February Art Attack

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Along with my draw-at-least-once-a-week challenge is the challenge to come up with artworks that celebrate the month of February (no, not Valentine’s). February is Arts Month!

Naturally, the best way to celebrate art is to appreciate various art styles and by creating new artworks!

So, without further ado, here are my artworks for the month of February, year 2015!

Elvish Prince
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Elvish-Prince-515070506

Elvish prince #WIP #artbyshereetampus

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Sirena WIP
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Sirena-Draft-515072824

#Sirena #WIP #artbyshereetampus http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Sirena-Draft-515072824

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Take Me To Summer
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Take-Me-To-Summer-515472068

Take me to #summer ver1 #artbyshereetampus

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Take Me to Summer Ver 2
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Take-me-to-summer-Ver-2-515472792

Take me to #summer ver2 #artbyshereetampus

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Candy Lover
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Candy-Lover-515072819?q=gallery%3Aeffinfabulous%2F32114675&qo=9

Femme Fatale
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Femme-Fatale-515902413

Femme Fatale: A Tribute to Feminine Strength #artbyshereetampus

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Hey Lady
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Hey-Lady-515903440

Hey Lady #artbyshereetampus

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That Look In Her Eyes
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/That-look-in-her-eyes-516180066

Aurora
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Aurora-516384288

Aurora #portrait #sketch #artbyshereetampus

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Hiyas
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Hiyas-516415874

ENFP
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/ENFP-516558754

Kiki Fanart
http://effinfabulous.deviantart.com/art/Kiki-Fanart-516631728

Other than getting busy trying to expand my portfolio, I have also (finally) got around to making an instagran account dedicated to my artworks: artbyeffinfabulous. At the moment, I have only uploaded 24 photos but I will soon work on adding more.

I have also decided to make my Tumblr account more active since my deviantart pieces actually look better through my tumblr’s layout.

Please feel free to check out my two accounts:
artbyeffinfabulous for instagram and
effinfabulous.tumblr.com for my Tumblr.

Also, I’d very much love to hear your feedback about the possibility of opening up an art commission project. I’ll be open to commission artwork according to my art style which you could check here.

If anyone is interested for a commissioned artwork, please email me at artbyeffinfabulous@gmail.com.

I’m a feminist. So what?

Just now, I received a text message from a friend asking me “why do you read this feminist bullshit?”
Since he lived on the other side of the world and we were only messaging, I couldn’t really properly express myself.
Before I could overreact and say something mean, I just took a deep breath before responding with, “because I’m a feminist.”
He argued by asking me why can’t I just be a humanist and an equalist instead, so I responded by stating that I AM A FEMINIST, EQUALIST and a HUMANIST. I do not think those are mutually exclusive. As such, I don’t think being a feminist will make me less of a humanist or less of a supporter of men’s rights.
He then argued that claiming to be a feminist AND a supporter of men’s rights is contradictory because the term “feminist” itself denotes that the movement is exclusive only to the support of women’s rights.
I explained that feminism, by itself, promotes gender equality and gender fairness. Men don’t have to feel ostracized or excluded from the movement since men are just as essential to the women in the fight for equality.
I have tried to give him articles and links to facebook pages such as Everyday Feminism to explain that feminism also supports the LGBTQA community as well as fighting for the rights of marginally oppressed. I also explained that a feminist isn’t any less of an equalist.
He, however, insisted that he has read all there is to know about the topic and he believes it is oppressive to men’s rights.
At this point, I tried to calmly explain that I respect his perspective but I am also firm in my beliefs that feminism is egalitarian. He retorted that several people think it’s “hip” to be considered a feminist but that it’s an unnecessary cause.

Honestly, I can see nothing wrong with being a feminist and believing in an egalitarian perspective. It may sound idealistic, but I personally believe we all have to start somewhere in order for change to come around.
I didn’t just become a feminist overnight.
I had to deal with verbal harassment from total strangers and I have been consistently told to not do certain things simply because I’m born female. I also had to deal with several forms of sexual harassment, so I know – as a female – what it’s like to live in a man’s world. Simply put, it’s not easy supporting for equal rights when the community you have grown up in has long established patriarchal standards on gender roles.

