bigbeautifulblackgirls:

Susan Ruiter is a Dutch painter whose main paintings are of plus size women or voluptuous ladies. Her inspiration came from another famous painter Fernando Botero.

Her paintings of full figured women capture them in humorous, fun moments and the bright colors, different techniques and high quality materials that she uses makes them stand out.  For the past 20 years, Susan has exhibited her work all over the world as well as made personal appearances growing her brand awareness.

Every single one of her painting is handmade therefore every painting is unique, there is no mass production.

She loves drawing people and her passion for her Art shows in her work. Her classy take on plus size women is inspiring.

Take a look at some of her paintings below.

For more information on Susan Ruiter visit her website atwww.SusanRuiter.NL.

October 15, 1982 - White House Press Briefing →

motherjones:

Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s been any—
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping—
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and he’s had no—(laughter)—no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesn’t have gay plague, is that what you’re saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: Didn’t say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didn’t you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, that’s why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just don’t put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: It’s too late.

Wow. Just wow. 

And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner  (via thatkindofwoman)

sluggoonthestreet:

Walnuts the Pig contemplates the leavings of autumn.

sluggoonthestreet:

Walnuts the Pig contemplates the leavings of autumn.