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Working on art stuff, and listening to music :^)
Taking requests right now! Get ‘em while you can :p
We heard Jemma’s father-in-law was in town and paid the old guy a visit.
good pix of the old man
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it. They are soooooo beautiful!
fairy rings are usually caused by decaying organic matter, generally a tree stump. many types of fungi have symbiotic relationships with tree roots and mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of such fungus. So if a huge old tree was cut down, you’ll often find fairy rings. they can last for years and years as the earth reabsorbs all the nutrients left behind by the beautiful tree.
sorry, didn’t mean to crush dreams - but i have a degree in horticulture and i was really excited when i first learned this.
maybe fairies and fungi are joining together to mourn the loss of the tree
NO BUT FINDING OUT ABOUT WHY FAIRY RINGS EXIST IS ALSO REALLY COOL.
From a writer’s perspective, it’s even more interesting to find out why they exist on a horticultural level, because it opens up a whole realm of fictional possibilities. Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
For example, doesn’t that just essentially make this a tree grave? And if folklore has taught us anything, it’s that “fairies” and other spirits usually occupy trees, or have them as their life force. And that’s to say nothing of the folklore of trees being spirits in and of themselves, or kitsunes that live in tree hollows, or dryads, etc., etc.. So, if it’s disrespectful or feels like a slight to step on human graves, wouldn’t that logic transfer to stepping inside the Fairy Circle, AKA, the tree’s grave? It’s essentially giving more fuel to the story, not detracting from it, in my humble opinion!Science doesn’t have to invalidate mythology or fiction, no more than mythology or fiction invalidates science.
This site never ceases to amaze me
Spangled & Plumed
I created this piece for the 3 of Spades for Playing Arts, an artist-drawn card deck! Take a look at the other (amazing!) submissions that have been released so far here! You can also read a bit about my process for creating this piece and some interesting facts about starlings, and support the project on Kickstarter.
hey so i updated my commission sheet!! the prices are still the same but i like to change out the images every so often to keep it up to date haha
anyway! i also still offer character sheets & post card drawings, and if you want something in a particular style or sth you dont see offered (like a comic or sth) never be afraid to inquire!
so some stuff:
i take paypal only! my paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org .
i’ll draw whatever, nsfw, sfw; if i’m not comfortable drawing sth i’ll let you know.
you can message me via tumblr or at the email above!
a lot of commission money is gonna go towards mocca costs, btw, so if you like what i do and wanna support it, consider commissioning or signal boosting me!!
hey guys!!! i’m sorry to bother yall but it would help me out a lot if you signal boosted this!! like i said it’s mostly going to help cop costs for mocca (printing books, stickers, prints + travel) & would help with bills and stuff too. anyway it’d mean a lot to me!!
today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”
to buy fish at petco u have to be 18 or older
they were going to get fakes to buy fish
Hi everyone! Erin from thepoeticunderground here…
You may remember back in December I came up with the idea of starting a zine to feature poetry/writing/art/photography of people in the tumblr community. I kind of let the idea slip for a while, but I am bringing it back and am determined to make it work for the first issue of the zine to be released in April. I really want thepoeticunderground to not just be seen as a blog, but as a community of people. People who appreciate creativity in it’s various forms.
Some things you should know:
1. Anyone can submit work, anywhere from 1-10 pieces of either poetry, writing, art or photography that loosely relates to the months theme. You can submit work here or it can be emailed to email@example.com
2. The zines will (hopefully) be published monthly with a new theme each month, and will be downloadable from here
3. The theme for April’s zine is Childhood and your work only has to loosely relate to this theme. For example:
- Photos of things that remind you of your childhood
- Writing on childish things you do
- Childhood memories
- Old photos
- Childhood tv shows
- Literally anything at all…
Submissions are open right now. I really hope you guys are as excited for this as I am! Like I said, I want the poeticunderground to feel like a community, and you are all welcome in it!
If you have any more questions feel free to ask! and also follow this blog for all the important updates.
I hope you’ll join in!
art students before a final is due