☾ m o o n s a l t  ☽

☾ What is moonsalt?  ☽

I knew moonsalt since I was a little kid, and I  had no idea that it was witchcraft. thing. Basically moonsalt = salt+ash+oil. Of course you can add wahtever you want to  this is just a base.

☾ What i need to make it?  ☽

★ 1 or 2 teaspoons of salt (normal or sea salt, I prefer normal)

★ piece of paper and a pen

★ some oil (I use lavender oil)

Write a sigil on the paper. I mostly use protection or balance sigil. Then burn the paper (be carefull!)

Mix ash, salt and oil and keep it safe in a tiny bottle. You can carry your moonsalt in your bag for protection or keep it in your house for balance. 

☾ Why moonsalt? ☽

I was a kid when I called it like that, probably because of its colour. 

☾ Moonsalt will help you to keep balance in your life and its really simple to do even for baby witches ☽


July 1, 2017 | 2:14 PM PDT

First major art haul!!!  And yet another failed attempt at flatlay.

I’m taking my first art course this summer, and everything pictured above was listed in the materials list.  Good thing the local art store had all the course materials packed in a “kit” (more like an oversized plastic bag), so I didn’t have to spend hours wandering the aisles and getting distracted by all the stuff I don’t need yet.  In the end, I shelled out like $70 for all of this, including a 24″ ruler and two humongous 18″ x 24″ newsprint and drawing pads.  I swear, my entire desk surface is covered by these huge pads of paper.  Also, I chose to forgo the materials box, which was optional, and instead, I stored everything in a fancy gold chocolate box.

The entire list of all my art supplies are listed below, left to right:

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Pipe flow labs and some moody diagram action
#unpopularopinion (maybe just in the studyblr world)
I am not a big fan of fine liners, if I could return them and get my money back I would! I much prefer paper mate Inkjoys! Vibrant colours and much cheaper than fine liners! Also they are not thin so for people that press hard when they write (me!) they are perfect!


Step by step of my mini galaxy painting.

I used acrylics, my synthetic brushes and paper for acrylic painting (360 gsm).

P. S. It was harder to blend acrylics on the paper, i prefer to do it on canvas.

atwitchofthewrist  asked:

Mom! A bit out of topic rn but i was wondering if you'd happen to have a good lemon cake recipe? (It's my cousin's bday in a few days and since your chocolate cake recipe is one of the best things i've ever tasted i thought to ask) Thanks a lot 💙

I have a lemon drizzle cake? I don’t have it in cups but I can figure out the conversion for you if you need it. It’s a basic cake sponge you can make in a medium to small bread loaf tin (I think it fits into my 8inch by 3.5inch tin) and you’ll need:

225g self-raising flour (if you only have plain all purpose you can make self raising flour by adding ¼ tsp salt and 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder in for every 150g of flour which I think is roughly a cup off the top of my head)
225g softened butter, (I tend to use salted in all my baking, it just helps contrast the sweetness of other ingredients but unsalted works too)
225g fine white sugar, 4 eggs and the zest of one large lemon finely grated.

To make the drizzle you’ll need the juice of that lemon, and an additional 85g of the sugar you’re using. 

Preheat your oven to 350′f and line/lightly grease your baking tin (I prefer grease paper for this cake rather than butter or oil as they can seep into the sponge). Beat your sugar and butter together in a mixing bowl (also how you make buttercream frosting so tada) until it’s light and creamy, then add in your eggs, one at a time mixing them in slowly. Sift your flour in (don’t mix straight away) then add your lemon zest, then mix it all together. Once it’s well mixed, spoon it into your tin, and try to get the top as level a possible. 

Bake for around 40-50 mins until it’s gold on top and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave it to cool in the tin, then start on the drizzle by combining the sugar and lemon juice (if it makes a paste rather than a drizzle, add more lemon juice). Still in the tin, prick the cake evenly all over with a tooth pick, then pour the drizzle over it. It’ll seep into the cake making it lovely and moist and the sugar will give you a nice crisp finish on top once it’s cooled.

Allow it to cool completely in the tin, then extract it and serve. Cake usually lasts for about 3-4 days if you keep it in an air tight container. It also freezes well but only for about a month if memory serves. Happy baking!

