Michael Summers’s “Pop Surrealist” paintings portray a crisp and colorful world, alive with nostalgia, splendor, playfulness and whimsy. By taking everyday objects and imagery and putting them in a new context, he encourages people to take another look at the world around them. After all, our everyday lives are filled with wonder, beauty, and magic. At EC Valley Gallery
— A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (via poetrist)
RealisticTiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano
Chloe Giordano is a self-described “illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter” from Buckinghamshire, England. She may not be a great knitter, but her embroidery is more than up to par. Shown here are her tiny embroidered animals, done freehand. Giordano’s mixture of multiple colored threads adds detail and dimension
Thrift Store Sculptures by Sayaka Ganz
Artist Sayaka Ganz creates her sculptures using thrift store plastics. Both her Japanese roots and the Japanese Shinto belief that ‘all objects and organisms have spirits’ heavily influence Sayaka. With those as her starting point, she feels that art arise ‘from the passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects.’
If you are in the Labyrinth Fandom you should reblog this yeah?
WE CAN RISE.
DO IT. DO IT FOR THE GOBLIN KING.
Lets see how many of us are out there.
Guess who can recite the Movie word for word and has watched it hundreds of times since she was 5 years old and is now 22? YUP! Yours Truly!
If Hieronymus Bosch took the blue pill instead and sat down to a mad hatters tea party with Marie Antoinette, a hookah-smoking Caterpillar & a couple of unicorns you may just open the curtain into Daniel Merriam’s theatre fantastic. A Master American Surrealist painter, his worlds speak to those of us who adored the movie The Labyrinth and found ourselves asking, Why the hell wouldn’t she stay with the Goblin King? It’s firmly the territory of a child’s bubblegum mind.
An old bitter man to Buddha:
“Buddha, every day you come here smiling and every day I curse your name, I curse your family and everything you believe in” the old man says ” but every day you enter this city with a smile knowing that I await you with my harsh tongue, and everyday you leave through the same entrance with that same smile. I know by speaking to you now that you are not deaf, why do you keep on smiling while I do nothing but scream the worst things I can think of to your face?”
Buddha, with the same smile still on his face looks at the old man and asks “If I were to bring you a gift tomorrow morning all wrapped up in a beautiful box would you accept it?” to which the old man replies “Absolutely not, I would take nothing from the likes of you!”. “Ah ha” the Buddha replies “Well if I were to offer you this gift and you were to refuse then who would this gift belong to?”.
“It would still belong to you of course” answers the old man. “And so the same goes with your anger, when I choose not to accept your gift of anger , does it not then remain your own?”"
— a story someone special told me one day (via sixpenceee)
The balance between having self respect while also remaining humble is one that I have always struggled with. How much self respect is too much? At what point do you switch from respecting yourself to being stuck on your own pedestal?
For the past few days, I have been talking to a man that I…
Where is the balance between self-worth and humility? It all becomes a question about what you can change, and what you can’t, about yourself.
It’s clear that submissivedreamer hit the right balance, this time. We all have our own appearances, and it’s good and right to be taken for who we are, yet at the same time, we also all have our own preferences, and it’s important to respect them. If she had said, “No, too bad, you’ve liked me so far, you have to still like me!” then that would be selfish. But she didn’t do that, and she’s fine.
But what he did is explain that she has to reach a certain ideal for him to be interested—despite the fact he was interested earlier. Not giving someone the benefit of the doubt—things were working well, but now you kill it? No, thank you.
Self worth and humility come from recognizing what you cannot change about yourself, and what other people cannot change about themselves. Then, knowledge in hand, you seek to surround yourself with positivity.