Here is the finished painting of one of the sketches River posted yesterday! Apparently there's a Twitter challenge going on right now called "Mermay," hence the underwater theme. First up is Mer-Cloud; Mer-River still needs to be painted, so I'll post about her later. ^w^ It's been quite a while since I used watercolors--I'd almost… Continue reading Watercolor Painting: Mermaid Cloud ~ Under the Sea ~
This is Homework Crane. I made him out of a Calculus worksheet (you see my writing there, on his back?), and he symbolizes making something beautiful out of something terrible. ...Or something. ^^; Anyway. To all of the students out there dealing with finals, or waiting for grades, or just slogging through some good-old-fashioned studying--take… Continue reading Homework Crane
Here's another piece of traditional art! Today it's Calla Lillies, which I happen to like quite a bit. Again, River provided the sketch, and I did the inking and coloring. I'm much happier with how this one turned out, though I can't put my finger on exactly why. Maybe because there's more detail? I've been… Continue reading Calla Lillies
It's been quite a while since I did any traditional artwork--all of my inking and coloring recently has been digital, with a pen tablet. So the other day, River sketched a few things out for me and I sat down to try my hand at doing things the old-fashioned way. This was actually my first… Continue reading Cherry Blossom
So I was playing around with this game, by Rinmaru Games, and just for fun I tried my hand at depicting a character of mine. She's known for her stoicism. Then I got to the hands section, and while all of the selections are lovely, most of them...did not fit her character. Silliness ensued. Aaaaand,… Continue reading Of Dress up Dolls and Silliness
River came up to me today and said, “Let’s write haiku!” So we wrote six haiku together, and split them up to post on our respective blogs. Enjoy~! Chocolate for a Valentine Sweet dusky velvet Cocoa, vanilla, and cream Chocolate for you ❤ Flowers If I had no words, these would carry the message I… Continue reading Haiku. Just Because.
The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art. Or rather, with the latest addition to my yard. I didn't understand why— it was only a plastic flamingo. But they objected to it's presence, saying that it unnerved them, the way its 'beady black eyes' followed them around. The claim was absurd, of… Continue reading Imagination
The old typewriter had a mind of it's own. And it waited, perched comfortably on the old desk, softly-worn keys shining invitingly. It had been years since anyone had sat down to write with it--but it didn't mind. It was patient. One day, someone would climb up the attic stairs and see it waiting--a child,… Continue reading Patience
…This is what happens when I don’t check my reader for two weeks. -_- I miss things like this. *sighs*
Anyway! Yes, I know I’m late–but late or not, this is important! If you haven’t read this, then go read it.
Go read it now.
“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing.
Net neutrality has defined the internet since its inception, and it’s hard to argue with the results: the internet is the most powerful engine of economic growth and free expression in history. Most importantly, the open internet is characterized by companies, products, and ideas that survive or fail depending on their own merit — not on whether they have preferred deals in place with a broadband service provider. Unfortunately, the principle of net neutrality, and the open internet that we know and love, is under attack.
Net Neutrality under…
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Just to warn you all, this post is pretty much a big collection of pretty fairy pictures. So, those of you who are anti-fairy (Who are you? I bet you don't like unicorns or sprites or elves or fairy tales either, do you?!) *ahem* might want to avoid this post. You have been duly warned.… Continue reading Halloween Inspiration Post–Fairies!