mine: the artist

You took fragments of me and laid them on an old wooden paint palette. Then you turned me into the greatest masterpiece I thought I could never be.
—  Lukas W. // The artist
My sister lived within the moment. She said she would love the summer only when it came and warmed her. But I lived and still live within the future. Where it’s warm when it’s cold. Where dreams are not yet reality. Where the sad people are happy. The only problem with living in the future is that everyone has died, including yourself. So your plans are fiction. Your predictions are fantasy. Living in the future is pure fantasy. I think that’s why I love it so dearly.
—  F.K. Preston, The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing 

The Artist is a French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film starring Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, and Berenice Bejo as Peppy Miller.

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Costume design by Mark Bridges.

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

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Prince by Philip Tong
Via Flickr:
Happy birthday to Prince Rogers Nelson!
(June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) 

ink drawing

Fandom can be stressful, for so many reasons. Ship fighting, anti’s and general asshats can wear you down.
We are blessed because we have some amazing gif makers. @dixonscarol @wicked-chocolatine @na-burma-leve among others.
We are also blessed with artists that make us smile, tug at our heart strings, and fill us full of joy. @passportcolor @lavicero @wolffuchs @mignonripleycat @madwomanlexie @madcorvus and many many more.
Let’s not forget the ff writers that take the time to make beautiful ff. @halohunter89 @thejadehermit @haitus80 @spanishrose2002 @thereadersmuse @emeraldkitten @whoswhatsitwhich @alannastara (need I go on? I could but I’m on my cell and it would be a huge list. Basically just go to @ninelives2 OR ff.net)

The reason I bring this up(other than to give a shout out to some of my favorites) is because we also have a problem in the fandom.

Each of these artist spend their time crafting fantastic works of art for us, for no pay. They do it because they love our ship, our characters and our show.
When I see someone has stolen their work and post it without credit, it angers me.

For those of us that reblog works, this is not about you, we all get giddy when we see something beautiful and are quick to hit that reblog button.
I would ask that if you see a post from an artist about stolen works that you please check to make sure you haven’t reblogged it. If you have, it’s easy to delete the reblog.

Respect the artist.
Oh and take a minute to thank them for the gifts they give us.

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Prince’s 19th studio album, Emancipation. Released November 19th, 1996.