Aug 20 2014
Hi Res
feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)
We are Artists, We are many
Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.
The Wall
When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)
Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more
When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.
Support your friends, Support those who care
I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.
( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

feathers-ruffled:

feathers-ruffled:

Ok so I’ve been quiet about this for some time now, and I thought I should break that silence and make this public. (Hey other people are posting art PSA’s, this ain’t new)

We are Artists, We are many

Being a artist on Tumblr alone isnt easy. There are millions of other people  doing the exact same thing you’re doing. Amongst all of them you can be overlooked so easily. Now I am familiar with all those PSAs about not worrying about being popular and loving your own art. Thats all well and good, no ones debating that. But we artist want to share our art with the world. We want to show everyone what we can do.

The Wall

When we receive praise and love for our work, thats the best feeling in the world for us. We all have friends, fellow artists or not, that support us. But here on Tumblr, your art might not get pushed out into the crowd. For myself as an example, I get a 1 reblog for every 10 likes on something. And this is only including when I originally post it. When art post is liked, no one else sees it. Likes stay hidden and don’t appear on others dashes. (And yes, some blog themes do show likes, this I am aware)

Likes are good, but Reblogs do a lot more

When someone reblogs your art, a whole new set of people get to see it. Most of them are people who have never seen your stuff before. For example, whenever Carbines Official WIldstar Tumblr reblogs my Wildstar art, I get bombarded with likes, reblogs even follows! But before that, when I post it in the first place, not much happens. Dont get me wrong, I’m grateful I get anything, but feedback and notoriety is what keeps an artist like me going, and many others as well. Now I may understand that sometimes something someone draws isn’t your cup of tea, that’s alright! But even if you show a little interest, a reblog does a world of difference.

Support your friends, Support those who care

I know this is all sounding a little preachy, but it’s something I needed to get off my chest. There are no complaints, there are no orders, just a call out from all us artists. From the big and professional, to the small and unseen. We all want to share our art with the world, and it can all begin with a reblog.

( I dont think I need to say that everyone should reblog this, it goes without saying no?)

reblogging for  awareness

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Aug 20 2014

Capital City Black Film Festival Starting Tomorrow!!

Capital City Black Film Festival Starting Tomorrow!!

Capital City Black Film Festival is Back in Austin for
              Another Successful Showing August 21-23, 2014

CCBFF 2 10454984_701305906601386_7972949519682294150_oCapital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is back after a
tremendous inaugural year in September 2013.

In 2013, CCBFF kicked off its inaugural year with screen two days of independent films expressing the African American experience. Now, the 2014 festival is staged to be an even…

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Aug 20 2014
Hi Res
MBC welcomes Judy Maggio, former KEYE News Anchor! #judymaggio, #news #newsanchor #humorousstories #stories #longtimeanchor #charliestrongstalker #mavisstaplesfan #wednesdaymorningnetworking #coffee

MBC welcomes Judy Maggio, former KEYE News Anchor! #judymaggio, #news #newsanchor #humorousstories #stories #longtimeanchor #charliestrongstalker #mavisstaplesfan #wednesdaymorningnetworking #coffee

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Aug 19 2014

Sunni Soper~ For Public Consumption

Sunni Soper~ For Public Consumption

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Sunni Soper – For Public Consumption – Debut Album Release Party

August 28 – 8 p.m.

Neo Soul Lounge at Mr. Catfish and More – 1144 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas

Sunni Soper is a poet and music advocate based in Austin, TX. Her pieces have aired on KAZI 88.7 FM, KOOP 91.7 FM and Syren Entertainment’s internet station. At the 2014 Austin Hip Hop Awards, she was pulled from the audience for an…

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Tags: Album Release Party Neo Soul Lounge Shametra McGregor Sunni Soper Ujima Magazine
Aug 18 2014
Hi Res
Check out Tramekia Charleston aka Loyal’Tee Speaks latest story on Ujimamagazine.com. It will make you think.

Check out Tramekia Charleston aka Loyal’Tee Speaks latest story on Ujimamagazine.com. It will make you think.

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Aug 18 2014

Issues of National Importance… Loyal’Tee Speaks

Issues of National Importance… Loyal’Tee Speaks

Why is it so hard for Our Young Black Men to get “it”?
Why is it that they’re more focused on becoming a rapper or pro basketball player rather than going to school to further their education and becoming more than the expected?

I believe that social media, society and their environment play a big role in their decision making. Yes I know I can’t blame just those few reasons, because their…

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Aug 17 2014

tumblrbot said: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU ARE IN A BAD MOOD?

A good laugh and my dogs.

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Aug 15 2014
Hi Res
Friday Flower Garden #pencil #watercolorpencils #yearofart #fun #relaxation

Friday Flower Garden #pencil #watercolorpencils #yearofart #fun #relaxation

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Aug 14 2014
Hi Res
queen-pharaoh:

Repost from @artinabandon from today’s March in #NOLA #FromFergesonToNOLA #EndPoliceBrutality #DontShoot #HandsUp #MikeBrown

queen-pharaoh:

Repost from @artinabandon from today’s March in #NOLA #FromFergesonToNOLA #EndPoliceBrutality #DontShoot #HandsUp #MikeBrown

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Aug 14 2014

transposedsouls:

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.

After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.

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