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.
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.
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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Just scooped up a handful of sidewalk worms on the way home this morning, and deposited them in my garden.
*Mel has gone up a rank in Neighbourhood Weirdo*
Sometimes you just catch an expression on an animal that requires a meme.
Hey, art peeps! Macmillian Publishers' art director is looking for a picture book #illustrator !
“You don’t have to monetize your joy.”
This needs to be etched into the surface of the moon.
The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles, also known as the "Hooo you should sell that on Etsy" syndrom (wink @firstname.lastname@example.org)
I had a lot of people asking me to sell my foxy stickers on Etsy as well, nope, I prefer to offer them :)
🎼 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
Hope you'll enjoy it!
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 “productive”. 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.
What would AI demand if it suddenly attained sentience? To find out, I trained a neural net on 190k petition titles from Change.org https://aiweirdness.com/post/184919085542/this-neural-net-would-like-to-deliver-these
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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lukewarm take but I hate all the "you should be panicking!"/"you should be furious!" political discourse lately
Not everybody feels or expresses emotion the same way... and besides that, it literally does not matter at all what anybody feels about these issues. What matters is what we do!
most of these "calls for emotion" have no concrete suggestions of where we can donate and what we can do in order to actually help!
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