that just makes me all kinds of happy!

anonymous asked:

Hey, I'm SUPER nervous to post this one solo/writing piece of mine. How do you build confidence to share your work with the public? I'm just super worried people won't like it on here...

Creating anything for others to see can be scary, especially if–like me–you put your heart and soul into whatever it is you create. It’s like making a child through asexual reproduction and then shoving said child out into the world hoping no one will be mean to them… that’s rather dramatic, but it’s kind of true.

My trick is just to please myself first. If I’m happy with what I’ve written, it makes it easier not to care as much whether other people like it. After that, it’s all about remembering that. As someone with anxiety, I can tell you that sometimes you’re going to wonder whether what you do is actually any good, and that’s fine. Everyone does.

But always keep in mind that the nagging little voice in the back of your head that’s always needling you about every way you could possibly mess up is just that, a voice. It’s not who you really are, and it’s not generally true.

There will always be a bit of doubt, a bit of anxiety, even if you post regularly, but if you love it, eventually it won’t even matter. Just keep at it, cutie pie. I believe in you.

salty-strawberries  asked:

Hello! I'm a new artist here and I saw your art and absolutely fell in love! your art style is so calming and idk it just makes me happy. also, do you have any tips on how to run an art account? i'm still pretty new to all this. thanks, and have a good day~ :)

Oh my gosh, hello! That’s such a kind thing to say, thank you so much, you’re so sweet! 

That’s so awesome you decided to make an art blog! Welcome, friend! As for running an art account, I kind of have a few bits of advice! I ultimately believe it’s how you want to experience and run your own blog, and there’s no ‘correct’ way to run an art blog, but I can still offer some info based on my own experiences! (Other people may have different ones!) These are mostly from my experience running a fanart blog and it might be different with original art or other types of art?

1. Watermark or sign your work! You already do that so you’re ahead of me, and I know this is so obvious but it took me about a year and a half on this blog to realize the importance of it! From reposting, to lessening likelihood of art theft, it is a small thing that shouldn’t be overlooked. I initially never did it because I didn’t believe my work was worth watermarking, but I learned that doesn’t matter, if it’s yours, your name should be on it!

2. Have a tagging/organizing system! This is fairly self-explanatory, but it’s helpful to me (especially if you post a lot of stuff that isn’t your art) to have a tag just for your artwork? And tagging by fandom/content can be extra helpful too, because it appears in the main tag and more people are likely to see your work. And then one for asks/replies - sometimes if you get repeated/similar questions you can find things a lot easier!

3. Art-only blogs: I notice two main types of art blogs - those who only post their art on them, and others who reblog other things but also post their art - often they have an art-only blog as well, where they reblog from their original post. There’s no better way to do this, but observing just from other people, those that also reblog other peoples’ things tend to be more active/gain followers or people meeting them more quickly? But then their art blog is there for people who just want to follow for the content they create. 
Mine is a my-art-only blog for the most part, initially it served as an archive of sorts, but started to grow a bit! It’s a more comfortable choice for me, so there’s no right or wrong way to do this!

4. Interaction: Try talking to other artists - its a lot easier meeting in fandom spaces because you already have some things in common to talk about! But even before, when I was in the Sherlock fandom, I met a lot of watercolor artists (I did only watercolors back then). It’s really nice to have some art friends because you can cry over each others art and motivate and advise one another. I found a lot of motivation and encouragement from my art friends drove me to continue where I would usually just stop making art by now. 

5. Try not to compare yourself to others: Online especially, it is almost inevitable you will end up doing this at some point, and while its fine to use comparison as motivation to continue/inspiration, doing it obsessively can do more harm than good. I read tags on my work sometimes where people say things along the lines of “I won’t ever be as good as this” or “throwing my art away/burning it etc right now” and it makes me sad because everyone is learning at their own pace, and I don’t believe works have more value over another. This is something I’m really ‘passionate’ about because I fall into this trap way too much and have to talk myself out of it (again, having art friends help a lot too). 

