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Tips for Killing a Bad Mood →


1. You need to first decide that you want to change your feelings, and that you will make the effort – even if you can’t be bothered.
2. Smile at everyone you meet – even if you feel it’s fake. In time our actions often change the way we feel inside.
3. Look for something you can laugh at –…

Jun 03
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How to Deal with Toxic People →


If you can’t escape the toxic people in your life:

1. Don’t allow them to manipulate you into acting in certain ways (For example, don’t allow them to control you by being moody, demanding or rude.)
2. Don’t tip toe around them or live your life walking on egg shells.
3. Don’t make excuses for…

May 27
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Relationship Check Up →


A healthy relationship means that both members of the couple are…

1. Communicating with each other: Talking about problems without screaming and shouting; listening to each other, and respecting their viewpoint; being willing to adapt and to sometimes change their mind.

2. Showing respect for…

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Big Huge List of Some Amazing Women Artists!



I have been wanting to assemble a huge post of some of the amazing women artists out there, because it seems like too often they get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there, they are all amazing, and they all need more visibility and recognition. I encourage you to browse through and visit their websites, and please reblog and add more artists to the list! I know this is NOWHERE near comprehensive and that are tons more artists out there.

This list mostly covers mostly professional illustrators and scifi/fantasy artists. I know I’m missing out on a ton of talented people in comics, animation, fine art, and people who do primarily fan work, but I don’t know quite as much about those areas so they aren’t as well represented here; my apologies. 

(The tags got cut off; I guess there’s a limit now? As such I wasn’t able to tag every single artist included.)

EDIT: Added more artists! 

Click the “read more” to check out the art!  Warning: This list is HUGE, and very image intensive! 

Read More

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Apr 25
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raulh27: What method of self-discipline did you use? Beside the thought of working a regular job, what sort of "punishments" did you use to make yourself practice? For example, no eating until I draw. Do you use anything like that now?


that’s not self discipline, that’s self harm.

if you want to grow, treat your body well, get enough sleep and food, enough exercise and water, light and fresh air, love and friendship. everything else will destroy you.

what i used as “discipline” was just the thought of improving myself and my life. as you think, so you shall become. think positive.

Mar 12
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How to Start a Conversation when you have Nothing to Talk About →


Starting a conversation to get to know someone or breaking an awkward silence can be very stressful. To start a conversation when you have nothing to talk about, use these guidelines.

1. Introduce yourself if necessary. If you don’t know the person, breaking the ice is very simple: look…

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COUNSELLING BLOG: 5 Ways to Beat Loneliness →


1. First, don’t isolate yourself – When you’re feeling lonely it is hard to go out and be with others who seem to be OK, and don’t really notice how lonely you feel. But putting up a wall and withdrawing from your friends will only intensify that sense of loneliness, and will further…

Aug 26
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Peanut Butter Jotunheim: HELP! →


So it’s come to this.

I was informed yesterday that due to circumstances beyond my control, I may not have a home to go home to after I leave Florida. I have no rent to cover the month of September. Now October will be covered but that doesn’t help me now and if I cannot come up with it, then…

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Travel This World: Summer 2013 International Postcard Exchange →



If you are interested in exchanging postcards from around the world, here’s what do:

1. You send me - Liz at travelthisworld (don’t need to be following) - the following information via submit, ask, fanmail or email @ travelthisworldblog@gmail.com:

  • Name - Full name…
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