Gabbi Rose Hosts: A personal blog

Personal blog. I am an art major, painter, printmaker, illustrator, for LGBT rights, hoop dancer, ginger, nerdy girl. This is my life as a young artist.
Pro eating disorder awareness and recovery. You will see me occasionally blog about my struggles and life with bulimia nervosa. I also have had struggles with depression, borderline personality disorder, dysthymic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder,and I won't hesitate to be honest about it. Also heterosexual, but homoromantic. You can ask me anything about any of it at any time.


The Red Shoes, painting of a dancer.
India ink, gauche, and charcoal on paper.

By the way, you can buy a print of this now on deviantart. 

Go look at my art blog!


The Red Shoes, panel seven. 

Watercolor, india ink, and guache on paper.

You can view the full series here on tumblr
View the album on Facebook instead if you wish. 

Purchase a print of this particular part of it, individually, on deviantart. 

Find the full series or browse other works in my Etsy shop. 

And of course, don’t forget to follow my art on tumblrand my personal blog for other people’s stuff and my thoughts on life, if you wish.

Please reblog. 

And thanks for stopping by. 

Another piece from my art blog y’all. 

Wow, I just said y’all. 

If you like my blog, seriously, go follow my art. I’ll love you forever. <3 And please, reblog what you like. But never, EVER remove an artists’ comments. 


Watercolor and india ink profile study. 
You can purchase this original here
Or you can purchase prints here instead. 

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Honestly this is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve done. I’m not sure why. It just… is. Something about that far off look of contemplation… a pale face and red lips… yeah. I like it.

I’m doing self promotion today. Go follow my art blog. Or consider purchasing it for yourself. :) That’d be cool too. 


Got this piece of hooper artwork done! Contact me for commissions or check out my etsy for other works and discounts. 
This was from a promotional contest I hosted a little while back. The girl who won has been unbelievably understanding about all the stuff going on in my life and was willing to wait. 
I can feel my creative juices flowing again though. I am planning on making more work today, and the next day, and the next… I am feeling creative again. 

Please reblog!

Another reminder. I am an artist. I will paint you stuff for money. Or you can purchase prints of my stuff instead.

Or you can follow my work for free here on tumblr. 


From an illustration series, “The Red Shoes”, based on a Grimm’s Fairy Tale. At least that’s what my source said. Others have said it was actually Hans Christian Anderson. Either way… good creepy stuff.

Watercolor, india ink, and gauche. 

See the full series of works here on my blog. 

Check me out on Etsy, Facebook, and Behance

Please reblog.

Go follow my art blog! 
You can purchase a print of this beauty here

Going to be uploading more stuff today so check it OUT. 

Asker fatassvegan Asks:
Woops thanks for that!
simplewallflowerthoughts simplewallflowerthoughts Said:

You’re welcome. I mean, Ivanhoe’s is the famous one, but nothing vegan. And they only have one sugar free flavor available at a time. 


People say hey, hey you can open up to me

And then you do after finally getting over just how scary that is, and they’re all like “Actually never mind your negativity is too much for me, please talk to someone else - I’ll still be your friend but not about this”


yeah… relatable. 

I’m never sure what to say in that situation.


There Is Nothing Pretentious About Being a Vegan

A couple of days ago, I received a very angry email from someone in reference to an article I wrote about a restaurant. In the article, I mentioned that I wasn’t a huge fan of eating in pretentious restaurants. I also mentioned that I am a vegan. This did not sit well with the young man who emailed me. “You’re going to make fun of people for being pretentious when you’re a fucking vegan?” he wrote. “Fuck off.”

I went back and looked at the comments on the post in question. He was not alone in his sentiment. 

One commenter, a man named Dante Thompson, told me that I was a “dick” for ordering vegan food. He also called me a “fucking hipster.” 

Another guy named Riley Ulrich wrote, “You are a fucking piece if [sic] shit and you should be fired. Everybody hates you.”

The implication that I am a pretentious eater is odd to me. Above is an image of what I had for lunch today. A slightly miserable-looking faux-meatball sub. For breakfast, I had Doritos. For dinner, I intend to go to Taco Bell. Animal products aside, I eat like a particularly fussy child (or, at the very least, an adult skateboarder).

When I hit my 20s, I started trying to eat a salad or some other such healthy bullshit for at least one meal a day, because that feels like something a grown-up should do. But my heart isn’t in it. In an ideal world, I would eat pretty much nothing but meat and cheese served in or on some kind of gray carbohydrate. 

