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"One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again."

Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist’s block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar)  (via pale-afternoon)

Everyone needs to know ♥

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Said poetically.

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(Source: visualarium.com, via krbee)

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"If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

John Steinbeck, born on this day in 1902, on falling in love in a magnificent letter of advice to his teenage son. (via explore-blog)

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"I, too, have trouble visualizing four dimensions when I’m completely sober."

— Linear algebra professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

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"To be honest, I get an out of body experience whenever I think of empty sets. Anything can happen with them."

— Multivariable calculus professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

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awkwardsituationist:

beneath the waves. photos by sarah lee (similar: mark tipple’s underwater project)

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Five Calculus Haiku

paul4nandez:

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Haiku, they say, must
Be of nature at its source.
Sure: Derivative.

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Concept of Limit:
Get just as close as we please
Except not quite there.

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A curve is continuous
When it’s chock full
Of unapproachable points.

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The closer we look
The less we can tell
If anything’s present.

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Placing infinity
Into a box
Is considered useful.

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(via imathematicus)

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awkwardsituationist:

photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd

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(Source: imathematicus, via mathematica)

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