anonymous asked:

I'm curious to why you never answered my question about a Bishop asking your daughter about her masturbation habits.

Because you’re a troll. Why else would you be anonymous? Your original question implies that bishops regularly ask young children about masturbation, which is not even remotely true. The way you worded your question was also extremely condescending. “Would you be happy…” Who do you think you are? Despite claiming that it was a genuine question, you framed it in such a way that trapped me into a contextual presupposition that bishops are just out there droves talking to little 12-year-old girls about masturbation. How do you expect me to take you seriously? Do you even know any bishops? The ones I’ve known feel so incredibly uncomfortable when they have to deal with anything of a sexual nature. It’s his priesthood responsibility to act as a “gatekeeper” for ordinances and to help individuals confess and forsake their sins to help them along on their journey to Christ.

But let me draw on my years of experience raising daughters to answer your original question directly. Oh wait…

When I have daughters (God willing), they will tell me (or more likely, my wife) what they were asked about. No interview involves asking a person directly about such habits unless it has been previously discussed as a struggle for that individual. If it is brought up it is usually as a confession. Masturbation is a sin. It is taught as such, I have freely made the decision to believe it as such, and I will teach my children as such.

You should also know that it is a Church policy that interviews not be conducted with a female when there is no one else in the vicinity.

If a bishop is abusing his office and acting in an inappropriate manner, you’re damn right I would have an issue with it. This is not a blind, dogmatic cult.

Why does it seem like I’m the one who gets the creepy, weird questions?

saciro asked:

4, 13, 40 & 49! <3 :'D

4-what are you looking forward to?-i ordered a bunch of stuff off the barnes and noble website so i’m looking forward getting the package
13-how are you feeling right now?-bored, a little sad
40-favorite memory-i don’t really know?? there was this one time i was drawing the Warners and this little girl said “the animaniacs”! that made me really happy so that i guess
49-where do i want to be right now?-at my friend’s house, i was supposed to go to a sleepover..

Thoughts at 03:49 am

It’s amazing how inspiration hits you in the middle of the night. I gaze out the window, the lights are all out, normal people are sleeping and then there’s me - a creepy tall girl turning in bed while drawing pictures of Venice under a flashlight app and writing random rhymes that make no sense.
I slam my phone down on the pillow with every sound because I seriously shouldn’t be doing this. But there’s a little devil on my shoulder and it won’t let me be.

Real talk, I’m super hyped about the new Barbies.

Barbies were my life when I was a little girl, I was always drawn to her because she had blonde hair and skin like me. Now, millions of little girls will be able to choose what Barbie draws them in, from size to skin and hair colour.

Like, that’s so exciting to me. This is such a pure, positive movement, and I don’t understand the negativity towards it? People need to take a step back and realise how this is going to affect children everywhere. Barbie’s message is ‘be who you wanna be’, and the introduction of new types is doing nothing but supporting that.

Thank you, Mattel.

Week Three, Mission

Dear Mrs. Vanderzwan,

 I just want to say thank you for being such an amazing art teacher. You taught me in middle school, and you taught me in high school. Most importantly, you helped me find myself as an artist. I’ve always known since I was a little girl that I loved to paint, draw, and color. I thought I enjoyed art classes just because it was art. I didn’t realize that I enjoyed all of this because I have a passion for art. I have a passion to create things, to design, to experiment, and to explore. I remember being in your photography class and working on a project I had designed myself… You fell in love with it and decided to teach the entire class how to do it. I had never felt so proud in my life. I remember in your morning art class when you brought in a sculpture you had been working on… It was made of old garden tools and metal. I never knew art like that existed. You opened my eyes into an entirely new world, and you inspired me. You inspired me to create art, research art, and observe art. I have learned so much the past three years in college, and my senior year in your art classes. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me throughout my life, so thank you.


 Paige Gerhard  

mercury-paradoxica asked:

2, 6, 14, 23

2. How long have you been drawing?
Well I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid but I started getting serious when I was 12, so almost 5 years?