(Also if you need it gf I have gf lemon drizzle too)

how to take studyblr photos

hi guys! here’s some advice on how to take photos of your notes and other things for your studyblrs. i’m not an authority on this or anything, this is just how i personally take and edit my pictures. i hope this helps for any new studyblrs out there, or helps out more experienced studyblrs!

  • try to take pictures in natural lighting.

i have a nice big window in my room, although this isn’t the best day for photography as it’s cloudy. 

things always look better in the sunlight than in the harsh artificial light of your desk lamp.

this may be harder if you study when it’s dark out, i recommend studying during the daytime - not only for easier photo ops. working with the sun streaming in will keep you awake and make you feel invigorated.

  • choose a background that works.

i have a variety of backgrounds in my photos, but it’s not because i have thirteen thousand desks. 

i use my 14x17 sketchbook for a white background, but no worries if you don’t have one! white paper can work if you’re taking a picture of a small thing. 

you don’t need a white background either! i often use my wooden desk as a background because it looks pretty nice. i prefer the white paper though, because my desk has paint stains everywhere. (whoops)

make sure you choose a background that will complement the thing you’re photographing! if it’s mostly white, use a dark background. if it’s colorful and bright, use white. if there’s barely any color on it, you could even use patterned scrapbook paper as a background to add a pop of color to your photo. place your item on a variety of backgrounds to see how it looks.

  • put stuff around it.

try framing your notes with different things - pens, pencils, even potted plants. see what looks nice.

  • try some different angles too.

maybe a closeup? straight-on? or a diagonal like this one? play around with your options and see what you think looks good.

  • once you’re satisfied with a photo, it’s time to edit it!

i use polarr, a desktop app you can get for free on the chrome web store. any photo editing application works though, whatever you prefer!

i usually increase the exposure and contrast, and a bit of the saturation. don’t saturate your photos too much, they’ll look too bright and unnatural.

just fiddle around until you’re satisfied!

  • tada!

now it’s time to post it! if you want your post to be noticed, tag it with #studyblr and #studyspo, and if your favorite blogs track tags, tag them too! if you tag a post with #tbwstudies, i’ll see it and probably reblog it! :)

  • a short, important psa

you can be a wonderful studyblr without jumping through so many hoops to take photos. in fact, i encourage you not to do this often. if you spend more time embellishing and photographing your notes than actually studying them, you have a problem. that’s not the purpose of the studyblr community.

i personally love taking pictures of my notes and sharing them because it encourages me to write them neatly and keep organized, and seeing them come up on my dash reminds me to get off tumblr and actually study. 

you can be part of the pretty notes section of studyblr or not, it’s all your personal choice. don’t feel pressured to have beautiful notes just because some studyblrs do. it’s their style of learning and reviewing, and if it doesn’t work for you, don’t bother.

kyasrein  asked:

Hey! Sorry if you have already answered this, but what programs do you use for your animations? And what's your general work flow look like? (like, do you roughly block the whole short out first/ do you rely on boards, ect). I loved the carboys animation, your work is honestly stunning!!

Hi! This ended up relatively lenghty, so find preproduction rambles, trash boards, and my favourite programs/tools under the cut:

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Comparative biology test done! This class has a lot of information (pictured: every flash card I’ve made for just this class thus far), and I’m sure everyone of you out there has a class like it. So, here’s a quick write-up on what I consider to be one of my most valuable study methods.

The Leitner Method

tl;dr Put flash cards you answer correctly in a separate pile from cards you answer incorrectly. Review the correct pile half as often as the incorrect pile. If you answer a card from the correct pile incorrectly, put it back in the incorrect pile. Repeat for 2+ weeks!

A little more detail… 

- Once we’ve made ourselves a nice pile of flash cards (I prefer paper to electronic, simply because the act of re-writing, re-wording, and re-organizing my notes is itself a study aid), let’s start going through them! Though we might be tempted to power through the stack over and over, we won’t. It’s not a bad strategy, mind you, but we can certainly be smarter about it!

-As we go through the stack, sort the cards according to whether or not you answered them correctly. Correct cards go in a stack, and missed cards go in a different stack. Once we’ve gone through the pile, let’s reward ourselves! It’s a milestone.

-Depending on how big the pile is, that might be enough for the day. Overstudying has been shown not only to be less efficient, but it can also be detrimental (gasp!) to our ability to form long-term memories.  

-The next day (or the next time), we won’t go through the correct stack. As we go through the missed stack, we’ll add the cards we get right to the correct stack. Tomorrow, we go through both stacks!

