Domesticated Madness

February 8, 2014
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“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche With Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s passing I have once again been thinking about creativity and madness. Why does artistry and addiction and general self-torture seem so entwined with creativity? Not having an addiction problem I can’t.. read more →

Mini Bucket List – updated

October 8, 2012
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“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” —St. Augustine Am I not just a tad young to be thinking of bucket lists? Perhaps, perhaps not. I have a lot to do! And they don’t tell you this when you start, but one of the major side-effects of.. read more →

little things

May 30, 2011
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I feel like I need a reminder of all of the lovely little things that make me happy. peonies, scream-singing, fresh sheets, thunderstorms, photography, midnight texts, warm bread, Frangelico on the rocks, candlelight, when a movie I love is randomly on TV even when I own it, black cherry mojitos, Rob Base, penguins, pink wigs,.. read more →

Love is…a Mix Tape.

October 26, 2010
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It is a lovely, sweet, gut-wrenching story by Rob Sheffield. Go read it. It is also a truth. {Disclaimer: I am a goober. Well-known, unfortunately well-documented fact.} I guess I have always considered the best gifts the thoughtful ones..regardless of cost. So, boy who bought me that Pottery Barn bed that I  swooned over in.. read more →

:: inspiration ::

August 28, 2009
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Where does inspiration come from? As an artist, we rely on this invisible muse to swoop in and drive our creative process. I saw a speech that Elizabeth Gilbert gave on nurturing creativity. As a brief aside, I absolutely love her way of speaking and writing, she I find absolutely inspiring. I digress. She  speaks.. read more →