seamaus
I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.
Zadie Smith (via thatlitsite)

tshenga:

I don’t think the last one was hers, but Esther Mahlangu is so cool! She’s really brought her traditional style to the commissions from BMW and British Airways. I think it’s cool how the panels of the cars can work with the pattern.

gillsant:

Esther Mahlangu by daniel_malva on Flickr.
This is a painting I am working on which was used for a display in a Bharatnatyam dance recital. It is of Shiva as Nataraj dancing the cosmic dance. The painting is large almost life-sized and black and white to blend with stage decor but was used instead in the front lobby as part of the display. I was very happy to see people taking pictures in front of it, including selfies. Now that is back in my studio I will finish the arch and paint a large lotus at the base. 

This is a painting I am working on which was used for a display in a Bharatnatyam dance recital. It is of Shiva as Nataraj dancing the cosmic dance. The painting is large almost life-sized and black and white to blend with stage decor but was used instead in the front lobby as part of the display. I was very happy to see people taking pictures in front of it, including selfies. Now that is back in my studio I will finish the arch and paint a large lotus at the base. 

litreactor:

enigmaticrose:

We’re funny, okay?

So, this happened on my facebook last night. How do you think your favorite classic authors would use social media?

Imagining Kafka right now.

Perhaps the story you finish is never the one you begin.
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (via likeafieldmouse)

pandoyareblogs:

ellelalee:

writing is hard

I feel this in my soul

maxkirin:

Writer’s Mood Ring Colors, by M. Kirin.

Want more writerly content? Follow maxkirin.tumblr.com!

Ooo, look at all the pretty colors…

outofsteparts:

REBLOG GIVEAWAY!!! 

There has been a lot of stuff going on at Out of Step Arts here in the last little bit. I’ve been adding new books and original art to the store, you can buy shirts with designs from the artists in the OOSA Bodega, and now, the OOSA Print Shop is open where you can buy high quality print-on-demand fine art Giclee prints. We have several prints available already and we’ll be adding more all of the time, including some from a few of our friends!

So to help get the word out about all of these great things being offered to you by the OOSA artists and to celebrate our upcoming 3-year anniversary, I want to give you an opportunity to get free stuff! It’s easy, all you have to do is share this post.  

How it works:

  • Anyone who reblogs this post will be entered for a chance to win a free print from the Print Shop. “Likes” are appreciated, but they won’t get you entered in the contest.
  • On 8/1/14, I’ll randomly select three (3) people as winners. Winners will be notified via Tumblr, so be sure you have your ask or mail features activated. 
  • The three people selected will let me know which print they want based on what is in the Print Shop at the time the contest ends. We have currently have 7 prints, but plan on adding more. (*Some restrictions may apply, but I doubt it.)
  • I’ll mail you your print for free worldwide! Winners will not incur any costs or fees.  
  • If the person(s) selected cannot be contacted via tumblr, do(es) not respond timely, or declines, another person(s) will be be chosen.

Not bad for clicking a button, huh? 

Out of Step Arts features Alexis Ziritt, Nathan Fox, Logan Faerber, Ming Doyle, Andrew MacLean, Toby Cypress, Liz Suburbia, Paul Maybury, Chris Visions and Greg Ruth. 

You can find OOSA on Twitter, Instagram and online at www.outofsteparts.com.

Thanks for getting the word out about OOSA. Your help is certainly appreciated. Good luck!

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Hali Baumstein

agentandeditorwishlist:

YA or MG sci-fi set in space or a galaxy far far away. Weird aliens welcome. Any similarities to Firefly also welcome.

@halibaumstein