-The next day, go through the correct stack first. Anything we get correct stays in the correct stack, and anything we miss goes to the missed stack. Once that’s done, it’s time for the missed stack. Cards we get right move back to the correct stack, and cards we miss stay in the missed stack. 

-Repeat the previous two steps, alternating between just the missed stack and everything on each day. So, we go through cards we consistently get right about half the time we go through cards we consistently miss. That’s it!

-Once the stacks start getting huge, it might be time to make a third tier “super correct” stack (that we go through only every third or fourth day–but if we miss a card, it goes all the way down to the tier one “recently missed” stack) or sort the cards by chapter or subject material to make things a little easier to keep track of. 

Why the Leitner Method? Studies have shown prompting yourself for information rather than reviewing it yields better rates of recall. Basically, quizzing yourself is better than reviewing your notes. The Leitner method tries to optimize the rates/times you review information, prompting you to recall the stuff that slips your memory more often than the stuff you’ve got down pat. 

Remember, try to work hard and smart. Now let’s go get ‘em!


By popular request, here is how I approach watercolor!

Some points I also want to mention:

  • PAPERS: The main one I use is hot press which is great for artists who work more with crisp shapes and lines. If you like using more washes and texture in your work, go with cold press! I prefer buying papers no less than 140 lb, it’ll warp horribly if you don’t stretch it! (I hate stretching watercolor paper so I don’t mind spending a few bucks more).
  • How I paint with watercolors is fairly similar to gouache, so this tutorial can also work with that medium as well.
  • I have ink listed as my materials because it’s great to mix with other paints to get a darker color while keeping it a pigmented liquid.
  • White watercolor can also be substituted by white gouache as well since they are practically the same thing.
  • I highly recommend keeping your leftover paints on the palette when you’re done. It looks dirty, but the beauty of watercolor is that it’s so easy to rehydrate with beautiful pigments! Plus you can save money by using less of the tube, hooray!

Let me know if you found this helpful! 

100 Kinks Challenge - Namjoon

anonymous said: For the 100 Kink Challenge: Namjoon + No Speaking, please. Thank you very much, I admire you a lot! Love, CL 💋 from @smutfictionaddicted 

Sorry y’all - this turned out way longer that expected. Feels good to write something again though. 

Warning: Contains oral sex. NSFW and you gotta be old to read it, okay?

It had began as joke, but quickly turned into something more. The sentence had passed your lips without thought, a simple comment on the volume of Namjoon’s voice as you’d stalked the aisles of your local bookshop together. The cozy one on the corner from his house, where you’d often pick books to take back to his room and spend hours reading together. His laugh had echoed, bouncing off the tall shelves holding volumes of adventures waiting to be read.

‘I’m the loud one?,’ He’d chuckled, eyebrow arching as he watched you attempt to reach a book that had caught your attention several shelves above your stretched arm spans length. ‘You’re the one that doesn’t shut up. You’d be dead if you couldn’t talk.’

‘I’d last far longer than you would, Joonie. No doubt in my mind about that.’ You’d said, self assured in the most arrogant of ways. His body had encased yours as he stretched over you, his frame shadowing yours to reach the novel with ease. He’d been gifted with natural height which was often the cause of envy to you. Now was one of those moments.

‘Prove it.,’ He’d whispered lightly in your ear, his humid breath ghosting against the shell. ‘The first to talk loses.’

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anonymous asked:

Excuse me but do you have an animation tips for beginners? Never tried animating before and I wanna try but I haven't a clue of how to start ^^;;

boy do I. Get ready for an info dump.

When I first started animation classes, I write out this list of tips that comes down to rough drawing, solid drawing, using reference, extremes, and research. All of that is important, but I’m gonna talk about some other things here too.

1. Start simple

You think something like Beauty and the Beast was drawn out in that much detail from the start? Even though the pencil tests look cleaned up, I promise you they didn’t start out that way. They were a mess of shapes and sloppy gesture then cleaned up later. Use simple shapes to start with and work off those. It’s also really worth your time to study gesture drawing.

2. Animate first, detail later

When you’ve never animated before, you don’t want to go straight to detail. In fact, you never want to use any detail at all. Detail is the biggest mistake you can make. You want to draw quick little gesture figures that get the point across and that’s it. Once that is done and working, then you can move on to adding detail one piece at a time (ie. first you add more body structure, then you go back and add eyes, then the mouth, then the nose, etc.)