But we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a world where the best-tasting kind of foods are literally made from death and suffering. 

This is why I don’t eat meat or animal products. Because meat and animal products are a giant fucking bummer. I don’t need to tell you where your meat and dairy come from, because you’ve already seen it. And you know it looks like a fucking miserable nightmare of seared-off beaks, bolts through brains, and twitching corpses on dirty floors.

And we can all agree it’s miserable, right? Regardless of whether or not you consume the end products of the meat and dairy industries, surely we can all admit that mass, industrialized death is not all that nice? There’s a bunch of other stuff I could go into here about greenhouse gases caused by the meat industry, or contaminated water run-off, or meat causing colon cancer. But that would be dishonest, because I didn’t consider any of that stuff when deciding to become a vegan.

I’m not saying that, because I try to avoid hurting animals, I’m somehow more ethical than you. Nobody is ethical. Humans are cancer. Everything would be better off if we were all dead. I’m typing this on a fossil-fuel-powered laptop that contains conflict minerals and was, I assume, manufactured in conditions that look vastly different from the conditions that I am working in right now.

I’m also wearing a shirt that cost $6. I’m not totally sure how it was manufactured, shipped to the US, and sold to me, but I’d imagine someone is getting shit on pretty heavily somewhere along the chain if the whole thing cost $6. And how awful is that? I’m wearing a shirt that probably made multiple humans miserable as it was being created, and almost certainly harmed the planet in a fairly major way, and I don’t even know where it came from or how it was made. There is no way of living in the modern world without doing morally reprehensible things on a daily basis. 

What I’m trying to say is that I am a piece of shit. And so are you. And I don’t care what you eat. You can eat whatever, whenever, and however the fuck you want. As previously discussed, beyond the whole murder thing, I barely even give a shit what I eat. I definitely don’t have time to worry about what you put in your mouth. 


Asker Anonymous Asks:
Where are your favorite places to eat out, or that you find the most accommodating as a vegan? Also, do you find that some times of food/restaurants are easier to find vegan food at?
simplewallflowerthoughts simplewallflowerthoughts Said:


Well my old stand-by is Taco Bell seeing as they can make almost any of their burritos vegan style for you (and it’s so close to my house.) Plus if you cut out the meat and cheese at Taco Bell you’re actually eating pretty decent quality food most of the time, not to mention it’s super cheap.

The only place within probably fifty miles of where I live that serves specific vegan dishes would be Ivanhoe’s in Upland, Indiana. I really like that place; it’s a little hipster-ey but it’s cute, and they have a REALLY good hummus and pita bread plate. Aside from that, if you want a restaurant that caters specifically to vegans in Indiana, you have to go to Indianapolis or Bloomington (or maybe Broadripple or Fort Wayne, I’m not sure.) There used to be a place downtown here called the Blue Bottle that served vegan options, which was SO good, but they closed down.

There are a lot of chain restaurants where you can order food without cheese or meat and you’ve got a vegan meal—some crusts at Domino’s and Pizza Hut are vegan, and they even offer vegan cheese in some places (not here though.) But I’ve found consistently that the places that offer the most vegan options are… pretty much anywhere except American style cuisine restaurants. 

Mexican food places almost always have vegetarian options, and you can just ask for no dairy and you’ve got a vegan plate. Chinese food places are usually really excellent about this as well; you likely can’t get it from a buffet, but if you order Chinese food and you call ahead to check which options are vegan, they have lots of options, and if nothing else they usually have a steamed vegetable plate. Also most sushi places have a vegan option if you ask, so there’s another option. Actually, American cuisine restaurants are usually the only restaurants that I don’t find accommodating. Even most Italian places I’ve been to have a veggie plate. But American cuisine, due to our culture’s obsession with meat, usually have pretty limited options for vegans.

This is going to sound weird but I think you mean Payne’s in Upland Indiana from how you describe it. Ivanhoe’s serves hamburgers, cheese burgers, 100 flavors of ice cream, and 100 kinds of shakes… I’m pretty sure they don’t serve anything vegan. :/

Payne’s does serve a vegetarian chili, and their humus and pita is vegan, I believe, along with a couple of other things.



awww stop it!!

You’re a “apricot”? What? That’s not even grammatically correct o.O I am so confused

I get it now; YOU&#8217;RE A PEACH



awww stop it!!

You’re a “apricot”? What? 
That’s not even grammatically correct o.O I am so confused

I get it now; YOU’RE A PEACH