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Niti pro Accuritas in Omnia

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Anonymous asked: Did you reblog a post on people wanting to define gender with pictographs or am insane? I just sent you an ask discussing it and I was wondering if I sent it to the wrong person?

Yeah, no, that was me, I just forgot to send it to my reblogging blog (twirlytumblfluff) so it ended up on my main blog which is supposed to be (mainly) for art.  You can re-ask there if you like, or I can copy/paste your ask for my reponse.

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So many beautiful people turned out to see John Finnemore’s Library Edition.  If the other episodes are as good as the one previewed that night, it’ll be a treat when the series airs.  (As if it would be anything else.)

I’m switching to brush pen for now because I’m still nervous about putting too much pressure on my cranky tendons, and I need to give drawing-fear a serious kicking, for which ink is the best remedy.  I’ve forgotten so much from Dave Pimentel’s class, it’s going to be a long battle getting it back again.

Filed under drawing sketchbook people watching observation ink brush radio has the best pictures i do know know how to spell Kensington brush pens are awkward

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

— Albert Einstein

(via redroseofcairo)

Greater context can be found for this quote in Ian McGilchrist’s excellent talk in this video and his book The Master and His Emissary. (Thanks Syd!)

(via tealin)

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A thrush that sings varied melodious songs on warm summer nights … in Europe, the nightingale; in North America, the mockingbird.  One gets romantic odes, fairy tales, nostalgic songs, and instrumental duets broadcast on the radio; the other gets cursed for making a racket at two in the morning.  What gives? Is it the name? Beautiful birdsong in the middle of the night is a gift, and you only get it a few months of the year. Try to think of your mockingbird as a nightingale and see what a difference it makes.

A thrush that sings varied melodious songs on warm summer nights … in Europe, the nightingale; in North America, the mockingbird.  One gets romantic odes, fairy tales, nostalgic songs, and instrumental duets broadcast on the radio; the other gets cursed for making a racket at two in the morning.  What gives? Is it the name? Beautiful birdsong in the middle of the night is a gift, and you only get it a few months of the year. Try to think of your mockingbird as a nightingale and see what a difference it makes.

Filed under drawing mockingbird nightingale perspective birdsong ornithology watercolour birds appreciate everyday beauty and get your head out of your own backside

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My Blackadder Goes Forth marathon has coincided with the reintroduction of the doodle pad to my desk as a necessary sanity saver. As I plan to do some acting studies off it when I have time to breathe again, and don’t want to be struggling with design when I should be concentrating on poses and expressions, I need a shorthand for the characters, so whenever I glance over I jot down an observation, and am inching toward understanding. Long way to go, though. Caricature takes work!

Filed under Blackadder blackadder goes forth drawing Hugh Laurie Rowan Atkinson Stephen Fry Tony Robinson Tim McInnerny caricature sketch pencil pencil sketch

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I am grateful for the suggestions, dear readers, but I feel I need to make A Spotter’s Guide to Differentiating the First and Second World Wars.  The things we think of doing when too busy with other stuff …

Rule of thumb: if your ladies are wearing bright red lipstick and mid-calf skirts, it’s the 1940s, not 1914. There is lots of brilliant drama set in WWII, for WWI it is much harder to come by, hence asking the internet.

Perhaps Lord Ashcroft could be of help …

Filed under world war one the great war the war to end all wars 1914-1918 not - you know - the next one nazis = WWII trenches = WWI

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tealin:

Dreams are not enough to win a war, Out here they’re always keeping score;Beneath the tan, the battle rages.

Reblogged from the archives, because this seems to be the flavour of the weekend.
Sunset Boulevard should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to move to LA.  I’m pretty sure it’s the truest thing ever written about the place.

tealin:

Dreams are not enough to win a war,
Out here they’re always keeping score;
Beneath the tan, the battle rages.

Reblogged from the archives, because this seems to be the flavour of the weekend.

Sunset Boulevard should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to move to LA.  I’m pretty sure it’s the truest thing ever written about the place.

Filed under sunset boulevard joe gillis musicals musical theatre noir