*growing-strong

I was scrolling through some pretty dang fine art blogs, and I thought to myself.. wow. These are some amazingly talented people. some of them are younger than me that worked super hard, and some are older and more experienced. And then I thought, I can’t believe, little ol me, with my inexperience, has had such a good response from people? 

My drawings receive the usual “ cute! “ and “pretty!!” ( though mostly cute haha ;; ), but even then, my cute little drawings.. people actually enjoy my them??!! And it just touches my heart to know people, my followers, want to support me??? I have received amazing words of encouragement, and questions on how I do some things ( which I haven’t answered yet cause ahh I haven’t received a formal art education yet!! I don’t feel worthy to teach ;w; ) as well as very generous donations. I really don’t know how to thank you all enough for sticking around with me and watching me grow<3 

But yes, it was really on my heart to draw a little thank you ;w; sorry it’s not much;;!! But I have been showered by kindness and encouragement by you all, and I really can’t thank you enough<3 Thank you for making my art-sharing experience so pleasant<3 

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The Originals - 4x06 - Freya sees Keelin at the party

When events present themselves in your life, try to see them for what they are. Yes, problems may arise, however do not make them any bigger than they really are, for this makes them ample times harder to overcome. So take a breath, truthfully evaluate what it is you’re faced with, and move forward with courage.
Problems do not overcome you, for you are stronger than each and every one of them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

so I’m going through the atomic blonde tag and I literally just saw a post saying that the movie is sexist because charlize theron looks “too thin” in the trailer, and because it’s “unrealistic” for a woman to be able to beat up men who are significantly larger than her, especially in heels??? 

like??? buddy. pal. my guy.  

this is a female-lead film in an almost entirely male-dominated genre (seriously, when was the last time you saw an action movie where the main character was a.) female, and b.) not someone’s wife/girlfriend?), directed by an established filmmaker (david leitch, best known for his work on john wick), starring an oscar-winning actress who is also producing it herself, featuring a romantic subplot between two women, with feminist themes in the trailers and promotional material, and you’re going to boycott it… because the main character (a secret agent who is required to keep high standards of physical fitness for her job) is too fit??? or because she’s too feminine??? (I mean, I can run and jump and climb in heels, and I’m definitely not a highly-trained spy.) if you genuinely believe that conventionally attractive/traditionally feminine women being portrayed as tough and badass is “unrealistic,” then it sounds like the only one being sexist here is you.