I'm Claire. 22. I am a recent college graduate with a BFA in visual art. Right now I am just loafing... The art and photography I post here is most unfinished and unedited... I try and keep my finished pieces off of here for obv reasons...
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hey guys i just recently gained my 20th follower so i decided it’s time to do another tumblr giveaway and this time it’s big. i overheard my dad complaining about how nothing ever works in this house and how he has to fix everything and that got me thinking…one of my followers could really use a new house, so i decided to make it happen. that’s right i’m giving away MY ENTIRE HOUSE. i already talked it over with my dad and he’s totally fine with it and he said if this gets 50,000 notes he’ll throw in the pool too. likes AND reblogs count so make sure to reblog it as many times as you can to increase your chances! you can also like and unlike it a bunch of times. it doesn’t increase the note count but the notifications make me feel better about myself so definitely do that too.

mbf: me and my dad (we’ll spend hours checking) 
he doesn’t have a blog yet because he’s still trying to figure out how to turn the computer on but as soon as he does i’ll update the list with his url 

good luck and happy reblogging!

Anonymous asked: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance



you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.


We (Ellie and Sarah) were in Chicago today and this was the main window display at Women and Children First, the feminist book store.  

On the cardboard where it says “Rest In Power” are the names of murdered black people, from Mike Brown to Islan Nettles to ‘my friend’s student’.    To the left two signs read “Injustice is a Feminist Issue” and “Ferguson is a Feminist Issue”.   On the right a sign says “The idea that some lives matter LESS is the root of all that is wrong in the world”.  Below is a selection of books on African American issues or by African American authors, focusing on feminist, womanist, and LGBT themes.  

Across the bottom is a quote by bisexual African Caribbean-American poet and author June Jordan (that’s her yellow book to the left called Some Of Us Did Not Die, which is amazing btw).  The quote reads:

"And what shall we do, we who did not die?  What shall we do now?  How shall we grieve, and cry out loud, and face down despair?  Is there an honorable, non-violent means towards mourning and remembering who and what we loved?"


tries to do things: becomes overridden with anxiety

doesn’t do things: becomes overridden with anxiety


Morning yoga, perfecting his downward facing dog.


I have such a soft spot for cartoon violence(x)

(no timestamp on the link since this isn’t an exact scenario from the vid but the punchline is still gavin gets anvil’d)