my parent’s food stamps got cut really bad? the place keeps telling my mom that she didn’t turn in the correct information at the beginning of the year. she tried to fix it and turn in every thing, but they keep refusing her. it could be months before we get a decent number of stamps again. (we are getting 60-100 which is only about $120-$200 worth of food. there are eleven of us in the house) it is only like 19th as i type this, and we are pretty much already living off left overs and that’s that we try to find deals and buy reduced food.
if you could commission me, that’d be great! i’d be able to help my parents buy food for us while i am still applying for jobs.
about the commissions:
they are $30, unless you wanna give me more (lol). full color, up to two characters. there’s not a lot of things i won’t draw, so just shoot me a dm if you’re interested! i will only be taking so many at a time, though. spots are limited, so i don’t get overwhelmed, but i will reopen them as i finish the batch i’m on, etc.
As we all know, there are many different ways to cleanse. You just have to find what you like, and are comfortable with. So here’s just a few ideas on how you can find your style of cleansing, but don’t forget to try your very own ideas!
Himalayan Salt Lamps
My family absolutely loves these, and I do too. These lamps are normally made from big hunks of Himalayan salt, and the natural colors are usually a mix of pink, peach and orange. But you can find special colored ones such as white and green online and even in some stores. Depending on the size, weight, and even color, the price range is usually anywhere from $15-$30 for a decent sized one. Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, Micheal’s Craft Store and even Walmart have them.
These lamps cleanse the air of dust, pollen, and electrons and replace with protons, some say. They can even increase energy levels. They’re also environment friendly. With all the good stuff is can do, no wonder it can be used for cleansing…
I have a small/medium sized one in my room, and I charge and cleanse crystals with it, and other things such as charms. I just say whatever needs cleansing/charging near it and go about my day.
Note; some things should not be put into water, such as certain stones, etc.
As we all know, the Elements are known to be able to cleanse and charge objects. Water can be one of the easiest elements to cleanse with, since you can literally just put things in a bowl of water.
If you have certain stones that are safe to put into water, then try this;
1.Take a bowl
2.Put some warm water in it
3.Put some salt in the water and stir.
4.Put stone in water and let it sit.
5.Once done cleansing it, run it under water to make sure the salt doesn’t dry on the stone.
You can also cleanse things by just running it under some water (on high…if that makes any sense? Like, the water pressure is high, if you get what I’m saying.) You can even cleanse yourself with water while taking a shower. While showing, imagine all the negativity is washing away from your body, and into the drain.
I think Air is one of my favorite Element to use in witchcraft. It’s powerful, but also gentle. You can cleanse objects, and yourself, by going out on a windy day and just standing/laying there. Let the wind go through you, getting all the bad energies out of you. This is also the same with charging.
Moon & Sun
People seem to normally cleanse with the sun, and charge with the moon. I personally like the Sun better, but that’s just my opinion. Charge/cleanse things by putting them under the sun/moon as let it sit there. Some people say let it charge for 24 hours, but I think letting it soak up as much of the energy it can is enough.
The Element of Earth, you can cleanse with easily. Simply take your object, and bury it a couple inches and put dirt over it (don’t do this extremely close to your home.)
Note; you should not do this with certain objects.
There’s a lot of debate about using sage, but I’m not getting into it on this post. Certain incenses can be good for cleansing. Either using your sage/incense, cleanse your object by putting it into the smoke. You can cleanse your way like this too.
This is especially good for cleansing large areas such as rooms/buildings and spaces outside. I personally do use this way of cleansing, by using a tambourine and/or a bell. You can also use your beautiful voice as well. Say a chant like “All negativity and evil is banished now leave” or something like that.
I was actually gonna make this post longer but im lazy af so yeah
You know what really gets on my nerves? The fact that Yellow Diamond said “you’re on our planet/world now” as if insinuating that they’d be there for a decent number of episodes, but Steven was able to return home through his zombie friends head bc of some new bullshit op buff he has now? Why not at least try to steal a ship with Steven’s op abilities?
