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Art Design

Homework Time: I Am Not a Costume

January 27, 2015
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I’m really happy with the way that my first digital painting assignment turned out. A lot of this comes down to the fact that our initial assignment was something that I believed in and found really inspiring. Our assignment was to create a painting that paid homage to Native American art and culture, called “Vanishing Voices.” With that in mind I created a piece that reflected my own experiences and showed a clear hatred of cultural appropriation. This is a…

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Design

December Desktop Wallpaper

December 1, 2014
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It’s December, my beautiful lovelyfaces! It’s the beginning of the month, which makes it the perfect time to get organized and ready for the flurry of making things. To celebrate, I’m going to be posting a new design/printable/etc. to help with holiday gifting. First, desktop wallpapers! This is available in two color schemes at several HD sizes. Blue Christmas 1280×720 | 1680×945 | 1920×1080 | 2560×1440 Pink Cheeks 1280×720 | 1680×945 | 1920×1080 | 2560×1440…

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Science

Your Inner Fish Nails It

November 30, 2014
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Up until recently, my go-to primer video for people who don’t yet have a great understanding of the tenants of evolution has been to show them NOVA’s special “Intelligent Design In The Classroom.” It does a great job of giving enough rudimentary knowledge interspersed with the narration of the Dover trial. However, I hadn’t yet found something that was specifically focused on education about evolution that was simple enough for a person without outstanding science literacy but also somewhere above…

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Politics Social Justice

Darren Wilson Perpetuates the Myth of Black Youth Violence

November 29, 2014
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Like seemingly every person in the United States (and many abroad) I’ve been thinking a lot about the murder of Michael Brown after the ruling came down that Wilson would not have to stand trial. I’ve read the court documents, I’ve watched every video, I’ve researched all of the evidence available to the trial. There are a myriad of things ways in which Wilson’s testimony is inconsistent, contradicts evidence, and is just plain fucking wrong–all of which have been expertly…

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Printables

Printable: 2015 Calendar

November 23, 2014
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Hello, lovelyfaces! In preparation for all the organizing I’ll be doing next year I made myself a printable calendar design for 2015. I’m uploading it here for free in case you anybody else loves glitter and polka dots as much as I do. Preview: File type: PDF | File size: 9 MB | Page sizes: 8.5″x11″…

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Fandom

6 Best Moments from 200th Episode

November 21, 2014
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Now that I am done shaking and crying from happiness, I can finally get my thoughts and feelings together regarding the perfection that was Supernatural’s 200th episode. As was tradition, I met with Risa and Charlie at my house for screaming, hitting each other with pillows, food, and of course intermittent quiet attention to the television screen. So here are six (because who needs a round number?) of the moments that made me really, really happy to be in this…

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Fashion

A Poorly-Done But Effective Recipe for Blonde

November 18, 2014
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Disclaimer: I have absolutely no professional experience in any of this. I have no school. I may or may not offer to do your hair in real life, but just know that this was a very messy, gratuitously ridiculously long way to get my hair blonde. I also have no love/money from the companies whose products I will mention, though if any of them want to show me love I would not say no.   Previously in my hair adventures:…

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Fandom

Burcon 2014 Roundup

November 17, 2014

Burcon 2014 is over, and it was amazing. This year we were able to score some great seats after they added the “Bronze” level tickets. With this we got assigned seats in a pretty good area, fairly close to the stage. As always the convention was packed, was hilarious, and was 1000000% worth the money spent. Also this year I took my first photo-op, with Misha Collins. I look like an egg and he looks skeptical of whether or not I…

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Design Fashion

Dressing Fashionably and Affordably for a Creative Office Environment

November 12, 2014
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I know that this post title makes it seem like I am about to bestow upon everybody a Holy Grail of sorts. After all, I think that most of us 20-somethings have Googled something similar when we started new corporate and office jobs. If my search history could speak it would (among other things) look like the pleading questions of a person who has lived under a rock, communicated with no person, and all of a sudden wants to know…

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