the sublime.

"whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure, but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt"

p.s. this is my computer desktop!
p.p.s. i passed my review. thanks for the good viiiiiibes dudes.

{painting by c. d. friedrich
quote by i. kant}


oh yeah.

i also wanted to show you guys these two important things...

{print by ajw
mystery happy otter}

have one on me.

fyi: this is SO GOOD. i've only listened to it all the way through once {3 lps!}, but so far it has a sort of lush ladies of the canyon vibe that i really love. i don't know if it's surpassed Ys for me, but it's still highly recommended!

mail call!

in the past week i received mail from two wonderful people that i haven't seen in way too long.

the first was from my friend ryan in chicago who sent me these sweet navin/marie marrionette puppets.

the second is this AMAZINGLY PERFECT 3D holographic horse postcard from my philly friend jackie j. i literally squealed when i saw it. thank you both!


i've been gone for a while, huh?! well, i've been busy preparing for my final graduate review this friday. lots of printing and dying and bleaching and crocheting and reading and thinking about magic and horses and the universe. i made these god's eye earrings to wear for my review. they are made of sterling silver, glow-in-the-dark thread and horse hair. they didn't turn out quite the way i was hoping, but i'm considering them prototypes.

they're about 1.5" long, plus the earwire. here i am wearing them [with twenty-twenty doing his best disaffected gucci model stare.]

for the huichol peoples of northwestern mexico, the god's eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery. the huichol call their god's eyes sikuli, which means "the power to see and understand things unknown." yes!