painting a female face
That is my problem with life, I just rush through it, like I'm being chased. Even things whose whole point is slowness, like drinking relaxing tea. When I drink relaxing tea I suck it down like I'm in a contest for who can drink relaxing tea the quickest. ~Miranda July
:) I'm a little obsessed with Miranda right now. Do you do that? Do you get obsessed with people? Do you Google them, and watch their films, read their books or follow their blogs with a great passion? Do you daydream about hanging out with them in person, maybe be their very best friend and confidant? I do that, A LOT. I would suck down relaxing tea with Miranda any day! It gets lonely in my studio, all alone. But, I always seem late to the party. Sometimes really late, and sometimes just a hair too late. Sigh. I'm not going to give up, tho. I just need to pay attention.
What I like best is the kind of complicated messed up truth, you know … the one that's so imperfect that you know it's true. ~Miranda July
Revised painting! I had to tone down the red around her mouth.
You Cast a Spell on Me
If you're looking for a replacement to Google reader, which was discontinued back in the summer, check out Feedspot. I have tried bloglovin, and feedly, Old Reader, and and..the list is endless, really. There was always something that I didn't quite like about them..the layout, the colors, or well, something. I like Feedspot!! Finally!! Laaaaa!! It's clean, and easy..it's got a white background, and it's much like Google Reader used to be. I just want a simple place to read my blogs, and I finally found it. Now I can catch up with all I've missed since July. ps: I saw something about if you buy premium or gold membership you won't see ads. I don't see ads because I use Adblock Plus. ;) hint hint shh!
In Your Absence
A painting I did after my mother passed away in 2010.
Revised last week. It's a little more colorful now.
I was heavily inspired by this poem:
like a thread through a needle.
everything i do is stitched with its color.
~ W.S. Merwin
a photo of me painting
I didn't mean for her to look like Frida, but I think she looks like her anyway.
I'm kinda digging this blogging three days a week instead of every day routine. It gives me time to plan out my posts, get some links ready, sit around and think (yes, I enjoy doing that), watch Netflix, and it's a lot less stressful. It also gives me more time to visit YOUR blogs, instead of worrying about getting a blog post started for tomorrow, and I reallllly reallllly like that. Whew.