DeniseJollySpoken

grilledsneakers:

This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up

denisejollyspoken:

From “tiny beautiful things” by Cheryl Strayed

denisejollyspoken:

From “tiny beautiful things” by Cheryl Strayed

andrewgibby:

my therapist says that we are all at any given time, doing our best, no matter what we’re doing. i struggle to believe that sometimes, but i always believe that the people who leave this world on purpose were trying like hell, trying their very very best, to stay. what fills me with grief is…

littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Intricate and Beautiful Paper Cutting Art of Maude White

Maude White is a paper cutting artist living in Buffalo, NY. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.

Maude White: Birds I’ve Been

September 5th-October 25th, 2014
Opening September 5th, 2014 6-9pm

White’s show is the fourth in the 12 x 14 series at WNYBAC, which features 5 artists over the course of twelve months; Maude will also host a free collaborative event that will give insight into her process on Saturday September 20th, 2014 from 12-5pm.

”When I cut paper, I feel as if I am peeling back the outer, superficial layer of our vision to reveal the secret space beneath. With paper cutting there are so many opportunities to create negative space that tells its own story. Letting the observer become present in the piece allows him or her to look through it. I like the idea of the stark contrast between the black and white paper, and the cut nature of the work makes my art more three-dimensional than paint on canvas. ”

expecttheunexpectedtoday:

expecttheunexpectedtoday

2013 - Sculpted with an unconventional carving technique
using only a drill and forstner bits these massive hands
made from reclaimed wood are the work of
Colorado-based artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado

Sleepy face and a new dress from cupcakes and muffin tops! #bebeautuful #fat #femme #denisejolly

Sleepy face and a new dress from cupcakes and muffin tops! #bebeautuful #fat #femme #denisejolly

Vintage Photo Booth Pictures, c. 1930s-1960s

Perfect 💋

I’ve been working to help raise other people’s children since The summer I turned 12 years old. I am 35 now which means I have students who have graduated college, who have their own children, who have lost or chosen to take their own lives. There were years my students were who kept me alive, kept me sober, gave me hope. Undoing and re stitching is a complicated process. #retiringfromservice #buildinganewlife #mymostamazinglife #love

I’ve been working to help raise other people’s children since The summer I turned 12 years old. I am 35 now which means I have students who have graduated college, who have their own children, who have lost or chosen to take their own lives. There were years my students were who kept me alive, kept me sober, gave me hope. Undoing and re stitching is a complicated process. #retiringfromservice #buildinganewlife #mymostamazinglife #love

Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.
Things I’ll teach my children (via ramengirl48)
mandydarling:

June 2014
Model: Sierra McKenzie
Photo by: Amanda Calquhoun

gorgeous 

mandydarling:

June 2014

Model: Sierra McKenzie

Photo by: Amanda Calquhoun

gorgeous 

Just got my first 2 piece in the mail from swim suits for all!!! #fat #femme #bebeautuful #denisejolly #fatkini 💋👠💋

Just got my first 2 piece in the mail from swim suits for all!!! #fat #femme #bebeautuful #denisejolly #fatkini 💋👠💋

Practicing good manners 😘 #prettyplease #fat #femme #large4large (at H&M Bay Street)

Practicing good manners 😘 #prettyplease #fat #femme #large4large (at H&M Bay Street)

I’m in love with Milo’s tattoo #beautifulstruggle #languagethebody #perfect

I’m in love with Milo’s tattoo #beautifulstruggle #languagethebody #perfect

Dreamy lunch date at the fat lady in Oakland with the amazing @militantbaker. #blessed #fat #love #community #militantbaker #denisejolly

Dreamy lunch date at the fat lady in Oakland with the amazing @militantbaker. #blessed #fat #love #community #militantbaker #denisejolly