gailcarriger:MOOD

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 5:22 pm

gailcarriger:

MOOD

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jhfrench:Something a little different… Since many people are stuck at home, I’ve been wanting…

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 12:52 pm

jhfrench:

Something a little different… Since many people are stuck at home, I’ve been wanting to post a little more frequently, and also get back to drawing birds! I’ve also been asked to share more about my process, so I’ll take you all through how I’ve been working on a simple spot painting of a White-Breasted Nuthatch.

I start out most paintings by taking notes on the animal or plant I’m drawing, looking up pictures and videos of it, and making small quick sketches to figure out the pose. I was already sure I wanted to do a classic upside-down nuthatch pose, so I didn’t do a ton of sketching for this one.

I used about 4-5 photos as reference for the preliminary drawing, which I’ll show in the next post. I never directly copy a single photo (unless it’s a photo I myself have taken—in this case, none were), but may use bits and pieces (like a foot or an eye) and generally use photos to inform how the bird should look. I mainly work from photos, but if I have access to specimens I will certainly use them. I also spend time birdwatching, so I see these birds in action a lot!

Next I’ll talk about how I do a preliminary drawing and prep it for painting!

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tallyincanada:Lookout Mountain Park, CO

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 12:22 pm

tallyincanada:

Lookout Mountain Park, CO

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timotaychalamet: “But Christian loves me and that is worth…

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 7:22 am

timotaychalamet:

“But Christian loves me and that is worth everything.”

Moulin Rouge! (2001) dir. Baz Luhrmann

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Shored Fragments

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 5:22 am

lolliblog:

“These fragments I have shored against my ruins.”

This is from T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland,” a poem I recently
rediscovered and keep circling back to during the pandemic. It got me thinking
that Eliot was somehow prescient. I mean, the poem begins “April is the
cruelest month.”

But the line about fragments was the one that I loved most,
and felt I understood.

Fragments conjured precious objects. Favorite books, a
single photograph of a loved one no longer alive. True and valued keepsakes,
turned to for strength, for grounding. These days, the fragments we shore against
our ruins are toilet paper and yeast. Gloves and masks. Soap.

What does it say that in this moment, a poetic association
once noble and self-defining is reduced to the common and basic? Maybe that we are
capable of connecting the words we’ve found meaning in, taken to heart, and
applying them to our particular situation. Maybe that we are always trying to
locate ourselves wherever we happen to be, and uncover the totems we need to survive.

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lichenaday: Teloschistes flavicans Golden hair lichenThe sun…

Posted by jbc on April 6th, 2020 at 5:22 am


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lichenaday:

Teloschistes flavicans

Golden hair lichen

The sun is shining, the grass is green, and I am stuck inside! So I will instead bask in the gentle, golden glow of T. flavicans. This fruticose lichen is made up of long, tufted, entangled branches that can reach lengths up to 12 cm. The surface can be gray, but is more commonly dominated by that cheddar cheese yellow-orange color. Soralia are present, along with short tomentum (hair-like structures) along the smooth surface. Apothecia are .8-4 mm in diameter, and have a lighter orange rim and a darker orange disc. T. flavicans prefers humid, tropical forests, and can be found growing on wood, moss, and rocks. It can be found in the appropriate habitat in many locations all over the planet. Sadly this gorgeous pal is sensitive to pollution, which has restricted its range to isolated locations far from urbanization. But efforts are being made to conserve this gorgeous, cheesy friend where we can (particularly in the UK). Hooray for conservation! Remember, it’s not just the big, fuzzy organisms that need our help, but also some very small, sessile, secretive organisms, too. On that note: should I make lichen conservation country-western music videos a la Joe Exotic? Hmmm, something to consider with all the free time I have on my hands right now. 

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Video

Posted by jbc on April 5th, 2020 at 6:22 pm

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Photo

Posted by jbc on April 5th, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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jakegyllenhaals: “Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age…

Posted by jbc on April 5th, 2020 at 12:22 pm

jakegyllenhaals:

“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
INTERSTELLAR (2014) dir. Christopher Nolan

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90377: 向天湖山-獅頭山-五指山 by 趴友俱樂部 (熊隊)

Posted by jbc on April 5th, 2020 at 7:22 am

90377:

向天湖山-獅頭山-五指山 by 趴友俱樂部 (熊隊)

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mostlythemarsh: Lone Tree Line Screen

Posted by jbc on April 4th, 2020 at 5:22 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Lone Tree Line Screen

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tvoom: _ice cold water 

Posted by jbc on April 4th, 2020 at 12:22 pm

tvoom:

_ice cold water 

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pooritalianfan:Are these the birds in that cute Pixar short? bitter-badfem-harpy:The tiniest pap…

Posted by jbc on April 4th, 2020 at 7:22 am

pooritalianfan:

Are these the birds in that cute Pixar short?

bitter-badfem-harpy:

The tiniest pap paps…

godtsol:

Yeah. They’re Sanderlings. More here:

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/blog/sanderlings-stars-pixars-piper/

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mostlythemarsh:Happy Cat

Posted by jbc on April 4th, 2020 at 7:22 am

mostlythemarsh:

Happy Cat

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lies: Favorite Characters: Sarah Grace Hart as Emily Dickinson…

Posted by jbc on April 3rd, 2020 at 10:22 pm

lies:

Favorite Characters: Sarah Grace Hart as Emily Dickinson in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

for @aeternamente

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leaberphotos: Summer waves they roll back, sipping from a…

Posted by jbc on April 3rd, 2020 at 5:02 pm

leaberphotos:

Summer waves they roll back, sipping from a peppermint tea

Indian Beach, Oregon

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mostlythemarsh:Trajectory

Posted by jbc on April 3rd, 2020 at 12:02 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Trajectory

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https://youtu.be/-1KyIx_8wVwDid you ever wake up and say, “I wish I could watch a very, very long…

Posted by jbc on April 3rd, 2020 at 7:32 am

https://youtu.be/-1KyIx_8wVw

Did you ever wake up and say, “I wish I could watch a very, very long discussion of ocean birds and birdwatching led by that odd blogger from Tumblr”?

Have I got news for you.

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Photo

Posted by jbc on April 3rd, 2020 at 7:02 am

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90377:Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

Posted by jbc on April 2nd, 2020 at 5:02 pm

90377:

Mt Rainier, Washington State by Filemon & Mickey

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