things in the sea are touching me

Apr 10

okrooart:

Hello to all my new followers!!! Welcome to my tumblr! I have the wonderful Emily Graslie to thank for probably most (if not all,) of you for deciding to follow me.

As I mentioned I would do in an ask I answered yesterday, here is a post showcasing where I am with the children’s book illustrations. The majority of them are still unfinished, but I’m aiming to having them done by the end of this month. Not pictured is the two page spread, because I’m still laying down flat colors on it. I will make a separate post for that because quite frankly it deserves it’s own post!

Edit: I decided to take down some of the pages’ pictures because I realized I want to have some of this book be a surprise for when people buy it! So here’s just a sampling instead of every single page.

Love!


Jan 27
slothsandtrolleys:

Happy Auckland Anniversary Day everyone! Hope you’re spending it well.
We made four litres of ice cream.

AND I’M GOING TO EAT IT ALL

slothsandtrolleys:

Happy Auckland Anniversary Day everyone! Hope you’re spending it well.

We made four litres of ice cream.

AND I’M GOING TO EAT IT ALL

(via eddiemonotone)


Dec 24

That time I made an instructional bike video for my flatmate.


Sep 7

Textures. Nikau palms, peeling papery bark, molten tree trunk.

Taken on Beveridge Track, Waitakere Ranges.


Sep 6

icantwhistle asked: Can you put share buttons under your fabulous posts so I can spread the word via fb, for example? xo kate

I would, if I knew how! Tumblr is pretty new to me. I tried to set it up to post my posts automatically on Facebook but that doesn’t seem to be working.

Update: You can now ‘Like’ my Tumblr posts on Facebook. There should be a little button at the bottom of each post. It should then allow you to comment and this will appear on your Wall.


Sep 4

Aug 19
slothsandtrolleys:

Fuck you environment, we’re mailing something here! For a more detailed (and furious) rundown you can read LJ’s rant about the situation here.

Apparently I was rage-y enough to have a cartoon drawn about me.

slothsandtrolleys:

Fuck you environment, we’re mailing something here! For a more detailed (and furious) rundown you can read LJ’s rant about the situation here.

Apparently I was rage-y enough to have a cartoon drawn about me.


Aug 7
eddiemonotone:

If it sounds like I’m making light of it, I’m not. Two weeks later and it’s still giving her twinges at work (LJ works at a library so there’s lots of picking up and shifting books). Fucking netball.

Because I do so much bare knuckle cage fighting.

eddiemonotone:

If it sounds like I’m making light of it, I’m not. Two weeks later and it’s still giving her twinges at work (LJ works at a library so there’s lots of picking up and shifting books). Fucking netball.

Because I do so much bare knuckle cage fighting.


Aug 6

In case anyone cares, the update on my over-packaged books: Fishpond wrote back saying that my books were from private sellers and it was up to them how they packaged their items to get to me safely. So I have emailed them directly to express my extreme rage (in much politer terms than my original post, and basically the same as my email to Fishpond). We’ll see what they say, I guess.


Jul 30

29 July 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

I have received both my items in this order but I was surprised and appalled at the amount of unnecessary packaging used for these books. One book came inside three postal bags, one of which was a bubble-type bag which would have been sufficient on its own. Similarly the other book was wrapped in a clear plastic, as well as two postal bags (one of which was a bubble bag). I understand that Fishpond may be making an effort to protect items in the post but for both of these items a single bubble bag each would have been enough. The additional packaging was unnecessary and wasteful. Two layers of packaging were trash, they served zero purpose. I’m disappointed that a New Zealand website is so lacking in environmental ethic. Unless this packaging practice changes I’m sorry to say I will have to take my business elsewhere.

Sincerely,
Linda Jane

Because I believe in action and not just ranting about things, this is the message I sent to Fishpond regarding yesterday’s rant. I haven’t censored the company name because I believe they should take responsibility for their actions, and that if others choose not to purchase from them because of this then so be it. Your money is your vote. Do you really want to vote for wasteful and environmentally unfriendly practices?

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