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Ramblings and artsy nonsense from Lauren

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

This hits pretty close to home View high resolution

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

This hits pretty close to home

So I accumulated a lot of ‘feet’ footage while on my hitchhiking trip, so decided to make a crappy little video out of it! Don’t judge me.

I might post more about my adventures across America- as well as maybe some more videos. For now, though, be sure to watch in HD!

kateordie:

meanwhilestudios:

tally-art:

New Home Is Where The Internet Is!  Tumblr’s 10-page limit is keeping me from posting the whole thing, so head on over to the webcomic to read the rest (plus a blog post with Paris photos and doodles).

I’m going to Strasbourg tomorrow!!!  I’m so excited.  We might take a day trip into Germany and the Black Forest 8-D AHHHHHH.  Back soon, love and hugs~

-Your friend Tally

Tally is not only an AMAZING comic artist but she’s living the dream! I hope my girls grow up and don’t let the constant yet abstract notion of fear dictate how they live in this world. Way to go Tally!! :D

I love this so much! As someone who’s only really started to travel in the last year, I totally get that initial terror. I’ve been pretty fortunate, and made so many friends all over the world. I went to Boston on a whim this weekend and got to spend an evening with comic people I met mostly through twitter - and everyone was wonderful. Yes, I got terrible food poisoning on the way home, but I also got to have barbecue and Manhattans with people who used to be strangers. Travel! It’s good for you.

This is very important to me and I feel it describes perfectly what I have a hard time trying to explain to people who ask or warn me about my travels.

I’ve been on several hitch hiking trips across Europe and America, including one I’m currently on now. Most would agree it’s borderline stupid for a young girl to travel this way, as it’s quite easily the most precarious method- which is true. But it’s a matter of accepting the dangers, being aware of your surroundings and being confident with yourself. Limiting yourself to experiences is damaging- and perhaps i open myself to a severely concentrated manner or experiencing the world, but it’s a decision I make and am happy with. It’s about finding a way to get what you want out of the world, and being fearless about it- being scared makes it easier for others to give you a reason to be scared.

(via ktshy)

jelloapocalypse:

askchubbydiamond:

Please tell me I’m not the only person with this problem.

EVERY TIME

goddamn almighty I’ve finally found a visual for this problem i seem to have literally every time I draw.

I’m not aloooone

(via talvellanukkuja)

Q
hi lauren! your drawing "the witch's son" is really interesting, and it would make a great story. have you ever thought about making it a into something, i mean the idea is brilliant!
from:Anonymous
A

I’ve had endless numbers of people offering to write stories for the picture, and that’s fantastic, because I’m sure other people have more imagination than me about where to take it next. I never had any plan of doing anything with the concept, but since all the attention it’s had, I was considering starting a comic. I have a small backstory in mind, but nothing too detailed just yet. It would depend on how many people were interested in me following it up myself, I suppose.

i don’t draw enough chica’sclothing folds what are they View high resolution

i don’t draw enough chica’s
clothing folds what are they

line practice doodles from lunchbreaks View high resolution

line practice doodles from lunchbreaks

I love this game and I love this motherfucker View high resolution

I love this game and I love this motherfucker

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