remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees
how many fucking people on this website wear glasses jfc
it’s always the leaves oh my god
it was streetlights for me
Rocks on the ground for me.
Trees on the mountains.
I was really excited to find out that grass is made of individual pieces.
People have faces.
I have never appreciated my eyesight as much as I do right now.
Gabriel Grun is inspired by the Baroque masters, though his paintings explore sexuality and mythology in a contemporary way. Take a look at some of his work on Hi-Fructose.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever found it frustrating having to do something you don't want to (as in, doesn't tickle your fancy) but it helps pay the bills?
So, let me tell you a quick story:
My grandpa on my dad’s side came over from China when he was pretty young— grew up in Chicago. He was in high school when World War 2 broke out; he joined up, and was put in the 407th Air Service Squadron. It was part of the famed Flying Tigers fighter group, and one of the first all Chinese-American units in the military. He fixed planes. He also shot at them when they strafed the airfield. With a pistol.
He was there when the Japanese officially signed the surrender, and was honorably discharged soon after. The very first thing that he bought with his stashed up pay was a sterling silver bracelet with his serial number on it.
I keep it within sight of my desk at all times.
After the war, he went back to Chicago, but his father was already housing too many Chinese immigrant workers (up to this point, most Chinese immigrants were single men because of strict immigration laws and quotas), so he had to move to Detroit to live with an uncle and finish high school.
One of his high school teachers noted his artistic abilities, and recommended that he use his GI Bill to go to art school. Of course, his dad wouldn’t have it. So, he worked in laundromats, owned his own grocery, and later worked as an insurance salesman instead.
70 years later, I’m the graduate of an art school, and I’m taking a break from drawing to write this out.
I guess my point is this: the time that you use to pursue art has to come from somewhere. At some point, a sacrifice was made by you, or others, to allow you to have that time. Illustrators try to make a living in that intersection of art and commerce in an effort to lessen that sacrifice. There are some that are doing quite well at that. There are many, many more that are not.
Even those artists who we view as extremely successful have to sacrifice time. It just comes from other places: relationships, health, or family, etc. The real struggle then, is to find that balance on how you are spending your time.
If you know that a life spent making art is your ultimate goal, then doing things you don’t like aren’t really frustrations. They are necessities that must be done to give yourself time.
I think this is why I cringe every time I hear someone say that self-righteous creed of the “creative class”: “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That statement discounts all the hard work and sacrifices that you or others have made to be in that situation—what on Earth would entitle us to only work jobs that we love?
I don’t do this because I love it. I do it because I must.
It’s in my bones.
"If a nuke can’t kill a cockroach, what the hell is in Raid?"
"Put Raid in a Nuclear bomb call it RAIDiation."
FACT OF THE DAY: these images of this recently discovered planet come to us from the New Vistas space probe. Launched in 1977, New Vistas’ goal was to exit the solar system and look for potentially livable planets in neighboring star systems. For 35 years, New Vistas was unsuccessful; a clash with an asteroid in the Kuiper Belt sent it drastically off-course. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. On February 27th of this year, New Vistas came across a large planetary body, about 1.5x the size of Earth. Scientists are optimistic that this new planet can indeed sustain life. Two new probes have been launched and are expected to reach the newly discovered planet in 2030.
I’m fairly certain I’ve reblogged this before, but goddamn, they’re all sO CUTE.
THANK GOD ALMIGHTY FINALLY A SOURCE
Just so’s all you cool cats know, the source is water marked on every single picture :) I’ve been yelled at by a lot of anons saying WHY AREN’T YOU LISTING THE SOURCE YOU DICK?? When it’s right there.