August 24, 2011

finding magic in the smallest of places

last week i went treasure hunting in New Hope, a small town in PA filled with secrets and bikers. my favorite part about the town is that it is mostly covered in foliage: ivy snakes around homes and sheds, bushes are wildly overgrown, tree roots battle concrete for a place to find peace. everything is feral. my dream is to live in a renovated barn but i'm willing to settle for a home that looks like it grew from the earth.

my killing: one small amethyst ball-and-claw bitters glass bottle (to fill with small stories); 1951 edition of Homer's Iliad; two brass keys; one pewter key.

my makes:

he knew the things that were and the things that would be 
and the things that had been before. -Homer, Iliad


August 5, 2011

for whatever we lose. ..

i'm inspired largely by the written word, and have, as of late, been creating some hand-lettered illustrations with my favorites. this one was influenced by the following e. e. cummings poem: 

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang

so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and

milly befriended a stranded star

whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing

which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and

may came home with a smooth round stone

as small as a world and as large as alone.

for whatever we lose(like a you or a me)

it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
- e. e. cummings

8"x10" prints are available in my etsy and cargoh shops! as always, message me if you'd like a print in an alternate size- i'll pull strings to make you smile.

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