6. Having an art blog should be a good experience! It’s a wonderful thing to have, to every artist out there, they are sharing a part of themselves and stuff they worked hard on, and that’s such an amazing thing! It’s brave for you to put your stuff out there! But also yourself and your wellbeing come first, and I know some people can get into negative spins or a lot of stress over their work. I see this in artists who are starting out, as well as those who have had blogs for years. Know it’s always okay to take breaks/hiatuses and whatever you need, it’s okay to ask for help and advice, you have to do what is best for you.

I feel like this is getting long, but it was really interesting to talk about! I’m still growing and learning as an art blog! In short, it’s ultimately about what you are comfortable showing/doing, and running an art blog should be a good experience. Your work is so beautiful by the way! You have a great eye for color! It’s so awesome you have started an art blog, and I hope you will continue to share your work, I look forward to seeing more of it!

anonymous asked:

This blog has saved my life, literally. I was dysphoric and sad and ready to end it when I found this, and I spent so long reading the positive things that all of the people submit and it gave me hope for the future. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a reason to live long enough to see myself start testosterone and finally start being happy. God bless you guys <3

Wow. Messages like these make me so happy and so proud to run this blog.
We are always here, and we’re so glad we have helped you anon.
Thank you for your kind words and blessings on you too 💙 -Matt

My current mindset...

So hey people, whats up?

i just want to vent a little bit about my current state of mind on things so i can just have it out somewhere and reflects on it.

So i have depression and like, I’m constantly pretty sad. I used to go through life pushing it down and trying to ignore those thoughts. but it just ended with it all building up and then i would kind of just breakdown and want to die.

Through all of that though, i had one thought in my mind. and that is that i would never be so selfish enough to take my life and make my mother go through the loss of a child.

My mum is the only person that i know loves me fully and i would never do anything intentionally to hurt her. including taking my own life, which i don’t personally value.

Now its kind of got to a point where i just think nothing in life really matters and I’m just carrying on through life not really enjoying anything but making sure that i am around for my mum.

and my life is still really sad, and lonely. and every time i try to work toward something that i think can make me happy, it just fails. like falling for someone and then having them ignore you for a year. or trying to get into the media industry only to fail.

i don’t really know where I’m going with this at this point. but like. I just feel like I’m not alive anymore. and that I’m just going through the motions of existing.

I don’t even really know who i am.

I’m just here 

anonymous asked:

Do you know about any blogs that are exclusively about friendships and/or platonic love and like 'celebration' of these kinds of relationships? I miss some friendship oriented positivity in my life. Everyone talks/sings/screams about romantic love all the time and I'm tired... Seeing good friends and hearing about their appreciation for each other makes me really happy. 🙌 (Aroace blogs talk a lot about sex and romance, which is totally fine, just not what I'm looking for right now.)

I did some digging and maybe some of these blogs would be of interest to you. I can’t guarantee that they’re 100% sex/romance mention free but they seem to just be celebrating platonic relationships the vast majority of the time.

-platonic-suggestions

-dearestbestfriend

-platonicpdasuggestions

Friends are the light of my life and I can definitely appreciate your desire to find content focused on platonic love. Frankly, there needs to be more of it. (You’ve certainly inspired me to try to make some more posts about platonic love in the future)

anonymous asked:

Hi there! First off I just wanted to say that I found your art through the cold slurpee animatic that you did and I instantly fell in love with your art. Anyway I don't know if this is gunna sound weird or not but in a way seeing your art has inspired me to keep drawing because recently I had lost all motivation to do any sort of art so thank you for reigniting that spark. I'm looking forward to see more of your art in the future!

aaahhhhh Thank youuuuuu! and that’s awesome!! and super exciting!!! I’m very happy for you to keep drawing and I wish you the best of luck! <3

It’s kind of funny in a way, because I’d lost my motivation for art for a long time too before I started doing those animatics/animation memes of Heather’s stuff so it’s really the gift that keeps on giving :) 

callalilyiskewl  asked:

