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dabbling in reverie

The musings of a small town 20 something working on some colorful patches to add to her quilt of life. Warning: the occasional elephant will be passing through

Theme by Theme Static

Latest piece for a wonderful friend 

Cecily Brown, Couple

Cecily Brown, Couple

"Shake It Out"

inspired by Florence + the Machine

acrylics on canvas

"adrift on a torpid tide"

chalk pastel

"Calypso’s Sunset" pastel

"Marry The Night"

Chalk Pastel


I wasn’t in a particularly unhappy mood today, in fact it was truly a great day spent at the beach with close friends and by a fire tonight. But for whatever reasons, certain pangs of loneliness sprung upon me. I don’t know if it was seeing my friends in these awesome relationships or what, but I was just bummed. I usually don’t have an issue being single, but tonight, all I wanted was someone to snuggle up close to. I got home, and my lovely soulmate, Natasha, had left a post on my facebook wall, saying how Marry The Night by Gaga would be the theme song of our youth. So of course, I put the song on, and as I took in the lyrics, I realized how important it is to just let go and embrace what you might consider a dark and confusing time. Just roll with it and amazing things will happen. I put it on repeat, took out my pastels, and just drew. And it was fantastic. I feel like I’ve been pulled out of an artistic rut, and I’m back to realizing right now, I don’t need a boy to make me happy. I just need the people I love, and to do the things I love- the rest will fall into place eventually. 

this artist’s renditions of disney characters is too cool http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1RsYYB/:jmFOK7.Z:MwH-$8PM/www.behance.net/gallery/Envisioning-Disney-Characters-in-Real-Life/2072296/

an idea I’ve been fooling around with, I’d like to blow it up and add more color

Winter Mood by Leonid Afremov

I’m finding Mr. Afremov to be one of my favorite modern painters, his strokes are so unique, I look at his work and find myself desperately wanting to take a painting course

These literally look like they’re about to come alive. Riusuke Fukahori paints these 3-D goldfish using embedder layers of resin- art knows no boundaries. 


chalk pastel, 1/5/12