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The things people do not understand when they see someone’s commissions prices; the person doing the work needs to be paid a fair wage for the work they do (and when cost of living/their bills go up, so do the prices they charge). So demanding someone lower their commission prices because you ‘don’t feel you should have to pay that much’ is demeaning the artist and their work. In essence, you are saying that they are not worth the amount they wish to charge and should NOT be paid a fair wage in exchange for all of their experience and effort.

So next time you find that your favorite artist has raised their commission prices, keep in mind that for many artists this as their sole means of income and they charge accordingly so that they can at least try to get by.

And as a side note: MANY artists are underselling themselves because consumers have been taught by big business (and the internet) that they should get something for next to nothing (and sometimes just for free), and that people often forget about the MANY faces behind those cheap and affordable products everyone takes for granted. When you aren’t dealing with a company and are dealing with an individual, the item you want is ALWAYS going to seem like it is vastly overpriced, when in reality, it is actually far under priced for the amount of work/ingenuity/materials/experience/etc that really went into the final product; You are paying for a labor of love, not just an end product.

If you think someone should lower their commission prices then why the hell are you asking them for commission in the first place cos it’s quite clear that you don’t appreciate the artist enough to pay them what they’re asking for.

just wanted to share that a few days ago, a classmate from highschool messaged me on facebook for the first time in years, and was asking me to draw a shirt design for him.

i asked if he wanted to commission me for this, and he asked me back if it can be a “free shirt” (design) because he was just starting out his business.

note that he was asking me to devote myself making something for free for him to make money off of it.

after i declined, he then asked me if i knew friends who might be able to accept the ‘offer’.

i didn’t give him any referrals.

this wasn’t a favor for a friend either (which would be a completely different scenario), this was a person who didn’t even talk to me much when we were still in school.

we get disrespected enough in the art industry locally and honestly i question myself sometimes how much more comfortable and financially stable i would be if i didn’t choose to dedicate so many years of my life to making art- and then i realize, no- art is also important to society as other lines of work are, and the problem here is we are always expected to undersell ourselves.

please remember that each piece of art you pay for helps an actual person pay for things they also need and want.

DeviantART watchers/commissioners be like

WHEN YOU PAY FOR ARTIST SHIT, YOU PAY FOR SUPPLIES AND LABOR AND TIME AND PRODUCT

SO OF COURSE IT’D BE EXPENSIVE.

beemill:

Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It

Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.

Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.

Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.

Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.

“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.

read more: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-issue-apology-racial-profiling-saves-lives-bumper-sticker-lying/

jawnthebaptiste:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 
The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

I didn’t want to reblog this because it’s hard to look at, but people SHOULD see it.
We SHOULD see a father mourning his teenage son.
We SHOULD see how a killing like Mike’s can take a toll on not only a community, but a family.
It’s as easy for young black men to become martyrs as it is for them to become victims. They can never just be humans. 
We can never just be.

jawnthebaptiste:

kingjaffejoffer:

Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 

The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

I didn’t want to reblog this because it’s hard to look at, but people SHOULD see it.

We SHOULD see a father mourning his teenage son.

We SHOULD see how a killing like Mike’s can take a toll on not only a community, but a family.

It’s as easy for young black men to become martyrs as it is for them to become victims. They can never just be humans. 

We can never just be.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown. 

August 30th.

Anonymous;
im sorry to be so dumb but whats going on in pakistan? what are they protesting??

walensi:

walensi:

What’s going on: Protests, basically. It started off as a long march called the Azadi or Freedom march by PTI led by Imran Khan an opposition party in the parliament and the Inqalaab or Revolution march by PAT led by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a non entity in the parliament but someone who can pull crowds to himself. The march went from Lahore to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, where they gave (and are still giving) a dharna, which I think is a sit in in English. These were all peaceful protests and the sit in was peaceful until yesterday, when the protesters started going toward the prime minister house after failed negotiations (and a lot more) and well, they weren’t allowed to go far because the police went in with tear gas, rubber bullets, and also in one instance, actual bullets. This has resulted in about upwards of 200 injuries and 7 people dead, 2 are critical, obviously again these are premature numbers and there’s likely to be a lot more.

Now, WHY: Simply, the march happened because of allegations of rigging in the general election of 2013 that led to Nawaz Sharif, head of the PML-N to come to power. The Lahore Incident, which is linked here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Lahore_clash), read up. Generally, also non responsiveness to valid rigging allegations, and no sign of opening up areas where these allegations exist. A lot more.

This is a very, very basic thing. I skipped military intervention in talks, the sit in was on going for two weeks, a lot more basis for the march, the entry into the Red Zone, more events. You can google and keep up with this and ask me more questions if you’re still confused. This is also an on going situation.

If I messed up something tell me I’ll fix it. Add more to this if you want.

some good sources to keep up with pakistan:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1128786/after-violent-clashes-protesters-surround-parliament

http://tribune.com.pk/

if someone wants to add on more sources that would be great!!! I’ll add more as I find sources that seem unbiased

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kittyhague:

fucking gorgeous

If you’ve never heard this version dear god please press play it will change your life

"Human (Acoustic)," The Killers

thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

BREAKING: The street is completely blocked. There is probably a thousand people here right now. #Ferguson

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • Crowds have blocked intersection in front of police dept.
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thawrah:

thawrah:

i just went on a huge twitter rant…oops

This just started gaining notes hello there