I'm so sad I couldn't win your V Saturn giveaway and I would love to buy it but I'm struggling with financial issues. I just wanted to drop by and say I love all your art and everything you do is amazing and appreciated! All your hard work is appreciated by a lot of people including me! Just make sure to take care of yourself before anything else! Your health is the number one priority. Stay healthy!❤️

ahHHHHhhh YOU ARE SO SWEET dlfjsdfsdlfksjdlfksd thank you so much for sending this in TToTT i’m so happy you enjoy my art and i’ll try to do another giveaway soon so you’ll have another chance! thanks again for the kind words!! ♡

some suggestions ✨

- wake up super early, make a warm drink, and drink it while u r watching the sun rise.
- take a super long bath with music, a bath bomb, candles, magazines, etc!!
- have a movie/tv day with ur fav snacks & treats!!
- go for a long walk and pick some flowers to dry, press, or give to some1 u love!!
- spend some time with animals!! if u have a pet, play with it, pet it, love it!! or, go to an animal shelter and play with all the animals there!!
- host a lil fundraiser for a cause u care about! it doesn’t have to be much, maybe just sell some treats and donate the money to a charity u want 2 support!!
- make some positive journal lists!! some suggestions: small things I love about myself, things that make me happy, kind things to do, etc!
- head to a local farmers’ market and buy urself some potted flowers or herbs! remember to water and care for them!!
- go for a rly long walk!! call it an adventure & explore ur hometown!
- write a letter to a loved one!! u can include little gifts like teabags, tiny candies, polaroids, etc!
- clean a desk or table, light an aromatic candle, and take some time to really think. what’s on ur mind truly, hiding just beneath ur consciousness? can u fix some of ur problems? what’s makin u happy rn?
- mix some natural scented extract w water in an old spray bottle! u can spray it around ur room or whatever! mint 4 balance, Lavender 4 relaxation, vanilla bc it smells sweet, etc!!
- make a playlist on ur phone, or burn it onto a cd! make it soothing & relaxing! u can give some copies 2 ur family members or pals!!
- put on some lipstick, stick out ur tongue in the mirror, take some cute selfies (if ur comfortable!) u r a beautiful work of art and u look just the way ur supposed to!
- don’t 4get to get a good nights sleep, drink lotsa water, and love urself!
- remember it’s okay to have lazy days. it’s ok to relax. it’s ok to pamper urself. you are still moving and growing and learning, u r a tiny little plant with so much to give and to receive and you are always worth it.

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top ten underrated anime series | (as voted by my followers)

# 2 : no.6 (2011)

“If I hadn’t met you, I never would have realized what kind of person I am. I would have grown into an apathetic, clueless, obedient adult. However, after spending time with you, in tears, laughter, and anger, I now know that I have all these emotions inside me, too. And that makes me proud. I’m glad to have known you.

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Here we have it - the Ego Collection! I discovered I actually started working on it on the 3rd of July by some crazy coincidence. But nearly a whole month later and I finally have drawn all of Jack’s egos.

I just want to say a ramble-y thank you. This entire self-imposed project has been awesome in general, despite the struggles of art. A bunch of people have said such nice things, which I am very grateful for, and the kind people are one the reasons I’m so glad I found this community. And I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again I have had an absolute blast with Septicart week. It’s amazing to see all this incredible art, edits and writing, even music, come out of this community, as well as the supportive people liking, reblogging, commenting and just encouraging others. You guys make me super happy and want to keep creating cool stuff!

