Happy 75th Birthday Batman! Sorry I don’t have more to give you than a ballpoint sketch, but what do you get the guy who has everything?

Happy 75th Birthday Batman! Sorry I don’t have more to give you than a ballpoint sketch, but what do you get the guy who has everything?

Here’s a handful of lunchtime doodles for you. I’m still trying to shake off this slump I’ve been in for awhile. I feel like I need to fall back in love with drawing. Sketching some of the local Burlesque performers who inspire me seems to have helped.

Here’s a handful of lunchtime doodles for you. I’m still trying to shake off this slump I’ve been in for awhile. I feel like I need to fall back in love with drawing. Sketching some of the local Burlesque performers who inspire me seems to have helped.

dendroica:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
(via xkcd: Free Speech)

dendroica:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

(via thegeneha)

clientsfromhell:

I was hired by a religious group to do an illustration for their printed brochure.  They loved it, and I sent them an invoice. Two months later I hadn’t been paid. 

I called them, and their manager said they had prayed to God about my invoice, and He told them to use the money for their cause instead.

I waited a few minutes and called him back. I told him that I had prayed to God about it, and He said they should pay me. 

They sent me a check.

(via vulvanity)

asker

bassoonerthebetter asked: Hi Amanda, what is marriage? How does one know when one is ready to be in a marriage?

amandapalmer:

I don’t know. I know that I got married after only being with someone for a year, and it was looked on with suspicion by some, but so far, it’s lasted, because me and the Other Person are pretty committed to Making it Work.

I’ll tell you a story that I think I just deleted from my book that may help.

anthony said this to me once.

after you get married, there eventually comes a night when you can’t sleep and you find yourself awake in bed, next to your partner, looking at their sleeping, snoring, human face in excruciating detail, thinking

HOLY FUCK, WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I DONE, WHO IS THIS STRANGER I’VE COMMITTED MY WHOLE FUCKING LIFE TO

and that is the moment


your marriage actually begins.

mattahan:

Cannot be stressed enough.

(via hamsterrage)

Okay, let’s mix it up and talk about this Gary Oldman thing, because I have problems both with the posts condemning him and celebrating him. First, all of these quotes were out of context, and context and tone account for a lot. You can pick random quotes out of any conversation you or I have had and we’d all wind up getting fired or evicted. The Playboy Interview is one of the last forums for candid, in-depth interviews in print, but it’s going to die a quick death once subjects realize that people are going to cherry pick the things that sound the worst out of context and tweet them out to make everyone crazy. Second, while I agree that political correctness is lame, and is borne of hypocracy, if you break down those comments (which, again, are out of context) basically what we have is an old, white millionaire saying it’s a total bummer that other old white millionaires can’t call people things like nigger, fag or cunt without everyone giving them a hard time. Are old white millionaires not given enough slack in this world? And all the posts I see about how awesome his comments are, sorry to say, are from white dudes. I never see any black people saying “yeah, let’s not get so bent out of shape every time someone says the N word!” or women posting “Hey fellas, call me on it if I’m being a useless cunt. Don’t be shy!” There’s a difference between political correctness, which is lame, and having basic human respect for other people, especially those who look different from you. So, I guess like a lot of subjects, I’m cursed to see both sides of it. I dunno. What do you guys take from the whole thing?

drsketchy:

Today’s model at the Chicago Dr. Sketchy’s was none other than the brilliant Po’Chop.  I’m sure I’ll have more photos later this week as her entire session was fantastic!  
Chicago - Melissa Sue Stanley

drsketchy:

Today’s model at the Chicago Dr. Sketchy’s was none other than the brilliant Po’Chop.  I’m sure I’ll have more photos later this week as her entire session was fantastic!  

Chicago - Melissa Sue Stanley

drsketchy:

Dr. Sketchy’s Chicago!  
This month we had the high-flying Katie Darling doing unbelievable quick poses on the aerial silks.  Because they were quick poses, it was difficult to capture just how spectacular it was - so the above photo shows the sketch I did in the moment (left) and then a drawing I did later in the day from memory (right).  Melissa Sue StanleyChicago, ILwww.melissasuestanley.net

From last month’s session.

drsketchy:

Dr. Sketchy’s Chicago!  

This month we had the high-flying Katie Darling doing unbelievable quick poses on the aerial silks.  Because they were quick poses, it was difficult to capture just how spectacular it was - so the above photo shows the sketch I did in the moment (left) and then a drawing I did later in the day from memory (right).  

Melissa Sue Stanley
Chicago, IL
www.melissasuestanley.net


From last month’s session.

itspochop:

As I was uploading this badass poster, I realized that I have done figure modeling all over the US.  From Florida to Kansas City to South Carolina to St. Louis but never here in Chicago.  So needless to say, I fucking feeling the fact that I’ll be making my Chicago debut as a figure model for the Chicago chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s this month on the 22nd. 
And also just to reiterate, this poster made me squeal with joy, which is something I just. don’t. do. 
[Check out the FB event page for all the deets]

My latest Dr. Sketchy’s Chicago event that hosting later this month. You seriously don’t want to miss this, friends. BTW, I was proud of this poster when I finished it, but seeing how much Po’Chop loves it makes me incredibly happy.

itspochop:

As I was uploading this badass poster, I realized that I have done figure modeling all over the US.  From Florida to Kansas City to South Carolina to St. Louis but never here in Chicago.  So needless to say, I fucking feeling the fact that I’ll be making my Chicago debut as a figure model for the Chicago chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s this month on the 22nd. 

And also just to reiterate, this poster made me squeal with joy, which is something I just. don’t. do. 

[Check out the FB event page for all the deets]

My latest Dr. Sketchy’s Chicago event that hosting later this month. You seriously don’t want to miss this, friends. BTW, I was proud of this poster when I finished it, but seeing how much Po’Chop loves it makes me incredibly happy.