“I’m not doing anything, I’m not doing anything, my body’s made of crushed little stars and I’m not doing anything.” (Redraw of one of the first digital drawings I ever attempted… the file was unfortunately purged during the Great Computer Crash of ‘09, but I’ve always wanted to give it another shot) #art #digitalart #digitalpainting #illustration #illustrator #artistsoninstagram #artist #photoshop #wacom #mitski #lyrics #mybodysmadeofcrushedlittlestars
“You appear even-tempered though your looks will deceive
And the sparks are always flying ‘cause you drink for relief
With the heart of a child and the wit of a fool
It’s a wonder why I don’t try to build a wall around you.”
Creating can be hard when inspiration is thin, so I try to make time for personal art whenever that rare lightning bolt strikes. Shoot me a message or email me. I’m ready for new projects!
#art #sketch #painting #illustration #draw #drawing #paint #watercolor #graphite #coloredpencil #pencil #lyrics #halfmoonrun #fullcircle
I was just semi-complaining that I was still looking for a decent way to backup my +6k posts without having to use paid services or even just wordpress (which has an import from tumblr tool that asks for permission to access your blog and also make posts), when I decided to actually put some effort into my google search.
Results were positive: I have successfully backed up my blog*
*By which I mean: everything that I have ever posted.
Not included: drafts, queue, likes, followers, following, comments, notes, chat.
I followed this method (word by word), and now have a 450 MB folder on my computer with the name of my blog on it containing:
1. Folder “Archive” (contains .html files listed by month)
2. Folder “Media” (contains gifs and images, mine has +1k files in it; might contain also audios but I have no way of confirming that because I’ve never reblogged an audio post from this blog)
3. Folder “Posts” (contains single .html files, each one a post; I have +4k files in it)
4. Folder “Theme” (contains only my avatar, but it might be a matter of if you have personalized themes or not)
5. .html file “Index” (by opening it it will give you the archive of your blog organized by month; clicking on a month will open up the archive for that month, and you’ll be able to read all the posts for that month as if you were on your blog**, except sans your theme graphic, with each page containing 50 posts)
**I can see gifs, links, embedded videos, tags, number of notes (but I can’t open up the notes, clearly), text is also correctly formatted.
So yeah, in case anyone wants a very quick way to back up their blog, it took me less than 10 minutes.
P.S. I didn’t have any issue, but to be on the safe side always check for spyware and virus threats before and after downloading anything.
this is actually really useful if you have an art blog full of years of work that you otherwise no longer have access to the original files. A lot of the art I have in the early days of my art blog are in that boat. I did this process JUST for that reason and I was pretty astonished at just how many pieces of media it backs up! (literally all of it) Drawings I didn’t even realize were sitting in my archive due to having been posted to text posts or undercuts, or untagged for years! It’s worth it if just for that, even if tumblr isn’t shutting down or deleting your blog.
Netflix ain’t do shit
Kids these days don’t even know.
It’s that time of year to say no to the Salvation Army.
Never forget they let a Trans woman die instead of helping her.
Never forget they have tossed entire families on the street for having an LGBT child.
Never forget they tell non Christian families that unless they convert they will not help them.
Never forget that the Salvation Army is bigoted and hateful, many of the bell ringers routinely heckle and harass LGBT couples.
In case you’re worried about being rude by ignoring the bell ringers.
Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking blue.
I have been waiting for this post all my life.
They are indeed purple,
But one thing you’ve missed:
The concept of “purple”
Didn’t always exist.
Some cultures lack names
For a color, you see.
Hence good old Homer
And his “wine-dark sea.”
A usage so quaint,
A phrasing so old,
For verses of romance
Is sheer fucking gold.
So roses are red.
Violets once were called blue.
I’m hugely pedantic
But what else is new?
My friend you’re not wrong
About Homer’s wine-ey sea!
Colours are a matter
Of cultural contingency;
Words are in flux
And meanings they drift
But the word purple
You’ve given short shrift.
The concept of purple,
My friends, is old
And refers to a pigment
once precious as gold.
By crushing up molluscs
From the wine-dark sea
You make a dye:
Meant that in Rome,
to wear purpura
was a privilege reserved
For only the emperor!
The word ‘purple’,.
for clothes so fancy,
By the ninth century
Why then are voilets
Not purple in song?
The dye from this mollusc,
known for so long
Is almost magenta;
More red than blue.
The concept of purple
is old, and yet new.
The dye is red,.
So this might be true:
Roses are purple
And violets are blue
While this song makes me merry,
Tyrian purple dyes many a hue
From magenta to berry
And a true purple too.
But fun as it is to watch this poetic race
The answer is staring you right in the face:
Roses are red and violets are blue
Because nothing fucking rhymes with purple.
Hirple - To limp or walk awkwardly
Cirple - An old Scots word for the hindquarters of a horse
“Roses are red, violets are purple,
My boner for you has caused me to hirple.”
My, how romantic!
DYING. I AM DYING.
Calling theshitpostcalligrapher! We need @theshitpostcalligrapher
@kiranovember u better buy this as a commission lmao
This post has evolved.
late night cashiers at 24-hour convenience stores are the holders of our greatest secrets and most intimate selves
not my mom, not my partner, not God himself has seen me no-make up in line to buy a choco-pop and panty liners while on the brink of a heart felt meltdown
no one has given me the empty stare of complete indifference that fills my anxious nerves with relief
there is nothing like the sweet freedom of complete nihilism experienced at a 7/11 at 2am, God lives in church, the randomness of the unfeeling universe lives at aisle 9 of CVS
what a fabulous and also philosophically horrifying tumblr post, thank you so much
I’m sorry people aren’t sharing the actual end of this which is even better:
ARIANA DID THAT YOU GOOOO GLEN COCO
“When me and John have a fight as father and daughter in sign language early in the film he was the most dominant character, and I was supposed to cower to his needs. But as we started filming it I said I would begin to rebel. He loved that idea.” Millicent Simmonds had a true impact on the film with her alterations. “At the end when he signs, ‘I love you.’ I said I think he needs to say, ‘I’ve always loved you.’ Because that covers the difficult period. Then when I suggested that he cried.” This proves the importance need for diversity and representation in cinema.
A Quiet Place (2018) dir. John Krasinski
Grandma… It’s me, Anastasia!
I hate you all
gandalf wins for dramatically removing his cape to reveal a second cape.
Mushrooms growing in the carcass of a deer
Photo credit: Lain Haigh
“But now no one can sing the third verse of that hymn you played on that old organ in the parlor / But if you let me I’d fill your ears with all the love you gave and then you’d ask me how I knew her / Oh, I like to think that I did because each day she seems a little closer in the mirror” (Baby’s first real #speedpaint 😬finally getting my feet under me after moving to a new place. Grateful for a spare moment to practice lighting and color techniques. For those of you who are curious, I’m still planning on finishing my #MajorArcana series! Keep an eye out for the final cards!) #art #digtalart #painting #digitalpainting #portrait #photoshop #lyrics #howiknewher #natalydawn