Adventure Vernon!

geologist, artist, foodie, writer, musician, millenial

Most to Least “Freakiest” in Bed

funastrology:

Scorpio
Aquarius
Sagittarius
Gemini
Aries
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Pisces
Cancer
Taurus
Capricorn

*Note* (This could be applied to your Mars or Venus Sign as well)

I’m a Capricorn. Last time I was in bed with a lady she asked “what do you like?” And I replied, “snuggling”. Represent.

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catfoxwolf:

Disquiet (Part I of II) 

Part II is here.

I could probably spend another week fine-tuning this comic, but it’s time to let go. Thanks for reading.  

(Named after The Book of Disquiet, by the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa.)

This is touching…universal, yet particular…I like it

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mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2.)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

This makes me want to cry for joy. Libraries do such good for everybody and to see my neighbors in Ferguson rallying around one warms my heart. 

Have you hugged a librarian today?

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Apple pie No.3 this summer #pie #food

Apple pie No.3 this summer #pie #food

Rereading one of my favorite books. Thanks @bookmarxbooks! #books

Rereading one of my favorite books. Thanks @bookmarxbooks! #books

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:
Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
Dramatic use of color.
Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.
In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.
One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 





Oh my god

shellbow:

contemporaryelfinchild:

nowisthewinter:

peternyc:

Photo of a fight in the Ukranian Parliament or Renaissance painting? 

Slap them all in togas instead of suits and it would perfect

It also follows a pyramidal composition!

However, I would argue that this picture is more Baroque than Renaissance. Notable features of Baroque art are:

  • Images are direct, obvious, and dramatic.
  • Tries to draw the viewer in to participate in the scene.
  • Depictions feel physically and psychologically real. Emotionally intense.
  • Extravagant settings and ornamentation.
  • Dramatic use of color.
  • Dramatic contrasts between light and dark, light and shadow.
  • As opposed to Renaissance art with its clearly defined planes, with each figure placed in isolation from each other, Baroque art has continuous overlapping of figures and elements.
  • Common themes: grandiose visions, ecstasies and conversions, martyrdom and death, intense light, intense psychological moments.

In the baroque, artists strove to evoke aesthetic responses. Now I’m not talking about aesthetic as in “oh thats pretty” I’m talking about aesthetic like that punch in the gut reaction you get to something.

One of the ways this was done was through the depiction of intense emotion which we see in this photograph. compare to Bernini

The picture also displays a wonderful use of chiaroscuro (an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something) a style used extensively by Caravaggio and other Baroque artists.

 

Oh my god

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Tarot update #tarot

Tarot update #tarot

adventurevernon asked: Hey, love the blog! I'm currently designing a tarot deck, and while it's mostly a personal creative exercise, I'd like to make the deck workable for readings. So, as someone who does tarot readings, how do you evaluate deck design? Are there certain artistic choices that you've seen before that have astounded or repulsed you? And when you do readings, how important is the art to your interpretations of the cards? Thanks a bunch!

earl-grey-and-the-empress:

Hi there, and thanks! And so sorry for taking ages to reply.

So I’m not sure if your questions are only about the artwork or all of the aspects of a deck that are important to me, so I’ve gone for the latter. The things that are important to me:

A) The artwork

The only thing I really don’t like is mixed media decks; otherwise I have a fairly eclectic taste! Personally, the deck should have a strong coherent look that is clear and not too busy. I love to see unorthodox interpretations of the cards, so on that front the more original the better. 

An example of an artistic choice that astounds me: the multi-layered and bold cards of the Tarot of the Silicon Dawn. Egypt Urnash just did her own thing and did it well.

An example of an artistic choice that repulses me: most novelty decks, and The Housewives Tarot. Sorry guys, I know loads of you love it, but (and this is entirely subjective) I hate the artwork. I find it distracting and the energy is all wrong for me. I know it’s the style rather than anything else that puts me off, because I think some of the representations are genius.

B) The size

I prefer smaller decks as bigger ones are hard to shuffle

C) The quality of the cards

I was soooo disappointed with the Shadowscapes deck because it was literally just card. My favourite cards are the Wild Unknown; sturdy, matte card that can take a bit of bending.

I don’t know if that helps at all, but I hope it does. And good luck with your deck!

Thanks a bunch! Tarot design seems like a process that takes a lot of time and patience, so it’s good to have input along the way.

andywarnercomics:

Here’s a brief explainer comic I did for KQED Lowdown about the origins of sectarian violence in Iraq.

This isn’t meant to be a complete history (notable events cut for space include the uprising against the British Mandate, Iran-Iraq war and de-Baathification under American occupation), but if it interests you, I hope you’ll try to find out more. Backstories are important!

Arab nationalism and western imperialism