I have to repost my art with DeviantArt watermarks because I’ve had people repost my art without my permission and not even source me. So here are some of the girls that I have done so far. There is a second post coming with the rest of the because of Tumblr’s posting limit. Ah well… All these girls are available on my Redbubble and my Society6 for purchase.
Because they don’t have official characters (yet!), the following were not included, but are equally important:
Republic of South Africa: 30 November, 2006
Argentine Republic: 22 July, 2010
Federative Republic of Brazil: 14 May, 2013
Eastern Republic of Uruguay: 5 August, 2013
Republic of Ireland: 23 May, 2015
United Mexican States: 3 June, 2015
Color: Green, blue, yellow, orange, clear, brown, pink, gray, red
Appearance: Translucent and waxy, often banded (may be acid-treated to enhance color), all sizes sometimes tumbled
Source: US, Britain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Peru, Iceland, Romania, Brazil
Healing: Calcite cleanses the organs of elimination. It encourages calcium uptake in bones but dissolves calcifications, strengthening the skeleton and joints. It alleviates intestinal and skin conditions. Calcite stimulates blood clotting and tissue healing. It fortifies the immune system and can encourage growth in small children. Calcite works quickly as an elixir and can be applied to the skin, ulcers, warts, and suppurating wounds. At a subtle level, calcite cleans and regenerates the chakras.
Blue calcite is a gentle stone for recuperation and relaxation. It lowers blood pressure and dissolves pain on all levels. Gently soothing the nerves and lifting anxieties, it releases negative emotions. Used on the throat chakra it aids clear communication, especially where there is dissent. Blue calcite can absorb energy, filter it, and return it to benefit the sender.
Clear calcite is a “cure all”, especially as an elixir. It is a powerful detoxifier. At a physical level it acts as an antiseptic and at subtle levels it cleanses and aligns the chakras, higher and lower. A clear calcite with rainbows brings about major change- it is a stone of new beginnings. Clear calcite brings the gift of deep soul healing and revitalization of the subtle bodies. It opens and clears the inner and outer eyes.
Gold calcite is excellent for meditation and for attuning to the higher mental planes. It instills mental alertness as it grounds the higher mental energies into the physical realm. Place on the navel or crown chakras.
Green calcite is a mental healer, dissolving rigid beliefs and old programs and restoring balance to the mind. It helps in letting go of what is familiar and comforting but which no longer serves, and aids communication and the transition from a stagnant to a positive situation. Green calcite helps children to hold their own in debates. It is a powerful stimulator for the immune system and is especially useful in grids. This stone absorbs negativity and rids the body of bacterial infections. It ameliorates arthritis and constrictions of the ligaments or muscles and is helpful in bone adjustments. Its green ray cools fevers, burns, and inflammation, calms the adrenals, and soothes anger-generated dis-ease. Green calcite placed regularly on the body absorbs dis-ease and should be cleansed thoroughly after use.
Orange calcite is a highly energizing and cleansing stone, especially for the lower chakras. Orange calcite balances the emotions, removes fear, and overcomes depression. It dissolves problems and maximizes potential. This stone heals the reproductive system, gallbladder and intestinal disorders such as IBS, and removes mucus from the system.
Pink calcite is a heart crystal in contact with the angelic realm. A stone of forgiveness, it releases fear and grief that keep the heart trapped in the past, bringing in unconditional love. It aids self-worth and self-acceptance, heals nervous conditions, and lifts tension and anxiety. This stone prevents nightmares. Pink calcite’s loving energy gently dissolves resistance. It is helpful for anyone who has suffered trauma or assault.
Red calcite increases energy, uplifts emotions, aids willpower, and opens the heart chakra. It removes stangant energy, including constipation, and dissolves blockages. It resonates to the base chakras, which it energizes and heals. It alleviates fear, bringing understanding of the source. Res calcite’s vitality energizes a party. At a physical level, it heals hip and lower limb problems, loosening up joints, and on a subtle level it removes the blockages that prevent you from stepping forward in your life.
