whenever white cooks on tv say “asian” it really pisses me off. what part of asia is your recipe from? malaysia? bhutan? japan? cambodia? y’all know 16 different french sauces but can’t name what kind of chinese/indian food you’re making.
When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.
When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.
But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.
And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.
Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)
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these skeletons look legitimately friendly and inviting, i don’t know about you guys but i’m hella stoked to kick it with these skeletons
Morning double shot.
I have corn today! Happy Friday.
My sister drew this.
We (Alex and I) made curry udon today. No more Curry House because this was less than $10 for five servings.
Dunno anything about ukuleles but we have it in our house. We also have a guitar but I have no idea where it is.
Guess I picked up a new hobby. I can play a few chords. Other than that I know nothing.
Throw me your knowledge?
Learning to take photos and make edits. #girlthewilds #cosplay #cosplayphotography #japanexpo
Silent Hill concert.
#silenthill #japanexpo (at San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo Ca.)
Silent Hill concert.
Cleaning my room and found my black lipstick so I’m happy on top of happy. #blacklips #blacklipstickcompany #blacklipstick #lipstick