Wednesday, November 30, 2011

art | Some Things

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This was a difficult piece to edit. My sketchbooks are filled with black and white drawings of things around my room. That's what I do when I'm bored, or waiting for a page to load on my tired old Mac computer. Picking a collection and placing them in a way that I was happy with was very hard. I still might play with the layout but I'm (for the most part) happy with the way it turned out.

I think it speaks to any mind that is oftentimes cluttered. A framed picture of royalty in the corner, a map of city streets, an (empty) coffee cup, a dandelion - these are things that fill up the everydays.

Here's a quote that inspired the idea this week:

Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true.

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