I almost resigned to the belief that the world is simply unfair and that there really isn’t anything females can’t do about it.
Fortunately, I have met several feminists who have introduced the concept of gender fairness and equality. This has given me hope, since not only are these feminists advocates of human rights, they were also comprised of BOTH men and women.

I am afraid there will always be people who will try to argue and prove you wrong, but that is okay. Politics is driven on reason.

I just hope that one day, people become more open-minded enough to entertain new ideas without immediately rejecting them outright

18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Shy And Introverted

Thought Catalog

This… this is my soul song, people. This is my Vietnam.

1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectivelysocial.

2. Atany given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who areyour entire life.You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.

3. Social gatherings that are supposed to be “rites of passage” like prom and dances and other such typical nonsense is just… not for you. You don’t understand it. You want nothing to do with it.

4. When you do choose tograce a party with your presence, you are thelife of it.You’re dancing on the table and doing body shots until 3 a.m.

5. … You then retreat into three days of complete solitude to recover.

6. You go out of your way to avoid people, but when you inevitably have to interact with them, you make it seem like…

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Crispy Quinoa Patties

I love patties! Don’t you?

Crispy Quinoa Patties These simple crispy quinoa patties are so versatile. They're a great meatless option that even meat eaters will love. Play around with your favorite vegetables and spices. Makes great leftovers! Yield: about 20 patties prep time: 30 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR – 2 and 2/3 cups cooked quinoa 4 large eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley 1/2 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup) 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3/4 cup gluten free whole grain breadcrumbs (or regular) 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot and zucchini (1/4 cup each veggie) 1 Tablespoon oil, plus more as needed Directions: Combine the quinoa, eggs, salt, and lemon pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the parsley, onion, cheese, and garlic. Stir in the bread crumbs and chopped carrot/zucchini. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so the crumbs absorb some of the moisture. At this point, you should have a mixture you can easily form into 20 thick patties. You want the mixture moist, so the patties aren't dry tasting. However, you want the mixture to hold together when cooking. You can add more bread crumbs to firm up the mixture, if needed. Alternatively, you can add a couple drops of water to moisten the mixture. *The uncooked quinoa mixture keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a few days. Cover tightly and cook the patties when you have time. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 5-6 patties, cover, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the bottoms are deeply browned. Carefully flip the patties with a spatula and cook the second sides for 5 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the skillet and cool on a large plate while you cook the remaining patties. Add more oil to the skillet if needed between each batch. Serve plain or in a pita, on a salad, on a sandwich, with sliced avocado, with hot sauce on top, etc etc. There are so many ways to enjoy them! Cooked quinoa patties keep well in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer for two months. A quick few seconds in the microwave will warm them back up to enjoy. (Source: sallysbakingaddiction.com)

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Yield: about 20 patties

Prep time: 30 MINUTES total time: 1 HOUR

2 and 2/3 cups cooked quinoa
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup gluten free whole grain breadcrumbs (or regular)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot and zucchini (1/4 cup each veggie)
1 Tablespoon oil, plus more as needed

Directions:

Combine the quinoa, eggs, salt, and lemon pepper in a large bowl.
Stir in the parsley, onion, cheese, and garlic.
Stir in the bread crumbs and chopped carrot/zucchini.
Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so the crumbs absorb some of the moisture.

At this point, you should have a mixture you can easily form into 20 thick patties. You want the mixture moist, so the patties aren’t dry tasting. However, you want the mixture to hold together when cooking. You can add more bread crumbs to firm up the mixture, if needed. Alternatively, you can add a couple drops of water to moisten the mixture. *The uncooked quinoa mixture keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a few days. Cover tightly and cook the patties when you have time.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 5-6 patties, cover, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the bottoms are deeply browned.

Carefully flip the patties with a spatula and cook the second sides for 5 minutes, or until golden.

Remove from the skillet and cool on a large plate while you cook the remaining patties.

Add more oil to the skillet if needed between each batch.

(Source: sallysbakingaddiction.com)

xoxo
Sheree