it was like 2 bucks

Anyone who knows me could tell you I’m no kind of artist. However, as a professional project manager, I frequently work with artists, and one of the most frequent challenges we end up dealing with is lost work due to technical issues, unforeseen circumstances, or just plain carelessness. I’ve seen projects that have lost dozens, in some cases literally hundreds of hours due to lost or damaged artwork needing to be redone - which isn’t great news for either a budget or a timeline!

Of course, this is an even bigger issue for artists who are working solo, since you typically won’t have anything to fall back on when things go south. Lost or damaged art may set back a big project’s timeline, but when you’re working for yourself, it can be an absolute show-stopper; most solo projects that suffer significant lost work never recover at all. So here’s a basic disaster mitigation and recovery plan that anybody with a working computer can set up:

1. Sign up for a Google account if you don’t already have one. The free version gets you 15GB of storage, which should be more than enough for your current projects unless you’re working with ungodly huge files; if you are, the 100GB version is only like twenty bucks a year.

2. Download and install the Google Drive sync client - I believe they’re calling it “Drive Everywhere” these days.

3. Set up a special folder on your hard drive that you’re going to keep all of your working files in, and point the sync client at that folder.

4. Configure your art program to autosave every 20 minutes or so. How exactly you do this will vary depending on the program you’re using - you can Google for instructions easily enough.

Blam. Now you have continuously updated offsite backups; hard drive crashes, lost media, or even - heaven forfend - stolen equipment will no longer wipe out your work in progress.

Plus, go into the web console for your Google Drive and right-click a file. See that menu option that says “Manage Versions”? That’s right: Google Drive keeps separate copies of every individual version of the file that’s ever existed (or for the past 30 days, if you’re using the free version). Unwittingly saved over your lineart two hours ago? Working file irrecoverably corrupted because your questionably legal copy of Photoshop barfed? No problem: just walk backwards through your version history until you find a version that’s still good.

Now, this is by no stretch of the imagination a particularly robust offsite backup and version management scheme - I’d certainly recommend additional measures for anyone who’s doing digital art as their regular paying gig - but it’s better than nothing, and it has the benefits that a. it requires no particular expertise to set up, and b. it’s free.


My friend @live-love-laugh-til-the-end‘s grandma is getting rid of their dog. They gave until this sunday (September 17, 2017) or she’ll put him down. 

Little list that y'all should know:

  • He’s 10 but very spry
  • usually pretty chill at home
  • has some bad allergies, just a heads up
  • doesn’t always get along with other dogs, but great with people
  • playful 
  • looks adorable:

We’re aiming for someone within 1-2 hours of the Bucks County/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. 

Like I said, he’s a loving pup and we want to help save him. Looking for a good home!

PLEASE SPREAD IF YOU CAN OR CONTACT ME OR @live-love-laugh-til-the-end


🌻10/08/2017 - Genetic Code🌻

This is one of the few topics in biology that I actually enjoy. It is very short too, so I had time to go to the pet shop with my dog and saw some pretty flowers there. I regret not buying the sunflower, it’s so pretty ☺️


I’ve got stickers!

I just got these excellent die-cut vinyl stickers printed for my new series of Fast Foodie Tattoo designs. Currently featuring:

Eyes on the Fries
Dogs Before Dishonor
Pizza Slut 
Tacos Fugit
Carpe Panem

Each sticker measures about 4″ x 3″ and is printed on durable, weather and waterproof white vinyl, so you can stick ‘em on pretty much anything and know they’ll last.*

Get them on my Etsy shop for 3 Canada-bucks a pop! That’s only, like, 2 bucks and change for American buyers! 

*Please don’t stick ‘em on dogs. Dogs don’t like that.

Little Prince (pt.5)

Pairing: Roman Godfrey x Reader

Scenario: You’re new to Hemlock Grove, and you catch the attention of Roman Godfrey

WARNING: none:)

Word Count: 1.1k

sorry ahead of time for any spelling/grammar mistakes

Originally posted by mlle02love

A bell clanged and the horses sped off, starting the race. The two animals were neck and neck, both straining to pass the other. A hand slipped and one of the horses gained the advantage, riding it out until it reached the finish line victorious.

“Yes!” you shouted as you jumped up and threw your hands into the air.

Roman dropped his water gun and pouted like a little kid. “These games are rigged, y’know.”

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anonymous asked:

(1/?) It was hard for Bucky to open up at first, as you'd expect. Besides Steve, you were the only one who made it a point to try and spend time with the soldier. While everyone else was gathered for movie night, he'd be up in his floor of the tower, secluded from everyone in his own space, scribbling sketches or watching a cheesy film you suggested. You would sneak away from the group with a steaming mug of cocoa, with extra marshmallows just as he likes.

(2/?) “Hey, Doll,” he greeted softly, voice hoarse. “Hi, Buck,” you grin, handing him the mug as he patted the spot next to him. Once you settled yourself, he’d tuck you under his chin, switching off the lamp to have your own movie night. He’d come to love your little habit of holding his index finger in your hand, hugging it just under your lips absentmindedly. It oddly brought him comfort that you wanted him close because he thought no one as perfect as you would ever want that from him.

(3/?) Eventually you two were inseparable, attached at the hip. It was impossible for the team to see one without the other at arms length. They noticed his bouts of screams in the middle of the night died down to soft snores against the crook of your neck. He was well rested but still a major grump when you weren’t around. He was still as shy as ever with the team, using your body as a shield which didn’t work very well. You became his safe space and he never wanted to be apart from you.

(4/4) The moment the sleepy words, “I love you, Bucky,” left your lips, he couldn’t have kissed you quicker. “You really mean it?” He asked softly, unsure of himself. “‘Course I mean it, silly,” you murmur, leaning in for another. “I love you too, Doll,” he said, giddy that those words can finally make it past his lips from their spot in his mind.

my heart omg - Gen

Fluffy Friday™

I had a dream that South Park made a second musical movie, and David legit got his own musical number in the style of mariachi (with Stan Kenny and Kyle as backup) and got to sing about how much he hates cartman and literally the whole point of the song was that he wouldn’t let Eric borrow 2 dollars, but then he sneakily stuffs like 20 bucks in Kyle’s back pocket and gives him a wink fjfjf… honestly… mood

i honestly had no idea how expensive avocados are for some ppl??? i saw a vid of this chick buying organic avocados and they were like nearly 5 bucks a POP??? theyve always been 99 cents where i like (or like 1.20-2 bucks for organic which hardly means shit imo i dont buy it organic gbehgrb) 

here i thought baby boomers were offended ppl were paying like 2 bucks tops for a nice piece of toast but its actually like???? expensive??????? 

anonymous asked:

While we're on the topic of SC dreams, I had a dream quite a while ago that they were in Australia (a girl can hope 😭), and when they turned away they slid their hands into each others back pockets 😏 I audibly gasped, and Cait turned around, and gave me like 2 bucks to keep quiet and then rejoined Sam 😂 Best dream ever

Omg why is the thought of Cait paying someone to keep quiet so funny 😂