...one tiny thing

a collection of caffeine induced ponderings, coffee shop thoughts, and pocket sized epiphanies.

disclaimer: most of the contents of this blog is not my own unless otherwise stated. I may create a blog for my own work exclusively in the future.

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"WHAT ARE MY FEARS?"

It’s 3:51AM, and I’m wide awake. I’m staring at the utter load of work that’s about to slam into me as finals week approaches at every increasing speed. But even through the chaos, the stress and the neuroticism that finals tends to bring out in everyone around me, I’m so acutely aware of the imminent arrival of my graduation day.

"What do I fear?"

I’m asking myself this question, as I sit in my messy room, surrounded by unfolded clothes and (probably overdue) library books and unfinished sketchbooks and scattered ink pens… and it’s just soo clear to me: I’m unprepared. I’m so utterly unprepared for everything after May 31st. I’ve been oh so involved in the American school system for the past 17 years of my life… the last time I was unschooled was when I was 4. In less than a month, or rather, in a few weeks, I’ll be “released” into the big wide world… To be honest a lot of my classes in the past few months have actually been more of group therapy sessions rather than studio classes, where our teachers seem more like counselors, telling us “it won’t be that bad” or “it will be fine” or “I was where you were before”…

My current state reminds me of how it felt when I first tried swimming in the deep end of the pool. I stood by the edge, staring at the water’s surface while my young swimming teacher was treading nearby, trying to goad me into the water with the sweetest sounding voice he could muster… And right now I feel like that toddler again, being told to leave my water wings at the edge, as I stare down into the olympic sized pool that is the “real world”.

What do I fear? To be honest, I’m scared of drowning. I’m scared of getting lost and not found ever again. I’m scared of ending my journey at some mediocre job, some place where I’m unhappy with everything I became. What’s even more scary is that when I come home, I’ll be physically surrounded by people who reached that end. No longer will I be with young hopeful dreaming artists, with this inspiring growing community.. I’m going to be home, where people feel trapped, and find joy by escaping rather than pursuing… 

The hardest part I think, is trying to convince myself that my dreams are possible and that failure is an inevitable stepping stone rather than an inevitable end. But can I do that on my own? We shall see.

loopdeloop-blog:

charleshuettner:

Most of the Late Night Work Club films are now online separately.  You can find them below:
I Will Miss You - by Dave Prosser with sound by Joseph Tate 
The Jump - by Charles Huettner
Mountain Ash - by Jake Armstrong & Erin Kilkenny with sound by David Kamp
Rat Trap - by Caleb Wood
Loose Ends - by Louise Bagnall with sound by Ross Stack
Asshole - by Conor Finnegan with sound by David Kamp
Post Personal - by Eamonn O’Neill with sound by David Kamp
Last Lives - by Scott Benson with sound by David Kamp
The American Dream by Sean Buckelew, Phantom Limb by Alex Grigg, and Ombilda by Ciaran Duffy can only be seen in the full anthology, for now.  https://vimeo.com/73554156
Theme and credits music by SCNTFC
LNWC final audio mix by David Kamp

Do yourself a favour and check out these most excellent short animations (if you haven’t already, of course!). SO much talent!

loopdeloop-blog:

charleshuettner:

Most of the Late Night Work Club films are now online separately.  You can find them below:

I Will Miss You - by Dave Prosser with sound by Joseph Tate

The Jump - by Charles Huettner

Mountain Ash - by Jake Armstrong & Erin Kilkenny with sound by David Kamp

Rat Trap - by Caleb Wood

Loose Ends - by Louise Bagnall with sound by Ross Stack

Asshole - by Conor Finnegan with sound by David Kamp

Post Personal - by Eamonn O’Neill with sound by David Kamp

Last Lives - by Scott Benson with sound by David Kamp

The American Dream by Sean Buckelew, Phantom Limb by Alex Grigg, and Ombilda by Ciaran Duffy can only be seen in the full anthology, for now.  https://vimeo.com/73554156

Theme and credits music by SCNTFC

LNWC final audio mix by David Kamp

Do yourself a favour and check out these most excellent short animations (if you haven’t already, of course!). SO much talent!

Redecorated. (at RISD Illustration Studies Building)

stephcanlasdesign:

I recently finished a silkscreen printing class, and I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the clean yet obviously handmade quality that it gives. Definitely would love to work in this medium more. Here’s a self portrait I whipped out with 4 colors.

new thingsss

Art blog? What? Yep. And it’s connected to my new and improved portfolio site. More things to come very very soon, too…

http://stephcanlasdesign.tumblr.com/

http://cargocollective.com/stephcanlas

drossoni:

AMAZING.

(Source: gameraboy)

therothwoman:

Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.

(Source: rouxx)

misandry-mermaid:

ellestanger:

cumber-hiddles:

scorpswimmer:

This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you

you do realize that this is really hurtful right?

i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself. 

to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.

Women aren’t born with makeup on, guy. Just like penises don’t circumcise themselves, and air conditioning isn’t ‘natural’. Makeup is no different than brushing your hair, or bubblegum. It’s elective. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re not very loved by the ladies.

Male logic:

  1. Treat makeup-less women like shit for looking “less attractive”
  2. Pressure women to wear makeup in order to receive basic respect
  3. Treat women like malicious liars for wearing the makeup they were told they HAD to wear
There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
handle.

Y.Z  (via fabulousbitch69)

(Source: rustyvoices)

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: “The Garden Collection” by Emily Blincoe (From: http://www.thesewoods.com/2013/08/the-garden-collection.html)

meganstuh:

Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies by Jenny Lewis

😍😍

(Source: bobbycaputo)

oh.

(Source: gingerbbatch)

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.

misterand:

Solange

(Source: effyeahsol-angel)

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