‘Deep in the Colombian Amazon, Yucuna indians stand dressed in traditional tribal attire for the Baile del Muñeco, or puppet dance, a celebration of the abundance of the Chontaduro fruit. While traditional indigenous customs are fast being lost throughout the Amazon jungle, here, far down the Caqueta river and few miles from the Brazilian border, traditions are still very much intact. The costumes are still made entirely from natural materials, predominantly tree bark, during this three day festival.’  Piers Calvert/National Geographic Photo Contest source



December 4; Christmas Baking

This tradition is one that doesn’t really need a whole lot of explanation. Over the Holidays, families bake all kinds of sweet treats to have in the house for family and guests as well as to give away to neighbours and friends. I don’t do much baking anymore, due to lack of time really, but every year I make Cherry Surprises for gram, who loves them. I don’t even like cherries, so I couldn’t tell you what they taste like. :P 

Around the world, different countries have different baking traditions. Dresdner Stollen is a traditional German Fruitcake that originated in Dresden. A yeasty dough filled with nuts and candied fruit, it’s folded in a way to symbolize the way Baby Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes. 

Ginger Bread Men…and women are a tradition in many homes around the world, and are fun for all ages to decorate and eat, but did you know they date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans? German families make their  lebkuchen and gingerbread houses where it’s the English who make their ginger bread into the shapes of men and animals.  

Bibingka Especial is a Filipino sweet cake made with rice or cassava flour. Traditionally it's cooked over a charcoal fire in a banana leaf lined clay pot. It’s popular in Filipino homes throughout the Christmas Holiday and eaten after midnight Mass. 

The Linzertorte is a traditional Austrian treat made. It’s a simple jam torte that can be traced back several centuries has a wonderful crumbly crust made with hazelnuts or almonds. The lattice work top is what gives this delicious treat it’s beautiful finish. You can find this awesome tradition at the Napan Bakery and it’s so good! 

I also like peanut balls and short bread cookies. Aunt T makes the best! It wouldn’t be Christmas if her freezer didn’t have a few hundred waiting to be decorated. That’s just 4 traditional treats from around the world, so fire up your ovens and get baking. :)
Gentlemen - I think we've been taken.

A now-obsolete law called the “Breach of Promise to Marry” once allowed women to sue men for breaking off an engagement. Back then, there was a high premium on women being virgins when they married – or at least when they got engaged. Surveys from the 1940s show that roughly half of engaged couples reported being intimate before the big day. If the groom-to-be walked out after he and the bride-to-be had sex, that left her in a precarious position. From a social angle, she had been permanently “damaged.” From an economic angle, she had lost her market value. So Breach of Promise to Marry was born.

But in the 1930s, states began striking down the “Breach of Promise to Marry” law. By 1945, 16 states representing nearly half of the nation’s population had made Breach of Promise a historical relic. At the same time, the diamond engagement ring began its transformation from decorative to de rigueur…

…In the days of Breach of Promise, the woman would do this on an unsecured basis – that is, the man didn’t have to pledge any collateral – because the law provided her something akin to bankruptcy protection. Put simply, if the man didn’t fulfill his obligation to marry, the woman had legal recourse. This calculus changed once the law changed. Suddenly, women wanted an upfront financial assurance from their men. Basically, collateral. That way, if the couple never made it down the aisle, she’d at least be left with something. And that something was almost always small and shiny. The diamond ring was insurance.

Maybe this is how the tradition was actually cemented into place, but why?  If some fiancee suggested insurance, why go with a diamond ring (which probably could not be sold for what was originally paid)?  Why not open a CD in the bride-to-be’s name with a maturity date shortly after the wedding?  Car insurance isn’t needed after you sell all of your cars; health insurance…after you’re dead; why hold onto engagement insurance after the transition to marriage?  A CD would mature and could become part of the family savings.  I’d like to talk to the person responsible for this mess!


Gift For Fern-Sama! (Lineart & Coloured Version.) :3

I’d like to wish you an early Happy Birthday Fern-Sama!

Here is a ship drawing which is of Papyrus and Frisk (from the game Undertale.) He is giving Frisk a piggyback ride as she seems to be pretty tired by the looks of it ahaha. :D

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! =^0^=
I do not own Undertale and the characters Frisk and Papyrus, they belong to their rightful owner (Frisk’s new clothes design belongs to Fern-sama.) Also, I’m sorry if the background is terrible (I’m not usually good at digitally coloured backgrounds to be honest.)


I’m an artist looking to follow other artists. I don’t generally reblog other peoples’ art to my page, but that’s because I’m not following many people.

If you’re an artist and want me to look at your blog, like or reblog this and I might follow you! I don’t care if you only do fanart, original art, or if you do a combination of the two. 

Preferably no porn blogs. Some smut is okay, but I’m not looking for smut-centric blogs.

I love finding new artists and also wouldn’t mind making friends with a few, too.

Not much, just another Toontown OC. 

Not much is known about Izzy. It is rumored that she comes from an abusive family. Having enough of her parents, she moved into Toontown at a young age(taking her younger siblings with her as well). 

Izzy is also a new member in the Toon Resistance. She mostly spends her time in Toontown Central, helping out low laff and younger toon by giving them useful advices and helps them fight the Cogs(so she mostly carries gags that are below lvl 4). Most toons mistake her for being a rat, but she’s a possum. 

Izzy’s full name is Isabella Rod Enett. She’s 23 years old.