Olympia, Washington-based artist Chris Maynard freely admits that he’s obsessed with feathers. Using the feathers shed by his own Impeyan Pheasants as well as feathers collected from aviaries and donated by zoos and fellow bird-lovers, Chris creates amazing shadowboxes depicting the very species of birds from which the feathers originated. For such small, precise, and delicate work, Chris uses eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses.
Maynard explains why he does this in a blog post titled “Making Meaning”:
Feathers are perfect by themselves so why make art with them? I do it to add meaning: to direct the viewer to ideas they can relate to. Giving meaning abstracts from the thing viewed. The meaning is not the actual object seen. It involves assumptions which can be wrong. Here’s an example: These sharp-tailed grouse feathers are not grown by the bird to be images of big-breasted love demons, nor deer prints, nor heart-lipped faces. They just add to the bird’s camouflage helping it hide. I like to remember that the viewer’s mind gives meaning, not the thing viewed. The things themselves are just innocent participants of the mind’s workings. Whether it is the color of someone’s skin, the way people dress, or how we see a feather, seeking meaning helps make sense of the world. It is a very human quality.
hello small feathered things i am a baby elephant it is nice to meet you may we shake noses?
He stuck that landing too.
the one sports thing that many tumblr users know about
because it was giffed
Even better from camera #2
HE DID NOT STICK THAT LANDING SORRY HIS HAND TOUCHED> DEDUCTION
My brother and dad saw this in person
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OKAY SO AT FIRST I THOUGHT THEY WERE ACTUAL GAMES THAT SOMEONE HAD PUT UNDER WATER AND I GOT REALLY UPSET BEFORE I READ THE REST OF THE POST
What do your lines say?
This is weird.
It’s Robert Pattinson in the days before Twilight.
Look at him, still smiling. There’s hope in his eyes. He can see a future before him, and he still believes that it can be good. He still has dreams.
It’s like Dean Winchester before Hell
#I normally hate baby!fic #but c’mon. #Nine is earthbound with Rose after the TARDIS (being the smart frankly magnificent ship she is) decides that her Doctor needs a nudge tow… #So a month turns into three then months turns into a year and next thing you know the modest 2 bedroom flat they purchased #has really become a 1 bedroom flat with a spare office for the Doctor’s tinkering #because the Doctor whimpers in his sleep and Rose’s hand on his forehead soothes him but a hand on a forehead turns into a temporary cuddle #(just to soothe him never mind the warmth he emits and the way she buries her nose into the crook of his neck) #Then Rose is spending every night with him and her belongings have moved from her bedroom to his—/theirs/ #But as these things go Rose finds herself with a bun in the oven and the Doctor is terrified and excited and mostly terrified #When the baby comes he’s the first one to bathe her and though he knows Rose usually bathes her in the sink in one of those baby baths #He wants to cradle her and make sure she’s safe and he only trusts himself to keep her safe from everything #And Rose walks into the bathroom because there’s giggling and splashing and little cooing noises coming out of the bathroom #So she takes her camera out and snaps these pictures because she never expected the Doctor to find happiness again #At least not enough happiness to let his guard drop #and she’s a little amazed that he can smile so freely now when a few months ago he couldn’t even look at himself in the mirror #sob everything is Nine x Rose #AUs are the best #well this is canon AU I guess (via professortennant)
There needs to be a bar or club or something that when you walk in there’s a rack of different color wristbands with words like “I looking for-“
- no one
So that everyone would know who’s looking for who.
"Hey that girl is cute. And her wristband says she’s also looking for a girl. Sweet!”
"He’s cute, but his wristband says girls. Oh well."
you are the future