Month: August 2017

and that thought makes me impossibly sad.

Text: Sometimes I think if you chose to say goodbye I wouldn’t be that upset, and that thought makes me impossibly sad.

Medium: Watercolor.  Doesn’t look like it but I spend a lot of time on the background haha.  I also burned the envelope with a match.  Think now it would have looked better stark white but alas.  


if I die young send me away with the words of a love song. 

A penny for my thoughts, oh no I’ll sell them for a dollar / They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner / And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’ / Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’.  -“If I Die Young” – The Band Perry 

i wear them on my skin.

The thing that I love most about summer break (I taught summer school so I’m technically just starting summer break) is that if I can’t sleep I can stay up as late as I want and doodle all the fuck I want. I hear all the time “teachers have it easy” lol but we NEED these weeks off to recharge after dealing with your children.  At the end of the year a kid told me “you’re just a fat white bi*** who can’t get a man.”  This was a 5th grader.  AND I teach in a “good” school lol.  That’s just the average fifth grader these days… I love my job but I’m going to get as much therapeutic painting in as I can before school starts.

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed Media

Text: With every hour that passes / I try to tell myself / What I know / That nights are only ashes / Of days gone by burned / Black and broken-Lisa Hannigan “Lo”

when you gonna love you as much as I do?


I did this a few weeks ago when I got on a Tori Amos kick and never got around to posting, though I can’t remember why now.  I used to be obsessed with her music, I miss the love affair I once had with her lyrics… My new life mission is to listen to her again more frequently.

Medium: Watercolor

Text: When you gonna make up your mind / When you gonna love you as much as I do / All the white horses are still in bed.

-Tori Amos, “Winter”