Like I know it’s bad writing, but why get kids hopes up that we’re FINALLY on Homeworld after four seasons and only show up glimpses of what it’s like and kindergarten ruins?
I love the Off Colors, but I feel as if they could’ve waited to introduce them. Hell, maybe they could’ve helped Steven and Lars find an abandoned (or working) ship and maybe help him repair it after finding out they can be who they are without punishment on earth?
Or maybe let Steven and Lars see more of homeworld than just geometric shapes in the background, idk, just SOMETHING interesting?
We already know what a kindergarten is, we’ve seen it like a thousand times prior to the one on Homeworld (which is, as people would have expected, vastly larger than ones on earth) and it really didn’t have a dramatic reveal or anything. The only interesting thing about it was honestly the Off Colors.
Sorry this has really bothered me, and I probably repeated some things but it’s currently 5:00 am and I don’t care to go over and fix anything
SasuSaku Festival 2017 . Day 03- Her Intimates . Title: Her Uchiha Butt . Summary: It’s date night for the Uchiha couple, and he’s surprised to see her dressed in nothing but his shirt and panties when he arrives at their cottage. She looks incredibly good like that, but there’s a problem hovering over her lower cheeks. What is that symbol doing there? . A/N: Okay, this idea came up after I saw a fan art on tumblr, and I just couldn’t stop thinking about that! It’s supposed to be a funny, cute one, and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out! I hope you like it as much as I did! Enjoy the story, and please, tell me your opinion! . . . The moment he enters their rented cottage, Uchiha Sasuke already knows she hasn’t forgotten his promise.
All the lights are on, save for the ones from the kitchen. The sight of an empty table, ridden of that mess of medical scrolls and empty cups of coffee, tells him that his wife’s mind is anywhere but stuck in work on this warm, summer night. The atmosphere inside the cottage is light, as the soothing air of the Hidden Mist fills his lungs and moistens his dark hair. It is, indeed, the perfect night for a romantic date. And thanks to such perfect conditions, he knows there is no way he will be able to escape Uchiha Sakura’s plans.
For as much as he hates to admit, the original idea of going out tonight came from his own, grumpy lips. Lately, she has been exhausting herself more than she usually does, and for he has also been busy with his own meetings, Sasuke didn’t have the chance to press her stop button at least once or twice a week. They are both busy with their own personal missions, and it has been long since the last time they have spent some quality couple time alone.
And if he were to be honest with himself, he misses that time as much as she does.
He also wants to spend some time with his pink haired Uchiha, but he doesn’t want to leave the cottage for that. Not after spending 4 hours inside an office with the Mizukage, listening to her harsh words and insecurities regarding her future.
Sasuke just wants to lay down and sleep, as every worn out adult should want after arriving home.
But he can’t cancel his plans with his wife. Not when she seems to be so excited about it.
I’m so sorry, @wrought-thought, the Tumblr App ate my replies again and then snacked on your original ask! All I can see of it now is this excerpt in my phone, and nowhere else. Fortunately I’d taken notes in my sketchbook that I can work from, because it was impossible to write and view the ask at the same time on my phone. After finally losing the ask itself to the voracious bowels of The App, I elected to wait until I was back in front of a desktop computer to try again. I hope you and others may find the reply useful heading into the new year!
The gist of the Ask was this:
“Christmas has come and gone…” (paraphrasing begins here) and I want to spend some money on art supplies. I have experience in other media but I want to try watercolors and I’d like your recommendations for paints, paper, and inks that don’t bleed.
My sincere apologies to @wrought-thought for butchering the original ask, I hope you find the reply useful!
Paint: I like to recommend Cotman watercolor sets for people who are just starting with the medium. They come in both dry pans (very portable and they tend to come with a decent small brush), and in tubes(great for being able to mix a large amount of a darkly colored wash, though you will need to buy a pallet if you get this version). The paints are inexpensive but very decent quality and you don’t have to worry about which colors to pick right off the bat.
Once you’re having fun and you’re sure you want to splurge a bit on some “artist quality” paints, I have been slowly converting my original W&N set to Holbein as my pigments run out.
