I made a bunch of heart graphics about stereotypes about the LGBT community! But don’t feel bad if you happen to fit any stereotypes about your identity, the problem comes in when cishets generalize and delegitimize the community!
I was inspired to make these because one of my profs said some very hetero-normative things to me the other day, because I mentioned recently to her that I’m a lesbian, and I was very angry that the general public still believes those sort of stereotypes.
She said things like: “Maybe you just haven’t met the right guy”, “You don’t have life figured out at 18 [years old]”, and “It’s so trendy right now”
Let’s smash these stereotypes together!
As per usual, I got the flags from pride-flags on deviantart! I’ll probably make more if I have more ideas! Feel free to use, just link back to this post! :)
Hello, witches! One of the practitioners over on the Discord server (WITCH HAVEN) wanted to create a spell that will be cast globally on March 28th (New Moon of March.) This person put a lot of thought and effort into this, and I am happy to share it with you all. There were many witches that came together and collaborated on this, so shout out to each of them for being grade-A badasses. (I will link them below for kudos)
To protect the + Community (LGBTQIAPK) from physical, mental, and emotional harm AND to inspire respect, love, and acceptance from the global community.
TOOLS YOU’LL NEED:
Craft a + symbol with the + Community’s rainbow inside of it. (See example above.)
Quartz, to amplify energy.
1. Create your + symbol (graphic design, coloring, sewing, etc.) and while you are making it, visualize bright light pouring into the symbol. Think about each group of people recognized, and not recognized.
2. Cast a circle, invoking each element to aid in the energy/spell work. Invoke deities if you have them.
3. Inside the circle, begin meditating while holding the symbol. The + signifies our connectedness as witches and the community we are trying to protect.
4. After meditating upon the symbol, envision a web of white light encasing the plus sign. This symbol represents everyone you want to protect.
5. Recite: “We unite as one to add our protection to those who are in need of it. We entreat our global community to continue to aid us in our pursuit of equality, love, respect, and acceptance.”
Optional 5.5. Then envision each color associated with the elements encasing the symbol, then a web of silver and gold light representing love, acceptance, and respect. (Another option: the silver can represent the Goddess and gold can represent the God.)
6. Continue to keep this focus of each color melting into each other, forming a white light. After you feel your spell is complete, send it from the base of your heart up through your head and into the world.
7. Close the circle moving counterclockwise/widdershins thanking each element and deity for their aid.
8. Your + symbol should be placed at the highest point in your house OR kept under your bed for seven days. Afterwards, you may keep it, burn it, or bury it. It is entirely up to you.
I’m going to teach you how to make this, which is a slightly altered version of a panel from my most recent graphic:
So I started making these graphics a while ago, and although a few people have asked me how I make them, I’ve only ever given really simple instructions so this is going to be a more detailed walk-through on how I make these graphics. Basically, I’m obsessed with them, I’ve made several variations (x, x, x, x) so there isn’t just one way or a correct way to make them.
Lopapeysa – the significance of patterns in the Icelandic sweater: introduction
So I promised a while back that I would publish my BA thesis about Icelandic sweaters for you guys – here’s the first part! I made my thesis about sweater patterns, even though I’m actually studying graphic design, so the main focus of the thesis is on the designs on the sweaters. I decided to publish them in parts, chapter by chapter, so that it wouldn’t be one big chunk to read. I’ll tag the parts with a tag lopapeysa thesisso it’s easy to follow the parts. This is the introduction part, and later on I’ll go deeper into the history and future of the sweater. If you have any questions or opinions on the way, feel free to send an ask, start a conversation in the reply box or reblog with your comments! :)
in other Nordic countries, children in Finland learn to knit in elementary
school. Like many other kids, I also made my first socks when I was about 10
years old – they were horrible and I hated every moment of making them. The
Finnish school system failed to inspire me to continue knitting in my free
time, but since those days, I have rediscovered knitting on my own. I made my
first “Icelandic sweater” in 2013 from Finnish wool (Figure 1) and got
closer to my passion when I moved to Reykjavik in the fall of 2015. As an avid
knitter and a graphic design student living in Reykjavík, it was only natural
that I would be drawn to the graphic patterns of the Icelandic sweater, lopapeysa. Ever since I came to Iceland,
I must have knitted countless of socks and mittens and a dozen sweaters from
different Icelandic wool-types and gone through a variety of patterns and
techniques. In my opinion as a knitter, knitting the pattern on the yoke is the
best part in making the sweater – it is at the same time very repetitive and
easy to follow, but at times challenging and exciting to work with. This lead
me to examine the work that goes into designing the patterns and how they have
formed over the years.
Figure 1: My
first Icelandic sweater, “Dalur” from the book “Knitting with
I first got introduced to the Icelandic sweaters, I thought the graphic
patterns in the yoke were the defining factor – but are there other factors
that are more important? In this thesis, I will try to find out what really is
the signifigance of the patterns in the Icelandic sweater and how have the
patterns developed over the years. Where do the patterns draw inspiration from?
