I'm a professional cynic but my heart's not in it

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I had this student who is like my perfect child.
He puts on hair clips and paints his nails because he likes it. He doesn’t care when people ask him why he does it, he just says he does it cos he likes it. His favorite color is pink and he openly sports bright fuschia hair and only doesn’t when it fades out because he went swimming in a chlorine pool.
He skipped a grade, loves to read, is super creative, loves to learn. He gave me face massages when I had a headache, protected me from the other kids trying to put bunny ears on me, and was just the right amount of wild.
Plus he was super cute, and I didn’t cover all of it.

I’m seriously fighting back tears. I hope we cross paths again.

please let me know i’m not the only one that wants a kid but isn’t sure they want a spouse

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

(via the-treble)

puiupo:

The Safe Place books came in the mail yesterday! aaa it’s GREAT

André is like the most awesome person to work with.

Arghh your work is just lovelyyy

saltwort:

mrjakeparker:

An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere! 
Announcing WORLD ART DROP DAY on September 2nd
All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.
I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!
Here’s how it works:
Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
That’s it!
I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!
September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!

This seems really enjoyable hoho~ I’ll be dropping some art around Manhattan and maybe Brooklyn (don’t let me forget).

Doin this

saltwort:

mrjakeparker:

An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere! 

Announcing WORLD ART DROP DAY on September 2nd

All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.

I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!

Here’s how it works:

  • Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
  • Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
  • Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
  • Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.

That’s it!

I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!

September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!

This seems really enjoyable hoho~ I’ll be dropping some art around Manhattan and maybe Brooklyn (don’t let me forget).

Doin this

How MBTI Types Approach Rules

iminfj:

ENTJ: I make the rules.
ESTJ: I’ve written down the rules and made copies for everyone.
ESFJ: I’ve bent over backwards to fulfill all the rules.
ENFJ: Rules are great – they help us be better people.
INTJ: I’ve discovered all the inconsistencies with the rules and therefore consider them void.
INFJ: These rules are not benefiting me. I’m making up my own rules.
ISTJ: I’ve completed everything according to the rules.
ISFJ: These rules suck!!! *goes along with the rules*
ENFP: Ooops! I didn’t realize there were rules!
ENTP: I’ve discovered these rules are not actually fulfilling their purpose, let me explain why.
ESFP: Is there a fine for breaking the rules? I’ll just pay that.
ESTP: Watch me break the rules!!!!!
INTP: I’ve figured out a way to bend each rule.
ISTP: These rules are important for others, and if I feel like it I might follow along.
ISFP: I’m breaking all the rules, but it’s okay because I don’t think anyone noticed.
INFP: Completely unaware that rules exist, worried about why everyone seems so stressed.

Source

I was about to go “omg no. That’s not the way we approach rules!” (in relation to INFPs) and then I realized that there has been many a time where I’m just doing my own thing and see everyone stressed and think maybe they’re just out of ideas and then someone comes up to me and goes “what are you doing? Did you finish this other thing you needed to do? And that one requirement he wrote down?” and I go “wha…” and usually by then it’s too late hahaha

ehehe…he…he…

(via myersandbriggs)

Cancer is finished! #needlefelt #needlefelting #hedgehog

Cancer is finished! #needlefelt #needlefelting #hedgehog

In my class I have a tiny little student named Slade and all I can think of is