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Thoroughly expected, no one of interest and hopelessly believing otherwise

Yeah Yeah Yeahs photographed by Dan Martenson for Holiday Magazine

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maps // yeah yeah yeahs

wait, they don’t love you like i love you

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Sophie, the girl, is given a spell and transformed into an old woman. It would be a lie to say that turning young again would mean living happily ever after. I didn’t want to say that. I didn’t want to make it seem like turning old was such a bad thing — the idea was that maybe she’ll have learned something by being old for a while, and, when she is actually old, make a better grandma. Anyway, as Sophie gets older, she gets more pep. And she says what’s on her mind. She is transformed from a shy, mousy little girl to a blunt, honest woman. It’s not a motif you see often, and, especially with an old woman taking up the whole screen, it’s a big theatrical risk. But it’s a delusion that being young means you’re happy.

Hayao Miyazaki, on what attracted him to Howl’s Moving Castle

The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: “The New Yorker” (January 17th, 2005) 

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Here are all 9 pieces from my first thesis project!

At the beginning of the semester, I read folktales from around the world and sought out interesting imagery and characters to develop into 9 full page illustrations. As I made each illustration, I did a ton of research into the clothing, symbols, patterns, and other related imagery from the each story’s culture.

I am fascinated by old stories and how they have been passed down and shaped future stories. I learned a lot from this project, but I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface! There is so much more to these unique cultures, and I’ll continue to draw inspiration from them.

For each individually, and some process sketches see the links below:

The Fisherman and the Gruagach of Tricks (Ireland)

The Giant Who Had no Heart In His Body (Norway)

The Firebird and the Horse of Power (Russia)

Sinbad and the Seven Voyages (Middle East)

The Magic Brocade (China)

Urashima (Japan)

Hats to Disappear With (Korea)

The Search for the Magic Lake ( Ecuador)

Oni and the Great Bird (West Africa, Yoruba Tribe)

All are available as prints on my inprnt!

Thank you everyone for your support over the past year! Here’s to a great 2014!

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Color studies at two in the morning. I think I overdosed on cheap English Breakfast tea again.


Color studies at two in the morning. I think I overdosed on cheap English Breakfast tea again.

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April 14, 2014: Gift, Czeslaw Milosz


Czeslaw Milosz

A day so happy.
Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.

Also by Czeslaw Milosz: Late Ripeness

On this day in:

2013: This Be The Verse, Philip Larkin
2012: We Did Not Make Ourselves, Michael Dickman
2011: Happiness (3), Jean Valentine
2010: When I Think, Jeanne Marie Beaumont
2009: The Poem, Franz Wright
2008: Morning Poem, Robin Becker
2007: Supple Cord, Naomi Shihab Nye
2006: Wish For a Young Wife, Theodore Roethke
2005: The Benjamin Franklin of Monogamy, Jeffrey McDaniel

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