How are they designed and who designs them? Have the patterns changed with the
current trends and fashion?
find answers to these questions, I will have to start from the beginning: the
material of the sweaters. I will go through a brief introduction of the
materials and techniques used to make the sweaters by researching pattern books
and publications about yarn production. Following the history of the material,
I will take a look at how the knitting traditions of the surrounding nations
have influenced the patterns, and how much of Iceland’s own tradition is truly
included in the pattern designs. As a graphic designer, the design process that
goes into making the patterns is of particular interest to me: what
restrictions does the sweater’s shape and material bring to the designer, and
on the other hand, what possibilities does it offer? In a world of blogs and
social media platforms, anyone can be a designer; this is why I will also see how
has the internet affected the rise of Icelandic sweater’s popularity amongst
knitters and how do people share their designs? Finally, I will take a look at
how the patterns have morphed from traditional into more modern adaptations and
how the sweater has made its way to mainstream fashion in Iceland and
have been a number of papers and research articles written about Icelandic
wool, sweaters and knitting traditions, most of them written in Icelandic. Due
to language restrictions, the material I’m examining is mainly in English, although
some publications like Sjónabók (a
recreated collection of the traditional box patterns), Ull verður
gull (the history of wool production in Iceland by Magnús Guðmundsson) and
others I had to include in the research, since they provide too many good
insights to ignore them. From the English material a big portion are pattern
books translated from Icelandic to English, such as Knitting with Icelandic
wool (introduction by Elsa E. Guðjónsson) and blog posts on the subject. Some
articles published in English provide great overlook on the history and tradition
of the sweaters, such as Nation in a
sheep’s coat: The Icelandic sweater (by Guðrun Helgadóttir) and shed light
on the politic history of the sweater as well. As I look into the current
situation of the sweater, I will also use blogs and social media platforms such
as Facebook, Raverly and Instagram to find out what influence they’ve had in
the sweater designing.
I chose this subject because I see many things in common with knitdesign and
graphic design: both diciplines are subject to technical constrain and constant
pressure on marketing, and both fields have a similar working process. Due to
the fact that this is a thesis focusing on the graphic side of Icelandic
sweaters, I have chosen to include many pictures. The pictures in the thesis
are shown relatively large, since the focus is on the patterns of the sweaters,
and no details can be spared.
Hi guys! Hope you are all doing well! Today is March 12, which marks the first year anniversary of my blog!
First of all, I would like to take this chance to say a big THANK YOU to all of you! To all of the people who supported me throughout this year and last’s and to all of the people who had such kind hearts and decided to share a piece of that kindness with me. You guys mean so much to me, and I can never appreciate all that you’ve done for me any more than I already do.
Also big thanks to the graphic makes and artists on here! You guys have really inspired me to make my own edits/art, and even though they are certainly not the best and sometimes ugly, I’ve found something I really love to do. And to the people who reblog the things I make, thank you. You’ve kept me motivated throughout the year. Without you, I’m not sure if I would continue making gifs and graphics.
Followers, thank you so much for sticking with me. I deeply appreciate your support. The little messages you sometimes send are really cute, too (◍•ᴗ•◍) ❤︎ Dearest mutuals, you guys are so sweet, so so sweet. Thank you so much for all that you do. My experience on here wouldn’t be the same without you guys! People I follow, you’ve made my dash lively and inspired me to make edits! Thank you so much.
Italics: blogs that are perfect and amazing ♡ Bold: gif/gfx inspirations and/or favorites
with this argument saying that graphic makers can’t be upset over others stealing our content because it’s just us doing a bunch of filters and is the same thing as reposting…
please keep in mind that we use the show as inspiration to make these graphics the same way artists and writers use it as inspiration to make art and fics. we have a right to be upset about people reposting our content, please understand where we’re coming from too.
This was made for a particular verse of mine which I loved, it’s months old but I couldn’t keep myself from bringing it back, this time as a tutorial. One style of an edit I simply adore is one of movie posters, so here it goes, it’s not hard to do but lengthy so come take a seat.
Difficulty: Easy Peasy
Requirements: Any version of PS, I use Portable CS
Hi! Do you know some good psds/templates/picspam etc for making mock blogs for extra part of character audition? Thanks
So I’ve never done a mock blog before, or ever made external things for an audition before, so I don’t have any go-to things that I already know of off the top of my head. So I instead just started thinking about what I’d do if I were to make extra things, and here is just basically a dump of templates/insp ideas that I’d probably take a look at/consider using.
Those are just some of the stuff I’ve come across. If you’re in the need for more inspiration, I know most of the rps where people are actively making graphics and whatnot for their auditions usually have some sort of inspo tag that the rpers can put their creations in. So if the rp you’re interested in does have a tag like that, I’d check that tag out if I were in need for some inspo.
And on a sidenote, I also have this tag on my multifandom that I put pretty/nice gifs and edits under to look back on whenever I want to make something or need some inspo, so if you’re like, desperate for inspo, you can also check out my tag there. Most of the examples for the inspo part are posts that I have in that tag. Anyways, I hope you found this helpful, lovely!
(banner inspo) omfffg I reached 7k followers today and I’m still shocked™
tbh idek why you are all following me but I want to thank every single one of you for following me ! You guys are so awesome, I don’t deserve any of you, thank you all so much and I love you all (I really do) ! A lot people voted for url graphics when I asked you what I should do for my next celebration, so here we go:
heya everyone! a few days ago i reached my next thousand followers!!! this is incredible and i’m so happy! to thank everyone i wanted to celebrate by making url graphics! i don’t deserve any of you and ily all sm ♥
Hey my name is Fraser Chatham. I’d love to have some of my work featured on your site.
This is a personal project inspired by the fast developing relationship of photographic images and digital rendering. The most common connection between the two is rendering an image to look like a photograph, I reversed this process to make images look as 3d generated as possible. The series is shot using coloured paper floating through the air and photographed with high flash duration leaving an element of chance to the composition of the images.
Happy Birthday to a son who has sacrificed so much to make a wonderful life for himself and his family. Your commitment and devotion to your family, your fans, and your career is so inspiring and hasn’t gone unnoticed. Wonho, you have every bit of my love and respect for the courage and strong will that you show. I hope that today you are with all of your loved ones, and today is one of your best days.