Wednesday, July 25, 2012

time's relentless melt

"to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to 
time's relentless melt."

-susan sontag

Monday, July 23, 2012

to have wings

"the reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings."

-j.m. barrie, the little white bird

hair and bird brushes:

Saturday, July 21, 2012

another kind of light

"darkness as well as light. or do i mean darkness, another kind of light? lucifer would say so, and i have a weakness for
fallen angels."

-jeanette winterson, art and lies

Thursday, July 19, 2012

what a ride

"life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming
"wow! what a ride!"

-hunter s. thompson

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a very mad world

"all around me are familiar faces
worn out places, worn out faces
bright and early for the daily races
going nowhere, going nowhere

their tears are filling up their glasses
no expression, no expression
hide my head i wanna drown my sorrow
no tomorrow, no tomorrow

children waiting for the day they feel good
happy birthday, happy birthday
and i feel the way that every child should
sit and listen, sit and listen

went to school and i was very nervous
no one knew me, no one knew me
hello teacher tell me, what's my lesson?
look right through me, look right through me.

and i find it kind of funny, i find it kind of sad
the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had
i find it hard to tell you, i find it hard to take
when people run in circles its a very, very
mad world, mad world."

-from "mad world" by gary jules

Monday, July 16, 2012

i wish i was the moon tonight

"last night i dreamt i had forgotten my name
'cause i had sold my soul but awoke just the same
i'm so lonely
i wish i was the moon tonight

God blessed me, i'm a free man
with no place free to go
i'm paralyzed and collared-tight
no pills for what i fear

i'm so tired
i wish i was the moon tonight"

-from "i wish i was the moon" by neko case

vintage nude stock:

see/hear neko perform song:

you make my soul blossom

"let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
-marcel proust

for my parents who are and have always been my gardeners

Sunday, July 15, 2012

let me be

"let me be, was all i wanted.
be what i am, no matter how i am."
-henry miller

"the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
-gloria steinem

Saturday, July 14, 2012

self portrait

"listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway."

-robert downey jr.

i was told yesterday that my work was "too dark" and that i should "go work on some more happy, colorful pieces".
i listened
i agreed
and then i got back to creating whatever the F i wanted to

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a queer divine dissatisfaction

"there is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. the world will not have it. it is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. it is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. you do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. you have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. keep the channel open.... no artist is pleased. [there is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. there is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” 

-martha graham

(sheet music used in dress from the graphics fairy)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

one day she'll be her own

"from in the shadow she calls. and in the shadow she finds a way.  and in the shadow she crawls, clutching her faded photograph. my image under her thumb. yes with a message for my heart. 
she's been everybody else's girl.
maybe one day she'll be her own.

-tori amos

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


"how noiseless falls the foot of time."
-william robert spencer

where i live all alone

"inside myself is a place where i live all alone that is where i renew my springs that never dry up."

-pearl s. buck


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

we have only to open up

"Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there."

-henry miller