***This blog can sometimes be very NSFW***
I'm Ashley.
I'm 22 and I am an illustrator and a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts.
I am a Pisces, an INFJ, and I stan for FFIX so hard. No shame.
In this blog you can expect to see whatever I feel like posting because I decided it's too hard to try and categorize this thing further than "inspiring art and badass clothing mixed with politics".
My favorite things are books and painting, and I love music of most any kind though lately I have been especially addicted to Nightwish and Loreena McKennitt.
I also have an art blog, which can be found at
www,ashleydoesartstuff.tumblr.com
Feel free to check it out, promote me, and what have you.
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thegoddamazon:

blasianbytch:

impressivelypredictable:

judah25:

Sibongile Cummings

Yay for carnival costumes!

Carnival!!!!

BODY ENVY.

Did y’all peep ole dude in the background marveling at her glory, tho?

:DDDD

nerdylolita:

zombielustbloodlace:

catbountry:

pettankoprincess:

dnotive:

spoonwalking:

Crazy Amy’s Baking Company (by jaxamoto)

OH GOD WATCH THIS IF YOU’VE SEEN THE EPISODE OF KITCHEN NIGHTMARES SHE’S ON. 

Oh my god it is TEN TIMES BETTER NOW

OH MY GOD THAT ENDING

I liked that ending.

I have tears omg

freeee

arseniccupcakes:

grimsperation:

Michele Caragher 

Embroidered details in Game of Thrones 

‘Michele Carragher is a London-based Hand Embroiderer and Illustrator who has been working in costume on film and television productions for over 15 years. She studied Fashion Design at The London College of Fashion, where the course incorporated design, pattern cutting, garment construction, embroidery, millinery and illustration. At the same time she attended a three year evening course in Saddlery at Cordwainers College learning skills in leatherwork.

After leaving college Michele worked in Textile Conservation, repairing and restoring historical textiles for private collectors and museums, specialising in hand embroidery. She then moved into a career in costume for film and television, initially working as a Costume Assistant/Maker on productions such as the BBC’s Our Mutual Friend, ITV’s David Copperfield and Mansfield Park. She soon gravitated towards the decoration and embellishment of costumes, using skills in hand embroidery and surface decoration, taking inspiration from the many historical textiles she had encountered working as a Textile Conservator. 

The first production that saw her undertake the role of a Principal Costume Embroiderer was for HBO’s 2005 Emmy Costume award-winning production of Elizabeth 1. Her most recent work has been on HBO’s 2012 Costume award-winning television series Game of Thrones, working on all three seasons.

As a Costume Embroiderer Michele specialises in hand embroidery and surface embellishment, using traditional hand embroidery techniques, smocking, beading and surface decoration. She works directly onto the completed garment or starts with motifs and textures on silk crepeline/organza, which are applied to the costume and then worked into once on the actual garment. She also works on existing machine embroidery designs that are not too dense, adding some hand stitching and beading to give a more authentic, hand-finished look.

Michele finds hand embroidery has more flexibility and diversity than that of embroidery created by machine, as there is a greater variety of thread choice and colours to use. It is also possible to work more easily on garments that are already constructed. However, machine embroidery in combination with hand work can be very useful when completing many repeats by creating light outlines or a less dense machine stitch, work can then be completed by hand and again can be carried out on a finished garment.

Michele is a highly creative Costume Embroiderer, producing original designs as well as working closely to a costume designer’s brief to create their desired look.’

Text and images from  http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com

I CAN NOT HANDLE THIS LEVEL OF EMBROIDERY PORN

Oh my goooodddd

thestarlighthotel:

Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.

She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.

‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).

OMG THERE’S MORE TO THESE. 

These fucking photos, dude….

nightbike:

themuslimreader:

Your Veil is a Battleground - Phase Two is a continuation of my project inspired by Barbara Kruger’s controversial work, “Your body is a battle ground”. Phase Two explores the different ways young Iranian women choose to wear the veil. Hijab is implemented as a fashion element, accompanied with distinctive make-up and colorful headscarves. Young women use these elements to empower themselves and to make a statement. One might argue that the make-up itself, is also a form of veil.

- Kiana Hayeri

i’m obsessed with this.

fucking stunning

thgiledelirium:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Japanese Wisteria Tunnel

These photos were taken at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, about a four hour drive from Tokyo, but there are wisteria festivals all over Japan, including at the Kameido-Tenjin Shrine, where tourists in the Edo period often visited the famous wisteria; the Wake Wisteria Park, in Wake-cho, Okayama, and at Ashikaga Flower Park, which has three massive wisteria trellises that extend 3,280 feet squared. (Time Out Tokyo has a list of additional notable wisteria around the city worth visiting.)

therattler2005:

rainmoth:

Come into the dark woods, where everything is pure and true.