Paint Shopping Tip: If you are looking to match one color of paint in two different brands, look for the pigment code instead of the name. Different companies give different names to the same pigments, and use different pigments under the same name. In example, my W&N “French Ultramarine” and Holbein “Ultramarine Deep” both carry the code “PIGMENT: PB29” and are the same type of blue.
Paper: My go-to is Strathmore cold press paper. It’s a good weight, and I like the texture/tooth on it. Perhaps most importantly, the surface quality has been very consistent from batch to batch for me. I have never had trouble with any water-based pigments bleeding into the paper fibers, and it stands up to a fair amount of abuse. I do not use any coated papers, like “vellum” or “mixed-media,” as the evenness of the coating will be inconsistant from piece to piece and it will always start resisting my washes in exactly the wrong place. I had a bad batch of this sort of paper once that cost me weeks of time to work around on a professional project. It was a nightmare. Never again!
Pens and ink: I don’t use nib pens because my hand pressure is too heavy. The sharp tips catch on the papers I like to use and make a big splattery sobbing-worthy mess. I use felt tipped liners like Micron, and round synthetic watercolor brushes to do my inking. For brushed inks, I’ve found that acrylic-based bleed the least, because the acrylic doesn’t dissolve as easily as some other binding agents.
Inking tips to keep bleeding to a minimum: Always give your ink drawing enough time to dry before you do anything else to it, including erasing pencil lines. To be safe with felt pens, let it be for five minutes. For ink, at least ten. When in doubt, wait a little longer. Avoid sharpies - they fade more quickly in the sun than other pigments and like other alcohol-based dye inks they will more easily bleed/bloom into the paper fibers.
Brushes: I’m adding this one in because I feel that having a decent brush is key to controlling your watercolors. A 6 or 8 round synthetic sable brush is a great place to start. You can do many paintings with just that one brush. My favorite inexpensive brand is Princeton Art & Brush Co. I prefer their series with the red handles.
On Overloaded Brushes: If you find that the paints feel a little too sloppy you may have overloaded your brush. Try letting of if the paint run back onto your pallet, and if they isn’t enough, blot out some of the extra on a folded paper towel.
For when sloppy is what you really DO want: While not strictly necessary, a large flat sable (1.5 inches or larger) or camelhair brush is great for laying in a large wet wash quickly. If you want to do larger work, it will save you time and frustration if you want to get the whole painting wet at the same time so that you can use salt, or do wet-on-wet blending techniques.
Once again, thank you for the Ask @wrought-thought! Happy Holidays and my wishes for a great New Year to everyone. :)
((hello everyone, and welcome back to the reverse au!! ♥♥♥ i’ve been savin’ this fic for a rainy day. this is dedicated to everyone who wanted to know what yuri plisetsky’s relationship was with victor + yuuri in the rev au. i hope you all enjoy this! ♥))
summary: “Is that what you think it takes to win, Yura?” The silver-haired man steps into his young rink-mate’s space, grinning ill-temperedly. “Attempting to bring honor to Russia?”
“Well,” Yuri steps further into Victor’s space, refusing to budge one bit at the twenty-three-year-old’s provocation. “It’s gotta be better than looking pretty and managing to do exactly jack shit at competitions.”
Yuuri plays mediator to keep the two of them from getting into a fist fight.
“Yes?” All three girls looked up. Eliza was on a ladder too, while Peggy was passing her decorations, and Angelica was next to John.
“Go distract Y/n until we’re done!” He ordered and Eliza started climbing from the ladder.
“On it!” Peggy ran from the back of the stage, jumped off, and kept running until she was out of the door. Eliza and Angelica were following close behind.
“Okay!” John clapped his hands together, getting the attention of the rest of his friends. “Hercules, take Eliza’s place! Alex, help him, Lafayette help me with the rest of the decorations!”
“Yes, sir!” The boys then ran off to finish up, before you entered the auditorium.
Ten minutes later, the door opened and Peggy ran inside whisper-yelling that you were coming. The boys scrambled to their places, and Alexander turned off the lights.
“Y/n!” A voice infiltrated the sound your headphones were blasting in your ears.
