Best Coast, Amy Ruppel
We are very proud to open our Shop today. Take a look at our first collection of T-Shirts and other apparel by two very talented artists.
I’m going to expose ALL THE FEELINGS and say that I really needed this today.
2014 has been the hardest year of my entire life. Wil was diagnosed with stage IV cancer on New Year’s Eve, and from that point until their death on July 5th the majority of my love, time, and energy went towards taking care of them, appreciating the time I had, and trying to keep the apartment clean while working full time. Even while facing thousands of dollars of debt and my partner’s imminent death, I devoted the remaining strength and focus that I could muster towards trying to do one huge thing for myself: to succeed at making a name for myself as an artist, and to share my work with the world.
Some days, just picking up a pen feels impossible. Other days, I distract myself for hours getting lost in the details of my work. But on the rare, beautiful days, I create something worth sharing and it flows out of me as naturally and astoundingly as a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
Today has been a hard day. I miss Wil so much. But even as tears stream down my face, I’m laughing and smiling because in just half a year’s time, in spite of so much pain and loss, I’m making concrete progress towards my true passion.
Some days, just picking up a pen feels impossible - but reminders like this, that people are interested in what I have to share and, more than that, willing to put forth their own time and energy to help me share it - those reminders keep me afloat. In a time when hope is in such short supply for so many, I needed this morsel, and I am grateful and excited to share it with you, my friends and followers. Thank you for everything you do.is a brilliant artist and one of the most open souls I’ve (not yet) met. I’m so proud to call her sister.
I don’t know any of you, but I want to thank you all for all of this. It helped.
— Hillary Clinton (via idioticteen)
reblog if this goat is an egyptian pharaoh
Bottled up emotions.
This is art
I do like this.
VICTORIAN MOURNING JEWELRY
During the Victorian era, it was common to wear “mourning jewelry”. This jewelry typically included hair from deceased loved one.
The deceased loved one’s hair would be carefully arranged within the brooch, often creating intricate pictures or designs.
Hair was considered to be an ideal keepsake, since it does not break down over time.
As an art student, you’re hit over the head repeatedly with Renaissance art, so I’ve gotten a little tired of it, but something I’m not tired of is the seemingly impossible naturalistic detail attained from stone and a chisel back then.
Watercolour Tattoos by Sasha Unisex
Camp of Hearts
watercolor and ink on paper
H 10 in W 7 in