A perfect rainy day plan.
… is it not possible—I often wonder—that things we have felt with great intensity have an existence independent of our minds; are in fact still in existence? And if so, will it not be possible, in time, that some device will be invented by which we can tap them?
And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.
Boy reading with other students. Extremadura, Province of Caceres, Deleitosa, Spain, 1951. From “Spanish Village” photo-essay. By W. Eugene Smith (American, 1918-1978).
Smith, from Kansas, eventually moved to New York City and began working for Newsweek. He became known there for his incessant perfectionism and thorny personality. Smith was fired from Newsweek for refusing to use medium format cameras, and joined Life Magazine in 1939 using a 35mm camera.
According to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born on this day in 1852. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71.
Secret Garden, The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, 1984, Lolita, The Princess and the Goblin, Moby Dick ’ Rose Wong
ink and digital
Book Cover designs for my final Senior thesis!
Super excited to do more illustrated type design stuff~*~*~
The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you don’t have to write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result.
A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end
But how entirely I live in my imagination; how completely depend upon spurts of thought, coming as I walk, as I sit; things churning up in my mind and so making a perpetual pageant, which is to be my happiness.
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
The publishing industry’s packaging of women’s literary fiction in stereotypically girly covers makes great books seem trashy.
“Even when their artistic merits are equal, women writers often still lack the cultural authority of their male counterparts, and this rampant trashy branding contributes to that disparity.”
Things are not as easily understood nor as expressible as people usually would like us to believe. Most happenings are beyond expression; they exist where a word has never intruded. Even more inexpressible are works of art; mysterious entities they are, whose lives, compared to our fleeting ones, endure.
—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (translated by Joan Marie Burnham)