I do counted cross stitch, so I think that this building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is amazing.
The creator’s name is Raquel Rodrigo, an artist, and designer from Valencia, Spain.
It looks like graffiti from a distance, but close up, you can see that it’s actually a cross-stitch pattern affixed to this Philadelphia Naval Yard property building.
Take a look at the detail here. It must’ve taken such a long time to achieve this stunning final effect. She covered it with wire mesh like a giant cross stitch canvas.
What a brilliant idea.
According to the artist, she wanted to bring feminine art that has dressed homes around the world to the street. However, her idea was to use a cross-stitch pattern to do so instead of graffiti.
She now travels around the world, beautifying buildings and making various street art.
She prepares her detailed designs in advance. Then she unrolls them at the chosen location. Her desire is to bring a dash of color and creativity to the surrounding area. I wonder how long it holds up in the weather. I can’t even see where they attached the mesh. So pretty.
bill gates is directly responsible for the delta variant lol
by preventing non western countries from producing generic versions of the covid vaccine and instead forcing these countries to fight over a limited amount of doses he allowed a large outbreak of the disease in india which mutated the virus to be especially virulent. its literally the gates variant.
of course bill gates wasnt the sole decision maker behind the vaccine patents, but hes the most visible and the most vocal. there were a lot of parts in the scheme but ultimately the decision to keep other countries from producing a generic vaccine was a deliberate choice to maintain a pharmaceutical monopoly which has had incredibly harmful ramifications
Simone Biles saying “Mental health is more important than sports” on the biggest platform she could have possibly done it from is why she’s incredible, actually
Just wanna say I appreciate all the folks who know about gymnastics pointing out that the fact she landed at all, and isn’t paralyzed, maimed or dead, is a miracle, that her superior athleticism saved her, but
You don’t have to be the greatest gymnast who ever lived to say “I’m sorry, but I can’t do this right now.”
You deserve to take care of yourself, that’s what self-care really is. It’s knowing your limits and saying so before you get hurt.
I scrolled past this multiple times but kept going back and re-finding it because of the sublime truth of the face in that last frame.
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Visible mending is a decorative way to fix up an item. Instead of trying to make your mend as invisible as possible, the idea is to make it part of the garment’s design.
Visual mending is not a single technique: it’s more of a mindset. If you’ve got an item you love, it deserves to be mended, and if you’re going to put that love into stitches, why not show them off?
That being said, there are some specific techniques that are popular with visible menders. Let’s take a look!
Sashiko is a type of traditional Japanese embroidery that is used to both decorate and reinforce fabric. In visible mending, sashiko is often used to cover up holes with patches or to reinforce thinning fabric. This technique uses a variation on the running stitch.
Regular embroideryis also a popular technique to accentuate your mends. Check out my embroidery 101 post to learn how to get started. You can embroider patches, or use embroidery to hide or accentuateany stitches you’ve made to fix holes. Embroidery’s also a great way to cover up stains.
There are many ways to add patches to a garment. My tutorial on patches is a good place to start if you want to make custom-shaped patches to sew on top of your fabric. You can also sew your patch on the inside of your garment and have it peek out from beneath the hole you’re trying to fix. Fun ideas for this are lace or superheroes.
Darning is a technique used to repair holes in fabric by using running stitches to weave extra fabric over the hole as to fill it up again. While traditionally darning is done in an invisible way by using the same colour of thread as your fabric, you can also use contrasting colours to accentuate your fix. Check out this written tutorial on darning by TheSpruceCrafts.
Visible mending is a creative way to fix up your clothes and give them some personality at the same time.
You should be proud of the fact that you took the time and learned the necessary skills needed to mend your clothes! Show off what you did!
A fun side effect of wearing these obvious mends is that people will notice them. They’ll remember your fixes the next time they’re faced with a hole in their wardrobe, and it will make them more likely to try it for themselves.
These are just a few ways to visibly mend your garments. Want more inspiration? Check out Pinterestor r/Visiblemending on Reddit.
Goddammit, I am barely awake and now instead of getting ready for work I spent nearly all my morning fixating on the thought how we as fandom have low-key accepted that Sam Vimes is becoming a minor deity and was on that way even before Thud!, with the way he was getting hailed across all continents of the Discworld as the model lawman. That some day he will join the gods on Cor Celestis as a god of law abiding law enforcement, malicious compliance (bordering hard on civil disobedience), unionization and living wage (not even fair pay, because I don’t think he sees the whole capitalist structure of Ankh-Morpork as fair, but the hard-boiled egg makes me think rather of the living minimum wage).
And since Lady Sybil would hardly let her Sam go on for millenia of existence without her, she will become a deity herself, through sheer determination. (After all, it needs only one true believer, and you can’t tell me that there isn’t at least one true believer among the Ankh-Morpork watch, who at least believes that she and Vimes will not be parted even in death). She will be the goddess of networking, healthy relationships and dragons. Why dragons, if the big ones could give gods a run for their money and the small ones don’t have enough intelligence to muster belief? Well, they might not believe in her, but she certainly believes in them to be good boys and behave.
Main media: This character is one of the kindest characters out there. They love their family and friends and they’re loyal to them. They are compassionate towards everyone, and they never abandon someone in need. They are a beacon of hope.
Spinoff or Sequel media: This character is an incompetent or neglectful parent and you should have seen it coming :/
obsessed with the guy who just won gold in windsurfing
Wasn’t there a whole thing in the comics about aang getting offended over some air nomad super fans using the arrow since you have to be a master to get your arrow tattoos? And basically the super fan group was doing a cultural appropriation by having arrow tats? I feel like that was a whole ass thing in the comics.
well i have great news that will ease your mind. air benders aren’t real
queer community gets easier once you accept that society at large is simply not trying to turn us from one kind of queer into another. it will only accept us not being queer at all.
society does not want you to be ace instead of gay or gay instead of bi or nonbinary instead of a trans guy or a trans guy instead of nonbinary. society does not want trans people to medically transition but it also doesn’t want us to be trans without medically transitioning. society does not want nb people to be nb and masc or nb and fem but that does not mean it wants them to be androgynous. society does not want queer people to have kids but it also does not want queer ppl to be happily childless. society does not want marriage (ie monogamy) available to queer people but that does not mean it want us to be polyamorous or non-partnering.
they’re trying to force full conformity. not partial. a gay trans person is not more or less acceptable than a straight trans person. we can shout at each other about “blending in with cishets” or “still having relationships with the ~opposite sex~” as much as we want, but transphobes still hate us both. they do not want either of us to be the other. they only want us to be cishet.
Korra and Asami only held hands because Nickelodeon wouldn’t let them do more. Nick infamously cancelled Korra and put out the rest of season 4 as a webseries only.
Marceline and Princess Bubblegum only kiss in the very final episode because Cartoon Network wouldn’t let them do more. There are a ton of interviews with Pendelton and with the voice actresses where they talk about the CN censorship.
Steven Universe got as far as it did because Rebecca Sugar fought tooth and nail, and risked the show getting cancelled (which it did in many countries, if not heavily censored), because Cartoon Network wouldn’t let her. Ruby was often dubbed over with a male voice, and Pearl/Rose interactions were completely cut.
She-Ra managed to do it largely because it was specifically on Netflix only, and even then, Noelle has said they had to build 4 seasons of storyline very subtly around it so they had enough ammo to convince the execs that Catradora was the only logical conclusion to this show they had already aired. She didn’t just go in on Day 1 and make it gay; she had to plan many years in advance for how to set up her argument. Her argument, y’all.
And now we have The Owl House. Which is an absolutely wonderful show. And it’s so amazing that we actually get to see queer characters get the kind of representation that so many straight characters get. And it’s amazing we get to see the romance build up, instead of just a quick peck in the series finale!
Let’s not forget that in the US, it was illegal for gay people to get married until 2015. Korra aired in 2012. In Texas, it was a punishable felony to even be gay until the mid-90s. No, literally. Just being gay was an arrestable offense here in Texas until 1993. We have come a really long way in 20 years!
But don’t fucking dare disrespect any of these other shows by saying they didn’t try, or that their representation didn’t matter. The Owl House is standing on the shoulders of giants. Lumity is only where it is because Korrasami and Bubbline helped get them there.
I thought they’d at least have enough sense to crawl back under the rock from whence they came. Alas, I overestimated them. Fuck terfs.
Not to mention there’s really something…just so beautifully and terribly ironic about so-called “Women’s Rights Activists” talking to a man, about “would this MAN - who is not even alive anymore, again - want x y and z for his daughter” instead of…you know…what the daughter would want for HER OWN DAMN SELF as a grown ass woman. (Because they now know she doesn’t happen to agree with them and what THEY want)
I legit just replied this to the tweet, they can’t help circling right back to misogyny because they aren’t and never will be feminists.
Cats naturally communicate through posture and body language, and learning to speak their lingo is handy not only for telling when something is wrong, but also for tricking everyone else into thinking your cats are eerily well behaved, when really you’re just discreetly giving them the “whatever you’re about to do, don’t” glare every time it looks like they’re about to Start Shit.