona)

Went on a hike yesterday with my friend Adrian ( arirose2 ). Here’s just one of the many beautiful sites.

Went on a hike yesterday with my friend Adrian ( arirose2 ). Here’s just one of the many beautiful sites.

wiblog:

zerostatereflex:

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

WHAT.

This is amazing tech; just imagine how cool things might be in ten or twenty years!

(via dancingheron)

Batgirl's New Uniform May Be The Best Damn Superheroine Outfit Ever

Batgirl’s New Uniform May Be The Best Damn Superheroine Outfit Ever (via instapaper)

This really is a great outfit and super surprising coming from DC, where they seem grossly obsessed with over-revealing and impractical outfits for their super-heroines.

Back on Campus on Flickr.Amanda and Nikki back on my old campus (taken last year).Via Flickr:
Amanda and I take her parents and the dogs to the University of Washington - and it’s the first time I had been on campus in at least three years.

Back on Campus on Flickr.

Amanda and Nikki back on my old campus (taken last year).

Via Flickr:
Amanda and I take her parents and the dogs to the University of Washington - and it’s the first time I had been on campus in at least three years.