Thursday, March 31, 2011

changing light, colour and cloud

Riley had great freedom as a child and spent a lot of her time playing on the cliffs and beaches near Padstow where she lived. She spent hours watching the changing light, colour and cloud formations and stored away what she saw in memory. She has later said that these early memories have had a big impact on her visual awareness throughout her life. WRT Bridget Riley in via Tomboy Style

Kathryn Bentley bracelets and a shirt I want at Beklina

Sunday, March 27, 2011

it is the beginning of everything

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Friday, March 25, 2011


"Curious about the problem of identity, I decided to photograph myself every day for a year. I was interested in when I would forget. The obsession with forgetting has been central. Having forgotten my mother, what she looked like, what she was like, how she treated me before she died when I was twelve, is still an abiding concern, though I have a much stronger sense of self now. But in 1972, not remembering meant, to some extent, not having existed, having to create a self without a foundation and trying to raise a daughter without remembering having been a child." Melissa Shook via even cleveland

Thursday, March 24, 2011

extremely loud and incredibly close

I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love. Jonathon Safran Foer from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Photo by Chris Glass via swissmiss

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

keep a low overhead

The only thing you should have to do is find work you love to do. And I can't imagine living without having loved a person. A man, in my case. It could be a woman, but whatever. I think, what I always tell kids when they get out of class and ask, 'What should I do now?' I always say, 'Keep a low overhead. You're not going to make a lot of money.' And the next thing I say: 'Don't live with a person who doesn't respect your work.' That's the most important thing—that's more important than the money thing. I think those two things are very valuable pieces of information. Grace Paley

Friday, March 11, 2011

if it is accurate there is always form

When I write, my only concern is always accuracy. I try to write accurately from the poise of mind which lets us see that things are exactly what they seem. I never worry about beauty, if it is accurate there is always beauty. I never worry about form. If it is accurate there is always form. Lew Welch via Aubrey Road