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Look to the western sky.

A blog of beautiful things.

screwsociety:

lame-waves:

i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??

"I’M BLEEDING….. that’s okay i can still do it"

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black-magdalena:

rifa:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

Tumblr: spreading the world apart, one group at a time.

THIS is the shit that bothers me with tumblr

I want to learn about as many cultures as I can in this lifetime and practice the ones that I connect with and honor the ones I bond with. However, because of this bullshit, I feel I can’t 

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minutemanworld:

One of the compasses used on the Lewis & Clark expedition. Meriwether Lewis was born on August 19th, 1774. This compass is in the National Museum of American History.
In the spring of 1803, Meriwether Lewis began to purchase scientific and mathematical instruments for a pending expedition into the northwestern region of North America. Among the items he purchased from Philadelphia instrument maker Thomas Whitney were three pocket compasses for $2.50 each, and this silver-plated pocket compass for $5. It has a mahogany box, a silver-plated brass rim that is graduated to degrees and numbered in quadrants from north and south, a paper dial, two small brass sight vanes, and a leather carrying case. Whether Lewis purchased the silver compass for himself or intended it as a special gesture for William Clark is not known.Following the instructions of President Thomas Jefferson, the Corps of Discovery, under the leadership of Lewis and Clark, ascended the Missouri River in May 1804 to obtain detailed information on the natural resources of the region, to search for a northwest passage, and to make official diplomatic contact with Indian leaders.
By the time they returned to St. Louis in September 1806, few of the instruments that were purchased for the trip had survived the journey. The pocket compass, however, was kept by Clark as a memento. He later gave the compass to his friend, Capt. Robert A. McCabe, whose heirs donated it in 1933 to the Smithsonian Institution.

minutemanworld:

One of the compasses used on the Lewis & Clark expedition. Meriwether Lewis was born on August 19th, 1774. This compass is in the National Museum of American History.

In the spring of 1803, Meriwether Lewis began to purchase scientific and mathematical instruments for a pending expedition into the northwestern region of North America. Among the items he purchased from Philadelphia instrument maker Thomas Whitney were three pocket compasses for $2.50 each, and this silver-plated pocket compass for $5. It has a mahogany box, a silver-plated brass rim that is graduated to degrees and numbered in quadrants from north and south, a paper dial, two small brass sight vanes, and a leather carrying case. Whether Lewis purchased the silver compass for himself or intended it as a special gesture for William Clark is not known.Following the instructions of President Thomas Jefferson, the Corps of Discovery, under the leadership of Lewis and Clark, ascended the Missouri River in May 1804 to obtain detailed information on the natural resources of the region, to search for a northwest passage, and to make official diplomatic contact with Indian leaders.

By the time they returned to St. Louis in September 1806, few of the instruments that were purchased for the trip had survived the journey. The pocket compass, however, was kept by Clark as a memento. He later gave the compass to his friend, Capt. Robert A. McCabe, whose heirs donated it in 1933 to the Smithsonian Institution.

wildsoulchiild:

sunflower-mama:

sarahseeandersen:

A quick piece I did for class as a proposal for a children’s counting book where rabbits fall in love and keep multiplying.  I’m thinking of redoing this when I have more time to fix some details.

So cute!!

ahhh this is so cute I love it so much!!!

wildsoulchiild:

sunflower-mama:

sarahseeandersen:

A quick piece I did for class as a proposal for a children’s counting book where rabbits fall in love and keep multiplying.  I’m thinking of redoing this when I have more time to fix some details.

So cute!!

ahhh this is so cute I love it so much!!!

(Source: sarahseeandersen, via hopalonglonglong)

childrenmilk:

I thought I’d make a post summarizing Taylor Swifts video “Shake It Off” for the people who don’t want to give her more hate views on VEVO. Maybe instead of giving her 4,000 angry views on youtube we can just give her my one view and reblog this hella so no one else watches it out of irritable curiosity? 

Anyways the video is basically just her dancing singing an anthem that every White person appropriating another culture says, “The haters gonna hate.” There’s no real content or plot to the video, just a lot of dance shots where she’s being really awkward. It’s actually amazing how someone could really pretend to be so innocent and naive yet still convey a very harmful message.

Above I posted some screen caps of the video and after only watching it once I got all I needed to know.  Already from the beginning of the video you see a hard clash between the dancers. There are the prima ballerina types who are all white women, elegantly leaping and stretching and dancing. Then there are the faceless black women who are shaking their asses. Yes, faceless, literally every shot of the “twerkers” are only their asses. There’s also other groups of dancers which include some break dancers (which are all brown men,) and contemporary dancers (which is a group of white people and one girl with an afro.) Oh, yes, I forgot the cheerleading group which was all white cheerleaders and one black girl in the back. I just find it hard to believe that they couldn’t have a solid mixed group of people in each category. She pulled a Miley and Iggy and probably said something like “Well I want a more urban feel! But keep the safe ballerinas white!!” Literally the only group that had a saturation of black women was the twerking group. She even had them squat and shake their asses while she crawled through their legs! So edgy! So urban!

This is the problem I have with Taylor Swift. She’s always trying to convey herself as the innocent one who is “man worthy” (as if being man worthy is even important) while slut shaming other women for being sexual, or even just dressing in “short skirts” and “high heels.” All of the sudden now she wants to say, “To hell with the haters I can have as many problematic exes as I want! Now I’m going to be single and edgy! I’m going to shake it off! And to be single and edgy and sexual I have to dance with a bunch of ass shaking black women!  USE A BUNCH OF BLACK WOMEN AS PROPS

Long story story, Taylor Swift is not only a slut shaming misogynist, she’s ignorant and has obviously racist/stereotypical views of brown and black people. 

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doxiequeen1:

Butterfly bodice number two! I have mixed feelings about this. It didn’t turn out as light and elegant as I had planned since the velvet material is so bulky, but I think it’s adorable. 

Stripes look a bit uneven thanks to the piping rolling over the edges. Sigh.

Basically completely hand sewn, maybe 18 hours of work in all? It was made over a three day period, and I felt like it was really quick and easy to make, but looking at the times not so much. 

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queencous:

she’s cheer captain aND I’M JAVERT

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omgthatdress:

Shoes
1927
The Victoria & Albert Museum

omgthatdress:

Shoes

1927

The Victoria & Albert Museum

darbygracedebusk:

ahaha-nope:

spacecaptainpopcorn:

buttyholly:


Sand, under a 250x microscope

file under things that make me want to cry about the magnificence of the world

the little things in life are so beautiful
can we just appreciate them

i can’t
THIS IS
SENDING ME INTO AWE
WOW

crap

darbygracedebusk:

ahaha-nope:

spacecaptainpopcorn:

buttyholly:

Sand, under a 250x microscope

file under things that make me want to cry about the magnificence of the world

the little things in life are so beautiful

can we just appreciate them

i can’t

THIS IS

SENDING ME INTO AWE

WOW

crap

(Source: blak-ritual-die-hehe, via jajachaik)

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