October 11, 2008

across her skirt and tinsel bodice

These self portraits {below} are a hint of whats to come. I have lots of ideas floating in my head and found lots of props in my basement.



Across the floor flits the mechanical toy,
fit for a king of several centuries back.
A little circus horse with real white hair.
His eyes are glossy black.
He bears a little dancer on his back.

She stands upon her toes and turns and turns.
A slanting spray of artificial roses
is stitched across her skirt and tinsel bodice.
Above her head she poses
another spray of artificial roses.
-From Cirue D'Hiver by Elizabeth Bishop





The drawings I do every year in math class are probably the reason I always end up with a C. But I just can't pay attention to sensible math talk.

I really really truly wish I could open my own school. It would be held in a perfectly disassembling old mansion and all the desks would be these gaudy old things from thrift stores and have little lamps on them. We would wander around outside reading Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Sara Teasdale, Robert Frost and loads of short stories. Some rich old woman would donate millions of dollars so we could get a school jet and then we would travel to India and Italy and Iceland and interview the people and learn about their culture.

And yes, I do think about this a lot.

29 comments:

Corie said...

i always love your photographs. :)

Sydney Speel said...

you always have such cool pictures!

Nice and Shiny said...

I'll be your fist pupil.
!
And since you don't like math, I'll take care of that, I'm awsome at math... well not really but I fake it well!
<3<3<3

Thea said...

I really do love the drawings! I love doing those, just a mish of everything!

michelle said...

I completely love the photos.
Your drawings are really good as well.. much better than the ones I do in class.

And I would definitely attend your school. You had me at the disassembling old mansion.

alice said...

I would love to go to that school!

Ella said...

Lovely pictures!
And math classes have a strangely creative effect on me, even though i am actually quite good at it...maybe division is fuel for inspiration?

yiqin; said...

Mmhmm I love the mask! & those sketches are awesome.

Nadja said...

Your photos are magical, they tell a story.

I also draw a lot during class;P

xoxo

Anna Pope said...

That mask is really amazing and cute!

marie s. l. said...

Oh, I can't wait to see those ideas come to life!
and I hope you open a school like that someday. that would be so awesome

Nay'Chelle said...

Cool drawings. I would definately attend your school.

donna AND navaz said...

I would pay to go to that school!
Nx

DaisyChain said...

You have such a fantastic talent for photography!

AsianCajuns said...

I would totally love to attend a school like that.

beccajanie said...

you always have amazing photos - that mask is so cool!

I also love your drawings! Math was never my forte either - always more artsy/musical/literature inclined.

the tea drinking english rose said...

aw, i cannot wait!
beautiful beautiful!

The Clothes Horse said...

The first image is my favorite. I need a mask to play with...reminds me of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" when Audrey steals the cat mask...

Raven said...

My daughter would attend your school :)

Once you open the school and all...

and once I have a daughter. :)

Angela said...

i would enroll into your school! i'm all for traveling and vintage things.

btw, i love your drawings and ideas ;)

The Paper Doll said...

Lovely pictures again - i did have a lovely weekend and hope you do too :)

Nadine said...

The mask is gorgeous and so are the pictures!

belle.chantelle said...

amazing photography
original sketches
you're just
too
freakin
awesome!

Anonymous said...

the photographs are lovely. :)
i bet it would be amazing to hang out with you.

Megan said...

Love your Free Peops!

XOXO
FP

Anonymous said...

WHAT HAPPEND TO THE TEEN VOGUE FORUM?

riley said...

those self portrait pictures are great. i concur about school.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

awesome first picture. I may have to draw it, or put it on my blog or something.

Kingshuk said...

Wow!! What a beautiful collection..luv them.