i'm Leiah & i am an artist, pixologist, color lover & collector of digital wonders. i love browsing the web and sharing all of the interesting tidbits i find.

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occupiedmuslim:

Living on the shore of Lake Ontario, just east of Toronto, photographer Matt Molloy has daily encounters with brilliant sunsets and cloudscapes that he’s been taking photographs of for over three years. One day he began experimenting with time-lapse sequences by taking hundreds of images as the sun set and the clouds moved through the sky. Molloy then digitally stacked the numerous photos to reveal shifts in color and shape reminiscent of painterly brush strokes that smeared the sky. You can learn more about his “timestack” technique over at Digital Photo Magazine and prints are available here.

my love for these is absolutely infinite

heavyheartedmermaid

"Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside."

wow this made me sad. (via stay-ocean-minded)

well, not the only person (because siblings), but still beautiful.

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Q: …you have a medical condition called synesthesia. What is that?

A: First of all, let’s dispel the connotation behind the phrase “medical condition.” Most artists have it. It’s no big deal.

…when you’re born, your nerve endings are, sort of, all melded together, if you will. And then they prune, right? So all of your sensory nerve endings are kind of connected, as I understand it, and then they sort of prune when you’re, like, 1.

Sometimes some of them stay stuck together, and for a visual and auditorial synesty, it just means that the visual nerve ending and the auditorial nerve ending are still connected. So they send ghost images to each other.

…People with synesthesia, we don’t really notice until someone brings it up and then someone else says, “Well, no, I don’t see colors when I hear music,” and that’s when you realize something’s different.

But if you go up and you look, you’ll realize that most genius mathematicians, they’re synesthetes. If you ask them what their process is, especially people that can add or divide 10-digit numbers, it’s because they see those numbers in colors, or sometimes the sizes will vary. That’s called a grapheme synesthete. That’s one who sees things, sees numbers or characters in a different way.

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"Let’s just get this out of the way right up front, everyone: Don’t tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don’t tell fat women to put down the fork. Don’t tell underweight men to bulk up. Don’t tell women with facial hair to wax, don’t tell uncircumcised men they’re gross, don’t tell muscular women to go easy on the dead-lift, don’t tell dark-skinned women to bleach their vaginas, don’t tell black women to relax their hair, don’t tell flat-chested women to get breast implants, don’t tell “apple-shaped” women what’s “flattering,” don’t tell mothers to hide their stretch marks, and don’t tell people whose toes you don’t approve of not to wear flip-flops. And so on, etc, etc, in every iteration until the mountains crumble to the sea. Basically, just go ahead and CEASE telling other human beings what they “should” and “shouldn’t” do with their bodies unless a) you are their doctor, or b) SOMEBODY GODDAMN ASKED YOU."