12 December 2012
|Oriol Angrill Jorda|
I saw a woman sleeping. In her sleep she dreamed Life stood before her, and held in each hand a gift—in the one Love, in the other Freedom. And she said to the woman, “Choose!” And the woman waited long: and she said, “Freedom!” And Life said, “Thou has well chosen. If thou hadst said, ‘Love,’ I would have given thee that thou didst ask for; and I would have gone from thee, and returned to thee no more. Now, the day will come when I shall return. In that day I shall bear both gifts in one hand. - Olive Schreiner
Posted by little bells at 8:48 PM
09 November 2012
I have been in love more times than one. Sometimes it was lasting whether active or not. Sometimes it was all but ephemeral, maybe only an afternoon, but not less real for that. They stay in my mind, these beautiful people, or anyway people beautiful to me, of which there are so many. You, and you, and you, whom I had the fortune to meet, or maybe missed. Love, love, love, it was the core of my life, from which, of course, comes the word for the heart. And, oh, have I mentioned that some of them were men and some were women and some - now carry my revelation with you - were trees. Or places. Or music flying above the names of their makers. Or clouds, or the sun which was the first, and the best, the most loyal for certain, who looked so faithfully into my eyes, every morning. So I imagine such love of the world - its fervency, its shining, its innocence and hunger to give of itself - I imagine this is how it began.
17 February 2012
Sebastian Foster is an Austin based gallery that operates a studio and print publishing workshop, and they have some of the best curated art selection I've seen that appeals to my taste in contemporary art and design. A lot of the artists they represent are Portland-based: Ruth Shively, Trish Grantham, Evan B. Harris, Betsy Walton, Lisa Golightly, Amy Ruppel, Amanda Blake. My love of place influences my appreciation of and draws me to the art that was inspired by it.
A few of my favorites:
Posted by little bells at 8:22 PM