Members of the Gymnastic Society "Polish Falcon” fencing group. Petersburg, 1907.
OH YOU TWO
okay so normally, i don’t do this kind of thing. i feel like a horrible person even asking, but i’ve seen some of the miracles that happen through tumblr, through you guys being so supportive and kind, so i’m going to try my hardest. because i’m really hoping you can grant my christmas wish this year.
my parents have always struggled with money through the years, but they’ve done the best they could for me, which is all i could ask for. i’ve currently been working two jobs, while attending college, to make school payments and keep myself enrolled. my parents have done what they can, but they have three kids in college right now - me, and my two sisters. so school payments are piling up, and on top of all of the other bills they have, my parents aren’t doing so well. at all.
tonight, my mom sat down with me and had tears in her eyes, because we are $5,000 dollars short on my college payments. which means after this semester, i may have to drop out. even though i’m a senior, and only have one more semester to go to graduate. we can’t get any more loans (i’ve been denied so many times, as have my parents), and $5,000 isn’t easy to come by. here is my student account statement:
i could really, really use your help.
if you could spread this, reblog it, signal boost it, whatever you can, i would deeply, deeply appreciate it. if you could even send over a dollar, fifty cents, anything you could, i will return with anything you’d like; fanfiction, graphics, coding, anything.
this is the only thing i want for christmas, and i know i could take so much stress and unhappiness off my parents shoulders by getting the help that i need - to stay in school, to finish my education, and give back what i’ve been given.
so please. if you could donate to email@example.com through paypal (myah is my real name), or even just signal boost this, i would appreciate it so much. thank you.
Edouard Manet, Eva Gonzalès (detail), 1870
Christopher Eccleston by Chris Floyd, 1999
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)
The Roses of Heliogabalus (Detail)
Oil on canvas, 1888
~ LUST & CHASTITY ~
lifestyles stuff! we were randomly given a vice and a virtue to illustrate as a two big ol’ posters. if anyone wants these as giant 18”x24” prints… well, now they exist and i will probably give them to my mom for christmas. moms like rugby right??
anyway, i like rugby
Shirt, 2012. 60 x 50 cm. Oil on canvas
I dream about having a house by the water and not doing anything, not feeling ambitious, nor having the need to make money.
See the World: Van Gogh Up Close
Kittyhawk, Kill Devil hills 1903
First flight by Wright brothers