mixed media


Medium: Watercolor


Everything is changing, she said.

Do you see

how with each mistake

she is becoming.

Is it worth

waking up in the morning

to see what might happen?

My anger is sharp

and angular

like the edges of your body.

I find myself

overcome with jealousy.

The golden tea

and soft breathing of a

snoring dog

fade the envy green

to the comforting gray of overcast skies

and soft blue of

the lonely sea.

The rounded edges

of my insecurities

melt into the down of my pillow

as the dawn creeps in quietly.

It is worth

waking up in the morning

to see what might happen.

-Lori Mears


but we sure killed all the pain.

Medium: Watercolor, Mixed media

Text: Well we might die from medication, but we sure killed all the pain. – Bright Eyes, “Lua”

Just discovered this band, highly recommend listening to them. Brilliant lyrics.

last shadow box I’ll ever make.

So one of my cats died a few weeks ago very suddenly (he was relatively young and had just been for a checkup – but apparently sudden heart attacks are not terribly uncommon with Siamese) and I saw the idea of a shadow box memorial on Pinterest and was all like “dudddde I can totally do that sh*t!!”  Fun fact: I can, but only with a lot of cussing.  It looks pretty, but I’m honestly more stressed than when I began.  Last shadow box I’ll ever make.

Medium: Materials from hell.

I Want To Change The World, Instead I Sleep

keep breathing
Acrylic, Mixed Media

I want to change the world
Instead I sleep
All that I know is I’m breathing.
-Ingrid Michaelson, “Keep Breathing”

Pretty sure at one point of my life I listened to this song on repeat for about 3 months.  Also, maybe I need to make a separate category for my stuff instead of just lumping everything under my “mixed media” page like a lazy bum.

Death Is A Part Of Everything That Lives

Mixed Media

Death is a part of everything that lives.
-Zeddicus Zu’l Zoranders, Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

At face value I suppose this quote may seem rather depressing, but as someone that struggles with the concept of death (other people’s – not my own), I found the idea of death being a necessary part of life and its certainty somehow comforting.