Friday, September 28, 2012

escape the madness

"writing is a form of therapy; sometimes i wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation."

- graham greene

(vintage texts from the graphics fairy)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

nobody nowhere

"make up room for the night
we got no final line
what fuel for the light?
we'll see when the sun don't shine

fearless, nothing can cease
knowing my part
fearless, nobody nowhere
holding me down

nobody now
nobody now
holding me down"

- "nobody nowhere" by the jezebels

model stock by marcus ranum

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


"whenever i feel blue, i start breathing again."

- l. frank baum

(a photograph i took of the inside of a mausoleum at metairie cemetery in new orleans)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

rattle your jewelry

"for those of you in the cheap seats i'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!"
-john lennon

small collages created in photoshop, using mostly stuff from the graphics fairy ( )along with some of my favorite texts/ quotes.
first time using resin and soldering...pretty challenging but i'm  excited to be learning something completely new.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

i have only myself

“i am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. no one knows me or loves me completely. i have only myself” 

-simone de beauvoir

Saturday, September 15, 2012

raven medicine

"Abundant lore, mythology, and magic surrounds Raven. Raven’s medicine is that of informing us of our inner, more hidden world to which we need to become comfortable in order to experience a change in consciousness. That shadow part of ourselves can be of great help to us if we have the courage to look into it. Raven is comfortable there and offers us the opportunity to discover the personal fears and demons that are keeping us from our awakening and our magic. The black color of the feathers of Raven contains all colors, evoking creativity, not negativity. Raven medicine can help us to really look at the issues that frighten, anger, and thwart us. Doing this can lead to understanding and integration so that the negative energy is magically lifted."

-Zuni animal medicine

check out show-and-tell saturday at:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


"i decided to accept as true my own thinking."

-georgia o'keeffe

created for the 3 Muses weekly challenge: turquoise

(as well as tribute to my favorite artist - always inspired by her work as well as her words)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

just as strange as you

“i used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then i thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways i do. i would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, i hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true i'm here, and 
i'm just as strange as you.” 

-frida kahlo

thanks to the graphics fairy for all the graphics that went into the hats!

Monday, September 10, 2012

leaving out

"once you leave out all the bullshit they teach you in school, life gets really simple."

-george carlin

Thursday, September 6, 2012

you are beautiful

"taught from their infancy that beauty is a woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison."

-mary wollstonecraft

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

my yesterdays

"my yesterdays walk with me.  they keep step, they are the gray faces that peer over my shoulder."

-william g. golding

Sunday, September 2, 2012

now and then

"i am...a mushroom; on whom the dew of heaven drops now and then"

-john ford

mushrooms, tea cup, teapot, bird are from: