September 9, 2014
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After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”

She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important.

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What if the LGBTQ movement fought for prison abolition rather than same-sex marriage? (via disabilityhistory)

this is important. for a lot of low income folks on government benefits, marriage is against their financial self-interest. trying to put a dollar amount of the symbolic value of marriage is hard.

(via abbyjean)

(via edibleornotatall)

September 7, 2014

detrea:

The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family.  That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.

The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.

(via pelicanchild)

September 7, 2014
Hillery Rebeka Sproatt

Hillery Rebeka Sproatt

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Filed under: art 
September 6, 2014
egonschiele-art:

Sunflowers, 1911
Egon Schiele

egonschiele-art:

Sunflowers, 1911

Egon Schiele

September 4, 2014
kqedscience:

Pretty but Prickly: the Defenses of California Plants
“Botanical art usually makes people think of flowers, but in fact, scientific illustrators routinely document and find beauty in every part of the plant, stem and root, leaf and fruit. That includes what may seem to be the least attractive botanical anatomy: thorns, spines, and prickles.”
Learn more from Danna Staaf at KQED Science.

kqedscience:

Pretty but Prickly: the Defenses of California Plants

Botanical art usually makes people think of flowers, but in fact, scientific illustrators routinely document and find beauty in every part of the plant, stem and root, leaf and fruit. That includes what may seem to be the least attractive botanical anatomy: thorns, spines, and prickles.”

Learn more from Danna Staaf at KQED Science.

August 25, 2014
emilyisabellajournal:

This is what happens when you live in the woods and are eager to try out your new paint brush…

emilyisabellajournal:

This is what happens when you live in the woods and are eager to try out your new paint brush…

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Filed under: art leaves plants 
August 25, 2014
cbixx:

maddie’s home you can tell bc there are paintings on me

cbixx:

maddie’s home you can tell bc there are paintings on me

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Filed under: plants tattoo 
August 19, 2014
nh-art:

inspired by Egon Schiele and this

nh-art:

inspired by Egon Schiele and this

(via egonschiele)

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Filed under: art bodies Egon Schiele 
August 16, 2014
historicaltimes:

Ned Kelly - Murderous villain or Australian folk-hero, depending on who you ask. This is him in Melbourne on November 10, 1880 - he was hanged the next day.

historicaltimes:

Ned Kelly - Murderous villain or Australian folk-hero, depending on who you ask. This is him in Melbourne on November 10, 1880 - he was hanged the next day.

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Filed under: hairrrrr Ned Kelly 
August 12, 2014

laughingloone:

with rachel

(Source: noellelonghaul.com)

August 3, 2014
centuriespast:

Fox Hunt
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
1893
Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

centuriespast:

Fox Hunt

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

1893

Oil on canvas

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

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Filed under: art winslow homer 
July 31, 2014
ignitelight:

Photo Credit: Jennifer Causey

ignitelight:

Photo Credit: Jennifer Causey

(Source: masumi1117, via scoutington)

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Filed under: art plants 
July 29, 2014

laughingloone:

With Laurel.

(Source: noellelonghaul.com)

July 27, 2014
Scott Shrader

Scott Shrader

July 27, 2014
Scott Shrader

Scott Shrader

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Filed under: bonsai garden plants table