if you are local, please attend the discussion taking place on
November 12th! the speaker, Alicia Somma, is a fantastic health coach
who will be giving a talk on sugar and how it affects us. can’t hurt to
learn more about your body, can it?
i recently drew claude, the king of beasts, to remind myself how important it is to be two things: wild and free. wild because happiness comes from the most unexpected of places. in moments where i am imprisoned (by thought, responsibility, or obligation), i imagine that the earth rests on an elephant. ..and then i feel a little less burdened, a little more free.
i planned for this illustration to go on a t-shirt, so i started with graphite on drawing paper and then colored it digitally for a cleaner look.
important things to note: jeff mangum shirt worn above is stupidly comfortable, my arms are out at an extremely odd angle. prints of claude are available in my etsy shop, and larger prints/shirts/iPhone skins are in my society6 shop.
things i have been doing: watching the early sky lighten every morning, jumping in leaves, taking walks, going on motorcycle rides (scary/amazing), and testing every pumpkin brew i can get my hands on.
i hope all of you are enjoying autumn as much as i am.
sometimes you have to keep on keepin' on, yeah? new 8"x10" prints are available in my etsy shop. if you'd rather pull this ship over your head and feel the special seas swell up inside you, t-shirts and hoodies are in my society6 shop.
last night i saw jeff mangum perform an acoustic set at Paramount Theatre. i am someone who has spent a large part of my life loving neutral milk hotel, and loving a life that has been influenced by wonderfully creative, seductively interesting pieces of music, writing, and art.
i've internalized the sound of jeff's thoughts and feelings the same way i consume poems by pablo neruda and the prettiness that stems from able hands. the entire set was extremely evocative and honest, and made me wish i could use my voice as an instrument that nudges people the way jeff's voice tugs at me every time i turn around.
awhile back i started my King of Carrot Flowers series, and i am thinking about starting it back up again. two in the series so far, for anyone who isn't already privy:
and here is some audio from the show last night. there is no video, so close your eyes and listen.