Yellow or Golden calcite is a great eliminator and stimulates the will. Its energy, especially as an elixir, is uplifting. It enhances meditation, inducing a deep state of relaxation and spirituality and linking to the higher mind. Use at the crown and solar plexus chakras. Golden calcite has an extremely expansive energy.
Today, several cities across Latin America are hosting a Latin America InstaMeet in celebration of the upcoming MoMA exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 (March 29, 2015–July 19, 2015). Local Instagrammers and architecture enthusiasts will photograph buildings featured in the exhibition. The goal of the project is to show the current context of these buildings, and how people see and use them today. In addition to the InstaMeet, the global Instagram community is invited to share their photos of locations featured in the exhibition using the hashtag #ArquiMoMA. Select photos will be featured on a display in the exhibition galleries and on moma.org.
Every time someone says Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world I laugh so goddamn hard. When this picture was taken I had been juggling the ball non-stop for nearly ninety fucking minutes already!
BRAZIL. August 29, 2016. Protests erupt in Brazil over its president’s impeachment trial. [Part 2]
(1) Protesters demonstrate against President Michel Temer at Avenida Paulista, in the centre of São Paulo. Photograph: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto
(2) Demonstrators march holding a “Temer Out” banner during a rally in support of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer in São Paulo. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP
(3) Police fire tear gas at demonstrators. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP
(4) A demonstrator is detained by the police during a rally in support of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff and against acting President Michel Temer in São Paulo. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP
(5) Demonstrators shout slogans. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP
(6) Supporters of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff protest in front of the Brazilian Congress during the final session of debate at Rousseff’s impeachment trial in Brasilia. Photograph: Adriano Machado/Reuters
(7) Rousseff supporters hold a demonstration during the impeachment trial in São Paulo. Photograph: Cris Faga/NurPhoto
Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralysed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.
While Rousseff’s ousting was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Rousseff was Brazil’s first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as a Marxist guerrilla jailed and tortured in the 1970s during the country’s dictatorship. She was accused of breaking fiscal laws in her management of the federal budget.
“The Senate has found that the president of the federal republic of Brazil, Dilma Vana Rousseff, committed crimes in breaking fiscal laws,” said Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, who presided over the trial. (AP)
Color: Clear or milky white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown, often artificially colored
Appearance: Waxy and soft, usually banded, sometimes translucent with small crystals, various sizes. Often sold as artificially colored slices that have no additional therapeutic properties.
Source: US, India, Morocco, Czech Republic, Brazil, Africa
Healing: Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at the psychical and emotional levels. Placed on the heart, it will heal the emotional dis-ease that prevents acceptance of love. Placed on the abdomen or taken as an elixir, Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis. It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus; it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Green agate enhances mental and emotional flexibility and improves decision making. It is useful in resolving disputes.
Pink agate promotes love between parent and child. Position over the heart for optimum effect.
Botswana agate Found only in Botswana, this agate is excellent for anyone connected with fire or smoke. It is beneficial for smokers and those who want to quit smoking. Botswana agate looks to solutions rather than dwelling on problems. It helps you explore unknown territory and your own creativity. At a mental level, it helps you to see the bigger picture. At an emotional level, it gently releases repression. It is particularly useful in helping the body assimilate oxygen, benefiting the circulatory system and the skin. It also aid depression.
Position: Hold or place on appropriate body location.
Source: US, Czech Republic, India, Iceland, Morocco, Brazil
Healing: This stone heals the stomach, the nervous and endocrine systems, and circulatory disorders. It aides eyes, strengthening night vision and clearing vision at the inner, intuitive levels and outer, physical levels. It resonates with the triple-burner meridian and can be applied to bring it back into balance, reducing hot flashes and removing heat from the body. Fire agate brings vitality into the body, preventing energy burn-out. Place on a blown chakra, it gently brings it back online. At a subtle level, fire agate clears etheric blockages and energizes the aura.
Position: Fire agate can be worn for long periods, or placed on the head or body as appropriate.