Also, thanks to Sean for not only spreading a positive influence but also interacting with us. You help keep the place a nice, fun environment and doing awesome stuff, like with the egos and setting the community on fire, makes it even better! Huge kudos to Robin for your incredible editing. I know you work hard, especially with the Anti stuff, and I don’t know where the channel would be without you. And a nod to the lovely lady behind the scenes, Signe, a wonderful creator in her own right. Plus, thanks to anyone who helps to make this community such a great place. Love ya :D

@therealjacksepticeye @pixlpit​​ @wiishu

SOME RANDOM PERSON: Why do you have so many birthday candles?!
ME, a color witch who likes doing a quick spell or two every night: Oh, you know, just… like to be prepared for people’s birthdays…

My birthday candle collection burgeoned suddenly this week when I ordered what I thought was 24 pastel candles from Amazon and it turned out to be three packs of 24. I was already on the cusp of needing some kind of organizer for them, so I got one today. It makes me happy to see them all organized. So many spells!

anonymous asked:

I love how you always see the best in people. Like with some other youtube and internet icons you can tell that some of them are not exactly 100% genuine but with you you're always like a ray of sunshine. Just how you are with your friends and how interactive you are with your fans. You're so kind and warm and I just wish there were more people like that in the world.

Well, I mean, you all truly do help me to see the good parts of me! It’s incredibly symbiotic, what we got going on here haha, and I never want to take that for granted. I don’t wanna speak for all people in social media, but I’m sure many are quite busy or maybe going through personal things that, to other people on the other side of the screen, may make them seem distant, but is truly not what they’re intending. I just try to put myself in other people’s shoes as much as I can. I fail at that too sometimes! Haha I guess I just mean, if you look up to someone online for reasons and they seem unresponsive, maybe not give up on em too soon if you don’t know why that is. They’re only humans! Haha but I’m glad I am willing and able to talk with you all, because you make me very happy! So thank you for your kind words. <3

happy birthday, jacques laurent

“I just cannot decide what kind of cake to make Jack.”

Nursey raised an eyebrow, looking up from his study notes. “Not pie?” 

“Don’t be silly,” Bitty said, flipping through the ancient Joys of Jell-o cookbook he’d been browsing in a last-ditch effort for inspiration. “Jack gets pie all the time. It’s his birthday. It has to be cake.” 

“Alrighty,” Nursey said easily. “Throw your list at me.” 

Bitty sighed. “Butter Toffee-Pecan Layer Cake. Triple-Layer Chocolate-Caramel Cake. Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream-”

“Wow.”

“I know,” Bitty huffed. “None of them fit.” 

“Have you asked Jack what kind of cake he wants?” Nursey asked, tapping his pencil against his cheek. 

“Of course,” Bitty said. “What kind of boyfriend do you take me for? He just said, ‘Whatever you wants, Bits.’ Totally unhelpful.” 

Nursey chuckled. “Jack’s a simple dude. Just make a simple cake. He’ll love anything you do.” 

Bitty perked up, similing. “Derek Nurse, I do not say this enough, but you, sir, are a genius.”

Nursey just shrugged, looking only just a bit smug when he got an extra slice of pie at dinner that night. 


“Blow out the candles and make a wish!” 

Jack stared at the cake curiously. “Chocolate?”

“Yep!” Bitty popped the “P” and leaned into Jack’s side. 

“Chocolate what?”

“Just chocolate.” 

Jack blinked. “No caramel? No sea salt? Cayenne? Coffee? Pomegranate?”

“Just chocolate, honey,” Bitty said sweetly. “And sprinkles, of course. Nothing fancy, just the good stuff for my good stuff.” He pinched Jack’s ass lightly, a teasing grin on his face.  

“Oh,” Jack said, smiling down at the cake. “Yum. It looks great. Thanks, Bits.”

Bitty leaned up to kiss Jack briefly. “Happy birthday, darlin’. Now blow out the candles before they melt. And make your wish!”

Jack took a deep breath and blew, but didn’t bother with the wish. Bittle was all he wanted or needed; no reason to get greedy. 

