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15 April 14

Reblog and WIN!

jvan-arts:

reblog for an entry to win your choice (one of 11) of designs valued $10-$15.

Reblog now through Sunday April 20 for one chance to win!  

Visit my Etsy shop and use the Sale code. And this Royal Baubles coupon code  can be used at checkout will get you a sale discount:

SPR15OFF            SALE Starts Thursday the 17th and runs through Sunday April 20th 8pm! 

Winners will be picked on Monday the 21st. 

Lalala pretties!

Reblogged: jvan-arts

Posted: 11:01 AM
There are five dinosaurs in this photo. One of them is in disguise. The kids posed this, not me.

There are five dinosaurs in this photo. One of them is in disguise. The kids posed this, not me.

14 April 14
Mokey was wearing this and singing “Let it Go.” Then she decided I needed the tiara.

Mokey was wearing this and singing “Let it Go.” Then she decided I needed the tiara.

13 April 14
Spring!

Spring!

12 April 14
From our tree! I hope I can get a good picture of my own tomorrow.

From our tree! I hope I can get a good picture of my own tomorrow.

Reblogged: ackb

Posted: 8:59 PM
curate:

schdy:
It is every workers legal right to unionize. Adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are unionizing to ensure job security, proportional access to benefits, compensation that equitably reflects the value of their teaching, and legal protection against unfair dismissal or discipline. Ballots have gone out to adjunct faculty and voting has begun. The only people allowed to vote, are the adjunct faculty who would be members of the union.
Our administration continues to send intimidating union busting emails to the adjunct faculty to persuade them to vote no. 
On Friday, April 4th a group of students hand delivered a petition from the MICA community asking President Fred Lazarus to listen to his community and halt efforts to union bust and remain neutral as voting begins. On Monday April 7th, President Fred Lazarus responded in a follow up email stating that he will not remain neutral on this issue.
why this is important as a student :
we all have a high chance of becoming adjunct faculty one day and would want to be treated fairly
tuition rises every hear and adjunct faculty have not received a raise since the 1990’s. if our tuition is not directly going to the people facilitating our education, where is it going? 
one of the petition testimonials says it best:
" [ I support the adjunct union ] Because artists are generally undermined, undervalued, and underpaid in our society - if we cannot respect and treat artists fairly within art institutions, how can we expect to be respected and valued elsewhere?”
questions, inquires, want to be part of the organizing action? email micassau@gmail.com 

curate:

schdy:

It is every workers legal right to unionize. Adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are unionizing to ensure job security, proportional access to benefits, compensation that equitably reflects the value of their teaching, and legal protection against unfair dismissal or discipline. Ballots have gone out to adjunct faculty and voting has begun. The only people allowed to vote, are the adjunct faculty who would be members of the union.

Our administration continues to send intimidating union busting emails to the adjunct faculty to persuade them to vote no. 

On Friday, April 4th a group of students hand delivered a petition from the MICA community asking President Fred Lazarus to listen to his community and halt efforts to union bust and remain neutral as voting begins. On Monday April 7th, President Fred Lazarus responded in a follow up email stating that he will not remain neutral on this issue.

why this is important as a student :

  • we all have a high chance of becoming adjunct faculty one day and would want to be treated fairly

  • tuition rises every hear and adjunct faculty have not received a raise since the 1990’s. if our tuition is not directly going to the people facilitating our education, where is it going? 

one of the petition testimonials says it best:

" [ I support the adjunct union ] Because artists are generally undermined, undervalued, and underpaid in our society - if we cannot respect and treat artists fairly within art institutions, how can we expect to be respected and valued elsewhere?”

questions, inquires, want to be part of the organizing action? email micassau@gmail.com 

Reblogged: curate

11 April 14

Noooo

Beige cardigan store is closing! All 350 stores! Where will nous femmes d’un certain âge get our sensible, moderately priced, earth-toned slacks with pockets?

(You get that I’m laughing at myself here, right?)
Posted: 6:02 PM

Arriving Where I Started

Career stuff. This gets posted just after 6:00 on a Friday. It’s OK to scroll on by.

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Posted: 5:27 PM

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree


Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

— T. S. Eliot, excerpt from “Little Gidding”
8 April 14

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh