mixed meda

but I don’t say a lot of things.

Medium: Mixed media 

Text:  I’ll never say that I’ll never love, but I don’t say a lot things and you my love are gone.  – Ingrid Michaelson “The Chain”


“I’m ok,” he said


“I’m okay,” he said
I’m not there quite yet.”


The past compels a man to write

we seldom speak

GREAT exercise if you are facing writer’s block.  Circle random words in a page (great for people who have text books left over from college…) and create a poem. 

“We seldom speak its name –
at most,
the implication of pleasing,
without comfortable, reassuring, appreactions of life.

Even those creative
geniuses we know
sometimes feel an emotion
for praise.

We dwell upon
isolated prejudice.

Often the impressionable generation,
blind or timid,
lost tradition.

Obtain anyone who would
be a poet —
the past compels
a man to write.


Pretty often I don’t want to be told

smaller heart
“And when the wizard gets to me
I’m asking for a smaller heart
And if he tells me “no”
I’ll hold my breath until I hit the floor
Eventually I know I’m doomed
To get what I am asking for.”
-Amanda Palmer, “Trout Heart Replica”


I Don’t Need Them Anymore

Peel the scars from off my back
I don’t need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
-Radical Face, “Welcome Home”


The Backs Of My Eyes Hum With Things I’ve Never Done

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolor

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don’t let them.
-Radical Face, “Welcome Home”