11.08.2011

Religious Experience





Holy beautiful tantric pre-modern rajasthani paintings! Found these here, and read about them here. These gem's were created for meditating on the dance of life, the destruction and creation of the universe, the melding of dualities. More on this later, skype date with Estelle now!

10.08.2011

Mm. Hmm.




The talented creator of Miss Moss combined vibrant paintings with a collection from Kenzo and they're so well matched, not to mention original and beautiful.

9.26.2011

9.20.2011

Yes.

Billions of galaxies. Hundreds of billions of stars. Trillions of planets!!! How many are earth-like? This image makes everything around me feel alive. Liam (who randomly googled images from Hubble this morning) said, 'I want to touch it'. A conversation with roommates the other night about aliens from outer space coming to colonize Earth made me think 'we're aliens, we're in outer space and we colonized Earth'. Anyway, how beautiful is this universe?

9.18.2011

September



Summer weather left over night. I already miss wearing shorts and eating coconut popsicles. On the bright side, I did have my first mulled cider craving of the season. I worked too much all summer and I'm still working too much. Hopefully things will ripen up again when my travel itch gets scratched this spring.

8.02.2011

Ireland

My boyfriend Liam took this while in Ireland. It sits in the window of a farmhouse.

Grady McFerrin


Album art by Grady McFerrin.

7.23.2011

Summer

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We went to a lake in New Hampshire last weekend. Found a deserted rope swing.

7.21.2011

Juliane Eirich



Been digging her photos lately. And my sweet sister just bought me this camera which I'm excited about. Haven't had a polaroid in years! Now all I need is film....

7.18.2011

Anne Kipling

"The phenomenon of the moment is for me so incredible that it just takes over everything."-Kipling
She looks at things as much as possible without a preconceived idea of what these things look like. When she draws, the experience is always a discovery. When I look at her drawings, I feel the communion of energy between Kipling and her subject and the pulse of seemingly static environments.

7.09.2011

Art Meets Fashion



Just found the Jcrew tumblr through this lovely blog. This spread is so inspiring, especially because I just got a new toy (Brother CS-6000i).

7.05.2011

In a strange room

more from the black book

"He has always had a dread of crossing borders, he doesn't like to leave what's known and safe for the blank space beyond in which anything can happen. Everything at times of transition takes on a symbolic weight, and power. But this too is why he travels. The world you're moving through flows into another one inside, nothing stays divided anymore, this stands for that, weather for mood, landscape for feeling, for every object there is a corresponding inner gesture, everything turns into metaphor. The border is a line on a map, but also drawn inside himself somewhere." -In a Strange Room, Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room is one of the most potent and emotionally fraught books I've ever read. After I finished I considered burning it because the stories left a dull dreadful loneliness in my mind. It's always funny to me how a certain order of words can evoke emotions that I've only ever felt while alone in the world, or never felt before at all. When this happens, when we are filled with the emotional details of a life we've never lived, we can all thank the mirroring part of our brains which allows reading to be a transference of experience.

7.01.2011

The Charles River



My boyfriend and I finally took a ride along the Charles River with a canoe that our roommate found on the side of the road in Cambridge. We took it along a stretch of the river in Waltham and found a little piece of heaven amid the concrete jungle.

Annual Reports

BATTISTE GOOD'S CYCLES
OH-HE-I-QUE, KIVA OF THE EAST
ZUNI SAND ALTAR IN KIVA OF THE NORTH
THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN: CUSTER'S DEAD CAVALRY

I found these prints at a little local bookstore in Eureka, Ca. They were all printed around 1885 for the Bureau of Ethnology. I love that back then official reports were illustrations of tragic events or interesting rituals. And...how cool are the colors, shapes, and composition of these prints? I love them all.

6.29.2011

Sand Patterns


I forget where I snagged these from but I love the natural patterns created by water over sand. I usually overlook nature's patterns, but finding these images made me write a mental note to Pay Attention! Even if these two images are only paintings (I don't remember if they're paintings or photographs), I still want to go to Plum Island and watch the sand as the tide goes out.

Color Studies




All of these were done by the artist duo at Impactist. What pretty color combinations and patterns with only paper and string!

6.20.2011

Christian Lacroix


This makes me want to get out my books, magazines, markers, scrap cloth and scissors.

6.13.2011

Luke Irwin


Gorgeous patterns, beautiful rugs.

5.26.2011

Urban sketchers

Ch'ng Kian Kiean
Veronica Lawlor

Sometimes I like to check out urbansketchers for inspiration to draw my surroundings. I like the styles of these two artists. The line work captures mood, movement and mystery enough to look twice.