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I'm going to try, once a week, to do a post about an artist that I particularly like. This week it's going to be Mirko Hanak, a Czech illustrator and designer who did a lot of book design. He did a lot of wet-on-wet where he dropped a blob of paint into a wet spot on the paper and let it spread out, and then added details; he also did something called "quash" where you load the brush with paint and smoosh it down on the paper to make a shape, with detail added later.
I don't paint like this at all but I love it so much. Here is a pinterest URL for more of his work:
and a Youtube video:
I'm looking for a particular #writing tag, namely one for stories (fiction) that are short enough to fit in a toot. None of the ones I searched - #mastofic, #tootfic - seemed to be particularly busy, but tootfic a bit moreso.
#German words for common striped insect that may sting you:
wasp = Wespe (pl Wespen)
bee = Biene (pl Bienen)
bumblebee = Hummel (pl Hummeln)
Since they got a name with its own root, Hummeln aren't generally considered a subgroup of bees.
For those who dont know, the federated timeline displays all the activity from all the people on other instances who are followed by people on your instance.
It is therefore very good practice to follow as many interesting people from other instances as possible. We are the ropes binding this distributed system together.
Oh! I can share this with you all! While on my walk, I got a chance to watch some ospreys flying around the river, and all of a sudden one stopped, like, mid-air. O_O Just treading water up there. Then it faltered...and just SPIRALED down into the river! Like, wings out, turning like a top, SPLASH! I was Super Worried for a sec, and then it came back up and was fine. Just fishing. STILL SO COOL
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