erinkyan:

coinlocker:

fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from
If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!
Here’s some of the drawings I’ve done with a few of these palettes c:

 So I’m wanting to practice digital art a little more and I suck at colouring so uhm, hit me up? I will give anything a go!

rebloggin for my arty friends

Ooh, i kinda want to do this with Lego colours!

erinkyan:

coinlocker:

fallenzephyrart:

If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from

If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!

Here’s some of the drawings I’ve done with a few of these palettes c:


So I’m wanting to practice digital art a little more and I suck at colouring so uhm, hit me up? I will give anything a go!

rebloggin for my arty friends

Ooh, i kinda want to do this with Lego colours!

thenewenlightenmentage:

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth
Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier
The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.
On that day an “extreme solar storm” did its best to end life on Earth as we know it. The sun forced out one of the biggest plasma clouds ever detected at a speed of 3,000km per second, more than four times faster than a typical solar eruption. Fortunately it missed.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.

On that day an “extreme solar storm” did its best to end life on Earth as we know it. The sun forced out one of the biggest plasma clouds ever detected at a speed of 3,000km per second, more than four times faster than a typical solar eruption. Fortunately it missed.

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discodick:

hockpock:

qualiachameleon:

rocketumbl:

Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

Extremely genius using bird and human bio-engineering in a work of art. Unlike most animals, humans and birds as bipedal species achieve “walking” by essentially just using a series of falling over in a particular pattern. This differs from other species that either crawl, walk proper with more than 2 legs or don’t walk at all.

hmasfatty:

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7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

I’m often surprised to discover how many Australians don’t know that we had internment camps here too. I did a project on the camp at Cowra in late primary school & actually got in a really serious fight with a friend because she thought I was too sympathetic to the Japanese in my presentation. My official topic was supposed to be the famous escape (it was the biggest in the war!) but I was so shocked to find out we’d had our own internment & POW camps that I did as much reading as I could on exactly who we locked up & how we’d treated them. (I was terrible at school assignments - I always learned a lot, but not necessarily about what I was supposed to be researching)

Even now it’s quite hard to find much info on Australian internment camps (partly due to poor record keeping) even though we had them in both world wars, locked up women & children & people whose families had lived here for over 100 years and a large number of people died in them. After the war, we sent internees “back” to their country of origin - even if they’d been born here. We also housed a number of prisoners sent to us by other countries - somewhat ironically including a contingent of German Jews sent to us by the British). There have been some people in the last few years calling for a Government apology to the Italian community, 20% of whom were imprisoned during WWII but no one has said anything about any of the other groups of people we locked up. (Did you know we kept proclaimed fascists & anti-fascists in the same accommodations, resulting in at least one murder?)

So, when you see our refugee camps on the news, remember we’re following in a fine Australian tradition!

zpxlng:

I’ll reblog this in the morning, when Australia is actually awake, but…

I collaborated with some fellow political tragics on this info-thing about the Abbott government’s proposed changes to Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme, based on this study from the University of Sydney (PDF).

There’s also a single-image version, on my website.

Accompanying links:

Please reblog and share however you can! Even if you’re not Australian but you like the cute animals and maybe some of your followers are Australian, for example?

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mousathe14:

theironkeepsmebreathing:

mentalalchemy:

charlietimms:

Zheng Chunhui, a famous Chinese wood carver spent 4 years engineering this master piece from a single tree. Based on a famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Quingming Festival” the carving echoes the daily life of the 12th century Chinese local. The level of detail is stunning!

Geez

This is fucking incredible

Oh… my… god…. It’s beautiful….

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desirethepositive:

I want to open a really angry coffee shop called “I’m Not a Morning Person” and name all the drinks really angrily

like “can I get a Fuck You” or a “I’m Studying for Finals” or “My In-Laws are in Town”

and they all have shots of tequila in them

who wants to be my business partner

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incidentalcomics:

How to Look at Art
This comic first appeared in my series “Who Needs Art?” for Medium.com.
You can order a poster at my shop.

incidentalcomics:

How to Look at Art

This comic first appeared in my series “Who Needs Art?” for Medium.com.

You can order a poster at my shop.

athleticsistas:

Margaret Alphonsi

Well qualified in and out of rugby, Margaret Alphonsi, known as ‘Maggie the Machine’, was appointed MBE last June in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. She was honoured for her Services to Rugby; she has amassed 63 England caps, played in two XVs World Cups and in 2012 shared in a record-breaking seventh consecutive Six Nations title and a sixth Grand Slam in seven years.

Maggie, who reached the 25-try landmark for England in glorious style during the 10-0 triumph over New Zealand, the World Champions at Twickenham in November 2011, works for the Youth Sport Trust as an Athlete Mentor Manager.

Her scoring exploits include two touchdowns off the bench against Scotland in March 2011 and others against the United States and three against Canada in the Nations Cup the following August. She celebrated her first start in the 2012 Six Nations Championship series by helping England to beat France 15-3 in Paris and also wore the No. 7 jersey when the Grand Slam was completed against Ireland at Esher.

She obtained a MSc in Sports & Exercise at Roehampton University, a BSc in the same subjects at De Montfort University in Bedford and a BTEC National Diploma in Leisure Studies at Hertford Regional College, Ware. Maggie also has an honorary degree from De Montfort for services to rugby and has been named as one of the ambassadors for the 2015 RWC, along with Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Will Greenwood.

Maggie is also an ambassador for the RFU’s Injured Players Foundation, a Patron of Sporting Equals and does charity work for SKRUM. She has been the vice-captain of Saracens and England and previously attended Edmonton-based Eldon Primary School and Salisbury Secondary School, where she was introduced to the game at the age of 14.

It launched a glittering career that includes being named as the 2006 IRB Player of the Year, the 2010 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year and becoming the first woman to win the Rugby Union Writers’ Club prestigious Pat Marshall award in 2011. Her lesser known talents include playing the acoustic guitar.

As for her most memorable game, Maggie said: “The 2010 World Cup final was an amazing experience – to play in front of a huge crowd in a good stadium.”

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karenhealey:

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statues-and-monuments:

statues-and-monuments
Ranakpur Temple
by abmiller99 
Jain Temple, Desuri, Ranakpur, India

Photography Digest

woweeeee

Man sometimes I look at stuff like this and I am just blown away by the will of humanity to create.

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