What You Ache For

As I move forward with another year I would like to keep this quote in mind that I came across recently. 

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living,
I want to know what you ache for.

I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool
for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly
like the company you keep in the empty moments of life.
Life ain't always easy as we all surely know by now. The best I can do is stay strong, keep my passions in the forefront of my mind and take no prisoners, as my dad so often reminds me. I can't please everyone and at the end of the day all that matters is that I'm at peace with myself. I made these images recently as I was going through all of my photos from the past year. It's crazy how much my overlaid images have changed and stayed the same since I first started doing them last summer. I can only gleam with anticipation where my work will be a year from now.

In Love With A Bird

I was originally going to give this post a much heavier emotional context and continue my discussion on conceptual art in terms of turning poetry into images but it's Wednesday and we all need a little laughter to get us over this dreadfully gloomy hump day. Below is a quote I saw earlier this week on twitter from Miami's very own Alex Hernandez of 8MTS that had me laughing my ass off. 
I hope it makes you smile as much as it made me. The photos just seemed fitting and I really do think I was in love with that damn bird.

"If you love someone, set them free.
If they flap their wings and fly away, it's a bird.
You were in love with a bird." 

Sulking Sunday's

On Sunday's I usually find myself spending my morning's catching up on poetry blogs, reading my book and indulging in the written word of any form. As much as visual imagery is a part of my inspiration beautiful prose's are just as much a part of it. Last Sunday I found myself in a rather melancholy mood and with the rainy weather upon us I was forced to stay inside and sulk in my bed all day. Ok, maybe not so much forced as I chose to wallow in the melancholia like I do at times. It reminds me of how deeply I can feel sometimes and the sadness can be unbelievably inspiring. I thought that I would share with you all this Sunday some recent words I've added to my quote book that inspired a photo that I took last Sunday in the shower that you will see at the end. Oh, and before I forget I was interviewed by the extremely talented stylist and designer Alaska Mangialetto of Jacked Fashion. Be sure to check it out here, you might learn some things about me you didn't know. 

"I cross my heart that when I said you were wonderful you were."

"I hope you never make another loving heart break the way you broke mine that second time."
-Lola Rothschild 

"I don't want to be your entire world, no.
I would be happy just to be your morning coffee,
your hanging car keys, your wallet. 
Something seemingly insignificant,
but if lost throws off your entire day." 


"Do not fall in love with people like me.
We will take you to museums & parks & monuments
& kiss you in every beautiful place so that you 
can never go back to them without tasting 
us like blood in your mouth."

- Jean-Luc Godard

"To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial.
To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.
But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.
It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness,
and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us."

- Tim Keller 

"You're scared that if you don't break other people's hearts, someone will break yours. 

That is your biggest fear: love." 

"Maybe the sun will explode & the moon will fly out of orbit.
Maybe I will burn so fastthere won't even be time 
for me to think of you once more."

-Clementine von Rodics, Out of Orbit

"I am a mausoleum, filled with relics of mood swings, depression, sadness and regret."

-Burning Muse