"have you considered that maybe i am not pleasant?

maybe i wear lipstick so that
you will see my pretty pink mouth
wrapping around a coffee cup lid
and be distracted enough not to notice
that i am intelligent and powerful;
a threat.

maybe i draw my brows into high arches
so you will look at my unimpressed skepticism
and overlook my spiteful glare
as a trick of my silly, girlish routine.

maybe i wear my heels so high and thin
so that i grasp your attention with the sway of my hips
as i listen to the click-clack-click against the floor
and know that if you should try to overpower me
i walk on sharpened knives.

maybe when i laugh at your worthless jokes
i am really baring my fangs
waiting patiently for the day
that i sink them into your neck.

i am not made of porcelain pleasantries;
you will find that these things are my armor
to keep you at a distance
so you do not step on me and shatter
my fragile control.

i am not a husk — i am not wilting.
i am turning my head
so that the fire blazing through my eyes
does not catch on the accelerant of your sweaty palms
and burn your bones to dust.

i am not your pretty girl;
i am a fury, a faerie, a phoenix —
a forest of werewolves and wendigos
that will carve out your chest
so that the next time i paint my pretty pink lips
i will taste the copper tang of your dying breaths."

R.K., I Am The Wolf Only Barely Contained

Hell yes, this fucking poem. So much fury and passion and sass.

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I just always need this on my blog.

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ART: Sky Art Illustrations by Thomas Lamadieu

Genius French artist Thomas Lamadieu has illustrated a series of scenes in the sky directly onto photographs of urban landscapes.

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"My first love
was some insignificant boy
when it should have been

Michelle K., First Love.

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total fuckin babe

Gimme ya freckles.

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Propagating Succulent by Leaf Cuttings and Beheading

If you caught my previous post, you know of my unsightly echeveria. Well, today was the day to give it a fresh start by creating little babies from it! This is my first time attempting to propagate by beheading the top of the plant so I followed Needs + Leaves guide (it’s an amazing post!).

Completely taking apart a succulent is so daunting, but I thought, what do I have to lose? Here’s what I did:

The Cutting:

  1. Took away all of the middle and bottom leaves by gently wiggling them side to side - they come off very easily!
  2. Sliced the remaining rosette off with a clean, sharp knife/shears
  3. Sliced a bit more of the stem because it’s so lengthy

The Initial Wait:

  • After removing all the leaves and the remaining rosette, I laid them on top of a bed of soil 
  • Waited a few days for the ends of the leaves and stem to callous over - usually if the leaves are removed cleanly, they don’t take longer to dry out, the stem may take a bit longer as the “wound” is larger

The Maintenance

  • Once everything is dry I leave my cuttings by the window with indirect sun
  • I mist lightly the cuttings twice a day (morning and night) though I know you can do it less if you water more thoroughly. My studio is very dry so I mist more but that’s just what I do

I’ll be posting progress photos at major milestones of this growth journey as they happen. Thank you to everyone who left tips on my last post with advice!

I’m going to do this soon with some of mine. They’re really ugly :(


Pencil Drawings by Paul Lung


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Vertical Garden

Very impressed! Growing squash vertically seems like it would be way hard considering their weight.


I threw up yellow bile this morning so I’m either v dehydrated or I haven’t eaten anything of substance lately or I haven’t eaten much at all.

Actually I’m pretty sure it’s all of that. Except I have no appetite and I think I might puke again if I eat anything that I have in my cupboard/fridge soooo looks like it’s bottles after bottles of water for me today.

But on the bright side I have at the very least the morning off [our receptionist called in sick today too so I offered to go in later if I was feeling better]. Too bad I had to wake up at 630 and shower all just to be back in bed.


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"Thanks to a generation of massive amounts of standardized testing, our students conceive education primarily as a tool for determining a ranking. The Obama administration’s policy is even called Race to the Top. We have the most read columnist in the country telling us how important it is to raise “standards” so our students don’t fall behind.
For our students’ entire lives we have communicated that the reason to learn things is not to fulfill curiosities, but to see where you stack up relative to others. Grades are no longer a proxy for learning, but a lap time determining how well they’re doing at achieving a secure financial future. Under this system, a “B” is genuine cause for distress. A “C” is a disaster that points towards a ruined life.
At the same time, we have made it increasingly difficult to pay for a genuine education. The burden of loans threatens to strangle adult lives before they really begin. It is now impossible to work your way through college. Concerns over even paying for college are also at an all-time high. We communicate that a college degree is more important than ever and then make it more difficult to achieve.
Students look at the larger culture and see not a ladder of opportunity, but a treadmill of obligation. No wonder they’re distressed."




Portland to B.C. - 35mm Outtakes

Location: Staircase Campground - Lake Cushman

Date: March 22nd, 2014

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