Tuesday, July 30, 2013

i've seen the meanness

"i've seen the meanness of humans till i don't know why God ain't put out the sun and gone away."

- cormac mccarthy, outer dark

Monday, July 29, 2013

happiness is like a butterfly

"when a small child, i thought that success spelled happiness. 
i was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away"

- anna pavlova

vintage dancer from the graphics fairy

Sunday, July 28, 2013


"it is not my intention to be fulsome, but i confess that i covet your skull."

- arthur conan doyle

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

happily ever after

"and will i tell you that these three lived happily ever after?
i will not, for no one ever does.
but there was happiness. and they did live."

- stephen king

(vintage bird illustration from the graphics fairy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

break free

"some people live in cages with bars built from their own fears and doubts. some people live in cages with bars built from other people's fears and doubts; their parents, their friends, their brothers and sisters, their families. some people live in cages with bars built from the choices others made for them, the circumstances other people imposed upon them.
and some people break free.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

get away

"where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it"

- flannery o'connor

(vintage illustration from the graphics fairy:

Thursday, July 18, 2013

face of a girl

"it is the face of a girl who has seen the world, who realizes that it hates her, and who hates it in return"

-lauren destafano

(rework of older piece with more color)

death of the imagination

"what i fear most, i think, is the death of the imagination."

- sylvia plath

(rework of older piece using color)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

life is but a dream

"row, row, row your boat,
gently down the stream.
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream."

Saturday, July 13, 2013

perfect faith

"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

(vintage bird illustration from the graphics fairy