Inspired by the resilience of urban weeds, San Francisco based muralist and illustrator Mona Caron (previously featured here) is creating a series of vibrant murals based on actual weeds, both invasive and endemic, that she spots growing near the walls on which she plans to pint. Caron has also documented the process of painting some of her urban vegetation murals, photographing every centimeter of progress over the course of hours and days, in order to create beautiful animations of the plants appearing to grow on their respective walls.

"They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.

This is a series of paintings of weeds, some of them on-site animations, created as a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.”

Click here to watch a stunning video of Mona Caron’s Weeds growing like, well, weeds.

Visit Mona Caron’s website to check out more of her awesome urban beautification projects.

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1: never paint your nails the day something important is happening

2: color coding your notes in class makes studying 10 times easier

3: never lend things to people you barely know because you’ll rarely get it back

4: if someone is being rude to you, be rude right back to them. don’t let anyone think they can push you around.

5: if you believe you are beautiful, it doesn’t matter what anyone else believes

6: it’s better to be complimented on your personality than on your physical appearance

—  6 random things i learned this year

Would you come back and appear in season five of AHS?
Lily Rabe: As I’ve always said, being a part of American Horror Story and working for Ryan is something I hope to be lucky enough to continue for the rest of my life. It’s one of the great, great joys that I have. So absolutely, I hope for all those things to be possible.

The easiest, best, most effective way to make someone listen to you is to speak in an even tone. A lot of people think if they’re shouting the loudest, they’ll be heard, but most people lose respect for you when you lose your cool. You have to maintain everyone’s respect, especially as a woman in a position of power.

I think the best advice for shiny hunting if you’re the type of person to get bored of it easily is to not make it your sole focus. By which I mean do other things like chat to friends, watch/listen to a video etc. but make sure you have some way of being sure if a shiny appears, like keeping your volume on a little bit.

I find doing this makes things more exciting when the shiny does appear as you’re not putting your full attention on it.

But it’s totally up to you how you do it, hunt the way you get the most enjoyment out of it~


so I thought I’d post a compilation of the hair adventures I’ve gone through over the course of the year! I think they all reflect who I am and I’ve been so much more confident since I started changing my outward appearance to match my inner self. next year I will have even more adventures, and more colors, and the world and I will continue to change at our own paces, and I will continue to move towards happiness and beauty. 

By far one of my favourite Christmas requests so far: Erik without his disfigurement.

I’ve done this before, but I’ve been wanting to draw this again for ages.

Here we see young Erik, maybe in his mid-to-late twenties. I think he’d have been very handsome if not for his ill luck. After all, his parents were both described as attractive. In my mind, normal Erik has a distinct Mr Darcy-ish appearance, though maybe with a thin, slightly hooked nose and very prominent cheekbones.

And boy, would he be arrogant. He’s talented, clever and proud. Add drop-dead gorgeous to the list, plus being Madeleine’s perfect darling, and you’d have a pompous git at your hands.

He’d be famous, though, and celebrated, and all the world would lie at his feet - especially the ladies, of course.

Who knows if this man would ever have have taken notice of a timid Swedish chorus girl.

1. It isn’t the end of the world if you stumble. You may trip, and you may fall, but all you have to do is stand up and dust yourself off.

2. The sky won’t stay cloudy forever. It may pour, and you may get drenched, but all you have to do is wait for the sunshine to appear again.

3. Tomorrow is a new day. The odds may not be in your favor now, and it may seem like you won’t make it, but all you have to do is breathe and look ahead.

4. It will be okay. It will always be okay.

5. You are strong, and you are beautiful, and you are fierce, and you are dainty, and you are everything. There’s nothing you can’t do.

—  Things to tell yourself everyday