El Barrio Bodega (series), 2013, embroidered plastic bags. Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown.
Little girl moved by art.
The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (via quotes-shape-us)
I THOUGHT IT WAS AN ACTUAL OWL SITING INSIDE A DRAGON FRUIT SKIN UNTIL I READ THE THING AT THE TOP
what the hell
An embroidery for my portfolio class. The assignment was to illustrate a personal journey.
The quote in the sky is by Edvard Munch, “From my rotting body flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.”
Basically that’s where the imagery all started from for me.
Tombstone reads “Vi møtes igjen” which is Norwegian for “We meet again.”
I don’t want to write too much, so I’ll let the piece speak for itself.
I love that quote. And I have sat by a dying person and said “it’s okay to let go.” So, yeah. I like this embroidery a lot.
I listened to a podcast about writing recently where the host encouraged someone who was considering a new project to start now. Because if it takes them two years to write a novel, and they start now, then in two years they will have a new novel. But if they don’t start now, those two years are still going to pass.
This stuff isn’t super profound, but it is motivational.
[Self-portraits by Carrie Mae Weems, Käthe Kollwitz, Judy Baca, and Frida Kahlo, text “Never apologize for selfies”]