all the lines come down heavy on me.

Text: It’s been a long day / and all the lines come down heavy on me.  – Rosi Golan “Been a Long Day”

Medium: Watercolor 


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”

i have learned how to love.


Medium: Watercolor, pastel

Text: Look at me, he said to her.  His arms and legs jerked.  Look at me.  You got your wish.  I have learned how to love.  And it’s a terrible thing.  I’m broken.  My heart is broken.  Help me.
-The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

Probably one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read.  It’s a children’s book.  Why, oh why, don’t people realize the universality of this genre?