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Today I drew a rose, a tulip, a tree (like covered in snow) and a couple others flowers. Usually art is no biggy I sketch 24/7 but I usually draw people faces ect not plants because I suck but they turned out pretty good?? But yeah getting to my point promise!
I had a panic attack this morning involving being triggered and tears because of the pastor that gave a lector at my school. I was debating going home early because I was shutting down and I cried a bunch in math. Then I go to English and I feel like I have to sketch out these plants, I was so concentrated on what my teacher was saying the art my mind was drowned of my sad thoughts and I pretty much made a 90% recovery from the panic attack.
Just before in math I drew Bast and I feel like I accidently called apon her help because I was thinking about how I hate crying in front of people but cats and dogs are okay because I trust them.
I’m super grateful to her and I’d like to make her something or give her something but I’m new to this and idk what she likes can someone help me out with ideas?

Once I learn to drive, and am comfortable going out and about by myself, I’ve decided that I’m getting back into my Bellydancing classes again. Not only as part of my devotional activity to best cat-mom Bastet. But also to help garner my self-esteem and body confidence issues. It really helped the last time that I was enrolled in them. But due to severe hand flareup near the end of the course, and severe depression from both myself and my husband, I had to stop. The place was just too far away for me.

But once I’m driving I plan on finding a place closer to me, and getting back into it. Whether it takes me a year or two I’m doing it.

I started reading Name of the Wind (after having three different people see it sitting patiently on my shelf last semester and tell me OH MY GOD YOU MUST READ IT NOW START RIGHT NOW) and I less than fifty pages in and already deeply in love with Bast.

I am also extremely aware that Bast is an adorable kind demon in an epic fantasy novel and there is no way he makes it out of this unscathed.

This book is going to make me cry, isn’t it?

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мочалка [machàlka] - bast wisp
мылиться [m`ylitsa] - soap oneself, lather
гель для душа [gel’ dl'a dùsha] - shower gel
шампунь [shampùn’] - shampoo
пена [pèna] - foam
для ванны [dl'a vànny] - for bath

Other staff find at “beauty” section in Ruspeach Phrasebook
Другое найдите в разделе “красота” в Разговорнике Ruspeach
http://www.ruspeach.com/en/phrases/396/

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Understanding Linen

This is another one of the fiber world that goes way, way back.  In Mesopotamia, it was cultivated and reserved for the wealthy and priests.  There’s a Sumerian poem of courtship that mentions linen.  And probably most well known, the wrappings of the mummies in Egypt are made of linen.  Yep, Ramses is wearing the same kind of fabric you can buy and love today.  How’s that for cool?  As usual, my info comes from Wikipedia.

Linen is actually the bast fiber that comes from flax plants.  This is why the first pic is a flax plant.  The bast fibers are found in between the outer bark and core of the plant.  It is frequent called the inner bark layer.  Flax fibers vary in length from about 25 to 150 mm (1 to 6 in) and average 12-16 micrometers in diameter. There are two varieties: shorter tow fibers used for coarser fabrics and longer line fibers used for finer fabrics. Flax fibers can usually be identified by their “nodes” which add to the flexibility and texture of the fabric.The cross-section of the linen fiber is made up of irregular polygonal shapes which contribute to the coarse texture of the fabric.

Flax is grown in many parts of the world, but top quality flax is primarily grown in Western European countries and Ukraine. In very recent years bulk linen production has moved to Eastern Europe and China, but high quality fabrics are still confined to niche producers in Ireland, Italy and Belgium, and also in countries including Poland, Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Britain and Kochi in India. High quality linen fabrics are now produced in the United States for the upholstery market.

The bast fibers must then be loosened from the stalk after the plants are harvested. This is achieved through retting. This is a process which uses bacteria to decompose the pectin that binds the fibers together. Natural retting methods take place in tanks and pools, or directly in the fields. There are also chemical retting methods; these are faster, but are typically more harmful to the environment and to the fibers themselves.

After retting, the stalks are ready for scutching, which takes place between August and December. Scutching removes the woody portion of the stalks by crushing them between two metal rollers, so that the parts of the stalk can be separated. The fibers are removed and the other parts such as linseed, shive, and tow are set aside for other uses. Next the fibers are heckled: the short fibers are separated with heckling combs by ‘combing’ them away, to leave behind only the long, soft flax fibers.

