austinkleon:

A short film on Maira Kalman

Daydreaming is a function of the brain that’s an uncensored exploration, without controlling it, of ideas and emotions. Often, the best ideas, the smartest ideas, the most amazing ideas come from those moments when you’re not trying.

Filed under: Maira Kalman

rediscoveredbooks:

Tonight’s the night! Come down to Rediscovered Books at 7pm for local beer, local books, and a little history on Idaho breweries. FYI: we’re closing the store early at 6pm tonight for setup.

sarahseeandersen:

People are too talented sometimes.

austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing

austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:

Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.

More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing

explore-blog:

Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.

thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!

tamorapierce:

kissmylit:

Dear Alanna,

This wasn’t my first time visiting you. It wasn’t even my second or third. It’s strange for me to read your story because I actually met your daughter first. I already knew how things would end for you. I knew that you would one day find love and overcome your…

My life has such riches that come to me when I’m not even lookinng for them.  When I come here to goof off, and my Protestant-brainwashed self expects me to get punished for goofing off (it’s only 15 minutes, says I), and I see this.

Thank you, kissmylit.

I have cooler fans than anybody.

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

Beautiful read on why readers are, “scientifically,” the best people to date

Perhaps Kafka’s timeless contention that books are "the axe for the frozen sea inside us" applies equally to the frozen sea between us. 

(via explore-blog)

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