Ode to Grace

Happy birthday Grace! As promised, I give you my frightening poetry from last year! 

Enjoy seventeen, love.


I am officially saving up my money to buy this Digby & Iona ring. My sister thinks its weird and creepy but I love the design; it reminds me of eighteenth century illustrations. 

I mean, seriously, this is an anatomical drawing of lungs and it is beautiful. Only in 1754 could you have a medical encyclopedia as beautiful as this.

Anyway, back to the ring. The inscription reads "E Cosi Desio Me Mena ," meaning "And so desire carries me along," from Petrarch's The Canzoniere. Isn't that enticing? You can take the obvious (slightly pessimistic) route that people are led by their selfish desires, but desires can be anything that carries you along. It's a lovely reminder of why you fight out in the world everyday.
...Unfortunately, I'm not too keen on estimating my size and ordering a most likely non-returnable ring from New York.


The Hollow Men

"The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here 
In this valley of dying stars"
-T.S. Eliot, 1925

[explorations with space no 2 photographed by Cole Rise]


Photo Albums

I have accumulated many pictures recently and have become unhappy with simple photo albums. They're great for the bulk of my pictures but sometimes I was each to be special and emphasized. So I've started making my own photo albums (not sure what to call them yet) where I decorate pages in my sketchbook with something to embellish the picture space, to make it exciting to flip through each page and look at each picture individually. This particular example is with some of my art rather than photography as I've been using both.


Holga Photography

I clearly do not know how to use a Holga. Or point a camera.

But I thought I would show you what I've been spending my time experimenting with. I also just ordered a 1960's Polaroid land camera that I am very excited about. I should be able to do transfers and other cool polaroid techniques with it so I'll be sure to post some documentation of that. I also have a video of Isabella in the works! I'm trying very hard to do her adorableness justice so bear with me a little longer.