# cortnan
# typography
# thank u for that swans. it made a big difference for me
a few months ago when I was pretty upset, one of my best buds (cortnan) gave me a really good pep talk. One of the things that really stuck with me from our conversation was these words: The first step is getting up. 
I thought they were so important that I decided to draw them out on a sticky note pretty much immediately after she said ‘em, and I’ve kept it by my bed ever since. When I have a hard time waking up in the morning, Swans’ words are there next to my alarm clock. the first step is getting up.

a few months ago when I was pretty upset, one of my best buds (cortnan) gave me a really good pep talk. One of the things that really stuck with me from our conversation was these words: The first step is getting up. 

I thought they were so important that I decided to draw them out on a sticky note pretty much immediately after she said ‘em, and I’ve kept it by my bed ever since. When I have a hard time waking up in the morning, Swans’ words are there next to my alarm clock. the first step is getting up.

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# fleet foxes
# typography
# someone you'd admire
# song lyrics
# these lyrics mean so much to me.
# and I've wanted to draw them for a long time
# I'm glad I did. it feels good to put them on paper
I walk with others in me yearning to get out;claw at my skin, and gnash their teeth, and shout.one of them wants only to be someone you’d admire;one would as soon just throw you on the fire.after all is said, and after all is done,god only knows which of them I’ll become

I walk with others in me yearning to get out;
claw at my skin, and gnash their teeth, and shout.
one of them wants only to be someone you’d admire;
one would as soon just throw you on the fire.

after all is said, and after all is done,
god only knows which of them I’ll become

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# typography
# robert frost
# stopping by woods on a snowy evening
# poetry
# took me long enough to get some good pics of this geez
# I wish I'd gotten more pics of the middle. what was I thinking
# can u tell I like stars and forests

quote from Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

the woods are lovely, dark, and deep / but I have promises to keep / and miles to go before I sleep / and miles to go before I sleep

around the holidays last year when I was back home from college, my mom asked me if I could do some chalkboard typography for her on this big, long chalkboard she has. I’d say the board is about 4 feet long?? it was quite a thing to work on and it was a lot of fun (even though the feeling of chalk on my fingers squicks me out a little). I got to choose the quote, with the guidelines of “something having to do with the woods or winter.”

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# SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO POST THIS CLAIRE oh my gosh I feel horrible
# finish each day and be done with it
# emerson
# ralph waldo emerson
# typography
# painting
# clerical-error
# Feel free to delete the comments below the quote if you want to

"Finish every day and be done with it.You have done what you could.Some blunders and absurditiesno doubt have crept in;forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;begin it well and serenelyand with too high a spiritto be cumbered withyour old nonsense.
This day is all that isgood and fair.It is too dear,with its hopes and invitations,to waste a moment on yesterdays.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

I keep forgetting to post this! This was a commission for tumblr user clerical-error that I finished around November of last year. This beautiful line was her senior quote in high school, and going into her senior year of college she wanted to have a piece centered around it (which I think is a really, really great idea). 

"Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.

This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

I keep forgetting to post this! This was a commission for tumblr user clerical-error that I finished around November of last year. This beautiful line was her senior quote in high school, and going into her senior year of college she wanted to have a piece centered around it (which I think is a really, really great idea). 

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# typography
# bioshock infinite
# will the circle be unbroken
# songbird
# bioshock
messin’ around with gold leaf & making myself sad about bioshock infinite

messin’ around with gold leaf & making myself sad about bioshock infinite

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# WIPs
# WIP
# Emerson
# quotes
# typography
inking inking inkiiiing 

(I successfully inked a circle freehand, I’m so proud of myself)

inking inking inkiiiing

(I successfully inked a circle freehand, I’m so proud of myself)

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# mumford and sons
# thistle and weeds
# typography
# song lyrics
# green
# painting
artistic-aviary:


Song lyrics from “Thistle & Weeds” by Mumford & Sons! Fullview here! 

This is pen, watercolor, and ink. I hope you all like it! ♥

artistic-aviary:

Song lyrics from “Thistle & Weeds” by Mumford & Sons! Fullview here

This is pen, watercolor, and ink. I hope you all like it! ♥

35 notes | 2 years ago | reblog
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