“Peggy?” You looked up from texting on your phone and stopped walking. “Why are you running?”
“Because I missed you!” She smiled an innocent smile.
“You saw me yesterday-”
“Y/n!” Two more voices called out and you looked behind to see Eliza and Angelica. They ran up and engulfed you in a hug somehow turning you away from your path. Peggy joined the hug.
“You are all way too excited to see me!” You said with the equal enthusiasm that they were feeling.
“Come on! The other’s will be too!” Peggy took your hand and led you towards the cafeteria, which ic all the way across the school away from the auditorium.
Then you were off on a wild goose chase.
“Girls! I love you, but we’ve walked all the way around the school just to end up back where we were in the first place! I need to see John!”
“Okay, okay. Let’s go!” Peggy took your hand again, and you were skeptical. She sighed. “Okay, okay, I’ll just walk ahead, if you don’t trust me to lead ya anymore!”
You followed behind Peggy, and started talking with Eliza and Angelica not noticing Peggy slipping ahead to warn the boys.
“Why is it dark in here? Doesn’t Letto always keep the lights on? Wait, where are the others? I swear to god Pegg-”
A blinding light suddenly illuminated the room. You instinctively covered your eyes trying to adjust to the new light, but kept walking. Once your eyes adjusted, you looked toward the stage.
In front of you, you saw John holding a poster, so you moved closer to view it. It was colorful and decorated in a bubble letter font.Looking closer, you noticed a small turtle as the dot in the exclamation mark.
“Remember when you said ‘It must be hard with your sense of direction,
never being able to find your way to a decent pickup line.’?
Then you asked me if i needed a map?
Well I got a map, but it didn’t help
When I got lost in your eyes!”
You chuckled, “You still don’t know how to find a decent pick up line Laurens.”
“I know, I know, but hear me out, I’ve been practicing all day.” John smiled helping you up onto the stage.
“While I was looking at your eyes, I realized they were like stars, which so happens to be the theme of… TA-DA!!!” John pointed toward the banner hanging above him. It was also decorated with the font from the poster.
“Okay, what i’m trying to say is, Y/n, will you be my homecoming date?” You could feel everyone’s eyes on you. You stared up at eh banner and the poster in astonishment. All of this was for you?
“I would love to go with you-”
“YAY!!! SHE SAID YES!!!” All of your friends cheered, but then you remembered your reason of needing to speak to John.
Your smile faltered, “J-john..”
The cheering continued.
“John.” You tried again to gain his attention.
“JOHN!” You spoke over the loud cheering.
“Yeah?” He answered you, slowly halting his dance moves when he saw your expression.
You sighed, “John, I would love to go with you, but…”
“John, I’m moving.” You spoke quietly but loud enough for the others to hear you.
“I’m moving in a week, to England… Manchester, to be exact..” You sighed, not having the heart to look John in the eye. “I’m not going to Homecoming.”
Do you ever have trouble with putting text on gifs? Like, you put the coloring on and you sharpen in, and then you put text on and it suddenly jumps you beyond 2mb and you have to delete some things?
actually I find that adding text lowers the size but it can depend on the scene you’re giffing. here’s what i do:
FIRST make sure you’re using a decent font, and a reasonable size. The most important thing is readability so, try these settings:
SECOND make sure your font layer is on top of your adjustment layers (the colouring).
Now here is something you can try first (before deleting frames) to cut it back under 2mbs. (only works if you have text on the gif)
See this lil button here?
Click it and this window will pop up. Check “text layer” and wait for it to do it’s thing, check if your gif cut down in size (most likely will have, and most of the time it’ll be back under 2mb if it’s only slightly over in the first place) then click okay and save!
and voila u done.
All this does is change the colour use of the 256 web palette to better suit. This gif is 72 frames (but i’d stick to like 45-55, it all depends on the shot) and using that technique cut it from 2.125mbs to 1.999mbs, and it didn’t make it look gross or anything and it’s still using 256 colours. It just changes how those colours are spread out or w/e.
If this doesn’t help you consider using darker colourings, colourings that increase contrast etc.
