My two (two!) pieces for the "Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi"gallery show, happening THIS SATURDAY (that’s tomorrow!) at Q-Pop in lovely downtown Los Angeles! The art i’ve already seen for this show looks AMAZING and i’m super pumped to be part of it along with many talented pals and talented potential-future-pals.
Who’s a pretty boy? You are, yes you are!
Bee covered in pollen resting in the heart of a crocus flower.
Nature-loving photographer, Boris Godfroid, uses macro photography for close-up shots, posted to his website boris.godfroidbrothers.be
Happy 1st Day of Spring!
Plant some flowers for the bees.
My problem at the moment:
I want to sleep. Pretty much forever.
But if I go to sleep, I can’t stay up and do stuff.
Siri the Philosopher
Couple more previews of the book - and a reminder that preorders close in FOUR DAYS! At this point, sales have not been fantastic, so this may be your last chance to get a copy of this book. There is no guarantee that I will do another run, and I WILL NOT be holding stock - what is ordered will be printed, and that’s it!
If you would like a book but don’t have the cash right now, please messge me and we can try to make arrangements. I don’t want anyone to miss out, but hardcover binding (not to mention the printing itself) is too expensive for me to print extra copies. Don’t risk missing out, preorder your copy now!
Buy here: http://littlenoise.storenvy.com
Purchase photo prints here: http://www.society6.com/littlenoise
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.
When it comes to preparing for a project there are several things you must do.
1) Spend all available time daydreaming about your project. Ensure that every moment you’re supposed to be doing something else is spent thinking about every tiny detail and option.
2) Purchase your supplies. The key here is to get distracted while in store so you end up buying material for two other projects, a cute new storage bin and seven different shades of green paint - only to come home and realize you forgot the most important parts of the project. Oops!
3) Procrastinate. After a third trip to the hardware store, you finally have all your materials and you’re ready to go! Time to procrastinate. Make sure to spend plenty of time looking at your supplies while doing something else and feeling guilty.
4) After three months of having the materials and procrastinating on getting started it’s time to actually get started. Work on the project for several hours in a highly focused, slightly mad manner. At this point you can run into a small glitch (my personal favorite: sewing a sleeve inside out three times in a row at 3am) - quit forever - only to start it the night before it needs to be done.
And that’s it!! Happy projects everyone!
How to prepare for a project from Messy Little Projects
Cosplayers… take note