JazzySatinDoll

JazzySatinDoll

A cynical so-and-so and Egyptologist. I'm a bit of an artist on the side, and a bit of a musician on the other side.
Here you will find my art, other peoples' art, things I like, and things I find amusing.
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I especially love all the colours of the water! The waves in general are awe-inspiring. I can’t tell at this resolution, is this a physical (traditional) painting on canvas or digital art with a canvas-y filter over it?

Thank you :)

I messed around with lots of things - but my favourite thing to do (in most cases) is to give things a bit of depth with a certain canvas-y brush of mine on overlay. So yes, it’s digital, but I was trying hard to make it look pastel at first then later oil haha. Changing your mind mid-work’s not always a great idea though.

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Lovely! Looks almost impressionistic.

This is precisely what I was going for so I am rapt you think so! :D

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Sketching while watching Korra… lol. all that work last year. totally out the window hahaha

Sketching while watching Korra… lol. all that work last year. totally out the window hahaha

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Smiley face to you too Nonny.

Smiley face to you too.

dolennin:


If the Multiverse Theory is true, than there’s at least one universe in which the Library of Alexandria didn’t burn down, and that is one of the loveliest things I’ve heard today.

The weather in Northern Sydney just went batshit and I love it!

Just gonna sit here and hope it conveniently stops before I have to walk to work…

hm.

be warned kids - this is what happens when you don’t draw anything for about a year.
could not muster the will to keep going.

be warned kids - this is what happens when you don’t draw anything for about a year.

could not muster the will to keep going.

heavensarcher:

Australians get very blase about pretty much every one of our deadly creatures but if you so much as mention a magpie being on a street in spring, we will take block long detours to avoid it in 40 degree boiling Sun

The world can be a beautiful place if you let it. And by “if you let it” I mean get up at 5:15 and watch it do its thang.

The world can be a beautiful place if you let it. And by “if you let it” I mean get up at 5:15 and watch it do its thang.

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nudityandnerdery:

Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.

Best literary analysis ever.

brainstatic:

nudityandnerdery:

Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.

Best literary analysis ever.

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My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.

Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.

But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.

It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.

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