Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

my sister bought a wedding dress today!

(did i tell you she's getting married?)

it's lovely, and she's lovely in it.

(this isn't my sister - or her dress - but isn't it sweet? via peoniesandpolaroids)

Monday, November 24, 2008

go here. password moustachio.

thanks haley!

Friday, November 21, 2008

You who happened only once:
Remember yourself as you are.

[Brenda Hillman]


This past summer I took a ceramics course. Since then, I am instantly drawn to all things clay. With all the boutique-y shops in my town, I get to check out a lot of great stuff. I guess that's why it didn't occur to me [until now] that people sell pottery online! Now I'm addicted...

Heath Ceramics has a beautiful selection.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

just a thought...

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Lately I've been thinking of this in terms of school and learning. So often we're told to study, do our school work, get good grades. But does this facilitate or impede a desire for learning? In the midst of guidelines, requirements, and grades, is our sense of wonder diluted? Can we recognize the miracle that is in the act of discovery and learning?

If you want us to be knowledgeable, don't force information on us. Rather, give us the longing to learn.

i warn you:

it's sad. but in a beautiful way.

[by shane koyczan]

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"what appeals to you is not a trick, drawing you close in order to harm you."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fly on the Wall

Circular Painting from Fly on the Wall on Vimeo.

"A Fly On The Wall is a stop motion, timelapse, motion control in a circular canvas film made for Discovery Channel in South Africa. The theme was the environment and the artist's responses to it. Numerous street artists, musicians, painters and animators contributed their talent and time for the cause over a non-stop 12 hour period to make the final 2 minute film. the film was conceptualized and directed by Bryan Little of Fly on the Wall"

[via woostercollective]

Leonard Cohen

You'd sing too
if you found yourself
in a place like this
You wouldn't worry about
whether you were as good
as Ray Charles or Edith Piaf
You'd sing

You'd sing
not for yourself
but to make a self
out of the old food
rotting in the astral bowel
and the loveless thud
of your own breathing
You'd become a singer
faster than it takes
to hate a rival's charm
and you'd sing, darling,
you'd sing too.

[painting via insideablackapple]

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What's better,

falling asleep to rain or waking up to snow?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

do a new thing

"So you failed. Alright, you really failed... You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you're still smiling."
-Claire, Elizabethtown

Is there anything that you're scared to do? There's something I'm scared to do, scared to try. I'm scared, because I think that I'll try and fail. fail. FAIL.

I'm starting to realize how stupid that is. how horribly, mind-blowingly stupid that is. because, really, what's so terrible about failing? Sure, it sucks that you didn't succeed. sure. but at least you got to do it. You took the chance and tried. You got to do it.

That's enough of a reason to smile and keep smiling. And, yes, people will wonder --while they're laughing, yelling, mocking-- why you're still smiling. "YOU FAILED," they'll say. "WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE," they'll say. "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE," they'll say. And you'll be privileged enough to be able to reply, "Who am I? I'm the person who got to try this new, delightful, difficult thing. And sure I failed, but I got --and took-- the opportunity to try it out. That's something I can be proud of."

And you will be proud. Because, sure, you failed, but you and your failure are immeasurably better off than those who are too afraid to try in the first place. Unlike them, you got to do that delightful thing, whatever it may be, if just that one time.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Let me just ask...

"What fun is being 'cool' if you can't wear a sombrero?"

[quote via Hobbes; photo via flickr]
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