And last but not least, the characteristics…

Linen fabric feels cool to the touch. It is smooth, making the finished fabric lint-free, and gets softer the more it is washed. However, constant creasing in the same place in sharp folds will tend to break the linen threads. This wear can show up in collars, hems, and any area that is iron creased during laundering. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily, explaining why it wrinkles so easily.

Linen fabrics have a high natural luster; their natural color ranges between shades of ivory, ecru, tan, or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching. Linen fabric typically varies somewhat in thickness and is crisp and textured, but it can in some cases feel stiff and rough, and in other cases feel soft and smooth. When properly prepared, linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water rapidly. Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton.

Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. The fibers do not stretch, and are resistant to damage from abrasion. However, because linen fibers have a very low elasticity, the fabric eventually breaks if it is folded and ironed at the same place repeatedly over time.

Mildew, perspiration, and bleach can also damage the fabric, but it is resistant to moths and carpet beetles. Linen is relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency, and can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed. It can withstand high temperatures, and has only moderate initial shrinkage.

Linen should not be dried too much by tumble drying, and it is much easier to iron when damp. Linen wrinkles very easily, and thus some more formal garments require ironing often, in order to maintain perfect smoothness. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen’s particular “charm”, and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing.

A characteristic often associated with linen yarn is the presence of “slubs”, or small knots which occur randomly along its length. In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many present-day linen fabrics, particularly in the decorative furnishing industry, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product. In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect. However, the very finest linen has very consistent diameter threads, with no slubs at all.

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Hey guys. I’ve been keeping some things from you.
I’m currently homeless, living in my car. Speaking of that car, I have a flat tire, no gas and my battery is dead, so getting a job is really difficult at the moment, though I have applied to places within walking distance, but until I actually get a job, I’m really uneasy, and borderline panicking right now.
I’ve run out of money, like I’ve got maybe a dollar in my bank account.
I don’t like begging for money, call is pride or me feeling like a burden, so please, let me ask.
My paypal is PayPal.me/lennyjess
Please, even if you can’t help me can you at least reblog this?
I don’t have anything to really offer you, I’m not necessarily good at art or writing, but if you want, I’ll do my best to draw you a thing or a write you a happening.
Please.
I’m quickly running out of options and I don’t know what else to do.
Again, my PayPal is PayPal.me/lennyjess
Every little bit helps, including reblogs.
Thank you so much.
I hope you don’t mind, but I’m tagging larger blogs who have a bigger audience than me, to help spread the word.
@geekandmisandry @shadowstep-of-bast @rainfelt @rivendell101 @tyleroakley @erzuh @sixpenceee Thanks for reading/reblogging!

Sé que no soy una persona normal, que vivo acariciando la locura, que tengo innumerables defectos. Sin embargo, creo que en mi vida merezco a alguien que entre tantos defectos, encuentre al menos una razón para amarme; y con eso le baste para quedarse.
@kelsey

Bast was tired, that was the long and the short of it.

Trevor had been arrested, and it felt… Unsatisfactory, somehow. And besides, everyone was still hurt. Katie now most of all, but everyone else as well. It didn’t change much, he found.

And he was so tired.

He knew Kelsey was coming over so he got himself around to be more of a functional human. But he hoped his girlfriend was in a mood to do something low key.

Dua Bast

a black cat comes back
her eyes seem to say “it’s okay,”
a mother’s touch
a hand upon my cheek
“wipe away those tears, my child,
there is no need to be sorry.”

I will bring you flowers of blue and yellow,
sweet-smelling candles and perfumes,
oils of jasmine, of rose, of blossom

her fierce eyes smile
“do not cry, my child,”
I will offer you wine, tea sweetened with honey
“you have done what you could,
and that is always enough.”

a black cat purrs and curls up close
“I would give you the world,” I tell her,
“the stars from the sky and the light from the sun.”
“your love is enough,” my goddess replies

eyes meet eyes and hands meet hands
a black cat welcomes her kitten home.

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I finally revamped my shrine!

I decided to keep all the Moomas cards I received that I had pictures of Netjer on them and stick them to the sides of my shrine. It makes it much more colourful and it feels like a much happier place to worship.

I recycled glass bowls to use as new offering bowls, along with LED candles (my shrine is on a shelf of a bookcase so using a real flame would damage the above shelf).

I also put my Aset & Wesir plaque behind my Parents to remind me of my Akhu and also as I personally feel connected to Them, although neither are in my lineup. It’s a connection I want to deepen in the remainder of the Kemetic year.