"A blithe, itchy eager state where the poem itself, the story itself is supreme"

— Sylvia Plath, from The Unabridged Journals by Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil (via the-final-sentence)

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gretchenandrew:

Artist: Gretchen Andrew (1988 - )
Title: Nothing But Flowers
Order:  7
Size: 24” X 36”
Painting Time: 2:01:28
Point of Departure: The wild flowers in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Story: In early summer the wild flowers at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, located across the canal from The White Building, were in full bloom.  I passed them each day walking to and from the gym in The Copper Box.  One day I brought my canvas outside to draw what I saw. 
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Process Documentation: Google Glass Art Video
Instagram Likes: 43

gretchenandrew:

Artist: Gretchen Andrew (1988 - )

Title: Nothing But Flowers

Order:  7

Size: 24” X 36”

Painting Time: 2:01:28

Point of Departure: The wild flowers in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Story: In early summer the wild flowers at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, located across the canal from The White Building, were in full bloom.  I passed them each day walking to and from the gym in The Copper Box.  One day I brought my canvas outside to draw what I saw.

Source Material

Process Documentation: Google Glass Art Video

Instagram Likes: 43

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"Although many writers had had periods of significant depression, mania, or hypomania, they were consistently appealing, entertaining, and interesting people. They had led interesting lives, and they enjoyed telling me about them as much as I enjoyed hearing about them. Mood disorders tend to be episodic, characterized by relatively brief periods of low or high mood lasting weeks to months, interspersed with long periods of normal mood (known as euthymia to us psychiatrists). All the writers were euthymic at the time that I interviewed them, and so they could look back on their periods of depression or mania with considerable detachment. They were also able to describe how abnormalities in mood state affected their creativity. Consistently, they indicated that they were unable to be creative when either depressed or manic."

The relationship between creativity and mental illness – a fascinating study based on writers from the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Kurt Vonnegut was among the subjects. (via theimperfectideal)

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"Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor,
for the eternal idleness of the imagined return…"

— Derek Walcott, from "Bleecker Street, Summer" (via weissewiese)

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"You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing."

— E.E. Cummings (via rabbitinthemoon)

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