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Emily Deschanel & David Boreanaz - BTS vs Scenes (s1-7)

ka-tater-tot  asked:

is it true that holster kind of dislikes jack? i thought that was just a headcanon-ish post someone made awhile back. that makes me sad

Ngozi mentioned it once or twice on the private Patreon blog and in streams, and you can kind of see it if you squint? I was kind of happy that fandom ignored that thing because I kept thinking to myself, “Fandom would blow it out of ALL PROPORTION and think Holster HATES Jack” when no–they’re still friends. Holster was 110% there helping Jack choose which NHL team to sign with. They have each other’s backs. 

It’s more true to say that Holster is frequently grumpy and disgruntled with many people, and Jack is one of the people he’s grumpy with. He’s willing to see Jack’s shortcomings and he knows that Jack is not The Amazing Man on a Pedestal. They’re still friends and they still wrassle, but Holster is way more genuinely fond of Bitty than of Jack.

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klance coffee shop au

- lance being the chill barista that greets everyone with a smile and makes everyone super happy

- one day the almighty keith comes in

- lance’s first thought when he sees him is “what a fucking cutie”

- lance automatically flirting with keith

- keith being the kind of person that blushes so fucking easily I just

- keith wears scarfs all the time because it’s winter and he tries to hide his flush behind thE SCARF HELP ME

- lance finding this too cute guys he’s dying keith give him cpr

- lance doodles on the coffee cups when he’s bored

- lance connects his iPod to the store’s speakers and he dances so much while he works

- keith coming in one day and catches lance singing and dancing along to the music and he just loves it

- lance memorizing keith’s order because love

- the coffee shop employees and costumers shipping it so much

- keith slipping a little piece of paper in between the dollar bills he uses to pay

- keith flushes, snatches his coffee and power walks out of the shop

- lance: “hey you forgot your ch- huh?”

- lance finding that little piece of paper with keith’s number on it

- lance grinning like an idiot and being so happy the rest of the day

  • McQueen’s crash was really fucking brutal like god damn they did such a good job with that scene like I know everyone is all “oh haha he dies” but sitting in the theater watching it happen you just feel paralyzed because holy shit. Anyways, major kudos to Pixar for making that probably my favorite scene in the whole movie because of the beautiful cinematography.
  • Jackson Storm!!! I thought I was gonna hate him, and I did he is a grade A jackass, but just oh man he’s just so fucking cool and sleek and the black and blue coloring is sooo good. Yes I hate him but also I love him. 
  • The colors of all the new gen racers were so great!! They were all so sleek and shiny and cool looking and colorful!
  • At first I didn’t really like Cruz, she kinda bugged me in the overly happy kind of way, but that didn’t remain the case because OH MY GOD I’M SO PROUD OF MY DAUGHTER!!!
  • McQueen doing the warm up exercises to get Cruz to come with him was so great. McQueen is A+ dad material.
  • McQueen mentoring Cruz on the beach without even realizing he’s mentoring her gave me life. 
  • The entire demolition derby. 
  • I was honestly expecting the school bus to be a guy so I was absolutely ecstatic that it ended up being a girl!! Anyways, I love Miss Fritter she’s fantastic and amazing and so badass.
  • Fritter trying to straight up kill McQueen and then later while being interviewed being all exited and saying how she’s always liked McQueen was so cute.
  • “Racing wasn’t the best part of Doc’s life, you were.” 
  • I can’t believe Doc Hudson is a gay icon.
  • I make a post about a week ago predicting that Cruz would race in McQueen’s place AND I WAS RIGHT, I WAS RIGHT, I WAS RIGHT!!!
  • McQueen up on the platform with the headset on coaching Cruz almost broke me I was flipping the fuck out oh my god he was the splitting image of Doc it was amazing.
  • Cruz doing the wall flip trick. I had a fucking conniption fit it was so good it was perfect it was, although a bit predicable, absolutely astounding. 
  • Cruz took Doc’s number. So good. What a way to bring it full circle. 

my thoughts on dodie’s ep “you” after listening to it a couple of times

in the middle: damn starting the ep with a fucking bop. this makes me want to dance around and sing it as loud as possible. i looove the lyric “you have so much in common, talk about your taste in women” it’s soo good. go you dodie for singing about something like that.

