By Katie Vernon


so i was looking up off bug spray ads and i was expecting to see some lady on a lawn chair with a bottle of bug spray but instead i saw


then i came across this gem


and this last one was pure gold


god bless you off bug spray

(Source: missedea)



New GnoteCard™ listed on Etsy! Drew this one up today…so good to be drawing again! 


New GnoteCard™ listed on Etsy! Drew this one up today…so good to be drawing again! 



Some random art from a gallery in the east village #gnomes


Some random art from a gallery in the east village #gnomes

“Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’””

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing):

(via theodoradove)

Anyone who wants to spin a yarn where Steve Rogers doesn’t know that teh gay exists? Come at me, bro.

(via jkthinkythoughts)


|| I Am A Gnome || 2013 || The “reality” is we all see differently and perceive this world of ours in completely unique ways. My reality is the way it is because I’ve constructed it this way. You may see a simple garden gnome and I happen to see a garden gnome who loves nautili and the forrest. His pets can glide through the air like its water, simply because that’s what they do and will always stay near their friend. They don’t care what mortal 3rd dimensional restrictions they “have”, because they knows they are infinite and capable of absolutely anything.

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Everyone, meet Lunultrices polymitario (common name: Mooncream Stitchwing), Lunultrices polymitario, meet everyone.

A gigantic, crepuscular member of the order Lepidoptera, the Mooncream moth is usually sighted flittering heavily through the thick summer dusk, stopping to feed on night-blooming flowers and resting languorously on gnarled trees.

I found this specimen resting on a tree near my apartment last night and was thrilled to find this morning that it had spent the night, allowing me the chance to take considerably better photos of its impressive wings.

This Mooncream moth’s body is made from fur-pieces salvaged from the scraps bin at a fabric store, hot glue, wire and feathers. The wings are hand-embroidered and took approximately 30 episodes of the West Wing to complete (yes, I measure art-time by TV episodes, what of it?).

When I was taking these photos, I fooled a family walking by and some neighbours having breakfast on their porch into thinking it was real, which added to the joy of having finally finished the thing!

this is gorgeous

and i also measure time in tv episodes… 



[Image: A series of photographs of delicate china figurines of women dressed in flouncy, elegant dresses. Each woman is covered in tattoos done in old-school tradition.]



Scottish artist Jessica Harrison created a beautiful new series of exquisitely rendered porcelain figures entitled The Painted Ladies. Each piece depicts an elegant woman with delicate features, dressed in a lovely ball gown, whose skin is covered in traditional tattoos.

The Painted Ladies are part of Harrison’s first solo exhibition, FLASH, currently showing at the Galerie L.J. in Paris through June 24, 2014.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Arrested Motion]

Lydia oh Lydia,
Oh have you seen Lydia?
Lydia the tattooed lady;
She has eyes that men adore so
And a torso
Even more so….

Lydia oh Lydia, 
That encyclopedia
Lydia the queen of tattoo
On her back is the battle of Waterloo
Beside it the wreck of the Hesperus too
Proudly above waves the red white and blue,
You can learn a lot from Lydia!