Say hello to my very first commission!! This is Shulamit and Aviva, two characters from Shira Glassman’s The Second Mango. 

They’re a pretty cute couple, don’t you think so? If you want to learn more about them, here is the link to the book’s website!

Also, if you want to support the author, you can find her book on Prizm or Amazon c:

Aaaaand, here is a link to Shira’s tumblr! She’s the sweetest person ever, so go check out her blog if you have time :D

And Shira, thank you again for being my very first commissioner <3 It was great working with you, I learned a lot (:

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An animated film by Israeli author and illustrator Shulamit Serafy, based on Italo Calvino’s short story “The Distance of the Moon.” (via Brain Pickings)


I got a sneak preview today of Gary Baseman's latest endeavor — the powerful and innovative exhibition/installation MYTHICAL HOMELAND opening October 5 at Shulamit Gallery in Venice. They essentially built a birch forest in the gallery, in a reference to the name of the township his parents and their people were from in Europe. And these birches are festooned with living moss and artifacts of his parents’ lives and his own childhood — the same faces, objects, stories, myths, and imaginary friends that populate his canvases — as well as photographs of his own travel to his parents’ familial hometown, and new paintings that tie all this reality/mythology/ancestry business together, like the roots of the trees one could say… It’s a bit dark, as hidden truths so often are. But it’s also, like truth, quite magical. The video in the project room, which documents Gary’s quest to unearth the family history, was recently accepted at Sundance Lab, so that’s exciting too. Do yourself a favor and go see it for yourself. It’s up through December 14.

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Tiff by Poliça (featuring Justin Vernon)

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iTube Pro - Playlist Manager for YouTube - Shulamit Markish

Use YouTube as music player:
- Play on background
- Find lyrics to videos
- Set a sleep timer
- Make Playlists
- Enjoy Dynamic TOP 100 Playlists = changes every day.
- View history of watched videos and make favorites list
- Login with YouTube and play & edit your playlists
- Publish on Facebook
- Display media info on lock screen
- Search Playlists and Channels and copy them immediately to be yours.
- Skip songs with headphones or iPod controls
Need to say more?

- Double Tap on video to zoom in and out, one tap to dismiss controls.
- Scroll player controls to the left to see sleep timer, rotation lock and more.

Thank you for all the reviews, good and bad. We read them all.
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I am reading “The Second Mango” by Shira Glassman. 

LOVE IT!! It’s one of the few lesbian-themed books I’ve read that actually felt validating - Queen Shulamit is actually proactively *looking for a partner to love* and has clearly elucidated desires. 

The narrative differs from every other lesbian YA book I’ve ever, ever read. Let alone most lesbian books in general. Which tend to revolve around some form of “cute meet” and lots of self-consciousness and often a lot of “well I didn’t MEAN to fall in love with a woman, I just did”. Shulamit is a realized character who isn’t struggling with her desires. She knows what she wants.

As a 40 year old single lesbian who has had lesbian relationships before, I relate to her more than I’ve related to any other lesbian character I’ve ever read about. I also enjoy the fantasy setting, it allows for deeper exploration of the story in a world in which any realistic lesbian narrative will end up quickly overwhelmed by politics. It’s nice to read a story that isn’t political or politicized, for once.

Song of Songs 4:11 (Let us Love in Word and Deed)

Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;
    milk and honey are under your tongue.
The fragrance of your garments
    is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

The king continues to speak to the Shulamite. He identifies her as His bride. This reveals how he sees her and how He is relating to her. Oh let us hear Jesus is speaking to our hearts. He loves to hear our voices; and a bridled tongue is sweet to Him. Milk and honey are commonly referred to, in the bible, to the Promised Land.  Her words are filled with God’s promise. 

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religionisuseless. (James 1:26)

Garments speak of her deeds.  Choosing to walk in righteousness is like a pleasing fragrance to the Lord.  This should motivate our hearts to walk in obedience; knowing that this is how we please the heart of Him who loves us.  Every good deed, though often overlooked by man, is seen by God and impacts His heart.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, (Colossians 1:10)