Thursday, March 1, 2012

But you are my nomad and I love you sideways daily.

I don't have much for new drawings to show you today, so instead I'm going to share with you some things that are currently inspiring me and making me feel feelings (I like that phrase, "feel feelings"). But first! 100 poems in 2012 update: Sometimes I think that I'm not making progress, but then I look at the number and realize it's not so bad. Especially since I've already surpassed the number of poems I wrote last year (I think, but there may have been some that I didn't post). This is what it's looking like:

Last night was when I decided that I wanted to share some things that I'm liking lately, and only now as I sit here with my milk-and-no-sugar coffee am I feeling a little overwhelmed. How do I choose?! It's unfortunate that I'm not comfortable with sharing the work of my coworkers (as I can't do so without properly crediting them, and I can't credit them without essentially telling the internet exactly where I work), because they are the humans that are inspiring me most these days. From the gorgeous back pieces my boss has been creating, to the spiritual energy of the new lady-tattooer at the shop, to the drawing tips and encouragement from everyone. I am a lucky girl. As for other things..

-Okay, so there's this site called Free Cabin Porn. It's not what it sounds like! A friend shared the link with me and I said, I AM NOT CLICKING THAT. But that was a lie, because curiosity got the best of me, and I ended up seeing a bunch of this:

-Richard Siken is my forever-favorite, and outside of his book Crush, he has all sorts of gems scattered about the internet. Such as The Long and Short of It. I love each and every line in this one.

"I work my jobs, I take my pills. Knot the tie and go to work, unknot the tie and go to sleep. I sleep. I dream. I wake. I sing. I get out the hammer and start knocking in the wooden pegs that affix the meaning to the landscape, the inner life to the body, the names to the things. I float too much to wander, like you, in the real world. I envy it but that’s the dealio—you’re a train and I’m a trainstation and when I try to guess your trajectory I end up telling my own story."

-Whales. Early spring = early whale watching? Oh, I hope so.

-More poems. Lots of them. I think I have more favorite poets than novelists. This one is like a punch to the stomach:

-A very incomplete list of tattooers:

Duke Riley

Stephanie Brown (She is on my tattoo bucket list - I'd love a panther from her.)

Kid Kros

Ron Henry Wells

-Photos like this:


Scottie Martin



-Art like this:

Rosemary Milner

Mireille Vautier

David Fullarton

"How to tape up your hands before a fight." (source?)

-And: Postcards, horses, chakra/mandala shapes in nature, flora, fish scales, LaBlogotheque's Take Away Shows on youtube, moths, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, relationships vs. static ideals, aura theories, Warsan Shire, Shearwater, Mumford and Sons (I'm late hopping on this train, I know), tough love, soft light, gardening, space.

If there's anything you think I should see, I'd love for you to share it! Comment, email, tweet, tumblr message.. I'm embarrassingly accessible on the internet AND I have the day off today, so sensory overload is welcome.

P.S., I collect internet-things that inspire me on Tumblr and Pinterest.

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