tube box

  • Keep almonds in your pockets for good luck or when you need to find something.
  • Grow cacti on your property or in your home to promote protection. Grow aloe on your property or in your home to promote healing.
  • Brick dust or incense ash can work as a substitute for black salt.
  • Hang seaweed in the kitchen to keep evil spirits away.
  • Ask an orange or other fruit a yes or no question before peeling and eating. Count the seeds for your answer. Even number for no, odd number for yes. 
  • Stir clockwise for luck/health, and counter-clockwise for banishing and ridding of negativity.
  • Soak lemon peel in water and use the mixture to wash negativity from objects, especially if they’re second-hand.
  • Write protection sigils on the soles of your shoes.
  • Certain spells call for burying jars. Try using a cardboard box or tube instead.
  • Bury a raw egg in your yard to welcome abundance and fertility to your home and garden.
  • Write sigils on leaves. Burn them for warding, bury them for welcoming. 
  • Cut an apple in half, and give one half to your SO to for a prosperous relationship.
  • Peach and Avocado pits ward off negativity. 
  • Keep salt in the shaft of a used up pen and carry it with you for protection.
  • Tie seven matches together with red thread, and light them all at once. Hold them upright until they burn out, and keep the bundle with you for motivation.
  • Scatter chili peppers around your house or hang them like you would to dry them to break a curse.
  • For luck: Soak a handful of sunflower seeds in a bowl overnight. You can use whatever you’d like to soak them but I use salt water. The liquid should soften the shells. Use a needle and thread to string them together into a circle. I like to make a bunch to leave around my house, to keep with me or to give to friends. Sewing them like this might be tricky so if you don’t want to, you can also sew them into a little pouch.

anonymous asked:

I'm a big fan of your art man, you are really skilled. I respect and admire that. Can you tell me what you used to learn (like books, video courses, tutorials, etc), especially anatomy and drapery? Thanks in advance!

Thanks my dude! That’s really flattering, I still have a lot to work on haha.

For anatomy, I would start out with a basic understanding of perspective and how to represent 3-d forms. Then we learn about proportions and gestures. This is where we try to build our figures out of boxes, tubes, spheres, beanbags and potatoes, or whatever you fancy.  The point here is to make our figures at least have the dimensions of humans and they look like they can exist in 3-d space. Also try to make them look symmetrical and balance, at this stage that’s probably more perspective than anatomy.

Books: probably any beginner anatomy books would do.


               Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis

               Figure drawing: Design and Intervention by Michael Hampton

               Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count by Steve Huston    

After this, I would learn about the forms of the human body. This is where we learn about important bones, muscles, landmarks, and major forms of the human body. We’re slapping some meat on our box men. Again, any material from Loomis, Hogarth, Vilppu, Bridgman, Steve Huston, Michael Hampton, (did I forget anyone?) etc, would do. Just pick the one that you find easiest to understand.

Alright, now we’re getting wild. Next step is to build on your knowledge of the human body by learning about the origins and insertions of the muscles and tendons and ligaments; more stuff about the skeletons; the range of motion of the bodies and how the muscles change form in difference situation. The resources here are tough, technical and are more about understanding than drawing.


                               Anatomy Courses by Scott Eaton

                               Anatomy for Sculptors and Anatomy of Facial Expression by Uldis Zarins with Sandis Kondrats

                               Artistic Anatomy and New Artistic anatomy by Dr. Paul Richer

                               Struttura Uomo by Neri Pozza

More recommendations from Scott Eaton:

During any part of your learning process, do studies and live drawing and really try to apply your understanding. Reinforce your knowledge by asking yourselves how the forms you are seeing relate to the anatomy that you’ve been studying.

Once you feel like you have a decent understanding of anatomy, it’s time for stylization. Try to see how other artists simplify and exaggerate the human body. Do your own experiments.

Studies of:

Alright, drapery. I’m not that confident in my drapery skills. Regardless, here are a couple of books:

Famous artist course: Fold part one

Drawing the Clothed Figure by Michael Massen

Keep in mind that learning anatomy is not a linear process, we don’t just finish one stage and move on to another. We are never going to get a complete mastery of anatomy. We have to keep going back and forth in order to fill the gaps in our understanding. Finally, this is just what I would do/am doing and is absolutely not the only way to learn. I wouldn’t be comfortable taking my own advice so you shouldn’t either. Everyone learns differently. The only universal advice I have is to work hard and work smart.

And don’t forget to have fun!

Just Cable x

TV Cello, 1971
by Nam June Paik
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA.
Mixed Media, Medium video tubes, TV chassis, plexiglass boxes, electronics, wiring, wood base, fan, stool, photograph extent. video tube in Plex box with removable back cover: 8-½ x 6-¾ x 14.

pronetowanderborntolead  asked:

Hey Greer, do you have any favorite indoor stimulation tools for Pangur & Grim? I've recently moved into the city for grad school and the lack of a big fenced in yard has been a much harder adjustment for my cat than my dog 🤷🏻‍♀️ His incessant screaming makes it pretty difficult to study.

yeah, I can understand that! I lived in a little condo for 4-5 years, & Pangur required a lot of daily play to keep her happy

everytime her screaming began, I’d spend ~10 minutes running about w a string toy trying to tire her out, or sit on the ground & push her ball toy through its tunnel, so that she could pounce & kill it. both these activities are made better by cheap critter tunnels, bc they make the cat feel super sneaky

here’s my list of cat-occupying stuff: catnip pillows sprinkled about, cat trees, scratching posts with different orientations (vertical/horizontal), fold-up tunnels, self-play tube things, cardboard boxes with holes cut in ‘em, feeder toys, catios, harness walking, other cats

There is no such thing as an “Easy” or “Cheap” pet.

Animals do not have different tiers of fucking value and they are all living breathing creatures that have high fucking requirements for their health and happiness.

Animals have complicated and unique needs that are not optional and having them cared for properly is not a luxury. All animals need care and attention and work and none of them are tailor-made to suit a lifestyle that does not include constant care and involvement of their fucking needs.

You cannot get a beta fish and keep it in a cup. You cannot get a hamster and expect it to be happy in a plastic tube box. You cannot buy a bird and expect them to be healthy and satisfied with a seed-only diet. You cannot get a dog and deny it companionship and exercise. You cannot get a rabbit and keep it in a small cage. You cannot get a cat and never facilitate their need to scratch. You cannot purchase any animal and expect it to thrive with minimal care.

Owning a pet is a huge fucking responsibility and their care is not optional. No pet is easy, no pet is cheap to own, no living breathing creature that depends on you will be a ‘starter’ animal. 


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