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.”
"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).
messin’ around with gold leaf & making myself sad about bioshock infinite
inking inking inkiiiing
(I successfully inked a circle freehand, I’m so proud of myself)