remediosthebeauty:

Makoto Azuma, a Japanese botanic artist, has created a series called Exbiotanica in which he sends flora into the stratosphere.  In this case a 50 year old pine and a floral arrangement were sent up via giant balloon.

via This is Colossal

via The Atlantic: The people behind House of Cards, This American Life, The Moth reveal what makes a story great.

Some of my faves are in this video! 

nomalez:

Sandora Ruiz (Art By Sandora) and her comic art.

[FRA] Je l’ai découverte il y a quelques jours car elle avait “liké” certains de mes posts sur instagram. En allant sur son profile j’ai vu qu’elle dessinait quelques toiles. Certaines sont à vendre si ça vous intéresse.

[ENG] I discovered her a few days ago because she liked some of my posts on instagram. By going to her profile I saw that she drew some paintings. Some are for sale if you’re interested.

Follow “Art By Sandora” on the web: Facebook / Instagram .

My Links(follow me): Art / illustration / Marvel / DC Comics .

these are pretty awesome. *love* 

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#ThrowbackThursday - Selfie to Sale
In 2007 we didn’t call them selfies but this was a picture I took of my hair after a twistout. Between the bathroom lighting and not having a tripod, my old school guerrilla photography techniques were in full effect! 7 years later, it’s amazing to see how far my skills & techniques have come. 
It was also the first picture I ever sold, via Zazzle.com. I earned $1 from the sale but I was SO HYPE that someone actually wanted something I made.. Sadly I lost the original photo & photoshop file due to a computer crash, but still have this edited version. 

#ThrowbackThursday - Selfie to Sale

In 2007 we didn’t call them selfies but this was a picture I took of my hair after a twistout. Between the bathroom lighting and not having a tripod, my old school guerrilla photography techniques were in full effect! 7 years later, it’s amazing to see how far my skills & techniques have come. 

It was also the first picture I ever sold, via Zazzle.com. I earned $1 from the sale but I was SO HYPE that someone actually wanted something I made.. Sadly I lost the original photo & photoshop file due to a computer crash, but still have this edited version. 

Palm & Water - www.sidehustlestories.net
Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

Palm & Water - www.sidehustlestories.net

Freeport, Grand Bahama. 

#TrueStoryTuesday - An Introduction

I’ve had this tumblr for over 4 years realized – I’ve never properly introduced myself.

How rude of me.

My name is Maxine.

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(yes, that was taken the same day as my avi pic) 

When I first started this tumblr I was in graduate school, single, and hoping I hadn’t doomed myself to a life of passionless practicality by choosing to study public policy instead of going to film school.

Today, I am working, not single, and still trying to balance the artistic and the practical sides of me.  The way I’ve been going about it has changed and so has the focus of the blog.  

The original dream for Side Hustle Stories was for it to turn into a place where people having the same passion vs. practicality dilemma to share their stories. I don’t see the two as being opposite forces anymore. Now the blog is for creative inspiration for myself and others, as well as promoting my personal solution to the dilemma – my photography business Side Hustle Stories.

I rep the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia for those who don’t know) and have spent lots of time in all parts, though PG county is where I’ve spent the most time and where I live now. I always loved the area but grew to love it even MORE after going to college in a PWI in the south. I’m officially in my late twenties. I love James Bond films and hate romantic comedies. My best friends live in different states. I play video games, and yes, I take pictures.

So, how bout you? Let’s make #truestorytuesday a thing. 

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Behind the scenes shots from a beauty salon photo shoot I did back in June. Check out the actual photos on my website: www.sidehustlestories.net

mxtori:

businessinsider:

7 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK AT THE END OF EVERY JOB INTERVIEW.

Click here to find out why these questions help you.

This is so important!

I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.

Don’t be me.

Main Hustle Advice.

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whitepeoplestealingculture:

medievalpoc:

cultureunseen:

http://society6.com/artist/replaceface

You know what’s funny? I think a lot of people view these images as interesting because they’re “unrealistic” or specifically because they feature men of color, anachronistic. I do like them, but I just wanted to add something….

For each of these implied anachronisms, there is a real painting of a real Man of Color from European Art History. (The text for each image is a link to learn more!)

A French Gentleman, c. 1800

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Toussaint L’Ouverture, c. 1790s

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Alexander Pushkin, 1899

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Portrait of Général Thomas Alexandre Dumas (father of author Alexandre Dumas)

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Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh, Javanese Aristocrat and Artist in the Netherlands, 1840

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Olaudah Equiano, c. 1840s

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Abram Petrovich Gannibal, c. 1690s

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges, c. 1780s

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Ira Aldridge, Victorian Actor, c. 1840

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János Bihari, Composer, c. 1840

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The Postillion of Erddig House, 1730

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Jack Black of Ystumllyn, Wales, 1754

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A Young Eastern European Man c. 1750:

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P.S. my favorite from the OP is will.i.am!!!

MICHAEL

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