A/N: So sorry this took so long guys. I’ve been having some issues and writer’s block. I worked so hard on this and I really hope you guys like where this is going. You have all been so supportive of this series and I literally couldn’t ask for better followers. Please let me know what you think! I always love hearing from all of you! xo
Word Count: 2,650
Other Characters: Gabriel, Jo
Warnings: - language. * that’s all I can think of off the top, but please let me know if I missed any!
Tags: (at the bottom)
*gifs are not mine.
The next morning you stormed into Prophet City Press, the picture you had captured the night before clutched in one hand, a huge thermos of coffee in the other. You were hardly able to sleep last night, after coming face to face with The Hunter. As much as you tried, you just weren’t able to get a good look at him, but those eyes…
What pencils (for sketching first), pens, and paper do you use for your illustrations for scanning? I do the same thing with my work before digitally colouring and touching up a little, but my lines don't come out that crisp sometimes.
Paper kinda varies, I generally go for something thin with not to much texture like sketch paper or copy/printer paper. I prefer mechanical pens with softer lead, B or 2b, 0.7, Pilot ENO brand (just find a decent brand that are not too prone to breaking as some of the shittier ones are, try out whatever is available and see what works). I used to ink my stuff but the lines sort of died in the process so I gave up on that. Most of the drawings here are just graphite.
As for the cleanup part I usually play around with levels until I get the right amount of contrast and then selective color if I feel like ridding the whites of yellow/grey. Nothing very sophisticated really. Also solid color layers on different blending modes for the colored lines and, again, selective color - sometimes I set the white to be a color that contrasts/complements the lines, I think that’s kinda visible in the Tobago houses if you scroll down a bit.
(My Photoshop speaks Swedish but I hope I called everything by it’s proper English name here. Computer and I are both in a mess of bilingualism rn.)
But yeah good luck doing the art, keep up the good work etc.
Draco finding Harry’s first Weasley sweater and teasing him about it forever.
“What’s this Potter?” Draco brandishes the sweater he found in Harry’s while trying to find something halfway decent for Harry to wear to their dinner date.
Harry tries to snatch it away, his cheeks turning a little pink, and Draco only held it away, smirking.
“Wanted to be a Slytherin that badly, did you?”
“Oh shove off, Malfoy!” Harry tried to snatch the sweater again, “Molly made that for me in first year, I can’t control what color she decided to make me. She probably just thought they matched my eyes!”
Draco got up really close to Harry’s face, looking at his eyes and throwing Harry off guard, “Oh yea, it would look good with your eyes. Which only proves my point,” he swooped in and kissed Harry, “Should have been in Slytherin!”
He took the opportunity of surprising Harry to swoop out of the room to hide the sweater Merlin knows where so he could pull it out for Harry tormenting later on.
Harry blinked and then grinned, shaking his head and then running out after Draco to try and get his sweater back.
Redecorating with Him - Jackson Whittemore Imagine
with Him – TW Imagine
Prompt: Your mom finally let you redecorate your old room,
seeing as know you’ve grown up and have no interest in pink fairies and purple
leopard prints anymore. You called one of your best friends, Jackson, to help
you shop and move some things in.
A/N: Yay, first Jackson imagine! I took in your votes and he
was one of the most voted characters you wanted to read more of! I hope this
was okay, pretty short but I think that’s okay. I’m just eager to start this
new project I’m thinking of ;) (PS MY WRITING IS SO BAD NOW IDK WHY) x
Pairing: Jackson x Reader
Word Count: 1272
“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” You squealed, jumping up
and down in front of your crossed armed mom. She rolled her eyes, “Okay now,
settle down. Go shopping for some furniture later before I change my mind.” She
giggled, pulling you into a hug. You gladly returned it, you haven’t felt this
happy since forever.
You were finally getting the chance to redecorate your room
after 7 years of being surrounded by pink fairy stickers covering the walls of
your room and purple leopard print bed sheets. Now you were in your junior
year, and you were in serious need of changing everything. First things first, to
call Jackson to help you decide on the decorations and furniture. You managed
to convince him to meet you at Target, only because you begged which was
something you rarely did – and he knew that too. He was your best friend, and
you knew he would make the whole trip much more fun.
