Sunday, February 26, 2012

"some day my prince will come
some day we'll meet again
and away to his castle we'll go
to be happy forever i know"
- snow white

OR (for cynics like me)

"there is no difference between being rescued
and being captured"
- jane mendelsohn

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

be true!

"be true! be true! be true!  show freely
to the world, if not your worst, yet some
trait whereby the worst may be inferred!"
- nathaniel hawthorne

raven from graphics fairy

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

deep thoughts

collages for my daughter...
my heart and my sunshine

collages of favorite quotes

Monday, February 20, 2012

"why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth
strawberry-and-cream mother-goose-world,
alice-in-wonderland fable,
only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older
and become aware of ourselves as individuals
with a dull responsibility in life?"
-sylvia plath

"you realize, of course, that everything i say is horseshit"
-kurt vonnegut

Thursday, February 16, 2012

i like nonsense

"i like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."

"in my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!"

- dr. seuss

big thanks to the graphics fairy for most all of the clip art used in the collages

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

so many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes,
yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully,
if only you were interested in them

- sylvia plath

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the first thing you notice about New Orleans are the burying grounds - the cemeteries - and they're a cold proposition, one of the best things there are here.  going by, you try to be as quiet as possible, better to let them sleep... ghosts of women and men who have sinned and who've died and are now living in tombs. the past doesn't pass away so quickly here. you could be dead for a long time. 

- bob dylan

Saturday, February 11, 2012

and i know i've got a lot to fear
you'll get me out
oh god just get me out of here
are you astounding us, surrounding us

nobody's daughter
she never was, she never will
be beholden
to anyone she cannot kill
you don't understand how damaged we really are
you don't understand how evil we really are

- from nobody's daughter by hole

Friday, February 10, 2012

blind folk see the fairies
oh better far than we
who miss the shining of their wings
because our eyes are filled with things
we do not wish to see

-rose fyleman

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

99 dreams i have had
in every one a red balloon
it's all over and i'm standing pretty
in this dust that was a city
if i could find a souvenir
just to prove the world was here
and here is a red balloon
i think of you, and let it go
- from 99 red balloons by nena

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the river flows
it flows to the sea
wherever that river goes
that's where i want to be
flow river flow
let your waters wash down
take me from this road
to some other town

- ballad of easy rider

Monday, February 6, 2012

here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment.
there is no why.
- kurt vonnegut

Saturday, February 4, 2012

start screaming

"i want every girl in the world
to pick up a guitar and start

- courtney love

for sophie

little girl vintage photo courtesy of 
The Graphics Fairy

at last

"i can say that i've lived here in honor and danger
but i'm just an animal and cannot explain a life
down this chain of days i wished to stay among my people
relation now means nothing, having chosen so defined
and if death should smell my breathing
as it pass beneath my window
let it lead me trembling, trembling
i own every bell that tolls me"

-"at last" by neko case

(photograph i took in new orleans cemetery- added Florabella textures)


imagination, n. A warehouse of facts, with
poet and liar in joint ownership

-ambrose bierce

(thanks to the Graphics Fairy for the vintage photo of the little girls as well as the zebra stripes!)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012