3. Scrap and restart

Or as my animation teacher would say, don’t bother trying to erase your mistakes, throw the paper out and start over. It’s better to completely restart then spend hours trying to fix what you have.Each time you restart you’ll make it faster and make it better than before.

4. Reference

Don’t sit there and struggle to figure out how to do something right. Get up and do it yourself, have someone else act it out, record it, google it! If it’s something simple like a jump or a throw, there’s probably dozens of guides online waiting for you to use them. In my experience, I’ve found that just the mere act of doing something myself helps me understand how it works so I can animate it better.

5. Know your stuff

You won’t be able to animate anything convincingly if you don’t know the 12 principles of animation. These things were created by the guys at Disney who started all of this. Study them, learn them, and use them. Eventually they’ll come completely natural to you.

6. Critique

Problem with your animation that you don’t know how to fix? Ask someone. Finish your animation that you’re super proud of? Show someone else and ask what they think. Ask a ton of people what they think. The best thing you can do is learn from others’ criticism and take it into account.

Other than that, you just need some means to animate with. I prefer pencil on paper myself but that’s kind of difficult to get set up and pretty expensive and wasteful. I currently use photoshop, but its timeline and interface in general really weren’t made for animation so it doesn’t work well at all but it does the trick. Adobe Flash is ok if you can handle vectors. There’s also ToonBoom and TVPaint which are nice professional programs but they cost a ton of money for a license. I’ve also heard of a program called Pencil 2D and I think I’ve seen a paint tool sai addon? But I’ve never used either so idk how those are.

Basically when it comes to programs the best I can say is good luck… ouo;;;;;

I hope this helped??? HMU if you have other questions!!


[may 24th: day 2, a photo of my study space]

my study space is usually super messy (i pushed most of it into a corner to get a decent photo,,,), and i keep a whiteboard with all my long term and short term tasks - over the course of my 2 years in the IBDP i’ll see it become more and more complete!

under my desk i keep a bunch of binders for my notes. i despise carrying notebooks around and i really prefer loose leaf paper that i can just shove into a binder at the end of the week.

i’m doing @hayley-studies30 day studyblr challenge with @studyanne! her day 2 post is [here]!

anonymous asked:

Aloha! I just wanted to ask, do you find it using watercolour/mixed media paper or do you find it looks smoother on higher gsm sketchbook paper (like let's say... 130ish gsm?)

Well, 130gsm paper can be use for watercolors but i personally think that 200gsm or higher are best use with watercolors because it has good resistance with water. I think mixed media watercolor papers are kinda rough so if you want a smoother surface for watercolors, i suggest you to use a 200gsm watercolor paper? 

I prefer canson’s mix media watercolor paper though since it really resist to water and very comfortable to use~ .w.

mysticbox  asked:

Do you do some digital work?? By the way I love your work and technic😉

Thank you :D! But no, I don’t have works were I’ve just worked digital. I prefer pencil and paper for my drawings, it’s a nicer feeling while workin. The digital part comes just for the coloration and such.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm completely new to this studyblr thing but I've always wanted to make my notes look so much more attractive than before. Just wanted to ask, what's your advice for beginners like me (especially if I don't draw so well) and maybe some suggestions for brands of paper and pens I can use? Thanks so much! :) And your posts are awesome btw.

Hello! Welcome! My advice would be experiment with the types of notes you like and which are most effective for you. Save some of your favourite examples and use them as inspiration for your own. Here are a few quick suggestions:

I suggest reblogging ones that you like and then tagging them with something like ‘ref’ so you can see them later. At least that way they don’t get lost in your likes. Here are a few notetaking posts that you might enjoy:

For stationery, basic notebooks are cheapest and work perfect for what you need. I’m a fan of spiral notebooks because you can bend them more easier than other ones. I’m a big fan of the Arc Notebook by Staples which has lined paper perfect for notetaking. Muji paper is good too, a lot thinner though so I prefer the Arc paper. For pens my favourite ballpoint pens are the Staedtler 432 Ice Ballpoint pens. I like their Triplus Fineliners however I find that after a while the nibs bend to make the size of the lines go really thick. The Muji 0.5 gel pens are great as well. They’re a good selection of colours and have lasted for a long time! If you’re not bothered about colour coding, then Bic or Papermate pens are just as good. For highlighters, I love Zebra Mildliners! Stabilo Swing Cool Highlighters are also pretty good. I hope this helps, and thank you! xx

9 Extra Tips for Language Learning

Decide why you want to learn a language

Too often I see posts on Tumblr or Instagram with someone saying “I wanna learn a language, what language shall I learn?”. This is more than likely gonna lead to you giving up after a few weeks of study. You need a set reason for learning a language and for investing so much time and effort into its acquisition. It doesn’t need to be academic or for career-related purposes, it could be that you really love the culture of the area where that language is spoken. As long as you have a clear idea in your head why, you’ll be much more likely to stick with it.

Realise from the outset that it’s going to be different from English

Languages are not 1:1 ciphers with English. Consider the colour red. In English it’s just Red, in Hungarian there are two distinct words for what we in English call the same colour, but in Hungarian they’re not shades of the same colour, they’re distinct colours. Conversely, in Russian and Welsh, the same word is used to describe what we in English call blue and green. Isn’t that wonderful? There are often complaints about this on the internet, “Ugh, French verbs wtf!?” or that stupid picture of the German articles compared to the English, “German articles, because fuck you, that’s why”… All languages are different and there will be difficulties, but it’s very rewarding to be able to begin to think in another language, especially if it deviates particularly from English. There are also theories that the language(s) you’re learning can shape the way and the extent to which you think!

Be realistic about how you’ll do it

All too often, I see pictures of a phrasebook or a dictionary for a language on Tumblr or Instagram with someone saying “Learning X language”. It’s cool that the motivation is there, but you have to be realistic that this isn’t language learning. A phrasebook gives you set things you’re likely to say when travelling the country or countries of that language, are heavily formulaic and make no excuses for not covering grammar. If you’re travelling it’s often find to ask something like “where are shirt?” in a store because you’ll be understood. If you’re learning a language to approach fluency, this obviously isn’t acceptable and the resources you’ll need will therefore be different.

And about how long it’s going to take

Yes, there are people who are capable of learning many, many languages exceptionally quickly, but for the most part it’s going to be a long slog and you need to be prepared for that when you start. But don’t see it as climbing Mount Everest in a blizzard, see it more as walking coast to coast on a sunny day: long and tiring but wonderful and rewarding.

Figure out how best you learn and retain

I don’t like learning with things like Duolingo or websites or games, I prefer books and paper that I can write on and in and annotate and print things out and highlight etc. But that’s just me, I know several people who swear by YouTube lessons and Duolingo etc. You have to find out what is best for you. Through constantly adapting the way I learn, I also found out the best process for me, when I sit down in my allotted time for learning a language. Don’t feel constrained to follow the learning advice of others because it works for them.

Maximise exposure

Of course your language study will only go so far without exposure to your target language. For this, Spotify and YouTube are wonderful and there’s a breadth of TV, music and radio there and on the internet as a whole and some quick Internet searches bring up list after list of internet-based resources in your target language. 
Some people swear by listening to music. I don’t swear by it, because I think by their very nature, songs tend to be written in a stilted round-about way that doesn’t truly reflect the flow of a language, but they can be useful for pronunciation and vocabulary. It goes without saying that you should watch and listen to stuff that’s appropriate for your level and reflects your interests. I watch political discussions in French, but in German I watch soap-operas subtitled in English, so I can listen, but check the subtitles if I miss something.

If you want to learn more than one language, don’t start them at the same time

Through learning multiple languages simultaneously, I can tell you that you’ll honestly achieve so much more if you stagger starting them. Start one, and once you’ve reached a level you’re comfortable with, start the next one. This will reduce the initial load of language learning when you get used to spelling, pronunciation and basic grammar to just one language. It’s like building two sandcastles. You only have one bucket to fill with sand at any one time.

Also, with multiple languages consider other options

One thing I always recommend is to switch to resources in your target language once you reach an intermediate level of proficiency. If, like me, you’re learning two languages that are quite similar, consider getting a book for speakers of one of those languages learning the other. For example, I have a little book for German speakers about typical problems with Dutch (als/toen or als/dan for example) which helps a lot which declouding confusing issues or things that get muddled in my head.

Enjoy it as much as possible!

After all this is something you’re doing in your free time so make it worthwhile and enjoy yourself, it’s immensely rewarding a fulfilling after all :)