Saturday, January 31, 2015

an illustration by the wonderful Roman Muradov, from here.
He says this about the article:
The general idea ... is not new (I think Dickens wonders something along these lines in Night Walks), but it has extra resonance today. The line between ‘sanity’ and ‘insanity’ might get thinned out and adjusted, but always to fit the needs of those in charge of adjustment, who can’t function without the line. Even if it’s you the people, that still remains a system of confusion and ultimately, control.
The idea of these shapes covering the space allocated by NYT’s page probably came from Will Self’s Quantity Theory of Insanity, an early story in which we meet the Laing-ish doctor Busner, who later reappears in Self’s other stories and novels, most significantly in Umbrella as a much more fulsome and complex character.
Myself, I’ve never taken anything (yet) and I don’t know if I will. Trauma has informed my drawing and writing and well, everything I’ll ever do, so the whole ‘getting over it’ thing must involve removing the host (well..  later). Then again, I’ve been having worse nightmares than ever in my life, daily, and now I go to bed in fear, expecting the violence and punishment that’s currently absent in my ‘real’ life to be redistributed at night. Wonderful and frightening Céline offers this insight on misery: "…maybe it’s better to end up loving her a little than to knock yourself out beating her all your life. Since obviously you won’t be able to bump her off." Maybe.

and more illustrations from Roman:

Monday, January 26, 2015

amaryllis from my best. She sent the bulb for christmas and it bloomed this weekend.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

happy birthday, Dolly.

+ thankyou for the beautiful photo, SP. x o

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

An American Bar with a Polish name In Cortona Italy.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nan Golden's new book is something very intimate and important.

Joan - Céline - Joan - Céline

Joan Didion is the new face of Céline!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Krochet Kids
provides jobs so that women can meet the needs of their families.
educates women in various handowork and other skills so they can develop beyond the need for outside aid.
provides mentorship to help each lady plan a unique and sustainable career path for the future.

Could it be that KK is truly supporting women in rewriting their own stories? i really hope so.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015


a comb and a shawl pin from the ancient muse (which strikes me a goth).

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cricketeers recordings for children.
The top one is ours, the rest are from etsy.