6/10: okay when this started playing, i started crying. it’s such a beautiful song and it sounds so incredible with the strings. i love that she got viewers to sing with her in it, it just fits the song so well (and definitely doesn’t make me cry harder)

instrumental:  wow this is beautiful. this is the perfect interlude for the ep (although it will never be able to beat i have a hole in my tooth (and my dentist is shut))

you:  ahhh i love this so much. it definitely deserves to be the song that named the ep. i totally get why they filmed the music video in paris. when you listen to it you can just imagine it as part of the soundtrack for a romance set in paris. i love it sooo much.

secret for the mad: this was the one i was slightly anxious to hear. this song is one of my all time favourite dodie songs. i love the simplicity of it, it doesn’t need anything other than her voice and that one note on the piano. i still haven’t quite made up my mind about it, but i do think it’s a great song.

would you be so kind: this makes me so happy when i listen to it. the video of her and the rest of the tour gang playing it together is one of my favourite videos of hers. it sounds so optimistic and excited and it’s just such a cute song. perfect ending to the ep.

in conclusion, the ep is great and i’ll be listening to it over and over and over again.

okay but imagine this. They decide to take Cas’ body back to the bunker, in hopes he will come back and will need his vessel. As they lift him, a sealed envelope slips out of the pocket of his trench coat. 

Dean eyes it, as does Sam.

After they lie Cas down in the back seat of the Impala. Dean goes back to retrieve the envelope and when he picks it up, his eyes widen. His name is written on the front in Cas’ handwriting.

He puts it into his jacket pocket and brushes it off when Sam asks what it is but the whole ride home, he can’t stop thinking about it.

Should I open it?

What did Cas write?

Would be a dick move to read it now that he’s gone?

And for the rest of the night, he stares at that envelope, curious as hell, but also scared out of his mind about what could possibly be on it. What did Cas need to tell him? Maybe it’s just notes about the Nephilim. Maybe it’s just info about Lucifer…

After a few glasses of whiskey, Dean slips his blade across the envelope and peeks inside to see a letter. He carefully pulls it out and opens it up, after swallowing the nervous lump in his throat. His eyes water as he reads the first line.


Dean,

I know you probably have a million questions as to where I am and why I took off again. While I would love to just tell you that I have a plan, I am really just going along with what I imagine to be the right thing.

Before I get into why I am writing you this letter, I need to apologize for stealing the Colt from you. I also feel terrible for going radio silent for all those weeks when I know you needed to talk to me. I can tell you all those excuses again, but in the end, I know you were hurt so for that, I am deeply sorry.

Now, I will tell you everything.

When the Nephilim powered me up, he showed me the future, or at least a possible one if he were to be born. He showed me a world of peace, bliss. No more monsters, no more evil, although there was still a balance, which we can get into later.

Dean, in this vision, I saw you and Sam. You both were happy. Content. You especially had this glow that I don’t think I have ever seen on you.

And what struck me was that I was there too. I was with you. Dean, we were together. As in… together. We were happy. In love. Unafraid of all the things that have been holding us back all these years.

I am smiling now just thinking of it. I know this must be shocking to you and perhaps a little far-fetched but I know what I saw, and if this is possible, then I will fight for that kind of future. For you. For Sam. For us. 

I apologize if this makes you uncomfortable, but I feel that you need to know. It’s time. You know I love you, and I know you feel the same way. Maybe we just need to do something about it, already.

Anyway, the purpose of this letter was to tell you about this wonderful thing I saw, so if it eases your mind just a little, then I have succeeded. Please trust me. That is all I ask right now.

Yours, 

Cas.


And Dean re-reads this letter over and over again until he practically memorizes it and when he finally lets it sink in, all he can do is sit back and smile, trying to imagine this future with Cas. 

Yea, I can do this. There must be a way to get him back.