Jejune Stardust
“Painting has nothing to do with thinking, because in painting thinking is painting.” - Gerhard Richter
Jejune Stardust
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Quote of the week (14. - 21.7.)
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shinimegami:

shinimegami:

For those of you in the Toledo, OH area who are still unaware, a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Kasich due to unsafe Microcystin toxins in the water supply. 
Surrounding areas that also get their water from Lake Erie are also effected. Do not consume, cook, or brush your teeth with this water. It is also not safe to give to pets.
DO NOT BOIL YOUR WATER. BOILING WATER ACTUALLY MAKES THE TOXINS WORSE INSTEAD OF GETTING RID OF THEM. 
The current levels still make showering and bathing safe for a normal, healthy adult, but it’s advised that you shouldn’t do any laundry until the all clear is given.


What is a microcystin?
Algal blooms, often caused by the addition of nutrients to a water body, are made up of cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae. Some cyanobacteria can produce toxins, called cyanotoxins. Although many blooms contain non-toxic species of cyanobacteria, lab tests are needed to determine whether a bloom is toxic or nontoxic. Some cyanotoxins can be toxic for humans, animals and plants. The health effects include nausea, vomiting, fever, rashes, and eye and ear irritation.



Most stores in the area at this point are out of bottled water but there is a list of places that will be offering drinkable, safe water for free over the course of the day. 
Currently two samples of the water that tests positive are being sent to Cincinnati for further testing by the EPA. It will probably be hours before any more information is available on the status of those samples.
PLEASE BE SAFE. DO NOT COOK WITH THIS WATER. DO NOT DRINK IT. DO NOT GIVE IT TO PETS. 
Please stay safe.


UPDATE: 
We’re now being told that it is safe to do laundry, but it is still unsafe to cook with, brush your teeth with, or just generally drink the water. It’s also probably not a good idea to wash any dishes with the water. There are still places offering generally cheap or even free drinkable water listed in the link above, but most places need you to bring your own container so please be aware of that.
Stay safe, be careful, and hopefully we can get past this.
shinimegami:

shinimegami:

For those of you in the Toledo, OH area who are still unaware, a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Kasich due to unsafe Microcystin toxins in the water supply. 
Surrounding areas that also get their water from Lake Erie are also effected. Do not consume, cook, or brush your teeth with this water. It is also not safe to give to pets.
DO NOT BOIL YOUR WATER. BOILING WATER ACTUALLY MAKES THE TOXINS WORSE INSTEAD OF GETTING RID OF THEM. 
The current levels still make showering and bathing safe for a normal, healthy adult, but it’s advised that you shouldn’t do any laundry until the all clear is given.


What is a microcystin?
Algal blooms, often caused by the addition of nutrients to a water body, are made up of cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae. Some cyanobacteria can produce toxins, called cyanotoxins. Although many blooms contain non-toxic species of cyanobacteria, lab tests are needed to determine whether a bloom is toxic or nontoxic. Some cyanotoxins can be toxic for humans, animals and plants. The health effects include nausea, vomiting, fever, rashes, and eye and ear irritation.



Most stores in the area at this point are out of bottled water but there is a list of places that will be offering drinkable, safe water for free over the course of the day. 
Currently two samples of the water that tests positive are being sent to Cincinnati for further testing by the EPA. It will probably be hours before any more information is available on the status of those samples.
PLEASE BE SAFE. DO NOT COOK WITH THIS WATER. DO NOT DRINK IT. DO NOT GIVE IT TO PETS. 
Please stay safe.


UPDATE: 
We’re now being told that it is safe to do laundry, but it is still unsafe to cook with, brush your teeth with, or just generally drink the water. It’s also probably not a good idea to wash any dishes with the water. There are still places offering generally cheap or even free drinkable water listed in the link above, but most places need you to bring your own container so please be aware of that.
Stay safe, be careful, and hopefully we can get past this.
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frommoon2moon:

The anatomy of a flower
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cosascool:

FEAR by Ryan Everson
cosascool:

FEAR by Ryan Everson
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
darksilenceinsuburbia:

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Gautier’s Dream
2013
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oxane:

What I Want to Do by Jiro Ban
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wocinsolidarity:


Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters
Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 
Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:
88% of the books on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were about white protagonists
93% of the authors on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were white authors
85% of the books on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were about white protagonists 
90% of the authors on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were white authors
91% of the authors on the 2013 New York Times’s Bestseller Lists for YA and Children’s Lit were white authors. 
According to the 2012 Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.3% of books were about African-American protagonists; only 2.1% were about Asian and Pacific Islander protagonists; only 1.5% were about Latinx protagonists; and only 0.6% were about Native American protagonists. That means over 90% of children’s books surveyed were about white protagonists.
#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS
Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 
wocinsolidarity:


Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters
Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 
Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:
88% of the books on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were about white protagonists
93% of the authors on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were white authors
85% of the books on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were about white protagonists 
90% of the authors on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were white authors
91% of the authors on the 2013 New York Times’s Bestseller Lists for YA and Children’s Lit were white authors. 
According to the 2012 Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.3% of books were about African-American protagonists; only 2.1% were about Asian and Pacific Islander protagonists; only 1.5% were about Latinx protagonists; and only 0.6% were about Native American protagonists. That means over 90% of children’s books surveyed were about white protagonists.
#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS
Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 
wocinsolidarity:


Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters
Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 
Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:
88% of the books on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were about white protagonists
93% of the authors on the 2013 Publisher’s Weekly YA Bestsellers were white authors
85% of the books on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were about white protagonists 
90% of the authors on the 2014 Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults list were white authors
91% of the authors on the 2013 New York Times’s Bestseller Lists for YA and Children’s Lit were white authors. 
According to the 2012 Cooperative Children’s Book Center, only 3.3% of books were about African-American protagonists; only 2.1% were about Asian and Pacific Islander protagonists; only 1.5% were about Latinx protagonists; and only 0.6% were about Native American protagonists. That means over 90% of children’s books surveyed were about white protagonists.
#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS
Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Florent Tanet. A Colorful Winter.

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