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Decided to split my food & garden posts off to a new account. Follow me over at @mel if you want to keep seeing my experiments with plants & edibles.

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So in the last couple weeks, I signed up to become a Project Gutenberg proofreader. I've started trying to read a newspaper article a day in French to increase my fluency. I am putting together plans for an art blog page. I started reading Rumi. I have started learning a little Scottish Gaelic.

People: So what have you been up to lately?

Me: Uh.... *draws a blank* not much.

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I went to college for Art & Graphic Design. It was the first time I was completely surrounded by other creative oddballs and felt like I belonged somewhere.

A long time passed in the regular world where I didn't feel like that anymore.

Then I found out about Mastodon and this instance in particular.

Even though I don't post art as often as I post randomness, this is the first time in years I've had that feeling again.

Thank you all for being yourselves.


My big pet peeve about using Windows 10 (shuddup, I couldn't force my drivers to stop conflicting in Linux) is that when I click the clock to see the calendar, a sanity-sucking time vortex opens up. After all of eternity has screamed past my tortured soul two or three times, access to this arcane feature is granted, and I can then, in fact, see a calendar.

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Me: time to drink The Caffeine so I can be awake and do homework related things!

Me, after Two Sips of The Caffeine:


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β€œYou don’t have to monetize your joy.”

This needs to be etched into the surface of the moon.

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The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles, also known as the "Hooo you should sell that on Etsy" syndrom (wink
I had a lot of people asking me to sell my foxy stickers on Etsy as well, nope, I prefer to offer them :)

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🎼 Hello ✨ did you know that I just released a third album not five minutes ago?
It's called Hyacinth! It's shorter and more personal one than Alma and Journey and leans more into the electronic/synth vibe^^
The cover art was made by @Mirima (thank you!^^) and you've probably already seen it from when I released "Cold" and "Clouds" :p

As per usual, you can listen to it on
▢️ Bandcamp:
▢️ Soundcloud:

Hope you'll enjoy it!
Cheers Β°Λ–βœ§β—(⁰▿⁰)β—œβœ§Λ–Β°

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Hey y'all, Fedilab is doing a poll about implementing a feature to see if someone blocked you. This is a bad idea and is only good for stalking people, it's private data.

Please vote no on it (this toot is an answer to that vote)
Boosts appreciated

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Humans are born to be artists, scientists, artisans, and philosophers. Children love nothing more than creative expression, learning to understand things, making things with their hands, and asking deep questions.

But society teaches us not to do these things, training us instead to be β€œproductive”. We’re sculpted to fit into a world obsessed with jobs, money, and ownership, and we’re forced to give up the most important parts of ourselves in order to do so – our creativity, and our curiosity.

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My name is peeg
I littol guy
My ear go floop
I know not why
My floof is big
Cause mostly love
But not all floof
Is mostly chub

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Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~ Anne Lamott

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The worst people on the internet are the ones who leave comments on recipes for baked goods telling you they left out half the sugar and it was just as good

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Just gonna leave this here and remind people about the wonderful open source options available.

"Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop"

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What if you're spending all this time being sad because you've been told you need to do something with your life, but you've been giving the wrong measuring instruments?
What if the "you're capable of so much more" is solely someone else's distorted view of you?

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Found something awesome.

'The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones', published 1856, downloadable from :D Awesome artist reference book!

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Mastodon.ART β€” Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want & not just art of all types: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Moderators: @Curator @ChrisTalleras @EmergencyBattle @ScribbleAddict @Adamk678