Mountain Sound

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I heard them calling in the distance
So I packed my things and ran
Far away from all the trouble
I had caused with my two hands

Alone we travelled armed with nothing but a shadow
We fled far away

Hold your horses now
Sleep until the sun goes down
Through the woods we ran
Deep into the mountain sound

– Mountain Sound, Of Monsters and Men

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Lights Under My Eyes

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two twenty. AM. 2:21. AM. Two 21. AM.
why am I so restless?
coffee. wheat thins. crumbs. caffeine. caf

–feine. feign. feigning
kindness. questions I have for
insomnia:

are you neurological? genetic? psychological?
physical? are you the thoughts churning through my head rapid-pace
without regard for gravity, space, time?

are you
the 100 grams of caffeine laced in my vanilla-creme 2-sugar-packed
coffee branching through my veins?

are you concern?
are you anticipation?
are you planning? are you planning something? are you so busy planning something

you
can’t
sleep?

the irony of sleeplessness lies in the
heaviness of my lids, of my eyes–I just
thought they’d have been lighter, with everything lit up under my eyes

lit up under my eyes lit up under my
eyes crumbs all over my keyboard
cover lit up under my eyes

August 2018 | Daily (Weekly) Art

August 20 to Sept 3

Swinging Away, This Childhood

I spent the past two weeks slowly working on this piece, redoing it for the third or fourth time in years. Skies, I’ve come to learn, are deceptively easy to paint.

8.20.18 – 9.2.18

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Revisiting an older piece

8.13.18 – 8.19.18

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Mountainscape

8.5.18 – 8.12.18

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Somewhere in Greece, a piece I worked on last week. 😎 Not sure if this defies the rules of #dailyart, but in lieu of drawing something small every 7 days, I worked on this larger piece….every day.

The purpose of this art project was to push me to make art consistently, even if I didn’t want to. on the upside, I’ve been churning pieces out! On the downside, sometimes they’re of subpar quality. Stumbling upon older, more elaborate paintings hammered in this realization.

For the next few weeks, I’m going to try & devote more time to fewer, but more detailed, pieces, and to work on them every day.

7.30.18 – 8.4.18

July 2018 | Daily Art

To see my Daily Art works from July, you can scroll through the box below!

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Style and grace.

7.1.18 | Daily Art


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My latest video game obsession: Detroit: Become Human. My boyfriend and friend both recommended it to me a while ago. At the same, the plot seemed a little hokey, a little cliché, just another story of robots gaining emotions and taking over the world. I’ve applied makeup thinking of the same storylines.

Detroit: Become Human‘s surpassed all my expectations. Three storylines–all incredibly fascinating on their own–converge into one. Actions and decisions made in one episode carry over into the entire storyline. Relationships built in one character’s plot seep into another character’s. I’ve been milking out episodes via Youtube gamers for the past week, unable to finish it, because I want to savor it more.

7.2.18 | Daily Art


July 4th

The days are melting together.

My mind’s been muggy as of late. I used to journal every day, but I haven’t been writing regularly. I tried to write last night but it felt like yanking…teeth. I don’t know. I should probably get back into a habit of automatic writing/mindless blogging because, at the very least, it keeps me on my writing toes.

Maybe I’ll micro-blog here. I used to feel more comfortable with micro-blogs, back when I had a Tumblr. Apparently micro-blogs are called tumbles–something like that. Tumbleweed. Tumblr was filled with snippet reblogs and poetic sentiments, small snacks of art and social justice and quotes you wanted to plaster all over your room.

7.3.18 | Daily Art


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A baby bunny lives in my backyard. I visit her frequently and chat with her. I like animals. I like Lil’ Buns.

7.4.18 | Daily Art


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7.5.18 | Daily Art


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…is a dainty, fancy candy shop with assorted high-brow candies. I’ve only ever gone for the free samples, but EM and I skipped in and split a 6 pack for $15 deal. I walked out with marshmallow egg chocolates, caramel egg chocolates, and champagne gummies.

7.6.18 | Daily Art


7.7.18 & 7.8.18 | Daily Art


 

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It’s the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling! Anyone else love this show?

7.9.18| Daily Art


July 8 and 9

Slow-moving.

7.10.18 & 7.11.18 | Daily Art


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Date night!

7.12.18 | Daily Art


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11 PM. We stopped by the gas station for strawberry blonde beer.

7.13.18 | Daily Art


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7.14.18 & 7.15.18 | Daily Art


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Light and shadow.

7.16.18 | Daily Art


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Doodling on iPads while patiently waiting at Apple

7.17.18 & 7.18.18 | Daily Art


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Kelpy dancing

7.17.18 | Daily Art


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I’m scrambling to find things to draw. My mind is devoid of inspiration. These 365 projects always drag on and on after the halfway mark. So, in a desperate scrawl, I drew the hand sanitizer in front of me.

7.19.18 | Daily Art


July 20th

7.20.18 | Daily Art


July 21st

7.21.18 | Daily Art


July 22nd

7.22.18 | Daily Art


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Basket

7.23.18 | Daily Art


July 25thHipster homes. This is us, roaming the arts district in a hundred degree weather. Our bellies are stuffed with grilled cheese and bruschetta and there’s barbecue sauce splattered all over my white lace dress.

Tops. Galleries. Prints. Pie. We dip in and out of shops too hipster to survive. One is an open-door-and-ceiling store with antique mirrors and coins on velvety boxes. Another houses perfume thick and white. Across the street is the pie shop, where it’s Christmas in July and all the workers wear Santa Claus hats.

7.25.18 | Daily Art


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Currently reading a book called Mao’s Last Dancer. I can’t get through 10 pages without lightly dissolving into tears.

7.26.18 | Daily Art


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7.27.18 & 7.28.18 | Daily Art


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Nail polish

7.29.18 | Daily Art