asylum-art:

Intricate Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer

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Born in Chicago but currently living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia, contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian meticulously exposes various layers to create his mind-blowing artwork. Dettmer has received critical acclaim around the world and his work can be found in countless galleries and publications. Below you will find a small sample of his art along with an artist bio and statement from Dettmer. Be sure to visit Brian’s official site: briandettmer.com for more information and photographs of his fantastic art.

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  1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

    4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness  (via baimbie)

I needed this so bad tonight

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daysecraze:

Spirited Away - The Radish Spirit

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You can’t be fixed by the same person who broke you

No better than the kicked dog
I find myself returning to you
Trying to forget hoping for better
Wanting to heal but only finding
Old wounds opened and covered anew
I have yet to learn my lesson
Truly doubt that I ever will
Unless I yearn for freedom
More than I yearn for your toxic love



I also really dislike that weightlifting is being touted as the best way to get skinny /sexy. For Fucks Sake just be strong and be happy with being able to bench press a bear. Life is not all about being thin.

strength-to-endure:

And while you’re at it, get some real goals. Read some books, invent a think. Make some art. Travel the world. Buy a house. Get promoted. Start a business. There are so many other things to do that don’t involve or require thinness to achieve them.


labphoto:

Chlorination of an aromatic compound.
Chlorine gas (that yellow gas in the flask) is passed into the flask, bubbled through the liquid at the bottom and it’s heated on a oil bath (not on the picture).
While the chlorine atoms are induced to the molecule side chains it gets a deeper orange color what indicates that something happens. If we would add some iron powder or a lewis acid like iron(III) chloride, the chlorine atoms would go on the aromatic carbons and not on the side chains.

labphoto:

Chlorination of an aromatic compound.

Chlorine gas (that yellow gas in the flask) is passed into the flask, bubbled through the liquid at the bottom and it’s heated on a oil bath (not on the picture).

While the chlorine atoms are induced to the molecule side chains it gets a deeper orange color what indicates that something happens. If we would add some iron powder or a lewis acid like iron(III) chloride, the chlorine atoms would go on the aromatic carbons and not on the side chains.

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politicallyincorrectwalrus:

i love the term “partners”
are we dating?
are we robbing a bank?
do we run a legal firm?
are we the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies and are members of an elite squad known as the special victims unit?
who knows.

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