When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.

Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)

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I’m in Sunnyvale with my best friend at his dorm and he’s playing a video game that doesn’t make much sense to me and I’m just drinking vodka and laying on the floor but tbh I’m so happy to be here I don’t even care ♡♡


akelles:

usbport:

I respect bees more than I respect white men in positions of power

bees make an important contribution to the survival of the human race which makes them the exact opposite of white men in positions of power


pregnantfitmom:

casualblessings:

May you have enough money to pay your bills this month with a little extra left over for a bit of fun.

This is one of the nicest things to wish for someone



richgaaaang:

fat isn’t an insult skinny isn’t a compliment they’re just words describing body types please drill that in your heads


No omg you have the best sense of humor I would be endlessly entertained by your statuses

No omg you have the best sense of humor I would be endlessly entertained by your statuses


I apologize to anyone who has me added on Facebook because I make literally the dumbest statutes omfg


fyeahsailormoon:

sailor—senshi:

minakoiknow:

rachelbearenson:

so turns out the guy who discovered uranus originally wanted to name it “george”

just. imagine a planet called George

mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn GEORGE

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sailor george


stagdogwolfandrat:

Me flirting: So do you think Dumbledore’s over protection of Harry to the point where it harmed more than helped him stemmed from a desire to compensate for being so careless about the life of his sister and abandoning his brother when he was supposed to be the head of the family?


stfueverything:

squishybruise:

Got my Mens Rights Activist costume ready for Halloween !

this is the greatest thing

stfueverything:

squishybruise:

Got my Mens Rights Activist costume ready for Halloween !

this is the greatest thing


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fappuclno:

when you and ya bestfriend say something at the exact same time
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uneame-solitaire:

when can androgyny stop being portrayed as such a specific style

like ok. apparently you have to be skinny, thin, white, and masculine to be considered by society as non binary or androgynous???

brUH

androgyny is so fucking fat phobic and racist and anti feminine and that needs to be dismantled nOW

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shouldnt:

Ariana Grande sounds like a font on Microsoft Word