sometimes, but like and if for to, ya feel me?
one of the most wonderful feelings in the world is finding the missing piece that allows and insists moving forward and letting go. a weight is lifted, the anxiety diminishes and the situation seems not only manageable but is no longer a situation. fully let go. there is freedom; summer is once again upon us.
"I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes "Aww!...
Then came spring, the great time of traveling, and everybody in the scattered gang was getting ready to take one trip or another." - Jack Kerouac, On The Road
it's way too cold. make it stop. give me a beach. stay warm by listening to good tunes and workin hard.
spring is soooooo close, i can feel it in my bones! and i just found a great library just steps from my home so all is mostly right in the world.
The beginning of the year is always a little rough. This year, particularly, because I decided to jump and dive deep into freelance - illustration, branding, and strategy (and building/creating whatever I can get my hands on). Resolutions haven't ever been my thing, but this year I decided to draw/create something everyday (most of which you can see at my instagram and tumblr).
This month is a little slow, and due to an unfortunate flood, I'm packing up my things and on the hunt for a different apartment. All this to say, I hope to share some exciting projects with you once I've settled into a new spot and have my studio re-built.
I have high hopes and goals of making this year the year of "doing" and making it the best and most successful year yet.
don't forget: we create our futures.
It's been a hell of a year filled with some of the best and most trying times. Keep moving forward. I took a handful of weeks to get away from the city: collect some thoughts and prepare for the upcoming year. It's going to be a good one so, drink up.
let the holiday's begin!
here's my mama's stuffing recipe, in case you're at a loss.
Stuffing: 6 servings (per loaf)
per loaf of bread (16-20 oz) add:
1/2 C oil*
3 ribs celery
1/4 t rosemary
1 t sage
1 t poultry seasoning
1 t salt
2 shakes cayenne (uhhhh. use your own judgement?)
in oil, sauté above ingredients together, mix with ripped up bread and 3/4 C water.
in 13x9 pan (will fit 1.5-2 recipes) bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
clearly, there's a lot of loose ends and suggested procedures....
*don't forget how tasty butter and duck fat are.
somewhere in the last year i became a believer in love.
1. Snoozer by Monster Rally
3. Tenuousness by Andrew Bird
4. Paz a Ti by Helado Negro
5. I Walked by Sufjan Stevens
6. Dreams Come True Girl by Cass McCombs
7. Brindo by Devendra Banhart
8. Palms by Jana Hunter
9. I want You by Bob Dylan
10. Country Boy by Johnny Cash
11. Thousand Ways by The Tallest Man On Earth
12. Heaven and Hell by William Onyeabor
13. Beyond the Sea by Monster Rally