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Harddrive Failure+ Commissions?

cat-bat:

Hey guys! 

So for the past week and a half, my computer-genius dad has been trying to fix up my harddrive but it’s looking very, VERY grim. This is physical damage to the harddrive. An actual crack (Pepe got knocked off a table. sigh.)
I’ve been crying in a ball for the past half hour because I may have just lost hundreds of hours of art, music, and writing as well has hundreds of dollars worth of applications and things I’ve commissioned from other people. Not to mention several digital commissions I have been working on for others.
That being said, I was considering opening up traditional commissions to try to buffer the cost, invest in a new harddrive, and maybe even attempt a professional recovery. They would be sketched, inked, and scanned. Possibly colored and shipped depending on the donated ammount.
Price-wise, I was thinking about doing them on a donation basis. The more donated, the more detail/color/possible shipping, and it would be Paypal only (Paypal email: catbatstudios@gmail.com
 
I will do at least a sketch for any amount $1+, and inks for any amount $5+.

Would anyone be interested in these? Drop a reply if it’s something you’d be interested in.
A few samples:
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For those who don’t already follow it, my artblog is http://catbatcd.tumblr.com/

EDIT: Even if you can’t donate, signal boosting would be super appreciated!
EDIT-EDIT: Also, totally not above NSFW commissions either… » I have no shame…

My dear friend Catherine is going through a harddrive crisis. Her work is fantastic, and you should all totes commission something from her! Also, signal boost!

silvarbelle:

villenoire:

ndcpalmer:

some-bitch-just:

nemomeimpune-lacessit:

The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies 
The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.
 Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
http://thenuproject.com/

this is gorgeous. 

perfect

Beautiful.

I looked through the galleries and I’m amazed at how beautiful and perfect these women are.  =D
What I like about Nu Project’s FAQ is that they say, right up front, that they don’t have ENOUGH diversity and would love to have transgender women, women of color, women of ALL TYPES - but the women have to want to do this because it’s 100% volunteer.
What I’m hoping is we’ll see a male version of this because there ARE MEN who think they’re not good enough because of how they look.
No one should ever be made to think they’re not good enough simply because of how they look.
Zoom Info
silvarbelle:

villenoire:

ndcpalmer:

some-bitch-just:

nemomeimpune-lacessit:

The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies 
The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.
 Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
http://thenuproject.com/

this is gorgeous. 

perfect

Beautiful.

I looked through the galleries and I’m amazed at how beautiful and perfect these women are.  =D
What I like about Nu Project’s FAQ is that they say, right up front, that they don’t have ENOUGH diversity and would love to have transgender women, women of color, women of ALL TYPES - but the women have to want to do this because it’s 100% volunteer.
What I’m hoping is we’ll see a male version of this because there ARE MEN who think they’re not good enough because of how they look.
No one should ever be made to think they’re not good enough simply because of how they look.
Zoom Info
silvarbelle:

villenoire:

ndcpalmer:

some-bitch-just:

nemomeimpune-lacessit:

The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies 
The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.
 Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”
http://thenuproject.com/

this is gorgeous. 

perfect

Beautiful.

I looked through the galleries and I’m amazed at how beautiful and perfect these women are.  =D
What I like about Nu Project’s FAQ is that they say, right up front, that they don’t have ENOUGH diversity and would love to have transgender women, women of color, women of ALL TYPES - but the women have to want to do this because it’s 100% volunteer.
What I’m hoping is we’ll see a male version of this because there ARE MEN who think they’re not good enough because of how they look.
No one should ever be made to think they’re not good enough simply because of how they look.
Zoom Info

silvarbelle:

villenoire:

ndcpalmer:

some-bitch-just:

nemomeimpune-lacessit:

The Nu Project’s Nude Photos Tell The Truth About Women’s Bodies

The Nu Project is a no-glamor honest look at beauty and image in our world.

Female nudity isn’t hard to come by in the media, but the bodies we see usually represent a fairly limited scope of sizes and shapes. The Nu Project, a collection of nude photographs shot by Minneapolis photographer Matt Blum, seeks to add some variety to the mix. Blum started The Nu Project in 2005 but said it really took off when his wife, Katy Kessler, became the project’s editor. Blum sees the photos as filling a void. “When I started shooting nudes there was no project like it,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. The things that I had seen either used models with typical model bodies or average people who were made to look extremely unimpressive. I figured there was a way to treat women (of any size/shape) like models and photograph them beautifully, respectfully without a lot of sexual under or overtones. The women photographed are all volunteers, and most of the pictures are taken in the subjects’ homes — where they feel most comfortable. The Nu Project’s website showcases six galleries of nudes, three shot in North America, three in South America. Although Blum told HuffPost that he feels that they have a “good variety of people involved,” he and Kessler acknowledge on The Nu Project website that they’d love for the subjects to be more diverse. “The hardest part for us is that the project is 100 percent volunteer, so I do not see the women until I show up at their door,” Blum writes on the website. “We’re doing our best to encourage all types of women, but we need volunteers of all backgrounds and walks of life to make the project more complete.” Blum said he ultimately hopes that these images inspire the women who see them to feel better about their own bodies. “It’s been really exciting to hear people react to the images,” he told HuffPost. “We get a lot of feedback from women (especially) who have struggled to see themselves as beautiful, and this project has helped them on that path.”

http://thenuproject.com/

this is gorgeous. 

perfect

Beautiful.

I looked through the galleries and I’m amazed at how beautiful and perfect these women are.  =D

What I like about Nu Project’s FAQ is that they say, right up front, that they don’t have ENOUGH diversity and would love to have transgender women, women of color, women of ALL TYPES - but the women have to want to do this because it’s 100% volunteer.

What I’m hoping is we’ll see a male version of this because there ARE MEN who think they’re not good enough because of how they look.

No one should ever be made to think they’re not good enough simply because of how they look.

angrybook4:

sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who doesn’t get weddings

it’s like ‘hey so we both agree that spending the rest of our lives together would be rad’

‘you know what would make it even radder?’

‘no, what?’

‘let’s send ourselves and our families broke by throwing a stonking great fairytale party like hugely irresponsible children’

‘cool’

Good thing I just plan to throw a big extended family reunion at a park with a potluck lunch. If I wasn’t my mother’s only daughter, I’d make my wedding dress out of tshirts, but she really wants to take me shopping for one.

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