6. What is your least favorite thing to draw?
Muscle guys…I just can’t do it…they always look like girls

14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
I would love to sometime! Like one of those things I saw where one person does the sketch, another one inks it, and another person colors it….that would be cool

23 is answered!

Little Artist.


You definitely can draw a lot better than I can. It really looks like me!”

Namine such a talented young girl, even as smaller in age than she was - Rinoa admired her skills greatly, making her slightly envious. She wondered how and when the little artist learned how to connect the pencil and paper like that together creating such vivid detailed pieces. Placing her hands in her lap sitting next to her - with a soft but slightly childlike smile. 

Hey, do you think you could teach me to draw too?”

Drawing Basics: What Masters DO that Amateurs DON’T

It’s fun to see a real life transformation, when a mediocre artist becomes a master … especially when that happens really fast. In my home study art courses, I share a few common mistakes beginning artists have made and how you can avoid them.

[Take a home study course with Sandra Angelo here!]

Drawing Basics: What Masters DO that Amateurs DON’T

Carol Leather adores her granddaughter and wanted to freeze that young energetic spirit. But when she created a portrait of six-year-old Beth, it laid lifeless on the page, flat, out of proportion and missing the personality that this perky child exudes. It didn’t even look like a little girl; Carol had aged the portrait.

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Here are the common drawing mistakes Carol made that you might be making, too:

1. She put the eyes in the center of the face, which isn’t where eyes line up on a child’s face.
• As people age, eyes move to different positions.
• Carol’s drawing proportions were off, so the likeness eluded her.

2. Carol used just two pencils for the hair, instead of a wide range multifarious tones found in natural hair.
• Even blonde hair has super dark values.
• In her final portrait she used 12-18 pencils to create depth in hair.

3. She used just one pencil for the skin tones, which makes the face look flat.
• In her second portrait, she used 12-18 pencils to help the face take on dimension.

4. She used white drawing paper.
• It takes 200% longer to draw portraits on white and results tend to be wimpy.
• Your portrait paper needs to be in harmony with skin tones.
• Clothing needs to be in harmony with the paper.

5. Her photo reference didn’t capture the child’s personality.
• It’s tricky to get great shots of a moving target, like kids, but there are some really cool ways to make that happen!
• In my online art workshops, I share numerous secrets for shooting better reference photos for GREAT portraits.

Carol’s birthday arrived shortly after she completed her disappointing portrait, so she decided to splurge on one of my online art workshops. Discovering drawing basics and secrets that masters use to make portraits dynamic and energetic, her work began to take a quantum leap.

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‘Best Friends’ by Carol Leather

Here you can see Carol’s finished drawing after learning drawing basics through my art workshop. This drawing, Best Friends, sold before she even finished it.

Within six months in my portrait drawing program, her drawings were so astonishing that clients were clamoring for her portraits. Soon she had seven lucrative commissions. How did that happen so fast? She bypassed the agony of experimentation and learned secrets that masters already invented. Join us in my new webinar where I will teach you more of the secrets that helped Carol move from amateur to master in less than a year.

In my online art workshops on drawing basics, we’ll take the pain out of portraiture!

About Sandra Angelo: Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship Award recipient, Sandra specializes in transforming absolute amateurs into amazing artists. Using Old Masters’ methods, Sandra’s super simple drawing lessons help you succeed … FAST.

Author of 50+ award-winning books, DVDs, Mail Order Courses & Online Workshops, Sandra coaches art apprentices all over the world, daily.

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anonymous asked:

How come you draw your eyebrows so harsh? It's an honest question, not meant to be offensive lol. Like why don't you just let them be? I'm a dude so I guess I don't understand why girls like that pointy look. And if you like your skin so much, why do you put so much makeup on it? Just curious is all.

My original eyebrows are rough, and I fill them in more so because I’ve been doing it so long and used to doing. “Harsh” wise, I don’t think it makes sense to leave this little open space in the front of the brows. Personally, I think it looks dumb. So I fill them all the way.

As for the makeup, I just like experimenting and playing around with everything. I wear less on a daily basis. Tumblr just gets most of my makeup selfies.