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The Daily Diary of a Sketchbook Artist

To see more photos of Anna’s notebook sketches, follow @sally_mao on Instagram.

“The absolute truth appears in your drawing when you have no chance to change it,” says Moscow-based Instagrammer Anna Rastorgueva (@sally_mao), who creates an exquisite daily diary using only felt-tip markers. She takes inspiration from the detailed illustrations of botany and zoology books, a lifelong love of hers. “When I read ‘Brehm’s Life of Animals,’ I dreamed of meeting all the heroes from the pages of his book,” she explains. Anna draws anywhere, whether standing among thousands of people at a concert or even at a nude beach. For her, drawing is her personal space. “When I draw, I can dive deep into the moment and emotions. As Salvador Dalí said, ‘Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.’”

(via teachingliteracy)


Stop turning celebrities into feminist icons and start turning feminist icons into celebrities.

Woah. Why can’t we do both? When a celebrity (who has an established and far reaching fan base) says something that’s on the right track, go her! We need more celebrities speaking out on feminism, if only to correct misconceptions held about it because they already have a louder voice than we do.

Is what Emma Watson said in any way revolutionary? No, not to those of us who are already feminists anyways. Is she pandering to men? No, she’s asking for more allies, which is always a good thing. She discusses the bare bones of equality for women. She speaks out from her perspective as a very privileged white woman. Given her race and the platform from which she spoke from, what did you expect? Was she being exclusionary? Not intentionally. Again, she was speaking from her perspective, her experiences, her life.

Don’t demonize her for words she didn’t think to say. Don’t tear her down to build other feminists up.


New track just before the Festival!

Shovels & Rope - Evil.

My newest musical obsession ^


We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.

I would like to be where this weather is happening.

(via bieksasjuice)


September 23, 1992

Manon Rheaume did something no woman has done before or since. She appeared in a period of NHL exhibition hockey.

Rheaume told lightning.nhl.com, “I had no clue that my life would change the way it did. To be honest with you, I didn’t understand the impact it would have until later in life. Now I have young girls coming up to me and saying, ‘you inspire me.’ I never imagined it would affect so many people’s lives. I had no clue.”

(Source: bigmouthsports.com, via plekaface)


#JeanNouvel at dusk 🗽 #newyork #architecture #archdaily #pritzkerprize #iphone6 #instagood👊 can you name the building? (at The High Line)


#JeanNouvel at dusk 🗽 #newyork #architecture #archdaily #pritzkerprize #iphone6 #instagood👊 can you name the building? (at The High Line)