Start with Yes print. Lovely.
(Did you know I have an entire blog category titled Deecorate your Walls?)
“For the world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
“The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas. It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down…sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray. At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing. But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.”
– Terence McKenna
Thank you for visiting my little garden on the internet. I love tending to it so you can enjoy it with me.
“I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.”
– George Harrison
A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.
This fall, gain essential skills for a career in designing residential or commercial interior spaces with the Interior Design Certificate at Parsons. This online program offers experience in two- and three-dimensional drawing and sketching, hand drafting, and computer modeling. In a series of eight courses you will gain:
– An understanding of the effects of color, texture, and materials in interiors
– Proficiency in hand-drafting formal drawings including floor plans, elevations, and reflected ceiling plans
– In-depth knowledge of the core design elements of scale, proportion, balance, and ambience
– The ability to use the industry software tools Rhino and AutoCAD
– An understanding of trade information and project sequencing
Fall registration is now open for courses beginning August 30th. Enroll today.
The beautifully-colored half matryoshka cupola set is hand-made by Raduga Grez in Russia.
“I belong everywhere I go, no matter where it is, or who it I am with, as long as I never betray myself. The minute I become who you want me to be, in order to fit in and make sure people like me, is the moment I no longer belong anywhere.”
– Brene Brown
(This interview with Brene Brown is well worth your time.)
Team ImprovEverywhere surprised random people with an unexpected 100-person dance party on the streets of NYC. This is pure joy!
In love with Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto and her translucent textiles sculptures.
“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”
– Leo Tolstoy
“Maybe, when it comes down to it, love is not about chasing another human being. Maybe, love is about chasing yourself. Chasing your growth. Chasing your hope.
Maybe love is about learning how to be gentle with yourself, how to believe in the way the Universe has removed certain people from your life. And maybe love grows within you when you learn how to trust your own heart, when you learn how to walk away from the things that have not cared for it. Maybe, love is about learning how to accept that sometimes even beautiful things end, that sometimes the timing isn’t right. And maybe love is about learning that endings aren’t something to regret; maybe it is about learning how to let go, how to appreciate the things you experienced at the hands of caring that were real and hopeful and light in a world that sometimes fails to be soft.
Maybe, love is about learning how to be alone. Maybe it is about learning how to wake up in the middle of the bed. How to make just one cup of coffee in the morning. How to hold your own heart, how to take up space. Maybe there is beauty to be found in falling in love with your growth, in learning how to stop filling voids with other human beings, and instead, in slowly having the courage to heal those voids yourself.
Maybe love is about learning how to be proud of the person you are stretching into, is about embracing the beauty and the depth that exists in trying for something while you are here. And maybe within that, love is about honoring your heart. Maybe the truest, and most honest, extension of love exists in the way you learn how to love yourself, exists in the way you learn how to be compassionate towards the parts of yourself, and your journey, that no one else claps for.
Maybe, love exists in the way you fight to be here, in the way you crash your heart into this world. Maybe, love is about you — being your own strength, being your own safe place. Maybe, when it comes down to it, love is about finally learning how to give yourself the same love you so beautifully give to others. Maybe, love is about embracing the person you are becoming, and believing in your heart, on even your hardest of days.”