Lol I'm trying to process the stupidity I just read. First of all, I read all of your shitty post. second, wtf r you even talking about?? "YOU ARE GIVING PEOPLE A REASON TO NOT TAKE THESE ISSUES SERIOUSLY" ???? How the fuck are we giving anyone a reason to not take this seriously. Like ask yourself that. How is it that when we simply explain the world cares more about one lion then hundreds of lives. ??? I'm assuming your some 38 yr old white man so this must be a hard concept to understand.
Honey, I am a 32-year-old French/Lebanese woman that used to consider herself a feminist. You may ask what that last bit of information has to do with anything, but I’ll get to that in a bit.
I grew up poor. I have by no means led what others consider a “privileged” life. I attended the “poor” schools with the highest populations of minorities. People referred to those schools as the “ghetto” schools (those of us attending these schools looked upon the other schools as the “racist”, “rich kid”, and “redneck” schools). I was raised by a hippie and a woman that was forced into prostitution by her first husband to believe in equality for ALL human beings, and the peers and friends I grew up with as a child only strengthened that belief tenfold. When you grow up alongside other kids from all walks of life (Black, Hispanic, Hmong, and Laotian, to name a few. All of the signage in the schools was also printed in Spanish, Hmong, and Laotian), and those people are your friends that you play with every day on the playground, you tend to have a pretty decent understanding that humanity comes in every size, shape, and especially color. Mai Chow was just as much my friend as Caitlyn. Javelin (pronounced “hah-vel-in”) was just as fun to play with as Eric. I came from an environment where diversity literally molded my beliefs, and molded who I am.
I mentioned formerly considering myself a feminist because I changed my mind about continuing to use the label after seeing how that label was being misrepresented. I saw women trying to find “sexism” and “misogyny” in everything from children’s cartoons to how people sit on public buses. It had become a joke: A shell of it’s former self–bogged down with negativity and hatred–that only reinforced outdated gender stereotypes rather than actually combating them. Why is this important? Because such extremist views are not limited just to third-wave “feminists”. Do you think it was wise or necessary for over $72,000 worth of taxpayer money to be devoted to combating “manspreading” on public buses? Do you truly believe that clapping is far too “traumatic” and “triggering” as a public practice, and should be replaced with audiences using “jazz hands”? Do those sound like ideas that ANYONE should be taking seriously? No? Then I think you may have just understood something about representation.
Since I don’t care to repeat myself YET AGAIN, I will simply direct you here, though at this point, I doubt you’ll bother to read it. You have it in your mind that all criticism that has anything to do with race is therefore racist by default, the same way that modern “feminism” tries to insist that the criticism of the actions of a woman are “sexist” by default. This is even when those criticisms are not at all of the values behind them, but of HOW THEY ARE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THEIR CAUSES.
Racism is nothing new. People have been aware of it for a long time. Racism has been around since the first humans discovered that the tribe across the river was a little darker than they were. Humanity has fought against it to the point where an entire war was based around it. What IS news to many people, though, is that an entire species that has been around since BEFORE the first humans might be gone before the humans currently alive on this planet have passed.
If you can’t allow a couple of days for the ignorant masses of humanity at large to learn of the possible extinction of a species at our own hands because of something we’ve all known since time immemorial, and is so much a shameful part of U.S. history that it appears in textbooks and has laws specifically made in an effort to combat it, that says a lot about you. And the things it says sure as fuck aren’t going to make anyone want to take you seriously.
Prompt: I don’t have a story but can I suggest a personality for the reader? So, the reader is/was sheltered all their life and have literally no common sense at all. They’re out of tune with their emotions (they can’t identify an emotion they’re feeling) and if someone close to them died, they wouldn’t care. They desperately want to care, but can’t. They can still make jokes but only because they observed humans (e.g. on TV).
Word count: 2,629
Warnings: I cried.
Author’s note: Next part will probably be
the last, or the one before the last, I’m not sure yet. Did I ever mention how
much I love this story? I do. Let me know what you think, though?